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For questions regarding text - as opposed to graphics - processing and display.
For questions about adapting retrocompuing hardware on modern platforms
For questions about the Commodore VIC-20
Microsoft’s Altair BASIC interpreter, its later ports, expansions and dialects (like PC BASIC, Commodore BASIC). Use [applesoft-basic] for the Applesoft dialect specifically.
Questions related to the NTSC video standard (commonly used in North America and Japan).
Discussion of retrocomputing modems.
For questions related to the Apple IIgs computer.
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).
Requests to identify, locate or recommend literature (or other source) covering a specific topic.
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…
For questions about magnetic tape storage formats
For questions related to data preservation, archiving, and backups.
For questions regarding computers made by the Sinclair group of companies: Sinclair Research, Sinclair Radionics and Science of Cambridge.
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…
Early computers and their design, from before the standards set by the IBM S/360 (of 1964) became canon.
Diagnosing problems with retro systems not working as designed. See tag wiki for guidance on troubleshooting questions.
for questions on joystick hardware and software
For questions related to the SCSI interface
For questions on Sega's Genesis (Mega Drive) home video game console
For questions related to the Amstrad CPC series of 8-bit home computers.
For questions about the use of a mouse on retrocomputers. For questions about touchpads use the "touchpad" tag instead.
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.
For questions about hardware, peripherals and software specific to TRS-80 Color Computers.
For questions about transferring data from one device to another
Defects in historical software and hardware, their causes, questions about well-known bugs. Use [debugging] for bug diagnosis and discovery.
Motorola 6800 family of processors. This does not include the similarly-numbered but different 6809 family.
Questions on retro-related books (contemporary or historic)
For questions regarding the use or installation of the Pascal language on retrocomputers.
For questions about the Amiga 500 (A500) home and personal computer
IDE storage devices, cables, and drivers; also known as PATA or Parallel ATA.
For questions regarding the RS232 serial interface standard - its control and usage.
For questions about processors in the Motorola 68k (68000 series) range. Commonly used in Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, Sinclair QL and Sharp X68000 computers.
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.
For questions regarding products of Hewlett Packard.
For questions about copy protection techniques used on retro software.