I found a youtube channel with 6 videos of Amstrad CPC music done with 3dsmax and Aftereffects, by juande3050.
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It took me time before starting reading this book, but now it's done, the official biograhy of and by Lord Alan Michael Sugar.
I did read already his other biographies :
- Alan Sugar, the Amstrad Story by David Thomas
- Sir Alan Sugar, the biography by Charlie Burden
The first one gave insights about his childhoold but nothing about his football years. Whereas the second one was introducing his foootball years. WYSIWYG give a lot more details about his childhood, the first steps which made him the man we all know and also a lot more on his football years. Honestly, I did appreciate this book and I recommend its reading. The only regret and it's purely personal, the book has a part about the Amstrad CPC computers but nothing about the CPC 664 which was my first computer, not very important though.
|1.||Use the WinAPE v2.0 Beta 2 emulator|
|2.||Use the following settings :|
|GENERAL: CRTC Type: 0
MEMORY: RAM: 128K / ROM Lower: OS6128 / Upper 0: BASIC1-1 / Upper 7: AMSDOS
|3.||Load the following DSK of Run CPC|
|4.||Save a SNR session of your game :|
|4.1.||Save ONLY one game per session|
|4.2.||Start at the menu screen||4.3.||End at the score menu|
|5.||Send your SNR session with a tag or your name BEFORE the 31th January 2020 to :|
|Nothing to win except the respect of other who will be able to see the results on Border 0's contest web page, looking at the best SNR on CPC-Power and a video on Youtube.|
It's an adaptator to use USB joysticks (PS4, Xbox One...) on a standard joystick port of an Amstrad CPC (and later ZX Spectrum, C64, Amiga and Atari ST).
The year 2019 is near the end, it gave a lot of good things for the Amstrad computers, not only for the CPC, one of the very last being the Toki beta by AmstradGGP for example.
So, let's wish at least as much good if not more for the hear 2020. And personnally I wish you and people you care for a good and happy new year.
You are a graphist on PC but you want that your pixel art to be on one of the following platform quoted below. Pixel Polizei will check the conformity of the color limits and save the result in the native format :
- Amstrad CPC
- Commodore 64
- Commodore Plus/4
- Panasonic JR-200
- Sharp MZ-700
- Sharp MZ-800
- ZX Spectrum
I dont know yet Kim Justice, but she did a video of her 15 best old new new games for Amstrad CPC featuring Amstrad youtubers including Top Hat Gaming Man, Novabug, DJ Slope, Yellow Belly and Xyphoe.
I invite you to read the french article on Amstrad.EU which title is Retrogaming, between nostalgia and business.
See below the two youtube video mentionned in this article about the Amstrad CPC games featuring the Roland character :
Started since 1971 computer science was being introducted in french schools (6 years to 18 years). In 1985 the plan Informatique pour tous was bringing Thomson MO5 and TO7/70 computers linked in a network controlled by a PC with two 5,25 inc disk drives (later with a hard disk). What most of people like me didnt know, there was a definitive plus for technology classes : Youpi is a robotic arm with 5 liberty degrees made by JD Productique. It is controlled through the parralel port with a basic program and assembler routines on a Thomson MO5. You will find below two french interesting links :
Youyoudid was able to get a Youpi which he wanted since his young age. He wrote about it on CPCRulez. In a frist video he is controlling the arm in basic, but the movement is slow so he wanted to accelarate it with a basic compiler :
But finally thanks to the Turbo-Pascal compiler (CP/M) he is able to give a new youth to the robotic arm to let it serve a drink from a plastic bottle.
You can download a beta of Raid over Moscow for Amiga written by Erik Hogan (Earok).