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Old 16 June 2014, 14:23   #1
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Amstrad CPC 464 - 30 years old this month



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Ahhh the Amstrad CPC 464, a great machine that did surprisingly well against the C64 and the ZX Spectrum. And today it's a day of celebration! Well at least if you had an Amstrad, as the old girl is 30 years today.
http://www.indieretronews.com/2014/0...his-month.html
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Old 16 June 2014, 14:51   #2
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and there is new movie "Top 10 Amstrad CPC 464 Games... that you need to own or start with!" [ Show youtube player ]
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Old 16 June 2014, 15:22   #3
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Thanks s2 will add it to my article
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Old 16 June 2014, 15:26   #4
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and featured, thanks !
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Old 16 June 2014, 19:13   #5
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the only good thing Amstrad ever made
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a bit late for the 30th birthday, it was launched April 12th 1984.
http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/index.php?topic=3557.0

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Launched to the press in April
Launched to the public in June

So no not really, it's official launch was June. You might as well say it's birthday was March when it was first manufactured lol
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I had this wave of deja vu when I saw this thread and remembered all the fuss over it in Feb, even Alan Sugar got in on it himself on his twitter. https://twitter.com/Lord_Sugar/statu...83100797734913

Wouldnt mind getting my hands on one of these - http://cpcrulez.fr/hardware-464-CPC_uncovered.htm - shame a bunch of them got binned!


And finally Sugar reckons he could have been Gates or Jobs - http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/city-n...ica-id-3183318

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haha brilliant!
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Had several variants in my old collection (all long gone now). Thought I'd fire up MESS and play a few Amstrad games.

For those in the know it was actually a pretty decent line of home computers. Once games where being made to show off it's true capabilities (instead of straight ZX ports) it was pretty darn good. IMHO.

The GX4000 was well underrated....Burning Rubber was one of the best 8 Bit version out there

For Amstrad fan's....keep it up ......now where's my A1200?
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For those in the know it was actually a pretty decent line of home computers. Once games where being made to show off it's true capabilities (instead of straight ZX ports) it was pretty darn good. IMHO.

The GX4000 was well underrated....Burning Rubber was one of the best 8 Bit version out there

For Amstrad fan's....keep it up ......now where's my A1200?
The GX4000 and plus range were just too late, a shame really. I'm sure they would have been capable of so much more with time.
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by same user Happy 30th Birthday Amstrad CPC 464! [ Show youtube player ]
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They used to have these in Woolworths on display, I so wanted one as a kid but we were too poor

I had to make do with a Charles Babbage Mrk1
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My first computer - CPC464 Colour - Happy Days

Was still using it up to the day I got an A600, probably would have kept using it if it had had it own bloody huge monitor also!
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Amstrad CPC 464 - Celebrating 30 Years (featuring Darran Jones, Larry Bundy Jr, Steve Benway) [ Show youtube player ]
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Nice, I'll make sure to write something up shortly
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I had some good old times with the CPC 464, my friend got one a few years after i got my C64 when we were kids and we used to both play games on each computer.

I always felt superior with the C64 and i'm sure my friend knew the C64 was better to, but would never admit it lol, it was possibly because he only had the green monochrome monitor while i was running the C64 on a large tv in full colour.

But the 464 was still a decent machine and i always liked the look of it in it's black colour and coloured key sets, and i think one of the games i played the most on it was Everyones A Wally, i can still remember the music from it and it possibly came with a real audio tape with the song as well.

Good memories.
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Yes these are superb, bought and repaired one recently and just need to get a colour screen for it, or an external PSU and Scart lead.

So huge I can't find anywhere to store it though!
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