Fresh Amstrad CPC, PCW, Notepad NC100 NC150 NC200 and PDA600 news
Latest Youtube Videos :
An interview of Jean-Paul Mari who worked at Microids where he participated to the following games : Sliders, Eagle's Rider, Rodeo, Grand Prix 500 2 and also to Shufflepuck Cafe (Broderbund).
He is working at the moment with Eidos Montreal.
SInce one year, a remake of Ghost'n Goblins for Amstrad CPC 6128+ is in the work by :
- Program: Frédéric Poesy (Golem13)
- Graphics: Thomas Ferté (Winner)
- Sound/Fx: Julien Riet (Ixien)
With the help and support of the following peoples :
Caprice Forever v2017-11 by Frédéric Coste is a modified version of the Caprice emulator (by Ulrich Doewich) for windows.
- Fix FDC engine to pass most of Kevin Thackers New acid tests
- write sector with wrong cylinder
- write sector with bad cylinder
- Fix FDC engine to pass old Kevin Thackers acid tests for Amstrad CPC 6128 only
- Load disk and tape images inside ZIP from menu
- update fullscreen dialog windows
- Add AMX Mouse simulation
- Improve support of second joystick
- Add display option to reduce text during pause
- Add dialogs GUI skin customization
- Fix minor bugs
Another video by Prodatron showing the AMSDAP (Amstrad MSx aDAPter) which allow the use of MSX cartridges on Amstrad CPC, and in this test using a SE-ONE by TMTLOGIC which is a MP3 player a and FM receiver (radio).
Damn, my Amstrad CT-1 (a Clock/Radio module to sit underneath the CTM640 or CTM644 Amstrad CPC monitor) is now useless !
Here is the first video by Prodatron showing SymbOS on Amstrad CPC with AMSDAP + MSX Graphics9000.
At 2mn45 of the video, a video is running in SymbOS. The following words are from Prodatron : 16 colour bitmaps require the double amount of data compared to a 4 colour bitmap of the same size. The blitter inside the V9990 is doing a lot of things to speed up the graphic output. But it can't help so much when just pumping bitmap data from CPU memory to the screen. A video with the same resolution will have about half the framerate in 16 colours compared to 4 colours. So video output is not the best example for demonstrating the power of the GFX9000 (aka =CPC Powergraph).
BDCIron is streaming Baba's Palace, Profanation 2, BasketCases, Bitume and Gryzor. Of course the first two games issued from CPCRetroDev 2017 should be the more interesting to see.
Greetings to him and the happy mother for their first born !
Here is the second video of the solution of Orion Prime by Arkos and les Sucres en Morceaux, made by JB Le Daron on Youtube.
And listening to the beginning of the video, it seems that a new star is born, greetings to the happy parents.
He is also mentionning that Profanation 2 tested by Amaury is really good (tomorrow maybe).
After the first video about C progammation for Amstrad CPC with SDCC, here is the next one about using mode 0 and draw pixels with SDCC for Amstrad CPC by Oldschool is beautiful.
In this video Roudouou expplains how the effets of his demo CRTC³ were done (sound in french but there are subtitles in english if you are not a frog).
Edward (JeuxVideo.com) features the genesis of the first Ubi Soft game : Zombi (1986), with its author : Yannick CADIN, an interesting video (french). Graphics are by Patrick Daher, scenario by Alexandre BONAN, music by Philippe MARCHISET and the spanish cover by Alfonso AZPIRI.
There are 2 versions depending of 64 Kb or 128 Kb of memory, the differences are scrolling between screens, scrolling for icons and 2 faces for better graphics.
With the CRTC3 demo by Roudoudou (but also by Futurs, X-men, Karbonik prod, Résistance and Morzienda), I discovered that he was also streaming Amstrad CPC content. I let you look for it by yourself.
Two Amstrad CPC plus demos did appear at the Alchimie 2017, showed in several videos :
- Y'a pas que l'Alchimie dans la vie! S03E03 : Spécial Alchimie 12 (french stream)
- CRTC³ Demo on a real 6128 Plus by Markus Hohmann
- (HQ 50fps) CRTC³ - Amstrad 6128+ cartridge demo - Ranked 1st at Alchimie 2017 by Roudoudou
- Eerie Forest Intro on a real Amstrad CPC 6128 Plus by Markus Hohmann
- original video of Eerie Forest intro by Overflow
It's never too late to start anew, Oldschool is Beautiful is discovering the Amstrad CPC at 43 years old.
All videos are in french of course.
The last version of the Amstrad CPC emulator CapriceRPI (v 1.3c) by KaosOverride for Raspberry PI is available with some minor updates and more command line customizations.
This emulator based on the sources of Caprice32 by Ulrich Doewich, can also be compiled on something else than a PI with the following command : make -f makefile.notpi.
Prior to compilation, you must install the following dependances (including SDL v1.2 from memory) :