March 25th, 2015

Crazy Cycles Demo by The French Touch


The French Touch strikes once more with multi-desynchronized video modes. The demo runs on an Apple IIe.

Get the disk image @ http://www.ctrl-pomme-reset.fr/french-touch/

 

January 12th, 2015

The French Touch strikes back with “Scroll Scroll Scroll”

The French Touch strikes back with a fantastic multi scroll demo: text, GR and HGR scrolls in the same window.


Get the disk image @ http://www.ctrl-pomme-reset.fr/french-touch/

January 6th, 2015

Brutal Deluxe Software releases Merlin 32

Paris, January 6th, 2015 – Brutal Deluxe Sofware releases Merlin 32

Merlin 32 is a multi-pass Cross Assembler running under Windows targeting 8-bit processors in the 6502 series (such as 6502 and 65c02) and the 16 bit 65c816 processor.

It is compatible with Glen Bredon’s Merlin 16+ syntax, including support for Macros, Pre-processor, Logical Expressions, Conditional Operations, Variables, Loops, Local Labels…

It can build fixed position object code or relocatable executables (OMF v2.1) as we can find on 16-bit APPLE IIGS operating systems like ProDOS 16 or GS/OS (S16, EXE, CDA, NDA, FST, PIF, LIBRARY, TOOL…).

Merlin 32 has been successfully used to re-assemble classic Apple IIgs games and utilities such as Rastan, Sensei, Shuffle Puck Cafe, Final Assault, Lemmings, The Tinies, Cogito, Blockade, Convert 3200… without the need to modify the original source files.

Merlin 32 is part of the Brutal Deluxe’s Cross Development Tools Project, a full set of utilities available on Windows (and other) platforms to enable the creation of new Apple IIgs software : 65c816 Assembler, 65c816 Disassembler, 65c816 Simulator, Graphic File Converter, Resource Catcher…

Learn more and download Merlin 32 at http://brutaldeluxe.fr/products/crossdevtools/merlin/

Antoine Vignau & Olivier Zardini
Brutal Deluxe Software
http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/

October 3rd, 2014

La French Touch revient !

The French Touch, a group of French programmers, strikes back with Ibiza. It is a Double Low-Resolution animation running on an Apple II with 128KB of RAM. And read more information about Ibiza at http://www.ctrl-pomme-reset.fr/french-touch/

January 15th, 2014

Codename: Tokenizer

Arnaud Cocquière, webmaster of Ctrl-Pomme-Reset.fr and Apple II enthusiast, announced today the release of Tokenizer.


Tokenizer

This new Windows 32 utility translates an AppleSoft source file written on a modern machine, to a AppleSoft-tokenized binary file which can be later integrated onto a disk image file with Apple Commander or Cadius.

As Arnaud states in his announcement, Tokenizer‘s code comes from Andy McFadden’s Ciderpress. Adapting the code from C++ to standard C will allow others port it to Linux or Mac OSX operating systems.

Download Tokenizer @ http://www.ctrl-pomme-reset.fr/2014/01/15/nom-de-code-tokenizer/

January 12th, 2014

What is the 2gs? Gaming Update Bonanza!

And straight from Alex Lee’s “What is the 2gs?” website:

Hot on the heels of the educational and hardware related finds made amongst Tony Diaz’s collection, we now turn our attention to gaming related finds – and there’s quite a lot of new cool stuff archived.

Discover new titles and rarities at http://www.whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/news/

January 5th, 2014

Sixtyfive 2014.01.04 Forth-style assembler is released

Daniel Kruszyna, the man behind Drift, has just announced on comp.sys.apple2 the release of the latest version of his Forth-style assembler:

Hello All,

I’ve released a new version of sixtyfive, my forth-style assembler.

http://krue.net/sixtyfive/

Here are the changes:

Miscellaneous new 8 bit definitions: prntx and text window direct page locations.

Miscellaneous new IIgs bit definitions: ADB modifier and status registers.

New standalone script which converts the sector order of floppy images from the command line. The existing sector conversion support was limited to operating on assembler segments.

New higher level interface for creating ProDOS images. Includes volume and subdirectory creation and allocation of directory entries.

New example OVERLAY40 which overlays one 40 column text screen over another.

New example REVERSEDUET which reverses an Electric Duet file. This program was used to create the back side of Drift.

New example REVERSEHGR which reflects a HIRES image about the origin.

New example SHOWKEYS which displays keypresses.

Refactored the cmp macro to support arbitrary operand widths and to work with both 8 and 16 bit accumulator modes.

Improved NakedOS support to write files from the host filesystem as well as assembler segments.

Fixed an issue when using else, in 6502 mode. else, now generates an absolute jump instead of a branch always in this situation. bra, is only available on the 65c02 and 65c816 processors.

And probably other minor changes as well.

Thanks and enjoy.

— Daniel

January 4th, 2014

Brutal Deluxe releases OMF Analyzer

Paris, January 4th, 2014 – Brutal Deluxe Software introduces OMF Analyzer.

OMF Analyzer is a command-line tool for Windows to analyze OMF Files we can find on 16 bits Apple IIgs operating systems like Prodos 16 or GS/OS.

Because OMF files are the core of any executable code on the Apple IIgs system (S16, Exe, CDA, NDA, FST, PIF, Library, Tool…), OMF Analyzer will be helpful for anyone wanting to write an Assembler, a Compiler, a Linker or a Disasembler…

Find more @ http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/products/crossdevtools/omfanalyzer/

OMF Analyzer is part of the Brutal Deluxe’s Cross Development Tools Project, a full set of utilities available on Windows (and other) platforms to enable the creation of new Apple IIgs software : 65c816 Assembler, 65c816 Disassembler, 65c816 Simulator, Graphic File Converter, Resource Catcher…

December 10th, 2013

Brutal Deluxe adds LZ4 Compression to their cross development tools

Dear All,

This technical article discusses the recent LZ4 data compression algorithm and its ability to become a good multi-purpose lossless compression format for the Apple IIGS computer. Mostly for game programming area, where we have to handle multi-types of data (Graphic, Sound, Music, Code, Misc data…), the availability of one generic compression/decompression algorithm will ease developers’ life!

Find more at http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/products/crossdevtools/lz4/

LZ4 Compression for the Apple IIgs is part of Brutal Deluxe’s Cross Development Tools project, a full set of utilities available on Windows (and other) platforms to enable the creation of new Apple IIgs software : 65c816 Assembler, 65c816 Disassembler, 65c816 Simulator, Graphic File Converter, Resource Catcher…

Antoine Vignau & Olivier Zardini
Brutal Deluxe Software
http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/

September 1st, 2013

Brutal Deluxe Software releases BenchmarkeD

Paris, September 1st, 2013 – Brutal Deluxe Software is proud to introduce BenchmarkeD to the Apple II community.


BenchmarkeD

BenchmarkeD is a benchmark utility for the Apple IIgs. It allows you to calculate the average throughput in reading and writing files and sequential disk blocks of your ProDOS volumes. BenchmarkeD uses standard GS/OS routines to perform its tests.

Until now, there were no such utilities for the Apple IIgs. Nowadays, disk devices are USB sticks or Compact Flash cards, physical devices such as hard disk drives or 3.5″ drives are no longer used. It is time to determine the fastest device to get the best experience with modern storage devices.

Download BenchmarkeD at http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/products/apple2gs/benchmarked.html and share your results with us!

Antoine Vignau & Olivier Zardini
Brutal Deluxe Software
http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/

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