The Weekly Demo

Vanity - From Scratch (2009)

Once upon a time on IRC, a french dude I spoke to in one of the 0-day emulation channels I used to frequent (where we excitedly saw the birth of Neo Geo emulation among other things!) kept babbling about this “Amstrad CPC” computer. I always heralded it as a sub-standard 8-bit platform that didn’t gain much success, but this dude was insistent and eloquent regarding his machine (which apparently was a huge hit n France). He showed me some stuff, progressively: games, demos, music, introduced me to emulation of said platform… To cut a long story short, I was soon on eBay hunting for an Amstrad CPC 6128, which I finally got.

It’s a really great machine which has, in my opinion, one of the best fixed palettes among 8-bit computers, and our beloved AY-8192 PSG which we learned to love on the Spectrum (and the Atari ST’s cousin, the YM-2149).

This is by far one of the best demos to date for this platform, I don’t know how they pushed so many colours on screen, but I am happy they did it.

Enjoy it.