Amstrad CPC Now Supported!
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Posted: 28 Mar, 2022 00:40
Last Edit: 20 Apr, 2022 19:05
Amstrad CPC is now officially supported!
Before I say anything else, I want to give a huge thank you to DSkywalk, aka "the guy who did the Spanish translation for Link to the Past." He is also the dev of the Caprice32 core, and quite possibly the biggest Amstrad CPC enthusiast in existence. He was with us in the rollout channel from start to finish and was extremely helpful, especially with making updates to the core whenever any of us encountered issues. He also made his first set as a junior dev! :jackedfrost:
Core to use: Caprice32 - if you already have it, make sure you update it!!!!
DO NOT USE CROCODS CORE FOR ACHIEVEMENTS!!!!
Minimum RetroArch Version: 1.10.1
Core documentation here.
There is a bit of a learning curve to how the controls work. Also, there are no BIOS files necessary.
Sets ready for launch:
Thanks to everyone involved!
Sets still in progress:
Posted: 28 Mar, 2022 01:01
This was fun to work on, and I hope you all have fun playing these sets.
Posted: 28 Mar, 2022 01:31
Thank you all so much for your continued work on these systems. I welcome the Amstrad CPC with open arms, as we really need more of these home computer systems.
You are all so great.
Posted: 28 Mar, 2022 03:45
Last Edit: 28 Mar, 2022 03:46
Posted: 28 Mar, 2022 04:10
Thank you DSkywalk for your dedication, and to the devs making Amstrad CPC sets right from the get-go :)
Posted: 28 Mar, 2022 05:33
Thank for your hard work DSkywalk. The perfect opportunity for me to start getting to work on cheevos for the entire Dizzy collection!
Posted: 28 Mar, 2022 05:50
It's been a great couple of weeks and it's been a chance for me to meet you all, and now I'm already in the process of preparing my next game... I think I'm addicted. Thanks! :*
Posted: 28 Mar, 2022 06:02
Last Edit: 28 Mar, 2022 06:45
A bit of a learning curve to the controls, indeed. I loaded a game via dsk and was able to get the virtual keyboard up with select+start on the retropad, but no keys seem to be doing anything with the character on the screen for the Nanako homebrew 😂
edit: Was able to get movement by changing the controller to Amstrad joystick and clicking the arrows! But the virtual keyboard is taking up half the screen and I can't see what's happening. Can the virtual keys be mapped to physical keys? Physical arrow keys move around the mouse.
edit 2: Working with a controller ok now, using Retropad for the controller type, and "qaop" under Options>User 1 Amstrad Joystick Config
Posted: 28 Mar, 2022 10:14
@DSkywalk and others
There's an interesting problem with the CPC that needs to be addressed, and that's the matter of copy protection. Some CPC games rely on manual-based protection that require entry of a given word from the manual or novella. It is one of the classic headaches of gaming on the European micros of the 80s.
Question is, should we be linking hashes for cracked versions, or preferably the original protected versions? Obviously you won't get around cracked versions in some cases...
Posted: 28 Mar, 2022 11:30
Very cool, thanks to anyone who was involved into making this happening.
Some interesting and graphically charming looking games on the Amstrad CPC!
Posted: 28 Mar, 2022 13:27
Oh my God!!! Thank You! I grew up with this computer. So many happy memories with my brother, my cousin and friends.
Thank you to all that made this posible. Is almost a dream for me... almost like the life take sense somehow.
Sorry for the poor english.
Posted: 28 Mar, 2022 16:04
Thank you to everyone involved in this project.
Posted: 29 Mar, 2022 18:07
Thanks for the hard work!
Posted: 30 Mar, 2022 19:47
Last Edit: 30 Mar, 2022 19:49
That's soooo great!!
I can't wait to try that and to have the games I used to play on my dad's CPC: Canadair, Les Ripoux, Space Shuttle…
Which RetroArch version and which Caprice32 version do we need?
I'm guessing I can't have the cheevos with Batocera 32
Posted: 30 Mar, 2022 19:48
BTW, since a computer has been added, is there any chance to have achievements for the AMIGA one day?
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