Archives for the month May 2009 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page




The Real Sir Alan (Michael Sugar)

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The Real Sir Alan is a 60 minute show by Fiona bruce shown on BBC Two (11th January 2009) and BBC One (24th January 2009). It cant be seen anymore with the BBC iPlayer, but it seems to be on Youtube :

Also for the 5th year in a row, The apprentice show with Alan Michael Sugar is on the waves.

And for the end, if you still dont have read Alan Michael Sugar biography, I recommend it personally, I did read it and liked it.

Alan Michael Sugar biography : The Amstrad story by David Thomas



Cpctro, a Amstrad CPC demo by ZeroTeam

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ZeroTeam is a ZX Spectrum demo group. Though they just released an Amstrad CPC demo : cpctro.

Cpctro demo by ZeroTeam on Amstrad CPC



Amstrad CPC is 25 years old in 2009

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For the 25 years of the Amstrad CPC in 2009, Amstradeus (bilingual site, choose language at upper left of the page) is organizing a graphic contest till the 30th May 2009. You must send an image about the quarter of century of the Amstrad CPC in JPG or PNG to win a CPC 464 firmware book (in english).



Amstrad CPC on Youtube

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I just added a new feature for the Amstrad CPC games database, you can now see video game footage from Youtube on each game page, see for yourself just below (javascript needed) :

Batman the movie

Or just browse the database for more game memories.

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STarKos 1.2, an Amstrad CPC soundchip tracker

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STarKos 1.2 is out. It's a conventional soundchip tracker, in the sense that writing music is done the same way as existing trackers on CPCor Atari ST. The new features mainly comes from sound editing.

the STarKos tracker

You can find a video of STarKos in action on Youtube.

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Mercenary (Novagen Software) remake

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An update to a 2004 news, The Mercenary site is about the Mercenary games by Novagen Software and its remake MDDClone. This remake exists in several languages, last version is from January 2007. Only Mercenary 1 exists for the Amstrad CPC, the next versions were for Atari ST and Amiga.

Mercenary by Novagen Software

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CPCDiskXP v2.0, a .DSK file manager by Mochilote on CPCMania

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A new version of CPCDiskXP is available on CPC Mania. It's a .DSK file manager for windows XP, version 2.0 is from January 2009.

CPCDiskXP for windows XP

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PcW16ers - Reloaded -

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I just added a new PCW link : PcW16ers - Reloaded - which is of course about the PcW16.

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Joyce v2.2.1 by John Elliott, an Amstrad PCW emulator

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Last version of Joyce (v2.2.1) by John Elliott is still fresh (January 2009), it emulates an Amstrad PCW (including the PCW16) for Unix, Windows and MacOS X.

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