Fresh Amstrad CPC, PCW, Notepad NC100 NC150 NC200 and PDA600 news








Amstrad Expo and Klassentreffen 2009 pictures

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You will find pictures of the 2 meetings Amstrad Expo and Klassentreffen 2009 on CPCscene.




Knight Lore remake for MSX2

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There is a nice remake of Knight Lore for MSX2 created by Manuel Pazos (Guillian) and Daniel Celemín (LordFred). This remake features :

  • Different palettes for day and night
  • In game map that shows the player location, visited rooms and objects location
  • Improved music (adding some reverb)
  • Torch animation (can be disabled by pressing ESC while booting the game)
  • Bug fixing of the original game
  • Intro scroll showing the 'Mist tunes'
  • On turbo R, the R800 is enabled to prevent slowdowns

Go on the RetroWorks website to get this remake and more :

  • The game ROM (48K)
  • A full game map using screenshots of this new version
  • A user manual in PDF format
  • Packing designs (cartridge label and box)

You can see a video of this Knight Lore remake on Youtube.




Joyce v2.2.1 by John Elliott, an Amstrad PCW emulator

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Last version of Joyce (v2.2.1) by John Elliott is still fresh (January 2009), it emulates an Amstrad PCW (including the PCW16) for Unix, Windows and MacOS X.



CPCDiskXP v2.0, a .DSK file manager by Mochilote on CPCMania

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A new version of CPCDiskXP is available on CPC Mania. It's a .DSK file manager for windows XP, version 2.0 is from January 2009.

CPCDiskXP for windows XP





Amstrad CPC on Youtube

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I just added a new feature for the Amstrad CPC games database, you can now see video game footage from Youtube on each game page, see for yourself just below (javascript needed) :

Batman the movie

Or just browse the database for more game memories.



Amstrad CPC is 25 years old in 2009

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For the 25 years of the Amstrad CPC in 2009, Amstradeus (bilingual site, choose language at upper left of the page) is organizing a graphic contest till the 30th May 2009. You must send an image about the quarter of century of the Amstrad CPC in JPG or PNG to win a CPC 464 firmware book (in english).



Cpctro, a Amstrad CPC demo by ZeroTeam

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ZeroTeam is a ZX Spectrum demo group. Though they just released an Amstrad CPC demo : cpctro.

Cpctro demo by ZeroTeam on Amstrad CPC



The Real Sir Alan (Michael Sugar)

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The Real Sir Alan is a 60 minute show by Fiona bruce shown on BBC Two (11th January 2009) and BBC One (24th January 2009). It cant be seen anymore with the BBC iPlayer, but it seems to be on Youtube :

Also for the 5th year in a row, The apprentice show with Alan Michael Sugar is on the waves.

And for the end, if you still dont have read Alan Michael Sugar biography, I recommend it personally, I did read it and liked it.

Alan Michael Sugar biography : The Amstrad story by David Thomas



Wiituka, an Amstrad CPC emulator for the Nintendo Wii

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Wiituka is a brand new Amstrad CPC emulator for the Nintendo Wii by D_Skywalk. It features :

  • a comfortable interface that tries to look like Virtual Console
  • online support for downloading games
  • CPC Gunstick Emulation

Next version will feature :

  • Redefine WiiMote Keys
  • Game List with Screenshots
  • Snapshot (and tape?) Support
  • Roms details, votes and much more!

logo of Wiituka, an Amstrad CPC emulator for the Nintendo Wii