Archives of Genesis8 Amstrad Page from 1999 to 2012 about web sites

An alpha version of Elite Dangerous, a kickstarter project by David Braben

01/05/2014 - 14:47genesis8

One year later, Elite dangerous exists in alpha version, you can also pay to be able to play beta versions when they will be available.

More informations on the Elite Dangerous officiel web site.

Source : MSX Ressource Center

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Happy new year 2014

12/31/2013 - 18:06genesis8

Happy new year 2014, I hope you will get what you wish for (for you and all those you love).

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Happy Christmas

12/25/2013 - 20:45genesis8

It's a bit late to wish your a merry Christmas, I hope so that you received what you were asking for.

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Responsive design on Genesis8 Amstrad Page, surf with phones and tablets easily

07/30/2013 - 19:52genesis8

Small graphical redesign of the site using HTML5 and "responsive design" to allow better surfing on smartphones and tablets.

Later I will use the Bootstrap CSS framework for more features.

Also, only the latest 15 news items will be shown on this page. Older news items are available in the archives.

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New games on the unofficial 3D Construction Kit website

07/24/2013 - 23:50genesis8

3D Construction Kit was written by Incentive Software and published by Domark in 1991 on Amstrad CPC. This utility let you create 3D graphical adventure games.

New games are available for all platforms on which 3D Construction Kit was ported, including the Amstrad CPC, on the unofficial 3D Construction Kit web site.

Source : CPC Rulez's Forum

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CPC-Power is back amongst us

07/22/2013 - 00:09genesis8

After being pirated, which did lead to a temporary closure, CPC-Power is back.

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Several interviews : Odiesoft, Kevin Toms, Rod Lawton and Bill Harbison

07/14/2013 - 13:15genesis8

You will find several interviews on Classic Replay:

Source : CPCRulez's Forum

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CPC-Power is down at the moment

06/16/2013 - 17:28genesis8

CPC-Power is down following being hacked

Sadly, it wasnt a white hat who could have helped Kukulcan to correct the security problem.

Happily, the site will be back, just with less features. At least we will have its important content back.

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Looking for help to correct english mistakes

06/16/2013 - 17:34genesis8

I am looking for help to correct the way I write in english : with an axe.

If you are interested, see the contact link above, or write to my gmail address (genesis8bit), thanks in advance.

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Another ReSeT meeting (#10) at Coutances, thanks to Eliot,

04/07/2013 - 19:31genesis8

ReSeT is an Amstrad CPC demo party taking place at Coutances from friday 28th june (10 am) to sunday 30th june (6 pm) in Normandy.

Named before Amstrad Expo, this party organized by Eliot (Benediction), is a success each year since 2000.

Whatever your interest in Amstrad CPC, you will be welcomed. It will be the occasion to see previews of incoming programs and to meet other CPCists..

As usual there will be a contest.

More informations on ReSeT's site.

Source : ReSeT

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

03/27/2013 - 19:16genesis8

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

Source : JavaCPC

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Happy Christmas 2012 for everybody

12/24/2012 - 09:24genesis8

Have a great holiday and let's hope Santa Claus will bring you a lot of things.

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Elite Dangerous, a kickstarter project by David Braben

11/06/2012 - 22:07genesis8

Check Slashdot for more informations.

Source : Slashdot

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Les sucres en morceaux didnt melt yet inside the café

10/11/2012 - 23:05genesis8

Ici Londres, les français parlent aux français, I repeat, les sucres en morceaux didnt melt yet inside the café.

In fact the web site les sucres en morceaux just got a lifting with a new menu and many corrections/updates to its content.

Beware, too much sugar in your café will ruin it though...

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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Interview of Toto - Easter Egg (R-Type) by NoRecess

08/18/2012 - 23:09genesis8

NoRecess has done a new interview : Toto - Easter Egg, on of the authors of the upgraded version of R-Type.

Source : No Recess

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CPC Génération, a nice video by Tau Ceti about Amstrad CPC 464

08/12/2012 - 21:44genesis8

CPC Génération is a nice video (no need to understand french) by Tau Ceti about Amstrad CPC. I invite you to see it. The video is quite dark, the effect is intented.

The music of CPC Génération is available on SoundCloud.

Source : Tau Ceti

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The king is dead, hail to the king ( 0 - 1)

08/04/2012 - 23:31genesis8

Since several years this site was on with the domain being a redirection on the free address.

Now you can forget both addresses, and change your bookmark/favorite to The new site is faster, using PHP 5 instead of PHP 4 on free. I can use sub-domains, so if you want faster web site loading, you can use the mobile version of (no youtube video). A domain for loading pictures will soon make loading a bit more faster.

And to make this page loading even faster, I am looking at the Zend Framework with zend cache, db and paginator.

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Phenix Informatique closing for an unknown duration, doh !

07/05/2012 - 12:30genesis8

Due to a bug in its CMS Xoops, Phenix Informatique ( is closing for an unkwown duration.

Sad news, lets hope that it will rise again from its ashes like it already did several times in the past.

UPDATE : well finally it wasnt a CMS bug, but a problem of the web hosting service. So the web site is working fine once again, pfiou. For once I was too quick to write a news.

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Interview of Alain Massoumipour (alias Poum) on Phenix Informatique

06/23/2012 - 14:08genesis8

You will find on Phenix Informatique an interview of Alain Massoumipour (alias Poum) who wrote for the french Amstrad CPC magazine Amstrad 100%.

If you throwed all your issues of Amstrad 100%, you will find them on le site des anciennes revues informatiques.

Source : Phenix Informatique

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Happy new year 2012

01/01/2012 - 11:39genesis8

Happy new year 2012, I wish you a good health too and also to all you love.

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Happy Christmas 2011

12/24/2011 - 01:11genesis8

I wish you all a happy Christmas 2011.

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NoRecess blog update

09/04/2011 - 10:59genesis8

What about an Odiesoft interview as a starter, then an update of ManageDSK and SDCC2Pasmo for the main dish and dessert on NoRecess ?

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Alan Michael Sugar on Facebook and Twitter, and his autobiography

09/04/2011 - 14:58genesis8

I only discovered that Alan Michael Sugar is on Facebook and Twitter.

By the way his autobiography is available in paperback since the 1st August. I already read his previous biographies, one more to go !

Alan Michael Sugar autobiography : What you see is what you get  Alan Michael Sugar biography : The Amstrad story by David Thomas  Sir Alan Sugar (the biography) by Charlie Burden

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The Amstrad CPC generation, are we getting that old ?

09/02/2011 - 07:56genesis8

Below you will find an extract of the excellent french site Dans Ton Chat (some IRC chat goodies).

Couchax: Shit, my sister has a new boyfriend, an older man (older than mathusalem), about 10 years older than her ! What a pity ! She bringed him back to the house just yesterday... I am quite ashamed !

Adrien: What's the problem ? It's not you who is dating him, so what... If your sister is feeling well with him, it's what is important ?

Couchax: I dont care about this, I am telling you that I am really ashamed...

Adrien: Why o.O ?

Couchax: I was very badly beaten to Super Street Fighter 4, never has been beaten like that before...

Adrien: What a shame, being beaten by the Amstrad generation...

Couchax: Yes...(-_-)'

Doh, I am feeling 10 years older now in the space of just a few seconds... :-)

Source : Dans Ton Chat

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CPCWiki is back online

08/14/2011 - 13:00genesis8

CPCWiki is now back online ! In case you see the old server, wait till the DNS record is propagated or visit

Source : Gryzor's Twitter

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The Oliver Twins web site (all the Dizzy games)

08/11/2011 - 23:58genesis8

You can read the history about The Oliver Twins on their web site, they are the authors of the Dizzy games (and many others).

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CPCWiki moving to a new server

08/10/2011 - 11:04genesis8

EDIT : CPCWiki is moving to a new server, and not available yet on the new one.

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

08/05/2011 - 23:00genesis8

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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NoRecess web site

03/02/2011 - 21:31genesis8

NoRecess {the website} is a nice recent web site by NoRecess (since January 2011). He is the author of the Phat, Phat 2,Pheelone and Phreaks demos. But he also wrote PhrozenC, a K&R C compiler for Amstrad CPC and the HxC Software Emulator Manager for Amstrad CPC. He is writing Phactory, a PC utility which is a complete development editor targeting the Amstrad CPC platform. It features : code editor, bitmap converter, big file maker, dsk file manager, packer, hex editor... SDCC C compiler is also fully integrated, and inlined assembly code is compatible with Maxam syntax.

There is an interesting article about state of the Amstrad CPC community in 2011 (with informations from Germany, United Kingdom, Greece, Denmark, Spain, South Australia and France), and last article is an interview of Axelay, author of Star Sabre, Dead On Time and Sub Hunter, and many more interesting things to read.

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CPC Games Reviews update

02/27/2011 - 21:38genesis8

CPC Game Reviews has many new reviews since January 2011.

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4 contests on CPC Power

02/27/2011 - 22:10genesis8

CPC Power is holding 4 contests : coding, GFX, music and logo GFX.

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Happy new year 2011

01/01/2011 - 01:53genesis8

I wish you a happy new year 2011, and a lot of Amstrad CPC meetings

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Merry Christmas 2010

12/24/2010 - 00:21genesis8

Merry Christmas 2010

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CPC Scene moves

08/27/2010 - 00:40genesis8

CPC Scene moves to, update your bookmarks.

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Eliot's Amstrad hardware shop

06/25/2010 - 13:45genesis8

Need some Amstrad CPC parts ? Well time to go on Eliot's shop !

Rules of this useful shop :

- parts are aimed to be used in the CPC community or any other 8bits friendly community,
- some parts are rare so please order only what you really need,
- please do not resell parts you got from the site.

Source : CPC Scene

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06/18/2010 - 00:44genesis8

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GamebaseCPC stops

06/18/2010 - 00:59genesis8

Bad news, GamebaseCPC will stop to share its work.

Good news, dumps of programs will still be available on CPC-POWER.

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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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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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CPC Oxygen new generation

03/27/2010 - 19:18genesis8

The online magazine for Amstrad CPC, PCW, NC and PC CPC Oxygen is still available at its old address. You can find on it all issues of the english Amstrad CPC newspaper Amstrad Action.

But as announced here in August 2009, there is a second and new CPC Oxygen site, which is now available, using Wordpress. Wordpress allows you to write directly and add content to the site.

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CPC Scene new generation

03/27/2010 - 19:28genesis8

CPC Scene got also a relooking, with now news, forums and articles.

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Happy new year 2010

12/31/2009 - 23:45genesis8

I wish you all a happy new year 2010, good health, and long life to our Amstrad CPC.

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Happy christmas 2009

12/25/2009 - 02:35genesis8

I wish you all a happy christmas 2009 with nice gifts. There were less news these past weeks, because I am working behind the stage on new features, which I hope will be ready soon.

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New look for Phenix Informatique

12/25/2009 - 16:26genesis8

Phenix Informatique got a lifting (french site only), go see it if you didnt check it lately.

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CPC Wiki is moving to a faster server

09/18/2009 - 21:41genesis8

CPC Wiki is moving to a faster server.

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CPC-Topsites is back

09/17/2009 - 02:13genesis8

CPC-Topsites is back, you can vote again for Amstrad CPC sites.


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ESP Soft blog about programmation on Amstrad CPC

08/14/2009 - 00:14genesis8

ESP Soft's blog is open since the 14th July 2009. It's mostly about programmation for Amstrad CPC, how to use the CCZ80 compiler by Emilio Guerrero, with code source of the Xilen war game.

google translation of the ESP Soft blog

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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CPC Wiki has moved

08/11/2009 - 11:53genesis8

CPC Wiki has moved, dont forget to change your bookmark. Beware, you cant edit the wiki at the moment.

Source : Octoate

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Amstrad CPC on Youtube

05/10/2009 - 20:28genesis8

I just added a new feature for the Amstrad CPC games database, you can now see video game footage from Youtube on each game page, see for yourself just below (javascript needed) :

Batman the movie

Or just browse the database for more game memories.

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