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The shadows of Sergoth, a dungeon crawler for Amstrad CPC

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The shadows of Sergoth is a new dungeon crawler in development for the Amstrad CPC 6128. The level shown in this youtube video of The Shadows of Sergoth are not the definite ones, and there is still a lot of things to add, like sounds, monsters, puzzles,...

The game is developped by :

  • Chris94 : specification, game programming, graphic design, level design and translation
  • Kukulcan : game story, game scripting, game intro programming and level design
  • Ced : game story, game scripting and graphic design
  • Rayxamber : sounds and musics
  • TJ/GPA : sounds and musics
  • Maxit : translation
  • MiguelSky : translation

The happy testers are : Fredouille, Galamoth, Maxit, Snake Plissken and Tanuki.

Thanks to all of them !




Youtube videos about Amstrad CPC graphics by MacDeath

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If you read Amstrad CPC forums, maybe you have read a few short messages by MacDeath. No I was only joking, you have read a lot of lenghty messages by him ! But he has also done some videos on Youtube on his prefered subject : Amstrad CPC graphics. The latest video by MacDeath is Amstrad CPC Graphics Live [Se02Ep04] (french audio).





A space invaders with a few lines of basic and 8BP, a RSX library for Amstrad CPC

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Jose Javier Garcia Aranda wrote a new example for his RSX library 8BP v27 (8bits de poder : 8bits of power), it's a clone of Space invaders in a few lines of basic.




CPC Basic 3, an IDE for writing locomotive basic programs and compiles them in Z80 asm

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CPC Basic 3 is an integrated environment for developing programs for Amstrad CPC. It works on Windows, Linux (Mono) and Mac OS (Wine).

CPC Basic function is to allow input and editing a program and compile it to to generate the necessary machine code and run it on a Amstrad CPC computer or an emulator.

Programs are written in Basic language based on Locomotive Basic with a number of differences required because it is a compiler and optimize the speed of code produced.



8BP v027, a RSX library to develop Amstrad CPC games in Basic

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Jose Javier Garcia Aranda has written a new version of 8BP v27 (8bits de poder : 8bits of power), a RSX library for writing Amstrad CPC games in basic (26 Kb max). You can download 8bp on github.

This v27 version has 2 new features :

  • RINK RSX for ink animation
  • change state for sprites (badly translated from spanish)


Street Fighter II CPC still being developped

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Street Fight II CPC is still being developped by Augusto Ruiz (programmation), DaDMaN (graphics) and McKlain (sound). Here is a new video of Street Fight II CPC below, after the two of 2013 :

Dont expect a final version in 2016, but a beta is possible. The target is an Amstrad CPC 6128 with 128 Kb, sorry no CPC 464.



ccZ80 v3.1.5 and ccZ80++ by Emilio Guerrero, programmation in C on PC for Amstrad CPC

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cc80 v3.1.5 by Emlio Guerrero is the last version of this compilator for PC with a C syntaxe, to program on PC (windows or linux with Mono or Wine) for Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and MSX.

But it now exist cc80++ which is of course inspired by C++ but also has a new target : Amstrad PCW.

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Fuzix (unix clone) for Amstrad Notepad and PCW still developped by Alan Cox

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First announce in November 2014, Alan Cox continue programming on Fuzix (clone d'unix) for Amstrad PCW and Notepad. He is adding support for Amstrad NC200 at the moment.

It would be fun to use an ESPxx to add wifi to an Amstrad Notepad or PCW.



SymbOS v3.0 Release Candidate 1 available for Amstrad CPC

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SymbOS v3.0 RC1 (14/11/2016) is available.

Changes since the last update : fixed bug in the widget management of the extended desktop, the widget feature can now fully used as well, and increased booting speed.



8BP v026, a RSX library to develop Amstrad CPC games in Basic

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Jose Javier Garcia Aranda has written 8BP (8bits de poder : 8bits of power), a RSX library for writing Amstrad CPC games in basic (26 Kb max). You can download 8bp on github (sources, demos and games examples, spanish and english documentation). Il existe déjà 3 jeux dont le dernier Niburu :

  • mutante montoya (platforms /maze)
  • anunnaki (space ship arcade, vertical scroll)
  • nibiru (space ship arcade, horizontal scroll)



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