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BDCIron and Roudoudou are on a photo, I want the same one too !


BDCIron and Roudoudou are together, I let you find the element in this photo which can be seen 3 times. I want one so badly !

Teaser of the Amstrad CPC game Outlaws by Retrobytes Productions for the CPCRetroDev 2016


Retrobyes Productions just showed a teaser of their participation for the CPCRetroDev 2016 : Outlaws, an arcade game with a cowboy in the wild wild west. It looks like another arcade game on the CPC which existed before as a real arcade game, but I cant remember its name at the moment.

CPCTelera v1.4 (Ronaldo), RGAS v1.2.4 (Lachlank) and WinCPCTelera (Arnaud6128)


CPCTelera still at v1.4 is a multi platform (Windows with Cygwin, OS X and Linux) development framework for creating Amstrad CPC games in C and assembly. And you can now use WinCPCTelera by Arnaud6128 to test directly your CPCTelera programs on windows without using an emulator or a real Amstrad CPC.

Retro Game Asset Studio (RGAS) v1.2.4 by Lachlank is the next evolution of Amsprite (now defunct). You can create graphics, sound/music and levels for Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64.

Vidéo of the R-type remake (Cargosoft) with the easter egg by Zeusdaz


Not enough time nor the reflexes needed to finish the R-Type remake by Cargosoft ? And you never saw the easter egg ? Just sit and relax while looking a the longplay done by Zeusdaz on Youtube.

Oh Mummy! remake on Sega Mega Drive by 1985 Alternativo


1985 Alternativo have written a remake of the Amstrad CPC game Oh Mummy! on the Sega Mega Drive console, with an Amstrad CPC game mode included. Download is available on their site.

Doomsday Lost Echoes, a graphical adventure game soon for Amstrad CPC


Doomsday Lost Echoes is a graphical and texte adventure game in english for Amstrad CPC which will be available soon.

It uses an adventure game engine DAAD (3rd génération after The Quill, 1st generation, and The Paw, 2nd generation) : DISEÑADOR DE AVENTURAS DE AVENTURAS AD (Adventure Designer for Aventuras AD).

DAAD permits to compress the adventure text in englaish with a good compression ratio, but cant do it well with another language like spanish.

There is another 3rd génération engine: SWAN, System without a name by Fergus McNeill for his Mindfighter game.

Caprice Forever v0.29, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Frédéric Coste for Windows


Caprice Forever by Frédéric Coste is a modified version of the Caprice emulator (by Ulrich Doewich) for windows.

  • Fix lightgun regressions
  • Update tape auto playing
  • Fix FDC Bad CRC faulty behaviour
  • Fix FDC regression (Anneau de Zengara)
  • Fix command line parameters
  • Add some more command line parameters
  • Restore disk sides flipping to read multi-sided disk images
  • DirectX becomes default graphics renderer
  • Add spanish machines
  • Update disk autorun behavior
  • Fix IPF decoding (KickOff2)
  • Fix minor bugs

New version of Cpcxfs by Kevin Thacker


If 2CDT is used to manage Amstrad CPC tape images, the new version of cpcxfs by Kevin Thacker is used to manage Amstrad CPC disk images.

This new version fixes :

  • errors shown with static analysis
  • cpcxfs will correctly set ERRORLEVEL command-line variable under more error conditions
  • there is more bug I forget them sorry

New version of 2CDT by Kevin Thacker


New version of the 2CDT utility by Kevin Thacker which lets you create a tape image file (.CDT) or inject files inside.

New feature of this version : you can define the sync byte for headerless.

Corrected in this version :

  • command-line processing under windows and linux has been re-written. It is a lot better
  • if you uses the mode with 2 blocks and you gave it a file which was shorter than a block it would not write it correctly. Now fixed
  • When using pure tone it didn't write the length of the '1' pulse correctly
  • Some issues seen when running static analysis over the code.

5 days left to participate to the CPCRETRODEV 2016


CPCRetroDev 2016, the 4th edition of the retro game creation contest of the University of Alicante. This contest awards the best and most creative developers of the retro scene, able to develop the best games for Amstrad CPC 464. The main characteristics of this year’s contest are:

  • AWARDS ( 1.050 € )

    • Special awards

    • PRO Category

      • 300 € : Best game
      • 150 € : Second best game
      • 75 € : Third best game
    • BASIC Category

      • 100 € – Best BASIC game
      • 50 € – Second best BASIC game

Before submiting, please do thoroughly read contest rules. Then, develop your game and fill in the form below for submiting your entry. Please, ensure that you correctly provide your email address, so as we can contact you.

Here you may find some links to developer tools for Amstrad CPC:

Remake of Slap Fight (Alcon) by Abalore W.I.P.


Slap Fight (A.L.C.O.N.) is a shoot them up already existing on Amstrad CPC since 1987. But like the R-Type remake, Abalore thinks he can do better. A first video of the scrolling is available on Youtube.

Abalore accepts every help possible to make this new remake.

Pinball Dreams, a pinball game par Batman Group incoming


First this game coming from Amiga will need 128 Kb memory, also on a 464 and 664 with an expansion memory. The game should be 50 images per second, with 3 special graphic modes.

The game will be showed at the RetroSevilla 20126 from the 21th to 23th october 2016.

Vector Vaults, an arcade Amstrad CPC game with longview by Xyphoe


Vector Vaults by Alberto Rodriguez Martinez is an arcade Amstrad CPC game, inspired by a Vectrex console game.

You can order a personalized version physical or not on the page up there.