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What are the Ultra-Highres registers in ECS and AGA for?

12 votes

Why did Windows 95 crash the whole system but newer Windows only crashed programs?

3 votes

What determined the type of error dialog being shown in Windows 3.1?

2 votes

Why is the unchangeable Nintendo Game Boy logo in the cartridge?

9 votes

What was the difference between a Games Console and a Home Computer?

94 votes

Why weren't bootable game disks ever common on the IBM PC?

515 votes

Why did moving the mouse cursor cause Windows 95 to run more quickly?

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Source Code Archival in early Game Developement

11 votes

Why did the Apple IIe make a hideous noise if you inserted the disk upside down?

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Details of video memory access arbitration in Space Invaders

12 votes

How did Satoru Iwata compress Pokemon GS to fit two regions on a single cartridge?

2 votes

how can I connect a scanner with Centronics 50 output to USB?

1 vote

Did early assembly games use hardcoded memory locations?

4 votes

Was it possible to send data over the phone-line without a modem?

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What use are the data direction registers in the MOS 6526 CIA?

25 votes

What is a subpixel in Super Mario Bros, and how does it relate to wall clipping?

20 votes

What did the 'turbo' button actually do?

7 votes

Preventing socketed chip corrosion?

6 votes

What are the best file formats for backup & emulation of retro game CDs? And why?

8 votes

When did game consoles begin including FPUs?

24 votes

What is the most rudimentary input method a platform has ever been programmed in?

23 votes

What makes accurate emulation of old systems a difficult task?

5 votes

What are all the fixed addresses of AmigaOS?

29 votes
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How did Elite on the NES work?

7 votes

Why weren't discrete x86 CPUs ever used in game hardware?

8 votes

Why did Pokémon Red have so many overflow bugs?

8 votes
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How were arcade games developed?

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Was drilling 3"5 720 KiB floppies to 'upgrade' them to 1440 KiB at all reliable?

8 votes

Why was the shrinking from 8″ made only to 5.25″ and not smaller (4″ or less)?

2 votes

Why did some early computer designers eschew integers?