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!
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.
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.
The demo group Slipstream, mostly known for their Amiga demos, released a new demo for the Amstrad CPC on the Sundown demoscene meeting in Budleigh Salterton / UK. Code and animations were done by Devilmarkus, graphics by TCM and music by BEX. You can download the demo at the end of this news and from Pouet.net (as always: don’t forget to vote).
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:
…and if you don’t have a MegaFlash NG ROM box, you can order your kit here: http://spqd.de/megaflash
- 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