News about Amstrad CPC, PCW, Notepad NC100 NC150 NC200, PDA600 and also Amstrad PC






Using an USB drive on any PC XT-AT being an Amstrad PC or not

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Retro Erik has done a vidéo on the use of a USB key for l'utilisation une clé USB sur un PC XT ou AT sous msdos (voir la page de Lo-tech).

FreddyV is working on a modification of the driver for better speed on a PC XT or AT. It will be easier then using a Compact Flash card with a XT-CF.

Retro Tech Chris has made a 3D model of a bracket for this ISA card.

See the thread on Vogons.





Two videos : history of Amstrad and of the Amstrad CPC

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Two very recent videos in french about the history of Amstrad :




The War of the Solice, a remake of Lords of Midnight (Mike Singleton)

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The War of the Solice is a 3D remake of the Lords of Midnight game (Mike Singleton) made by The Frozen Empire (Andrew Smart and Wayne Britcliffe), for windows and MacOS.

I wrote about it years ago, last version was releasd in 2021, see the interesting trailer on Youtube.




Goody, el regreso by Ivan AVILA, an incoming Amstrad CPC game

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Last game by Ivan AVILA is Goody, el regreso, it has been written with the 8bp library in basic. Good is a platform game.




A remake of Wonder Boy by Benjamin Yoris is now on hold

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Benjamin Yoris was working on a Wonder Boy remake since 2020, but this project is now on hold.

You can download it on CPCWiki to see for yourself. It isn't possible to finish the level as the distance between two clouds are too big.







A new version of Martine by Impact is available (v0.35)

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Martine v0.35.0 is an utility written by the Impact group :

  • converting JPG and PNG images to Overscan screen or window for Amstrad CPC (and Plus series)
  • new tile map mode, which allow to analyze an image of a level game, and produce .imp and .til readable by tile tool from Impact

This version was released the 20th April 2022. It is available for Windows, MacOS, ARM64 and linux.




RASM v1.7 by Roudoudou, a multi platform assembler for Amstrad CPC

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The last version of RASM is v1.7 (11th April 2022).

Rasm is now available on Github (documentation included).

This multi platform assembler (linux, windows, but not only like MorphOS on Amiga) let you program for Amstrad CPC.




Swingin', an Amstrad CPC demo by Bug Powell and AST (Revision 2022)

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Swingin' is an Amstrad CPC demo by Bug Powell (code) and AST (graphics), musical player by Madram and music by Dark Angel (Atari ST conversion).

It got the 11th spot in the demo contest at the Revision 2022. You can see the demo on youtube.