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by ivarf
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game
Replies: 42
Views: 1671

Re: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game

The CPC came late to the party and offered no advance. It was and remains in a similar position, an also ran, but the fans insist it was a player. It wasn't. It only has 3rd place because any competition had fallen away before it launched. The 8 bit wars were over, the Spectrum and C64 had won, the...
by ivarf
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game
Replies: 42
Views: 1671

Re: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game

Or from the non-fan viewpoint, it's just another hoary old Z80 machine with a tired AY chip and garish low resolution colour, that you'd mostly end up playing in green screen while loading from tape, at a not inexpensive £250! That colour was an option and disc drive models came later doesn't quite...
by ivarf
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game
Replies: 42
Views: 1671

Re: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game

Given the relative release dates of the two systems, yes, yes they do. We have games released now that are as good as quality Spectrum games, and some where the feature set goes beyond. With the much later release of the CPC, it should be a more capable system than the Oric. This is my main bugbear...
by ivarf
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game
Replies: 42
Views: 1671

Re: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game

Yes, it was just a response to Ivarf's "if only it had a 6502". History could have been different for lots of reasons, but there's no escaping the CPC is an also ran alongside the Oric. They may both be quite capable machines in the right hands, but that was rarely proven at the time. They both hav...
by ivarf
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game
Replies: 42
Views: 1671

Re: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game

I don't think Sinclair ever made a proper French version of the Spectrum. You can plug a British one into a TV set there and get a black and white picture, but colour wouldn't have been possible without expensive hardware mods until the 128K models arrived and I've yet to see one with an AZERTY key...
by ivarf
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game
Replies: 42
Views: 1671

Re: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game

Also, a lot of CPC sales came in countries such as France, where the differing colour TV system meant that the C64 and Spectrum were slow to market and were the ones playing catch up to the CPC and the local Thomson computers. It's no surprise that a lot of the CPC's most highly regarded games - su...
by ivarf
Sat May 30, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Outrun Amstrad CPC / PC Remake
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: Outrun Amstrad CPC / PC Remake

The newest version of this PC game that I have found is here https://www.dropbox.com/s/d803ueu0l4cgk ... unBETA.zip
Last info posted by the author here on the 8. november 2016 https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/rema ... un-cpc/25/
by ivarf
Sat May 30, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game
Replies: 42
Views: 1671

Re: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game

No machine can jerk like an Amstrad (well, except maybe the Atari ST) :lol: True, except for maybe MSX? On the other hand the ZX Spectrum can't scroll as smooth or fast or as well as the Amstrad CPC. SID rules. The weakest part of the ST and CPC is the soundchip. The Spectrum had beeper sound too s...
by ivarf
Sat May 30, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game
Replies: 42
Views: 1671

Re: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game

Any news of the ports for the superior C64 and ZX Spectrum machines? It will be fantastic on those machines :lol: Still banging that drum? Seriously though, the Amstrad was a fantastic machine and these new games are proving that if programmers back in the day were able to spend more time with it (...
by ivarf
Fri May 29, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: My new game for AMSTRAD CPC (and new website)
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: My new game for AMSTRAD CPC (and new website)

not allowed to post links? I googled it and found it through cpcwiki. Your games reminds me of early PC games
by ivarf
Fri May 29, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game
Replies: 42
Views: 1671

Re: Stunning new Amstrad CPC racing game

Any news of the ports for the superior C64 and ZX Spectrum machines? It will be fantastic on those machines
by ivarf
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Conversion Capers feels lazy
Replies: 18
Views: 1078

Re: Conversion Capers feels lazy

The Spectrum and Amstrad versions of Hard Drivin are impressive for what they are and the hardware it is running on. But as games I find it hard to defend them. They are way better than the C64 version, but still bad. The frame rate is too low. Car games are about speed. I would rate Hard Drivin 80%...
by ivarf
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Conversion Capers feels lazy
Replies: 18
Views: 1078

Re: Conversion Capers feels lazy

It's worth noting that the writer of issue 205's Hard Drivin' feature absolutely slates the Spectrum version of Special Criminal Investigation in his issue 206 article, which tends to suggest that he's not playing favourites - or taking prisoners. Just saying. :) No wonder, SCI was written by ICE. ...
by ivarf
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sega 60th thing
Replies: 42
Views: 2112

Re: Sega 60th thing

merman wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:36 pm
It's a joke based on how big the original Amstrad computer was...
I know, but I felt it missed the target as the GX 4000 was small
by ivarf
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sega 60th thing
Replies: 42
Views: 2112

Re: Sega 60th thing

merman wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:48 am
DPrinny wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:47 am
Bollocks to all that
Wheres my GX4000 mini?
Amstrad will probably get round to it in five years' time. And it will be the size of a breezeblock.
A lot bigger than the real one?