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What was the first games console to be as powerful as the Sega Model 2 board?

I suppose that if you asked Sega's marketing department, they would say they were the first to deliver this kind of performance in a home console. This being with the 1998 release of the Dreamcast, ...
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How do programmers take advantage of programming languages to make graphics?

On the IBM PC under DOS, using the original CGA card, one would typically invoke a routine in ROM to invoke graphics mode. Once e.g. 640×200 black and white graphics mode was established, the display ...
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How do programmers take advantage of programming languages to make graphics?

Ultimately, it's all the same - there's code that manipulates hardware. If there are no convenient libraries where someone else has written that code, you write it yourself. For systems with (...
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