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Title: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Xifos on 22:17, 20 May 18
Hi everyone !
Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is finally released !
We (me and Targhan) hope you will enjoy it !
 :)
I won't change it anymore (unless an important bug is found), so please no more wishlist ! ;)
Now you have 4 continues, the good ending, the pause button and of course great music and sound !(and some others details)
I took some ideas from the other topic, but not all of them. Please not get upset if i did not listen to all of your requests, ok ?
Have fun !
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 22:34, 20 May 18
Looking forward to playing this, guys!
Waited patiently until the final release so here we go!  :)
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: ukmarkh on 22:43, 20 May 18
Thank you so much! I will download and play tonight...

Legend!


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Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Phantomz on 23:08, 20 May 18
Hi everyone !
Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is finally released !
We (me and Targhan) hope you will enjoy it !
 :)
I won't change it anymore (unless an important bug is found), so please no more wishlist ! ;)
Now you have 4 continues, the good ending, the pause button and of course great music and sound !(and some others details)
I took some ideas from the other topic, but not all of them. Please not get upset if i did not listen to all of your requests, ok ?
Have fun !

@Xifos (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=186) , @Targhan (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=110)

Thanks so much for this guys, great work.  8)
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: roudoudou on 23:34, 20 May 18
That's a great achievement Xifos, well done!
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Maniac on 00:02, 21 May 18
This is amazing stuff! The revised music really adds to quality feel throughout!

Fantastic!
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: DanyPPC on 08:54, 21 May 18
Thank you very much Xifos, we are all grateful to you !
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: GOB on 15:35, 21 May 18
Well done, Nice work !!!
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Carnivius on 16:09, 21 May 18
Not a fan of the original arcade game but this looks really well done for fans of it on the GX4000/Plus. Nice job
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Kris on 18:53, 21 May 18
Very good job, congratulations !!
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: DanyPPC on 18:59, 21 May 18
Excuse me, I forgot to also compliment Targhan for the wonderful remix of the original arcade soundtrack. Good job guys !
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: tjohnson on 23:01, 21 May 18
Great job Xifos and Targhan for your music, I've just got to work out a way of getting this onto a ROM so I can try it on real hardware.  Thanks for all your hardwork and effort in creating this for us.  Trevor
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Ast on 23:04, 21 May 18
Hi everyone !
Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is finally released !
We (me and Targhan) hope you will enjoy it !
 :)
I won't change it anymore (unless an important bug is found), so please no more wishlist ! ;)
Now you have 4 continues, the good ending, the pause button and of course great music and sound !(and some others details)
I took some ideas from the other topic, but not all of them. Please not get upset if i did not listen to all of your requests, ok ?
Have fun !

@Xifos (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=186) : Really fun to play
@Targhan (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=110) : Great tune convert as Always… I love it!
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: andycadley on 00:19, 22 May 18

The original release was fantastic but you've surpassed even that with the final version. A truly fantastic showcase for what can be done and easily one of the top GX titles. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.  :)


I still can't get anywhere in it though!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Targhan on 00:34, 22 May 18
Thanks all! It's been pleasure working on these songs. They were actually not easy to convert, the harmonies are not that obvious, and the midi files of the songs I could find on the net were most of times absolute rubbish! So I had to convert the notes by hear from the NES version. Anyway, thanks to Xifos for letting me in his project :).
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: jomicamp on 02:46, 23 May 18
I just checked it in my 6128 plus and it is awesome. Thank you and congratulations for the great job!!
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Sacrosanct on 14:32, 23 May 18
The limited range of the weapon when multiple projectiles are fired is a deal breaker for me, I can't imagine why you'd implement such a feature, as you called it, but great work nonetheless.
So I take it this is a different version to Stab1loboss' 6128 Plus version of the game, to be released next year?
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: VincentGR on 15:18, 23 May 18
Guess which is the best 8bit micro nowadays...
At last these years quality software!!!
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: xenon on 21:25, 23 May 18
Hi everyone !
Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is finally released !
We (me and Targhan) hope you will enjoy it !
 :)
I won't change it anymore (unless an important bug is found), so please no more wishlist ! ;)
Now you have 4 continues, the good ending, the pause button and of course great music and sound !(and some others details)
I took some ideas from the other topic, but not all of them. Please not get upset if i did not listen to all of your requests, ok ?
Have fun !
You're great! :D Thanks very very very much!!!  :) :) :)
Regards,
Salva
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: CraigsBar on 22:02, 23 May 18
I am really really sorry, but am I allowed to say I prefered the original music from the Alpha Release.


this one is an awesome implementation of the tune, but I find it a little too dominant during gameplay.


But other than that really minor niggle, AWESOME job guys this is an amazing production

Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: JayBlood on 00:54, 24 May 18
Awesome! My favorite game in arcade. Great convertion. Thanxx! ;)
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 11:10, 24 May 18

Incoming cartridge versión ?  :o
(https://scontent.fmad3-6.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33110833_2105095736393963_1639724943455289344_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeF_ZZ8kMBvItVpbzGyGj6pkmZpO2BvoCjRnZhICMHBOVe2U1lKNd714q-B_YLY7C9Z4k5a8qZG1DtfXZDgzsxtjnlRyeJ1PZYKPEe6Ewfqg3g&oh=24d9226ae9bd834f7554c6e69a4ed920&oe=5B7B1229)
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Golem13 on 17:21, 24 May 18
Congratulations for the release !  ;)

Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 22:52, 26 May 18
hahaha, like a boss!  :D
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: amijim on 08:24, 31 May 18
Outstanding job.Maybe the best GnG in 8 bit.Both Xifos and Targhan win summer vacation in Greece for you and your families.Message me to collect.
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Targhan on 10:24, 31 May 18
Quote
Outstanding job.Maybe the best GnG in 8 bit.Both Xifos and Targhan win summer vacation in Greece for you and your families.Message me to collect.


Thanks! An interesting prize, watch out, we may knock at your door next year :) .
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: amijim on 14:54, 31 May 18
My offer is valid for any year as a tribute and sincere thank you to your work which is excellent .I am sending you a pm.
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Xyphoe on 00:27, 01 June 18
Fantastic!! I've played it all the way through to the end... THANK YOU XIFOS (and Targhan) for all your hard work, and for listening to and implementing feedback - it is hugely appreciated!!!
I've put it on the GX4000 website for you - http://gx4000.co.uk/main/ghostsn-goblins-receives-a-spectacular-remake-for-the-amstrad-gx4000/ (http://gx4000.co.uk/main/ghostsn-goblins-receives-a-spectacular-remake-for-the-amstrad-gx4000/)

Also as a thank you, I've made you some box art for the release .... (sorry for the large size here!)

(http://gx4000.co.uk/main/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/GhostsNGoblinsGX4000_BoxArt.png)

Direct URL to download/save it - http://gx4000.co.uk/main/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/GhostsNGoblinsGX4000_BoxArt.png (http://gx4000.co.uk/main/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/GhostsNGoblinsGX4000_BoxArt.png)

Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Xyphoe on 00:31, 01 June 18
Also also! I'm gonna live stream this and try and beat it tomorrow evening (Friday 1st June) live on my YouTube channel - https://gaming.youtube.com/c/Xyphoe/live
If anyone wants to tune in, then this will be at 9pm (BST - UK time).

(http://gx4000.co.uk/main/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/YouTube-Thumbnail-Ghosts-N-Goblins-GX4000.png)
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Widukind on 12:56, 15 June 18
Well done!
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Post by: CraigsBar on 13:04, 23 June 18
Is anyone planning a physical release for this? I'd love to have an 'real' cart.

Since the c4cpc has proven we don't need no acid chips anymore is there any chance of a physical release in a box with artwork and a 3d printed card shell?

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Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: norecess on 02:27, 22 July 18
Hello,
Just few words to congratulate Xifos and Targhan on this... I started to play it for real (..yeah a bit late, I know..) and I have to say it's really awesome so far !

Thank you !
Title: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: ukmarkh on 12:47, 22 July 18
Hello,
Just few words to congratulate Xifos and Targhan on this... I started to play it for real (..yeah a bit late, I know..) and I have to say it's really awesome so far !

Thank you !

Best GX4000 game without question, and I don’t think anything betters it of its type on the CPC, until these guys do Green Beret


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Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Chinnery on 18:33, 22 July 18

I agree, @xifos and @Targhan (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=110) have really created a bit of a monster! Probably the only game that pushes the GX beyond most of the official games.


Ok, this is where I am going to be a bit silly. For those who cannot play this game as nature intended on true Amstrad hardware, I have 5 cartridges I have knocked up. These work without the Acid chip on unmodified Amstrad GX4000s and Plus machines (thanks to @The Equalizor (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2279) for pointing (or rather pushing!) me in the right direction and @Nilquader (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=261)  for the initial schematic).


All I ask is the price of postage (£1 in the uk). Drop me a PM if you're interested.


Sorry, there are no plastic cases.


** There are all now allocated **
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Targhan on 19:30, 22 July 18
Sorry if my question is dumb, but does this thing allow you to play G'n'G on a CPC old but just plugging it to the extension port??
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Chinnery on 20:25, 22 July 18
Sorry if my question is dumb, but does this thing allow you to play G'n'G on a CPC old but just plugging it to the extension port??
There is no such thing as a dumb question :)
No, this is essentially a "Naked" CPC+ Cartridge. It plugs into the side of a 464/6128+, or the top of a GX4000, just like any other game.
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Targhan on 23:48, 22 July 18
Oh, my bad, I read "ASIC inside" instead of "ACID inside", so I thought the ASIC chip was built-in in the cartridge and allowed a CPC old to use it. Actually, not a bad idea, but I have not idea if it is feasible or not :).
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Sykobee (Briggsy) on 16:41, 23 July 18
£1! I guess they're all gone by now then :(


How does that work without ACID? Not just a simple ROM chip?
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: zeropolis79 on 11:07, 24 July 18
Sorry if my question is dumb, but does this thing allow you to play G'n'G on a CPC old but just plugging it to the extension port??
If you don't understand or misinterprete something, there is no harm in asking as you never know unless you ask.
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: asertus on 17:10, 24 July 18
It is funny nowadays it is easier to build new cartridges than having 3" disks....
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: reidrac on 17:42, 24 July 18
£1! I guess they're all gone by now then :(


How does that work without ACID? Not just a simple ROM chip?

Yes, I was wondering the same. I thought the plus cartridges had protection.
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: gerald on 18:12, 24 July 18
Yes, I was wondering the same. I thought the plus cartridges had protection.
There is one, the ACID chip.
Here the protection is bypassed using a timing hack.
The ASIC is supposed to reset the ACID when serial sequence is not matching the expected one.
I looks like the reset signal goes faster out than reseting the internal sequence so by using a fast enough logic, you can present the ASIC with the wanted serial sequence just by looking at the reset one.

However, it may not work on all CPC as it's the result of setup/hold abuse and these vary with temperature, voltage and manufacturing process.
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Kris on 22:07, 24 July 18
It is funny nowadays it is easier to build new cartridges than having 3" disks....


We just miss an "empty cartridge" 3D file to print ;)
It should be easy to draw starting from the C4CPC case.
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: asertus on 23:52, 24 July 18
@Gerald did one, http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/c4c4c-3d-printed-cartridge/
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Kris on 23:58, 24 July 18
This one is for the C4CPC, I was talking about an original cartridge (without holes for the dip switches, LEDs....)
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: gerald on 18:46, 25 July 18
there : http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/c4c4c-3d-printed-cartridge/msg163189/#msg163189
 ;)
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: asertus on 00:01, 01 August 18
Hi,


I have just received the cartridge by @Chinnery (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2434) , amazing game by @Xifos (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=186) and @Targhan (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=110) really looking great even in Flat TVs... Thanks for that great effort.


And I want also thank and cogratulate @Chinnery (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2434) for the hardware. I suggest all of you contact with someone, like PolyPlay or similar to sell this game, (although this one may have some license issue, I dont know), also other Amstrad games Polyplay has in their catalog in cartridge format. Plus/GX4000 users will be really pleased, I guess.


Now we could order some 3d printed boxes for the cartridge ;)


Great job.
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: Xifos on 10:51, 01 August 18
It's great that people can enjoy ghosts'n goblins on real gx4000 or plus machines.
But, as you said, mainly because of license (but not just for that), i want this game to be totally free and must not be sold.If you pay, it's only for the cost of the cartridge itself.
Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: AxelStone on 14:18, 08 September 18
Impressive work, I really like it! Do you think you can have legal troubles if selling physical copies?

Title: Re: Ghosts'n Goblins GX4000 is out !
Post by: ukmarkh on 14:20, 08 September 18
It's great that people can enjoy ghosts'n goblins on real gx4000 or plus machines.
But, as you said, mainly because of license (but not just for that), i want this game to be totally free and must not be sold.If you pay, it's only for the cost of the cartridge itself.

Best without question on the Plus or GX4000, well done! When can we expect an arcade perfect conversion of Green Beret?


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