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New version v0.28 of the Amstrad CPC emulator Sugarbox


A new version of the Amstrad CPC emulator Sugarbox is out. But at least today the site has an error 500.

Chip-8 emulation on Amstrad PCW by Habi Soft


Habi Soft also wrote an emulation of the Chip-8 (wiki) on Amstrad PCW.

Chip-8 emulation on Amstrad PCW

New version of Arnold, the Amstrad CPC emulator by Kevin Thacker


Arnold build 20170513 is the new version of the Amstrad CPC emulator by Kevin Thacker.

Caprice Forever v2017-5, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Frédéric Coste for Windows


Caprice Forever v2017-5 by Frédéric Coste is a modified version of the Caprice emulator (by Ulrich Doewich) for windows.

  • Add cheat script keywords
  • Fix FastFDC crashes when trying to read multi-sided disk image
  • Play CSW tape images
  • Convert WAV to CSW tape images (see Hints)
  • Fix game controller detection issues (Xbox 360)
  • Fix FDC write sector issues
  • Fix FDC read sector regression (Dimension6)
  • Use « Keep original aspect ratio » option for fullscreen display
  • Add PlayCity audio channels
  • Fix minor bugs

Samdisk v3.8.10 by Simon Owen, Amstrad CPC disks tranfers on PC


SAMdisk v3.8.10 by Simon Owen is out since the 18th December.

The utility supports transfers between floppy disks and disk images, and is designed to work with almost any soft-sectored disk format compatible with the PC floppy controller, including some copy-protected formats.

Low-level floppy device access requires the fdrawcmd.sys driver to be installed.

  • added read and write support .qdos (QL) disk images
  • added --irregular option for blind output image if first track isn't regular
  • added --fill to set filler byte for regular formats
  • fixed setting perpendicular mode for 1Mbps data rate
  • fixed reading directly to single-sided formats from a:/b:
  • fixed short data indicator showing on no-data sectors
  • fixed raw output not using source format fill byte for missing sectors
  • changed raw output to allow blank head 1 to mirror head 0 format

There is also a Samdisk 4.0 beta version on github for windows, linux and MacOS.

CSW2CDT v4 by César Nicolas Gonzales, a windows utility to transfer Amstrad CPC, Spectrum tapes


Fourth version of the CSW2CDT tool suite, which is a set of three programs whose main purpose is the encoding of computer tapes used in the Sinclair ZX and the Amstrad CPC.

Caprice Forever v2017-3, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Frédéric Coste for Windows


Caprice Forever v2017-3 by Frédéric Coste is a modified version of the Caprice emulator (by Ulrich Doewich) for windows.

  • Preliminary SNR session playback
  • Insert Caprice32 FDC engine as fast FDC
  • Add support for DualShock 4 wireless controller
  • Preliminary text rendering for DMP2160 Dot Matrix Printer
  • Add scripts to help entering cheat modes
  • Add keyboard clash phenomenon (« Ghosts » keys)
  • Add CPC 664 french machine (different hardware keyboard than UK)
  • Add recent disk images list
  • Add favourite disk images list
  • Add display option to keep fullscreen for next session
  • Use custom patterns for scanlines (see Hints)
  • Add option to never update disk images
  • Fix minor bugs

FPGAmstrad on MiST-board revision r005.8.14.1 by Renaud Helias (hardware Amstrad CPC emulation)


New version of the Amstrad CPC core for MiST by Renaud Helias is available.

  • TV mode using VSYNC/HSYNC xor and Gerald VSYNC/HSYNC width formula
  • This version was realised with atari forum team, testing several experimental forks
  • It does output 15kHz original signal on SCART. Do use mist.ini scandoubler_disable=1 (see
  • sorry FDC work will be for a next time : my r005.8.15 candidate version does fail 80% of arnoldemu FDC testbench...

nc100em v1.2, an Amstrad Notepad NC100 emulator par Gnarz


The original Amstrad notepad NC100 emulator was written by Russell Marks. Nilquader has modified it, and Gnarz has modified this modification.

Gnarz's modification features :

  • removed the vgalib and terminal versions
  • made the gtk version compile with GTK+ 2.0
  • made the sdl version compile with SDL2
  • made the menu key available on modern keyboards emulate the NCs menu key
  • changed the serial port emulation to allow it to use devices other than stdin/stdout. For example, the command socat -d -d PTY,raw,echo=0 PTY,raw,echo=0 creates a nice serial device emulator, whose ends are output by the command. You can specify the open end with -s, and use the other end with cat or sx or what have you... stdin/stdout is still available by passing - as an arg to -s
  • some cleanups in the Makefile
  • added ncconvert
Amstrad NC100 (main view) (Thomas Conté)

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