ZX Spectrum Next Taking Shape
Henrique Olifiers published on YouTube an 8-minute long video showing the board in action. On the video, the PCB is installed in a regular ZX Spectrum case for demo purposes. Talking about the demos, he uses some of the best demos available for the Spectrum, trying to convince us (as if it was needed!) that the machine has the best possible hardware emulation one can find.
Watch the YouTube video, check out more info on www.specnext.com and join the discussion on Facebook!31 January 2017
Pang for Atari 8-bit
Almost 10 years in the making, with very long periods of time without being worked on, Pang has finally arrived for the XL/XE range.
The game has been released at a Dutch party called Silly Venture 2k16.
Visit Pouet.net for download details.13 November 2016
Floppy Days podcast - VIC-20 History with Michael Tomczyk, Neil Harris, and Brian Bagnall
The latest Floppy Days podcast is out!
In this month's episode, Randy talks about the Commodore VIC-20, the computer that brought colours for the users for an affordable price.
Randy says "In this first episode about the Vic-20, I want to cover the history of this machine: why it was developed, some of the stories around its development, what happened after its release, and when it was canceled. To that end, I contacted some notable persons that were involved with the roll-out and support of the Vic-20, as well as a person who was involved in documenting Commodore's history. The first person I contacted was Michael Tomczyk, who was an assistant to Jack Tramiel at Commodore and who led the so-called "Vic Commando Team". Michael was intimately involved in the marketing and support of the Vic. In addition, a key member of his team, Neil Harris, agreed to help with this episode as well. And, finally, I talked with Brian Bagnall, who you might recognize as the author of "Commodore: A Company on the Edge". This is an amazing line up of people who are very familiar with the Vic-20 and its history and I'm very lucky to have been able to get their assistance with telling its story."
Listen to the podcast here.29 January 2017
Chibi Akuma(s), Amstrad Shoot ’em up Now Available
Over at Vintage is the New Old, a news article back in December reported a new game, “Chibi Akuma(s)”, a new spoof-horror crazy shoot ’em up coming to the Amstrad CPC. As promised the game has been released. Download it from the link below.
Website: chibiakumas.com05 January 2017
Hat Trick VIC-20 Homebrew Port, RC1 Update Released
Hat Trick is a VIC-20 port of the C64 game with the same name. It requires 16k of memory expansion to run. The game is basically one-on-one hockey with a space-time anomaly simulation for extra fun. Two players are supported. The second one uses the keyboard or a user port joystick (see the Readme for details). This is version RC1, Which now has music. Source is included.
Download the game here.04 November 2016
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