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CPC software at the Internet Archive
« on: 15:50, 03 February 20 »
Many thanks to Ewen McNeill for sending me the link below:

https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_cpc

The Software Library includes playable game content!
« Last Edit: 19:39, 03 February 20 by ComSoft6128 »

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Re: CPC software at the Internet Archive
« Reply #1 on: 23:29, 03 February 20 »
Actually it happened on the Amstrad Discord channel run by @Devlin :


https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/news-events/internet-archive-software-library-amstrad-cpc/msg180779/#msg180779


It's basically MAME compiles to Javascript and WebAssembly (which MAME does on its own), and a launcher, which in this case is Emularity.


I've done it with a couple of different machines, so if we'd like to have it on the CPCWiki I can surely help.

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Re: CPC software at the Internet Archive
« Reply #2 on: 08:35, 04 February 20 »
Thanks @robcfg for the info,


Thanks also to @Devlin


and @scruss


And also everyone involved in this worthwhile project at the Internet Archive :D


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Re: CPC software at the Internet Archive
« Reply #3 on: 08:46, 04 February 20 »
Many thanks to Ewen McNeill for sending me the link below:

https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_cpc

The Software Library includes playable game content!
I will try..


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Re: CPC software at the Internet Archive
« Reply #4 on: 13:44, 05 February 20 »
It's really nice, I had a great time browsing through the collections and rediscovering some forgotten gems :)

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Re: CPC software at the Internet Archive
« Reply #5 on: 15:58, 08 February 20 »
I've just been using it to play Dizzy on my Xbox One but yeah, it's a great resource. :D

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Re: CPC software at the Internet Archive
« Reply #6 on: 16:13, 08 February 20 »
I've just been using it to play Dizzy on my Xbox One but yeah, it's a great resource. :D
i tried it on my ps4 just now and it just seems to get stuck at 'launching emulator'  :(   oh wait no, now it just went black.  Still no game.  I've googled that javascript is a bit broken on ps4 since a recent system software update so maybe that why? I dunno. I just wanted to play cpc games on my ps4 there and got all hyped up.  oh well
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Re: CPC software at the Internet Archive
« Reply #7 on: 20:40, 08 February 20 »
I can't speak for the PS4 (I don't have one yet and only have an Xbox One because a friend sold theirs to me for cheap!) but on the XBox One I know that it takes a few minutes to get the game started but when it's finally up and running, it all works just fine (I even plugged in a USB keyboard so I could game without having to use the rubbery keyboard attachment on my controller!).