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Thanks to Xporter and RVMEngine available for the Amstrad CPC framework CPCTelera v1.5 (WIP), you can already test the possibility of exporting your Amstrad CPC game to an Android program.
A portable computer like the Amstrad PPC 640, released in 1988 has no ISA expansion ports, he has only a feeble speaker. So you may think it isnt possible to get some nice sound except of simple beeps ?
On the Amstrad CPC it was possible to have a better sound using a Digiblaster sound card connected to the parallel port. It was a simple electronic device with several resistors, not difficult to make in fact.
Well, there is the same thing on PC since ages : the Covox Speech Thing.. It is possible to buy a Covox 4 on Serdashop which is an upgraded version of the Covox Speech Thing (higher precision resistors : 0.1% and low pass filter). For more informations about the Covox, I recommand reading the related articles on Nerdly Pleasures.
I also bought the MCE2VGA on Serdashop which lets you use a VGA external screen instead of only using the internal screen which is quite lacking.
After Hibernated and Eight feet under, Stefan Vogt has released a new adventure game : the Curse of Rabenstein which takes place inside the german black forest at night... This adventure game has been released for several platforms : Amstrad CPC, C64, Plus/4, ZX Spectrum (+3, ESXDOS et Next), Amiga, Atari ST, msdos and any modern PC.
Kitsun'es curse is the following of Golden Tail, where the Osaka Castle was released from the evil summoned by the dark heart of the Shogun. But not all ended well for everybody.
When the true nature of our hero Kitsune was revealed, something unexpected happened: he shape-shifted into a fox-man.
To make things worse, when he woke up after the transformation, the talisman had been stolen by the Yiga. This clan is known for their dark arts and their deals with the Yōkai (supernatural monsters), and it is believed that they hide it now in Akasaka Castle, trying to subjugate the power of the stone.
You play the role of the ninja spy, who is on a mission to steal the Golden Tail from the Yiga clan, and hopefully use it to break Kitsune’s Curse.
Kitsune's curse was tested by Xyphoe onr Youtube.
Predator is an arcade game by Activision in 1988 on Amstrad CPC, inspired by the film of the same name with the actor Arnold Schwarznegger who appears on the game box.
On OursoN Retrogames's youtube channel, Kukulcan is showing a speedun in 6 minutes and 30seconds on Predator.
Dirk Headstrong and the Martian Madness by Robinson has released a new game in 3D created with the Freescape engine.
We are in 2020, and at least it is possible to send a SMS using an Amstrad CPC thanks to Kiragregis. It uses an RS232 interface (by Amstrad) connected to a GSM A6 module bought on AliExpress.
If you understand french, you should really listen to the vidéo by Kiragregis, it's a funny one. If you dont understand, maybe the youtube subtitle will be good enough to understand it.
Sylvestre wrote a new article, this time about the Amstrad Plus or the myths of the CPC+.
A new version of the ANSI-C compiler SDCC v3.8.0 is available since the 30th January 2020 for windows, linux and MacOS.