May 262014
 

SPRING released a new version of their ROM manager ROMAN. The ROM manager can be used to store 16kb ROMs, e.g. from the 16kb ROM competition, in a MegaFlash NG ROM box and the new version should work with PulkoMandy’s ROM box as well (both are compatible with Bryce Flash ROM box and use the same SST flash ROM chip). You can directly download the latest version as a DSK and HFE from here:

http://www.spielquader.de/mediafiles//Sonstiges/Roman/roman.dsk
http://www.spielquader.de/mediafiles//Sonstiges/Roman/roman.hfe

…and if you don’t have a MegaFlash NG ROM box, you can order your kit here: http://spqd.de/megaflash

Changelog:

  • You can easily generate ROMs out of your Files with the RSX-Generator
  • You can use up to 32 ROMs (Rom-Booster by Inicron included)
  • Improved usability
  • Deactivate ROM-Init-Message

 

May 162014
 

Kangaroo and Nilquader released a new hardware for the Amstrad CPC, which is available for ordering now: the MegaFlash NG ROM box. It is based on the MegaFlash ROM box by Bryce and additionally features a reset button and a “pause” switch. But the best above all – it is available as a construction kit, which means, it will bring the “maker spirit” to you :). Order your kit, heat your soldering iron, have fun with building this new hardware for the Amstrad CPC and after all of that – enjoy your new hardware, e.g. with the games of the 16k ROM competition on the real machine :D. You can order the MegaFlash NG from the Spielquader shop for 24,95 EUR (look out for the “Ready” T-Shirts as well :-)).

MegaFlash NG Bausatz für Schneider / Amstrad CPC Computer

 

May 032014
 

The Revision 2014 is over and I alreadey posted the official results and Doz’ Amstrad CPC entry in the Oldskool competition, but we also took some pictures, which we want to share with you. You can find my pictures either in the meeting gallery of this page or on the Revision party page of Push’n’Pop (only available for registered users). Toms also wrote a nice meeting report, so be sure to check it, too.
Thanks to all the participants for such a great and well-organised party. Unfortunately it was too short to speak with everybody, but hopefully we see us next year again :).

Revision 2014

 

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