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General Category => Emulators => Topic started by: ComSoft6128 on 15:03, 06 December 18

Title: How to write an Amstrad CPC Emulator
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:03, 06 December 18
This interesting document is by Bernd Schmidt who created CPE a CPC emulator for the Amiga.
Probably dates from the mid-nineties:

http://www.irespa.eu/daan/lib/howtoCPCemu.htm (http://www.irespa.eu/daan/lib/howtoCPCemu.htm)

Title: Re: How to write an Amstrad CPC Emulator
Post by: mr_lou on 17:04, 06 December 18
Some day when I have all the free time in the world, I'm gonna write an Amstrad CPC emulator for Blu-ray players, so that you can have an emulator + all games ever made on a single disc for your PlayStation or Xbox One.  8)

It will probably also work on newer standard Blu-ray players. They just have to be fast enough.  :)
(You can connect a PlayStation controller to a Sony Blu-ray player).
Title: Re: How to write an Amstrad CPC Emulator
Post by: LambdaMikel on 17:28, 06 December 18
The article is a good read. I might be more interested in trying to implement a CPC on an FPGA (I now, already exists - but for personal learning).

I wish somebody would write a book "FPGA Retro Computers" - anybody knows of such a book?
(Verilog preferred) I have books that explain how to generate Video and Sound with FPGA etc., but it would be nice to have an "all in one" book about this topic.
Title: Re: How to write an Amstrad CPC Emulator
Post by: asertus on 09:39, 07 December 18
Some day when I have all the free time in the world....


Maybe when that time arrives you need first to write a blueray player emulator to run your CPC emulator....  :D
Title: Re: How to write an Amstrad CPC Emulator
Post by: mr_lou on 13:05, 07 December 18
Maybe when that time arrives you need first to write a blueray player emulator to run your CPC emulator....  :D

Nah, I'm too old school. Always have been, pretty sure I always will be.
I'll probably be using PlayStation 4 in 20 years. I only recently began playing with PlayStation 3, so that says something.

However, the Blu-ray format can be played by many devices already, like various hardware media centers. Doesn't matter if it's from disc or from an ISO file or folder structure even - and doesn't matter if that's from harddisk or USB or SD-card etc etc. The optical disc media will probably disappear, although it'll require the invention of something in the same price range. Otherwise the consumers will turn their backs to it, and it'll fail. This is why the disc still lives today.

But there are signs that Blu-ray won't only be a disc format in the future. Notice the players have always been called "Blu-ray Disc Player". But the new UHD Blu-ray players have omitted the word "disc".