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Amstrad CPC story (part 1) by Nostalagia Nerd on Youtube, interesting

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Thanks to TuYaTroJoueY on Twitter, a youtube video by Nostalgia Nerd : Amstrad CPC story part 1.

Go at 10 minutes and 30 seconds for the part about the Amstrad CPC, but the beginning is interesting.



Amstrad CPC disk labels scanned by Les Crackers velus in 600 DPI

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Les Crackers Velus scanned the labels of different brands of Amstrad CPC disks, 3 inch of course. In this pack, there should be at least one who will give you a happy flash back.

Thanks to them.



El Linaje Real, an Amstrad CPC platform game by ESP Soft in April 2017

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El Linaje Real is the next and first Amstrad CPC game for the 2017 year by ESP Soft.

It's a platform game with 5 levels which should be availabe for April 2017. The game is finished already and being tested. You will test your sword skill in this game, by foot, by horse, by boat. And there wont be only one way to end the game.




C4CPC and nocart, vitamin for your Amstrad CPC+ and GX4000 console

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Shame on me, I didnt have yet written about the C4CPC which is for the Amstrad CPC+ and GX4000 cartridge port what the HxC drive emulator was for the disk drive. It is created by Gerald.

BEWARE, using the C4CPC with a GX4000 console and its original alimentation will give you a nice clipboard, for the explanation, it's here.

And of course, with 3D printing, some people went for it to make a C4CPC cartridge with a better look :

Nocart v1.4 for windows will let you convert Amstrad CPC programs in a .CPR file (cartridge image) usable on the C4CPC. Beware, some programs wont work : the keyboard will not work, it means the game must be patched for CPC+ firmware.




FPGAmstrad on MiST-board revision r005.8.13e by Renaud Helias (hardware Amstrad CPC emulation)

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The MIST is a Field-programmable gate array (FGPA) board designed to implement classic 16 bit computers like the Amiga and Atari ST(E) as System-on-a-Chip using modern hardware. But it equally well supports 8 bit systems like the Atari XL, ZX81, ZX Spectrum, C64, Atari VCS, Atari 5200, Colecovision, Apple II, Sega Master System, NES, Odyssey2 and of course the Amstrad CPC.

Renaud Helias has written an Amstrad CPC 6128 core for this Mist Board. The last revision of this core can run correctly the Still Rising demo by Vanity (see the youtube video).






Video of the Amstrad CPC game Zona 0 (Topo Soft) by Retro Danuart

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Une video du jeu Amstrad CPC Zona 0 (Topo Soft en 1991) sur Youtube par Retro Danuart.

C'est un clone non officiel du jeu de moto tiré du film Tron original.




Eight Bit Magazine issue 3 by CPCOxygen this week-end on Kickstarter

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Eight Bit Magazine issue 3 will be this week-end on Kickstarter.

For the Eight Bit Magazine issue 2 it's here.