Amstrad CPC Now Supported!

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televandalist28 Mar, 2022 00:40(Edited 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:
Abbey of Crime, The (Amstrad CPC) Abbey of Crime, The (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by DSkywalk
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~Homebrew~ Abduction of Oscar Z, The (Amstrad CPC) Abduction of Oscar Z, The (Amstrad CPC) Homebrew
Developed by Kayesay
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Beach Buggy Simulator (Amstrad CPC) Beach Buggy Simulator (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by deng
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Bubble Bobble (Amstrad CPC) Bubble Bobble (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by StingX2
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Cauldron (Amstrad CPC) Cauldron (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by guindev
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Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back (Amstrad CPC) Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by guindev
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~Homebrew~ Chibi Akuma's Episode 1: Invasion! (Amstrad CPC) Chibi Akuma's Episode 1: Invasion! (Amstrad CPC) Homebrew
Developed by LogicalFallacy
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Donkey Kong (Amstrad CPC) Donkey Kong (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by Brandovsky
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Gryzor (Amstrad CPC) Gryzor (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by Altomar
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~Homebrew~ Hair Boy (Amstrad CPC) Hair Boy (Amstrad CPC) Homebrew
Developed by Snowpin
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Ikari Warriors (Amstrad CPC) Ikari Warriors (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by Altomar
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Manic Miner (Amstrad CPC) Manic Miner (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by malasdair
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~Homebrew~ Miss Input (Amstrad CPC) Miss Input (Amstrad CPC) Homebrew
Developed by Snowpin
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~Homebrew~ Miss Input 2 (Amstrad CPC) Miss Input 2 (Amstrad CPC) Homebrew
Developed by Snowpin
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Monty Python's Flying Circus (Amstrad CPC) Monty Python's Flying Circus (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by guindev
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~Homebrew~ Nanako Descends to Hell (Amstrad CPC) Nanako Descends to Hell (Amstrad CPC) Homebrew
Developed by Soulsderfuchs
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Nemesis (Amstrad CPC) Nemesis (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by TheMysticalOne
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Prince of Persia (Amstrad CPC) Prince of Persia (Amstrad CPC) 
Developed by MGNS8M
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Rick Dangerous (Amstrad CPC) Rick Dangerous (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by DoctorV
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Rick Dangerous 2 (Amstrad CPC) Rick Dangerous 2 (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by DoctorV
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RoboCop (Amstrad CPC) RoboCop (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by Altomar
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~Homebrew~ Shadows of Sergoth, The (Amstrad CPC) Shadows of Sergoth, The (Amstrad CPC) Homebrew
Developed by Cadaxar
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~Homebrew~ Shinobu (Amstrad CPC) Shinobu (Amstrad CPC) Homebrew
Developed by SlashTangent
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~Homebrew~ Shovel Adventure (Amstrad CPC) Shovel Adventure (Amstrad CPC) Homebrew
Developed by guindev
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SimCity (Amstrad CPC) SimCity (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by Brandovsky
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Sorcery+ (Amstrad CPC) Sorcery+ (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by televandalist
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Street Fighter (Amstrad CPC) Street Fighter (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by voiceofautumn
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~Homebrew~ Subtera Puzlo (Amstrad CPC) Subtera Puzlo (Amstrad CPC) Homebrew
Developed by ladynadiad
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Thanatos (Amstrad CPC) Thanatos (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by Tybis
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Wonder Boy (Amstrad CPC) Wonder Boy (Amstrad CPC)
Developed by LordAndrew
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Thanks to everyone involved!



Sets still in progress:
Great Giana Sisters, The (Amstrad CPC) Great Giana Sisters, The (Amstrad CPC) by stfN1337
HeroQuest (Amstrad CPC) HeroQuest (Amstrad CPC) by Fridge
LordAndrew28 Mar, 2022 01:01
This was fun to work on, and I hope you all have fun playing these sets.
Kingsombra28 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.
Fantomas28 Mar, 2022 03:45(Edited 28 Mar, 2022 03:46)
Nice!
echoscreen28 Mar, 2022 04:10
Thank you DSkywalk for your dedication, and to the devs making Amstrad CPC sets right from the get-go :)
ChaosFox28 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!
DSkywalk28 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! :*
echoscreen28 Mar, 2022 06:02(Edited 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚

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
ChaosFox28 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...
MagusPC
MagusPC28 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!
Skuall28 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.
xcommander28 Mar, 2022 16:04
Thank you to everyone involved in this project.
Nezperdian29 Mar, 2022 18:07
Thanks for the hard work!
sseb2230 Mar, 2022 19:47(Edited 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
sseb2230 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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