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For questions about copy protection techniques used on retro software.
The products of Acorn Computers Ltd., a British computer manufacturer founded in 1978.
The process of determining how a device was made. Usually for the purposes of replication.
For questions about processors in the Motorola 68k (68000 series) range. Commonly used in Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, Sinclair QL and Sharp X68000 computers.
Dynamic Random Access Memory and its use in retrocomputers.
Questions about character-sets, either from a standardization point of view, or in terms of the repertoire implemented by particular equipment.
IBM Color Graphics Adapter: signals, sources and receivers.
for questions about the Apple DOS operating system used on the Apple II series of microcomputers
For questions about Kickstart, the bootstrap firmware of the Amiga
For questions specifically regarding the Intel 8088 microprocessor.
Historical conditions of the computing market: price levels, offerings, sales and demand. (Questions about current market conditions are off-topic.)
for questions about retrofitting modern hardware for use with retrocomputing devices
For questions about retro devices from the Soviet Union (USSR)
For questions regarding compatibility of retrocomputers and peripherals.
For questions about modifications to retro hardware.
for questions on Nintendo's Game Boy Advance handheld video game console
for questions about retrocomputing hardware cases and enclosures
Graphical user interfaces generally; use with the particular environment’s tag as appropriate.
Lossless and lossy data compression: algorithms and utilities.
For questions on Universal Serial Bus cables, connections, and communication protocols related to retrocomputing hardware and software
The PAL (Phase Alternate Line) analogue video standard, commonly used in Europe.
Questions about versions of the FORTRAN language relevant to retrocomputing: FORTRAN, FORTRAN II, FORTRAN IV, FORTRAN 66, FORTRAN 77, ...
Questions regarding the IBM System/360 computers and their descendants.
Requests to identify a peripheral device (printer, monitor, input device, etc.) based on a photograph or some specific criteria.
Retro input devices generally; also, less common devices (like paddles, gamepads, steering wheels, drawing tablets) and entirely unconventional input devices. Use [mouse], [keyboards], [joystick] inst…
For questions specifically regarding the Millennium Edition of the Microsoft Windows OS.
For questions about the MSX standard or about computers, hardware or software conforming to the MSX standard.
for questions about shell interfaces on retrocomputers
The S-100 (later the IEEE696) bus is a backplane standard introduced in 1975 supporting configurable card types.
For questions regarding graphical techniques using sprites.
The 7-bit ASCII character set, including control codes. DO NOT USE for binary-coded decimal; consider using [character-sets] instead for extensions of ASCII. See tag wiki.