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







RECOIL v6.1.1, a multiplatform picture viewer including Amstrad CPC pictures

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RECOIL is an application for Android, Windows, macOS and Linux to view 20th century computer pictures, including the Amstrad CPC. Seven pictures formats of the Amstrad CPC are recognized (some I dont know) :

  • CM5+GFX (mode 5)
  • FNT (8x8 font)
  • HGB (HinterGrundBild)
  • PPH+ODD+EVE (Perfect PIX)
  • SCR+PAL (Advanced OCP Art Studio)
  • SGX (SymbOS)
  • WIN+PAL (Advanced OCP Art Studio)



Airwolf 2022 by DarkSteph, an Unity remake of Airwolf for windows and macos

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DarkSteph has programmed with Unity for windows and macos a remake of airwolf : Airwolf 2022. It's the second alpha with the level 1 of the game that you will be able to finally finish unlike on Amstrad CPC : too hard and buggy




CPCDiskAdapter by LambdaMikel

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CPCDiskAdapter by Michael Wessel is an universal Floppy Disk Drive Adapter for the Amstrad CPC. It's a PCB which lets you connecting disk drives other than the standard Amstrad DD1 / FD1 drives to the CPC via the disk controller, which usually requires some floppy cable mods. Moreover, these mods usually fix the drive to either being CPC A or B drive.

With this adapter board, one can flexibly use the DIP switches to select 2 out of 3 possible disk drives, and flexibly determine which one is A or B. Moreover, no more (destructive) cable mods are required with this board.

The following drives can be used:

  • the standard Amstrad DD1 / FD1 3" floppy
  • standard PC 3.5" floppy (with READY signal if possible)
  • 5.25" floppy (with READY signal if possible)
  • Gotek floppy drive

If the drive does no emit the READY signal, then it can be "faked" by grounding the READY line with the corresponding READY DIP switch (this is a standard CPC floppy cable hack)

CPCDiskAdapter's PCB

disk drive cable

Amstrad CPC's disk drive tower

Amstrad CPC and disk drive tower



SDCC v4.2.0 (C programming for Amstrad CPC) on PC and MacOS

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A new version of the ANSI-C compiler SDCC v4.2.0 is available since the 8th March 2022 for windows, linux and MacOS.



Puzzle Bobble v1.1 by Crazy Piri is available

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Crazy Piri has released a version 1.1 of Puzzle Bobble which features :

  • new balls
  • more animation (the balls shine :p)
  • monsters fall when you hit the ball
  • small QR code (easier to flash)
  • line didn't appear anymore after the first level (in hard mode)
  • C4CPC & Dandanator version available (that only need 64k)




Paleto Jones, an Amstrad CPC platform game by Mananuk

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Mananuk (sur Twitter) just released a new Amstrad CPC game : Paleto Jones.

Rescue your uncle kidnapped by an indigenous tribe hidden deep in the jungle. You will have to return all their gold if you want to make your way through their temple and be able to rescue your uncle.

It's a platform game using the MK1 engine by The Mojons Twins and the WYZ player (and tracker) by Augusto Ruiz.




The MIDI converter (in python) by LambdaMikel is available

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The python converter of MIDI music files written by Michael Wessel in python is availabe. It let you play MIDI files on an Amstrad CPC with two hardware expansions :

Source of the MIDI player in Z80 assembly is available.





Upgrade your Amstrad CPC disk drive with the ACME cover

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You are so used to it, but the cover of your Amstrad CPC disk drive has some informations. Why not getting an upgrade of these informations by getting the one made by Frédéric Bellec (ACME web site) ? It's available in azerty and qwerty, and in english.



Replacing the Megadrive ASIC of a MegaPC by Keropi

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If you still didnt buy the MegaCard to upgrade your MegaPC, there is another useful upgrade. Replacing the Megadrive ASIC on the ISA card as it's an early version with a bug. Beware, you need to be careful when removing the bugged ASIC and putting a new one coming from a Megadrive donor. It will let you use flash cartridges with more success like the MegaEverdrive PRO (other source here).