Feb 172010

I already wrote a news article about the search on how to decrypt the ACID protection of the Amstrad Plus computers. Now NoCa$h, also known for his No$cpc emulator for DOS, received a Amstrad CPC Plus cartridge by Fano and decrypted the ACID protection of the cartridge within a few days. To do this, he desoldered the ACID protection chip from the cartridge and connected it to the printer port of the PC. With a small program he sent data to the chip and tried to find a way to reproduce the signals of the chip. He found an algorithm which produces the same sequence.
With the decryption of the chip, the last big unknown mystery of the CPC is now resolved. In the future we can produce new cartridges for the CPC Plus and maybe someone will develop a reprogrammable cartridge.

You can find the pseudocode in the thread about the ACID protection in the CPCWiki forums and this information will also be included in the CPCWiki article about the ACID protection in the future, too.

Selec All Code:
Jan 262010

Redbox released his first Amstrad Plus demo called “Blob”. It features music and a scroller.

You can download it from the CPC Wiki forum and at the end of this article.


11.2 KiB
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 CPC Wiki and have a lot of fun with it during christmas :-).


Rick Dangerous 128+
Rick Dangerous 128+
199.8 KiB
Nov 112009

An extended Amstrad Plus version of the game Rick Dangerous is currently under development by Fano, BDCiron and MacDeath. It will be released this year and is currently in the final testing stage.


This are the features of the new Plus version:

  • the famous digitalised ‘Whhhaaa’ sample at 15Khz
  • Full levels from 16bits versions (special THX to bigorno)
  • Cutscenes with graphics from Amiga version
  • Musics from Atari ST version
  • New graphics
  • And some surprises…

[UPDATE:] The game will be released on Xmas.

    Jun 022009

    OFE has released a new demo called “KillMAX” on the Amstrad Expo 2009. The demo needs a Amstrad CPC Plus with 128k RAM. You can download it from Cpcscene.com.


    KillMAX (OFE).zip
    154.2 KiB

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