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A word to the wise

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This site is not about piracy.

If a file is not approved for download, that’s because we don’t have permission from the appropriate copyright holders yet. If you want to help, the right way is to go and search out their contact details, and ask for permision.

Putting the files on your own webspace and adding a download link from this page? That is the wrong way to help.

Now what you put on your own site is your own business. But what goes on worldofsam is my business, and if pages appear to promote piracy then it puts the whole thing at risk. I have removed the links - please do not do that again.

Sam Revival magazine issue 18 out now...

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Issue 18 of Sam Revival magazine is now out from Quazar. (Click here for pricing and to order…)

Sam Revival is a printed colour and b/w 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 17 countries, including of course the UK and most European countries.


Issue 18 of Sam Revival is now out, and it’s a jam packed issue! Let’s kick off with what’s on the disk. First up are the three brand new emulators from Simon Owen which are truly stunning! He’s been busy and has completed his Galaksija and Orao emulators which were announced in the previous issue. The Galaksija is a Z80 based computer from Yugoslavia, while the Orao is a 6502 based Croation system so that’s using Simon’s latest 6502 CPU emulator core. Both are now fully emulated on the Sam and there’s a pile of games on the disk for each system. To finish off his hat trick Simon has also released an Apple I emulator too!

It doesn’t stop there! Also on the coverdisk is the latest version of Chris Pile’s Sam Defender, and also Captain Comic - a classic platformer by Lars Persson which was first released back in 1994 and was a remake of a freeware PC game. Wrapping up the coverdisk there’s also a demo I’ve coded up to copy an old school effect from the Amiga and includes the source code.

Sam Revival magazine issue 17 out now...

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Issue 17 of Sam Revival magazine is now out from Quazar. (Click here for pricing and to order…)

Sam Revival is a printed colour and b/w 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 17 countries, including of course the UK and most European countries.


What’s in the issue? On the coverdisk is the full game T 'n' T by Matt Round. Originally released back in 1994 this was Matt’s only full commercial release and goes to show just what he was able to get out of GamesMaster with this multi-level Bomb Jack style game. There’s also another full game on the coverdisk - Money Bags 1 1/2, which is the third installment of the Money Bags series of games. Typical Jetset Willy style game where you have to collect objects over a large number of rooms. The game has also been updated with a brand new soundtrack by David Suzuki-Sanders to replace the Quazar Surround music that was originally in it when first released on Soundbyte.

Onto the paper side of the magazine. Now, who remembers Kaboom? Yes, that bomberman megagame that was never released despite orders taken. We’ll over the last year or two i’ve been in touch with the musician and graphics artist who involved and just had to write an article about what happened to it, looking at the development work they did for the game, and when things began to fall apart and the somewhat heated aftermath! Plenty of screenshots from the near finished version of the game which make good use of the colour printing in the magazine.

New Hardware

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Just realised i put this under the wrong title!

After following the developement of the Mayhem (Hoping to buy one later in the year,skint at the moment) i was wondering what next piece of hardware would the SAM community benefit from.

We have memory expansions, Sound processors, Hard drive and now the Mayhem which is great as it brings our beloved 8bit slightly more up to date but what would people like to see, i would like to see something done on the graphic output with some emphasis on scrolling and hardware sprites although this could be hard for backwards compatibility and possibly expensive but could be great.

I understand that with the Mayhem running at 20mhz scrolling would be fine but were still limited to 16 colours and also with the limitations of the Z80 only allowing us 64k at a time could make this difficult.

What do you think ?

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Sam Revival issue 16 now out...

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Issue 16 of Sam Revival magazine is now out from Quazar. (Click here for pricing and ordering details…)

Sam Revival is a printed magazine with spot colour and 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.

This issue features the full Sam game Colony on the coverdisk, which was
written by Derek Koselo. Colony is a Sim style game where you setup and
run a planetary mining colony. This game also features full support for the
Quazar Surround soundcard if you have one.

Inside the magazine you’ll find an interview with Derek discussing the game
as well as his other work on the Sam. Another feature article takes a look
at the work started on the game Chrome by Colin Piggot and delves into what was planned
and the article is accompanied with lots of colour shots. And there are all the other
regular sections including the new combined news section, letters pages and
Sam Snippets.

Related Items/Search Index

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I’ve just noticed that the entries I put in the other day are not searchable or appear in ‘Related Items’ since the pinkstuff server rebuild.

Also it may (or may not) be a good time to ask about the possibility of the ‘Related Items’ search doing a ‘firstword AND secondword’ type search rather than a ‘firstword OR secondword’?

/me ducks

SAM2_GB - Gameboy emulator

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From Johan Koelman

“After SAM2ZX81 I am working on a new emulator, named SAM2GB.

This is a gameboy emulator running on a standard SAM Coupe, without i.e. a Mayhem Accelerator.

The progress can be followed at http://www.zxspectrum.00freehost.com/sam2_gb.htm

Greetings,

Dr Beep”

Sam Revival issue 15 now out!

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Issue 15 of Sam Revival magazine was released back in July. (Click here for pricing and ordering details…)

Like the previous issue, issue 15 features spot colour throughout the magazine to add life to screenshots and photographs. This issue starts off with the regular news section, which looks in detail at the completition of the prototype of the Mayhem Accelerator which speeds the Sam Coupe from it’s normal 6MHz speed up to 10, 16 and 20MHz! The Sam Scene Roundup looks at news and announcements from around the Sam world including the work-in-progress of an emulator to emulate the Space Invaders arcade machine, the port of Sim Coupe emulator to the Sony PSP.

The feature article in this issue takes a look at The Kaleidoscope interface which was released briefly in 1992 by SamCo which offered 32768 colour shades, but in reality was totally unusable. Other magazine contents include the Coupe Correspondense letters page and the Sam Snippets!

The coverdisk with this issue features the classic Sam adventure game Legend of Eshan by John Eyre

And we're back...

Site Maintenance

Apologies for the downtime.

The computer which hosts worldofsam.org suffered a hardware failure (the CD drive suddenly went bananas, and was spreading enough rubbish on the IDE bus to disrupt communication with the hard disk. As a result the boot filesystem was corrupted beyond feasible recovery, and we installed a new replacement Ubuntu, containing new versions of all the software - meaning that every service has had to be checked in turn to ensure the configuration is compatible with the update).

There was no damage to the database files nor the images archive. All parts of worldofsam should now be working normally, so please email me if you find something which isn’t.

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