Fresh Amstrad CPC, PCW, Notepad NC100 NC150 NC200 and PDA600 news






The Real Sir Alan (Michael Sugar)

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The Real Sir Alan is a 60 minute show by Fiona bruce shown on BBC Two (11th January 2009) and BBC One (24th January 2009). It cant be seen anymore with the BBC iPlayer, but it seems to be on Youtube :

Also for the 5th year in a row, The apprentice show with Alan Michael Sugar is on the waves.

And for the end, if you still dont have read Alan Michael Sugar biography, I recommend it personally, I did read it and liked it.

Alan Michael Sugar biography : The Amstrad story by David Thomas



Wiituka, an Amstrad CPC emulator for the Nintendo Wii

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Wiituka is a brand new Amstrad CPC emulator for the Nintendo Wii by D_Skywalk. It features :

  • a comfortable interface that tries to look like Virtual Console
  • online support for downloading games
  • CPC Gunstick Emulation

Next version will feature :

  • Redefine WiiMote Keys
  • Game List with Screenshots
  • Snapshot (and tape?) Support
  • Roms details, votes and much more!

logo of Wiituka, an Amstrad CPC emulator for the Nintendo Wii



Stelladaptator 2600 to USB interface

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Seen on the comp.sys.amstrad.8bit newsgroup : the Stelladaptator allows the use of standard Atari 2600-compatible controllers, including joysticks (like the one used on Amstrad CPC), paddles, and driving controllers, with modern computers running Windows, Macintosh, or Linux operating systems. Any Atari 2600-compatible joystick, when plugged into your computer through the Stelladaptor will behave as a normal joystick. This allows the use of classic Atari controllers with any software that will work with an 8-direction digital joystick controller (left, right, up, down, and diagonals).

Stelladaptator 2600 to USB interface



CPCGamesCD updated

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CPCGamesCD is a live CD by MiguelSky with emulators and the NVG Amstrad game collection. It has been updated :

  • Includes frontend, new CPC Loader 2.4 by Troels K.
  • Includes NVG games update 11.04.2009
  • Includes Snap-Pack by MiguelSky (3576 images)
  • Added new version 6.2 of JavaCPC emulator
  • Includes Linux version of CPCLoader 2.4 and emus update
  • Includes Maps folder of NVG and support for that
  • Includes Links to T.A.C.G.R.


A golden gun on Ebay

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217 Euros for a Super Pack Gun Stick (Ubi Soft) on Ebay. I hope the buyer will enjoy what he bought.

Super Pack Gun Stick




Amstrad expo 2009 meeting

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The Amstrad expo 2009 meeting will take place from the 29th to the 31th May 2009 at the Espace Jeunes (F.J.T) in Coutances (50 - Normandie - France).

There will be 4 contests :

  • Demo : 3D theme
  • Demo : free theme
  • Games : free theme
  • Graphic : free theme

Cost for meeting, sleeping and eating :

  • Inscription given before 20th may 2009 : 8 Euros
  • Inscription after 20th may 2009 and directly on site : 10 Euros

Contact : eliot (at) cpcscene.com



a RSS flux to let you know when there is some news

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As news doesnt appear as often as before, you now have a RSS flux to be informed when the site is updated.



2 Amstrad CPC meetings at once in Germany and France

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Two meeting will take place at the same time from the 29th to the 31th May 2009 :



Happy Christmas 2008 and happy new year 2009 !

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It's never too late, well I hope.



PSPCAP32 v1.4.3, an Amstrad CPC emulator for PSP by ZX-81

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The Amstrad CPC emulator PSPCAP32 by ZX-81 has been updated :

  • Emulation speed (small improvements)
  • Improve file requester with virtual keyboard to choose sequentially rom files beginning with a given letter
  • Add documentation for settings in help menu


Castellum secretum meeting 3

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You can go on the Castellum secretum 3 meeting site which will occur on friday the 31th October to sunday the 2th November 2008 at Segré (near Angers, 49). More informations on the web site (in french).



WinAPE v2.0 alpha 16, an Amstrad CPC emulator for windows

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The Amstrad CPC emulator WinAPE offers a new floppy controller and drive emulation, CPC Symbol fonts and a stack of minor enhancements and bug fixes.




Meeting at Coutances

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Elliot once again is organising a meeting at Coutances (France, Normandy), from friday 11th April (after 12:00am) to sunday 13th April (till end of the day) at the Foyer des Jeunes Travailleurs (Espace Hugues de Morville - 103 rue Geoffroy de Montbray - 50200 COUTANCES). Rooms will be available and meals will be delivered at 12:00am and 7:00pm. Financial participation will be 8 Euros 1 person/1 day. A programming contest will take place as usual with gifts. For more information and to inform Elliot (eliot a t cpcscene . com) about the number of people coming, what you bring, when you arrive and leave, please mail him.