Thanks to CPCLER, we now have a better overview of the Denmark's CPC activities ! Have a read on the article here.
When I got back into CPC programming in 2008, I wondered at the time how could I achieve to create a slow graphical effect (taking several VBLs) without caring about the music needing to be replayed 50 times per second. The solution of course was to use interrupts, and this is what this new article is aimed at ! (also added in Articles section).
As usual, I absolutely don't consider myself as an expert, so please if you find mistakes or have suggestions I would be glad to complete the article with your input !
For years, I used poor memory design scheme with my programs to adress the extended 64Kb of RAM - it was time to learn more about other available options. This article will let programmers understand the benefits of using &C1, &C2 and &C3 modes of the Gate Array. You can read it here (also added in Articles section).
Paul Kooistra, also known as Axelay, is the author of Star Sabre (2007, 2009 for the 128Kb-version), Dead On Time (2010) and Sub Hunter (2011). He is one of the most productive game programmer for the Amstrad CPC these days. I was curious to know more about him, and he kindly accepted to answer my questions ! Have a good time reading this.
Thanks to both mr_lou and Cholo, there are now news from Denmark. I personally never thought there were active people there (even in the past) with Amstrad CPCs ! Check out their inputs in the updated article.
Many thanks to Optimus for reporting me some badly generated code when dealing with AND logic-operation. You can download latest version here.
The article has been updated. Thanks to Metr, ervin and Amstari for their participation !
Thanks to DadMan's input we now have news from Spain ! :) Check it here.
I usually don't give personal news related to my private life. But this one has a direct consequence on this website : my second child is born yesterday ! It does not mean the end of my CPC activities, it simply means my spare time is going to be dramatically reduced during the next coming days/weeks/months. For the best times of my life, of course ! :)
While I was personally writing to my friends Octoate, arnoldemu and Optimus, I actually realized I did not know nothing about the state of the Amstrad CPC community in their respective countries. So I asked them to write few words about it and they kindly accepted ! On top of that, I also wrote few words about the CPC community in France and Canada... you can discover the big picture here. Please note that if your country is not listed in the article (Spain, Australia...) I would love receiving your input and complete the article. You can personally contact me here.