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Offline kawickboy

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New CPC+/GX demo: Shadow of the Beast
« on: 10:03, 13 November 17 »
Sorry if ever it has been published elsewhere but enjoy this new Logon product:



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Re: New CPC+/GX demo: Shadow of the Beast
« Reply #1 on: 12:35, 13 November 17 »
This is amazing! I always said that I would really love to have a proper Shadow of the Beast for the Plus and this demo is the closest thing I have seen to the original one in our machines  :D

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Re: New CPC+/GX demo: Shadow of the Beast
« Reply #2 on: 14:59, 13 November 17 »
This is a pleasure to watch. Thank you for sharing it.  :)

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Re: New CPC+/GX demo: Shadow of the Beast
« Reply #3 on: 17:00, 13 November 17 »
Oh fuck yeah. How many layers is that?

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Re: New CPC+/GX demo: Shadow of the Beast
« Reply #4 on: 22:30, 13 November 17 »
Just got my 6128+ out of the cupboard, turned it on and whooooooooow.



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Re: New CPC+/GX demo: Shadow of the Beast
« Reply #5 on: 23:03, 13 November 17 »
Wow, just watched this on a GX4000...Very impressive to only require 64k  ;)

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Re: New CPC+/GX demo: Shadow of the Beast
« Reply #6 on: 21:36, 14 November 17 »
this is the power of a 512KB cartridge!

mind you - 368KB of it are full of sample data for playback.. :o
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Re: New CPC+/GX demo: Shadow of the Beast
« Reply #7 on: 13:07, 15 November 17 »
this is the power of a 512KB cartridge!

mind you - 368KB of it are full of sample data for playback.. :o


Really! Wow.


TBH I'm now hoping that someone can break the 512KB cartridge limit so we can have 4MB or higher carts.

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Re: New CPC+/GX demo: Shadow of the Beast
« Reply #8 on: 13:35, 15 November 17 »

Really! Wow.


TBH I'm now hoping that someone can break the 512KB cartridge limit so we can have 4MB or higher carts.


no way as ROM (only 5 bits register for 32 ROM)


but there is already mass-storage almost unlimited like Albireo, very fast with gigabyte capacity (for CPC and CPC+)


ps: you can already have 4M ROM on CPC and 2M ROM on CPC+ with a romboard (yes, the CPC+ cannot handle as many ROM as the CPC first generation)
use RASM, the best assembler ever made :p

repeat
call code
call sleep
call eat
until alive==1

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Re: New CPC+/GX demo: Shadow of the Beast
« Reply #9 on: 14:20, 15 November 17 »
Well, it's always possible with some hacks. The C4CPC actually somewhat manages this as it can switch between different 512K banks.


This was actually not uncommon on other cartridge based platforms, where the bank switching logic was not part of the base machine, but left to the cartridge itself. NES cartridges are known to exploit this in lots of creative ways (not just adding extra space, but also custom interrupt controllers and whatnot). But I don't see an impossible challenge in making a larger cart. However, direct SD card storage as with Albireo + a 1MB or 512K RAM expansion is a simpler solution for developers, so why not go with that?