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Caprice32 v4.5.0, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Colin Pitrat on Github

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A new version of the Caprice32 emulator maintained by Colin Pitrat is available.

Version 4.5.0 was released the 27th December 2018, latest release on github is 4th January 2019, but last tagged version is six days old.



CPCEC, an Amstrad CPC emulator for windows by CNGSoft, 9th release

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CPCEC (windows) is a new Amstrad CPC emulator by CNGSOFT released in 2019, which replaces CPCE (dos/windows).

A 9th release is available since the 30th April, the news are :

  • 20190419 - eighth public release : added options for image and sound interpolation; tape automatically rewinds itself when it reaches the end (à la FUSE); fixed a bug in TZX files that store 0 instead of 8 in the "used bits" field, another bug in CUSTOM INFO blocks in TZX files, and another one when ZXSEC loads a 48K SNA file in Plus3 mode (users should manually switch to a safe model beforehand anyway). INI files now remember the names of the last used files
  • 20190430 - ninth public release : softer B/W Spectrum palette; fixed bug in FDC sector size calculation if GAP datas are stored (Loriciels' discs); added simple memory contention to ZXSEC ("Amaurote", "Black Lamp", "Puzznic", "Sly Spy", "Zub"...)

There is a graphical menu since the third release.



RVMEngine and CPCTelera to play Amstrad CPC games on Android

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For the moment I have few informations, but it will be possible to play Amstrad CPC games programmed with CPCTelera on Android with RVMEngine which is an emulator with the CPC game inside, more informations in a spanish video if you understand it better than me.




CPCEC, an Amstrad CPC emulator for windows by CNGSoft, seventh release

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CPCEC (windows) is a new Amstrad CPC emulator by CNGSOFT released some days ago, which replaces CPCE (dos/windows).

A seventh release is available today, the news are :

  • Fixed a bug in the YM3 file recording, another one in the ZXSEC internal timings, and one more in the debugger commands with optional parameters
  • Fixed a Z80 emulation bug in IRQ logic. Configuration (computer model and file paths) is kept across sessions in a INI file
  • Tapes can be browsed, either by file position (WAV and CSW) or by block (CDT, TZX and TAP)

There is a graphical menu since the third release.



CPCEC, an Amstrad CPC emulator for windows by CNGSoft, fourth release

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CPCEC (windows) is a new Amstrad CPC emulator by CNGSOFT released some days ago, which replaces CPCE (dos/windows).

It's the fourth release : Onscreen indicators (hide them with -O); fixed bugs in ZXSEC that slowed emulation down when the frameskip wasn't zero, and another bug in audio recording on WAV files.

There is a graphical menu since the third release.




Caprice Forever v2019-03, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Frédéric Coste for Windows

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Caprice Forever v2019-03 by Frédéric Coste is a modified version of the Caprice emulator (by Ulrich Doewich) for windows.

  • Fix FDC read failure detection
  • Fix FDC regression to load MegaBlasters
  • Upgrade Graphics Explorer GUI
  • Improve Memory Editor
  • Preliminary CT-RAW image disk read
  • Add 4M RAM expansion
  • Add Digiblaster audio channel
  • Fix minor bugs


CPCEC, an Amstrad CPC emulator for windows by CNGSoft

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CPCEC (windows) is a new Amstrad CPC emulator by CNGSOFT released two days ago, which replaces CPCE (dos/windows).

This emulator was his final project for the Computer Engineering postdegree at the Distance-Learning National University (Universidad Nacional de Enseñanza a Distancia, UNED), a project directed by professor José Manuel Díaz Martínez and ultimately awarded a 100% and the right to a mention of honour.



Samdisk v3.8.11 by Simon Owen, Amstrad CPC disks tranfers on PC

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SAMdisk v3.8.11 by Simon Owen is out since the 18th May 2018.

The utility supports transfers between floppy disks and disk images, and is designed to work with almost any soft-sectored disk format compatible with the PC floppy controller, including some copy-protected formats.

Low-level floppy device access requires the fdrawcmd.sys driver to be installed.

  • added read and write support .qdos (QL) disk images
  • added --irregular option for blind output image if first track isn't regular
  • added --fill to set filler byte for regular formats
  • fixed setting perpendicular mode for 1Mbps data rate
  • fixed reading directly to single-sided formats from a:/b:
  • fixed short data indicator showing on no-data sectors
  • fixed raw output not using source format fill byte for missing sectors
  • changed raw output to allow blank head 1 to mirror head 0 format

There is also a Samdisk 4.0 beta version on github for windows, linux and MacOS.



CP/M Box v1.8 by Habi Soft, an Amstrad PCW emulator

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CP/M Box by Habi Soft, an Amstrad PCW emulator, is available in version 1.8, with a lot of new things : new video system (with color support), new languages system, actions, video recording, a new better debugger, more hardware options, light pens, mass storage, test PCBs, fast loading, keyboard redefinition...




RetroVirtualMachine v2.0b1 WIP, an Amstrad CPC emulator

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RetroVirtualMachine v2.0 beta 1 by jcgamestoy was released the 22th December 2018. It's an Amstrad CPC WIP emulator for MacOS, Windows and Linux.

The precedent version did add the support of the Dandanator expansion card..




Odroid GO with keyboard support in C64 emulator, still nothing for Amstrad CPC...

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The Odroid GO supports now a QWERTY keyboard with is used by a C64 emulator (the second C64 emulator in fact).

Sadly, still no Amstrad CPC emulator in sight, but we can still pray for one, especially with this keyboard which would really help such emulator.




CPCEmuPower, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Megachur (linux, windows)

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The last version of the Amstrad CPC emulator CPCEmuPower by Megachur is the v181012. The aim of this emulator is to emulate the most exactly an Amstrad CPC, like with ACE.



Makecart by Kevin Thacker to add a ROM to an Amstrad CPC+ cartridge

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Makecart by Kevin Thacker is an utility to add ROM(s) to an Amstrad CPC+ cartridge image.



A possible portable Amstrad CPC with an Odroid GO ?

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The Odroid GO is a portable video game console with a LCD screen (320 x 240), battery, direction pad and 6 buttons (easy to build). It uses the ESP32 SOC microcontroller. The builtin firmware emulates old consoles (GB, GBC, NES, SNES, SMS, GameGear and Colecovision). More interesting, it can emulate a ZX Spectrum, MSX both using a Z80. So of course, it could lead to a possible Amstrad CPC firmware.

Reading the last page of the September Odroid magazine, Andrew ARMSTRONG intends to use an Odroid Go to transfer to and from an Amstrad CPC 464.



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