Yes, it’s back! Yes, it’s been a long time! But issue 24 of SAM Revival magazine is now finally out!
Some of the highlights from this issue:
- News from around the SAM Coupé Scene.
- What happened to Sandman’s Shadow - information, screenshots and sketches from
Gordon Wallis about the point-and-click adventure game he was developing back in 1992.
- Developer Diary - Lots of info from SAM developers featuring a Space Invaders Arcade
Machine Emulator (Simon Owen), Wubtris + more (Rob Evans).
- Coupe Correspondence - lots of readers letters.
- SAM Comment - kicking around some potential new projects for the SAM Coupe.
On The Coverdisk:
On the coverdisk you’ll find the full game ‘The Witching Hour’ by John Vincent (who also painted the fab cover artwork for the magazine too!) There’s also the preview demo ‘Minutes Before The Witching Hour’.
This issue of SAM Revival costs £4.99 with UK postage, or £6.99 including Airmail postage for Europe.
Not sure if anyone here would be interested in this or not, but I’ve added (with much help from Simon Owen) SAM Coupé support to “BorderTron 3000”, my Border graphics editor originally for the Spectrum.
It lets you draw pictures, and spits out SAM *.dsk files that draw those pictures in the Border area of your SAM.
http://freestuff.grok.co.uk/bordertron3000/ - it’s a Windows executable, but it should be fine under Linux or MacOS with WINE.
anyone know where to find this demo please?
Any chance of seeing more ports of SimCoupe or has the project been retired now? It is such a perfect emulator, and I’d love to see it running on the new tablets / phone running Android.
Realtime Worlds have gone into admin. No direct relevance to SAM, but this was the pairing of our very own Colin Macdonald and DMA Designs (who licensed Lemmings to SAM) and would probably not be the company it is (was?) today without our little blue footed friend.
BBC News story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-11003456
And nice interview with Colin here where he talks a little SAM: http://www.square-go.com/feature/970
Best of luck for the future for all those involved. And thanks to Colin for all the great stuff he did for the SAM community (although I never realised (from the interview) he was involved in the Manic Miner licence - thought that was Dave, Bob and SAMCo?
Finally, it’s out! Issue 23 of SAM Revival is out now from Quazar
This issue of SAM Revival costs £3.99 for the UK, or £4.79 for EU including Airmail postage. You can also subscribe for six issues at a discounted price of £21.98 (UK) or £26.98 (EU). More information and ordering information can be found on the Quazar website at www.samcoupe.com
SAM Revival is a printed magazine with an accompanying cover disk of software and aims to be packed full of SAM Coupé news, interesting features, articles and interviews, catering for everything SAM related. The first issue launched in August 2002, and the magazine is now read by SAM users in 20 countries.
On the coverdisk you’ll find the fantastic VIC-20 emulator from Simon Owen, a new wireframe 3D demo from Thomas Harte, and a full adventure game from Hydrasoft / Pete King.
Inside the magazine you’ll find seven pages of news from around the SAM world covering all the latest developments and what is on the horizon. The Developer Diary looks at the progress by Adrian Brown of porting a TCP/IP stack to the SAM, Thomas Harte covers the work on his 3D engine and Colin Piggot goes over the improvements to the newest version of B-DOS for the Trinity Ethernet Interface. There’s also source code for the new patched SAM ROM to auto boot from the Trinity.