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A new Amstrad CPC board game by Eto : the Enchanted Stones of Cameronne

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Eto has just relased his first game ever for the Amstrad CPC : the Enchanted Stones of Cameronne (download link, also on CPCWiki).

It's a board game called "Cameronne" and based on the great game Ishido for the Gameboy which he played for hours.

Cameronne is written in Locomotive BASIC except for the music, which is using the Arkos Tracker BASIC binary provided by Targhan. Despite being a Basic game, he put quite some effort into optimizing the slow parts. It's of course not efficient as an Assembler game, but he thinks he could hide the annoying slow parts, so it doesn't hurt the gameplay too much.

Special thanks to Mr. Lou for providing the excellent music tracks. And thanks to Targhan for providing an easy way to include music into Basic programs.

It's also possible to play it at that website in the browser. But I recommend to play it on real hardware or a good emulator.

On the website there is also a ZIP file which contains the printing arts for the inlet, disk label and also a small manual with a background short story and the instructions. So it's possible to create a physical release if you want.

Youtube video of the Enchanted Stones of Cameronne game by Xenomorph below.




A new version of ConvImgCpc by Ludovic Deplanque

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A new version of ConvImgCpc by Ludovic Deplanque is out (27th February 2021).

It's a windows utility to convert PC images to Amstrad CPC.




Throne Legacy v1.1 by Arnaud Bouche for Amstrad CPC

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Arnaud Bouche has updated his game inspired by l'Aigle d'Or : Throne Legacy v1.1. This new version brings the following modifications :

  • New intro by CPC-POWER and TITAN
  • Game translation En/Fr/Es/It/De
  • Restoration of original Woman painting, being replaced by Prince of persia for cpcretrodev gesture
  • Remove lighter usage limit
  • Speed up player movement
  • Now life is lost by movement and not by time (prevent quick lost life in dark room because game run too fast)
  • Game map slightly changed, Shop is nearer and room of the cup is attached to the castle
  • Golden key cannot open doors anymore
  • Some text modification for better understanding
  • Old torches can be taken from wall (but caution there are nearly burnout)
  • Change stair down image because stair was not visible enough
  • Handle Fire3 for Suicide (as Esc key)
  • Many graphicals glitches fixed




The 2021 edition of the Basic 10 liners contest is starting

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The 2021 edition of the Basic 10 liners has started the 1st February.

Check the twitter of BASIC10Liners for any news and any entrance.



CapriceESP32 v0.8.4 by Millim, an Amstrad CPC emulator on Odroid Go

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A new version of the Amstrad CPC emulator for Odroid Go by Millim : CapriceESP32 is available (v0.8.4).

There are no informations about the changes in this version.



Turbo Rascal SE v0.12 is out with the source code of the Mørketid demo

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Turbo Rascal SE (TRSE) v0.12 is out. It's a complete suite (IDE, compiler, programming language, image sprite level resource editor) intended for developing games/demos for 8 / 16-bit line of computers, with a focus on the MOS 6502, the Motorola 68000, the (GB)Z80 and the X86. TRSE currently supports application development for the C64, C128, VIC-20, PLUS4, NES, Gameboy, PET, ZX Spectrum, TIKI 100, Amstrad CPC 464, Atari 2600, 8086AT, Amiga 500 and the Atari ST 520 (complete list here). With the benefits of a modern IDE (error messages, code completion, syntax highlighting etc) and a bunch of fast built-in tools, it has never been easier to program for your favorite obsolete system !

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Among the many changes of this 0.12 version (download link also), there is the source code of the Amstrad CPC demo Mørketid which I really did like.




A new version of ConvImgCpc by Ludovic Deplanque

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A new version of ConvImgCpc by Ludovic Deplanque is out (11th February 2021).

It's a windows utility to convert PC images to Amstrad CPC.







Perfectly accurate Z80 flags and CPC timing on 64 NOPS

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A new articles is available on 64 NOPS, a blog about programmation on Amstrad CPC by Hicks (Vanity) and Toms (Pulpo Corrosivo). The subject of the article is : Perfectly accurate Z80 flags and CPC timing.