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The AOA Computer Museum - 1984 - Amstrad CPC 464
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Written by danrok   
Sunday, 03 April 2005 11:07
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Amstrad CPC 464

The Amstrad CPC was first released in 1984. The CPC 464 had a tape deck and 64KB of memory, and was intended to compete with the ZX Spectrum and C64.

The main CPU was a Zilog Z80 running at 4 MHz. Video was handled by a Motorola 6845. It had 3 standard video modes as follows:

  • Mode 0: 160 x 200 pixels with 16 colours
  • Mode 1: 320 x 200 pixels with 4 colours
  • Mode 2: 640 x 200 pixels with 2 colours

Sound was provided by a General Instrument AY-3-8912 chip with three channels.

The CPC had Locomotive BASIC built in to a ROM chip. 

Amstrad CPC 464
The Amstrad CPC 464, photo by Bill Bertram. 

Software & Games

Games for the CPC include:

  • Aladdin's Cave
  • Crazy Golf
  • Duet
  • EXIT
  • Howard the Duck
  • Light Force
  • Mystical
  • Winter Games




 

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