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AMSTRAD CPC FIRMWARE MANUAL written by Bob Taylor and Thomas Defoe compiled/archived by David Cantrell / John Kavanagh type of document: PDF. Amstrad CPC Manuel de l’utilisateur ()(AMSOFT)(FR) Amstrad CPC Manual del Usuario ()(AMSOFT)(ES)[revision ]. Amstrad CPC Manuel de l’utilisateur ()(AMSOFT)(FR) Collection amstradcpcmanuals; consolemanuals; manuals;.

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This is how keywords appear when a program is LISTed by the computer. My friend Dr Richard of brisbane parks fame pointed out that by reawakening such old neurons and marking them as new again, the brain is bound to believe that those memories are of very high importance and mark them as always hot. You will notice the main cursor has not moved, so there are now two cursors on the screen.

Rediscovering the Amstrad CPC May 25, australia[code]coloreducationhtmlit industryjavascriptlinguisticsmicrosofttddUX. There were 3 text modes, 80 characters x 25 lines – 40 x 25 and 20 x Their example builds on this code sample, which has a missing ‘r’ on line Just reviewing the book was a joy in itself. Important When you reach the right hand edge of the screen by entering 40 characters on a line, the next character will automatically appear on the following line at the left edge of the screen.

Here’s an excellent example:. The CPC was launched in It was sold with quite a good quality monitor monochrome green or color and a built-in 3″ floppy disk drive 2 x KB. The more I got into it, the more I enjoyed it. Since opening at the end ofover 5, children have visited the Centre. To correct the second mistake, hold down [SHIFT] and press the cursor up key until the copy cursor appears over the very beginning of line Whoever said “nostalgia isn’t what it used to be” must’ve been one of those filthy Commodore 64 programmers, I guess.


There’s another awesome tip on detecting errors in your code. These days it’s all “merge this, rebase that, man page if you don’t grok” and the eyes are left spinny.


Consider this startling example of using ‘ the copy cursor ‘ to correct a typo. I was surprised at how much I’d forgotten, but equally surprised at how ready those memories were to spring back into place. A sub-routine written from lines to can be called by: I’ve had some recent fun building simple programs on the Amstrad emulators but there’s too much to cover here.

Amstrad CPC Manuals

Now press the space bar once. This exhibit has a reference ID of CH The serial number is and this system was kindly donated by Benn Reynolds. Our unit is complete with software and manual. Join our Mailing List by adding your akstrad address below and be kept up to date with lots of information including: Copy Cursor Method The copy cursor is another cursor in addition to the one already on the screen which comes into view when amsstrad hold down [SHIFT] and press one of the cursor keys.

Now press the [COPY] key until the copy cursor is positioned over the space between ‘you’ and ‘name’. You will notice that line 10 is being re-written on the last line and the main cursor stops at the same place as the copy cursor. The serial number is and this system was kindly donated by Benn Reynolds Manufacturer: It had almost all the same features as theexcept having k of memory.

It then detaches manjal from the main cursor and can then be moved around the screen independently. Now press the [COPY] key until the whole of line 10 is copied.

Amstrad CPC6128 Manuel de l’utilisateur (1985)(AMSOFT)(FR)

So now it’s likely I’ll never forget Amstrad Basic again. Web Design by Pure Energy. The main cursor has moved but the copy cursor stayed where it was.

And it recurs throughout the early chapters of the book, as they explicitly tell you where to hit return in case you’ve miraculously forgotten. One intriguing idea from the Amstrad, which seems to have been abandoned by the side of the information highway, is ‘ the copy cursor ‘.

Please be assured that any amount you feel able to donate will make an immediate and significant impact. A space wiil be inserted on the bottom line. These children deserve a space which is engaging and instructive, where they can feel a sense of adventure, exploration and surprise!


In general it is preferable that you type instructions or programs using lower case small letters, since it will help you spot typing mistakes when LISTing the program – because the mis-typed BASIC keyword will NOT be converted to upper case. I find something adorable in their vociferous way cc describing the technique. Always bear manuzl mind when writing sub-routines, that you do not necessarily have to Jump into’ the sub-routine at the same point, i.

The trick is to write your code in lowercase and see that the interpreter finds your keywords and shifts them to uppercase:. Flicking through this magnificent compendium has sent me on a serious nostalgia trip.

But software quality assurance and refactoring magic aren’t just left up to the wonderous copy cursor. They lead to ‘structured’ programs, and develop good programming habits.

The amount colors available were dependent on the video mode in use. Like theonly 42 Kb could be accessed, the upper 64 Kb were used as a RAM disk or to store data. The copy cursor disappears and the main cursor positions itself under the new line 1 0. The modern age is all too brief in its belting-around-the-headedness-about-the-simple-things.

They only stop adding the word [RETURN] when they get up to teaching you about the return keyword used after a gosubfor awesome fun times. It wasn’t long before I downloaded an Amstrad emulator or two and began to relive some of the programming fun of Amstrad Basic. The computer does this automatically for you, and will react to an unwanted [RETURN] by printing an error message – usually a Syntax erroreither there and then, or when the program is run.