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Purebasic for Amiga Syntax Highlighter

Last week, with a group of friends examined different development possibilities for Amiga. We were searching for small footprint (low memory usage) soultions. Then we stumbled upon -now deprecated version of- purebasic.

It worked and performed fine, yet developing under winuae with 25 year old environment was pain in the ass.

Then I decided to create a PureBasic Amiga syntax highligter for notepad++. It includes all documented commands for Amiga version of Purebasic 4.00.

Download Purebasic Amiga UDL XML file

To use this file, goto notepad++, Languages > Define Your Language > Import… and select provided xml file. RESTART notepad++ before use.

Ufuk Metin’s Flagmania (made between 1988-1995)

Flagmaina is a breed between snake and labyrinth. You control smiley character, once you move out of a block you cannot go back and it’s marked as gray. You have to collect all the flags and proceed to exit (E).

it’s a fun little game but it has only one level, and the title page mentions “when it’s finished, it will have 50 levels in total”. Yet another game idea went to bust.

Download here (9kb c64 prg file)

 

More screenshots may be viewed in Turkish language version of this post.

Ufuk Metin’s Master Tetris (1995)

Master Tetris is a unfinished tetris clone from “Accuracy Arts” which is a faux-company/Group created by Ufuk Metin.

The game features smooth scrolling tetris blocks, and stats display and very playable. But the game cannot keep scores and will crash on game over. Other than that level progression works.

I can see the atari’s arcade tetris influence on this game.

You can find more info and more screenshots on Turkish version of this post.

download the game (19kb c64 prg file)

An alternative screen grabber: pirateScreenShot

Pirate Screen Shot (PSS) is a screenshot tool for happy pirates. It may be used to create series of screenshots, for example, online presentations, books or parts of a website.

PSS can remember areas of screen to capture, can click buttons to turn or scroll the page. It has a very simple scripting language to create batch captures.

Do not use this tool to create illegal backups of ebooks. To prevent hi-quality copying, this tool only saves screengrabs as JPG images.

Download here 150kb Windows Portable Exe File

(.net framework 4 installation may be required for older operating systems)

 

If you need help using PSS, please leave a comment.

 

Basinc Minor update, Version 1.72

This is a minor update for basinc. It fixes one bug and adds a new feature.

This package needs main basinc 1.70 pre-installed on your system. Just overwrite old basinc.exe with this new executable file.

Download 1.72 update package   1.3MB Zip Archive

1.70 -> 1.72
Added: -dumptxt commandline parameter. Extracts and saves BASIC portion of the program. Usage: basinc <filename> -dumptxt
Added: 4x,5x,6x font sizes for hi-dpi non-zoomed screens.
Fixed: variables with 90ish numbers like a91, b95 weren’t properly tokenized.

BasinC Version 1.7

Here is a better basinc 1.7. Again, this is NOT alpha. Please update your basinC.

Download BasinC V1.7 (~3.5MB zip file)

Do not merge old basinc folder with this one. Create a clean folder for this version to work.

If you desperately need your old preferences, just rename your old basin.ini file as basinC.ini and copy it into new basinc 1.7 folder. Basinc will upgrade your ini file as it exits. Some of your preferences may be lost in the process.

 

// BasinC v1.7 20.11.2017

// Added new toolbar buttons
// Added toggle breakpoint navigation buttons (see view menu)
// Added auto backup feature. Basinc saves your work in the background every 3 minutes.
// it keeps 10 copies going back up to 30 minutes in /autoback folder.
// To turn this feature off, use: Options > Filing > Auto Backup
// Changed – Basinc now requires basinC.bin and basinC.ini rather than old basin.ini.

BasinC 1.7a

 

This release is an untested alpha release (ok, actually, every basin release might be marked as Alpha).

Not worth for 1.7 glory, you may see some icons missing and some functionalities reduced because I planned to make them better, yet failed to complete all the work. Basinc demands more time that I don’t have.

The project is not abandoned. V1.7 will hit the sinclair basic scene someday in the future 😀

btw. I can accept fancier toolbar icons. Comment or email me if you are interested.

Yours truly,
Arda

DOWNLOAD: Basinc1.7a 3.3MB Zip File

(basinC now has an official non-alpha 1.7 release. Please download it from this link:
http://arda.kisafilm.org/blog/?p=1230&lang=en

Here is the tiny list of update history:

Continue reading BasinC 1.7a

SnapToTap 2.4 update

Snaptotap is *the* converter for Zx Spectrum snapshot formats for modern day user.

Snap to tap converts your zx spectrum memory images into standard code blocks where you can then load from *any* source and resume your zx spectrum program from where you left.

As they are ready to run, compressed and auto-decompressing memory images, you can transfer code blocks to/from +3 disk images, sdcards, over serial network connections, tapes, microdrives or any other media.

The only downside is this method only works for 48k images for now.

SnapToTap Version 2.4 Windows Binary Portable release (no installation required)
Download (220kb zip file)

Here is a tutorial converting a SNA snapshot into +3 disk image:
Watch tutorial (11MB xvid codec avi file)

Also, please read “usage.txt” file inside the archive.

For technical description please see the old version enrty:

Zx Spectrum’da SNA to Tap converter

 

Happy transferring!

Ref.

CSV to MediaWiki as different pages utility

 

Recently we got into a translating gaming terms into Turkish. As I was setting up a wiki, one of my collegues prepared a wordlist on a spreadsheet. When it was time to import them into the wiki, I realized there is no free alternatives around, so I made one myself.

This program is completely freeware, yet simple.

It takes your csv file, and your wiki page template, and puts them together with a simple replace operation into an mediaWiki compatible XML import file.

Happy wikiing 😀

Download Csv2Wiki (16kb Windows Exe – Requires .net 4.0 Framework)