Archives for the month January 2014 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page





JavaCPC Desktop v2.3, an Amstrad CPC(+) emulator in java by Markus Hohmann (Devilmarkus)

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A new version of the desktop JavaCPC is available. It's an Amstrad CPC(+) emulator written in Java by Markus Hohmann (DevilMarkus).



An update (v1.1) of TOTEMS Columns CPC 2, an Amstrad CPC game by ESP Soft

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An update of Totems by ESP Soft is out.

It's a columns like game for 1 or 2 players (coop or vs).

You can play Totems online with JavaCPC.




CPCRSLIB for SDCC, a development library in C for Amstrad CPC (January 2014)

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The library CPCRSLIB for the SDCC compiler has been updated :

horizontal scroll sample (011 - Small Sprite Demo (Tile Map) - SCROLL) included. Some tilemap functions updated with minor changes improving the tile drawing speed.



Kubmic, a new Amstrad CPC puzzle game by les Crackers Velus

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Kubmic is a new Amstrad CPC puzzle game by les Crackers Velus.

You must match a pattern on the screen, but you can only move a whole verticale or horizontal line. The first puzzle is easy, it's up to you to check the next one (20 puzzle inside).

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC puzzle game Kubmic 2nd loading screen of the Amstrad CPC puzzle game Kubmic credits of the Amstrad CPC puzzle game Kubmic screen of the Amstrad CPC puzzle game Kubmic



Vote on Push'n'Pop for the best 2013 Amstrad CPC productions

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Vox populi, vox dei, so don't hesitate to go vote on Push'n'Pop about what you consider the best 2013 Amstrad CPC productions.




CHAMP, a new amstrad CPC assembler and debugger using 512 Kb

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CHAMP is a new assembler and debugger for Amstrad CPC which supports 512 Kb of RAM, programmed intially for Commodore 64, Sinclair Spectrum and BBC micro. Several new features were added 26 years after the initial port on the WinApe emulator, adding the support of 512 Kb of RAM.

The port author is open to new features on the cpcwiki forum.

  • ROM resident for smaller memory footprint, faster loading and protection from corruption
  • Source code checked for corruption after quitting and re-entering the assembler
  • Accesses up to 512K RAM. Assembler can create object code in expanded memory. Debugger can read from one bank and write to another, load/save files to/from expansion RAM etc
  • Debugger can read upper ROMs
  • Execute RSX commands from within the debugger
  • Faster scrolling of text in assembler, some other speedups
  • Automatic conversion of keywords from lower case to upper case
  • Uses left-hand side of Mode 2 screen. Right-hand side is available for displaying system messages or user program output
  • Right-hand window is also used to display Help text on startup


ScummVM now supports the DOS version of Mortville Manor by Lankhor

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ScummVM now supports the english version of the game le Manoir de Mortvielle (created by Lankhor) : Mortville Manor.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game le Manoir de Mortvielle



Light Force (shoot them up) Review for the Amstrad CPC by John Gage

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Light Forge is a vertically scrolling shoot them up for Amstrad CPC, C64 and ZX Spectrum, edited by FTL (Faster Than Light) in 1986. A very good game, one of the few I was able to finish on Amstrad CPC in the good old times. Music is written by Ron Hubbard, sadly it is missing from the Amstrad CPC version. So to listen it you will have to go for the C64 version of Light Force on Youtube.



Sugarbox, a new Amstrad CPC emulator (beta)

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Sugarbox is a new Amstrad CPC emulator (beta) for windows. Beware, there are some problems with windows XP SP3, it works without problems on windows 7 or 8.



Ces ordinateurs sont dangereux by François Quentin available as PDF

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Ces ordinateurs sont dangereux is a book written by François Quentin about the Amstrad CPC. Long lost, it is now available with the agreement of the author on Amstrad.eu's forum as PDF (Epub link, PDF link, as Amstrad.eu is not up atm). Happy reading ! Thanks to ced64k for his scanning work.

cover of the book Ces ordinateurs sont dangereux by François Quentin



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