Archives for the month December 2018 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page

Amstrad was created 50 years ago


It's official as announced by Lord Alan Michael Sugar himself, the company Amstrad (Alan Michael Sugar TRADing) was created 50 years ago, the 8th December 1968 !

RetroVirtualMachine v2.0b1 WIP, an Amstrad CPC emulator


RetroVirtualMachine v2.0 beta 1 by jcgamestoy was released the 22th December 2018. It's an Amstrad CPC WIP emulator for MacOS, Windows and Linux.

The precedent version did add the support of the Dandanator expansion card..

New v2.0.5b6 of the firmware for the wifi card M4 Board by Duke


The M4 Board which let you add wifi on your Amstrad CPC just got another firmware v2.0.5 beta 6 :

  • Fix do not erase ESP flash, if CRC error in ESPFIRM.BIN
  • Added RSX command |ROMSOFF
  • Added upgrade report, that is generated in root of microSD, called report.txt

M4FE, a frontend in ROM for the Amstrad CPC wifi extension card M4 Board


Abalore is the author of M4FE, a frontend for the wifi M4 board created by Duke.

It is written in assembler, it lets you move through the directories and launch programs. It supports 64k files for each directory, joystick (2 buttons), snapshots, reading text files, search for a file or directory, it remembers the last directory used..

Comments and suggetions to the author are welcome.

RASM v0.104 by Roudoudou, a multi platform assembler for Amstrad CPC


The last version of RASM is v0.104 (17th October 2018). This multi platform assembler (linux, windows, but not only like MorphOS on Amiga) let you program for Amstrad CPC.

The online documentation is available.

Information by Krusty (Benediction) : For those using Visual Studio Code as Integrated Development Environment for the Amstrad CPC, you can install the z80 macro assembler extension that provides syntaxic coloration of code and some snippets for rasm. On my side it has completely replaced vim and its tailored extension. Syntax error analysis is only the missing thing.

Lemmings by Sony on mobile phone, and energy is missing you


Sony just released Lemmings on mobile phone.

The game seems to be nice, but there is just a little problem. Each action needs energy and you can fall to 0 energy in the middle of a level. Or of course you can pay 6 euros for 2 hours of tranquillity...

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