Soundtracker DMA v2.0 by Zik (Futurs) is released. It's a music composition software for Amstrad CPC+. It takes advantage of CPC+ audio DMA lists to allow AY-SID and AY sample sounds while keeping CPU load low. You may have heard of it before as the musics of CRTC3 demo by Roudoudou was done with a preliminary version of the tool. It needs 128 Kb of RAM, so 6128+ is needed.
Reading a 15KHz sound sample while formatting a floppy on Amstrad CPC by Roudoudou
Detecting and testing all upper RAM up to 4MB (it can take a LONG time to test the full 4MB!)
Esc aborts upper RAM test
C3 configuration test uses a pixel not visible on screen
Paging out M4 lower ROM to access system ROM
No need to press a key after low RAM tests
Holding ESC or Fire for 2 seconds exits keyboard test
A new version of Martine is available (v0.28)
Martine v0.28.0 is an utility converting JPG and PNG images to Overscan screen or window for Amstrad CPC (and Plus series). The last available version is v0.28 which was released the 26th February. It is available for Windows, MacOS, ARM64 and linux.
Amstrad Diagnostics ROM v0.8 by Noël Llopis and video using it