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Arcade Game Designer v0.6 for Amstrad CPC by Jonathan Cauldwell

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Arcade Game Designer v0.6 is a windows x64 utility by Jonathan Cauldwell to write games for Timex/Next, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC, without any knowing of programmation. It also exist directly on these platforms.

There is a forum about AGD.



An Amstrad CPC ROM board interface with DMA

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Doragasu started a project in January 2017 about a ROM board interface with DMA transfert. The project is now a reality :

  • it can play digital audio with approximately 0% CPU overhead. The limits are the bits per sample ( 8 ) and the maximum sample length (64 KiB). Sampling rate can be configured on the fly, and ranges from 3906 Hz to 50 kHz (and beyond)
  • it can can transfer data from external ROM to internal CPC RAM at 1 byte per microsecond. While doing DMA the Z80 is stopped, but this is much faster than doing the copy using software routines


iMPdos Public Edition v1.17 for the X-Mass mass storage card by AST/iMPACT

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iMPdos Public Edition v1.17 by AST/iMPACT is available, a ROM for using the X-Mass extension card made by Toto. It must be installed as ROM 1 to 6, before the ROM 7 ! When the ROM is installed, iMPdos detects the X-Mass and format it. Dont forget to use the |hlp command for documentation.






Caprice Forever v2018-04, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Frédéric Coste for Windows

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Caprice Forever v2018-04 by Frédéric Coste is a modified version of the Caprice emulator (by Ulrich Doewich) for windows.

  • Fix CRTC regression with "Turrican" but involving issues with "iMPdraw"
  • Add Audio Speaker and PlayCity Line OUT or Internal option
  • Add Audio PlayCity invert channels option
  • Fix FDC regression to load "The Real Ghostbusters"
  • Add Graphics explorer and Tile editor
  • Drop ROM file for testing purposes
  • Fix minor bugs


Captain Space Debris, Amiga and Amstrad CPC music mixed

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Captain Space Debris is an Amiga original music written by Markus Kaarlonen, which was adapted on Amstrad CPC by BSC for the demo Digital Orgasm by Prodatron. So Vincent GR mixed both of them but even if there is a Youtube video of the mix, he prefers that you listen to the soundcloud version due to audio and video compression.