Reidrac released a new game called Magica for the Amstrad CPC. In the game you play a sorceress who needs to recollect all the magic potions, which were stolen from her laboratory. During a level you have 50 seconds to beat all enemies and collect the potions.
The game features nice graphics, music and 5o levels to compete with the enemies. It runs on an Amstrad CPC 464, so only 64k RAM is needed and was written by using Artaburus CPCRSlib and the PSG player by WYZ. You can download the game from the Magica homepage or at the end of this news.
In the game you play a sorceress, who has to recollect the magic potions, which were stolen from her laboratory. You have 50 seconds to beat the enemies and collect the potions of a level. The game features nice graphics and music and also 50 levels.
With “Doomsday Lost Echoes” a new graphical text adventure was just released for the Amstrad CPC. In the game you play Mike, a guy who wants to leave the planet by becoming a crew member of a space ship called Doomsday. After traveling to “The Pit” after an civil unrest on the planet, he received an email from a lost worker from an abandoned space station. And that’s where you go next…
The game was developed using the Professional Adventure Writing System (PAWS) and features very nice graphics (obvious, isn’t it – it is a text adventure ;-)) and – like all newer games – a very nice manual. You can play the game on a real Amstrad CPC, Amstrad Plus or in an emulator. However, it requires 128kb of RAM and a floppy drive, which is able to read 720kb disks (it will work with a HxC floppy emulator).
You might already have noticed it: the countdown timer for the CPCRetroDev 2016 on my page disappeared, so the deadline has passed and we can see how many entries we have this year. To make a long story short – 34 games are ready to be judged and while we have to wait for the final results and the downloads, you can have a look at the gameplay and the trailers for the games. Have fun!
Kevin Thacker released new version of his cross-platform development tools CPCXfs and 2CDT. With CPCXfs you can transfer files between DSK images, which can be used in an emulator or to transfer files to the real Amstrad CPC, and your local file system. 2CDT is a similar tool, which is used to transfer files from your local file system intro a CDT cassette image. This can also be used in an emulator or transfered to the real machine. Both utilities are widely used for cross-platform development, e.g. with CPCtelera, to prepare your release.
You can download CPCXfs and 2CDT from the CPCWiki forums or at the end of this news. The source code is included in the ZIP archives of the release.
Fixed errors shown with static analysis
CPCXfs will correctly set ERRORLEVEL command-line variable under more error conditions
Some other smaller bugfixes
You can define the sync byte for headerless
Command-line processing under windows and linux has been re-written. It is a lot better.
If you uses the mode with 2 blocks and you gave it a file which was shorter than a block it would not write it correctly. Now fixed.
When using pure tone it didn’t write the length of the ‘1’ pulse correctly
Some issues seen when running static analysis over the code.
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