Aaron
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Searching for an old planet shooter game
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Are you thinking of Warheads? Warheads an old gravity-based planetary shooter, in the same vein as Scorched Earth. And according to Moby Games (linked above) it was created in 1997, so that would be ...

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Why did CP/M and MS-DOS use the BIOS instead of their own drivers to access hardware?
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the size for these operating systems would become too large. I think that's a big part of it. Building their own hardware drivers would require both: Space in RAM to be used. Space on a 360k floppy ...

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What are the differences between the versions of AppleSoft BASIC?
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The AppleSoft BASIC Wikipedia page has quite a bit of info on this: Not really a feature, but the RAM footprint changed between the 1 & 2. AppleSoft I - 8.5 kb AppleSoft II - 10 kb AppleSoft I ...

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Is it legal to download ROM images from shared or internet archives?
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I think one reason that it is very prolific, is that JDV is right: in many cases the rightsholders may not have any interest in pursuing legal interests. And in the case of very old games and ...

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Upgrades for the TRS-80 Model 100 portable
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As you mentioned, you could upgrade TRS-80 Model 100's RAM to 32k. You can also get a REX chip, which uses the ROM expansion slot to provide additional flash memory. The TRS-80 Model 100 had several ...

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Can I run Windows 98 and games from the same era on an AMD Duron CPU?
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I had one of these for quite a while (better part of a decade) running in a box that I used as a household print/file server. I had it running Fedora Linux (started with Core 5, upgraded to 9 later ...

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What software supported the Mockingboard on the Apple II?
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The Apple Vault has a fairly comprehensive list of software titles which supported the Mockingboard. I do see several music programs in the list: Bank Street Music Writer Clarinet Master Flute ...

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Disto Super Controller II
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According to this gem Tandy's Little Wonder, The Color Computer 1979-1991, When OS-9 came out a flaw was quickly discovered in the Tandy disk controller (and all others made at that time). ...

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Atari 2600 paddle controllers slow, jittery
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So I loosely followed the instructions on this site: Atari Paddle Repair (Cleaning Jittery Paddles) Once I had disassembled the "pot" and exposed the metal ring, I could see that the contact points ...

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What was the first intentional malware that got spread over multiple machines?
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One of the first viruses to gain widespread attention was "The Brain." Two brothers from Lahore, Pakistan had written a heart monitoring program, and realized it was being copied and distributed ...

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