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The Amstrad Expo final exams meeting (June 2010)

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The Amstrad Expo - Final Exams meeting will take place in in Coutances (Normandy, France) at Espace Jeunes (F.J.T) from 25th to 27th June 2010. Organization by the tireless Eliot, meaning it will be a great one.

Events will be :

  • Essay (Z80 - up to 128 Kb), is it possible for a CPC scener to release something in 2 months ?
  • Graphic art : 1) "MODE 2 is not a monochrome mode!", 2) "Small pixels are not beautifull"
  • Musical education : "Does Starkos give a better result than Amstradeus?"

IMPORTANT : this year, the productions will be released as files, no special menu !

You will see at the metting :
Symbiface 2 + HD + Compact Flash
Virtual Net 96
SDisk Floppy Emulator

Already coming : Candy - Beb - Shap - Hicks - Kris - Papy CPC - Pulkomandy - Targhan - Tom et Jerry - Voxfreax - Kawickboy - Garett.

Food and drinks are included in the ticket (9 euros/day) for all students. Some bedroom will be available at the exams place.

For more informations, write to eliot(at)cpcscene(dot)com




Roland in Time on Xbox360 by Gavin Pugh

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Have a look at Gavin Pugh twitter account about Roland in Time on Xbox360 with XNA.




ccz80 v3.0, a cross-compiler using a C like syntax for PC aimed for the Amstrad CPC

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You can download the latest version of ccz80 (v3.0.0). The ccz80 language has a syntax based on C language, to program for Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and MSX on a PC.

P.S. : see CCZ80++ now.



Another report of the Break Point 2010 meeting in the Hugi diskmag

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You can read the diskmag Hugi 36 for another report of the Break Point 2010 meeting and the article about the Amstrad demo scene in 2009 by Optimus.




Mac-CPC v092 alpha, an Amstrad CPC emulator for Mac OS X

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You can download the emulator MAC-CPC v0.9.2a for Mac OS X by Flynn. MacCPC is the C and Objective C port of his second Amstrad CPC emulator called WinCPC.




PC-CPC v0.1aq emulator

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You can download the latest version of the PC-CPC emulator by Ludovic Deplanque (Demoniak).

This version corrects bugs and adds choice for color and green monitor, an assembler, the start of the CPC+ asic emulation.



Genesis8 Amstrad Page on social networking sites : Facebook and Twitter

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This site is now on Facebook and Twitter.



CPC Games Reviews update

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CPC Game Reviews has 3 new reviews. It also announce the availibity of Dead on Time as a tape package by Psytronik Software (Star Sabre 128 also available as a disc package).

Star Sabre 128 as a tape package  Dead on Time as a disc package



Break Point 2010 report by Hicks (Vanity)

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You will be able to read the Break Point 2010 report by Hicks on CPCScene. It's a demo meeting in Germany where the Amstrad CPC was present :

  • demo : From Scratch by Vanity, got 3rd spot (public choice category),
  • music : Fairy by Zik (Futurs), a music played with an alpha version of a SID player, got 11th spot,
  • freestyle graphism : Soleil Vert by Supersly (les sucres en morceaux), got 13th spot.



Soylent Green (just eat me !) by Supersly (Les sucres en morceaux)

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You can download Soleil vert by Supersly (les sucres en morceaux), a graphic made for the Breakpoint 2010 meeting. By the way, Soleil vert is the french name of the science-fiction film Solyent Green with Charlton Heston in 1973. A very good film, I recommend seing it if you didnt yet.

This picture uses flipping to get 31 shades of green (CT65 monitor).

Soleil vert by Supersly