Graphical User Interface

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A "Mac or Windows like" interface...

Mostly with a "mouse pointer" and menues.

Also called GUI

This wasn't so well used on Amstrad CPC :

  • lack of Mouse :few models existed, not alway compatibles.
  • Expensive on CPU ressources or speed : the mouse Pointer is like a sprite and using the Joystick to move it is painfully slow and lack precision.

As a result, Keyboards short cut may be more appropriate on an Amstrad CPC.

But some games used such an interface, but because it was a Joystick instead of a proper mouse... it sucked and was often a source of slow gameplay (See Hero Quest).

GUI Amstrad CPC Games

GUI Amstrad CPC OS

Proper Link to CPC related GUI article

History of Graphical User Interface for the Amstrad CPC