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Title: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 19:02, 02 January 22
IT IS NOT TOO LATE! ->  SECOND BATCH ORDER (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/alcon-2020-order-second-batch/)


ALL UPDATES

15-01-2022 : PRE-ORDER CLOSED
22-02-2022 : WIP / WAITING LIST OPENED
22-03-2022 : CARTRIDES SHELLS ORDERED
28-04-2022 : CARTRIGES SHELLS RECEIVED
01-05-2022 : THE ASSEMBLING HAS STARTED
16-05-2022 : THE SHIPPING HAS STARTED
21-05-2022 : FIRST SHIPMENTS RECEIVED
24-05-2022 : SECOND BATCH ORDER (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/alcon-2020-order-second-batch/)

WORK IN PROGRESS

GAME DEV: 100%
GAME MANUAL: 100%
CARTRIDGE PCB: 100%
GAME BOX: 100%
BOX WEDGE: 100%
CARTRIGE LABEL: 100%
CARTRIGE SHELL: 100%

STATUS

SHIPPED: 100%
RECEIVED: 100%

Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: Gryzor on 19:07, 02 January 22
Placed 😊
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: Maniac on 20:12, 02 January 22
Pre-ordered!
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: villain on 21:20, 02 January 22
Sorry... What do I need to use the cartridge on my german 6128?
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: abalore on 21:40, 02 January 22
Quote from: villain on 21:20, 02 January 22
Sorry... What do I need to use the cartridge on my german 6128?
Hello! You need the existing Plus2CPC adapter https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/plus2cpc-plus-cartridge-slot-for-the-cpc/, or the upcoming Play2CPC adapter with new features https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/play2cpc-plus2cpc-ii-extra-sound-channels-and-rewritable-cartridges/
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: slugman on 21:43, 02 January 22
Pre-order placed :-)    is it also possible to order a Plus2CPC adapter with the game ?
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: abalore on 21:56, 02 January 22
Quote from: slugman on 21:43, 02 January 22
Pre-order placed :-)    is it also possible to order a Plus2CPC adapter with the game ?
You can order a Plus2CPC to me, but not bundled with the game in this pre-order. Because the logistics are different for both things (they are shipped from different countries). Later we'll consider to make bundles with the new Play2CPC, but not in this batch.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: eto on 00:44, 04 January 22
AAAAAAnd just sent the email to preorder :-)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: abalore on 01:05, 15 January 22
Dear friends, the pre-order is CLOSED!
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: Gryzor on 18:30, 15 January 22
Well done, looking forward!
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: zhulien on 07:57, 21 January 22
Quote from: abalore on 01:05, 15 January 22
Dear friends, the pre-order is CLOSED!


Wow! that went so quick I missed it - even the website still says Coming Soon!


https://abalore.com/alcon2020.html
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: TotO on 12:48, 21 January 22
The preorder link was on the first post. The game still coming soon. :)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: abalore on 15:22, 16 February 22
We keep moving forward! The cartridge PCBs are manufactured, written and tested!


(https://abalore.com/images/alcon_pcb.jpg)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: respergu on 00:47, 22 February 22
Quote from: TotO on 19:02, 02 January 22
Abalore and I are proud to announce the ALCON 2020 Physical Edition pre-orders!

Please just follow this link (https://abalore.com/alcon-preorder/) to find out more and click on the "pre-order now" button to open a new email in which you can specify the desired quantity as well as the full postal address for the shipment. You can use grouped pre-orders to reduce shipping costs to Europe or Worldwide. You will be asked to pay next. The games will be shipped from France with content insurance.

Thank you for your patience, we're almost there...
Happy 2020 2022 Year!  ;D


- UPDATE 2022/01/15: PRE-ORDER CLOSED


Hello, is there going to be another pre-order ?


Salut!
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: TotO on 17:30, 22 February 22
Quote from: respergu on 00:47, 22 February 22
Hello, is there going to be another pre-order ?
Hello! Not currently, but we can make a waiting list and see what we can offer to the latecomers. :)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: Gryzor on 17:47, 22 February 22
Any ETA? 🙂
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: TotO on 17:55, 22 February 22
Quote from: Gryzor on 17:47, 22 February 22
Any ETA? 🙂
I'm currently writing a little update that I will add on the first post. ;)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: Gryzor on 17:56, 22 February 22
👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER
Post by: TotO on 16:44, 22 March 22
One month ago, the pre-order was closed. 
Some news into the first post update! ;)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: TotO on 18:01, 25 April 22
Sorry for the delay, we are still waiting the cartridges shells. We have expected to ship the game for Easter, now it will be probably next month.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: TotO on 14:01, 28 April 22
The cartrige shells was received today! :)

(https://abalore.com/images/alcon/IMG_6417.JPG) (https://abalore.com/images/alcon/IMG_6419.JPG)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: roudoudou on 14:08, 28 April 22
(https://img.izismile.com/img/img4/20110304/1000/happy_dancing_friday_21.gif)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: zhulien on 20:24, 29 April 22
hopefully the colour of the 3d printed cart with stay somewhat constant over time, my C4CPC case is very yellow only after a couple of years.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: TotO on 21:09, 29 April 22
It shouldn't. At worst, it will looks like your Amstrad Plus! ;)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: abalore on 00:44, 30 April 22
Quote from: zhulien on 20:24, 29 April 22hopefully the colour of the 3d printed cart with stay somewhat constant over time, my C4CPC case is very yellow only after a couple of years.
In fact we wanted yellow but they didn't have ;)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: GUNHED on 02:51, 01 May 22
Well, I would always take the BLUE one.  ;) :) :)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: CMcK on 16:22, 01 May 22
That cart looks great can't wait to receive it.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: TotO on 14:33, 02 May 22
The 15 firsts cartridges!

(https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18857.0;attach=36808)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: Cwiiis on 17:57, 03 May 22
Quote from: TotO on 14:33, 02 May 22The 15 firsts cartridges!

(https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18857.0;attach=36808)

I have one on order, I don't suppose there's any chance of also getting a PlayCity expansion bundled with it? I'm guessing there aren't any on hand and that's fine, but if there were, would be great to buy one and save on postage :)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: TotO on 14:48, 07 May 22
The first post is frequently updated. Stay tuned! :)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: TotO on 15:48, 12 May 22
I don't remember the address to post it!  ;D

Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: eto on 15:50, 12 May 22
I am SOOOO looking forward to it. The arcade joystick is already waiting for it :-)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: asertus on 17:07, 12 May 22
Quote from: Cwiiis on 17:57, 03 May 22I have one on order, I don't suppose there's any chance of also getting a PlayCity expansion bundled with it? I'm guessing there aren't any on hand and that's fine, but if there were, would be great to buy one and save on postage :)
This is really something I would like too...
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: Cwiiis on 17:22, 12 May 22
Quote from: asertus on 17:07, 12 May 22
Quote from: Cwiiis on 17:57, 03 May 22I have one on order, I don't suppose there's any chance of also getting a PlayCity expansion bundled with it? I'm guessing there aren't any on hand and that's fine, but if there were, would be great to buy one and save on postage :)
This is really something I would like too...

I've arranged off this thread to get a PlayCity with my Alcon 2020, don't hesitate to contact TotO :)

Psyched to receive it and also to play Red Sunset with the full sound too!
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 21:34, 12 May 22
Quote from: Cwiiis on 17:22, 12 May 22
Quote from: asertus on 17:07, 12 May 22
Quote from: Cwiiis on 17:57, 03 May 22I have one on order, I don't suppose there's any chance of also getting a PlayCity expansion bundled with it? I'm guessing there aren't any on hand and that's fine, but if there were, would be great to buy one and save on postage :)
This is really something I would like too...

I've arranged off this thread to get a PlayCity with my Alcon 2020, don't hesitate to contact TotO :)

Psyched to receive it and also to play Red Sunset with the full sound too!


Red Sunset does not use playcity hardware 8)


Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: GUNHED on 22:23, 12 May 22
What a pity!
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: Cwiiis on 22:40, 12 May 22
Quote from: XeNoMoRPH on 21:34, 12 May 22
Quote from: Cwiiis on 17:22, 12 May 22
Quote from: asertus on 17:07, 12 May 22
Quote from: Cwiiis on 17:57, 03 May 22I have one on order, I don't suppose there's any chance of also getting a PlayCity expansion bundled with it? I'm guessing there aren't any on hand and that's fine, but if there were, would be great to buy one and save on postage :)
This is really something I would like too...

I've arranged off this thread to get a PlayCity with my Alcon 2020, don't hesitate to contact TotO :)

Psyched to receive it and also to play Red Sunset with the full sound too!


Red Sunset does not use playcity hardware 8)



I must be mixing it up with another game... Oh well, still hyped for it 🙂
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: flibblesan on 03:32, 17 May 22
I'm late to the party. Will any more of these be available to purchase?
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: TotO on 06:14, 17 May 22
Thank you for your interrest. You are now on the waiting list.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: TotO on 20:21, 18 May 22
Hey! Shipping have started since Monday!!! :-*
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: jesusdelmas on 20:41, 18 May 22
Hi @TotO ! I want,to be in the waiting list too :) if its posible

Thanks!!
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: slugman on 22:05, 18 May 22
Hello @TotO  , have you started to ship the Alcon with Play2CPC Bundle? for those who order both. Thanks
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: TotO on 22:21, 18 May 22
Quote from: slugman on 22:05, 18 May 22Hello @TotO  , have you started to ship the Alcon with Play2CPC Bundle? for those who order both. Thanks
Yes, but for international orders first, to allow everybody to receive it more or less at the same time.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: GUNHED on 14:44, 19 May 22
Now ... I'm getting nervous!!!
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: TotO on 15:05, 19 May 22
Quote from: GUNHED on 14:44, 19 May 22Now ... I'm getting nervous!!!
Because you expect that I don't ship from Germany. ;D
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: GUNHED on 15:11, 19 May 22
Quote from: TotO on 15:05, 19 May 22
Quote from: GUNHED on 14:44, 19 May 22Now ... I'm getting nervous!!!
Because you expect that I don't ship from Germany. ;D
Actually up to this day everything shipping between France and Germany worked out just fine (both directions). 
During the last years I had problems with a packet from DE to USA and lot's of trouble with everything-royal-mail.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: TotO on 15:53, 21 May 22
Few peoples have already received the game! :o
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: CMcK on 01:01, 24 May 22
Looking forward to this arriving in England. Then taking another week to make it to Scotland!
I am now thinking I should have ordered a Play2CPC though...
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: TotO on 10:41, 24 May 22
Quote from: CMcK on 01:01, 24 May 22I am now thinking I should have ordered a Play2CPC though...
Your game was sent, so we can't manage to add a Play2CPC now. But it will be available alone soon!
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: TotO on 12:51, 24 May 22
First screen from a lucky guy! :)

(https://i.ibb.co/C1mwtv8/IMG-20220524-101505.jpg)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER + WAITING LIST
Post by: TotO on 18:58, 24 May 22
(https://i.servimg.com/u/f55/18/66/82/40/img_6416.jpg)

For latecomers, the orders are open: https://www.abalore.com (https://www.abalore.com/)  :)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 14:31, 26 May 22
https://youtu.be/wRv13MEESHo
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: GUNHED on 14:58, 26 May 22
Box arrived - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: Mr. DVG on 15:15, 26 May 22
I received the Alcon 2020 cartridge for Amstrad CPC today and it looks really great. Congratulations on the excellent packaging! I only have one question and that is about the functioning of the cartridge on the computers of the classic Amstrad line (CPC464 and CPC6128). Where can I buy the compatible adapter? ::)

P.S. - At this point I also ask if there is a way to buy a PlayCity board, is there someone who produces it?
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 15:28, 26 May 22
Quote from: Mr. DVG on 15:15, 26 May 22I received the Alcon 2020 cartridge for Amstrad CPC today and it looks really great. Congratulations on the excellent packaging! I only have one question and that is about the functioning of the cartridge on the computers of the classic Amstrad line (CPC464 and CPC6128). Where can I buy the compatible adapter? ::)

P.S. - At this point I also ask if there is a way to buy a PlayCity board, is there someone who produces it?


Thank you very much for your kind words. :)

The Play2CPC (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/play2cpc-plus2cpc-ii-extra-sound-channels-and-rewritable-cartridges/) allows to play Alcon 2020 with full audio and save the scores and settings.
No need the PlayCity for the cartridge games with this expansion. It is already embedded!
(https://abalore.com/images/visual03.png)
Just contact Abalore (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/pm/?sa=send;u=2595) or send a request from https://www.abalore.com
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: Mr. DVG on 16:30, 26 May 22
Quote from: TotO on 15:28, 26 May 22
Quote from: Mr. DVG on 15:15, 26 May 22I received the Alcon 2020 cartridge for Amstrad CPC today and it looks really great. Congratulations on the excellent packaging! I only have one question and that is about the functioning of the cartridge on the computers of the classic Amstrad line (CPC464 and CPC6128). Where can I buy the compatible adapter? ::)

P.S. - At this point I also ask if there is a way to buy a PlayCity board, is there someone who produces it?


Thank you very much for your kind words. :)

The Play2CPC (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/play2cpc-plus2cpc-ii-extra-sound-channels-and-rewritable-cartridges/) allows to play Alcon 2020 with full audio and save the scores and settings.
No need the PlayCity for the cartridge games with this expansion. It is already embedded!
(https://abalore.com/images/visual03.png)
Just contact Abalore (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/pm/?sa=send;u=2595) or send a request from https://www.abalore.com


It's true!!! 

I had completely forgotten about this peripheral, on the thread I had even listed myself. :doh:
 
Thanks for the info, I sent a private message to Abalore here on the wiki! ;)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: CMcK on 11:31, 28 May 22
Received my copy of Alcon 2020 yesterday. It's a stunning port for the system. Very impressive. If CPC games had been like that in the 80s no other micro would have got a second glance!

The Alcon package is cracking too. I like the box and art and the padding in the box to hold the cart is a very nice touch. The cart feels really sturdy compared to the homebrew carts I have on other systems. I wasn't expecting that to be honest.

All I need now is a Play2CPC cart and a controller with 2 button support. I can only use button one with my Master System controller so have to sit quite close to hit the shift key to select weapon upgrades. Can anyone recommend a good pad or stick that will give me two button support on the 6128+?

Once again well done to the Alcon 2020 team. You all should be very proud of what you have achieved with this.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: Gryzor on 11:55, 28 May 22
Oh yes I noticed that too about the cart, it really is well made! 
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 12:20, 28 May 22
@CMcK Thank you very much for this kind feedback! Yes, the card older was designed to properly insert and remove the cart, while the instruction manuals has its own room over. :)

About your SMS controller, you can build a DB9/DB9 adapter to cross two lines to use the fire buttons. Else, a GX4000 controller.

I can only recommand to use this joystick to play Alcon 2020:
https://www.micomputer.es/es/inicio/460-joystick-arcader.html

I have bought two of them to have the free shipping from Spain. But sadly, it looks to be now out of stock.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: Gryzor on 13:02, 28 May 22
Hmmm this stick reminds me of something...  ::)

I could never really handle such long sticks very well (please spare the jokes), but I guess each to their own! 
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 13:19, 28 May 22
I is very better than the original, because a real arcade stick and buttons inside. It is customisable, so you can configure it to have the two buttons on one side if you prefer by turing if from 90°.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: Gryzor on 13:48, 28 May 22
That's nice then. Never gonna switch from my trusted old Pacman sticks, but how much did it cost? 
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: abalore on 14:35, 28 May 22
For me this is the best!

Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: eto on 19:19, 28 May 22
For Alcon, the only thing that works for me is an arcade stick. With any gamepad / joystick I don't even survive a minute. 

I found this NES arcade controller, which of course is not compatible, but since it's just microswitches inside, I simply used a SEGA joystick extension cable, cut off the male connector and soldered the cables to the respective microswitches. 30 minutes effort and just great for 20-25€.  (Arcade stick is 15€ on Amazon, an extension cable around 5€ from China)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 14:41, 29 May 22
35% of the games was received before the weekend.
I hope you have fun with it! :)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 19:01, 01 June 22
75% of the first batch was received! :)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: Gryzor on 19:20, 01 June 22
Yet to play it, dammit😐
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: Maniac on 21:39, 01 June 22
Yet to receive mine! 😞 Hopefully soon!
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: dragon on 21:51, 01 June 22
Hi toto one question there is pictures out of the pcb of alcon/play2cpc? I like view the pcbs.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 22:50, 01 June 22
There is an artistic picture of the cartridge PCB view on the first page. And sorry, I have not took a picture of the Play2CPC PCB. May be something to do for a wallpaper. :D
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: dragon on 02:45, 02 June 22
So a calendar of cpc accessories pcb?. Who is June?.  :laugh:
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 08:01, 02 June 22
You are asking for electronic-porn calendar (just over, I show the slot). 8)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: Gryzor on 09:42, 02 June 22

Quote from: TotO on 08:01, 02 June 22You are asking for electronic-porn calendar (just over, I show the slot). 8)
Paging Dr @Bryce ! 
I'm sure there would be enough demand😄
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: dragon on 10:27, 02 June 22
Quote from: TotO on 08:01, 02 June 22You are asking for electronic-porn calendar (just over, I show the slot). 8)
So. I asked it to god. (Aka Google).

And he interprets miss june=msi. And the response of miss June mainboard was  these https://www.amazon.com/MSI-945GCM478-L-SOCKET-MS-7536-Motherboard/dp/B001ARYTSQ

>:(


Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 10:32, 02 June 22
Not really sexy  :-X
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: Gryzor on 12:30, 02 June 22
My NAS box is sexier than that and it's just a black box under a table.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 14:20, 02 June 22
80% received. Most parcels took time to be delivred in Spain.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: Cwiiis on 23:35, 02 June 22
I got my Alcon 2020 and PlayCity yesterday and can report they both work great and are great :) Looking forward to putting more time into it and playing with the PlayCity too! Thanks everyone involved in this fantastic, high-quality release!
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 12:17, 06 June 22
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 12:22, 06 June 22
Not easy to play while reading the chat! ;D
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: Maniac on 13:58, 06 June 22
Received mine today - exceptional is all I can say! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 18:43, 08 June 22
The delivering to Spain was very slow, but now mainly done. ;D
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 10:45, 14 June 22
All the games preorders was received! :)

Some peoples asking later for the Play2CPC was shipped.
Few peoples asking a Centronics adapter too was not shipped.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 11:34, 14 June 22
Quote from: TotO on 10:45, 14 June 22All the games preorders was received! :)

Some peoples asking later for the Play2CPC was shipped.
Few peoples asking a Centronics adapter too was not shipped.

yeeeha !!!
now it's time to think about the next cartridge game, maybe ... " Alcon 2024 -  Gaudy's Revenge " ...
or some game like MSX alien 2, with graphics in mode 0 and horizontal scroll, arcade  :laugh:




Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 15:06, 14 June 22
We have already thought about the next games and I imagine that between Alcon 2020 and the Play2CPC, we will first listen to players feedbacks. :)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 18:47, 17 June 22
My setup for sound👽
(https://i.ibb.co/XJG1Zw0/IMG-20220617-173148.jpg)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: Gryzor on 19:41, 17 June 22
Can you capture the output and post it? 
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 20:17, 17 June 22
For information, the AU-202 is a 15$ amplified stereo mixer that allows to externaly mix and adjust the level of two stereo sources and output into one pair of stereo speakers.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: GUNHED on 21:13, 17 June 22
Well, I got this one:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/154753011124?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item2407ff8db4:g:duAAAOSwvo5hFhgq&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAAC4PYe5NmHp%252B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsStEKTPzZMfQmny3knR97t0OREjTmg%252BKzpF4vvxm49o55H9bKUJJj2kr6c4Ltzsxj8RBNmEzBudK41i4bh521zr2A6Iz81QPHscSVuRfw%252BLdnIku76LdVPo8xdAh6vZ%252FZP3NzOQi0WjbehPbFPjrEeMIMayQhMOgIsO6CuA2D809OIepiV4M8ovd%252FRls%252Bc%252Fi4NjUfAHYmkuQCVyuSMJcKiAMS%252FF8fWNXf1VFjC1ZsNDQ%252B84IVzbItrBUwmXEVZ7h3tXJTRsi9iUhmj4qRsnwW6Pq7usVeH%252BCuwoaXm1n9qbdPtPHe65sRemzO7eu5gnB9dV6He9HGKt2alt6wDuw%252FJx%252BAcGWwz3hcnbx6TWCau4%252BWCQFal2mC15IFzJpYBr7r8rnZLWsshz%252By94jU9rvlI26phNpHALPHg%252Ff2nnbL9wn7lGI2kepIb8rFySomaT%252BMfd2q0Ww02HjCRMbjamRNogon6Q58a44LW4LscfhyYmM5lZDbXHm%252FJHCdP9hRSngacdnGnxGePMPoGeY8g2KLZo1LeU5KRaha3h06vwEIvxF7y%252BZR1E64Q%252F54r6Z2%252FlIVKUxdibDEcY0cy1u4MV4dhc3HV511ZaQI0J240GnT3mkJ9K1%252F%252BRy0V1IxWPFGfzt2ZNnuitNbgwgLI2L%252BT9kQ8odIR6s2xzEVZ1XucTfXv2j4y06W4rp8UcB%252B%252FyY3iCGRJX2VPbFAwthdw7T40YSq1Hjum3ZvpX8PQ4%252B%252FSnW8sq9pQA4MqHne84udcRGFgKC3tF3QgEpgHv81myt9ggAcV9lEL0UVPcJm0pnRL3eiTqZ%252FgTWQ68f3LpDzE9m%252Bu6WuHai2cVy6Sm5FQ%252FJ%252FiDQ5syiw7aP2mPhMPFag517s0BT53pU2098pTjqFDYy%252BWze5xRStLi%252BfvGEeji%252F9X0G%252Bo92XTlqiG5kGpy5XFizMt1J0%253D%7Cclp%3A2334524%7Ctkp%3ABFBMxKC6v7pf

It has 4 way input (3,5 mm) and one output. 
Every input can be regulated.

I did connect: 
- CPC6128 / 6128plus sound output
- PlayCity
- LambdaSpeak PCM / speech channel
- MP3 player (part of LFS)

Fits and works perfectly.
(Needs power, 5 V from CPC compatible plug)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: HAL6128 on 21:46, 17 June 22
I agree. The AU-401 audio mixer GUNHED mentioned is a great and relatively cheap device for connecting 4 other sound devices. Works great.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: remax on 22:42, 17 June 22
Oh my god... i looked for aged for such a solution... Then one day (3 years ago) i bit the bullet and bought a ROLLS MA255 wich does the nearly the same thing but for 6 time the price  :picard:
(with better specs, but i didn't need the extra quality)...
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 00:17, 18 June 22
@GUNHED Yes, the AU-401 is the next step if required to mix more than 2 sources.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 09:58, 18 June 22
Quote from: Gryzor on 19:41, 17 June 22Can you capture the output and post it?

(https://i.ibb.co/qCfCpD5/Sin-t-tulo.png)

@GUNHED , in my other CPC6128 i have the "Little Bear MC5" mixer

https://youtu.be/WqpzhZWvH4M

Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: eto on 20:41, 07 July 22
Quote from: TotO on 10:45, 14 June 22Few peoples asking a Centronics adapter too was not shipped.
Do you have an idea when those will ship?
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 20:56, 07 July 22
I'm waiting to receive the parcel with the adapters and the Play2CPC to be able to ship your pending combo order. Shipping to and from Spain is very slow (faster with Japan), I hope it will not took too much time now.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 11:05, 09 July 22
All the games and combo versions with Play2CPC and/or Centronics adapters was sent.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: eto on 11:09, 09 July 22
NICE!
 
With a bit of luck, Friday night, is Alcon night ;-)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 19:45, 09 July 22
Quote from: TotO on 11:05, 09 July 22All the games and combo versions with Play2CPC and/or Centronics adapters was sent.
Ooooh does that mean the second batch guys get theirs now? Awesome if so.

Spent a lot of time on it the other week at @CraigsBar 's place and really got into it. Great game! :D
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 11:59, 10 July 22
Quote from: Shaun M. Neary on 19:45, 09 July 22Ooooh does that mean the second batch guys get theirs now?
Sadly no, I'm speaking about the first batch.
I will start to build soon the second batch for peoples asking Alcon 2020 alone.
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 14:29, 10 July 22
Quote from: TotO on 11:59, 10 July 22
Quote from: Shaun M. Neary on 19:45, 09 July 22Ooooh does that mean the second batch guys get theirs now?
Sadly no, I'm speaking about the first batch.
I will start to build soon the second batch for peoples asking Alcon 2020 alone.
No worries, thanks for the update. :)
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: eto on 13:43, 12 July 22
This evening will be Alcon-evening :-) 

The parcel arrived and the first impression is: OUTSTANDING. Absolutely professional.

Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: MaV on 14:36, 12 July 22
Quote from: eto on 13:43, 12 July 22The parcel arrived and the first impression is: OUTSTANDING. Absolutely professional.
Hey, I'm too old for hype! (or I thought I was. :D )
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: eto on 23:49, 12 July 22
What an amazing game! I didn't manage to get to level 2 yet and we definitely have different definitions what "easy" means ;-) 

But wow! Awesome. Great fun!

One thing: the PCB in the cartridge is quite wobbly and e.g. on my Plus I have to bend the whole cartridge slightly so it properly connects. is it possible to open the cartridge without breaking it to check if I can fix the PCB again?

Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: CraigsBar on 12:04, 28 July 22
Quote from: TotO on 11:05, 09 July 22All the games and combo versions with Play2CPC and/or Centronics adapters was sent.
Any news on when the standalone Play2CPC interfaces will be sent. I cannot wait to test this on something other than my plus with a PlayCity attached!
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 15:36, 28 July 22
Would be nice to get ETA's at least. Nothing definite but even an idea of times would be something to look forward to. :) 

In the meantime, Craig... fire up the GX4000. I have my previous score to beat. :D
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: CraigsBar on 23:08, 28 July 22
Quote from: Shaun M. Neary on 15:36, 28 July 22Would be nice to get ETA's at least. Nothing definite but even an idea of times would be something to look forward to. :)

In the meantime, Craig... fire up the GX4000. I have my previous score to beat. :D
Damn it, you mean I need to get the 6128plus out? So you can have the 6 channel audio with it?
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: TotO on 11:42, 29 July 22
Quote from: CraigsBar on 12:04, 28 July 22Any news on when the standalone Play2CPC interfaces will be sent.
I suggest to post on the Play2CPC topic (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/play2cpc-plus2cpc-ii-extra-sound-channels-and-rewritable-cartridges/msg217837/#msg217837).
Title: Re: ALCON 2020 PRE-ORDER (first batch)
Post by: zhulien on 20:49, 23 September 22
Hi Everyone, just a quick question as I don't have a CPC-compatible CRT.  I'm using an LCD that has scart input - I found that usually when staring to play Alcon (gameplay), it isn't scrolling silky smooth - but then if i die a few times it will be 100% perfect (it can alternate between dies and games).  I've thought it is either a game bug, or an incompatibility with my LCD TV.  Can anyone confirm this?

Slap Fight has always been one of my favourite arcade games and the CPC version is probably one of if not the best arcade conversion I can think of - at least for scrolling shoot em ups.  Moon Cresta is up there too for scrolling stars shoot em ups.

From memory in Alcon, if you choose to sacrifice your life without shooting anyone, you get automatically powered up, that appears missing - but not really a critisism - amazingly good game on the CPC!
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