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In 2001 a limited licence for using CP/M was given to Tim Olstead (The Unofficial CP/M Web site) by Bryan Sparks who was (and still is) CEO of Lineo (successor of Caldera).
This licence has been clarified by Brian Sparks, CP/M is now clearly under an open source licence.
You will find more informations about CP/M on John Elliott's web page.
The ZX Spectrum Computer Sound Chip Emulator v2.9 beta 32 by Sergey Bulba is available, it permits to listen to many music format files, including .YM, .AY and .AYM music files, for windows and linux.
Lala Prologue by the Mojons Twins was first released in 2010, you can see a complete gameplay video of Lala Prologue by Amstrad Maniaque.
This new version is using their game engine MK1 PSTCRA, Cprslib by Artaburu and WyzPlayer by Wyz.
First announced in 2017 using the CPCTelera framework, Salvador Cantero finally used the MK1 game engine by the Mojons Twins for his platform game Red Planet, the initial version was for ZX Spectrum. You can see the game being finished on Youtube by Amstrad Maniaque.
The game is written by :
- Salvador Cantero : programmation, graphics
- tacha : music and sound effects (I personally like the music)
- masterklown : cover illustration
The game is written by Carlos Pérezgrin and Borja de Tena, music and sound FX by Beyker and A. Pérez, cover art and graphics by Dani Diez, loading screen by BitFans. It is written with the CPCTelera framework by Francisco Gallego.
Retro Erik has done a vidéo on the use of a USB key for l'utilisation une clé USB sur un PC XT ou AT sous msdos (voir la page de Lo-tech).
FreddyV is working on a modification of the driver for better speed on a PC XT or AT. It will be easier then using a Compact Flash card with a XT-CF.
See the thread on Vogons.
The last version of the Amstrad CPC emulator CPCEC by César Nicolas Gonzalez, was released the 15th June 2022.