Amstrad CPC (Caprice32)Link

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BackgroundLink

Caprice32 is a software emulator of the Amstrad CPC 8bit home computer series running on Linux and Windows. The emulator faithfully imitates the CPC464, CPC664, and CPC6128 models. By recreating the operations of all hardware components at a low level, the emulator achieves a high degree of compatibility with original CPC software. These programs or games can be run unmodified at real-time or higher speeds, depending on the emulator host environment.

Why use this core?Link

Awaiting description.

How to get and install the Caprice32 core:Link

  1. Start up RetroArch. Inside the main menu, go to 'Online Updater'.

  2. Just to make sure we have the latest info files, select 'Update Core Info FIles'. Wait until this is done. Then, select 'Core Updater'.

  3. Browse through the list and select 'Amstrad CPC (Caprice32)'.

After this has finished downloading, the core should now be ready for use!

AuthorsLink

  • Ulrich Doewich
  • dantoine

See alsoLink

LicenseLink

A summary of the licenses behind RetroArch and its cores have found here.

ExtensionsLink

Content that can be loaded by the Caprice32 core have the following file extensions:

  • .dsk
  • .sna
  • .zip
  • .tap
  • .cdt
  • .voc

FeaturesLink

Feature Supported
Saves
States
Rewind
Netplay
RetroAchievements
RetroArch Cheats
Native Cheats
Controllers
Remapping
Multi-Mouse
Rumble
Sensors
Camera
Location
Subsystem
Softpatching
Disk Control

Saves/StatesLink

The Caprice32 core's directory name is 'cap32'

Save states can be created in page 2 of the vritual keyboard GUI.

Save states are saved/loaded to and from where the loaded content is.

  • .SNA (State)

Content directory

  • .SNA (state)

Virtual KeyboardLink

The Caprice32 core has a virtual keyboard GUI that can be accessed through the User 1's RetroPad Y input.

  • Here are some actions you can do in page 2 of the vritual keyboard GUI.

  • "EXT" EXIT EMU

  • "SNA" SAVE SNA
  • "DSK" SWITCH DSK DRIVE A/B
  • "Col" SWTICH FGCOL ON/OFF

Core optionsLink

The Caprice32 core has the following option(s) that can be tweaked from the core options menu. The default setting is bolded.

  • Autorun (Off/On): If enabled, the core will run the first bas/bin found in the DSK.
  • Internal resolution (384x272/400x300): Self-explanatory.
  • Model (464/664/6128): Choose which Amstrad CPC model to emulate.
  • Ram size (64/128/192/512/576): CPC p\hysical RAM size in kB
  • Status Bar (Off/On): Awaiting description.
  • Drive (0/1): Awaiting description.
  • scr_tube (Off/On): Choose between a color display or a monochrome display.
scr_tube - Off

scr_tube_off

scr_tube - On

scr_tube_on

  • scr_intensity (5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15): Screen cathodic tube intensity

These 'scr_intensity' core option screenshots have been taken with the 'scr_tube' core option set to Off.

scr_intensity - 5

scr_intensity_5

scr_intensity - 15

scr_intensity_!5

  • Retro joy0 (Off/On): Awaiting description.

ControllersLink

Device typesLink

The Caprice32 core supports the following device type(s) in the controls menu, bolded device types are the default for the specified user(s):

User 1 - 2 device typesLink

  • RetroPad - Joypad - Don't use this, switch to Amstrad Joystick.
  • Amstrad Joystick - Joypad - Optional description.
  • Amstrad Keyboard - Keyboard - Optional description.

Controller tablesLink

Joypad and analog device type tableLink

User 1 input descriptors RetroPad Amstrad Joystick
B RUN
Y VKBD ON/OFF
Select MOUSE/JOY IN GUI
Start ENTER/RETURN
Up Joy Up
Down Joy Down
Left Joy Left
Right Joy Right
A FIRE1/VKBD KEY
X FIRE2
L CAT
R RESET
L2 STATUS ON/OFF
R2 AUTOLOAD TAPE
User 2 input descriptors RetroPad Amstrad Joystick
** -
** -
** -
** -
** 6
** 5
** r
** t
** g
** f
** -
** -
** -
** -

Keyboard device type tableLink

User 1 - 2 input descriptors RetroKeyboard Amstrad Keyboard
** Keyboard Backspace Delete
** Keyboard Tab Tab
** Keyboard Return Return
** Keyboard Escape Escape
** Keyboard Space Space
** Keyboard Comma Comma
** Keyboard Period Period
** Keyboard 0 0
** Keyboard 1 1
** Keyboard 2 2
** Keyboard 3 3
** Keyboard 4 4
** Keyboard 5 5
** Keyboard 6 6
** Keyboard 7 7
** Keyboard 8 8
** Keyboard 9 9
** Keyboard Semicolon Colon
** Keyboard Equals Hat
** Keyboard Left Bracket At
** Keyboard Right Bracket Open Square Bracket
** Keyboard a a
** Keyboard b b
** Keyboard c c
** Keyboard d d
** Keyboard e e
** Keyboard f f
** Keyboard g g
** Keyboard h h
** Keyboard i i
** Keyboard j j
** Keyboard k k
** Keyboard l l
** Keyboard m m
** Keyboard n n
** Keyboard o o
** Keyboard p p
** Keyboard q q
** Keyboard r r
** Keyboard s s
** Keyboard t t
** Keyboard u u
** Keyboard v v
** Keyboard w w
** Keyboard x x
** Keyboard y y
** Keyboard z z
** Keyboard Delete Joy Left
** Keyboard Keypad 0 F0
** Keyboard Keypad 1 F1
** Keyboard Keypad 2 F2
** Keyboard Keypad 3 F3
** Keyboard Keypad 4 F4
** Keyboard Keypad 5 F5
** Keyboard Keypad 6 F6
** Keyboard Keypad 7 F7
** Keyboard Keypad 8 F8
** Keyboard Keypad 9 F9
** Keyboard Keypad Period FDot
** Keyboard Keypad Enter Small Enter
** Keyboard Up Cursor Up
** Keyboard Down Cursor Down
** Keyboard Right Cursor Right
** Keyboard Left Cursor Left
** Keyboard Insert Joy Fire 1
** Keyboard Home Joy Up
** Keyboard End Joy Down
** Keyboard Page Up Joy Right
** Keyboard Page Down Joy Fire 2
** Keyboard Caps Lock Caps Lock
** Keyboard Scroll Lock Shift
** Keyboard Left Shift Shift
** Keyboard Right Shift Control
** Keyboard Left Control Control
** Keyboard Left Alt Alt
** Keyboard Right Alt Alt
** Keyboard Compose Copy

Mouse device type tableLink

User # input descriptors RetroMouse In Virtual Keyboard GUI
** X Mouse X
** Y Mouse Y
** Click