Tags

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.
74 questions
For questions regarding the layout or mapping of memory in a retrocomputer.
74 questions
General questions about computer chips and chipsets in retro hardware. Use a specific chip’s tag instead if available.
73 questions
For questions about the Intel 8080 8-bit microprocessor
72 questions
For questions regarding the instruction sets of microprocessors.
72 questions
For questions regarding data storage on magnetic tape in a cassette tape format.
72 questions
For questions about Microsoft Windows 98
71 questions
For questions regarding the display formats of retrocomputers.
70 questions
Retrocomputing hardware and software created by Intel.
70 questions
For questions about different versions of, and products for, Atari consoles and home computers.
69 questions
Justifications and trade-offs of historical hardware and software designs, and their possible alternatives.
68 questions
Requests to identify a historical computer. Whole, self-contained machines only; use [identify-this-card] instead for extension cards.
66 questions
For questions about products made by Apple
64 questions
For questions about words, phrases and definitions that are specific to classic computers and gaming systems.
63 questions
The Intel x86 family of architectures in general. Contemporary systems are OFF-TOPIC! Use the specific architecture’s tag if applicable.
63 questions
For questions related to cartridge-based games and applications
61 questions
Questions and problems related to powering retro equipment.
61 questions
Nintendo Game Boy and Game Boy Color: use, maintenance, design, programming and emulation.
60 questions
Relating to the encoding format of data within files.
60 questions
For questions about the software development process on retrocomputing platforms
60 questions
For questions related to the CP/M operating system by Gary Kildall.
60 questions
For questions regarding the DEC PDP-11 minicomputer.
59 questions
Historical compilers, or modern compilers targeting retro platforms.
59 questions
Bootstrapping (booting) process, utilities and customisation.
59 questions
For generic questions about 8-bit microcomputers. For specific computers please use the appropriate specific tag.
57 questions
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.
57 questions
Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. For questions specific to one version, use the particular version’s tag. For windowing systems generally, use [gui].
57 questions
For questions about Random Access Memory
55 questions
Retro hardware repair. Use for non-functioning systems; for working systems use [maintenance].
55 questions
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.
53 questions
Floating point arithmetic: number formats, instruction sets, software and hardware implementations.
53 questions
Questions regarding the generation of sound in retrocomputers.
53 questions
For questions specifically regarding the Intel 8086 16-bit microprocessor
51 questions
The classic Apple Macintosh operating system family: System 1–7, Mac OS 8–9.
50 questions
The Microsoft Windows 95 operating system, its OSR re-releases and bundled MS-DOS 7.x.
50 questions
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