Archives for the month April 2010 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page


The Amstrad Expo final exams meeting (June 2010)

04/27/2010 - 00:25genesis8

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

Source : CPC Scene

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AmeDS v4.0, an Amstrad CPC emulator for Nintendo DS by Alekmaul

04/27/2010 - 01:25genesis8

AmeDS v4.0 is out, which let you download programs with wi-fi from CPC-Power. It features enhanced sound too.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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Genesis8 Amstrad Page on Facebook, and soon in spanish and german too ?

04/27/2010 - 01:52genesis8

Like on Twitter, all news will now also posted on the Genesis8 Amstrad Page Facebook group.

I am looking for someone to translate news in spanish, contact me on my gmail account (genesis8bit). See my message on Amstrad ESP forum for more informations.

I am also looking for a german translator.

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Gamebase CPC v14

04/27/2010 - 02:20genesis8

GameBase CPC v14 is out.

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Four days left to be able to order Orion Prime in french, english or spanish

04/26/2010 - 20:52genesis8

You only have four days left to be able to order Orion Prime in a nice package in french, english or spanish. After this date you will only be able to download the game the 30th June 2010.

Orion Prime french packaging

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Roland in Time on Xbox360 by Gavin Pugh

04/20/2010 - 00:47genesis8

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

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Genesis8 Amstrad Page on social networking sites : Facebook and Twitter

04/18/2010 - 11:42genesis8

This site is now on Facebook and Twitter.

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PC-CPC v0.1aq emulator

04/18/2010 - 14:25genesis8

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.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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After the Amstrad Story, another biography : Sir Alan Sugar

04/18/2010 - 16:32genesis8

After a first Alan Michael Sugar biography : The Amstrad Story by David Thomas (I did read it and found it interesting), another is out since March 2009 : Sir Alan Sugar (the biography). It will be again available in August 2010 in paperback I suppose.

Alan Sugar : The Amstrad story by David Thomas  Sir Alan Sugar (the biography) by Charlie Burden

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

04/18/2010 - 16:54genesis8

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.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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Arkos Tracker v1.0 beta for PC available

04/18/2010 - 17:43genesis8

You can download Arkos Tracker v1.0 beta for PC by Targhan.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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

04/18/2010 - 21:08genesis8

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.

Source : Octoate

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

04/18/2010 - 22:38genesis8

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.

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A remake of the Amstrad CPC game Sorcery + for windows by Antibug

04/18/2010 - 22:53genesis8

The final version of the Sorcery+ remake by Antibug for windows is available, with the original graphics.

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Pixels by Patrick Jean, an interesting video about 8bit games

04/11/2010 - 16:44genesis8

If you have time, go see Pixels by Patrick Jean.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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Break Point 2010 report by Hicks (Vanity)

04/11/2010 - 17:10genesis8

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.

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CPC Games Reviews update

04/11/2010 - 21:11genesis8

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

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

04/07/2010 - 00:13genesis8

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

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The C64 emulator for Iphone is free for a short duration

04/06/2010 - 01:42genesis8

Be fast to get the C64 emulator for Iphone free for a short duration.

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Another SDCard HxC floppy emulator pre-sale

04/04/2010 - 14:59genesis8

If you were late for last HxC pre-sale, here is another SDCard HxC Floppy Emulator pre-sale on Ebay. Price is 60 pounds sterlings plus shipping (about 78 €). The cards are made by Lotharek (Poland) with the permission of the HxC author.

Beware, you will also need the proper cable sold on Ebay :

And of course, you will also need a 5 volts alimentation for the HxC.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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The Amstrad CPC screenshot and load screen Catalog

04/04/2010 - 15:55genesis8

On Press Play Then Any Key, you will find the Amstrad CPC screenshot catalog and the Amtrad CPC load screen catalog by Lex Sparrow and ZX4Ever. But the link below will permit you to download latest version (v1.2).

Source : Amstrad ESP's forum

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