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The engineering miracle of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum

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From time to time, an article not about Amstrad computers, well till 1986 when Amstrad bought the computer part of Sinclair Research.

OSNews mentions an interesting article about the making of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, its colour clash and graphics engines like Nirvana+ which allow nice games without this colour clash like Gandalf released in 2018 (see the video below).



The making of Total Eclipse (1988) in Retro Gamer (April 2018)

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An article of the Retro Gamer (April 2018) issue will let you learn more about the making of the Amstrad CPC game Total Eclipse (Incentive, 1988) which uses the 3D engine Freescape.



The Amstrad Times by Ivor Spital (ingénieur chez Amstrad)

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Ivor Spital is an engineer at Amstrad, who at the start of the eighties when the company was looking for a new sector to bring profit growth, , did propose to enter the home computer markest, so work started in 1983 to make the Amstrad CPC 464. He is also one of the persons who wrote the Amstrad CPC 6128 manual.

I let you discover what The Amstrad Times is, written of course by Ivor Spital.




Retro Maniac Magazine issue 12 (spanish) is available

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The issue 12 of RetroManiac Magazine is available, with some Amstrad CPC content. You can download the PDF or read it page by page.




Kilobyte Magazine issue 2 of 2017 to read online

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The second issue of 2017 of the Kilobyte Magazine is available online. It's about 8bit computers, with some part about the Amstrad CPC.

The issue 3 of Kilobyte Magazine is also available, but without Amstrad CPC content except an article about the Logo programmation language which was present on the CP/M disks.




8bit Annual 2018 magazine by George Bachaelor and John Kavanagh

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8 bit annual magazine is the new project of George Bachaelor and John Kavanagh.

It's a paper magazine of 250 pages with content for Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and MSX.

The Amstrad CPC part will cover : Hardware (DDi3 USB Floppy Drive Emulator & 512kb Memory Expansion), Previews (Babaliba, Galactic Tomb Golden Tail - Kitsune's Curse, Jarlac, Ninjajar - The Lost Levels, Robbie Strikes Back, Street Fighter 2, Space Moves 2, Sudoplus, Super Mario Bros, The Shadows of Sergoth) and reviews (Chibi Akumas Episode 2, Combat Pilot, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Finding Red, Lost CPC Games (Frogger, Acolyte, Ninja Grannies and Unpredictabal), The Lost Treasure of Cuathemoc, Pentomino 4, Turn Quest, Try To Run Away, XALK, PLUS: All 29 games form CPC retrodev reviewed).



You can now order the Amstrad CPC fanzine Quasar by Futur's on their web site

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In 2009, Quasar switched from paper area to numeric as a wiki. Today, you can order the past issues of the fanzine Quasar, either in paper, disk or PDF format.

On main page, click on the link Le Bazar.


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Not without my Amstrad, an article in a spanish newspaper about Amstrad Eterno 2017

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I am late, but No sin mi Amstrad is an article by Álvaro Corazón Rural with pictures by Jelena Arsic seen on Jot Down web site an also in a paper edition it seems. It's an article about the Amstrad Eterno 2017 meeting which held in Barcelona on the 18th March 2017.



A column about adventure games (Eight Bit Adventurer) in the next issues o f Eight Bit Magazine

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Eight Bit Magazine will print this Eight Bit Adventurer column by Stuart Williams about the adventure games on 8bit compouters. Stuart is already writing in Eight Bit Magazine about Apple computers, and an article the apple adventurer will be in the incoming issue 3. For more informations, go read Retro Computing News.

Issue 3 of Eight Bit Magazine can be pre-ordered.



30 Go of Amstrad CPC books, newspaper, fanzines, manuals, games covers, maps, etc...

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One person created a collection of 30 Gb of Amstrad CPC files as a torrent file.

You will find PDF files of

  • newspapers
  • fanzines
  • books
  • ads
  • user manual
  • technic manuals
  • cover tapes of games
  • games manuals
  • cover of tapes
  • maps and levels of games


Colour Personal Computing Fanzine issue 2 on Kickstarter by James Ford

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Eight bit Magazine isnt the only one to be on Kickstarter, there is also Colour Personal Computing Fanzine issue 2 by James Ford.

This issue has 40 pages of Amstrad CPC content :

  • A feature on cart conversions for the GX4000 with C4CPC
  • An in-depth look at the M4 board expansion
  • An exclusive preview article from the forthcoming 8-bit Memoirs (thanks Mr_Lou!)
  • Part two of our floppy emulation feature - adding an LCD display and buzzer to the GoTek
  • A look at new website Everygamegoing Reviews of the latest CPC games including Magica, Imperial Mahjong, Adios a la casta and more!
  • Part two of our exciting action/drama serial, The (Alex) Van Damm Chronicles



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