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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #25 on: 21:08, 05 February 14 »
An RSS feed would be nice but it's static pages...

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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #26 on: 10:07, 06 February 14 »
You will discover directly on the website the new reviews. I will not add several reviews at the same time occasionally. I think it is more interesting to add regularly one or two reviews at a time.
   Thus, there will be regular novelty, you will not have to wait for months between big updates.

   I am currently working on the next addition.  ;)
 

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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #27 on: 21:24, 06 February 14 »
@iXien: I don't know if the flag provides information about the language of the game or the origin of the game. In case the latter one is the case then you can change the flag to the one of the Switzerland. Because Flynn is from Swiss.  :)
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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #28 on: 21:34, 06 February 14 »
Of course flags are for the language(s) of the game. For exemple, "Groops!" doesn't come from 4 countries  8) ! But it's true that some games are made by people from different countries. I think that it is not really interesting for users, I prefer indicate the languages  :)
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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #29 on: 21:49, 06 February 14 »
Nice website so far...

In one case I wondered:

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A website dedicated to a 25 years old computer but testing recent games? Games tested in sheets? A collection of covers to print? No tapes, disks only? Only 3" disks?

Isn't it the 30th birthday for the CPC this year?  :laugh:
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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #30 on: 22:00, 06 February 14 »
Hey, but in what year are we ? 2014 ? Nobody ever tells me anything!  :P

You're true, I will change that !

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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #31 on: 22:01, 06 February 14 »
Good morning ;)
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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #32 on: 21:32, 16 February 14 »
 Hi,
 
The first update of the website is here with a new game! It took more time than I thought because of many adjustments.
 
You will find a new homepage that will now give life to the website. You will find a weekly suggestion of game to discover or rediscover in titles already reviewed. I will also add a new game sheet weekly . Rythm will be regular, thus means that I will not post more on the forum about this weekly rendezvous because I think it unnecessarily trolls the topic, unless it is to inform or discuss a particular event.
 
For this first update, although I prefer of course to highlight lesser known titles, I decided to choose a title that I think everyone knows and like  8)
 
Homebrew.AT
 

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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #33 on: 21:37, 16 February 14 »
Nice update! Thanks!  :)
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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #35 on: 10:13, 17 February 14 »
Hello McKlain,

you know, I have many many games to review before adding sheets for 2013/2014 games and I reviewed Super Edge Grinder (2012) only because of Edge Grinder (2011)  ;)

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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #36 on: 10:16, 17 February 14 »
I'll be waiting anyways  ;D

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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #37 on: 10:55, 17 February 14 »
As you are here,

do you know if it is possible to find the visual of "La Guerra de Gamber" in biggest size and without GG and ESP Soft logos to create a future cover for Homebrew.AT ?  :)

And are you planning to translate this game in English ("Gamber's War" should be very nice  8) ) ?

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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #38 on: 11:09, 17 February 14 »
As for the first question, I'll ask the creator for a cover without logos, as for the second one, there are no plans to do a translation. Spanish language shouldn't be a problem either for this game, as it's just a platformer/shooter.

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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #39 on: 11:32, 17 February 14 »
Many thanks for your answers. I'll wait for news from you. Don't hesitate in contacting me on PM about the cover  ;)

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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #40 on: 12:17, 17 February 14 »
Spanish language shouldn't be a problem either for this game, as it's just a platformer/shooter.
I would like to said the opposite too.
As I understand that an adventure game was in spanish, because there is many text and that can be difficult to be translated... It's easy to use the english for some words that can be understood by everyone on an arcade game.  :-*
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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #41 on: 12:21, 17 February 14 »
I would like to said the opposite too.
As I understand that an adventure game was in spanish, because there is many text and that can be difficult to be translated... It's easy to use the english for some words that can be understood by everyone on an arcade game.  :-*


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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #42 on: 02:36, 17 March 14 »
Any CDT or Wav files?  :'(
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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #43 on: 10:41, 17 March 14 »
For "La Guerra de Gamber", you mean?

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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #44 on: 11:35, 17 March 14 »
 :-X

No for all of the homebrew games
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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #45 on: 11:44, 17 March 14 »
I see... I haven't noticed that you can download the games straight from the website. But many of those games have a dedicated page with downloads for the disk image, tape, instructions, covers... there should be a link to those pages in every game review.

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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #46 on: 11:45, 17 March 14 »
You can already buy homebrew games in Tape format or download them from cpc-power.
As I understand, he made custom floppy collections because most of them was only released in tape format.

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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #47 on: 12:18, 17 March 14 »
:-X

No for all of the homebrew games


You can find the CDT version of Dead on Time on the downloads page at Psytronik.  I'm afraid there's no CDT of the 128K version of Star Sabre or Edge Grinder though.  I couldnt possibly wait that long to load a game off tape!  :laugh:

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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #48 on: 12:28, 17 March 14 »
I really like the layout and look of that site.  It somehow manages to look classic retro and modern at same time. 

One thing bugged me a bit in the review of Bubble Bobble 4 CPC. 
"The only regret is the flashing characters, a problem due to the routine used that save RAM to let the game work on 64Kb CPC's, a limitation that I don't understand nowadays. ".  And I'm very grateful cngsoft did as I've been enjoying that game greatly on my real 464 in the past week since I learnt how to get CDT files running on real hardware.  :)

But anyways, nice site. :)

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Re: Birth of a new website : Homebrew.AmstradToday
« Reply #49 on: 13:53, 17 March 14 »
One thing bugged me a bit in the review of Bubble Bobble 4 CPC. 
"The only regret is the flashing characters, a problem due to the routine used that save RAM to let the game work on 64Kb CPC's, a limitation that I don't understand nowadays. ".
Why? It's true. You prefer to not read the reality?
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