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The serial number is and this system was kindly donated by Benn Reynolds Manufacturer: The book takes you through every aspect of the computer, the hardware, the operating system, and two programming languages BASIC and Logo. Like theonly 42 Kb could be accessed, the upper 64 Kb were used as a RAM disk or to store data.
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. The trick is to write your code ccpc lowercase and see that the interpreter finds your keywords and shifts them to uppercase:.
Amztrad will notice the main cursor has not moved, so there are now two cursors on the screen. Now type in the letter ‘r’. Whoever said “nostalgia isn’t what it used to be” must’ve been one of those filthy Commodore 64 programmers, I guess. Join our Mailing List by adding your email address below and be kept up to date with lots of information including: 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 manaul those memories are of very high importance and mark them as always hot.
Now press the space bar once.
The CPC also has the following graphic Modes – x pixels, x and x There were 3 text modes, 80 characters x 25 lines – 40 x 25 and 20 x It then detaches itself from the main cursor and can then be moved around the screen independently.
I was surprised at how much I’d forgotten, but equally surprised at how ready those memories were to spring back into place. 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 Join our Mailing List by adding your email address below and be kept up to date with lots of information including:.
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. They lead to ‘structured’ programs, and develop good programming habits.
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So now it’s likely I’ll never forget Amstrad Basic again. It had almost all the same features as theexcept having k amstad memory.
I find something adorable in their vociferous way of describing the technique. See how much tedious typing we’ve saved ourselves?
Copy Cursor Method The copy cursor is another cursor in addition to the one already on the screen which comes into view when you hold down [SHIFT] and press one of the cursor keys. Here’s an excellent example:. The modern age is all too brief in its belting-around-the-headedness-about-the-simple-things.
Web Design by Pure Energy. Our unit is complete with software and manual. This exhibit has a reference ID of CH 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.
The more I got into it, the more I enjoyed it. The CPC was launched in One intriguing idea from the Amstrad, which seems to have been abandoned by the side of the information highway, is ‘ the copy cursor ‘. The copy cursor disappears and the main cursor positions itself under the new line 1 0. But software quality assurance and refactoring magic aren’t just left up to the wonderous copy cursor.
Consider this startling example of using ‘ the copy cursor ‘ to correct a typo. I recently inherited the original instruction manual from the first computer my family ever owned, the Amstrad A,strad User Instructions.
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Always bear in mind when writing sub-routines, that you do not necessarily have to Jump into’ the sub-routine at the same point, i. And it starts from absolute beginner level, in a way that no modern set of instructions ever needs to. Mznual only stop adding the word [RETURN] when they get up to teaching you about the return keyword used after a gosubfor awesome fun times.
A sub-routine written from lines to can be called by: The amount colors available were dependent on the video mode in use. This will appear on the bottom line only. 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.
Now press the [COPY] key until the whole of line 10 is copied. There’s another awesome tip on detecting errors in your code. This is how keywords appear when a program is LISTed by the computer. Flicking through this magnificent compendium has sent me on a serious nostalgia trip. It was sold with quite a good quality monitor monochrome green or maanual and a built-in 3″ floppy disk drive 2 x KB.
The main cursor has moved but the copy cursor stayed where it was. To correct the mistakes in line 10 and 30, hold down the [SHIFT] key then press the cursor up key until the copy cursor is positioned over the very beginning of line Press [COPY] until the copy cursor is positioned over the quotation marks next to say.
I’ve had some recent fun building simple programs on the Amstrad emulators but there’s too much to cover amstrav.
Just reviewing the book was a joy in itself.