Jul 082017
 

Hot on the heels of a new release of Cyborg, which was written using the AMCOG Development Kit, AMCOG Games has released an updated version of the Kit itself, with version 1.03 having been made available yesterday.

The aim of the package is to make it simpler for people to get into writing games for RISC OS, using BBC BASIC. As such, the central core of the kit is a library of BASIC functions that cover sprite plotting, error handling, screen transitions, MP3 playback, and much more. There is also a ’tile’ library, proving a general game engine for tile-based games, and another covering sound – and sound support also benefits from the inclusion of AMCOG’s virtual sound chip, RDSP. Continue reading »

Jan 202017
 

But cover up any private bits!

RISCOS FRIn yet another BASIC-based initiative on the part of David Feugey’s RISC OS FR, a tailored edition of the latest Desktop Development Environment from RISC OS Open Ltd is on offer to people who want to get into BASIC programming, for the grand price tag of zero pounds, zero pence1, and one screenshot of your RISC OS desktop. Continue reading »

 January 20, 2017  Posted by  Programming Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Apr 232015
 

Announcement from Andrew Rawnsley, 23rd April, 2015.

We are pleased to announce another new !Store digital release – the Wimp Programming Suite, for just £9.99. Designed as a useful suite of software and documentation for desktop programmers of novice to fairly advanced level, the Suite is available now. Continue reading »
 April 23, 2015  Posted by  Programming Tagged with: , , ,
Jan 302015
 

TBX is a library from Alan Buckley, designed to help with the development of Toolbox-based applications for RISC OS using C++. The library comes with a user guide and reference documentation, and as well as the library itself, there are additional downloads available featuring examples of the library in use, including a program to help produce skeleton projects. Continue reading »

 January 30, 2015  Posted by  Programming Tagged with: , , , ,
Jan 142015
 

Start singing programming for your supper Pi

David Feugey, who hosts and serves up the French language website RISCOS.fr using a Raspberry Pi, has announced the site’s first programming contest – to write something in BBC BASIC, the programming language that is included in the ROM image of all versions of RISC OS, as well as Arthur (ostensibly RISC OS 1) and the ROMs of Acorn’s older 8-bit computers, going all the way back to the very first BBC computer. Continue reading »

 January 14, 2015  Posted by  Programming Tagged with: , , , , ,
Mar 232013
 

It’s BASIC, Jim, but not as we know it.

Chris Gransden, who has ported a number of emulators and games to RISC OS, has been busy again. In December, he released a test version of XAMOS [direct download], ported to RISC OS after it was suggested on the RISC OS Open forums.

Originally published by Europress Software and developed by François Lionet and Constantin Sotiropoulos, AMOS BASIC was a version of the BASIC language for the Commodore Amiga home computer, Continue reading »

 March 23, 2013  Posted by  Programming Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Sep 162012
 

DrWimpC is in the house

Peter Miller has released a new development tool for C programmers using RISC OS 4 or higher.

The software, explains Peter, is intended as “an application creation and development tool for WIMP applications written using the C programming language” and is the result of some discussions Peter had with the late Ray Favre, who looked after the DrWimp BASIC library from 1999 until his death in 2010, having taken it over from Andrew Ayre who originally developed and maintained it from 1995 until 1999. The developer explains that his original plan was to develop his own C programming tool, but agreed with Ray that it might be useful for others and would therefore release something to the community. Continue reading »

 September 16, 2012  Posted by  Programming Tagged with: , , , , ,