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Enjoy this brand new classic for 8 bit computers. Action, speed, different weapons and a huge variety of stages and enemies, are packed inside an horizontal shooter as never seen in ages on a MSX or ZX Spectrum. With an outstanding soundtrack composed by César Astudillo (“Gominolas”), an 80s legendary videogame music composer, and its funny and detailed graphics and visuals, this is a game you cannot miss!
Source : Invasion of the Zombie Monsters
Upgrading your DDI-1 to PARADOS is quite straight forward. You will need :-
- Amstrad DDI-1 disk interface
- Philips screwdriver
- 27(C)128 EPROM containing PARADOS
- Open the DDI-1 by removing the 2 screws.
- Carefully remove the AMSDOS ROM chip
- Insert the PARADOS EPROM
- Re-assemble the DDI-1 box
Over the weekend, I upgraded one of my spare Amstrad CPC464 machines to the same specification as the CPC6128. I have been wanting to do this for years! There are 3 things you need to do to upgrade your CPC464.
1. Replace the OS and BASIC ROM. I took the OS and BASIC ROM files from the WinAPE emulator ROM folder. There is only 1 ROM chip in the 464, so you have to merge the OS and BASIC rom files together. I used the following MS-DOS command to merge the files. You can use the cat command in linux to merge files too.
copy /b OS.ROM+BASIC.ROM 6128.ROM
Once you have the ROM file, burn this to a 27(C)256 EPROM. I removed the original ROM chip, put in a IC socket and them popped in the EPROM.
2. Add and additional 64k RAM. I had a dk’tronics 64K RAM pack. If you are luckly enough to have a RAM pack that has the removable RAM chips, you can upgrade it to 256K.
3. Add a disk drive. Either a 3″ or 3.5″ drive via a DDI-1 disk interface.
Thats it – my CPC464 now works like a CPC6128. It even has the same startup information page. It will say 128k even if you dont have the RAM pack attached. The 128k text is hard coded into the OS ROM.
I will be downloading this later, and installing on my HTC Desire!
Missing those great games you remember from your youth? Do you remember those pixelated graphics and the hours you spent playing those games? Now you can enjoy them again on your Android phone.
Based on PSPCAP32 by Zx81 (http://zx81.zx81.free.fr) and using Pelya SDL Android Port and official NDK, the new CPCDroid allows full emulation of the CPC machines (464, 6128, etc…).
You can read more about this emulator, or download a copy form here.
About time too – sadly wont work on my Desire as it doesnt have a physical keyboard.
Jahrome11 released the first Amstrad CPC emulator for Google’s Andoid operating system. The emulator is based on Ludovic Jacommes WizCAP32 emulator which is a Caprice port for the Gamepark Wiz. Currently this emulator is only supposed to work on devices which have a physical keyboard connected to the device.
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