Archives for the month June 2009 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page


Gamebase CPC

06/30/2009 - 21:09genesis8

GameBase is an Open Source "Emulator Frontend", released under the GNU General Public Licence. It is a program that attempts to make running games on various emulators very easy, so that you don't have to remember lots of command line parameters and config settings. GameBase is the Official Frontend for the GB64 Collection of C64 games. It manages games, music, docs, screenshots and more

There is of course a GameBase CPC maintained by Loïc Daneels. He is adding .YM music, screenshots, scans of package and documentation.

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Retro Still Alive

06/30/2009 - 22:14genesis8

I found Retro Still Alive on GameBase CPC, you will find 47 reviews of Amstrad games there (french only though).

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Institut national de l'Audiovisuel

06/28/2009 - 17:41genesis8

The web site of Institut national de l'Audiovisuel (its goal is to keep archives of french television and radio) got a lifting. They also now have 200.000 televsion ads from 1968 to today. I invite you to go see ads about Amstrad products.

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old french Amstrad newpapers

06/24/2009 - 20:40genesis8

You will find on le site des anciennes revues informatiques old french computer newspapers (including Amstrad CPC).

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Elite IV soon on (C)PC, PS3 and Xbox360 !

06/17/2009 - 22:04genesis8

After some announces in 2006 and 2007, this time it's for real, the PS3 information site thesixthaxis has confirmed that David Braben officially announced Elite IV for PC, PS3 and Xbox360, but sadly not for CPC. No date is given though.

screenshot of Elite by Ian Bell and David Braben

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Amstrad CPC cross-development kit

06/16/2009 - 01:21genesis8

If you are still programming on Amstrad CPC, you are maybe using WinAPE. But its assembler has limitations. For example, if you want to create a .DSK, a .SNA, compile something, compact something BEFORE or AFTER assembling, it's not possible in 1 pass and 1 key press. But it's now possible with some additional software (freeware).

For more informations go to The Grimaware's Tavern, and for the direct link in (english, check end of page for the update) about the Amstrad CPC cross-development kit, it's there.

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GrafX v2 final version (graphical bitmap editor)

06/16/2009 - 01:40genesis8

PulkoMandy has released GrafX v2 final.

It's a bitmap paint program that allows to draw in more than 60 video resolutions (from 320x200, including most of the standard Amiga resolutions, provided your videocard knows how to handle them). It was written originally for DOS, but has been modified to use SDL and modern operating systems.

Its layout is not very different from Deluxe Paint or Brilliance, so it will be quite easy to handle it if you know at least one of these programs.

Source : Push'N'Pop

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Ultimate Bruce Lee

06/14/2009 - 03:30genesis8

Ultimate Bruce Lee is a nice looking PC remake of Bruce Lee.

You can see a speed run of Ultimate Bruce Lee on Youtube.

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Boulder Dash on Iphone and Itouch

06/14/2009 - 13:46genesis8

For the 25th anniversary of Boulder dash 1, First Star Software has released Boulder Dash vol. 1, a remake on Iphone and Itouch with updated graphics or the old school graphics.

The game costs 3,99€ for the 80 original levels plus 4 bonus levels, check Boulder Dash vol. 1 on Youtube.

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Super Bruce Lee, a Bruce Lee remake

06/14/2009 - 18:00genesis8

Super Bruce Lee by Tony Rocket is another remake of Bruce Lee.

You can see Super Bruce Lee on Youtube.

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Color Lines toolkit

06/13/2009 - 21:59genesis8

Color Lines is a G.P.A. reflexion game yet to be released. But you can download its toolkit to add your own graphic skin to the future release.

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Amstrad Expo and Klassentreffen 2009 pictures

06/05/2009 - 23:25genesis8

You will find pictures of the 2 meetings Amstrad Expo and Klassentreffen 2009 on CPCscene.

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Ultrasy music pack 1

06/05/2009 - 23:55genesis8

Ultrasyd music pack 1 has been released by Ultrasyd, it's a music pack with four original STarKos tracks.

Source : Push'N'Pop

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Killmax, an Amstrad CPC demo by OFE

06/04/2009 - 21:04genesis8

Killmax by OFE is the winning demo of the Amstrad expo 2009 meeting. The sense of humor of OFE is awful, that's why you will like the demo.

You can see a video of Killmax on Youtube (beware for a better sound run the .DSK in WinApe with a 44 Khz setting or on a real Amstrad CPC).

Source : Push'N'Pop

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Knight Lore remake

06/03/2009 - 23:08genesis8

There is a nice remake of Knight Lore for MSX2 created by Manuel Pazos (Guillian) and Daniel Celemín (LordFred). This remake features :

  • Different palettes for day and night
  • In game map that shows the player location, visited rooms and objects location
  • Improved music (adding some reverb)
  • Torch animation (can be disabled by pressing ESC while booting the game)
  • Bug fixing of the original game
  • Intro scroll showing the 'Mist tunes'
  • On turbo R, the R800 is enabled to prevent slowdowns

Go on the RetroWorks website to get this remake and more :

  • The game ROM (48K)
  • A full game map using screenshots of this new version
  • A user manual in PDF format
  • Packing designs (cartridge label and box)

You can see a video of this Knight Lore remake on Youtube.

Source : MSX Resource Center

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