Archives for the month February 2019 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page





A test of the Amstrad Emailer Plus done by ChinnyVision, an interesting device...

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Let's talk about something else than Amstrad 8bit computers, though we will stay in the familly to see the test of the Amstrad Emailer Plus done by ChinnyVision.

The following informations are from the Emailer Plus wikipedia page.

The Amstrad E-mailer (often stylized as E-m@iler or written as Emailer or Em@iler) is a landline phone device, launched in 2000. It is essentially a desktop telephone with an LCD screen and limited Internet dialup and email messaging capabilities. Later models (the E-m@iler Plus, released 2002, and E3 Superphone with videophone capabilities, released 2004) were notable for including the ability to play ZX Spectrum videogames, leveraging Amstrad's previous experience manufacturing Spectrum models.The keyboard or Mailboard that slid out from under the handset was similar to the original ZX Spectrum keyboard, so it was similar to playing them on the Spectrum when using the E3 Superphone with its colour screen.




New v2.0.5b12 of the firmware for the wifi card M4 Board by Duke

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The M4 Board which let you add wifi on your Amstrad CPC just got another firmware v2.0.5 beta 12.

This version corrects the loading of binary files (.BIN) after a memory instruction.



Soon an encyclopedia of Amstrad CPC games in kindle format (Amazon) by @RetroLaird

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Seen on Xyphoe's Twitter, @RetroLaird is finishing writing the first issue of an encyclopedia about Amstrad CPC games, as he already did for other 8bit computers.



Repoker de Ases, games by 4Mhz in a Dandanator

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Repoker de Ases par 4Mhz is a compilation of 4Mhz's games in a cartridge, more exactly in a Dandanator, so it has a 64 Kb RAM expansion, nice for an Amstrad CPC 464.

BEWARE, there are only 150 of them, so be quick to order one.



A clone of the arcade game Scramble on Amstrad CPC in about 7 days

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PuzCPC is working on a clone of the arcade game Scramble (byKonami in 1981). He is testing what should be the final version released in about 7 days. I invite you to follow the source link below on CPCWiki to check all pictures of the game.



My upcoming birthday present, a special phone flip case

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I think I just found my perfect future birthday present, an Amstrad CPC phone flip case on Ebay.

Amstrad CPC phone flip case



A LAN party with an Amstrad CPC+, give this man a mouse please

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British sense of humor ? I will let you discover what happens when someone comes to a LAN party with an Amstrad CPC+ (english subtitles).

Please give this man a mouse, better add also a M4 board with wifi to connect to the LAN network, a Zmem and a playcity could help too for better playing.





RASM v0.110 by Roudoudou, an assembler/disassembler (multi platform) for Amstrad CPC

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The last version of RASM is v0.110 (27th February 2019). This multi platform assembler/disassembler (linux, windows, but not only like MorphOS on Amiga) let you program for Amstrad CPC.

The online documentation is available.

update v0.109
- bugfix crash when trying to save with a negative size
- bugfix crash case with macro and wrong parameter number
- bugfix EDSK update
- IFDEF/IFNDEF now scans for macro names
- TZX/CDT output support (not working)
- RUN directive may use unknown var as parameter
- embedded Rasm may return info struct about errors and symbols

There is more different files to download:
- msdos version
- windows 32bits executable
- windows 64bits executable (20% faster than 32bits version)
- sources

update v0.110
- allow numeric expression beginning with +
- bugfix uninitialized memory reads and memory leaks with embedded Rasm

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