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Fourth alpha of the soundtrakker for PC Arkos Tracker by Targhan (Arkos)

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Targhan has released Arkos Tracker v2.0.0a4 for linux, windows and mac.

Arkos Tracker V2.0.0a4 released! (01/11/18)
Finally! After 5 months of work, here is it. It includes some cool features, such as:

Breaking changes:
- The Z80 assembler target now Rasm (by Roudoudou). Minimum effort are needed to convert them to SJasmPlus though.
This was required to implement the player configuration feature (see below) in a better way.
Please check the "players" page on the website to find tricks on how to use it on any assembler.

New features:
- Copy/cut/paste in the Pattern Viewer.
- Added a contextual menu in the Pattern Viewer.
- Changes in the keyboard shortcuts in the Pattern Viewer (transpose, octave, instrument, solo, mute, etc.).
- Added an Arpeggio Generator in the Pattern Viewer. Enter notes, select them, right-click and generate an arpeggio from them!
- UI changes:
- Changed the location of the Meters, now besides the Linker. More space!
- Changed the layout of some pop-ups to make them more small-screen friendly.
- Player configuration:
- "Player configuration" source files can be created when exporting songs or sound effects.
Using such files, the players only compile what the songs require (CPU and memory gain!).
- Done for AKG and its sound effect player.
- Done for Lightweight and its sound effect player.
- Done for AKY (Z80 version only, "normal" version (accurate/stable not done)).
- Song optimizer: on export, the Songs are more optimized (will introduce "clean song" options in the UI in later releases).
- Added a Vortex Tracker 2 import (.VT2/.txt).
- Added a Chip'n'Sfx import (.CHP).
- YM Analyser tool: load and play YMs, extract sounds from them.
- YM are now exported with digidrums.
- Atari ST:
- The AKY Player has been converted to 68000 for Atari ST, by GGN. A huge thanks to him!
- Added an option in the AKY export to encode all label references relative to the beginning of the song (useful for Atari ST players).
- Sample export:
- Added a fade out option to prevent clicks, for non-looping sounds. It can go to 0 of to the middle value.
- The padding value can also be 0, or the middle value.
- Added an option to export only the necessary length.
- Source profile:
- Added a mnemonic for strings.

Bug fixes:
- Corrected a big bug when inserting/deleting an item in Speed/Event Tracks (the wrong track could be changed).
- Corrected a source compilation problem when exporting samples in AKG format (thanks Hicks).
- Corrected a bug making the "export samples" dialog disabled, if in AKG/RAW export, export samples was off.
- Corrected a bug with the "source to Orgams" Python converter (thanks Hicks).
- Improved/corrected how the Retrig in instruments is exported (AKG, Lightweight, sound effects).
- Corrected a small UI bug about the selection when collapsing tracks.
- Corrected how the PSGs are addressed on SpecNext (stereo wrongly applied) (thanks Emook).
- Limited the export binary to 4 digits (#ffff) max. Handled correctly out-of-bounds assembling.





RASM v0.102 by Roudoudou, an assembler/disassembler (multi platform) for Amstrad CPC

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The last version of RASM is v0.102 (15th October 2018). This multi platform assembler/disassembler (linux, windows, but not only like MorphOS on Amiga) let you program for Amstrad CPC.

The online documentation is available.

  • bugfix 'BREAKPOINT adress' export
  • bugfix default limit of 65535
  • bugfix limit autotest
  • bugfix path simplification for dependencies export
  • bugfix memory leak when using (VOID) with macro
  • new math function to get a random value


Makecart by Kevin Thacker to add a ROM to an Amstrad CPC+ cartridge

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Makecart by Kevin Thacker is an utility to add ROM(s) to an Amstrad CPC+ cartridge image.



Source code of the Telnet by Duke for the wifi M4 Board (and SymTel for SymbOS)

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Duke wrote a telnet program for the wifi M4 board, whose sources are now available since the start of August.

To compile the source with RASM (Windows), here are the how-to.

The source code of SymTel for SymbOS is also available.




RASM v0.97 by Roudoudou, an assembler/disassembler (multi platform) for Amstrad CPC

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The last version of RASM is v0.97 (27th July 2018). This multi platform assembler/disassembler (linux, windows, but not only like MorphOS on Amiga) let you program for Amstrad CPC.

The online documentation is available.

  • bugfix conditionnal code inhibition with macro declaration
  • better alias infinite recursivity detection


iMPdraw v2 by AST/Imp4ct soon released

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Released in April 2016, iMPdraw v1.2 is the last version of this Amstrad CPC painting program by AsT.

The version 2 showed at the meeting Reset #30 with fullscreen mode and Amstrad CPC+ support, will be soon released.

Other painting program exists : GOS (CPC+ only) and Claudia (CPC and CPC+).



RASM v0.90 by Roudoudou, an assembler/disassembler (multi platform) for Amstrad CPC

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The last version of RASM is v0.90 (27th June 2018). This multi platform assembler/disassembler (linux, windows, but not only like MorphOS on Amiga) let you program for Amstrad CPC.

The online documentation is available.

The french video is about the new features of RASM.




iMPdraw v2 by AST/Imp4ct showed at the Amstrad CPC meeting Reset 30

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Released in April 2016, iMPdraw v1.2 is the last version of this Amstrad CPC painting program by AsT.

The version 2 will be showed at the meeting Reset #30 with fullscreen mode and Amstrad CPC+ support.

Other painting program exists : GOS (CPC+ only) and Claudia (CPC and CPC+).



RASM v0.86 by Roudoudou, an assembler/disassembler (multi platform) for Amstrad CPC

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The last version of RASM is v0.86 (27th April 2018). This multi platform assembler/disassembler (linux, windows, but not only like MorphOS on Amiga) let you program for Amstrad CPC.



iMPdos Public Edition v1.17 for the X-Mass mass storage card by AST/iMPACT

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iMPdos Public Edition v1.17 by AST/iMPACT is available, a ROM for using the X-Mass extension card made by Toto. It must be installed as ROM 1 to 6, before the ROM 7 ! When the ROM is installed, iMPdos detects the X-Mass and format it. Dont forget to use the |hlp command for documentation.




WIP IMPDOS by AST, an Amstrad CPC ROM for the XMASS mass storage extension card

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CubeIOS is out, but AST is still working on his ACMEDOS replacement : IMPDOS for the mass storage extension card XMASS.



New version 130318b of YANCC by SOS for the XMASS extension card

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A new version of YANCC (Yet Another Norton Command Clone) is available (130318b). It's a text interface to manage your files on the X-Mass and the AcmeDOS ROM with an interface which looks like norton commander or midnight commander).

  • Fixed Unwanted starts of YANCC during Warm-Reset (e. g. Monty on the Run)
  • In rare circumstances, some files are copied empty.
  • In rare circumstances, the ROM-Init of YANCC makes nonsense... (e.g. in "12 Lost Souls")
  • CubeIOS bugfix

It's this new version which is needed if you want to use the new ROM CubeIOS which replaces ACMEDOS.



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