Dec 312009

Lachlan Keown released a new version of his sprite editor for Windows. With AMSprite you can paint your graphics / sprites on a Windows PC and use them for your CPC productions, so it is perfect for cross-development. You can donwload it from the [[AMSprite|CPC Wiki article]].

Changes in version 1.4:

  • Included option to output mirrored sprites.
  • Outputs hardware sprites in compressed format.
  • Supports video import under 64-bit OS.


Dec 282009

The online magazine “Low Res” is now available. The idea of this magazine was to bring discmags into the internet. It features mostly articles from the Atari ST point of view… so why do I mention it here? Well, the current issue – number 2 – contains at least two articles which are CPC related. The first one was a cooperation with the german CPC forum and tries to deal with the prejudices which other users with other systems have about the CPC. The second is a meeting report of the XzentriX 2009 which is a retro meeting in Seeshaupt / Germany. It normally gets visited by a lot of (german) CPC users, too.

Here are the contents of issue 2:

  • Editorial
  • News
  • The future of ST web collections: Atarimania
  • The truth about the Amstrad CPC
  • The future of the patches
  • Where are they now? Missing Demos.
  • Sodium by Rave Noise Overscan.
  • Cernit Trandafir by Dead Hackers Society.
  • Alt Party 2009 – Man versus Machine versus rain!
  • The beast and the bird under load
  • Xzentrix 2009 – party report
  • Sundown 2009 Party Report
  • The future for the CT63 lies in smaller things?
  • An old trick re-used?
  • My life with the CT63
  • Wiz2600 – an Atari 2600 emulator for the GP2X Wiz
  • UltraSatan in use, some quirks and workarounds.
  • JayMSA – multifeatured disk image handling for Atari ST
  • A brief history of the ST.
  • 20 years ago
  • An interview with Rygar about the Lynx and its 20 years.

You can read the new issue directly on the Low Res website.

Dec 242009

Wow, the time is passing by so fast and so the year 2009 is nearly over now. Time to say thank you for visiting my website and to wish all readers a

Merry Christmas

and a

Happy New Year!

I hope that we will have so many news about the CPC during the next year like this year (click on the “2009” tag to see what I mean) and there will be some cool releases for sure. Keep it up :-)!

Dec 242009

Bryce, who already wrote some great hardware articles for the CPC Wiki, released a new hardware device which allows you to connect a PS/2 mouse (or USB mouse with PS/2 adapter) to your CPC. The mouse will then behave like an AMX mouse so you can use it on all compatible software packages such as the [[The Advanced OCP Art Studio]]. You find the complete description of the device (inluding board an schematic files) in the [[PS2Mouse]] article in the CPC Wiki.


Dec 242009

As already promised, the enhanced version of Rick Dangerous for the CPC Plus series by BDCiron, Fano and MacDeath was released today. Go and download it at the end of this article or from the [[Rick dangerous 128+|CPC Wiki]] and have a lot of fun with it during christmas :-).


Rick Dangerous 128+
Rick Dangerous 128+
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