Fresh Amstrad CPC, PCW, Notepad NC100 NC150 NC200 and PDA600 news
Heroes Rescue is a new game which will be released in two days on 13th August. It is coded by Javy Fernandez (Defecto Digital Studios).
There will be 20 levels :
- 5 levels TMNT
- 5 levels Marvel
- 5 news levels the Simpsons
- 5 news levels Futurama
ACE v1.12 by Philippe Rimauro is an Amstrad CPC emulator for MorphOS.
This new version fixes some issues in CRTC emulation (mostly on CRTC 0/2 since CRTC 1/3/4 are already almost perfect 8) ). It also extends the plugins API and comes with new plugins for mice and joysticks.
Retro Game Asset Studio (RGAS) v1.2.1 by Lachlank is the next evolution of Amsprite (now defunct). Using .NET, you can create graphics, sound/music levels for Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64.
New features :
- Check for newer versions at startup
- Export level to bitmap
- Level designer list now supports same functions as sprite list (copy, re-order etc).
- Option to generate level data in RLE (Run Length Encoding) format
- Option to output width/height bytes at beginning of sprite data (supports 8BP library/framework 8 bits de poder)
A new release candidate of the ANSI-C compiler SDCC v3.6.0 is available for download.
One year before his death (1994), the creator of CP/M, Gary Kildall, had written his memoirs : Computer Connections: People, Places, and Events in the Evolution of the Personal Computer Industry, but only available for his family and friends. It's now available for all and for free (see link just above, at the end of the article).
Game screenshots are available on CPCWiki (see link below).
ALl three games are powered by cpcrslib by Artaburu and PSG Player by WYZ.
Logo is a programming language (logo history, a dialect of LISP) which can be found on Amstrad CPC 664 and 6128 on its CP/M disks. His creator the professor Emeritus Seymour Papert dies at 88 (other authors of logo : Daniel G. Bobrow, Wally Feurzeig and Cynthia Solomon).
Another article on Seymour Papert.
By the way, the LEGO company named its Mindstorms robotics kits in recognition of Seymour Papert's seminal book : Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas (ISBN 978-0465046744).
Jewel Warehouse is a platform/reflexion game for Amstrad CPC written by Egotrip. It use the development framework CPCTelera.
I havent finished it yet, but it is fun to play. Difficulty isnt too hard.
There is also a Nintendo DS version Jewel Warehouse.
Another video of Jewel Warehouse finished by GiorVarm.
Last test of an Amstrad CPC game by ChinnyVision on Youtube is about Lemmings by Psygnosis.
He also test Lemmings on Amiga, ST, PC (running on an Amstrad PC2086), SMS, Master System, Speccy and C64.