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FROGGY Amstrad CPC Game

The early 80's were a great time for computer games writers.  Games could be coded by one person inside a month.  In 1984 I bought an Amstrad CPC 464 an assembler debugger and reference manual for the machines ROM. These were all the tools I used to program Froggy.  The system was cassette based so every programming mistake that caused a machine crash was followed by 15 minutes reloading assembler, debuger, and programme code. Also I did not have a printer so all the listings were done by hand.

After getting the program running I submitted it to a number of software companies for publishing.  I recieved several offers; the best being from Amsoft ( Amstrads software section ) to buy the game outright.  Sadly after sending me the money they decided not to publish.


So for the first time in 15+ years you can now play Froggy either on a real CPC or using a emulator.  To get the game download from the link below.

Game (FROGGY.ZIP)

To play the game you will need an emulator capable of opening tape files eg mulit-machine emulator by Paul Hodgson.

Instruction.

Install multi-machine and unzip froggy.voc
put multi-machine into CPC 464 mode
type |Tape    ( the | is shift the key next to 1 on my keyboard )
open tape file froggy,voc from multi-machine file menu
type run""

enjoy
 
 


 

 

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