Archives of Genesis8 Amstrad Page from 1999 to 2012 about emulators


TZXDuino or tapDancer Virtual Datasette to load Amstrad CPC tapes ?

06/20/2017 - 23:14 - genesis8

To load an Amstrad CPC tape (or a ZX Spectrum one), you can use the old method : using a tape player. Or you can do it like a geek and use Android phone with tapDancer Virtual Datasette, but it's still a bit low tech. So for the geeks used to the HxC floppy emulator or the Gothek USB, you can use the TZX Duino.

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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FPGAmstrad on MiST-board revision r005.8.14.3 by Renaud Helias (hardware Amstrad CPC emulation)

06/11/2017 - 13:17 - genesis8

New version of the Amstrad CPC core for MiST by Renaud Helias is available. : robustness (quality of code).

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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How-to compile and use Amstrad CPC and PCW on Linux (PC and Raspberry)

06/11/2017 - 14:38 - genesis8

How-to compile and use Amstrad CPC and PCW emulators on Linux (PC and Raspberry), it's on Malagueños originales y libres (in english).

Source : Amstrad.ES's forum

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Chip-8 emulation on Amstrad PCW by Habi Soft

06/03/2017 - 16:47 - genesis8

Habi Soft also wrote an emulation of the Chip-8 (wiki) on Amstrad PCW.

Chip-8 emulation on Amstrad PCW

Source : Twitter

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Habi Soft, his PCW-IO interface, CP/M Box emulator and now Abbey of crime enhanced version inc

06/02/2017 - 23:39 - genesis8

Habi Soft worked on an interface for a Amstrad PCW motherboard to add a PS2 keyboard and video (PAL/NSTC), joystick and mouse. He is also the author of an Amstrad PCW emulator : CP/M Box.

And now he is working on an enhanced abbey of the crime version for Amstrad PCW.

Source : Zona de Prueba's forum

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New version of Arnold, the Amstrad CPC emulator by Kevin Thacker

05/25/2017 - 14:28 - genesis8

Arnold build 20170513 is the new version of the Amstrad CPC emulator by Kevin Thacker.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Caprice Forever v2017-5, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Frédéric Coste for Windows

05/21/2017 - 14:55 - genesis8

Caprice Forever v2017-5 by Frédéric Coste is a modified version of the Caprice emulator (by Ulrich Doewich) for windows.

Source : Emu-France

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FPGAmstrad on MiST-board revision r005.8.14.2 by Renaud Helias (hardware Amstrad CPC emulation)

05/18/2017 - 23:03 - genesis8

New version of the Amstrad CPC core for MiST by Renaud Helias is available. : TV mode with border and screen well centered.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Samdisk v3.8.10 by Simon Owen, Amstrad CPC disks tranfers on PC

05/17/2017 - 22:38 - genesis8

SAMdisk v3.8.10 by Simon Owen is out since the 18th December.

The utility supports transfers between floppy disks and disk images, and is designed to work with almost any soft-sectored disk format compatible with the PC floppy controller, including some copy-protected formats.

Low-level floppy device access requires the fdrawcmd.sys driver to be installed.

There is also a Samdisk 4.0 beta version on github for windows, linux and MacOS.

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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Caprice32 v4.4.0, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Colin Pitrat on Github

05/14/2017 - 22:47 - genesis8

A new version of the Caprice32 emulator by Colin Pitrat is available.

Source : Emu-France

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CSW2CDT v4 by César Nicolas Gonzales, a windows utility to transfer Amstrad CPC, Spectrum tapes

04/23/2017 - 13:02 - genesis8

Fourth version of the CSW2CDT tool suite, which is a set of three programs whose main purpose is the encoding of computer tapes used in the Sinclair ZX and the Amstrad CPC.

Source : CPCRulez

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Caprice Forever v2017-3, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Frédéric Coste for Windows

04/16/2017 - 23:50 - genesis8

Caprice Forever v2017-3 by Frédéric Coste is a modified version of the Caprice emulator (by Ulrich Doewich) for windows.

Source : Emu-France

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FPGAmstrad on MiST-board revision r005.8.14.1 by Renaud Helias (hardware Amstrad CPC emulation)

04/04/2017 - 23:56 - genesis8

New version of the Amstrad CPC core for MiST by Renaud Helias is available.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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CSW2CDT by César Nicolas Gonzales, a windows utility to transfer Amstrad CPC tapes

04/02/2017 - 14:19 - genesis8

The CSW2CDT tool suite is a set of three programs whose main purpose is the encoding of computer tapes used in the Sinclair ZX and the Amstrad CPC families during the Golden Age of European videogames (1982-1994), when tapes were the most popular distribution method of commercial software :

The general procedure is divided in several steps :

CSW2CDT-UI eases the procedure because its graphical user interface is more comfortable (although less flexible) than the command line : choosing the sample, generating the CSW V1 file, and encoding the CDT/TZX file can be performed by pushing buttons and choosing options. It also allows for the reverse procedure of playing back CDT/TZX images into CSW V1 files and WAV audio files with some few mouse clicks.

Dlfrsilver, loyal alphatester and main inspiration, wrote the French and English handbooks.

Source : CPCRulez

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Port of the Amstrad CPC emulator Caprice32 by Colin Pitrat on Github

04/02/2017 - 14:36 - genesis8

Colin Pitrat is the author of a port of the Amstrad CPC emulator Caprice32 initially programmed by par Ulrich Doewich.

Caprice32 features :

Source : CPCRulez

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nc100em v1.2, an Amstrad Notepad NC100 emulator par Gnarz

04/02/2017 - 15:40 - genesis8

The original Amstrad notepad NC100 emulator was written by Russell Marks. Nilquader has modified it, and Gnarz has modified this modification.

Gnarz's modification features :

Amstrad NC100 (main view) (Thomas Conté)

Source : Github

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How to avoid anti-aliasing in pictures taken in WinApe (Amstrad CPC emulator)

03/19/2017 - 20:32 - genesis8

There is a simple solution to avoid anti-aliasing in screenshots taken in the Amstrad CPC emulator WinApe. You have to disable the option Pal Emulation.

The solution was given by Roudoudou.

Source : CPCWiki

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ACE v1.14, an Amstrad CPC emulator for MorphOS by Philippe Rimauro (Offset)

03/09/2017 - 23:49 - genesis8

ACE v1.14 by Philippe Rimauro is an Amstrad CPC emulator for MorphOS.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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JavaCPC Desktop v2.9.5d an Amstrad CPC(+) emulator in java by Markus Hohmann (Devilmarkus)

02/27/2017 - 20:55 - genesis8

A new version of the desktop JavaCPC is available. It's an Amstrad CPC(+) emulator written in Java by Markus Hohmann (DevilMarkus).

Source : Devilmarkus's Facebook

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FPGAmstrad on MiST-board revision r005.8.14 by Renaud Helias (hardware Amstrad CPC emulation)

02/12/2017 - 19:45 - genesis8

New version of the Amstrad CPC core for MiST by Renaud Helias is available.

quick : Arkanoid II, Prehistoric II. Ecole demo. Pinball Dreams
slow : Saboteur 2. Still Rising demo.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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FPGAmstrad on MiST-board revision r005.8.13e by Renaud Helias (hardware Amstrad CPC emulation)

02/05/2017 - 18:37 - genesis8

The MIST is a Field-programmable gate array (FGPA) board designed to implement classic 16 bit computers like the Amiga and Atari ST(E) as System-on-a-Chip using modern hardware. But it equally well supports 8 bit systems like the Atari XL, ZX81, ZX Spectrum, C64, Atari VCS, Atari 5200, Colecovision, Apple II, Sega Master System, NES, Odyssey2 and of course the Amstrad CPC.

Renaud Helias has written an Amstrad CPC 6128 core for this Mist Board. The last revision of this core can run correctly the Still Rising demo by Vanity (see the youtube video).

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Caprice Forever v0.30, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Frédéric Coste for Windows

12/24/2016 - 18:14 - genesis8

Caprice Forever by Frédéric Coste is a modified version of the Caprice emulator (by Ulrich Doewich) for windows.

Source : Emu-France

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Droid-CPC v1.1.01 by Kokak, an Amstrad CPC emulator for Android

12/21/2016 - 19:15 - genesis8

The Android Amstrad CPC emulator Droid-CPC v1.1.01 (1,79 €) by Kokak is available on the play store.

Source : Amstrad.ES

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Samdisk v3.8.9 by Simon Owen, Amstrad CPC disks tranfers on PC

12/20/2016 - 19:33 - genesis8

SAMdisk v3.8.9 by Simon Owen is out since the 18th December.

The utility supports transfers between floppy disks and disk images, and is designed to work with almost any soft-sectored disk format compatible with the PC floppy controller, including some copy-protected formats.

Low-level floppy device access requires the fdrawcmd.sys driver to be installed.

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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CPCGamesCD updated by MiguelSky (December 2016)

12/20/2016 - 21:45 - genesis8

CPCGamesCD (created by MiguelSky) is an ISO image including several emulators (Amstrad CPC and PCW), and a frontend to launch the included games, which comes from the NVG FTP.

Source : Amstrad.ES

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ZEsarUX v4.2, an Amstrad CPC 464 emulator (other computers like ZX Spectrum too)

12/19/2016 - 17:41 - genesis8

ZEsarUX v4.2 is a multi platform emulator, Amstrad CPC 464 included. You can compile the unix sources directly or get a binary for :

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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New version v0.27 of the Amstrad CPC emulator Sugarbox

11/27/2016 - 23:50 - genesis8

A new version of the Amstrad CPC emulator Sugarbox is out.

Source : Sugarbox

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SugarConvDisk : converts Amstrad CPC disks images between differents formats

11/27/2016 - 23:55 - genesis8

Coming from Sugarbox code, SugarCOnvDisk can convert disks images between differents formats : dsk, edsk, supercard pro, HFE, IPF, CT-raw, Raw (kryoflux) to dsk/edsk, scp, IPF, HFE. It also supports batch and filtering.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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ACE v1.13, an Amstrad CPC emulator for MorphOS by Philippe Rimauro (Offset)

11/13/2016 - 17:05 - genesis8

ACE v1.13 by Philippe Rimauro is an Amstrad CPC emulator for MorphOS.

This version brings several enhancements for cross-development (thanks to Krusty). It corrects also several small bugs and brings some enhancements in emulation code (thanks to Kevin Thacker). Then, it brings structural modifications to ameliorate portability and 64bit compatibility.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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CapriceRPI2 v1.31 by KaosOverride, an Amstrad CPC emulator for Raspberry PI

11/07/2016 - 21:01 - genesis8

The last version of the Amstrad CPC emulator CapriceRPI (v 1.3) by KaosOverride for Raspberry PI is available with a fix for using joysticks. He is working on version 1.4.

This emulator based on the sources of Caprice32 by Ulrich Doewich, can also be compiled on something else than a PI with the following command : make -f makefile.notpi.

Prior to compilation, you must install the following dependances (including SDL v1.2 from memory) :

Source : CPCWiki's Forum

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CDTMaster v3, a windows utility to manage tape images (CDT) for Amstrad CPC

11/04/2016 - 00:05 - genesis8

The windows utility CDTMaster by Oscar Martin exists as v3 since 2015 (works also under linux with mono). It is a Taper like utility, it includes other options like importing files from a DSK, converting files into TZX/CDT blocks (like 2cdt) and convert CDT to WAV (like playtzx).

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Caprice Forever v0.29, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Frédéric Coste for Windows

10/23/2016 - 21:04 - genesis8

Caprice Forever by Frédéric Coste is a modified version of the Caprice emulator (by Ulrich Doewich) for windows.

Source : Emu-France

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New version of 2CDT by Kevin Thacker

10/21/2016 - 19:34 - genesis8

New version of the 2CDT utility by Kevin Thacker which lets you create a tape image file (.CDT) or inject files inside.

New feature of this version : you can define the sync byte for headerless.

Corrected in this version :

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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New version of Cpcxfs by Kevin Thacker

10/21/2016 - 19:48 - genesis8

If 2CDT is used to manage Amstrad CPC tape images, the new version of cpcxfs by Kevin Thacker is used to manage Amstrad CPC disk images.

This new version fixes :

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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CrocoDS by Kyuran on OSX, and developping for pico8 on Amstrad CPC

10/02/2016 - 17:23 - genesis8

Kyuran wrote on Twitter to announce an incoming version of the Amstrad CPC emulator CrocoDS on OSX. And also a development environment for Pico-8 on Amstrad CPC.

Source : Kyuran on Twitter

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ACE v1.12, an Amstrad CPC emulator for MorphOS by Philippe Rimauro (Offset)

08/09/2016 - 11:50 - genesis8

ACE v1.12 by Philippe Rimauro is an Amstrad CPC emulator for MorphOS.

This new version fixes some issues in CRTC emulation (mostly on CRTC 0/2 since CRTC 1/3/4 are already almost perfect 8) ). It also extends the plugins API and comes with new plugins for mice and joysticks.

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Joyce v2.2.9 by John Elliott, an Amstrad PCW emulator

06/26/2016 - 15:13 - genesis8

Joyce v2.2.9 by John Elliott (unix and windows) adds support for the Electric Studio light pen.

Be aware than his web domain has changed, please update your boorkmark.

Source : Joyce

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CDT2WAV v1.6 by DevilMarkus, an utility to read .WAV on a real Amstrad CPC

05/11/2016 - 23:28 - genesis8

A new version (v1.6) of the CDT2WAV utility (windows/linux/mac) by DevilMarkus.

It let you use resulting .WAV on a real CPC with a tape drive or a MP3 player.

For Linux and Mac users, launch the cdt2wav.jar with the following parameters : cdt2wav.jar -Xms512m -Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=512m (or set all to 256 if you want only 256 Mb max. ram usage).

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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New version v0.26 of the Amstrad CPC emulator Sugarbox

04/10/2016 - 21:38 - genesis8

A new version of the Amstrad CPC emulator Sugarbox is out.

Source : Sugarbox

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Want WinAPE enhancements ? Ask the author

03/22/2016 - 23:01 - genesis8

You wish enhancements for the WinAPE Amstrad CPC emulator ? Then ask to its author on CPCWiki.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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CapriceRPI v1.3 by KaosOverride, an Amstrad CPC emulator for Raspberry PI

02/28/2016 - 23:48 - genesis8

The last version of the Amstrad CPC emulator CapriceRPI (v 1.3) by KaosOverride for Raspberry PI is available.

This emulator base on the sources of Caprice32 (Ulrich Doewich) can also be compiled on something else than a PI with the following command : make -f makefile.notpi.

Source : CPCWiki's Forum

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Joyce v2.2.7 by John Elliott, an Amstrad PCW emulator

02/28/2016 - 00:16 - genesis8

Just 16 months late to announce the latest version of the Amstrad PCW emulator Joyce v2.2.7 by John Elliott (unix and windows).

Be aware than John's web domain has changed, please update your boorkmark.

Source : Joyce

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New versions of WinAPE (Amstrad CPC emulator) and ParaDOS by Richard Wilson

12/06/2015 - 13:24 - genesis8

At least a new version of the WinAPE Amstrad CPC emulator by Richard Wilson.

En résumé elle apporte des améliorations sur l'émulation du Z80, changement de palette, émulation sonore, support des cassettes, assembleur et désassembleur.

Also, there is a new version of ParaDOS, a ROM (for CPC old and +) used for disc and files manipulations. Source of ParaDOS is available too.

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The Amstrad notepad NC100, original software, ZCN (CP/M) or Fuzix (unix) ?

11/15/2014 - 00:06 - genesis8

The Amstrad notepad NC100 was out in 1992 with the protext word processing (already on Amstrad CPC and Amstrad PCW). But it's also possible to use it with ZCN by Mark Russel wich is a native CP/M, or use the all new Fuzix (fuzix announced on google+), this time an unix (system 5) by Alan Cox. You can emulate an Amstrad NC100 (and also NC150 and NC200) with nc100em (still by Mark Russel) for linux or ms-dos, and since start of 2014 as I just discovered for windows (port by Stefano Bodrato). The MESS emulator also supports the 3 Amstrad notepad NC. If you dont have the original NC100 ROM, you will need the ZCN.BIN file included in ZCN v1.3. You will find more informations about the Amstrad Notepad NC on the excellent Tim's Amstrad NC users site (see ZCN page).

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Amstrad CPC floppy disks, Kryoflux and SuperCard Pro

11/15/2014 - 18:36 - genesis8

The Amstrad CPC use 3" disks because Alan Michael Sugar got a large batch of 3" drives, and then stayed with it for compatibility. Game editors started to add protections to avoid piracy. Amstrad CPC emulators are using the .DSK format to store the content of a disk (but it assumes that each track have only one size). This format can't manage well protections, for this you need the extended DSK format where each track can have a different size to support more protections, but still not all of them. That's why hardware solutions are necessary to preserve the exact content of the original disks in their totality (and then you can write them again to real disks) such as :

There is a problem to create .IPF for Amstrad CPC programs, the real disks have been either :

Every emulator can use the raw or CT Raw kryoflux files if using the SPS decoder library. If an emulator doesnt use this library, then the best thing is to use .DSK created from kryoflux files with Samdisk like those dumped by Maxit on CPC-Power. SuperCard Pro support must be added internally into an emulator. Sugarbox already supports the SCP and of course the kryoflux (from a kryoflux raw or CT Raw, sugarbox can create a SCP file). Samdisk will soon support the SCP hardware, so it will be possible to read one track only.

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New version v0.23 of the Amstrad CPC emulator Sugarbox

11/14/2014 - 22:13 - genesis8

Today a new version of the Amstrad CPC emulator Sugarbox is out :

Source : Sugarbox

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CDT2WAV v1.3 by DevilMarkus, an utility to read .WAV on a real Amstrad CPC

06/09/2014 - 10:28 - genesis8

A new version (v1.3) of the CDT2WAV utility (windows/linux/mac) by DevilMarkus.

It let you use resulting .WAV on a real CPC with a tape drive or a MP3 player.

For Linux and Mac users, launch the cdt2wav.jar with the following parameters : cdt2wav.jar -Xms512m -Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=512m (or set all to 256 if you want only 256 Mb max. ram usage).

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Everything looks better in scanlines

06/09/2014 - 11:44 - genesis8

Today with the LCD screens, the Amstrad CPC emulators don't display the same result than with a real Amstrad CPC and a Cathodic Ray Tub (CRT) television.

So Alex76gr has created a collection of 75 loading screens pictures of Amstrad CPC games with a scanline effect (1536x1080 resolution).

However adding scanlines isnt enough to looks like a CRT television set.

Winape and Caprice32 are 2 Amstrad CPC emulators which can provide a CRT rendering.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Two online Amstrad CPC emulators are updated : JavaCPC and Sugarbox

04/06/2014 - 17:12 - genesis8

Two online Amstrad CPC emulators have been updated with bugs corrections and new features :

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Sugarbox, a new Amstrad CPC emulator (beta)

01/27/2014 - 23:39 - genesis8

Sugarbox is a new Amstrad CPC emulator (beta) for windows. Beware, there are some problems with windows XP SP3, it works without problems on windows 7 or 8.

Source : CPC Rulez

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JavaCPC Desktop v2.3, an Amstrad CPC(+) emulator in java by Markus Hohmann (Devilmarkus)

01/03/2014 - 18:26 - genesis8

A new version of the desktop JavaCPC is available. It's an Amstrad CPC(+) emulator written in Java by Markus Hohmann (DevilMarkus).

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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Maziacs Sinclair Zx Spectrum Emulator for Amstrad CPC

09/22/2013 - 14:54 - genesis8

Maziacs is a ZX Spectrum game written by Don Priestley in 1983.

It was ported on Amstrad CPC by 40Crisis and sold by DK'Tronics.

The Z80 code is runned natively by the Amstrad CPC Z80, but all Spectrum system calls are managed by a partial emulation of the ZX Spectrum ROM.

As Don Priestley did authorize the download of his games and as Amstrad did authorize the use of the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC ROMs, the package Maziacs Sinclair Zx Spectrum Emulator for Amstrad CPC can be freely downloaded.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Joyce v2.2.6 by John Elliott, an Amstrad PCW emulator

08/29/2013 - 23:50 - genesis8

Last version of Joyce (v2.2.6) by John Elliott is available. It emulates an Amstrad PCW (including the PCW16) for Unix, Windows and MacOS X.

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ACE v1.5, an Amstrad CPC emulator for MorphOS by Philippe Rimauro

06/28/2013 - 19:04 - genesis8

ACE v1.5 by Philippe Rimauro is an Amstrad CPC emulator for MorphOS. This last version now emulates the CPC+.

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A new Amstrad CPC emulator on Android : Droid-CPC by Kokak

06/16/2013 - 18:31 - genesis8

After AndCPC and CPCDroid, here is a third Amstrad CPC emulator for Android : Droid-CPC (1,79 € on Google store) par Kokak.

Source : Octoate

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JavaCPC, an Amstrad CPC (and plus) emulator in Java by Markus Hohmann (Devilmarkus)

03/27/2013 - 19:16 - genesis8

JavaCPC emulates since a moment also the CPC+. You can check CPC+ demos on this site with the emulator.

Source : JavaCPC

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JavaCPC, an Amstrad CPC emulator programmed in Java by Markus Hohmann (Devilmarkus)

08/06/2012 - 23:48 - genesis8

I should have written about this subject since a long time. I have a list long as my arm of things to write about, from time to time I fish in this list but I have the feeling that I am like one of the Daughters of Danaus.

JavaCPC is an Amstrad CPC emulator (and CPC+ since a few moment) by Markus Hohmann (Devilmarkus). It's a java applet (needing an internet navigator, whereas JavaCPC Desktop is a standalone emulator).

This emulator can store the high scores of 13 current games, so you can show to all other people how big is your score ! More than 1000 games are already playable online.

Recently CPC+ emulator was added (see the video) and better processing of the sound processor. Time for you to see for yourself.

Source : JavaCPC

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Samdisk v3.3 by Simon Owen, disks tranfers on PC

06/22/2012 - 15:32 - genesis8

SAMdisk v3.3 by Simon Owen is out.

The utility supports transfers between floppy disks and disk images, and is designed to work with almost any soft-sectored disk format compatible with the PC floppy controller, including some copy-protected formats.

Low-level floppy device access requires the fdrawcmd.sys driver to be installed.

Version 3.3 (2012-06-14)
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- Added built-in support for zipped and gzipped files
- Added support for repairing 8K sectors with bad CRCs
- Added support for raw hard disk images
- Added identify device data reading, where available (non-USB)
- Added --hdf to force HDF version (10 or 11), with v1.1 now the default
- Added --no-identify to ignore source identify data
- Added --no-cfa to suppress CFA festures in generated identify data
- Enhanced identify to include  CHS/LBA28/LBA48 sector counts and CFA
- Enhanced verbose disk list to show serial+firmware and MBR partitions
- Changed disk list to show all devices by default, not just BDOS
- Fixed repairing to blank target tracks, with new density check
- Fixed HDD access beyond 4GB boundary, extended -s range to 2TB
- Fixed SAD image writing with custom sector sizes
- Fixed status messages being written to log and not erased correctly
- Improved FDC integrity checks during sector reads, for suspect hardware
- Improved total sector count to CHS mapping

Source : Octoate

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ACE v1.1, an Amstrad CPC emulator for MorphOS

09/26/2011 - 20:37 - genesis8

ACE v1.1 is an Amstrad CPC emulator for MorphOS by Philippe Rimauro (written in C).

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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Amstrad CPC on Android and soon on Iphone

09/07/2011 - 00:22 - genesis8

There are already 2 Amstrad CPC emulators on Android : AndCPC and CPCDroid.

Both of them are based on PSPCAP32 by Ludovic Jacomme which is a port of Caprice32 open source Amstrad CPC emulator.

To my dispair, the excellent adventure game Orion Prime cant work with PSPCAP32, is it the same thing with these 2 emulators ?

Anyway, there is an incoming Amstrad CPC emulator on Iphone ! My dream comes true (read the source for more and future informations).

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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PC-CPC v0.1at beta (Amstrad CPC emulator) on CPCWiki

08/05/2011 - 23:00 - genesis8

CPCWiki is back after a few hardware problems, you can download on it the lastest beta version of the PC-CPC emulator by Ludovic Deplanque (Demoniak).

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Caprice v2.8 and CoPaCabana for Palm OS, two Amstrad CPC emulators

07/29/2011 - 21:55 - genesis8

Caprice v2.8 for Palm OS is out since 28th June 2011. For Palm OS you can also use CoPaCabana v0.75 (also exists for windows).

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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the Amstrad CPC emulator Winape v2.0 alpha 18 is out !

07/28/2011 - 22:12 - genesis8

WinApe v2.0 alpha 18 is out since 2 days. This new version of this Amstrad CPC(+) emulator brings major sound and emulation improvements, full-sized AVI writing, debugger enhancements and a lot of other small fixes.

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CPCE features the best sound accuracy of the various Amstrad CPC emulators

06/25/2011 - 21:16 - genesis8

If you care about sound accuracy on Amstrad CPC emulators like Mr_Lou, you should know that at the moment the best emulator is CPCE (last version is v1.94 patched on 2th June 2011).

Thanks to this interesting discussion on CPCWiki, dont doubt that more emulators will have soon a better sound accuracy, a new version of WinApe may even be out soon.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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CPCE v1.92 by César Nicolas Gonzales

06/25/2010 - 17:17 - genesis8

César Nicolas Gonzales released for his birthay (on 17th May, happy birthday, just a month too late) a new version of his CPCE emulator.

The entire "Ecole Buissoniere" (plus the secret part) works perfectly (it stopped working on v1.90), LPTCPC doesn't forget to calculate the sector size in 1-sector tracks, file extensions are lower case by default, the new AUTOTYPE option provides a more flexible boot method, better SVGA support for DOS and DPMI, Z80 dummy DD/FD bugfix ("Skateball.cdt" by Dlfrsilver), RAR archive support, the TZX direct recording block is now operational, Simon Owen's DSK extension for unstable sectors was added, a new debugger function (bytelogger), LPTCPC is now menu-driven, LPTPC has a Windows NT/XP port, LPTPCIO, the tape motor relay pause is emulated (Opera Soft tapes need it), there's a little Easter Egg for the WIN32.IMAGE_DOUBLE=1 mode... A new corrected v1.92 version was released the 2th June.

Next version will offer CPC+ and Gunstick emulation.

RFTM ! While reading the documentation, I just discovered that CPCE let you play on internet, one person acting as a server, the second one connect to the server as a client. I will try this and let you know about it later.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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Cpcdsk and the Caprice Reloaded emulator

06/25/2010 - 23:04 - genesis8

Cpcdsdk is a project aiming to collect the various bit of existing sourcecode in one common place for the linux OS relative to the Amstrad CPC, add the missing features, and make life easier for all developpers :

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Gamebase CPC v15

05/25/2010 - 20:42 - genesis8

GameBase CPC v15 is out.

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XNACPC, an Amstrad CPC emulator for Xbox 360 by Gavin Pugh

05/23/2010 - 21:33 - genesis8

Gavin Pugh updated his twitter account, XNACPC is now working, an Amstrad CPC emulator for Xbox 360.

Source code will be later available, but it could take weeks or months.

Source : Gavin Pugh's Twitter

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CPC PC-CPC v0.1aq emulator and the ManageDsk v0.17 utility

05/09/2010 - 20:10 - genesis8

You can download the latest version of the PC-CPC emulator and of ManageDsk v0.17 (.DSK file handling utility) by Ludovic Deplanque (Demoniak).

This last version of the emulator corrects 2 bugs, one about CLI use (command line interface) and the other about the 2nd joystick handling.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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

04/27/2010 - 01:25 - genesis8

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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PC-CPC v0.1aq emulator

04/18/2010 - 14:25 - genesis8

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

04/18/2010 - 16:54 - genesis8

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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The C64 emulator for Iphone is free for a short duration

04/06/2010 - 01:42 - genesis8

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

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Caprice v2.6 for Palm OS, an Amstrad CPC emulator

03/21/2010 - 13:29 - genesis8

Caprice v2.6 for Palm OS is out.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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An utility written in java by DevilMarkus : Cdt2Wav

03/14/2010 - 00:28 - genesis8

DevilMarkus has written a new utility in java : Cdt2Wav, so you can use it on Windows, Linux and Mac.

For Linux and Mac users, launch the cdt2wav.jar with the following parameters : cdt2wav.jar -Xms512m -Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=512m (or set all to 256 if you want only 256 Mb max. ram usage).

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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DSP emulator v0.9 beta 4, an Amstrad CPC emulator

03/13/2010 - 12:19 - genesis8

DSP v0.9 beta 4 is available, it emules several computers, including the Amstrad CPC.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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DSP v9 beta 3, an Amstrad CPC emulator

01/09/2010 - 17:51 - genesis8

DSP v9 beta 3 is an Amstrad CPC emulator (programmed in Delphi, support to compile with Lazarus and Free Pascalhas begun), it supports Amstrad CPC since June 2009.

Source : Octoate

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CPCemu v1.7 for win32/linux by Marco Vieth

12/05/2009 - 14:05 - genesis8

CPCemu for dos by Marco Vieth was the first Amstrad CPC emulator I used. It exists also for win32 and linux, and the last version now supports other keyboard than the qwerty one.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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CPCGamesCD updated by MiguelSky (October 2009)

11/16/2009 - 00:23 - genesis8

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

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Arnold by Kevin Thacker is back

09/17/2009 - 02:01 - genesis8

Arnold by Kevin Thacker is back, watch for a coming release soon.

His popular website "Unofficial Amstrad WWW Resource" is also available here.

Source : CPC Wiki's forum

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Wiituka v0.98.8, an Amstrad CPC emulator for the Nintendo Wii

09/08/2009 - 23:52 - genesis8

Wiituka v0.98.8 is out, an Amstrad CPC emulator for the Nintendo Wii by D_Skywalk (though web site mentions 15th May 2009). It features :

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

Source : WII GX-Mod

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2CDT and its GUI, a windows utility to create .CDT files (tape files)

08/23/2009 - 16:33 - genesis8

2CDT by Kevin Thacker, a line command windows utility to add files into a .CDT file (image of a tape) with a GUI by DevilMarkus in java.

Source : Amstrad ESP forum

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PSPCAP32 v1.5.1 an Amstrad CPC emulator for PSP

08/21/2009 - 19:38 - genesis8

The Amstrad CPC emulator PSPCAP32 has been updated with the support of an atari joystick (used by Amstrad CPC).

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Roland emulator

08/16/2009 - 23:58 - genesis8

Roland is an Amstrad CPC emulator for windows and linux (sources available).

Source : Octoate

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Joyce v2.2.1 by John Elliott, an Amstrad PCW emulator

05/20/2009 - 22:01 - genesis8

Last version of Joyce (v2.2.1) by John Elliott is still fresh (January 2009), it emulates an Amstrad PCW (including the PCW16) for Unix, Windows and MacOS X.

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Wiituka, an Amstrad CPC emulator for the Nintendo Wii

04/29/2009 - 19:30 - genesis8

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

Next version will feature :

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

Source : Phenix Informatique

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

09/27/2008 - 21:18 - genesis8

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

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

09/02/2008 - 02:52 - genesis8

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.

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AmeDS v2.1, an Amstrad CPC emulator for the Nintendo DS

04/08/2008 - 02:48 - genesis8

The Amstrad CPC emulator AmeDS v2.1 for Nintendo DS allows you to download Amstrad CPC games from the web, a nice new feature.

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CPCE v1.90, an Amstrad CPC emulator for windows

02/04/2008 - 01:31 - genesis8

The Amstrad CPC emulator CPCE v1.90 brings a new LPTCPC.BAS to allow sending by parallel port extended .DSK (supporting more copy protection) and corrects FDC commands to be able to read these new extended .DSK, and some improvements to Z80 seach function and ZIP files management.

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PSPCAP32 v1.3.4, an Amstrad CPC emulator for Sony PSP par ZX-81

01/21/2008 - 13:21 - genesis8

The Amstrad CPC emulator PSPCAP32 for Sony PSP by ZX-81 has been updated once again, with mostly emulation speed increase, new hotkeys, and auto-fire.

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PSPCAP32 v1.3.3, an Amstrad CPC emulator for Sony PSP by ZX-81

01/19/2008 - 13:38 - genesis8

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

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CPCGamesCD updated by MiguelSky (December 2007)

12/19/2007 - 01:28 - genesis8

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

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New update for PSPCAP32, an Amstrad CPC emulator for Sony PSP by ZX-81

12/10/2007 - 00:01 - genesis8

PSPCAP32 par ZX-81 has again been updated, with now support for the green screen of the Amstrad CPC.

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CAPRICE32 PSP and PSPCAP32 updates, 2 Amstrad CPC emulators for the Sony PSP

12/03/2007 - 01:55 - genesis8

Caprice32 PSP and PSPCAP32 were updated, with a much better speed for PSPCAP32.

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CAPRICE32 PSP, an Amstrad CPC emulator Sony PSP

11/26/2007 - 01:06 - genesis8

After CPCPSP (not any more supported), a new port of Caprice32 for the PSP : CAPRICE32 PSP. But for PSP you already have the port from ZX81 : PSPCAP 32.

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CPCE v1.85, an Amstrad CPC emulator for windows

11/15/2007 - 22:56 - genesis8

CPCE v1.85 fixes a serious bug in the Symbiface 2 IDE (reported by Jarek Adamski), allows disabling the tape speedup if CPCE does it wrong (for example with "Balloonacy") and the Win32 version is a bit smarter now to handle ZIP archives.

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CrocoDS v2.0, an Amstrad CPC emulator for Nintendo DS

11/13/2007 - 02:20 - genesis8

A new version of the Amstrad CPC emulator CrocoDS for the Nintendo DS is out.

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AmeDS, an Amstrad CPC emulator for Nintendo DS

11/04/2007 - 22:51 - genesis8

A new version of the Amstrad CPC emulator AmeDS for the Nintendo DS is available.

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AmeDS, an Amstrad CPC emulator for the Nintendo DS

01/08/2007 - 03:18 - genesis8

After CrocoDS, AmeDS is another Amstrad CPC emulator for the Nintendo DS.

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Joyce v2.1.9 by John Elliott, an Amstrad PCW emulator

01/30/2006 - 13:12 - genesis8

The Amstrad PCW emulator Joyce v2.1.9 by John Elliott already available for unix and windows, and now also on MacOS.

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CPCE v1.54 by César Nicolas Gonzales

01/14/2006 - 09:50 - genesis8

César Nicolas Gonzales just wrote a new version of its Amstrad CPC emulator CPCE (v1.54).

This new version corrects some bugs (sound, crash).

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CPCGamesCD updated by MiguelSky (January 2006)

01/10/2006 - 18:11 - genesis8

CPCGamesCD has been updated :

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CPCPSP v0.1 by Nige, an Amstrad CPC emulator for Sony PSP

01/09/2006 - 02:32 - genesis8

CPCPSP v0.1 by Nige is a port of the Caprice32 emulator for the Sony PSP.

Source : Amstradeus

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The disk utility ManageDsk v0.14c by Demoniak is available

01/09/2006 - 02:29 - genesis8

ManageDSK v0.14c by Ludovic Deplanque is out. It's a minor update of its windows utility to manage Amstrad CPC disks images (.DSK).

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CPCE v1.53 by César Nicolas Gonzales, an Amstrad CPC emulator for windows

01/09/2006 - 02:09 - genesis8

César Nicolas Gonzales just wrote a new version of its Amstrad CPC emulator CPCE (v1.53).

This new version corrects some bugs.

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