Archives for the month March 2010 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page





A DK'Tronics 256 Ko silicon disk in gold on Ebay

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After the Ubi Soft gun for 217 Euros on Ebay, here it is a DK'Tronics 256 Ko silicon disk for 323 pounds. I was interested in it, but I had to change my mind :-).

DKTronics 256 Ko silicon disc

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CPC Games Reviews update

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CPC Game Reviews has 7 new reviews.

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Gamebase CPC v13

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GameBase CPC v13 is available in full version only (no update from v12).

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DSP emulator v0.9 beta 4, an Amstrad CPC emulator

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DSP v0.9 beta 4 is available, it emules several computers, including the Amstrad CPC.




SDCard HxC floppy emulator on pre-sale

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You can now pre order your SDCard HxC Floppy Emulator on Ebay. Price is 60 pounds sterlings plus shipping (total of 78,19 €). The cards are made by Lotharek (Poland) with the permission of the HxC author.

Beware, you will also need the proper cable sold on Ebay :

And of course, you will also need a 5 volts alimentation for the HxC.

This version supports of course reading of DSK, but also writing.

You can see this SDCARD HxC floppy emulator working on an Amstrad on Youtube.



An utility written in java by DevilMarkus : Cdt2Wav

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DevilMarkus has written a new utility in java : Cdt2Wav, so you can use it on Windows, Linux and Mac.

For Linux and Mac users, launch the cdt2wav.jar with the following parameters : cdt2wav.jar -Xms512m -Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=512m (or set all to 256 if you want only 256 Mb max. ram usage).



Orion Prime now available again in french, but also in english and spanish

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Orion Prime is again available in its original french package, but also in english and spanish package. If you have to offer a gift to a geek, what about Orion Prime and a sdcard HxC floppy emulator (few left for pre-ordering, maybe at this time no more, be quick...) ?

You will be able to order Orion Prime till the 30th April (payment by check or paypal). All orders will be sent by the 25th May, then the 30th june 2010, all versions will be available as a download.

Sadly there will be no german version of the package, and a german download isnt even sure, I dont know the reasons though.

Orion Prime french packaging

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CPCGamesCD updated by MiguelSky (March 2010)

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CPCGamesCD is a live CD by MiguelSky with emulators and the NVG Amstrad game collection. It has been updated :

  • Includes frontend, new CPC Loader 2.6 by Troels K.
  • Includes NVG games update 07/03/2010
  • Includes Snap-Pack by MiguelSky (3613 images)
  • Added new version 6.7 of JavaCPC emulator
  • Includes CPCEmu v1.7
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Caprice v2.6 for Palm OS, an Amstrad CPC emulator

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Caprice v2.6 for Palm OS is out.



PhrozenC, the compiler which cames from the cold by NoRecess

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PhrozenC is a C compiler for Amstrad CPC and PC by NoRecess. On PC it compiles a .C file in .ASM ready to compilewith WinAPE. On CPC the .ASM file can be compiled with Maxam.

For Amstrad CPC it exists a ROM version, a 64 Kb version (stand-alone application), 128 Ko (RSX).

PhrozenC is released with a manual (PDF-format, 33 pages), covering all the things you have to know about to start programming using PhrozenC.

There is even a small tutorial about learning C for the newcomers. Example sources are available, as also a small set of library files handling file management, graphics, memory management, string concatenation, etc..

It's version 1.0, NoRecess plans to get your feedback and provide better versions with time...

PhrozenC, C compilator for Amstrad CPC and PC screenshot  PhrozenC, C compilator for Amstrad CPC and PC screenshot  PhrozenC, C compilator for Amstrad CPC and PC screenshot

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GrafX v2.2, a multi platform bitmap editor to create Amstrad CPC screens

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An update of GrafX (v2.2) is available.



CPC Scene new generation

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CPC Scene got also a relooking, with now news, forums and articles.

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CPC Oxygen new generation

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The online magazine for Amstrad CPC, PCW, NC and PC CPC Oxygen moved to a new web address.

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PhrozenC v1.1 update

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PhrozenC has been updated to v1.1 :

  • CC (Win32) Fixed crash when included file does not exist
  • Fixed crash when calling CC with a C file entirely created on a CPC
  • Fixed CS RSX-command usage. Now only ROM-based, but 100% safe
  • Updated documentation with compiler internal section
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