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Why are paddles called paddles?

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Did John Carmack really invent "Adaptive Tile Refresh"?

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What is 'Adaptive Tile Refresh' in the context of Commander Keen?

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Why are the Nintendo 64 memory cards' batteries *soldered* on?

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What exactly is/was threaded p-code?

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What is this game featured in the film ‘The Year of the Jellyfish’?

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Why do Game Boy games have explicit save functions, instead of using battery-backed non-volatile cartridge SRAM to store the game state?

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Did the original MS-DOS Quake not have a menu item for freelook, and if so, why?

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What really is a sound card driver in MS-DOS?

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What actions, besides a hard power-off, did a blank screen with a blinking cursor allow?

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Windows 98 fails to install with 'Windows Setup requires 7340032 by' error in console

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6502 ORA not updating the accumulator

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Which retro system controllers are compatible with Amiga out of the box

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What is the "NES version" of the NES?

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How did wolfenstein do 3D graphics when 3D graphics couldn't exist?

23 votes

Cost of PC vs. Amiga 500 in Europe

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Why didn't SNES Doom use mode 7?

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Which was this game with collectibles, that came with a washing machine detergent?

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Could a single NES ROM cartridge run on both PAL and NTSC systems?

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What is this early 3D platformer?

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How is it possible that this "Polymega™" console will "not support" Everdrives?

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What did it sound like when you played a cassette tape with programs on it?

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Is there any text to speech program that will run on an 8- or 16-bit CPU?

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Please identify this game from movie Dawn of the dead aka "Zombie"

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What are the electrical properties of the EAR and MIC sockets on a ZX Spectrum, and can they be connected between machines?

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How does the Everdrive handle all the special chips and stuff that were put in cartridges?

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How did games like Doom offer free trials? What was packaged in their free trial software packages?

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Why are there no actual complete and 100% verified/vetted ROM collections still?

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Did the original Shadowgate for the Macintosh (1987) not have "take" or "leave" command?

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VIP Technologies Professional for Amiga, a Lotus 1-2-3 clone