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Loading ZX Spectrum tape audio in a post-cassette world
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How did 8 bit processors perform 16 bit arithmetic?
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When did compilers start generating optimized code that runs faster than an average programmer's assembly code?
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8080 vs. 8086 - Are 16 Bit CPUs bloaty by nature?
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What technological factors drove the rise of "high-speed" modems in the early 1990s?
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What languages are better fit for generating efficient code for 8-bit CPU's than C?
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Uses for the halt instruction?
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Why does the Commodore C128 perform poorly when running CP/M?
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Why did 8-bit Basic use 40-bit floating point?
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How fast is memcpy on the Z80?
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What techniques were used to reduce the required re-rendering in 3D programs?
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How did Z80 multiprocessing work in the Namco Galaga hardware?
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How did Elite (BBC Micro) compress resources?
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How ZX Spectrum avoided key ghosting
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How was polyphony achieved on systems with only one audio channel?
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What is the difference between DriveSpace and DoubleSpace?
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A different kind of sprite system
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Compression techniques used in old ZX Spectrum tapes
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What's a good way to implement this "splashing water" effect on the C64?
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Where did the standard arcade font originate?
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Measuring frame length on the ZX Spectrum
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How do you program Babbage's Difference Engine?
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Could CGA synchronize with vertical blank?
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Spectrum clones 512x192 mode usable text resolution
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Better way to do Z80 "bank switch & call"?
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What file formats were used for binary executable files on later Sinclair ZX Spectrums?
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Do any 6502 assemblers have better support for self-modifying code?
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Where to share/who may be interested in IEEE 16 bit half float library for Zilog Z80?
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ES688 AudioDrive 4-bit proprietary codec: Any way to decode?
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How can I detect signed integer overflow on the Game Boy?