Archives for the month June 2009 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page





Knight Lore remake for MSX2

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There is a nice remake of Knight Lore for MSX2 created by Manuel Pazos (Guillian) and Daniel Celemín (LordFred). This remake features :

  • Different palettes for day and night
  • In game map that shows the player location, visited rooms and objects location
  • Improved music (adding some reverb)
  • Torch animation (can be disabled by pressing ESC while booting the game)
  • Bug fixing of the original game
  • Intro scroll showing the 'Mist tunes'
  • On turbo R, the R800 is enabled to prevent slowdowns

Go on the RetroWorks website to get this remake and more :

  • The game ROM (48K)
  • A full game map using screenshots of this new version
  • A user manual in PDF format
  • Packing designs (cartridge label and box)

You can see a video of this Knight Lore remake on Youtube.



Killmax, an Amstrad CPC demo by OFE

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Killmax by OFE is the winning demo of the Amstrad expo 2009 meeting. The sense of humor of OFE is awful, that's why you will like the demo.

You can see a video of Killmax on Youtube (beware for a better sound run the .DSK in WinApe with a 44 Khz setting or on a real Amstrad CPC).



Ultrasyd music pack 1

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Ultrasyd music pack 1 has been released by Ultrasyd, it's a music pack with four original STarKos tracks.



Amstrad Expo and Klassentreffen 2009 pictures

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You will find pictures of the 2 meetings Amstrad Expo and Klassentreffen 2009 on CPCscene.

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Color Lines toolkit by GPA

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Color Lines is a G.P.A. reflexion game yet to be released. But you can download its toolkit to add your own graphic skin to the future release.

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GrafX v2 final version (graphical bitmap editor)

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PulkoMandy has released GrafX v2 final.

It's a bitmap paint program that allows to draw in more than 60 video resolutions (from 320x200, including most of the standard Amiga resolutions, provided your videocard knows how to handle them). It was written originally for DOS, but has been modified to use SDL and modern operating systems.

Its layout is not very different from Deluxe Paint or Brilliance, so it will be quite easy to handle it if you know at least one of these programs.



Amstrad CPC cross-development kit by Grim

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If you are still programming on Amstrad CPC, you are maybe using WinAPE. But its assembler has limitations. For example, if you want to create a .DSK, a .SNA, compile something, compact something BEFORE or AFTER assembling, it's not possible in 1 pass and 1 key press. But it's now possible with some additional software (freeware).

For more informations go to Grimaware, and for the direct link in (english, check end of page for the update) about the Amstrad CPC cross-development kit, it's there.

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Elite IV soon on (C)PC, PS3 and Xbox360 !

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After some announces in 2006 and 2007, this time it's for real, the PS3 information site thesixthaxis has confirmed that David Braben officially announced Elite IV for PC, PS3 and Xbox360, but sadly not for CPC. No date is given though.

screenshot of Elite by Ian Bell and David Braben

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Institut national de l'Audiovisuel

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The web site of Institut national de l'Audiovisuel (its goal is to keep archives of french television and radio) got a lifting. They also now have 200.000 televsion ads from 1968 to today. I invite you to go see ads about Amstrad products.

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Retro Still Alive

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I found Retro Still Alive on GameBase CPC, you will find 47 reviews of Amstrad games there (french only though).

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Gamebase CPC

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GameBase is an Open Source "Emulator Frontend", released under the GNU General Public Licence. It is a program that attempts to make running games on various emulators very easy, so that you don't have to remember lots of command line parameters and config settings. GameBase is the Official Frontend for the GB64 Collection of C64 games. It manages games, music, docs, screenshots and more

There is of course a GameBase CPC maintained by Loïc Daneels. He is adding .YM music, screenshots, scans of package and documentation.

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