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A first teaser appeared on the 3th April on Twitter, and no it's not faked news. Toki is a work in progress by two frogs. It wwill be released first on Amstrad CPC 6128 (forget 64 Kb CPC without memory extension) then a bit later on CPC+.
Toki for Amstrad CPC wont use the hardware to the maximum but will have all graphics, monsters and levels. The sound part and programmation are well advanced.
Their twitter has messages in french, english and spanish !
Everybody know the M4 wifi board by Duke for our Amstrad CPC. The M7-Galaxy board is an extended version of the M4 but intented for the Amstrad GX4000 as the board will interface inside the Z80 socket while le processor is on the board. It features :
- disk drive emulation, it emulates the DFC765 chip so all read/write accesses are redirected to a .DSK image like a Gotek or HxC without the need of a FDC chip
- Rom board
- cartridge emulation
- RAM expansion, probably 320 Kb + the original 64 Kb
- using a wireless keyboard and mouse
So you can upgrade an Amstrad GX4000 in an Amstrad CPC+ without any soldering. For more informations, see Duke's page.
The Zen80 board is similar to the galaxy board, but is used as the M4 board : externally and not internally. It will feature 8MB SDRAM (and MCU with more GPIO's), which would be hard to fit in the internal version without going BGA.
The boards will have an approximative price of 60 euros, there is no preorder at the moment.
Memory Full got a few days ago the authorization to put some content of the defunct site Push'n Pop on theirs.
It means for example interviews (No Recess, Voxfreax, Batman Forever team, Fano, Lotharek and Jeff, Wake Up! team, Ronaldo) and technical stuff (Zoom initiation, La genèse du Starkos).
I won't write eight different news, so head to OverClocked ReMix to listen to eight remix of Amstrad CPC musics : Robocop, Ghosts'n Goblins, Space Harrier, Cauldron 2, Arkanoid (2 remixes), Dizzy the adventurer and Lemmings.
The original music of the Amstrad CPC game Thrust is written by Rob Hubbard, and it is played on a synthetizer by CPC Moments.
Sadly, it is the last video by CPC moments, which are all from two years ago.
The original music of the Amstrad CPC game Prohibition is written by Charles Callet, and it is played on a synthetizer by CPC Moments.
The original music of the Amstrad CPC game Platoon is written by David Whittaker, and it is played on a synthetizer by CPC Moments.
3D Fight is a shoot them up in 3D on Amstrad CPC by Vincent Baillet (code) and Michel WINOGRADOFF (music). It's a great classic that I finished if my memory is good. You can find an interview in french in the issue 19 of Pix'n Love.
You can see two videos :
Pink Pills - Manic Moritz and the Meds for ZX Spectrum is a work in progress for Amstrad CPC by Sebastian Braunert and Uwe Geiken, with music by The Shining. AGD by Jonathan Cauldwell is used for writing the game.
To load an Amstrad CPC tape (or a ZX Spectrum one), you can use :
- a tape drive
- an Android phone with the tapDancer Virtual Datasette application
- the TZX Duino
In november 2017, a new version of the TZX duino was released with a percentage counter and a timer counter have been added to all screens, and in March 2018 the possiblity to do some firmare editing (type of screen, logo...).
You can buy the TZXduino in the author's shop.
ZEsarUX v7.0 is a multi platform emulator, Amstrad CPC 464 included. You can compile the unix sources directly or get a binary for :
- linux 32/64 bits
- Mac OS X
- Raspberry pi (raspbian)