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How was early randomness generated?
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Some games used the contents of ROM, or a subset of it, starting from a timer-fed address and looping. Because of the limited amount of space available, ROMs tended to be written to be very compact ...

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Proportional fonts on 8-bit computers
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The games Skool Daze and Back To Skool used proportional fonts for text on the ZX Spectrum. (source:

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What modern image editors support non-square pixels?
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GrafX2 ( is an open-source palettized-color paint program in the style of Deluxe Paint. It also supports graphics modes with non-square pixel ratios of 1:2 or 2:1, and I ...

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