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ACE v1.25, an Amstrad CPC(+) emulator for MorphOS/Haiku by Philippe Rimauro (Offset)

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ACE v1.25 by Offset is available. It is available in french, english, germand and spanish (thanks to the translators). New features since v1.24 are :

  • Added a splash screen to deal with plugins which are slow to initialize or activate/deactivate
  • Added MagicBeacon notification support when making a screen grab
  • Improved plugins API (v7) regarding mice and joysticks events (better plugins portability and efficiency)
  • Clean up in plugins SDK (better documentation)
  • Added analog joysticks support to plugins API (Amstrad Plus only)
  • Upgraded mice and joysticks plugins to use the new plugin API
  • Added info bulle to inform the user about mouse events being captured/released by a plugin
  • Improved joysticks internal management to natively support Playstation, Xbox and generic gamepads layouts
  • Improved joysticks plugins to handle combined (use one gamepad to control both CPC joysticks) and analog modes
  • Minor fix in CRTC 0 and 2 emulation
  • Minor fix in Gate Array emulation
  • Updated Multiface Two plugin's icon (thanks to Christophe 'Highlander' Delorme)
  • All plugins but joysticks are now automatically deactivated when selecting a quick prefs preset

A SDK exists if you want to program your own plugin for the ACE emulator.



nc100em v1.3, an Amstrad Notepad NC100/150/200 emulator par Russell Marks

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The original Amstrad notepad NC100 emulator was written by Russell Marks. He just released a new version : v1.3 whose main features are :

  • new SDL2-based version
  • NC150 support
  • NC200 floppy disk support (using John Elliott's lib765)
  • everyone being 21 years older than the last time he did a release

You can of course use the native ROM of a notepad or use ZCN also by Russell Marks at v1.3 (with a fix if you use the format command). It should also be possible to use CP/Mish by David Given thanks to the NC200 floppy drive emulation.

The v1.2 has been modified by Nilquader and Gnarz.



Amstrad CPC CRTC Compendium v1.2 by Longshot

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Longshot has released version 1.2 of the Amstrad CPC CRTC Compendium (July 2022) which is a documentation about the CRTC 6845 (and some others circuits). Note that the CRTC is a generic component used in several computers including the IBM PC.

This version has 226 pages, whereas v1.1 has only 173.



Amspirit v0.677b, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Dmanu78

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A new version of Amspirit, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Dmanu78 is available on the System.CFG forum for windows. There is a 32 and 64bit version. Reading all the thread is a good idea if you didnt read it already as it's a complete genesis of this emulator.

The thread on CPCWiki is here.



CPCemu v2.5, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Rainer Loritz is available

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Rainer has released CPCemu v2.5. It's available for MacOS, Android, iOS, Linux (x86_64 and ARM, included Raspberry Pi) and Windows.

This new version is available on the author's web site or on the Google Play store for the Android version.

This new version features :

  • Floppy LED (visible only with virtual keyboard)
  • Virtual keyboard : adjustable (position, size, transparency), persistent (saves position, size, transparency automatically, separately for portrait and landscape on Android and iOS), visual and acoustic (switchable) feedback
  • Virtual joystick in two different sizes
  • Virtual mouse (selectable instead of joystick): AMX, Reisware/Gerdes or Symbiface II (PS/2)
  • Original sounds of disk drive, cassette relay and keyboard (can be switched on and off)
  • Zoom function (display without border), alternating with and without full screen; persistent (separately for portrait and landscape on Android and iOS)
  • Audio emulation deeply revised; output quality significantly improved (you can select from 4 output frequencies)
  • Vortex memory extension SP64-SP512
  • Jarek memory extension 576-4096 Kb
  • Bank-switching speed dramatically improved; correct emulation of C3 mode
  • IPv6-enabled web server similar to M4 board (upload and download into/from the emulator via web interface)
  • Autostart behaviour improved (automatic file selection and deactivation)
  • Minimal audio latency on Android (Oboe)
  • User interface improved on Android/iOS
  • Setup settings are saved immediately
  • First preparations for new user interface
  • Adjusted to SDL version 2.0.22 (which needs to be installed manually on Linux)
  • Fixed bugs: background-foreground-changing behaviour on Android, real-time speed, video output speed (in particular on Android, iOS and MacOS, I think also on the Raspberry Pi), memory leaks, M4 sockets, file access on Android and iOS



Amspirit, a new Amstrad CPC emulator by Dmanu78, an interesting genesis

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I saw this new windows emulator on theSystem.CFG months ago but I forgot to write about it... Dmanu78 did document all the genesis of his emulator, a very interesting reading in french that I invite you to read.

The thread on CPCWiki is here.





CPCemu v2.4, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Rainer Loritz is available

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Rainer has released CPCemu v2.4. It's available for MacOS, Android, iOS, Linux (x86_64 and ARM, in particular on Raspberry Pi) and Windows.

New version features :

  • Original (virtual) CPC keyboard in 4 different languages. Click/touch near the bottom border to get it
  • Loading firmware ROMs (0 and 255) from the running emulator (setup menu)
  • Upgrade to the latest SDL version (2.0.18). If you don't get the virtual keyboard, the on-screen joystick and the graphical main menu on Linux (Intel and ARM/Raspberry) I recommend upgrading your installed SDL version
  • Correction of many errors (M4 file names, M4 sockets, sound output, restart of emulation, error tolerance, screen layout, Z80 R register)


Amstrad CPC CRTC Compendium v1.1 by Longhsot, and a new version of Amazing Demo

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Longshot has released a new version of Amazing Demo and the Amstrad CPC CRTC Compendium which is a documentation about the CRTC 6845 (and some others circuits). Note that the CRTC is a generic component used in several computers including the IBM PC.

He made this demo compatible with all CRTC. The choice of Amazing Demo isnt harmless. A benchmark program : SHAKER (V1.8) comes with the compendium and shows several things stated in the document. Dont hesitate if you have a idea to add something in this document. A english version is being translated at the moment.

NoRecess wrote about this (in english)





dMagnetic v0.32, a Magnetic Scrolls emulator by Dettus for various BSD and Linux distributions

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dMagnetic v0.32 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. The version 0.31 added Apple 2 support (.NIB and .2MG), v0.32 adds Apple 2 .WOZ support and clode cleanup.

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.



ACE v1.24, an Amstrad CPC(+) emulator for MorphOS/Haiku by Philippe Rimauro (and new plugins)

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ACE v1.24 is available. Since v1.22, this emulator can use plugins which emulates :

  • Amdrum (Cheetah) sound card which lets play 8bit samples, seen in ads a percussion synthesis
  • X-Mass IDE interface
  • Albireo card by PulkoTronics
  • MultiPlay : supporting mices and joysticks
  • Mirage Imager (a primitive Multiface Two)
  • Multiface Two (new with v1.24)
  • Nova by PulkoMandy, RTC and NVRAM support
  • Amstrad SSA-1 Speech Synthetizer
  • DK'Tronics speech synthetize

A SDK exists if you want to program your own plugin for the ACE emulator.



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