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Throne Legacy v1.1 by Arnaud Bouche for Amstrad CPC


Arnaud Bouche has updated his game inspired by l'Aigle d'Or : Throne Legacy v1.1. This new version brings the following modifications :

  • New intro by CPC-POWER and TITAN
  • Game translation En/Fr/Es/It/De
  • Restoration of original Woman painting, being replaced by Prince of persia for cpcretrodev gesture
  • Remove lighter usage limit
  • Speed up player movement
  • Now life is lost by movement and not by time (prevent quick lost life in dark room because game run too fast)
  • Game map slightly changed, Shop is nearer and room of the cup is attached to the castle
  • Golden key cannot open doors anymore
  • Some text modification for better understanding
  • Old torches can be taken from wall (but caution there are nearly burnout)
  • Change stair down image because stair was not visible enough
  • Handle Fire3 for Suicide (as Esc key)
  • Many graphicals glitches fixed

The 2021 edition of the Basic 10 liners contest is starting


The 2021 edition of the Basic 10 liners has started the 1st February.

Check the twitter of BASIC10Liners for any news and any entrance.

CapriceESP32 v0.8.4 by Millim, an Amstrad CPC emulator on Odroid Go


A new version of the Amstrad CPC emulator for Odroid Go by Millim : CapriceESP32 is available (v0.8.4).

There are no informations about the changes in this version.

Turbo Rascal SE v0.12 is out with the source code of the Mørketid demo


Turbo Rascal SE (TRSE) v0.12 is out. It's a complete suite (IDE, compiler, programming language, image sprite level resource editor) intended for developing games/demos for 8 / 16-bit line of computers, with a focus on the MOS 6502, the Motorola 68000, the (GB)Z80 and the X86. TRSE currently supports application development for the C64, C128, VIC-20, PLUS4, NES, Gameboy, PET, ZX Spectrum, TIKI 100, Amstrad CPC 464, Atari 2600, 8086AT, Amiga 500 and the Atari ST 520 (complete list here). With the benefits of a modern IDE (error messages, code completion, syntax highlighting etc) and a bunch of fast built-in tools, it has never been easier to program for your favorite obsolete system !

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Among the many changes of this 0.12 version (download link also), there is the source code of the Amstrad CPC demo Mørketid which I really did like.

A new version of ConvImgCpc by Ludovic Deplanque


A new version of ConvImgCpc by Ludovic Deplanque is out (11th February 2021).

It's a windows utility to convert PC images to Amstrad CPC.

Perfectly accurate Z80 flags and CPC timing on 64 NOPS


A new articles is available on 64 NOPS, a blog about programmation on Amstrad CPC by Hicks (Vanity) and Toms (Pulpo Corrosivo). The subject of the article is : Perfectly accurate Z80 flags and CPC timing.

CapriceESP32 v0.7.9 by Millim, an Amstrad CPC emulator on Odroid Go


A new version of the Amstrad CPC emulator for Odroid Go by Millim : CapriceESP32 is available (v0.7.9).

It features mute sound and support for cheating (read documentation for using it). To access both features use the Menu Key + B, then Menu Key + Down arrow.

You must put the directory /cpc at the base of the Odroid SD card (especially /cpc/dsk), the .FW will be in /odroid/firmware as usual.

I recommand to read the documentation of CapriceESP32. You must use the Menu key + B to access the .DSK directory then Menu + right arrow to go to the file list, select file with A, press Menu + B once again to launch the selected file. To use the virtual keyboard, press Menu + A and once again to remove it. There is no sound mute at the moment. If you want to reset the emulator, just choose another disk and file to execute.

The new version features :

  • Key mapping file support, identical to the C64/Schumi structure (see documentation)
  • Volume control for the internal speaker. By pressing VOL button together with one key ( left, right, up, or down) will increase/decrease by 1 or 10
  • Bluetooth Audio support. Now you can stream the emulator sound in Stereo to Speaker or Headphone, wirelessly
  • Added a simple 8bit style OSD aka 1986
  • Improved SD card access by adding SPI Mutex access control

Caprice Forever v2021-1, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Frédéric Coste for Windows


Caprice Forever v2021-1 by Frédéric Coste is a modified version of the Caprice emulator (by Ulrich Doewich) for windows (32/64 bit).

  • Add Multiplay Mouse emulation
  • Add cursor capture option to improve mouse emulation
  • Support X-Mem SST flash memory
  • Add Simple Poke Window
  • Fix minor bugs