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Name this PC DOS Combat Flight Simulator

I'm trying to remember the name of a PC DOS Combat Flight Simulator that I played around 1991/92. I can give the following details: It was named after a US fighter plane that would have been in ...
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Looking for a Z80 simulator/emulator for Linux

I've seen simulators for the 8085 (i.e., sim8085) but not the Zilog Z80. Is there a similar sort of editor/assembler/compiler/debugger simulator for the Z80?
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Why was "Flight Simulator II" never ported to the NES? Was it technically impossible?

In the magical mid-1990s, when we already had got our (second-hand) 486 PC and I had both a NES and SNES, I for some reason got my paws on an old Atari "XE Game System" (8-bit, 1987). It had ...
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Does Game Boy Color have *perfect* simulation of original Game Boy games?

In recent years, I've learned that the Super Game Boy peripheral for the SNES did not run Game Boy games at the exact right speed; they were slightly faster. Now I'm worrying that the same (or ...
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What's a good term for "instruction cycle count-accurate" emulation / simulation?

Emulation is called cycle-accurate if the original system's cycle-synchronous behaviour is fully captured; for example, a cycle-accurate emulation of a CPU, executing an instruction, would first ...
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Simulating a 8085 using a Z80?

I am studying the replacement of a 8085 with a Z80 (I am aware that they are not pin-compatible, the solution is to be made in a board of new design rather than on the old board). The sole reason is ...
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Is the software available to simulate building a computer from the ground up? For example a system based on the 6502 [closed]

I recently got me head round the basics of how a CPU works after watching Ben Eaters 8bit bread board computer series of internet videos. Now I am hooked and i want to take my understanding further. ...
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How to render FORTRAN overprinting in HTML? [closed]

Consider a FORTRAN program РRINТ 1 1 FОRМАТ(1Х,’ GООD ВУЕ НЕLLО, WОRLD’/’+ХХХХ ХХХ’) ЕND (YMMV re the number of leading spaces to align Xes with "GOOD BYE") Its output, using the SIMH ...
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