Strand Games has released in 2017 a remastered version of The Pawn, Guild of Thieves and Jinxter by modifying binaries. Since them source code of The Pawn has been found. So it's time for a remastered verion from this original code source which let adding ambient sounds with new adjustable volume, improved sound handling on Linux, item icons and an option to put text below graphics.
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If you are interested by the hardware of the Amstrad CPC (and GX4000), you should go read Noel Llopis's Twitter.
His Youtube channel Noel's Retro Lab has at the moment a video about repairing and servicing a 3 inch floppy disk drive.
His game is written with The Adventure Writing System (AWS) by Aristide Torrelli and his own utility aws2c which translates AWS ascii files directly in C code. As his utility uses Z88DK to create the ZX Spectrum version, it was easy for him to write an Amstrad CPC version, thanks to him.
Here is the introduction of the game : today is August 27th, 1904. Nine months ago, you, Emilia Vittorini, joined the Italian Archeological Expedition in Egypt led by Ernesto Schiaparelli, the director of the Egyptian Museum of Turin. You are now back in Genova, Italy: your steam ferry arrived three days ago with 25 wooden boxes containing Queen Nefertari Meritmut's grave goods, a real treasure! They left Genova by train, heading towards Turin, yesterday evening. While they were in transit, you were invited to a sumptuous reception organised by a wealthy art lover, Eugenio Collovati, count of Raligotto, but it would be hard to say that you appreciated the evening. But the reception was yesterday: now, you must catch the train to Turin and check that the treasure arrived safely. I will be your eyes and ears. Good luck.
After the loading screen, press the Return Key to get the start of the game (see second screen below).
Le Daron is in direct at the alchimie 19 on Twitch, at 23pm the results will be available.
The game is programmed by NoRecess (Condense), graphics upgraded by CeD (Condense), audio by Targhan (Arkos) and tests by TotO, Overflow and Longshot.
A second video of Sonix GX is on Youtube.
I did just buy an Amstrad PPC 640 (sold starting 1988) on french site le bon coin. It's a PC weighing 6 Kg, with a green monochrome screen, a real standard keyboard, 640 Kb (no EMS/XMS), a NEC V30 (8 Mhz) replacing the 8086 found in PC 1512 or 1640, two 3,5 disk drives, a 2400 bps modem (v22bis, v23), printer and serial ports, a standard MDA/CGA/EGA video port, a port to connect a PC 1512 or 1640 screen and two extension ports. It runs msdos 3.3
He changed one of the two 3,5 inch disk drive with a gotek, but he especially replaced the green monochrome LCD screen with a color screen (coming from a television set) using the MCA2EVGA available on Serdashop. The MCA2EVGA isnt visible as it is now in the room where you could put 1O C size batteries to run the computer (about 1 hour of autonomy).
But even without changing the screen, the MCA2EVGA can be used to connect a VGA screen with the video port at the back of the PPC 640. Doing this you wont need to look for an Amstrad PC 1512 or an Amstrad PC 1640 whose screen can be connected to the PPC 640 for the video (dont forget to change the switches at the left of the PPC) and bring him electricity at the same time, avoiding using its own alimentation.
Cheman is the last Amstrad CPC game (and ZX Spectrum) by the Mojon Twins, a mix of platform and adventure.
It was available as a tape physical edition at the RetroZaragoza 2019 which took place the 28th October at the Delicias Civic Center in the Zaragoza town.
But it's still possible to get a physical edition if at least 25 people are interested (check the first link up there).
All is in the title : Xyphoe's Top 10 Amstrad Homebrew Conversions!
I did put online the Walnut Creek CPM CD-ROM online on the site, see the pictures below for more informations.
Vasm v1.8g is a compilator for several platforms :
- AmigaOS 68020
- Atari MiNT 68020
- Atari TOS 68000
And of course, it can compile Z80 assembler, but it's not the only processor it can manage.
Caprice Forever v2019-10 by Frédéric Coste is a modified version of the Caprice emulator (by Ulrich Doewich) for windows.
- Increase full speed
- Improve assembler compilation using Pasmo
- Add breakpoint on Read/Write memory accesses
- Fix minor bugs