Aug 312014
 

Aren’t we missing a demoparty this year? Yes, the biggest Amstrad CPC demoparty: The ReSeT! The ReSeT #18 party in Coutances / France will take place from 14th-16th November 2014. Like every year, the party is organised by Eliot / Benediction. It is open to all computer enthusiast and for everyone who is intersted in coding, electronics, graphics, music, etc.. Be sure to participate if you can and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Amstrad CPC. You can register here.

Features:

  • Big screen
  • Competitions to show up your creativity on Amstrad
  • Latest demos released on Atari ST, Atari XL, C64 and ZX Spectrum
  • Food and Drinks included
  • Showers and Bedrooms
  • Lot of fun!

Competitions:

  • Demo: No size limit. The entry must be runnable on CPC 6128 or 6128 Plus, without any extension.
  • Intro (256b, 1k, 4k): Maximum size is 256, 1024 or 4096 bytes. The entry must be runnable on CPC 6128 or 6128 Plus, without any extension.
  • Graphics: All formats / modes are allowed. The entry must be submitted with its viewer program runnable on CPC or Plus.
  • Music: No size limit. The entry must be submitted with its player.
  • Remote entries: Allowed for every competitions. Mail us your entry before Saturday 15th of November.
Aug 302014
 

TFM released a new version of his ROManager for FutureOS which currently supports all available Flash-ROM devices for the CPC (X-MEM (TotO), FlashGordon (PulkoMandy) or MegaFlash). You can download it from the FutureOS homepage.
This are the features of the new version:

  • an overworked GUI based on the new CBM interface
  • Enhanced error checking
  • Functions to display really all RSX of a ROM and their start address
  • Hotkeys
  • SDP constantly activated
  • Plug & Play support for the new X-MEM (Winbond or SST), MegaFlash and FlashGordon
  • and a nice Icon ;-)

 

Aug 162014
 

Xyphoe, well known for his great Amstrd CPC game videos on Youtube, just uploaded a new video in which he celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Amstrad CPC 464. This one hour video features Darran Jones, Larry Bundy Jr. and Steve Benway, who altogether look retrospectively back at the history of the CPC 464, the CPC games, the competition with the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair and the actual development of course. Thanks for this great video Xyphoe!

Aug 092014
 

Litwr released XLife-8, a port of 32/64-bit cellular automaton (artificial life) laboratory program, to the Amstrad CPC 6128. He released the DSK images together with different life patterns and utilities to convert data files to the XLife-8 CPC format. The DSK images and the source code can be downloaded from Litwrs XLife-8 webpage.

Jun 242014
 

Optimus of Dirty Minds released a new game for the Amstrad Plus called Flappy UFO. It is a clone of the mobile phone game Flappy Bird, which gained popularity during the last few months. Optimus submitted this game to the Mini LudumDare retro challenge. If you have a real Amstrad Plus, be sure to play it on your machine, otherwise use WinApe to play it on your PC. You can download the game and its source code from Pouet.net (don’t forget to vote) and at the end of this news.

Flappy UFO for Amstrad Plus
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