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Defects in historical software and hardware, their causes, questions about well-known bugs. Use [debugging] for bug diagnosis and discovery.
The PAL (Phase Alternate Line) analogue video standard, commonly used in Europe.
For questions about retro devices from the Soviet Union (USSR)
For questions regarding graphical techniques using sprites.
For questions regarding the Motorola 6809 microprocessor.
for questions about retrocomputing hardware cases and enclosures
The products of Acorn Computers Ltd., a British computer manufacturer founded in 1978.
For questions on batteries and battery technology in retrocomputing hardware
For questions specifically regarding the Intel 8088 microprocessor.
The cc65 C compiler and toolchain, including ca65 (Assembler), cl65, ar65, etc.
The 7-bit ASCII character set, including control codes. DO NOT USE for binary-coded decimal; consider using [character-set] instead for extensions of ASCII. See tag wiki.
DRAM Dynamic Random Access Memory
IBM Color Graphics Adapter: signals, sources and receivers.
Questions about versions of the FORTRAN language relevant to retrocomputing: FORTRAN, FORTRAN II, FORTRAN IV, FORTRAN 66, FORTRAN 77, ...
For questions regarding the DEC PDP-10 computer, also known as DECsystem-10.
The DOS family of operating systems for x86-based computers, especially IBM PC compatibles. DO NOT USE for non-x86 systems with ‘DOS’ in the name!
for questions about the Apple DOS operating system used on the Apple II series of microcomputers
for questions about the Commodore Amiga CDTV home computer
For questions on Universal Serial Bus cables, connections, and communication protocols related to retrocomputing hardware and software
The S-100 (later the IEEE696) bus is a backplane standard introduced in 1975 supporting configurable card types.
Graphical user interfaces generally; use with the particular environment’s tag as appropriate.
The process of determining how a device was made. Usually for the purposes of replication.
for questions about retrocomputing screens or terminals
for questions about shell interfaces on retrocomputers
IDE storage devices, cables, and drivers; also known as PATA or Parallel ATA.
For questions about copy protection techniques used on retro software.
Questions about character-sets, either from a standardization point of view, or in terms of the repertoire implemented by particular equipment.
For questions about trying to identify hardware problems.
Historical computing periodicals and articles found within.