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Mod Master XT beta 21 for your PC XT, listen to musical modules files

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A new version of Mod Master XT beta 21 by FreddyV is available on Vogons. It lets you hear a lot of music modules formats on any PC under msdos even a PC XT (CGA), for example an Amstrad PC 1512/1640 or a PPC 512/640...



Corona Crisis demo 2020, an Amstrad CPC demo by Alex and AXEL (Treble A)

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Corona Crisis demo 2020 is a german Amstrad CPC demo by Alex and AXEL by the Treble A group. It needs 128 Kb of RAM. There are 4 parts on 2 disks, including a bonus part on disk B. Type run"readme for some informations and run"corona to launch the demo. My german is too rusty to read the first part, other parts are in english.






Creation of an adventure game engine like a book where you are the hero by Roudoudou

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Roudoudou is writing an adventure game engine like the books where you are the hero on Youtube.

If you use the link up there you start directly at 1mn25 with sound, no sound at start of the video if you see it directly below.







A Notepad NC200, a PCMCIA card type 1 ... or type 2 now

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A Notepad NC200 lets you put under the disk drive one type 1 PCMCIA card which is a RAM or SRAM card with a button battery to save the ram when outside of the Notepad. The problem is that the NC200 can only hold type 1 PCMCIA cards as type 2 are thicker, too big for the slot. Also these 1 or 2 Mb RAM cards are not much better than the capacity of 1,5 or 2,5 720 Kb disks.

But David Given who is the author of CP/Mish (CP/M for Notepad NC200) has been able to use a type PCMCIA adaptator in which you put a Compact Flash card (16 Mb). CP/Mish is of course able to use such mass storage. However it needs to open the NC200 case to change the PCMCIA slot guide with a new 3D printed part !

You can see his video on Youtube in which you can see the case being opened, so why not also changing the disk drive with an USB Gotek ?





Las Aventuras de Rudolphine Rur, an adventure game by Dwalin

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Released in April 2020, Las Aventuras de Rudolphine Rur is a spanish adventure game written by Dwalin where you are the shoemaker Rudolphine Rur who has everything to be happy but still is going to a dangerous place.

The game was first written in 2005 with the Superglus software (by Uto) which is a port of the virtual machine Glulx. In 2015 the game was ported to the ngPAWS still by Uto which lets create an online version. Finally in 2019, work started to port the game with the DAAD software created initially by Tim Gilberts and actually maintained by Stefan Vogt. Daad can create ports to many computers including the one which interests us :

  • Amstrad CPC
    • tape version without graphics, with short places descriptions and answers
    • disk version with graphics, with short places descriptions and answers
    • version M4 Wifi with graphics, with short places descriptions (but long description by using the command D) and long answers
  • Amstrad PCW without graphics, with long places descriptions and short answers