Archives for the month February 2016 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page




ReSeT #28, an Amstrad CPC meeting at Coutances in June 2016

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The Amstrad CPC meeting ReSeT #28 will take place at Coutances from friday 24th June (12am) to sunday 26th June (6pm) in Normandy (Foyer des Jeunes Travailleurs, 162 rue Régis Messac, Coutances).

This meeting is organized by Eliot (Benediction). It's a success each year since 2000.

Whatever your interest in Amstrad CPC, you will be welcome. It will be the occasion to see previews of incoming programs and to meet other CPCists.

As usual there will be a contest.

More informations on ReSeT's site.



Free Usborne books about programmation

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Usborne published 15 books in the eighties for several familial computers (except the Amstrad CPC...) about programmation (games especially). They are all available for free now.



Way of the tiger and gamebooks

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Until now for me, The way of the Tiger and Way of the Tiger II: Avenger were just 2 video games by Gremlin Graphics. But in fact, they comes from 6 gamebooks (la voie du tigre ou way of the tiger for more informations) written by Mark Smith and Jamie Thomson :

  • Avenger! in 1985
  • Assassin! in 1985
  • Usurper! en 1985
  • Overlord! in 1986
  • Warbringer! in 1986
  • Inferno! in 1987

A seventh book was written in 2014 by David Walters and also a prequel, available in paper at Megara Entertainment following a kickstarter project.

The prequel et the 7th book are available in english and french, the 6 original books in english only at the moment.

There may be digital books by Tin Man Games, but still not available (should have been 2014 and 2015).

If you liked gamebooks, you can download Lone Wolf one Iphone and Android.

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CapriceRPI v1.3 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.

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



Joyce v2.2.7 by John Elliott, an Amstrad PCW emulator

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Just 16 months late to announce the latest version of the Amstrad PCW emulator Joyce v2.2.7 by John Elliott (unix and windows).

Be aware than John's web domain has changed, please update your boorkmark.


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