2Jun/140

ANN: Tipshop updated Sunday, 01 June 2014

posted by TecSoft


The Tipshop site was updated again. Full list of changes you can read at the World Of Spectrum.

The Tipshop aims to be the site for hints, tips, maps, cheats, hacks, pokes - anything that will help you play Spectrum and SAM games.

Database size: 18350 entries for 4887 games.

29May/140

Pro-DOS v2.0 (CP/M 2.2) Released [SAM Coupé]

posted by TecSoft

The new version by Chris Pile now finished and Steve (SPT) has kindly provided a permanent home for it on his Pro-DOS website. You can grab a copy of v2.0 here.

Here is a list of "highlights" taken from the updated user manual:

— Better CP/M 2.2 compatibility
— Up to eight simultaneously visible disk drives - Drives A: through to H:
— CompactFlash support using the ATOM-Lite (right-hand drive bay)
— Dual CF adapter support in the ATOM-Lite - seen as two separate drives
— MMC/SD/SDHC flash support using Quazar's Trinity Ethernet Interface
— 100% compatible with the AL-Patch format used by AL-Pro-DOS v1.9
— Pro-DOS can optionally boot from its own format 720k CP/M disks
— If your SAM has an AL-BOOT ROM Pro-DOS can also boot from CF cards
— Up to 64-Gigabytes (65535 logical disks) on CF/MMC/SD/SDHC cards
— Will use any external RAM packs to provide up to four 1MB RAM Drives
— Improved performance, with particular attention paid to screen output
— More accurate Heath/Zenith H19/Z19/DEC VT52 terminal emulation
— Better command-line editing functions
— Command-line can accept user areas - so DIR A4:*.COM is valid
— Can simultaneously change drives and user areas at the command prompt
— MS-DOS-like command history buffer for the eight most recent commands
— Retro green-screen look with funky flashing cursor - changeable of course!
— Will save/restore your chosen screen colours to/from the Trinity EEPROM
— System bell sound makes a better "ding" and no longer pauses the system
— The DIR command now outputs in alphabetically sorted columns
— Better memory use to allow v2.0 to retain v1.9's internal RAM Drive sizes
— A large (63238 byte) Transient Program Area for external programs
— The separate system files disk used by v1.9 is no longer required
— All system files are pre-installed to the internal RAM Drive at boot
— COPY and DUMP commands are now built-in, and not external programs
— All internal commands accept wildcards, including REName and COPY
— Ability to software-swap a pair of drives, so A: can be B: and vice versa
— FATREAD.COM for importing files from PC formatted FAT12/16/32 media

20Mar/142

Slow Motion by D.T.A. Software Studio [SAM Coupé]

posted by TecSoft

Another Forever 2014 demo, not shown because of hardware problems.

Download it at the Pouet.net.

20Mar/142

Sam Can Do It Too! [SAM Coupé]

posted by TecSoft

Sam Coupe 512k.

Idea & code: Sir David.
Gfx: Ziutek/ESI, Sir David.
Music: Yerzmyey/HPRG.

Download the demo.

10Nov/130

SAMdisk 3.7

posted by Vinnny

Simon Owen выложил обновлённую версию утилиты SAMdisk. Это утилита под Windows/MacOSX/Linux для копирования файлов с реальных дискет в образы и обратно. Поддержано более трёх десятков форматов образов.

6Nov/130

ANN: Tipshop updated Thursday, 31 October 2013

posted by TecSoft

TheTipshop
The Tipshop site was updated again. Full list of changes you can read at the World Of Spectrum.

The Tipshop aims to be the site for hints, tips, maps, cheats, hacks, pokes - anything that will help you play Spectrum and SAM games.

Database size: 18133 entries for 4803 games.

4Oct/130

Tipshop Updated Thursday, 03 October 2013

posted by TecSoft

TheTipshop
Today, The Tipshop site was updated. Full list of changes you can read at the World Of Spectrum.

The Tipshop aims to be the site for hints, tips, maps, cheats, hacks, pokes - anything that will help you play Spectrum and SAM games.

Database size: 18111 entries for 4791 games.

29Sep/130

Coming Soon: Carpet Capers [SAM Coupé]

posted by TecSoft

The story:
After amassing a huge deficit, the evil Sultan has increased the levy on imported cheese, driving many cheese sellers underground. There is now a gap in the market ripe for exploitation! Don your robes, fill up your cab and get cheese smuggling...err taxiing... for fun and profit!

Read more on blackjet.co.uk.

31Jul/130

Tipshop updated Wednesday, 31 July 2013

posted by TecSoft

TheTipshop
Today, The Tipshop site was updated. Full list of changes you can read at the World Of Spectrum.

The Tipshop aims to be the site for hints, tips, maps, cheats, hacks, pokes - anything that will help you play Spectrum and SAM games.

Database size: 18061 entries for 4772 games.

26Apr/135

SAM Revival Issue 24 Now Out!

posted by TecSoft

sr24
Inside issue 24:

- 40 pages packing in the news from around the SAM Coupé Scene.
- What happened to Sandman's Shadow - information, screenshots and sketches from Gordon Wallis about the point-and-click adventure game he was developing back in 1992.
- Developer Diary - Lots of info from SAM developers featuring a Space Invaders Arcade Machine Emulator (Simon Owen), Wubtris + more (Rob Evans).
- Coupe Correspondence - lots of readers letters.
- SAM Comment - kicking around some potential new projects for the SAM Coupe.

On the coverdisk you'll find the full game 'The Witching Hour' by John Vincent (who also painted the fab cover artwork for the magazine too!) There's also the preview demo 'Minutes Before The Witching Hour'.

Issue 24 of SAM Revival cost £4.99 (including UK postage) or £6.99 (including EU postage). Order now!

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26Mar/130

SAM Videos on YouTube

posted by TecSoft

Nick Humphries sorted out an audiovideo-capture setup combined with SimCoupe to produce a set of videos which are the highlights of his memories of being a SAM user from the (almost) very start, right up to SAMCo going under.

You can find the YouTube Playlist at YouTube.

There should be something for everyone there.

23Mar/131

New Demo for SAM Coupé

posted by TecSoft

newdemosamDavid Brant released the demo that he did a while ago. It's based on Colin Piggot's Fido demo. But uses external memory for extra speed and 1 pixel scroll. It was going to be in his mag but don't think it's going to happen.

He wrote it to show how to get the most from JAM Assembler. It works with only internal memory as well.

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19Mar/135

Shadebobs Show by Sir David [SAM Coupé]

posted by TecSoft

ShadSAMStrictly speaking, the demo was released in 2008, but officially published at Pouet.net just a month ago.

Enjoy another nice SAM release.

Code: Sir David.
Music: Ziutek/E.S.I.

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19Mar/132

Short Oldskool Demo by Sir David [SAM Coupé]

posted by TecSoft

SAMdemoGreat news that at Forever 14 for the first time we had a real Sam Coupe contribution,
which even won the "Other 8bit demo" category".

The name is "Short Oldskool Demo" and was done by Sir David.

It can be downloaded at http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=61145.

1Dec/122

Brand New Game: Dave Infuriators [SAM] by BlackJet

posted by nix./site

ScreenieDave Infuriators, a Speccy game that was covered here recently, was ported to SAM Coupe by its' author. If you're interested, make sure you visit this site in order to download the game.

9Sep/120

Tipshop updated Sunday, 09 September 2012

posted by news

TheTipshop
Today, The Tipshop site was updated. Full list of changes you may check at the World Of Spectrum.

The Tipshop aims to be the site for hints, tips, maps, cheats, hacks, pokes - anything that will help you play Spectrum and SAM games.

Database size: 17409 entries for 4581 games.