A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
For questions about Read Only Memory.
For questions regarding the layout or mapping of memory in a retrocomputer.
General questions about computer chips and chipsets in retro hardware. Use a specific chip’s tag instead if available.
For questions about the Intel 8080 8-bit microprocessor
For questions regarding the instruction sets of microprocessors.
For questions regarding data storage on magnetic tape in a cassette tape format.
For questions about Microsoft Windows 98
For questions regarding the display formats of retrocomputers.
Retrocomputing hardware and software created by Intel.
For questions about different versions of, and products for, Atari consoles and home computers.
Justifications and trade-offs of historical hardware and software designs, and their possible alternatives.
Requests to identify a historical computer. Whole, self-contained machines only; use [identify-this-card] instead for extension cards.
For questions about products made by Apple
For questions about words, phrases and definitions that are specific to classic computers and gaming systems.
The Intel x86 family of architectures in general. Contemporary systems are OFF-TOPIC! Use the specific architecture’s tag if applicable.
For questions related to cartridge-based games and applications
Questions and problems related to powering retro equipment.
Nintendo Game Boy and Game Boy Color: use, maintenance, design, programming and emulation.
Relating to the encoding format of data within files.
For questions about the software development process on retrocomputing platforms
For questions related to the CP/M operating system by Gary Kildall.
For questions regarding the DEC PDP-11 minicomputer.
Historical compilers, or modern compilers targeting retro platforms.
Bootstrapping (booting) process, utilities and customisation.
For generic questions about 8-bit microcomputers. For specific computers please use the appropriate specific tag.
Early arcade games and hardware. Not to be used for modern arcade machines capable of running early games, or for custom (e.g. home-made) machines that happen to be old.
Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. For questions specific to one version, use the particular version’s tag. For windowing systems generally, use [gui].
For questions about Random Access Memory
Retro hardware repair. Use for non-functioning systems; for working systems use [maintenance].
Connecting retro systems to the Internet, and historical aspects of the Internet: software, hardware, protocols. DO NOT USE WHEN MERELY ASKING ABOUT HISTORICAL RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET OF TODAY.
Floating point arithmetic: number formats, instruction sets, software and hardware implementations.
Questions regarding the generation of sound in retrocomputers.
For questions specifically regarding the Intel 8086 16-bit microprocessor
The classic Apple Macintosh operating system family: System 1–7, Mac OS 8–9.
The Microsoft Windows 95 operating system, its OSR re-releases and bundled MS-DOS 7.x.