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JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« on: 13:05, 14 August 11 »
JavaCPC Desktop is a brand new Amstrad CPC emulator.
It is based on JEMU (http://sourceforge.net/projects/jemu)
and is an extremely improved release from JavaCPC 6.7.

JavaCPC Desktop is designed to be used on Windows systems only,
but maybe can run also on other systems, but a few features will be missing then.

JavaCPC is no freeware any longer!
It's new license is "Donationware".

What does this mean?
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- JavaCPC and all of it's contents are free, and are allowed to be shared.
- It's available sources are not complete but you are allowed to use them.
- If you register JavaCPC, please also think about a little donation.
  (JavaCPC consumes much time in it's development)
- The only legal downloadplace is: http://sourceforge.net/projects/javacpc/
  or also http://cpc-live.com
- Other people who wants to offer JavaCPC on their own webpages, please contact me


What is new, what can I expect as a JavaCPC 6.7 user?
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JavaCPC Desktop is a completely rewritten emulator, which offers you a big spectrum of apps and tools.
It comes with it's own desktop!

The tools and apps:
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- Integrated Z80 Assembler: Feel free to create your own programs in Z80 Assembler. Compile them directly into the CPC's ram.
- Improved Debugger
- Virtual Keyboard: You cannot find your key you need? Use the virtual Keyboard then.
- Alarm Clock: A simple alarm clock, which reminds you when you have something else to do.
- YM-Control: Record and playback your own YM files.
- Manage DSK (Windows only!): Copy files from your PC on a DSK or vice versa.
- Audio Capture: Record your favourite CPC sound as WAV file.
- TapeDrive: A fully controllable virtual tape drive. Supports CSW, CDT, WAV and MP3
- JavaCPC Paint: Paint your own screens in normal mode or also as Overscan pictures. Convert existing images to CPC format.
  (Supported import-Formats: PCX, TGA, BMP, PNG, GIF, JPG, SNA)
- Mandelbrot: A simple app to paint Mandelbrot fractals directly on the CPC screen.
- Tiled Mapeditor: You can use it to create game maps etc...
- Poke Finder: A simple tool to find PEEKS and POKES to cheat in games.
- Calculator: A scientific calculator which understands string input with brackets etc...
- WebBrowser: A webbrowser
- GameBrowser: Don't waste your time by downloading hundreds of CPC games without checking them! Just load them directly into the emulator and play them.
- Virtual Floppy: A little thingie to see what your virtual disc drive does.
- SubPopRadio: Listen to the best CPC-tunes available in WWW!
- JavaCPC Chat: Chat with other JavaCPC users all over the world. (Experimental)
- Favourites: Add and load your favourite DSK, CDT or SNA files with a few mouseclicks only!
- DSK2CDT: Simple filetransfer to copy files from an existing DSK file on a new CDT file (Windows only!)
- And much more!!!

Further questions?
Feel free to contact me

Download:
Here......
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #1 on: 14:06, 14 August 11 »
JavaCPC Desktop is a completely rewritten emulator, which offers you a big spectrum

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #2 on: 14:29, 14 August 11 »
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... of apps and tools.
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #3 on: 19:57, 14 August 11 »
JavaCPC Desktop is a completely rewritten emulator, which offers you a big spectrum ... of apps and tools.
En français, ça donne :
JavaCPC Desktop est un émulateur complètement réécrit, qui vous offre un large spectre... d'applications et d'outils.
Ca n'a rien avoir avec l'ordinateur Spectrum !

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #4 on: 20:17, 14 August 11 »
En français, ça donne :
JavaCPC Desktop est un émulateur complètement réécrit, qui vous offre un large spectre... d'applications et d'outils.
Ca n'a rien avoir avec l'ordinateur Spectrum !

Yeah, i know, that was just a little joke  :D

The beginning of the sentence was so that it was like the rewritting of the emulator was so important that it is now a Spectrum Emulator  :laugh:

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #5 on: 20:26, 14 August 11 »
Sure, I also could emulate the Spectrum (JavaCPC is based on JEMU, which emulates several 8 bit systems)...

But I don't want to ;)
Executioner is doing a great work with JEMU and I don't want to steal his "complete emulation core" to emulate the other models, too...
(I already have stolen his CPC emulation :D )

Good, that he cannot read, what I'm writing... *hiding now...*
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #6 on: 11:07, 15 August 11 »
You could add it as an easter egg somehow ;)

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #7 on: 14:58, 16 August 11 »
Interesting are the stats for my new release:
Mostly downloaded by French users... (30%)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/javacpc/files/JavaCPC%20Desktop/JavaCPC_Desktop_1.0.release.zip/stats/map
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #8 on: 15:54, 16 August 11 »
I guess it must have been sleeping when I downloaded it.  :laugh:
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #9 on: 16:35, 16 August 11 »
Well this is pretty cool.  Gonna have a play about a bit more later but at moment I'm having a quick go at the paint program.  Nice work.
Favorite CPC games: SwitchBlade, Stryker in the Crypts of Trogan, Turrican II, UN Squadron, Oh Mummy

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #10 on: 16:57, 16 August 11 »
Thankyou :)

Aunt Edit:
Paint can fail when:
- You don't use the standard ROMs
- You use expansion ROMs
- You first opened Overscan Paint and then you open Normal Paint... (Dunno why here is a glitch)
Best: Setup CPC 6128 default ROMs and restart JavaCPC when you want to change the format...
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #11 on: 17:11, 16 August 11 »
I donated 3 euros (I know it ain't much but I'm unemployed).   What's weird is that while Paypal showed the correct 'postal address' after I donated, the Paypal receipt that got emailed to me shows an address I haven't lived at in TEN frickin' yeeeears.  I can't find this in my Paypal account settings at all and come to think of it I didn't even have Paypal back then.  I was tediously writing & posting cheques for another couple of years.  Trying to search through all of Paypal at moment looking for an explanation. 
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #12 on: 17:17, 16 August 11 »
:) Thank you!
(I'm unemployed, too, and I know how hard it is...)
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #13 on: 17:42, 16 August 11 »
Short info:
New key-combi is available, when a DSK is in drive 0:
Instead of CTRL + small enter key:
ALT + small enter key (Who don't have a small enter key, use "End" key, both work here) = Boot DSK in DF0 ;)
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #14 on: 16:25, 17 August 11 »
JavaCPC 1.0c is an additional update.
You can install it from JavaCPC's menu: "Help -> Check for updates".
What's new?
- Java Joystick library added. Should work with your gamepad now.
When done, it asks you for the 2 fire-buttons.
Press them on your joypad in order.
To reset this settings, use menu: "Settings -> Reset Joystickbuttons"

It's important that you have the joystick translation enabled and that you don't use the "Alternative Joystick control".... (This is set properly by default!)

Edit: When the update fails (JavaCPC cannot copy the required libraries), make sure you run JavaCPC.exe with admin privilegues...
After all libraries have been copied, you can restart it later without admin rights!
(Win-7 has strange ways sometimes to give the proper fileaccess-rights)
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #15 on: 16:49, 17 August 11 »
Working absolutely fine for me on Windows 7 using a PS3 sixaxis joypad.  Have been playing Switchblade and Stryker & The Crypts of Trogan for the past 20 mins testing it out.
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #16 on: 21:05, 17 August 11 »
Hello,
the update installs correctly but when i launch JavaCPC it stops abnormaly (just after the "hammer" logo).
I'm under Win7.
If i rename JavaCPC.jar.-656364981.bak to JavaCPC.jar it runs again (but with the old 1.0 version of course)

Any ideas ?

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #17 on: 21:41, 17 August 11 »
Yes we encountered that problem, too...
It happened, when no suitable controller is connected....
I updated JavaCPC so just check for updates again ;)

If JavaCPC does not startup, try this:
- Double click "Update.jar"
- If this does not help, put a .bat file in same folder. Content:
   java -jar Update.jar
- If THIS still does not help, send me a PM for a direct download link ;)

(Sometimes a System.exit(0); is not the best solution)  :-\
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #18 on: 22:29, 17 August 11 »
Yes we encountered that problem, too...
It happened, when no suitable controller is connected....
I updated JavaCPC so just check for updates again ;)

If JavaCPC does not startup, try this:
- Double click "Update.jar"
- If this does not help, put a .bat file in same folder. Content:
   java -jar Update.jar
- If THIS still does not help, send me a PM for a direct download link ;)

(Sometimes a System.exit(0); is not the best solution)  :-\

Well done Devilmarkus  ;)
It works fine with the new 1.0c "update.jar" file.
Thx a lot.

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #19 on: 22:38, 17 August 11 »
Here's a short video I just captured... Dunno if you are able to see that I used a gamepad here...
I am also not the best Zynaps-player ;)
http://cpc-live.com/gamepadtest/
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #20 on: 23:34, 17 August 11 »
Heh, I still keep playing about with the paint program and importing my CPC-style graphics such as my Cosmic Prison Commando stuff into it just to see it working :P
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #21 on: 23:40, 17 August 11 »
Scre(a)mshots please ;)
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #22 on: 23:51, 17 August 11 »
Ok if you want.  Made it a link rather than post image directly cos it's large.
http://carnivac.co.uk/temp/javacpc01.png
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop 1.0 official release
« Reply #23 on: 12:07, 18 August 11 »
Now, this looks amazing ;)
I really want this game for CPC ;)
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« Reply #24 on: 12:36, 18 August 11 »
You could add it as an easter egg somehow ;)

I could add a C64 emulator as rotten egg ;)
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