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a remake of the MSX game Kings's Valley for Amstrad CPC by Syx

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I am quite busy professionnaly at the moment, which explains the lack of news during september, it will get better only starting with 2011...

King's Valley is a classic for the MSX computers, a remake of this game has been announced for on the Ladrillo-Pixeles de Colores blog. Programmation of this remake is in debugging stage.

game screen of the Kings's Valley remake for Amstrad CPC




CPC Scene moves

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CPC Scene moves to http://pushnpop.net/, update your bookmarks.




Modded Amstrad CPC+ with HxC floppy emulator and Symbiface by Deepfb

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See below for a nice modded Amstrad CPC+ with the SDCard HxC floppy emulator and Symbiface by Deepfb :

front of modded Amstrad CPC+ with HxC floppy emulator and Symbiface

inside of a modded Amstrad CPC+ with HxC floppy emulator and Symbiface

right side of a modded Amstrad CPC+ with HxC floppy emulator and Symbiface



Bloids1K, an Amstrad CPC demo by Optimus for Euskal Party 18

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Bloids1k by Optimus (Dirty Minds) is a 1 Kb demo (1 effect, no sound) release for the Euskal Party 18 in July 2010.




ManageDSK v0.18 for windows is out

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ManageDSK v0.18 by Ludovic Deplanque is out. It features :

  • create an empty .DSK file,
  • add files in a .DSK file,
  • extract files from an .DSK file,
  • rename files in a .DSK file
  • delete files in a .DSK file,


With your SDCard HxC emulator, select a disk image directly on the CPC

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First, you should download the latest firmware of the SDCard HxC floppy emulator, the v1.3.11.0 corrects some timing problems with Asic 3 (CPC+) and 4 (pre-CPC+), and some bugs. It's best to freshly format (FAT32) your SD card, then copy the *.upd and *.cfg to the card. Press Left and Right buttons before power up and keep it pressed at least 1 seconds at power up. Wait some seconds, it's done.

There is now an Amstrad CPC program to directly choose an image. This program (just run"hxc) is in the autoboot.hfe disk image. By pressing the middle button, the autoboot.hfe disk is automatically selected. It has been compiled with Small Device C Compiler and still need to be optimized (slow drawing using system calls). The program has been converted to a ROM by Krusty, but as the original program is changing fast at the moment, it could be a bit early to download it.

choosing a disk image directly on the Amstrad CPC with a SDCard HxC emulator




Mode 1 pictures by Jill Lawson

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Thanks to Papy CPC (at the Amstrad Expo 2010 meeting) who knows this site better than me, this picture gallery file which was credited to an unknown artist has found its rightful author : Jill lawson. Below you will see her beautiful mode 1 pictures. Enjoy them (last 2 pictures comes from les sucres en morceaux).

Abbey by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Alan Michael Sugar by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Cacti by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Dog by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Flamingo by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Frog by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Jet by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Max by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Mona Lisa by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Penguins by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Steam boat by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Stonehenge by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Swans by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Tiger by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Toutankhamon's mask by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Train by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Another train by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Boat and bridge by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC

Cliff by Jill Lawson, mode 1 picture on an Amstrad CPC