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Is Jim Power possible to port over to the GX4000? I feel like that is a great candidate to be "consolized"


Unfortunately it comes on 2 disc sides and as such cannot be converted using the current DSK -> CPR tools. It would first need cracking down to one 80 track side, and the tool updating to support large disc formats, sorry :(
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Unfortunately it comes on 2 disc sides and as such cannot be converted using the current DSK -> CPR tools. It would first need cracking down to one 80 track side, and the tool updating to support large disc formats, sorry :(


Just had a quick game of this... How had I never heard ofthis game before. Massive sprites and no significant slowdown, colourful and good tune... @Xyphoe how about a long play... coz there is no way I am gonna see beyond the first few screens otherwise... It's hard as nails on the jump mechanic... at least under emulation it seems to be.
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I notice that Super Cauldron isn't on the games list but I'm 99% sure I converted it, did I already upload here?

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Just had a quick game of this... How had I never heard ofthis game before. Massive sprites and no significant slowdown, colourful and good tune... @Xyphoe how about a long play... coz there is no way I am gonna see beyond the first few screens otherwise... It's hard as nails on the jump mechanic... at least under emulation it seems to be.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS6cuTfQmNw

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS6cuTfQmNw
Ooops, One I missed.... sorry ignore me, please move along.

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why would anyone want to. its an un-finished speccy port abomination.
Mainly because it was originally intended for cartridge.. I've only played it once on my 6128 Plus (via the Gotek)..
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I notice that Super Cauldron isn't on the games list but I'm 99% sure I converted it, did I already upload here?


I'll have a look, i'm updating the page at the moment.


Are you sure you converted it for GX4000 and not CPC Plus ? (this page is for GX4000 exclusively).


EDIT : Yes that was that. http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/operation-thunderbolt-crosshairs-(-laser-sights-)/msg158129/#msg158129


 The file was only for 464+/6128+. As far as i know, nobody is doing the same page for non GX4000 game, so you'll have to start a new one by yourself if you want it.


I downloaded the other day, there’s a few missing. I thought someone had already converted Dragon Attack, and a few others, but couldn’t find them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


I can miss some, but most probably it's what i describe above.
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The file was only for 464+/6128+. As far as i know, nobody is doing the same page for non GX4000 game, so you'll have to start a new one by yourself if you want it.
Ah, that would be why - I'll take a look and see if I can do anything about that!

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All updated (at least !!!)

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Hi dudes,

I acquired a C4CPC some years ago but never really took time to capitalize on its capabilities, just launching official games and some homebrews. And then I recently discover your project, the Converted GX4000 Software page on CPCWiki and this topic. My life will never be the same now  :D

I'm so impressed. What you make since 4 years is just breathtaking! GX4000 is considered for a lot of gamers as the worst console system ever released. To be honest, its understandable. Only 27 games on a 8-bit system released at the same time as the Megadrive in Europe. Difficult to compare Burnin' Rubber on GX4000 with Out Run on Megadrive. But with the C4CPC cartridge and all your effort, you gave a second life to this cute machine. From a horrible system launched far too late and hated by the world of gaming, the GX4000 can now become the simplest and most comfortable solution for (re)discovering CPC games  8)

It took me a lot of evenings to dissect the 99 pages of this topic but it was exciting to read your exchanges, to discover the details of all the conversions that you realized, the pitfalls crossed, the failures before the successes met thanks to your perseverance. These are not a few dozen but hundreds of the best CPC games that are now available to players with a simple game system. Awesome!

I'll take a look at the topic available to create your own conversions but please, do not demotivate! So many other great games are waiting to be played on our cute GX4000! Once again, I'm so impressed. Congratulations!  :-*

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@iXien

Nice post.  :D

It's always nice to hear that people are enjoying their GX4000's.  ;)

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That's just amazing. I'm like a child  :D  I have a 6128 always connected to listen and compose music, play homebrew games, show demos. But play all our prefered games with just a pad in hands on GX4000 on a big screen is a totally different experience. Northstar, Rampart, Sly Spy Secret Agent, Rick Dangerous I & II, Renegade (with your new game system), Beyond The Ice Palace, and so much more unforgettable games. And it's so nice to discover enhancements like new splashscreens or ingame colors!
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About that, versions including unlimited lives for Cybernoid I and II would be nice as I'm not the player of past days anymore and cheat codes YXES / ORGY can't be entered without keyboard  8)

@iXien

The cheats modes for both Cybernoid and Cybernoid II can be entered and activated with the Joypad.  ;)

I made sure that I added this option when I converted the games.

Redefine to Joypad 1, Left, Right, Up, Fire = Activate Cheat. 

This info is giving on the converted gx4000 page.  ;D

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The cheats modes for both Cybernoid and Cybernoid II can be entered and activated with the Joypad.  ;)
Damned, you saw that before I delete it from my post  ;D ;D ;D  You're right, I went to the details on the CPR list and saw that you managed to maintain the access to cheat code using a clever alternative. Well done and thank you.


That has nothing to do but It seems that everybody experiment difficulties trying to convert Prince of Persia, one of the best CPC games in my opinion. What is the problem?
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Anyone fancy making Split Personalities GX4000/Plus compatible? It’s one of my favourite games and I’d love to be able to play it on my 6128 Plus!

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@iXien soon a GX-4000 section for http://homebrew.amstradtoday.com/index_uk.htm ? there are few homebrews dedicated to the console now, and the list will continue to grow....  :)

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Hi dudes,

I acquired a C4CPC some years ago but never really took time to capitalize on its capabilities, just launching official games and some homebrews. And then I recently discover your project, the Converted GX4000 Software page on CPCWiki and this topic. My life will never be the same now  :D

I'm so impressed. What you make since 4 years is just breathtaking! GX4000 is considered for a lot of gamers as the worst console system ever released. To be honest, its understandable. Only 27 games on a 8-bit system released at the same time as the Megadrive in Europe. Difficult to compare Burnin' Rubber on GX4000 with Out Run on Megadrive. But with the C4CPC cartridge and all your effort, you gave a second life to this cute machine. From a horrible system launched far too late and hated by the world of gaming, the GX4000 can now become the simplest and most comfortable solution for (re)discovering CPC games  8)

It took me a lot of evenings to dissect the 99 pages of this topic but it was exciting to read your exchanges, to discover the details of all the conversions that you realized, the pitfalls crossed, the failures before the successes met thanks to your perseverance. These are not a few dozen but hundreds of the best CPC games that are now available to players with a simple game system. Awesome!

I'll take a look at the topic available to create your own conversions but please, do not demotivate! So many other great games are waiting to be played on our cute GX4000! Once again, I'm so impressed. Congratulations!  :-*


That was a beautiful post; and indeed it highlights the value of all this huge effort!

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@norecess The aim goal of this website is to offer complete cover including instruction manual to homebrew games to print and insert in 3' jewel cases. Not really compatible with cartridges  ;D

But it could be a good idea for a new file that would present GX4000 versions of games reviewed in my website.
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That has nothing to do but It seems that everybody experiment difficulties trying to convert Prince of Persia, one of the best CPC games in my opinion. What is the problem?


Is POP a 64K game ? If it's a 128K game, then it's not for GX4000 ;)

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Is POP a 64K game ? If it's a 128K game, then it's not for GX4000 ;)
If the extra 64K are only here to store data, it should be not a problem to use ROM instead.
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If the extra 64K are only here to store data, it should be not a problem to use ROM instead.


Yeah, my sentence is wrong...


I'll say "it's at least out of the scope of the people doing active work on this project"...

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Is POP a 64K game ? If it's a 128K game, then it's not for GX4000 ;)


Yes, 64K game, tested on Caprice32 and WinAPE. I'm discovering DSK to CPR conversions using NoCard tool but with no success concerning Prince of Persia (conversion of but blackscreen at launch). Maybe something I don't master  :( . Can you give a try?
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Yeah, my sentence is wrong... I'll say "it's at least out of the scope of the people doing active work on this project"...
OK. May be a day it will be possible by dumping the 128K RAM banks and using the ROM instead with few patches? (no multi-load sure)
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Yes, 64K game, tested on Caprice32 and WinAPE. I'm discovering DSK to CPR conversions using NoCard tool but with no success concerning Prince of Persia (conversion of but blackscreen at launch). Maybe something I don't master  :( . Can you give a try?




Can you post the .cpr file? 

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Can you post the .cpr file?


Here it is  ;)
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