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A speedrun of Barbarian by JB le Daron

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JB Le Daron is a french Youtube channel I just jumped on. In this fist episode, he is talking about speedrun : finish a game as fast as possible, often seen on other 8bit computers and consoles, but rarely (or never) on Amstrad CPC to my knowing. And it's Barbarian by Palace Software in 1987 which you will see done quickly.

After having seen the video, there should be on CPC-Power that you should know some SNR files which are played games (speedrun or not) which you can read with the emulator WinAPE.

Will you be able to beat the game Barbarian in less than 6 minutes and 12 seconds, the record made by Kukulcan (CPC-Power) ? The speedrun starts at 6 minutes in the video.








FPGAmstrad on MiST-board revision r005.8.14 by Renaud Helias (hardware Amstrad CPC emulation)

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New version of the Amstrad CPC core for MiST by Renaud Helias is available.

  • IO_ACK trigger in edge, not in state (better in some scrolling...)
  • WAIT_n generator ignoring M1 while IO_ACK
  • OSD entry : "MEM_wr" mode : quick or slow. quick by default.

quick : Arkanoid II, Prehistoric II. Ecole demo. Pinball Dreams
slow : Saboteur 2. Still Rising demo.




Amstrad CPC story (part 2) by Nostalagia Nerd on Youtube

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And now the next part by Nostalgia Nerd : Amstrad CPC story part 2.




Amstrad CPC story (part 1) by Nostalagia Nerd on Youtube, interesting

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Thanks to TuYaTroJoueY on Twitter, a youtube video by Nostalgia Nerd : Amstrad CPC story part 1.

Go at 10 minutes and 30 seconds for the part about the Amstrad CPC, but the beginning is interesting.




Amstrad CPC disk labels scanned by Les Crackers velus in 600 DPI

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Les Crackers Velus scanned the labels of different brands of Amstrad CPC disks, 3 inch of course. In this pack, there should be at least one who will give you a happy flash back.

Thanks to them.

Tatung 3 inch disk label Amsoft 3 inch disk label Panasonic 3 inc disk label Without mark 3 inch disk label Schneider 3 inch disk label Maxell 3 inch disk label