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Waves and gulls with CPCBasicTS Unchained v0.1.1 byMarco Vieth

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In 2019, Marco Vieth the author of the first Amstrad CPC forr msdos (now maintained by Rainer Lortiz) did release CPCBasic unchained which is converting a Locomotive Basic program of an Amstrad CPC in javascript to use it on a web site.

This version only receive bugs fixes, it's now CPCBasicTS unchained (TS for TypeScript) which is developped, and a new version 0.1.1 was released two weeks ago.

At least I have installed CPCBasicTS and the first exeample will be one of the best Locomotive basic program which will feel you good : sound of waves and gulls by D. CARDON which came from a french magazine. Modify the number at the end of line 30 if you want to hear less gulls, and click on the Run button to launch the program.



New version of the ACE-DL emulator by Roudoudou (30th January)

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New 30th January 2024 version by Roudoudou of his ACE-DL Amstrad CPC emulator.

After downloading the emulator, you can also get a SymbOS disk image or OPL3 music to be used with the Willy OPL3 plugin.

This new version features mostly FDC ameliorations.



ACE v1.26, an Amstrad CPC(+) emulator for MorphOS/Haiku by Philippe Rimauro (Offset)

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ACE v1.26 by Offset is available. It is available in french, english, german and spanish (thanks to the translators).



New version of the ACE-DL emulator by Roudoudou (17 December)

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New 17th December 2023 version by Roudoudou of his ACE-DL Amstrad CPC emulator.

After downloading the emulator, you can also get a SymbOS disk image or OPL3 music to be used with the Willy OPL3 plugin.

See the video below with the english subtitles for the new features of this version.





Caprice Forever v2023-11, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Frédéric Coste for Windows

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Caprice Forever v2023-11 by Frédéric Coste is a modified version of the Caprice emulator (by Ulrich Doewich) for windows (32/64 bit). This version features :

  • Add SSA-1 Speech emulation
  • Add DK'Tronics Speech emulation
  • Improve Tape viewer including PPI audio direct navigation
  • Improve CRTC1 emulation (Thanks to Philippe 'Offset' Rimauro)
  • Fix minor bugs



CPCBasicTS Unchained v0.1.1, run Amstrad CPC basic programs in a browser by Marco Vieth

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In 2019, Marco Vieth the author of the first Amstrad CPC forr msdos (now maintained by Rainer Lortiz) did release CPCBasic unchained which is converting a Locomotive Basic program of an Amstrad CPC in javascript to use it on a web site.

This version only receive bugs fixes, it's now CPCBasicTS unchained (TS for TypeScript) which is developped, and a new version 0.1.1 was released two weeks ago.



ACE-DL by Roudoudou, an Amstrad CPC emulator for Linux, MacOS and Windows

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It's released ! ACE-DL by Roudoudou (Another CPC Emulator for DownLoad) is available, the port for windows, linux and MacOS of ACE by Offset.

To download it, it's available on Roudoudou's web site.



Amspirit v0.953b, 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.

This version mostly is correcting bugs, better management of the edsk format to manage protected games and new ergonomic features.

The thread on CPCWiki is here.





Amstrad CPC CRTC Compendium v1.6 by Longshot (July 2023)

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Longshot has released version 1.6 of the Amstrad CPC CRTC Compendium (July 2023) 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.

It is possible to check if an emulator is good with the SHAKER tests by Longshot. SHAKER is a program designed to run on CPC machines produced by AMSTRAD in the 80s-90s. The objective of this program is to carry out extensive tests on the video circuits of this machine. These video circuits are the GATE ARRAY and the CRTC 6845. AMSTRAD produced several series of GATE ARRAY and used CRTC models produced by different manufacturers (HITACHI, MOTOROLA, UMC, AMSTRAD). This has been causing compatibility problems on operations that exceed the functional specifications of these circuits. The identified CRTCs are numbered from 0 to 4.



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