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Tribute to Michael Collins (Apollo XI), an Amstrad CPC+ slideshow by Nemo59

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Nemo has created a slideshow in turbo pascal for Amstrad CPC+ including astronaut quotes : Michael Collins (Apollo XI) tribute which you can see on Youtube on his channel. The screenshots has been converted with ConvImgCPC by Ludovic Deplanque.




Powergraph Light Rev 2 with built-in adapter for Amstrad CPC to connect with an Amsdap

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I am late as today is the last day to order a V9990 Powergraph Light Rev 2 with built-in adapter by Tecnobytes. It's a MSX cartridge for MSX or Amstrad CPC which you can connect with the Amsdap (a MX4 card with a MSX cartridge slot), see Prodatron's video in 2018.




PunyInform v2.5 by Fredrik Ramsberg and Johan Berntsson to write text adventure games

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PunyInform v2.5 by Fredrik Ramsberg and Johan Berntsson is a library written in Inform 6 to create adventure game (pure text, no graphic support contrary to DAAD) using the Z-machine virtual machine which will run on 8bit computers (or more recent computers too). PunyInform has a parser, knowing of common verbs and a framework to write adventure games.

PunyInform is based on the Inform 6 library written by Graham Nelson. Its goal is to make easily adventure games in Inform 6, with a manual describing the differences between the official library and PunyInform..

Games using PunyInform can be compiled in z3, z5 and z8 format (z3 being the best format for 8bit computers, other formats have more features). Compared to the Inform 6 library, it means that there is no support for the Glulx virtual machine but z3 format is important as Inform 6 doesnt support it.

To compile games written with PunyInform, you should use the Inform 6 compiler maintained by David Kinder. Binaries are available on if-archive. PunyInform needs Inform v6.34 (or more).

They are tutorials to write adventure game with PunyInform (end of the page).

To try your game after compilation, you can use WinFrotz by David Kinder, to create map easily you can use Trizbort.



An incoming new issue of the french newspaper Amstrad Cent pour Cent by DarkSteph

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DarkSteph is actually working on a new issue of the french printed newspaper Amstrad Cent pour Cent with the original philosophy of this newspaper.

Tarodius has made a video about it and he will also work on it.




How to record a SNR session of Dead on Time with JB le Daron (Jerres12's contest)

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You want to play versus the best Amstrad CPC gamers on Dead on Time (by Exalay) ? Then you are at the right place with the the person with JB le Daron who will teach you to record your gaming session with the WinAPE emulator and a SNR file. And all of this to participate to the monthly Jerres12's contest.









Moritz, the Striker, an Amstrad CPC game by Team Moritz

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Moritz the Striker is a new Amstrad CPC game which is finished already but downloads (DSK and CPR) are being made. It's a platform game made with A.G.D. and written by the Team Moritz : Shining, Sebastian Braunert, Lobo (graphics), Richard Hollins, Pedro Pimenta (music), Kees Van Oss and Kukulcan.






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