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







Invitation of the Amstrad CPC meeting Castellum 2

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You can download the invitation for the Castellum meeting 2. The meeting already took place.



SymbOS v2.0 is out, for Amstrad PCW too

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Symbos v2.0 is out :

  • SymbOS has been ported completely to the Amstrad PCW/Joyce (screensaver works now, too).
  • 1024KB support on all platforms; 24 applications can be loaded and executed now at the same time.
  • "SymbOS extensions": This module can optionally be loaded during the booting process and adds new functions like the "Security" dialogue to the operating system.
  • Richtext support and additional 16 colour controls
  • SymbOS supports the handling of shared services. These are processes, which run in the background and provide their functions like accessing external hardware and other things to multiple applications at the same time.
  • The file selection, info and confirm windows have been enhanced with several new options.
  • SymShell includes new control codes for better VT100, VT52 and ANSI terminal emulation.
  • The CPC version includes an optimized Mode2 screen driver and now operates nearly as fast in 640x200x2 as in 320x200x4.

Read allnews here, and PCW/Joyce screenshots here.



BSkyB is buying Amstrad company

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Rupert Murdoch owner of the U.K. media group BskyB has launched an amical OPA on Amstrad for 185 millions €, it will permit to BskyB to lower its costs, as it was buying satellit numerical video decoders from Amstrad. Alan Michael Sugar will stil be the manager at Amstrad, and will still keep 28% Amstrad actions d'Amstrad after selling a part of his actions for 34,5 millions of pounds. Alan Michael Sugar is now 60 years old.



Frontier 1337, Elite Frontier for Sony PSP

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Elite was one of the best Amstrad CPC games, and Elite II on PC was a good game too. Frontier 1337 is a port for Sony PSP of Elite II, which I couldnt try at the moment though.






Sappy, an Amstrad CPC+ demo by Semilanceata (January 2007)

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Sappy is a french Amstrad CPC+ demo by the Semilanceata group released in January 2007.

You can see a video of Sappy on Youtube.

screenshot of the Amstrad CPC+ demo Sappy by Semilanceata





Happy new year 2007

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I wish you all a happy new year 2007, and good health too.



New conversion on CPC Game Reviews

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CPC Game Reviews has converted another ZX Spectrum game on Amstrad CPC : Area 51 by Jonathan Cauldwell, a platform game.





Happy Christmas 2006

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I wish you all a happy christmas.