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Rampage is an arcade game by Activision, adapted on Amstrad CPC by Marcus RAINBOW, Mak and Nick JONES. You can see all the ported platforms including the Amstrad CPC in this video of the history of Rampage by Novabug. And well, there will be a Rampage film in 2018 (2nd May in France) with Dwayne Johnson, no joke !
The fourth video by Keith56, author of Chibi Akumas (episode 1 et 2) which is about Z80 programmation on Amstrad CPC, Spectrum and MSX is this time about learning Binary & Hexadecimal with calculator, spreadsheet and Z80 assembler examples.
You can look in spanish at 24 videos done at the Alicante university about Z80 programmation Z80 for Amstrad CPC with CPCTelera on the Youtube chain of Profesor Retroman.
The second issue of 2017 of the Kilobyte Magazine is available online. It's about 8bit computers, with some part about the Amstrad CPC.
The issue 3 of Kilobyte Magazine is also available, but without Amstrad CPC content except an article about the Logo programmation language which was present on the CP/M disks.
Sugarbox v0.29, the Amstrad CPC(+) emulator is available. It features :
- Complete PLUS family support : 464+, 6128+, GX4000. All ASIC functions are supported (making modern demo like « CRTC3? or « Eerie forest » functionnal)
- SNA v3 is supported, with BRKS chunks (breakpoints generated by RASM or Winape)
- Various fix on full screen management (should not crash anymore)
- Various fix on DSK management. More dumps should be analyzed correctly
- IPF support : Generated IPF file should be more reliable (no more crash with Samdisk or DTC from kryoflux)
- Joystick support is better
- Sound have been reworked
A new version r005.8.15.1 of the Amstrad CPC core for MiST by Renaud Helias is available.
VGA counters fix... How can't I see that before ? (found while merging ZX-Uno version...).
Taken into account also in experimental r005.8.16c30 (experimental != validated)
Not very new (February 2017), Roudoudou has written a linux/windows Z80 assembler/disassembler for Amstrad CPC. It was originally designed for the release of his CRTC³ Amstrad CPC+ demo (cartridge mode, banking, ...).
The last version of RASM is v0.67 (21th December 2017) : bugfix buffer overflow with long filenames for export, export breakpoint in snapshot (unofficial Winape chunk), new directive BREAKPOINT, labels begining with BRK or @BRK for local labels will be exported as breakpoints in the snapshots.
The reality show the Apprentice (UK) with Lord Alan Michael Sugar will open his 14th edition soon. Inscriptions will close on the 29th January 2018.
What are you waiting for ?
After a Nintendo DS version in 2011, Alekmaul just finished writing a Sega Megadrive version of Rick Dangerous II.
The final version of a spanish Amstrad CPC game coming from Spain (thanks for a little bit of sun) : Top Top par Rantan, it's a platform and puzzle game with the particularity to be played by 2 players ! it uses the CPCTelera development framework (C language). Top Top was presented at the CPCRetroDev 2015.
I will try it as soon as I can find someone to play with.
The description of the game by its two authors (AlexySGH and Davitsu) : Eira and Elric, a pair of slightly absent-minded magicians, have accidentally unleashed a powerful curse that have divided them, locking them in the dephts of the Tower of Wizardry. Now, they must use their wit and cooperate from afar to escape from the tower. Explore the different levels, avoid traps and solve puzzles to meet your partner at the top.
This year, Swivel Creations Ltd will release a remake of Bounder on Iphone and Android with 3 graphic modes (C64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC).