CAPRICE32 4.5+ LIBRETRO
All the credit of the caprice32 Emulator to Ulrich Doewich
You can download the caprice32 original source code here
This core also use some code from wiituka/pituka (c) 2004-2016 David Colmenero
CPC464+/CPC6128+/GX4000 (c) 2016-2019 Colin Pitrat : https://github.com/ColinPitrat/caprice32
And of course for the RetroArch/Libretro team : "http://www.libretro.com"
The core work pretty well and give the fantastic ability to use the RetroArch Shaders.
Try some CRT shaders and welcome back to the 80s on you're good old CPC.
Launch a TAPE (cdt), DSK or M3U, and game should autostart.
Keyboard emulated layout
Keyboard Custom Binds
Choose AMSTRAD KEYBOARD in Quick Menu > Controls to customize your retropad keys per game.
Detailed usage at libretro docs: https://docs.libretro.com/library/caprice32/
Features not covered in docs
- New Model: [cap32_model] (6128|464|6128+)
Choose which Amstrad CPC model to emulate, currently added 6128+
M3U and Disk control
When you have a multi disk game, you can use a m3u file to specify each disk of the game and change them from the RetroArch Disk control interface.
A M3U file is a simple text file with one disk per line (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M3U).
Alive (F) - Disk 1A.dsk Alive (F) - Disk 1B.dsk
Path can be absolute or relative to the location of the M3U file.
When a game ask for it, you can change the current disk in the RetroArch 'Disk Control' menu :
- Eject the current disk with 'Disk Cycle Tray Status'.
- Select the right disk index.
- Insert the new disk with 'Disk Cycle Tray Status'.
When the core start, the first disk will be mounted and the first executable autostarted (if autostart is enabled).
Specify a specific command to launch a game
If the autolaunch option of the core does a pretty good job to guess what command must be executed to launch a game on the CPC, there is some problems (cpm disk and strange catalogs for the most).
You can specify a command to be executed on the CPC when the emu launch.
All you have to do is to add a comment like this in the m3u file :
Even for one disk game, you can create a m3u file like this one :
Jack the Nipper II... In Coconut Capers.m3u
#COMMAND:|CPM Jack the Nipper II... In Coconut Capers (E).dsk
Android version is not fully tested/optimized.
Old3DS need some optimizations (~18fps).