Apr 282014
 

After the CPC Minibooster TotO brings us again a new hardware expansion card – this time it is called X-MEM and it contains up to 512kb RAM and up to 512kb flash ROM. You can also replace the lower ROMs with the flash ROM interface on the card and of course, you can use it in the “MotherX4″ mainboard with the other hardware expansions. But the best above all: it is already available for pre-ordering at Cent Pour Cent. Be sure to order one now :-)!

X-MEM memory expansion by TotO

Apr 272014
 

TFM released the game Space Chicken for FutureOS for free. Addtitional to the commercial version of “Cyber Chicken” it features a new intro and additional graphics in level 4 of the game. You can get the latest version from the FutureOS download page.

cyberchicken

Apr 262014
 

OffseT released a new version of his emulator for the MorphOS operating system. It emulates the CPC old generation and, since the latest version, the CPC Plus, too. The emulator was written from scratch, so it isn’t just a port of an existing open source CPC emulator. If you are a MorphOS user and want to use your CPC software under MorphOS, don’t hesitate and download it from the ACE homepage.

Changes:

  • Changes in the layout of various windows including the main window.
  • Improved tape to hard disc interface.
  • Improved configurable breakpoints (complex conditions, scripts, names…).
  • Fixed minor bugs.
  • Added DK’Tronics memory expansion issues emulation.
  • Improved CRTC 0 emulation.
  • Added new AREXX commands.
  • Added a separate window for emulater screen monitor emulation configuration.
Apr 242014
 

The 17th XzentriX meeting, a retro-computing party for old computers and game consoles, will take place from 12.-14.09.2013 in Seeshaupt / Germany. Like every year you can expect that a lot of german Amstrad CPC / Schneider CPC users will visit the party. If you have time, don’t miss it! You can find more information on the XzentriX homepage and see some photos in the meeting gallery of my page. I guess, we will see a Whacky Wit competition again this year…

XzentriX.png

Apr 212014
 

The Revision 2014 is over and this time I also had the pleasure to be there and to see Doz’ Amstrad CPC entry by myself, too. Like last year, where Vanity won with “Still rising” the 2nd place in the Oldskool demo competition, this years entry “Breaking Baud” won the 2nd place as well with a very strong competitor on an Atari VCS. Well, so here are the official results of the Revision 2014 – again in glorious ASCII art.

Revision 2014

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