News about Amstrad CPC, PCW, Notepad NC100 NC150 NC200, PDA600 and also Amstrad PC
Latest Youtube Videos :
The last version of the Amstrad CPC emulator CPCEC by César Nicolas Gonzalez, was released the 15th June 2022.
There is a french interview of Eric Safar on Youtube who is the author of two adventure games : Athanor 1 and 2.
Tommorow friday the 22th 2022 at 10pm (frog hour, so 11pm for the beef eaters), Roudoudou will stream about Amstrad CPC programming : ASIC (on CPC+), hard sprites and integrating music.
Martine v0.35.0 is an utility written by the Impact group :
- converting JPG and PNG images to Overscan screen or window for Amstrad CPC (and Plus series)
- new tile map mode, which allow to analyze an image of a level game, and produce .imp and .til readable by tile tool from Impact
This version was released the 20th April 2022. It is available for Windows, MacOS, ARM64 and linux.
PunyInform v3.6 by Fredrik Ramsberg and Johan Berntsson is a library written in Inform 6 to create adventure game (pure text, no graphic support contrary to DAAD) using the Z-machine virtual machine which will run on 8bit computers (or more recent computers too). PunyInform has a parser, knowing of common verbs and a framework to write adventure games.
PunyInform is based on the Inform 6 library written by Graham Nelson. Its goal is to make easily adventure games in Inform 6, with a manual describing the differences between the official library and PunyInform..
Games using PunyInform can be compiled in z3, z5 and z8 format (z3 being the best format for 8bit computers, other formats have more features). Compared to the Inform 6 library, it means that there is no support for the Glulx virtual machine but z3 format is important as Inform 6 doesnt support it.
And finally, to create an Amstrad CPC and PCW disk image, you will have to use the Puddle BuildTools.