Sep 222019

A new version of the SDCC C compiler is available. You can use SDCC to develop for the Amstrad CPC, e.g. with using the SDCC Code::Blocks template or the programming tutorials by Mochilote or with the CPCtelera framework that is used e.g. in the CPCRetroDev development competition. The new version contains also some features for the Z80 port, so be sure to update it. You can download it from


  • Support for struct / union assignment.
  • Optimizations in the stm8 backend relevant to soft float increase Whetstone score by two thirds.
  • Improvements in rematerialization in the stm8 backend improve code generation for struct, union and arrays.
  • New stack allocator reduces stack space usage for the stm8, z80, z180, gbz80, r2k, r3ka, tlcs90 backends.
  • New ez80_z80 backend for eZ80 in Z80 mode.
  • Removed deprecated sdcclib utility.
  • New pdk14 backend for Padauk µC with 14-bit wide program memory.
  • New in-development pdk15 backend for Padauk µC with 15-bit wide program memory.
  • Numerous other new features and bug fixes are included as well.
Sep 192019

The Batman Group, well known for their great demo Batman Forever, showed one of their latest game projects in a small teaser on Youtube. As you can see, it is an arcade racer similar to Outrun, but features absolutly awesome graphics on the Amstrad CPC. I cannot wait to see this one released…

Vespertino teaser by Batman Group
Sep 172019

We waited a long time for it and nearly all of the CPC users can’t wait to play it on their CPC – I am very sure about it. Well, we talk about… hmm… it might be a game that already have a demo version out, but wait for 10/01/2019 and you will see more about it. I am sure you will find more about the release on their homepage – when it is time for it (at the moment it is under construction).
So enjoy the Batman Groups release announcment until then:

Release Announcment by the Batman Group
Sep 072019

You might have already noticed it – there are currently not that many updates on my page as you might have been used to. After a lot of different changes (where I do not want to bore you with details ;-)) I needed a time out from all that retro stuff. However, I am still around and visited at least the Revision in Saarbrücken, the Evoke in Cologne and the XzentriX in Seeshaupt. We also won the second price in the fast music compo at the Revision… I also recorded live videos of the CPC demos that were shown during the Revision and some of you are still waiting that I publish them, but they were too “shaky” and dark so that deshaking was not possible and I did not want to upload them in the current condition.

If you had an eye on the technical stuff of my pages, you might have noticed that I worked a little bit under the hood and installed Let’s encrypt certificates on my pages. I also moved this page one directory down, so that the main pages is now sitting on instead of Hopefully the rewrite rules are redirecting you, if you have still links to the content of my page, but please check the RSS feed integration (if you are using it). I also plan to get rid of the development blog and move it back to my weblog… anyway, that is not CPC related and both are german blogs :-).

Well, during the next time I will try to catch up with the news that was laying around for a long time. But my time is still limited and I am not able to read all the CPC forums where there might be news around. So if you have any news about the CPC or CPC related topics, do not hesitate and contact me via the contact page or just drop a mail to

Let’s bring our hobby to the next century :-)!

Aug 182019

Shining / TGS just released a new Amstrad Plus demo on the Evoke 2019 demoscene party in Cologne / Germany. Download and vote for the production on

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