Coming from Sugarbox code, SugarCOnvDisk can convert disks images between differents formats : dsk, edsk, supercard pro, HFE, IPF, CT-raw, Raw (kryoflux) to dsk/edsk, scp, IPF, HFE. It also supports batch and filtering.
Fresh Amstrad CPC, PCW, Notepad NC100 NC150 NC200 and PDA600 news
A new version of the Amstrad CPC emulator Sugarbox is out.
First announce in November 2014, Alan Cox continue programming on Fuzix (clone d'unix) for Amstrad PCW and Notepad. He is adding support for Amstrad NC200 at the moment.
It would be fun to use an ESPxx to add wifi to an Amstrad Notepad or PCW.
Zombie Terror Reloaded is a graphical text adventure game by Bitzarro Games for Amstrad CPC now available in french (in spanish in April 2016 and in english at the start of the month). It's an enhanced version of Zombie Terror first on C64 by Kabuto Factory.
You wake up on an island, feeling that you really have to flee from there. Alas, your yatch engine doesnt start. So it's time to explore the island, and trust me : there is a lot of Zombies there ! And what they want isnt love : it isnt time for St Valentin but for Halloween...
Code is by Jesus Mayoral (mode2), graphics and soundtrack by Manuel Gomez (Baron Ashler) and english translation by Dimitris Fragkos (Voxfreax).
The prolific Sylvestre has written another article about the differences between the Amstrad CPC models (french).
SymbOS v3.0 RC1 (14/11/2016) is available.
Changes since the last update : fixed bug in the widget management of the extended desktop, the widget feature can now fully used as well, and increased booting speed.
ACE v1.13 by Philippe Rimauro is an Amstrad CPC emulator for MorphOS.
This version brings several enhancements for cross-development (thanks to Krusty). It corrects also several small bugs and brings some enhancements in emulation code (thanks to Kevin Thacker). Then, it brings structural modifications to ameliorate portability and 64bit compatibility.
The last version of the Amstrad CPC emulator CapriceRPI (v 1.3) by KaosOverride for Raspberry PI is available with a fix for using joysticks. He is working on version 1.4.
This emulator based on the sources of Caprice32 by Ulrich Doewich, can also be compiled on something else than a PI with the following command : make -f makefile.notpi.
Prior to compilation, you must install the following dependances (including SDL v1.2 from memory) :
And one more article by Sylvestre this time about howto identify your Amstrad CPC graphic chip : the CRTC.