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Author Topic: Looking for the Turbo Plus Extension V 2.15 for Amos Pro (New QUESTION!)  (Read 5672 times)

cbmeeks

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I Can not find any other document and can not find the Turbo scene editor itself.  So, apparently Turbo Plus has some great tile map support, but I cant find it!  Am I misunderstanding this?

Yup. I just tried it. It's a shame. its really an awesome map editor. 


Hello everyone!  Sorry to bring up a really old post.

My name is Cecil Meeks (cbmeeks) and I am the original author of the Turbo Plus Scene Editor.  I found this post online because I was reminiscing about my Amiga days and wondered if anyone ever used the map editor I wrote.

I won't go into the entire story here (unless people are interested) but basically, I wrote the Turbo Plus Scene Editor (formerly called Game Mapper) back when I was around 20 years old (48 now...jeesh).  I wrote it on my Amiga 1200HD.

Back then, I worked with a man named Ryan Scott and he had somehow gotten my map editor (along with some other software he wrote) into an issue of CU Amiga.  I was a published developer!!!   (LMAO!!)

Decades go by and me being American never really got a lot of Amiga magazines and I never saw my "publication".

Fast forward to 2020, and I'm chatting with my good friend over at the Digital Orphanage (https://twitter.com/TheDigitalOrph) about how I wrote the map editor and it was published but I never knew how to find it.  20 minutes later, he found it!  Both on Archive.org and on eBay.

Anyway....

I ramble on.  So that same year in 2020, I decided to see if my original source code was still on my Amiga 1200.  Yes, I still have it and recapped it a few years ago.  So I knew it worked.  But was the ORIGINAL hard drive dead?

Short answer is NO!  It still worked.  Not only that, I found my original source code to the Turbo Plus Scene Editor!

The next problem I had was how to get it over to my PC?  I had a PCMCIA to CF card adapter but when I put a CF card in the Amiga, it was never recognized.  After some research I discovered I needed some drivers.  But how to get the drivers on the Amiga??

Then I remembered I had a WiModem232.  And, as luck would have it, there was already a terminal program on my Amiga.  So I configured the modem and connected to it from my PC using Putty.  I then transferred the drivers over and now I had a formatted CF card in my Amiga. 

Short drag-n-drop later and for the first time in 26 years, my source code was backed up to my modern PC.   :-D

OK, sorry...I said I wouldn't get into the details but I couldn't resist.

So today I thought I would release everything I got on GitHub.  Warts and all (be kind...I was only 20 at the time!).

https://github.com/cbmeeks/TurboPlusSceneEditor

Enjoy and please let me know if you have any questions.  I've seriously thought about getting back into AMOS lately.

« Last Edit: April 06, 2021, 01:33:01 PM by cbmeeks »
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