I’ve been a big fan of CBM prg Studio since I started using it back in 2013! It is an all-around IDE that allows you to develop programs for multiple Commodore machines, using either BASIC or Assembler. It includes the code editor, debugger, and design tools for sprites, characters and screens. It even includes a basic SID editor!
I am happy to see that, after two years, Arthur Jordison has released version 4.0.
Here are the new features:
- Kick Assembler support.
- Mega65/Basic65 support.
- Revamped title screen.
- Add the ability to load an image into the background of the screen designer to use as a template.
- Generate BASIC loader only creates uppercase code which can’t be pasted into VICE. Add a lowercase option to the preview dialog.
- Extend ‘copy voice’ function to copy a voice to the two other voices at the same time.
- Ctrl B turns off / on a bookmark.
- Remember the position and size of the assembly output window.
- Added s tool to convert prg studio project to Kick project. This only converts the CPS project info, not the source code.
- Added PETSCII and CHARCODE commands to generate petscii and char code values for strings.
- Export a screen design in a raw format and optionally add a load address.
- Use a label as a ‘relocate’ parameter.
- Added animator to character editor.
- Remember defaults on debugger settings.
- Added a hotkey to close the debugger (alt-f4).
- Allow the inclusion of “BIN” files to the Project Explorer, in the “Misc” section.
- Process SEQ files.
You can download CBM prg Studio for free by following the link below.