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« on: September 12, 2018, 03:47:13 AM »

Happy end of summer, C= and Ami aficionados!
     The Fresno Commodore User Group has its next meeting from 11 a.m. to 2:00+ p.m., Sunday, September 16 at --

  Bobby Salazar's Mexican Restaurant
  2839 North Blackstone Ave. (corner of Blackstone and Michigan)
  Fresno, California
  (559) 227-1686

This month we'll talk about the Oct. 13-14 Amiwest Show in Sacramento and the Dec. 2 Downtown L.A. Maker Faire. Then it's time to hark back a few months when we watch the video of the CBM engineers' panel discussion at The Commodore Story movie premiere which was at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
     Like last month's meeting, we'll have the SuperCPU 128 to use with the 3D Construction Kit game, A Chance in Hell. Unlike last month, we'll use SCPU 128 v.1A instead of the SCPU 128 v.1B, the latter not working at the August meeting (ooo, running A Chance in Hell at 1 MHz. took a looong time!). Steven Flanagan, author of A Chance in Hell, just sent over v1.1 of his game which is now further bug-fixed and enhanced for the SCPU. Steven also sent the 3D Kit Game, the original demo game which came with 3DCK but which he has enhanced for the SCPU.
     Like last month's meeting, we'll look over arguably the best C64 CAD program, the German Giga-CAD Plus. Unlike last month, this time we'll have Giga-CAD Plus itself modded with SuperCPU patches and with a printed, Google English translation of the manual (that took many hours per day to drop it into the translator and then drop the translation into a Word file with proper formatting). V.P. Roger has been working hard on learning the intricacies of Giga-CAD, likening it to an early version of Blender. And don't worry... I'm slowly working on cleaning up the Google English of translation into that of North American English. Smiley
     For fun, we'll have the new VIC-20 games, Spikes, Defense Shield, Alien Invasion, and Cavern Explorer. Also we'll play around with games for the Amiga CD32.

          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
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