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Sugarbox v2.02, the Amstrad CPC(+) emulator is available.
Caprice Forever v2023-11 by Frédéric Coste is a modified version of the Caprice emulator (by Ulrich Doewich) for windows (32/64 bit). This version features :
- Add SSA-1 Speech emulation
- Add DK'Tronics Speech emulation
- Improve Tape viewer including PPI audio direct navigation
- Improve CRTC1 emulation (Thanks to Philippe 'Offset' Rimauro)
- Fix minor bugs
A new version of Amspirit, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Dmanu78 is available on the System.CFG forum for windows. There is a 32 and 64bit version. Reading all the thread is a good idea if you didnt read it already as it's a complete genesis of this emulator.
This version mostly is correcting bugs, better management of the edsk format to manage protected games and new ergonomic features.
The thread on CPCWiki is here.
RetroVirtualMachine v2.1.9 by Juan Carlos González Amestoy was released today. It's an Amstrad CPC emulator for MacOS, Windows and Linux. This version features bug fixes.
Longshot has released version 1.6 of the Amstrad CPC CRTC Compendium (July 2023) which is a documentation about the CRTC 6845 (and some others circuits). Note that the CRTC is a generic component used in several computers including the IBM PC.
It is possible to check if an emulator is good with the SHAKER tests by Longshot. SHAKER is a program designed to run on CPC machines produced by AMSTRAD in the 80s-90s. The objective of this program is to carry out extensive tests on the video circuits of this machine. These video circuits are the GATE ARRAY and the CRTC 6845. AMSTRAD produced several series of GATE ARRAY and used CRTC models produced by different manufacturers (HITACHI, MOTOROLA, UMC, AMSTRAD). This has been causing compatibility problems on operations that exceed the functional specifications of these circuits. The identified CRTCs are numbered from 0 to 4.
ZEsarUX X (10 years) is a multi platform emulator, Amstrad CPC and PCW (and many others). You can compile the unix sources directly or get a binary for :
- linux 32/64 bits
- Mac OS X
- Raspberry pi (raspbian)
RetroVirtualMachine v2.1.8 by Juan Carlos González Amestoy was released the 1st September 2023. It's an Amstrad CPC emulator for MacOS, Windows and Linux.
L'émulateur Amstrad CPC ACE par Offset n'est disponible que pour MorphOS et Haiku. Il a une fonctionnalité fort intéressante par rapport à d'autres émulateurs Amstrad CPC : avoir un système de plugin pour rajouter le support pour des extensions matérielles.
Mais bientôt avec Ace Hacked par Roudoudou, il sera disponible pour Linux, MacOS et Windows !
The Amstrad PCW emulator Joyce v2.4.2 by John Elliott already available for unix, windows and MacOS.
There is also a development version 2.5.1 (February 2023)
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