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The creator of the Logo Language Seymour Papert dies At 88

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Logo is a programming language (logo history, a dialect of LISP) which can be found on Amstrad CPC 664 and 6128 on its CP/M disks. His creator the professor Emeritus Seymour Papert dies at 88 (other authors of logo : Daniel G. Bobrow, Wally Feurzeig and Cynthia Solomon).

Another article on Seymour Papert.

By the way, the LEGO company named its Mindstorms robotics kits in recognition of Seymour Papert's seminal book : Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas (ISBN 978-0465046744).




SDCC v3.6.0 (C programming for Amstrad CPC) on PC

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A new release candidate of the ANSI-C compiler SDCC v3.6.0 is available for download.

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Golden Tails by Juan Martinez (Reidrac), an Amstrad CPC platform game

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Golden Tails is a mostly finished platform game for Amstrad CPC by Juan Martinez (Reidrac). The game is inspired by Japanese folklore.

Game screenshots are available on CPCWiki (see link below).

Juan is also the author for Amstrad CPC of The return of Traxtor and Space pest control.

ALl three games are powered by cpcrslib by Artaburu and PSG Player by WYZ.



ACE v1.12, an Amstrad CPC emulator for MorphOS by Philippe Rimauro (Offset)

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ACE v1.12 by Philippe Rimauro is an Amstrad CPC emulator for MorphOS.

This new version fixes some issues in CRTC emulation (mostly on CRTC 0/2 since CRTC 1/3/4 are already almost perfect 8) ). It also extends the plugins API and comes with new plugins for mice and joysticks.

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RGAS v1.2.1 by Lachlank (Development for CPC on PC)

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Retro Game Asset Studio (RGAS) v1.2.1 by Lachlank is the next evolution of Amsprite (now defunct). Using .NET, you can create graphics, sound/music levels for Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64.

New features :

  • Check for newer versions at startup
  • Export level to bitmap
  • Level designer list now supports same functions as sprite list (copy, re-order etc).
  • Option to generate level data in RLE (Run Length Encoding) format
  • Option to output width/height bytes at beginning of sprite data (supports 8BP library/framework 8 bits de poder)


New version of the CPC assembler Dorgams

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Dorgams is an assembler in ROM for Amstrad CPC, created by Madram, Drill and Hicks. A new version is available.

The documentation in french and english is available on Dorgams' wiki.



Heroes Rescue, a new Amstrad CPC platform game on 13th August

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Heroes Rescue is a new game which will be released in two days on 13th August. It is coded by Javy Fernandez (Defecto Digital Studios).

There will be 20 levels :

  • 5 levels TMNT
  • 5 levels Marvel
  • 5 news levels the Simpsons
  • 5 news levels Futurama


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