Fresh Amstrad CPC, PCW, Notepad NC100 NC150 NC200 and PDA600 news






CPCE v1.85, an Amstrad CPC emulator for windows

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CPCE v1.85 fixes a serious bug in the Symbiface 2 IDE (reported by Jarek Adamski), allows disabling the tape speedup if CPCE does it wrong (for example with "Balloonacy") and the Win32 version is a bit smarter now to handle ZIP archives.




Conversion from C64 of Balloonay on Amstrad CPC by Kevin Thacker

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Kevin Thacker has made a conversion of Balloonacy, a C64 game. The complet game will be sold by Cronosoft . You can donwload a démo of the game for tape and disk.





Invitation of the Amstrad CPC meeting Castellum 2

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You can download the invitation for the Castellum meeting 2. The meeting already took place.



SymbOS v2.0 is out, for Amstrad PCW too

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Symbos v2.0 is out :

  • SymbOS has been ported completely to the Amstrad PCW/Joyce (screensaver works now, too).
  • 1024KB support on all platforms; 24 applications can be loaded and executed now at the same time.
  • "SymbOS extensions": This module can optionally be loaded during the booting process and adds new functions like the "Security" dialogue to the operating system.
  • Richtext support and additional 16 colour controls
  • SymbOS supports the handling of shared services. These are processes, which run in the background and provide their functions like accessing external hardware and other things to multiple applications at the same time.
  • The file selection, info and confirm windows have been enhanced with several new options.
  • SymShell includes new control codes for better VT100, VT52 and ANSI terminal emulation.
  • The CPC version includes an optimized Mode2 screen driver and now operates nearly as fast in 640x200x2 as in 320x200x4.

Read allnews here, and PCW/Joyce screenshots here.



BSkyB is buying Amstrad company

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Rupert Murdoch owner of the U.K. media group BskyB has launched an amical OPA on Amstrad for 185 millions €, it will permit to BskyB to lower its costs, as it was buying satellit numerical video decoders from Amstrad. Alan Michael Sugar will stil be the manager at Amstrad, and will still keep 28% Amstrad actions d'Amstrad after selling a part of his actions for 34,5 millions of pounds. Alan Michael Sugar is now 60 years old.



Frontier 1337, Elite Frontier for Sony PSP

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Elite was one of the best Amstrad CPC games, and Elite II on PC was a good game too. Frontier 1337 is a port for Sony PSP of Elite II, which I couldnt try at the moment though.



Groops, an Amstrad CPC reflexion game by Binary Sciences

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Groops is an Amstrad CPC reflexion game by Binaries Sciences, and a nice one. A new version without non important bugs will be out soon.



SymStudio, a development tool for SymbOS

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SymStudio is the development tool for SymbOS, with bugs corrections and some new features (graphic). The web site has a lot of informations and guides. about SymStudio.



SymZilla, an internet browser for SymbOS (reading)

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SymZilla is a browser for SymbOS, it let you read HTML files. Beware it needs 192 Ko of memory, so on a CPC you need a RAM extension.



Sappy, an Amstrad CPC+ demo by Semilanceata (January 2007)

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Sappy is a french Amstrad CPC+ demo by the Semilanceata group released in January 2007.

You can see a video of Sappy on Youtube.

screenshot of the Amstrad CPC+ demo Sappy by Semilanceata




New Amstrad CPC programs as MP3 on Amstradeus (March 2006)

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As usual, vous will find Amstrad CPC programs as MP3 files on Amstradeus. Last games to appear on the site are Combat lynx, Critical mass, Confuzion, Contraption, the Covenant, Costa Capers, Chickin case, Chimera, Chuckie Egg, City slicker, Challenge of the gobots and Chessmater 2000.