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Caprice Forever v2023-11, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Frédéric Coste for Windows


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

CPCBasicTS Unchained v0.1.1, run Amstrad CPC basic programs in a browser by Marco Vieth


In 2019, Marco Vieth the author of the first Amstrad CPC forr msdos (now maintained by Rainer Lortiz) did release CPCBasic unchained which is converting a Locomotive Basic program of an Amstrad CPC in javascript to use it on a web site.

This version only receive bugs fixes, it's now CPCBasicTS unchained (TS for TypeScript) which is developped, and a new version 0.1.1 was released two weeks ago.

Amspirit v0.953b, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Dmanu78


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.

Amstrad CPC CRTC Compendium v1.6 by Longshot (July 2023)


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, an Amstrad CPC and PCW emulator (other computers too)


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
  • Windows
  • Raspberry pi (raspbian)

WIP Ace Hacked by Roudoudou, an Amstrad CPC emulator for Linux, MacOS and Windows


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 !

Joyce v2.4.2 by John Elliott, an Amstrad PCW emulator (May 2023)


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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