CLK par Thomas HARTE is a latency-hating emulator of 8- and 16-bit platforms : the Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Apple II/II+/IIe and early Macintosh, Atari 2600 and ST, ColecoVision, Commodore Vic-20, MSX 1, Oric 1/Atmos, Sega Master System, Sinclair ZX80/81 and ZX Spectrum.
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Express Raider (US name, Western Express outside USA) is an arcade game written in 1986 by Data East Corporation. It was edited by U.S. Gold in 1987 on Amstrad CPC.
ZEsarUX v9.2 is a multi platform emulator, Amstrad CPC 464 included. You can compile the unix sources directly or get a binary for :
- linux 32/64 bits
- Mac OS X
- Raspberry pi (raspbian)
The Bibliothèque nationale de France has organized the tuesday 6th April 2021 a "Rendez-vous du jeu vidéo" with this time Louis-Marie Rocques, the author of the game l’Aigle d’Or and founder with his brother André and Philippe Plas of Silmarils.
Ace for Haiku v1.19 by Pulkomandy is an Amstrad CPC emulator available since the 8th April.
After Tetris and Puzzle Bobble, Crazy Piri has released Oil Panic, un remake of a classic Nintendo game and watch.
He also wrote a pascal framework (TP-tools v0.2 with its documentation), the objective is to have a v1.0 with more pascal units, for Amstrad CPC and CPC+. TP-Tools v0.2 is actually organized in 4 units :
- UGraph.inc : graphics management
- USound.inc : sound management
- UKBoard.inc: keyboard and joystick management
- UAsic.inc : ASIC CPC+ management
Other pascal units will be added in the future v1.0 (UCrt, USprite, ...).
PunyInform v2.3 by Fredrik Ramsberg and Johan Berntsson is a library written in Inform 6 to create adventure game (pure text, no graphic support contrary to DAAD) using the Z-machine virtual machine which will run on 8bit computers (or more recent computers too). PunyInform has a parser, knowing of common verbs and a framework to write adventure games.
PunyInform is based on the Inform 6 library written by Graham Nelson. Its goal is to make easily adventure games in Inform 6, with a manual describing the differences between the official library and PunyInform..
Games using PunyInform can be compiled in z3, z5 and z8 format (z3 being the best format for 8bit computers, other formats have more features). Compared to the Inform 6 library, it means that there is no support for the Glulx virtual machine but z3 format is important as Inform 6 doesnt support it.
They are tutorials to write adventure game with PunyInform (end of the page).
Rodrik Studio which you can read on the System-CFG forum (french) (a good forum on older computers), has done four videos about 3 differents Amstrad CPC models (videos by the oldest to the more recent) :
- restoration of an Amstrad CPC 664 1/2
- restoration of an Amstrad CPC 664 2/2
- Amstrad CPC 6128 Plus restoration and discovery
- Amstrad : the CPC models (1984/1985)
He opens and cleans all machines, and also refresh the exterior of the computer with the retrobright method.