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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
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
My youngest son wanted to make a ‘computer show’ this evening. The Amstrad PCW 8256 was on the desk for another video im making later today, so he used that.
Please let Jamie know what you think of his video in a comment below on on the youtube page – thank you.
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.