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 the restoration of old machines: from cosmetic through to electronics such as capacitor replacement.
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Microsoft’s Altair BASIC interpreter, its later ports, expansions and dialects (like PC BASIC, Commodore BASIC). Use [applesoft-basic] for the Applesoft dialect specifically.
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For questions about adapting retrocompuing hardware on modern platforms
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Requests to identify, locate or recommend literature (or other source) covering a specific topic.
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For questions about the Commodore VIC-20
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For questions regarding computers made by the Sinclair group of companies: Sinclair Research, Sinclair Radionics and Science of Cambridge.
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For questions related to the Apple IIgs computer.
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Discussion of retrocomputing modems.
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Questions related to the NTSC video standard (commonly used in North America and Japan).
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if you are enquiring about the cost of systems, either at a specific time-point in the past (such as when they were released) or now (if you're looking to purchase).
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Use for questions regarding the z80-based Tandy Radio Shack computers, the TRS-80 Model I, II, III, and 4. Computers using another processor, such as the 6809-based TRS-80 Color Computer, should use a…
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Diagnosing problems with retro systems not working as designed. See tag wiki for guidance on troubleshooting questions.
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For questions related to the SCSI interface
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For questions about magnetic tape storage formats
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For questions related to data preservation, archiving, and backups.
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Punched cards were an early method of digital computer data storage, using cards made of stiff paper with holes punched in specific locations to represent data. They could be punched manually or autom…
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For questions about the use of a mouse on retrocomputers. For questions about touchpads use the "touchpad" tag instead.
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Questions on retro-related books (contemporary or historic)
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Early computers and their design, from before the standards set by the IBM S/360 (of 1964) became canon.
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for questions on joystick hardware and software
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Motorola 6800 family of processors. This does not include the similarly-numbered but different 6809 family.
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Dynamic Random Access Memory and its use in retrocomputers.
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Questions about character-sets, either from a standardization point of view, or in terms of the repertoire implemented by particular equipment.
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For questions regarding the RS232 serial interface standard - its control and usage.
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For questions on Sega's Genesis (Mega Drive) home video game console
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For questions regarding products of Hewlett Packard.
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For questions related to the Amstrad CPC series of 8-bit home computers.
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For questions about transferring data from one device to another
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For questions about hardware, peripherals and software specific to TRS-80 Color Computers.
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The Atari 2600 is a 2nd generation home video game console by Atari, Inc. This tag should be used if the question is about the Atari 2600 hardware or cartridges.
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The process of discovering and diagnosing bugs in software. Use [bugs] to ask about specific defects in well-known software that are already known and (presumably) understood.
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The process of determining how a device was made. Usually for the purposes of replication.
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For questions specifically regarding the Intel 8088 microprocessor.
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Defects in historical software and hardware, their causes, questions about well-known bugs. Use [debugging] for bug diagnosis and discovery.
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For questions about the Sinclair ZX81.
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