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Old 23 October 2001, 23:34   #1
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Big grin CPC Thread !!!

Ok, here it is, as Akira wished First I had a bad fight in searching for my box with my CPC Originals but finally I found them I couldnīt resist to make a scan of the Salamander Cover Art, have fun ...... oh btw. I have 2 CPC 464 : first one is a CPC464 with 128KB RAM, Trackball, Color Monitor, 1 x 3" FDD DDI-1, 1 x 5 1/4" FDD No-Name .... second is a CPC464 with 512KB Vortex RAM, Color Monitor, 1 x 3" FDD DDI-1, 1 x Vortex 5 1/4" FDD oh and I got a original black colored Amstrad Printer, but I never used it maybe Iīll try tomorrow


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Old 23 October 2001, 23:53   #2
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Well, all I have is a green GT 65 monitor, a CPC464 broken board and 50+ original tapes.

CPC version of Salamander was too hard and slow

My favourite game: La Abadia del Crimen


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Old 23 October 2001, 23:58   #3
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CPC version of Salamander was too hard and slow
Slow ?? Itīs definitely not slower than the C64 or any other Version, ok it got less colors I admit, but it was a kewl game anyway btw. I never tested La Abadia del Crimen, maybe Iīll do now
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Old 24 October 2001, 00:13   #4
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When I played it more than ten years ago was slow as hell (that's what I remember) and after playing MSX version,....

La Abadia del Crimen is based in the book from Umberto Ecco 'The Name of the Rose' and you'll need spanish knowledge and a lot of patience
 
Old 24 October 2001, 04:07   #5
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When Uukrul says "A lot of patience" he actually means "A LOOOOOTTTT of patience"

The CPC version looks better than the MSX version

Now I also wanna see shots of Salamander for the CPC (I STILL have to get a CPC emu.. I think I''ll do it as soon as I finish reading the new posts here)
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Old 24 October 2001, 04:47   #6
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It looks A LOOOOOTTTT better

I posted a screenshot of Salamander in the other cpc thread. And if you want the best cpc emu try Caprice32 v1.10 (newer versions are crappy, specially W95 version)
 
Old 24 October 2001, 08:02   #7
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Hm, my fav CPC Emu is indeed WINAPE32 .... dunno why but itīs really fast and compatible
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Old 24 October 2001, 08:10   #8
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I've downloaded Caprice32 V1.10 and 3.00 (I had a voice telling me I should get 1.10, because 3.00 should be crap.. and it seems like I was right ), and No$CPC (Because I like a lot those NO$ emulators, and the CPC one was the 1st one he started working, and he have been working on it since 1995, so it HAS to be good)
I'll get Winape32 too...

I also downloaded lots of games, still have to test them and the emulators..

Do u guys recommend me any CPC games? (Mainly CPC ONLY games? )
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Old 24 October 2001, 08:28   #9
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Well, not really a CPC-ONLY game, but a game that looks best on CPC (compared to C64 Version) is GRYZOR which is one of my favs .... and hereīs a list of other good games I love playing on my CPC

- Monty on the Run
- Tai-Pan
- Carrier Command (cause of this game I bought an Amiga that days )
- Wild Bunch (kinda Carmen-Sandiego-Style in Wild West )
- Prohibition (bang peng kawoom )
- Jack the Nipper
- Star Raiders II
- Booty (I LOVE this one )
- Nemesis the Warlock (blood gore )
- Country Cottages
- Hanse
- Starglider

Well, there are more, but thats enough to begin with I think
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I had already downloaded Jack the Nipper, as I rather liked the MSX/Spectrum version of this game (Although the sequel sucks)
And of course, I already downloade every Monty game I could find too

Tai-Pan got some good reviews in MSX magazines (and it was probably a Spectrum port, I can't remember), but for some reason I never got that game. Now it's time


I've just seen the screenshots of Nemesis & Salamander in the 8-bits SOB thread, and I must admit I was rather dissapointed. I thought the CPC was closer to the MSX than the C64 when talking about graphics.

But I haven't seen it moving yet, and gfx doens't matter, so

8 bits enough !

Oh yeah, I nearly forgot, thx Retroman, for that list
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Old 24 October 2001, 09:14   #11
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I'd check these out too

Renegade
Gryzor (again, yes, but it was terrific)
Bruce Lee (!)
BombJack (nice port)
Yie Ar Kung Fu
Prohibition (iirc - the game where you had to move a crosshair through a town and shoot gangsters. There also was a similar game, set in space)
Wonderboy
SabreWulf!
and some isometric game with a guy changing into a werewolf

Now that I come to think of it, I mainly played arcade ports at the time... (also: Green Beret)
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Re: I'd check these out too

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Yie Ar Kung Fu
Wonderboy
Damn, how could I forget these two Yie Ar Kung Fu on CPC was the best version IMHO and Wonderboy also rox on CPC
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Old 24 October 2001, 18:20   #13
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My faves

Target Renegade (CPC version is awesome!)
Nebulus
Batman the Movie
Wec Le Mans
Buggy Boy
Army Moves
Navy Moves
Robocop
Batman & Head Over Hells
Profanation
Phantomas 2
Marauder
Dragon Ninja
Gryzor
Chase HQ
Dragon's Lair 2 (fantastic music)
Ghost'n Goblins
Ghouls'n Ghosts
Frost Byte
Savage
Sanchez Vicario Tenis
Ikari Warriors
Match Day II
Turrican
Karnov
War in Middle Earth (a lot better than 16 bits versions)
 
Old 24 October 2001, 18:50   #14
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Another list of favourite CPC games

Well thats now an empty list.

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Old 24 October 2001, 19:32   #15
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Can you please filter these lists and post only CPC-ONLY games? This was a shame with teh CPC IMO, it got very few EXCLUSIVE games.

I remember one where you were kind of a bouncy ball and you had to finish the level, kind of a puzzler.. what's its name? GREAT game! By Loriciel methinks. It had a sequel too.
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Old 24 October 2001, 20:07   #16
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Most 8 bits games from french companies (Loriciels, Infogrames, Ere, Microids) were CPC exclusive.

That Loriciel game is Bumpy and the sequel Bumpy's Arcade Fantasy (there is an Amiga version of this sequel , so if you're interested I'll upload it)


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Old 24 October 2001, 22:18   #17
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Yeah bumpy! didnt know there was an Amiga version but I bet the CPC original is much better

I dont remember well but I think i didnt like Arcade Fantasy as much as the original. Have to try again
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Can you please filter these lists and post only CPC-ONLY games?
That's a bit hard, seeing as I can't think of a single CPC-only game.
 
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Ok, AFAIK this is a CPC-only games :

DOOMSDAY BLUES

prove me wrong
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Old 25 October 2001, 01:13   #20
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Yes, this is an Ere game and btw it has very bad graphics.

Only spanish companies, Ocean, Hewson and a few others did great graphics for the CPC. Mode 0 well used gives perfect graphics but lazy programmers only did crappy spectrum conversions
 
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