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The Odroid GO is a portable video game console with a LCD screen (320 x 240), battery, direction pad and 6 buttons (easy to build). It uses the ESP32 SOC microcontroller. The builtin firmware emulates old consoles (GB, GBC, NES, SNES, SMS, GameGear and Colecovision). More interesting, it can emulate a ZX Spectrum, MSX both using a Z80. So of course, it could lead to a possible Amstrad CPC firmware.
Emotional stories about processors for first computers: part 4 (Zilog Z80) is an interesting article about the Z80.
Damien Guard wrote an article about 8bit computers fonts, including the Amstrad CPC, and you can download a true type font. So now we know that it is influenced by the PC CGA font !
A new version of the desktop JavaCPC is available. It's an Amstrad CPC(+) emulator written in Java by Markus Hohmann (DevilMarkus).
A new version r005.8.16.4 of the Amstrad CPC core for MiST by Renaud Helias is available.
The last version of RASM is v0.97 (27th July 2018). This multi platform assembler/disassembler (linux, windows, but not only like MorphOS on Amiga) let you program for Amstrad CPC.
La documentation en ligne est disponible.
- bugfix conditionnal code inhibition with macro declaration
- better alias infinite recursivity detection
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.