Archives for the month August 2011 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page
MegaFlash available (a new 512 Ko ROMBOX) by Bryce 08/05/2011 23:30 -
Bryce has released his MegaFlash, a new 512 Ko ROMBOX to be able to use ROMs like QuickCMD on your Amstrad CPC. You can PM him on CPCWiki quickly if you want to be able to order one.
The price is 75 €, centronics cable 7 €, edge connector cable 10 € and postage 5 €.
PC-CPC v0.1at beta (Amstrad CPC emulator) on CPCWiki 08/05/2011 23:00 -
CPCWiki is back after a few hardware problems, you can download on it the lastest beta version of the
PC-CPC emulator by Ludovic Deplanque (Demoniak).
CPCWiki moving to a new server 08/10/2011 11:04 -
CPCWiki is moving to a new server, and not available yet on the new one.
The Oliver Twins web site (all the Dizzy games) 08/11/2011 23:58 -
You can read the history about
The Oliver Twins on their web site, they are the authors of the Dizzy games (and many others).
Boulder Dash XL on PC and Xbox360 08/12/2011 23:38 -
You can read (in french) a test of
Boulder Dash XL already out on Xbox360 (13th July) and on PC (end of 2011).
There are at least 3 possible gameplays :
arcade : easier as you cant be crushed, you have life points (no direct death)...
puzzle : more interesting than the arcade mode
retro : back to the original !
A music remake of Target Renegade by Hulky2006 08/13/2011 23:07 -
The Mystery of the Nile HD gameplay by Metr81 08/13/2011 22:35 -
Metr81 is finishing Amstrad CPC games and put them as HD video on Youtube. I will now announce his video there (and add them a bit later in the games database).
The first game to be announced isn't well known by me :
The Mystery of the Nile (El misterio del nilo) , written by Made in Spain, edited by Zigurat and distributed by Firebird.
What if the adventure game Maupiti Island was on Amstrad CPC ? 08/14/2011 22:17 -
JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release 08/14/2011 01:39 -
JavaCPC Desktop is a brand new Amstrad CPC emulator. It is based on JEMU (http://sourceforge.net/projects/jemu) and is an extremely improved release from JavaCPC 6.7.
JavaCPC Desktop is designed to be used on Windows systems only, but maybe can run also on other systems, but a few features will be missing then.
JavaCPC is no freeware any longer! It's new license is "Donationware".
What does this mean :
JavaCPC and all of it's contents are free, and are allowed to be shared
It's available sources are not complete but you are allowed to use them
If you register JavaCPC, please also think about a little donation. (JavaCPC consumes much time in it's development)
The only legal download place is
http://sourceforge.net/projects/javacpc/ or also
http://cpc-live.com/ Other people who wants to offer JavaCPC on their own webpages, please contact me under webmaster at cpc-live.com
What is new, what can I expect as a JavaCPC 6.7 user ? JavaCPC Desktop is a completely rewritten emulator, which offers you a big spectrum of apps and tools. It comes with it's own desktop!
The tools and apps :
Integrated Z80 Assembler: Feel free to create your own programs in Z80 Assembler. Compile them directly into the CPC's ram.
Virtual Keyboard: You cannot find your key you need? Use the virtual Keyboard then.
Alarm Clock: A simple alarm clock, which reminds you when you have something else to do.
YM-Control: Record and playback your own YM files.
Manage DSK (Windows only!): Copy files from your PC on a DSK or vice versa.
Audio Capture: Record your favourite CPC sound as WAV file.
TapeDrive: A fully controllable virtual tape drive. Supports CSW, CDT, WAV and MP3
JavaCPC Paint: Paint your own screens in normal mode or also as Overscan pictures. Convert existing images to CPC format. (Supported import-Formats: PCX, TGA, BMP, PNG, GIF, JPG, SNA)
Mandelbrot: A simple app to paint Mandelbrot fractals directly on the CPC screen.
Tiled Mapeditor: You can use it to create game maps etc...
Poke Finder: A simple tool to find PEEKS and POKES to cheat in games.
Calculator: A scientific calculator which understands string input with brackets etc...
WebBrowser: A webbrowser
GameBrowser: Don't waste your time by downloading hundreds of CPC games without checking them! Just load them directly into the emulator and play them.
Virtual Floppy: A little thingie to see what your virtual disc drive does.
SubPopRadio: Listen to the best CPC-tunes available in WWW !
JavaCPC Chat: Chat with other JavaCPC users all over the world. (Experimental)
Favourites: Add and load your favourite DSK, CDT or SNA files with a few mouseclicks only!
DSK2CDT: Simple filetransfer to copy files from an existing DSK file on a new CDT file (Windows only!)
And much more !!!
Further questions ? Feel free to contact me at webmaster at cpc-live.com
Dizzy Ultimate Cartoon Adventure gameplay (HD) by Metr81 08/16/2011 12:47 -
5th Axis HD Gameplay by Metr81 08/24/2011 13:36 -
Here is a new HD video by Metr81 of
the 5th Axis written by Loriciels in 1985.
Arquimedes XXI HD gameplay by Metr81 08/24/2011 13:23 -
Here is a new HD video by Metr81 of
Arquimedes XXI, written by Dinamic Software in 1986 for Spectrum and MSX, and adapted on CPC in 2011 With the efforts of DevilMarkus, MiguelSky, PulkoMandy (french translation, main music conversion), voXfReaX (english translation).
You will find the multi-lingual solution of this game on the source of this news.
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