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Jean-François Fabre
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78 votes

Back in 1984 I wrote some games for Spectrum - Will they still be playable?

58 votes
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How was collision detection done on the Asteroids arcade game?

53 votes

Was memory corruption a common problem in large programs written in assembly language?

53 votes

What caused older computer fans to be so much louder than they are today?

51 votes

Was the Amiga ever used by any U.S. Government agency?

40 votes

When and why did high-level language compilers start targeting assembly language rather than machine code?

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How was a demo mode implemented in arcade machines

33 votes

Is it possible to limit HDD capacity to work on an old computer?

26 votes

Should I use the internal or external drive for loading Amiga 500 games?

24 votes

How were sprites in DOS games programmed?

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Which software was the first to use copy protection?

23 votes

Were the custom chips in the Amiga exploited for their hardware bugs like the ones in the C64 and Atari 8 bit computers were?

22 votes
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Why did the PlayStation 2 implement backward compatibility that way?

22 votes
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Why do drives occupy memory on Amigas

20 votes

How did musicians acquire samples for tracker music (MOD, S3M, XM and the like)?

18 votes
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GCC to make Amiga executables, including Fortran support?

17 votes
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How does the "Small fire-Mario" glitch in SMB1 work?

17 votes

Is there a Commodore 64 emulator that can profile running code?

16 votes
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Trying to understand some assembly syntax in the Unix v7 write system call

16 votes

How did integer multiplication work in 8-bit BASIC without CPU support

16 votes

Why are paddles called paddles?

15 votes

Why did Sony allegedly not want developers to take advantage of the full power of their PlayStation?

13 votes

Why exactly does MAME (apparently) require different ROMs for different versions of MAME?

13 votes
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How to make bootable CD with multiple games for CDTV

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On Amiga, what happens when I write to $DFC5A0 by mistake?

13 votes

Can you manually load an Amiga library into memory?

11 votes

What made some 8-bit BASIC interpreters especially slow?

11 votes

Identify a vertical arcade shooter from the very early 1980s

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Is the NeoGeo capable of raster effects?

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How would I reliably detect the amount of RAM, including Fast RAM?