The Games Master System is a developers kit that is aimed at
enhancing the functionality of the Amiga OS, with emphasis on games
programming. It is based on the Amiga shared library standard,
so will work with any programming language such as C, Assembler,
E, Basic etc.
The system can be ported across to other platforms besides the
Amiga, and in future GMS programs could be run on other platforms
without recompilation (CPU's must match or they have to be
Here are just a few of the features:
- Object Oriented kernel design.
- Publicly available source code.
- Fast blitter functions, including CPU assisted blitting.
- In-built proportional fading functions.
- Sound support, includes intelligent channel play-back.
- Music support for the .mod standard.
- Support for raster/copperlists with built-in special FX.
- Automatic XPK decompression.
- External structure and object pre-processing, allows user
editing of program data.
- Support for automatic picture remapping and resizing features.
- Screen support includes double/triple buffering, and
invisible chunky emulation.
- Full resource tracking.
- Support for all kinds of input devices (joysticks, joypads etc)
- An official system debugger is provided.
- A user preference program that allows editing of things such as
default screen dimensions, resolutions, mode promotion etc.
- Multi-tasking and screen-switching is supported.
The system has a very modern design and includes full resource
tracking and safe task destruction features. The debugger is
incorporated into the system itself, so there is no need for
special patches or debugging tools. Functions are written
with garbage protection features and where possible, software
based memory protection. GMS can recover from many programming
errors that usually result in software failures.
Full documentation and over 70 demo sources in C, Assembler and
E are included within the developer archive.
Full archive in “added_components/gms_dev”
Supported are C+E+Assembler
The package is too big for this reference. For more details look at the included
documentation. Full archive in “Added_Components/gms_dev”
There are lots of routines including support for blitter, colors, kernel, Joyports, Screens,
sound, music, bob, bitmap and much more