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Barbarian 1987 the PC remake now on ... Atari Jaguar and Sega Dreamcast

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In 2012 a PC remake (written in basic : QB64) of a classic Barbarian 1987 by F.L.

It was ported later on the Sega Genesis and PC Engine, and today also on the Atari Jaguar and the Sega Dreamcast.

screen of the Barbarian amstrad cpc game











Barbarian 1987 the PC remake now on ... PC Engine

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In 2012 a PC remake (written in basic : QB64) of a classic Barbarian 1987 by F.L.

Two years later, it was out for the Sega Genesis, and now for the PC Engine using the HUC C compilator !

screen of the Barbarian amstrad cpc game




Vasm v1.7h, a portable and retargetable assembler, can compile Z80 assembler, but not only

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Vasm v1.7h is a compilator for several platforms :

  • Unix
  • AmigaOS 68020
  • Atari MiNT 68020
  • MorphOS
  • AmigaOS4
  • PowerUp
  • Atari TOS 68000
  • WarpOS
  • Windows

And of course, it can compile Z80 assembler, but it's not the only processor it can manage.



A space invaders with a few lines of basic and 8BP, a RSX library for Amstrad CPC

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Jose Javier Garcia Aranda wrote a new example for his RSX library 8BP v27 (8bits de poder : 8bits of power), it's a clone of Space invaders in a few lines of basic.



CPC Basic 3, an IDE for writing locomotive basic programs and compiles them in Z80 asm

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CPC Basic 3 is an integrated environment for developing programs for Amstrad CPC. It works on Windows, Linux (Mono) and Mac OS (Wine).

CPC Basic function is to allow input and editing a program and compile it to to generate the necessary machine code and run it on a Amstrad CPC computer or an emulator.

Programs are written in Basic language based on Locomotive Basic with a number of differences required because it is a compiler and optimize the speed of code produced.



8BP v027, a RSX library to develop Amstrad CPC games in Basic

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Jose Javier Garcia Aranda has written a new version of 8BP v27 (8bits de poder : 8bits of power), a RSX library for writing Amstrad CPC games in basic (26 Kb max). You can download 8bp on github.

This v27 version has 2 new features :

  • RINK RSX for ink animation
  • change state for sprites (badly translated from spanish)


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