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Old 08 November 2016, 09:38   #41
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It's pretty smooth and good looking on an actual CPC and a CRT.

I had it running literally back-to-back with the AMIGA version and it is impressive. Yes AMIGA version is beautiful, and has great sound effects. But hats off to the guys, they know how to make 8-bits sing! - Looking forward to the release version.

Those CRTC chips are silicon magic! Shame there are so many versions! Least I have replaced the 'crap' one in my 6128 with a demo friendly one
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Old 08 November 2016, 14:57   #42
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So many people admitted to basically writing a spectrum emulator for the Amstrad to port their spectrum games across cause they shared the same cpu.

the market was not there for the CPC so they were understandably lazy
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Old 08 November 2016, 17:01   #43
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So many people admitted to basically writing a spectrum emulator for the Amstrad to port their spectrum games across cause they shared the same cpu.

the market was not there for the CPC so they were understandably lazy
In England at least. In France, the CPC market share was 60% in 1990.

The ST and Amiga were only 10 and 11% respectively.

The speccy ports were an english specific. The spectrum as you know it in UK never had any success in France, where it was seen as a prehistoric computer from the start of its selling in shops.
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Old 08 November 2016, 17:33   #44
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Yeah, unlike a powerhouse like the Oric-1, which was really popular in France and just as weak as a Speccy.
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Yeah, unlike a powerhouse like the Oric-1, which was really popular in France and just as weak as a Speccy.
The Oric computer was not that popular at all. Its sales were weak, as much as those of the speccy.

The most loved 8 bits machine in France was the CPC.
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How about the MO5 or TO7?
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Amstrad CPC have some less-known games which were work of Eric Chahi: Danger Street, Infernal Runner, Le Pacte, Le Sceptre d'Anubis, Profanation, Voyage au Centre de la Terre http://cpcrulez.fr/auteur-eric_chahi.htm
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i should receive in less than 1 week Voyage au centre de la Terre for Amstrad CPC disk.

One more than should pass if it's not modified in IPF
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The Oric computer was not that popular at all. Its sales were weak, as much as those of the speccy.
You mean weak like the CPC in Britain?

Regardless of its popularity compared to certain other marques, the Oric was big enough in France for the development of successors to be moved there after Tangerine called it a day, and the most vibrant Oric community is French.

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The most loved 8 bits machine in France was the CPC.
And on second place?
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You mean weak like the CPC in Britain?
Well the CPC was only 10% of the market in feb 1991 in UK in term of softwares sold.

The CPC reach 1,2 millions of machine here.

The CPC is the most sold 8 bits computer in my Country.

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The oric sold here as much as the zx spectrum, which was not seen as a computer but as a toy (considering the price).

The Oric sold only 120.000 machines in France.

I remember this computer died very quickly. The CPC has buried almost all the other computers : the C64, the MO5, TO7, Zx spectrum, zx81, and so on.
Some of them have been killed in less than 2 years, like the C64, as well as the zx spectrum.

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It's the TO7, sold at 500.000 units only.
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that awesome We're going to have to full game
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Hopefully by the end of 2017
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That's sooo cool
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Amazing! Post up the download link as soon as you get it!
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This one is going to kick aaaaaass so much that everyone is going to be put in orbit around Pluto. That's not an awesome adaptation for the cpc, that's just an awesome adaptation! I bet they will do pinball fantaisies then!
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I'm mostly impressed about the ball physics. A lot of ports have gotten this wrong, even DI's own PSP port. This one looks really spot on. A lot of effort and love has been put in analyzing the original game to be able to replicate its essence.
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