Dec 312016
 

Docent wrote a decompressor the the LZ4 compression algorithm, which can be used on any Zilog Z80 CPU. The focus of the LZ4 compression algorithm is a fast decompression speed and a small decompression routine. The size of Docents version of the decompression routine is 219 bytes (raw decompression routine under 110 bytes) and it supports the legacy and the newest LZ4 format (except for framing).
You can download the latest version of the decompression code here or at the end of this news.

Features

  • decompresses files packed by lz4 command line packer and raw lz4 compressed data
  • supports legacy and the newest lz4 file format (except framing)
  • fully relocatable code
  • total size of 219 bytes size with raw decompression routine below 110 bytes
  • cpc firmware friendly (no alternate register set used)
  • ROM friendly – no self modifying code or additional memory required
  • simple interface – only start of file in memory and target memory destination required

 

LZ4 Decompressor
LZ4 Decompressor
LZ4-Decompressor.zip
7.0 KiB
8 Downloads
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Dec 312016
 

“Get The Cash” is a fast paced arcade written by Ross Simpson. The game is quite simple: you have to collect the money bags, which are falling down from the top of screen, and you have to avoid the brick walls, as well. While you are playing the game, it will get harder, because the playing field is reduced in size and you have to collect more money bags to reach the next level. The game is written in HiSoft Pascal, using Sean McManus Easy-Sprite driver. The intro is written in assembly language.
You can download the game from the CPCWiki and at the end of this news.

Get The Cash
Get The Cash
Get_The_Cash.zip
20.8 KiB
10 Downloads
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Dec 312016
 

SAMdisk is a tool to convert floppy disks into various disk images which can be used in emulators. It works with almost all PC floppy controllers and supports also some copy-protected formats. It requires that you have fdrawcmd.sys, a low-level floppy disk driver, installed on your system.

You can download the latest version from the SAMdisk website.

Version 3.8.9 (2016-12-18):

  • fixed clipping extent of non-error sectors
  • fixed raw .2d file reading (thanks Tatsuyuki Sato)
  • fixed HD track error during 2DD to 2HD promotion (thanks Tatsuyuki Sato)
  • fixed use of scanning data rates not supported by FDC
  • fixed –offsets crash if 2 stored copies were present
  • changed gap indicator from g to +, added – for short sectors
  • added support for double-density MB-02+ disks (thanks Jan Kucera)
  • added –step-rate speed option (0=slow, 15=fast, 10=default)
Dec 312016
 

SOS released a very useful utility for all users of ACMEDOS called YANCC (Yet Another Norton Command Clone). With YANCC you can manage the files, which you have stored on your XMASS or Symbiface II IDE drives and of course you can easily copy them between your floppy disk. Obviously the GUI is similar to the old DOS program “Norton Commander”, hence the name of the utility. If you want to use it, be sure to compare the version number of ACMEDOS with the one that YANCC supports.
You can download the latest version of this utility from the CPCWiki forums.

Dec 212016
 

Nibiru is a new game for the Amstrad CPC written with the Locomotive BASIC extension 8BP (= 8 bits of power) by Jose Javier Garcia Aranda. Nibiru is a side-scrolling action game in the tradition of games like R-Type or Nemesis. You can download the game from the authors GitHub repository (you will also find the source code there) or at the end of this page.

 

Nibiru
Nibiru
nibiru.dsk
190.2 KiB
59 Downloads
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