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Sugarbox has already written two Amstrad CPC emulators, after Sugarbox v1 and v2, it's now SugarPI v1.2.0 which is working on a Rapsberry Pi 3 ou 4 wihtout raspbian : it's a bare metal emulator.
dMagnetic v0.30 by Dettus is available for several versions of Unix (BSD, Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo) with ANSI drawing in a terminal. This utility lets you play adventure games by Magnetic Scrolls. This version adds support for extended DSK.
The emulator is using the original files of the games for Amstrad CPC, C64, msdos, windows (1991 compilation), .MAG et .GFX files on the magnetic scrolls memorial.
The last version of the Amstrad CPC emulator CPCEPower by Megachur is available on cpcwiki.
The goal of this emulator is to emulates as best is possible the Amstrad CPC, like ACE.
ACE v1.23 is available. Since v1.22, this emulator can use plugins which emulates :
- carte sonore Amdrum (Cheetah) qui permet de jouer des samples 8bit, et était considéré dans les publicités comme un synthétiseur de percussions
- X-Mass IDE interface
- Albireo card by PulkoTronics
A SDK exists if you want to program your own plugin for the ACE emulator.
CLK par Thomas HARTE is a latency-hating emulator of 8- and 16-bit platforms : the Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Apple II/II+/IIe and early Macintosh, Atari 2600 and ST, ColecoVision, Commodore Vic-20, MSX 1, Oric 1/Atmos, Sega Master System, Sinclair ZX80/81 and ZX Spectrum.
ZEsarUX v9.2 is a multi platform emulator, Amstrad CPC 464 included. You can compile the unix sources directly or get a binary for :
- linux 32/64 bits
- Mac OS X
- Raspberry pi (raspbian)
Ace for Haiku v1.19 by Pulkomandy is an Amstrad CPC emulator available since the 8th April.
Rainer has just released CPCemu v2.2. It's available for MacOS, Android, iOS, Linux (x86_64 and ARM, in particular on Raspberry Pi) and Windows.
Ana Rosa 0.1.0 is a beta of an Amstrad PCW16 emulator by Habi Soft, after an alpha released in 2016.
At the first use of the emulator, you must install the OS of the PCW16 which you will find there.
You can check the doumentation of the emulator.
A new version of the Amstrad CPC emulator for Odroid Go by Millim : CapriceESP32 is available (v0.8.4).
There are no informations about the changes in this version.
A new version of the Amstrad CPC emulator for Odroid Go by Millim : CapriceESP32 is available (v0.7.9).
It features mute sound and support for cheating (read documentation for using it). To access both features use the Menu Key + B, then Menu Key + Down arrow.
You must put the directory /cpc at the base of the Odroid SD card (especially /cpc/dsk), the .FW will be in /odroid/firmware as usual.
I recommand to read the documentation of CapriceESP32. You must use the Menu key + B to access the .DSK directory then Menu + right arrow to go to the file list, select file with A, press Menu + B once again to launch the selected file. To use the virtual keyboard, press Menu + A and once again to remove it. There is no sound mute at the moment. If you want to reset the emulator, just choose another disk and file to execute.
The new version features :
- Key mapping file support, identical to the C64/Schumi structure (see documentation)
- Volume control for the internal speaker. By pressing VOL button together with one key ( left, right, up, or down) will increase/decrease by 1 or 10
- Bluetooth Audio support. Now you can stream the emulator sound in Stereo to Speaker or Headphone, wirelessly
- Added a simple 8bit style OSD aka 1986
- Improved SD card access by adding SPI Mutex access control
Caprice Forever v2021-1 by Frédéric Coste is a modified version of the Caprice emulator (by Ulrich Doewich) for windows (32/64 bit).
- Add Multiplay Mouse emulation
- Add cursor capture option to improve mouse emulation
- Support X-Mem SST flash memory
- Add Simple Poke Window
- Fix minor bugs
CPCemu initially written for msdos by Marco Vieth then Rainer Loritz wrote the linux and windows version using the original source code.
Rainer has just released CPCemu v2.0 after several years since the last version. It's available for MacOS, Android, iOS, Linux (x86_64 and ARM, in particular on Raspberry Pi) and Windows.
This new version was tested by Marco Vieth, thanks to him.
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