Archives for the month December 2017 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page





New version (1208) of CHIPNSFX by CNGSoft, a multi-platform tracker and player for Z80 systems

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The last version of CHIPNSFX tracker+player suite by CNGSoft is out since the 8th December 2017 : minor patch allowing longer title and description strings and accepting keys O, S and J as synonyms of Y on "yes/no" questions.



Novabug vs Zeusdaz round 38 on Impossaball

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Exiting a long hibernation, I discover that Novabug and Zeusdaz, two Youtubbers who are speaking about Amstrad CPC games (but not only), are fighting on 8bit games for the one with the best score since a moment : it's their 38th fight, on Impossaball this time.

And I was thinking one day to propose to an Amstrad Youtubber a fight on on 2 players game, well the idea isnt very new, nice try Genesis8bit !




8-bit memoirs issue 1 by Mr_Lou, author of Sort'em (Amstrad CPC game)

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Mr_Lou is active on Amstrad CPC scene, he wrote the game Sort'Em in 2009 (LuBlu Entertainment), programmed with Z88dk and cpcrslib.

Today, he finished the first issue of his 8-Bit Memoirs, a free ebook of his personal 8bit experience (about for example the Philips Videopac G7000, the Amstrad CPC and the Amiga) with more than 5 hours of video, illustrations (by Marlene "BlueAngel" Johansen), screenshots... It's free, but you can buy the physical collector edition for 17 €.




AY (ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST) Computer Sound Chip Emulator v2.9 beta 24

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The ZX Spectrum Computer Sound Chip Emulator v2.9 beta 24 is available, it permits to listen to many music format files, including .YM, .AY and .AYM music files, for windows and linux.




Arnold Schwarzenegger on Amstrad CPC by OursoN Retrogames on Youtube

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Already presented, OursoN Retrogame this time did a medley of Amstrad CPC games from films featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger :

  • Predator
  • Total Recall
  • Double détente
  • Terminator 2
  • the Running man

His latest video (5 days ago) is about Saboteur 2, Defender of the crown, 3D grand prix, Macadam bumper, Shackled and Venom stikes back.




Memory Full, the memory of the Amstrad CPC demoscene by Toms, Beb and Hicks

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You have memory problems with the age ? It's quite normal, you arent anymore that young if you have known the Amstrad CPC in the start of your life.

So it's time to revive all these lost memories by going on Memory Full by Toms, Beb and Hicks, where you will be able to read all what is related to the Amstrad CPC demoscene, quite a subject.

Thanks to Hicks for the original idea who started a web site to be used for writing a book about demoscene, helped by Toms for the web programmation and feeding the database and Beb to enrich the visual aspect of the site..



BEARS! by SOHDE, a cartridge game for Amstrad GX4000, 464+ and 6218+

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The information was in the issue 176 of Retro Gamer magazine, a new cartridge game for Amstrad GX4000, 464+ and 6128+ is available by SOHDE : BEARS!.

It's a maze/adventure/RPG game where you are a plucky young bear living in the forest surrounding Grizzly Manor. Something is afoot, Lady Grumpleton, resident of Grizzly Manor, hasn't been seen for days. It's up to you to set out from your cave and investigate !

BEARS! by SOHDE on Amstrad CPC+



Merry Christmas 2017

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Merry Christmas 2017 to all and a lot of new Amstrad CPC programs under your christmas tree.



Baba's Palace for Amstrad CPC by Rafael Castillo and McKlain

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The Amstrad CPC reflexion game by Rafael Castillo and McKlain : Baba's Palace is available for download. It won the first place at the CPCRetroDev 2017.

I started to play it, really a nice game, but I really had to gather my neurons to pass some stages, my poor brain is overheating.

Baba's Palace for Amstrad CPC




Happy new year 2018

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I wish you all a good and happy new year 2018. Good health for all you love. And also a year 2018 as rich as it was in 2017 for the Amstrad CPC, new programs, new hardware.



Basket Cases by @cngsoft, a Basket game for Amstrad CPC, 3rd place at CPCRetroDev 2017

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Basket Cases by CNGSoft is an Amstrad CPC basket game released for theCPCRetroDev 2017, where it got the 3rd place.

I havent got the time today to play it, it has nice graphics. On my TODO list.




Duck Out by CNGSoft, an Amstrad CPC conversion of a ZX Spectrum game by Dro Soft

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Duck Out by CNGSoft is an Amstrad CPC conversion of a ZX Spectrum game created by Dro Soft.

You play a duck who starts in the kitchen of a restaurant, armed with a frying pan, and you must bash various opponents as you make your way out of the kitchen, into the city, and then to the park where you can be reunited with your girlfriend.

CNGSoft has made several improvements, including faster scrolling, modifications to the controls to make the game easier to play, and addition of sound effects and music (provided by Daniel Canales).



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