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SDCC v4.1.0 (C programming for Amstrad CPC) on PC and MacOS

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A new version of the ANSI-C compiler SDCC v4.1.0 is available since the 8th March 2021 for windows, linux and MacOS.



NOMWARS, an Amstrad CPC game written with 8BP v041 (and more)

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Jose Javier Garcia Aranda has released a new version of NOMWARS (tape and disk) written with 8BP v41 (8bits de poder : 8bits of power), his RSX library to write Amstrad CPC games in basic and asm.

A physical edition of the game can be bought on Hobby Retro.

You can download 8bp on github.

You can also get SPEDIT v14, an utility to capture sprites from games or pictures made with an utility such as ConnvImgCPC, Martine...

And finally, he is working on a menu application for DES cartridges, to allow easy launching on games installed inside such a cartridge.



3DManiaks, an Amstrad CPC demo by the group Impact

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3DManiaks par Impact est leur dernière production, une démo Amstrad CPC qui se laisse voir fort bien. Vous pouvez la télécharger sur Pouet ou sur CPCWiki. Vous pouvez également regarder 3DManiaks sur Youtube.

The démo has been written by :

  • Demoniak (code)
  • Kris (art)
  • CMP (design)
  • Mast/FtL (music)


Basito by Julián Albo, the Locomotive Amstrad CPC basic running on ZX Spectrum +3

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Basito is an old project of Julián Albo (download) which allows to run the Amstrad CPC Locomotive basic on a ZX Spectrum +3. There are of course some limitations as only be able to use integers in numeric variables.



The source code of the Amstrad CPC demo TriangulArt (Impact) is available

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TriangulArt by Impact is a really nice Amstrad CPC demo made only with triangles which you can see on Youtube.

The source code of the demo is now available on :



Tribute to Michael Collins (Apollo XI), an Amstrad CPC+ slideshow by Nemo59

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Nemo has created a slideshow in turbo pascal for Amstrad CPC+ including astronaut quotes : Michael Collins (Apollo XI) tribute which you can see on Youtube on his channel. The screenshots has been converted with ConvImgCPC by Ludovic Deplanque.



Turbo Pascal programmation on Amstrad CPC by Nemo 59 : a hardware sprite editor, and more

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Nemo 59 is programming in Turbo Pascal on Amstrad CPC a software : a hardware sprite editor for Amstrad CPC+, and much more. I invite you to go see his youtube videos and read his posts on CPCRulez.

He also wrote a pascal framework (TP-tools v0.2 with its documentation), the objective is to have a v1.0 with more pascal units, for Amstrad CPC and CPC+. TP-Tools v0.2 is actually organized in 4 units :

  • UGraph.inc : graphics management
  • USound.inc : sound management
  • UKBoard.inc: keyboard and joystick management
  • UAsic.inc : ASIC CPC+ management

Other pascal units will be added in the future v1.0 (UCrt, USprite, ...).




New version of the CPC assembler Orgams 'Ecstatic Endeavour' Release Candidate

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Orgams is an assembler in ROM for Amstrad CPC, created by Madram, Drill and Hicks. A new version is available.

The documentation in french and english is available on Dorgams' wiki.

Download the last WIP version (5th January 2021)




A bug with the REM command on Amstrad CPC 464 (basic 1.0)

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The bug was found by Velus on CPCRulez. In a basic program, type the following ligne : 10 rem |era,"toto.txt" (on a french 464 the | is replace by ù). Next RUN the program or edit the ligne (EDIT 10) and validate with return. Last look at the progam with the LIST command, the character after the | (or ù) has been removed.



New beta version of the CPC assembler Orgams

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Orgams is an assembler in ROM for Amstrad CPC, created by Madram, Drill and Hicks. A new version is available.

The documentation in french and english is available on Dorgams' wiki.



SDCC v4.0.0 (C programming for Amstrad CPC) on PC and MacOS

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A new version of the ANSI-C compiler SDCC v4.0.0 is available since the 30th January 2020 for windows, linux and MacOS.



8BP v039, a RSX library to create Amstrad CPC games in Basic

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Jose Javier Garcia Aranda has released a new version of 8BP v39 (8bits de poder : 8bits of power), a RSX library to write Amstrad CPC games in basic (26 Kb max). You can download 8bp on github.

A new game comes with this new version : Blaster Pilot, an arcade game inspired in part by Time Pilot (Konami).



8BP v038, a RSX library to create Amstrad CPC games in Basic

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Jose Javier Garcia Aranda has released a new version of 8BP v38 (8bits de poder : 8bits of power), a RSX library to write Amstrad CPC games in basic (26 Kb max). You can download 8bp on github.

One thing about this version is the game Happy Monty (11th at CPCRetroDev 2019), you should read this article about how the game is done (spanish).



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