Archives for the month November 2016 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page






Zombie Terror Reloaded by Bitzarro Games in english and spanish

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Zombie Terror Reloaded is a graphical text adventure game by Bitzarro Games for Amstrad CPC first released in spanish in April 2016 and then now in english. It's an enhanced version of Zombie Terror first on C64 by Kabuto Factory.

You wake up on an island, feeling that you really have to flee from there. Alas, your yatch engine doesnt start. So it's time to explore the island, and trust me : there is a lot of Zombies there ! And what they want isnt love : it isnt time for St Valentin but for Halloween...

Code is by Jesus Mayoral (mode2), graphics and soundtrack by Manuel Gomez (Baron Ashler) and english translation by Dimitris Fragkos (Voxfreax).



8BP v026, a RSX library to develop Amstrad CPC games in Basic

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Jose Javier Garcia Aranda has written 8BP (8bits de poder : 8bits of power), a RSX library for writing Amstrad CPC games in basic (26 Kb max). You can download 8bp on github (sources, demos and games examples, spanish and english documentation). Il existe déjà 3 jeux dont le dernier Niburu :

  • mutante montoya (platforms /maze)
  • anunnaki (space ship arcade, vertical scroll)
  • nibiru (space ship arcade, horizontal scroll)



New game by Reidrac : Magica for Amstrad CPC (64 Kb)

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The last game by Reidrac (Juan Martinez) is out : Magica (v1.01 with one less bug), with a loading screen by Vanja Utne, is out. I warn you, it's bad for WAF.

Use Fire to stun the badass, touch them before the stun stops so they transform into a potion. Kill them all to collect all potions to finish the level before time is out.I played a bit, went to level 5 only at the moment.



Tower of Despair, a text adventure game by ESP Soft (MiguelSky) in September 2016

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Tower of Despair par Games Workshop was out initially on ZX Spectrum and C64. This text adventure game is available since September 2016 due to MiguelSky (ESP Soft) with its original manual which must not be overlooked.

Tower of Despair by MiguelSky (ESP Soft) for Amstrad CPC, text adventure game



CDTMaster v3, a windows utility to manage tape images (CDT) for Amstrad CPC

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The windows utility CDTMaster by Oscar Martin exists as v3 since 2015 (works also under linux with mono). It is a Taper like utility, it includes other options like importing files from a DSK, converting files into TZX/CDT blocks (like 2cdt) and convert CDT to WAV (like playtzx).





A Colecovision remake of Rick Dangerous by two dangerous unknown people

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Two unknown people going with the name of Fanoplusplus64k and TotOOnTheMoon have written a remake of Rick Dangerous for the game console Colecovision : Risky Rick in dangerous traps, already showed at the RGC 2015 and almost ready at 95% for the RGC 2016 at Meaux.

The next one I see programming on something else than an Amstrad CPC, will copy with his and and pen 1000 times the following words : I must only programm on my lovely Amstrad CPC.




CapriceRPI2 v1.31 by KaosOverride, an Amstrad CPC emulator for Raspberry PI

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The last version of the Amstrad CPC emulator CapriceRPI (v 1.3) by KaosOverride for Raspberry PI is available with a fix for using joysticks. He is working on version 1.4.

This emulator based on the sources of Caprice32 by Ulrich Doewich, can also be compiled on something else than a PI with the following command : make -f makefile.notpi.

Prior to compilation, you must install the following dependances (including SDL v1.2 from memory) :

  • libsdl-ttf2.0-dev
  • libfreetype6-dev
  • libsdl-image1.2-dev


Hire Hare by CNGsoft available, 2nd place the the CPC RetroDev 2016 PRO section

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Hire Hare by CNGsoft is an isometric 3D game like Crafton and Xunk. It won the 2nd place at the the PRO section of the CPC RetroDev 2016.

It is available for download but there are still some bugs du to the time limit of the CPC RetroDev 2016. Check for a new version later.




WIP v4 of the Outrun remake for PC by Barbarian 1987

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F.L. (Barbarian 1987) just added the other cars in his Outrun remake. See the Youtube video of this new version of the remake of Outrun.

The new features are :

  • route D finished
  • new fonts
  • new screens of end play
  • and last, map of the animed race with the small car done

loading screen of the Outrun Amstrad CPC game



ACE v1.13, an Amstrad CPC emulator for MorphOS by Philippe Rimauro (Offset)

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ACE v1.13 by Philippe Rimauro is an Amstrad CPC emulator for MorphOS.

This version brings several enhancements for cross-development (thanks to Krusty). It corrects also several small bugs and brings some enhancements in emulation code (thanks to Kevin Thacker). Then, it brings structural modifications to ameliorate portability and 64bit compatibility.



SymbOS v3.0 Release Candidate 1 available for Amstrad CPC

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SymbOS v3.0 RC1 (14/11/2016) is available.

Changes since the last update : fixed bug in the widget management of the extended desktop, the widget feature can now fully used as well, and increased booting speed.





Zombie Terror Reloaded by Bitzarro Games in french (adventure game)

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Zombie Terror Reloaded is a graphical text adventure game by Bitzarro Games for Amstrad CPC now available in french (in spanish in April 2016 and in english at the start of the month). It's an enhanced version of Zombie Terror first on C64 by Kabuto Factory.

You wake up on an island, feeling that you really have to flee from there. Alas, your yatch engine doesnt start. So it's time to explore the island, and trust me : there is a lot of Zombies there ! And what they want isnt love : it isnt time for St Valentin but for Halloween...

Code is by Jesus Mayoral (mode2), graphics and soundtrack by Manuel Gomez (Baron Ashler) and english translation by Dimitris Fragkos (Voxfreax).



ccZ80 v3.1.5 and ccZ80++ by Emilio Guerrero, programmation in C on PC for Amstrad CPC

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cc80 v3.1.5 by Emlio Guerrero is the last version of this compilator for PC with a C syntaxe, to program on PC (windows or linux with Mono or Wine) for Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and MSX.

But it now exist cc80++ which is of course inspired by C++ but also has a new target : Amstrad PCW.

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Fuzix (unix clone) for Amstrad Notepad and PCW still developped by Alan Cox

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First announce in November 2014, Alan Cox continue programming on Fuzix (clone d'unix) for Amstrad PCW and Notepad. He is adding support for Amstrad NC200 at the moment.

It would be fun to use an ESPxx to add wifi to an Amstrad Notepad or PCW.



SugarConvDisk : converts Amstrad CPC disks images between differents formats

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Coming from Sugarbox code, SugarCOnvDisk can convert disks images between differents formats : dsk, edsk, supercard pro, HFE, IPF, CT-raw, Raw (kryoflux) to dsk/edsk, scp, IPF, HFE. It also supports batch and filtering.




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