Posts tagged 8bit
One of the most popular games from the 8-bit computing era has been remade for the PC- Sabre Wulf! (BTW – I prefer the Amstrad CPC version over the Spectrum! )
Guide Sabreman through the maze of jungle pathways, searching for the four pieces of the Wulf amulet which will persuade the guardian of the cave to reveal the exit.
Armed only with his sword, Sabreman must fend off jungle creatures, rampaging rhinos, sleeping wild boar and the local natives in his quest, collecting treasures
on the way and making use of the local plant-life which unleash strange powers, albeit temporarily!
Download it from here : Space Time Games
Making a custom Amstrad 464 and 6128 plus & GX4000 cartridge is quite simple – but it does mean sacrificing an existing cartridge. The main reason for this is you need the ACID protection chip. You can read more about the ACID chip on the CPC Wiki.
I sacrificed my SwitchBlade cartridge – but I successfully removed the EPROM so I can still use it in my ‘Multicart’.
So, all I had to do was removed the old EPROM and fit a IC socket.
Once the cartridge was ready, I needed to burn some software onto a blank 27C1001 EPROM. The CPR files you find on emulation websites etc will not work. You need to convert them to .BIN binary files. There is a great tool here that does that very job. So, once you have the .BIN file, write it to the EPROM using your EPROM programmer and you are good to go.
wizards placed all over the game. One you have released them all, you can proceed to the second part of the game to try and defeat the Necromancer.
This was an early release for the CPC. The graphics are quite stunning and could rival many other games release at the same time for other 8 bit machines. The games makes use of ‘split mode screens’. This allows the game to make use of mode 0 and mode 1 graphics.
You can download a disk image of the games from the NVG collection.
There is also a map available if you get really stuck. Sourcery+ map
Go on, download this game and give it a go! You will not be disappointed. The screenshots and cover art in the post was taken from Genesis8.
This is a question that always gets the classic computer enthusiasts talking – what’s your best/favorite 8 bit computer? Is it because it has the best graphics, best sound, best choice of hardware, best selection of games etc?
Please leave a comment below explaining your choice!
Let the 8 bit war commence. I’ve left a ‘other’ category as i’ve bound to miss out someones favourite system.
A handful of former Acorn grandees who helped bring the BBC microcomputer to the masses held a happy reunion at the Science Museum in London today. The group met up for the first time in 20 years, we’re told, at a get-together organised by the museum’s Computer Conservation Society to celebrate the legacy of the Acorn 8bit microcomputer.
More at Source (drobe.co.uk)