Archives for the month August 2009 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page





Hate Beats, an Amstrad CPC+ demo by Ukonx (October 2007)

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Hate Beats is a demo released in October 2007 for Amstrad CPC+ by Ukonx, code by Power, code divers by Deemphasis, original graphics by Unison/Ozane, modified graphics by Grim (Semilanceata) and music by Deemphasis.

Ukonx is a french demo group, created in 1992, programming first on Amiga then on PC.

You can see a video of Hate Beats on Youtube.

screenshot of the Hate Beats demo by Ukonx screenshot of the Hate Beats demo by Ukonx




From Scratch, an Amstrad CPC demo by Vanity

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From Scratch is a french Amstrad CPC demo by the Vanity demo group (Hicks and Beb) with sound by Tom & Jerry, a 6 mn multipart demo needing a CRTC 1 to run due to hardware tricks, also disable "Plus PPI emulation" if used with the WinAPE emulator (Go Settings then General).

Though you can see a video of From Scratch on Youtube, it will be better to use a real Amstrad CPC or an emulator.

screenshot of the From Scratch demo by Vanity screenshot of the From Scratch demo by Vanity



Old news, still good news

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Following news arent exactly new (2007 and 2008 when I wasnt very active). I am still doing them for those who wouldnt know it, and to add the files on the site. It's also a prelude for new features on this site.



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 Google Video.

écran de la démo Sappy par Semilanceata



Allergy, an Amstrad CPC+ demo by Semilanceata (May 2007)

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Allergy is a french Amstrad CPC+ demo by Semilanceata.

You can see a video of Allergy on Youtube, but it's better to use a real Amstrad CPC or an emulator.

screenshot of the Allergy demo by Semilanceata screenshot of the Allergy demo by Semilanceata



Synergy2, an Amstrad CPC demo by CMP / Impact (May 2008)

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Synergy is a french Amstrad CPC demo by CMP / Impact. Type RUN"synergy2.koh for a cheat part

The video of Synergy 2 on Youtube has audio/video synchronization problems FYI.

screenshot of the synergy 2 demo by CMP / Impact screenshot of the synergy 2 demo by CMP / Impact screenshot of the synergy 2 demo by CMP / Impact






CPC Meuuuhting 2008, an Amstrad CPC+ demo (April 2008)

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CPC Meuuuhting 2008 is an Amstrad CPC+ demo made for the meeting which took place at Coutances (France) during the 11-13th April 2008 :

  • Iron's part : gfx by Iron, music by Sice
  • Plissken' part : code by Plissken, gfx by Ced, music by Pulkomandy
  • Grim's part : gfx by Grim, music by Napo
  • Kris's part : gfx by Kris, music by Napo
  • Supersly's part : code by Targhan, gfx by Supersly, music by Targhan

screenshot of the CPC Meuuuhting 2008 demo



Boules et Bits, an Amstrad CPC demo by Vanity (September 2006)

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Boules et bits is a demo by Vanity (Hicks and Beb) released in September 2006 for Amstrad CPC, sound by Tom & Jerry. It's a nice demo featuring 42 bouncing balls.

screenshot of the Boules et Bits demo by Vanity screenshot of the Boules et Bits demo by Vanity

It's an answer to Maurice aime les bobs by Megachur and Super Sylvestre which featured 26 balls in June 2006

screenshot of the Maurice aime les bobs demo by Megachur and Super Sylvestre screenshot of the Maurice aime les bobs demo by Megachur and Super Sylvestre

Maurice aime les bobs was itself an answer to Garcimor aime les balls by Ramlaid (Arkos - Mortel) which featured 20 balls in September 2004.

screenshot of Garcimor aime les balls demo by Ramlaid






Amstrad CPC programmation in C language

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For those who would be interested in programming applications for Amstrad CPC in C language, you have at least 3 possibilities :

  • Z88dk v1.9 with cpcrslib (Amstrad CPC library for Z88dk) : several programs including an Amstrad CPC+ demo (Phat) have been programmed with Z88dk already
  • Small Device C Compiler v2.9.0 : Contiki and the pheelone demo has been compiled with SDCC, any other program that someone would know ?
  • CCZ80 v2.07 by Emilio Guerrero. This compiler can be used for developping Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and MSX programs on windows (command line application, with a GUI included). Gommy, Defensor Medieval a ZX Spectrum game has been programmed with CCZ80. There are 2 Amstrad CPC librairies usable for CCZ80 : cpcrslib (adapted from cpcrslib for Z88dk) and sprutilcpc ( included with CCZ80), but no Amstrad CPC program seems to have been programmed yet with CCZ80. If you have, let me know please.


CPC Wiki has moved

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CPC Wiki has moved, dont forget to change your bookmark. Beware, you cant edit the wiki at the moment.



Archon classic v1.5 update for Iphone

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Archon classic the remake for Iphone of Archon, has been updated, featuring a new board layout, characters can level up and gain new abilities, new particles effects for weapons and characters, smarter AI, visual bugs fixed. Multiplayer isnt still available.

The game costs 2,39 € but there is also a free lite version if you want to try the game (with limited features as 6 characters instead of 18 for example).

You can see a video of Archon classic on Youtube.



Mega-Mad-Mix Demo CPC Version and Amstrad CPC Musics Ultimate Compilation by Megachur

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Megachur just released 2 music disks : Mega-Mad-Mix Demo CPC Version and Amstrad CPC Musics Ultimate Compilation. Beware, if you are using WinAPE, you must desactivate the "Fast Disk Emulation" option. Sources of these 2 music disks are available.



Sorcery + for windows

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Antibug has ported Sorcery+ for windows with the original graphics. For the moment it's a very nice playable beta. The first level where you have to rescue several sorcerers isnt totally completed, lacking the end screen for example, and the second level where you have to kill the evil sorcerer isnt available yet.

On Antibug's main page (french) you will find his own tools for Amstrad CPC developpement.




Roland emulator

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Roland is an Amstrad CPC emulator for windows and linux (sources available).





CPC Games Reviews update

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CPC Game Reviews used to review only commercial games. Good news is now they will also review newly released games, so go read the last update.

I will myself report the games in the following news later (and add them to the amstrad database).




Sort'em, an Amstrad CPC game by LuBlu Entertainment

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Sort'Em by LuBlu Entertainment is an Amstrad CPC game programmed with Z88dk and cpcrslib. You must sort blue and red balls which falls down the screen, putting them to the left or the right according to the color just with the space bar, simple to play, but not so easy with the 3 levels of difficulty. It was first seen on portable phones.

screenshot of the Sort'em game by LuBlu Entertainment screenshot of the Sort'em game by LuBlu Entertainment screenshot of the Sort'em game by LuBlu Entertainment



CPC Oxygen issue 14 out in January 2009, and more...

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Issue 14 of the online magazine for Amstrad CPC, PCW, NC and PC CPC Oxygen is out since January 2009. You will also be able to browse all 117 issues of the U.K. Amstrad CPC newspaper Amstrad Action.




Alien 8 remake for windows/mac by Ignacio Pérez Gil.

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Ignacio Pérez Gil. has released a remake of Alien 8 for windows/mac with a nice graphic touch.

image du remake d'Alien 8 par Ignacio Pérez Gil. image du remake d'Alien 8 par Ignacio Pérez Gil. image du remake d'Alien 8 par Ignacio Pérez Gil.




Robotron 6128, Sewer Rat for Amstrad CPC, AMSprite for windows/linux/mac by Lachlan Keown

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Lachlan Keown, who lives in New Zealand, just released its latest Amstrad CPC production : Robotron 6128, a conversion of the classic arcade game, if you use keyboard, WASD to move and cursor keys to shoot.

He is also the author of Sewer Rat, take the cheese before the aliens does (poor aliens, eating cheese is awful).

He has also written AMSprite for windows (using .Net framework v2.0) or AMSprite for linux/mac (using MONO), which is a cross-development GUI tool to generate ready-to-use sprites and loading screens for the Amstrad CPC in assembly language (CPC+ hardware sprites supported).



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