Fresh Amstrad CPC, PCW, Notepad NC100 NC150 NC200 and PDA600 news






Genesis8bit is switching to a new VPS server (and DNS too) at end of month

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Hello, still here and in good health, the web server too. But I will switch to a new VPS server at the end of the month, so the DNS address will change too.



SDCC v4.0.0 (C programming for Amstrad CPC) on PC and MacOS

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A new version of the ANSI-C compiler SDCC v3.8.0 is available since the 30th January 2020 for windows, linux and MacOS.



CPCEC, an Amstrad CPC emulator for windows by CNGSoft, 15th release

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CPCEC (windows) is a new Amstrad CPC emulator by CNGSOFT released in 2019, which replaces CPCE (dos/windows). This version adds Amstrad CPC+ support.

The 14th release is available since the 1st March 2020.





Help needed to finish an Amstrad CPC game : Takedown by Sigh

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Sigh has finished all the artworks for his game Takedown (inspired by the game Dive Kick) for Amstrad CPC in mode 1 with 128 Kb of RAM. He is needed help from programmers to finish his game. If you can help him, just click on the source link just below.





8BP v039, a RSX library to create Amstrad CPC games in Basic

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Jose Javier Garcia Aranda has released a new version of 8BP v39 (8bits de poder : 8bits of power), a RSX library to write Amstrad CPC games in basic (26 Kb max). You can download 8bp on github.

A new game comes with this new version : Blaster Pilot, an arcade game inspired in part by Time Pilot (Konami).






Shinobi remastered by Fmtrx

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Shinobi is an arcade game made by Sega. It was released on Amstrad CPC in 1989 by the editor Virgin Games.

Fmtrx did decide to remaster it and this new version is available on CPCWiki.

He was helped by Fano for his Patch utility and also Yves Rizoud and Sigh (sprite).

The changes are :

  • sprite of the principal character
  • color change
  • new textures

You can see this new version on Youtube.





Martine, an image conversion utility by Impact

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Martine is an utility converting JPG and PNG images to Overscan screen or window for Amstrad CPC (and Plus series). The last available version is v021 which was released the 22th January 2020.