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OmarL
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Why did the NES not allow rotated sprites?

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Why did some early CPUs use external math chips?

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What was Pong called in Britain?

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In what language(s) is the return value set by assigning to the function’s name?

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Simplest system to create an emulator for

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Why did the IBM 650 use bi-quinary?

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What should we do with manuals from the 80s?

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How did 8 bit processors perform 16 bit arithmetic?

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Was leaving all xxxxxx11 opcodes unused on the 6502 a deliberate design choice?

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What was the first Unix version to run on a microcomputer?

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Back in the late 1980s, how was commercial software for 8-bit home computers developed?

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Why were early computers named "Mark"?

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Why didn't the 6502 have increment/decrement opcodes for A?

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Why are C64 games inconsistent with which joystick port they use?

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Visible resolution of C64 video output, including borders

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Are NES turbo buttons internal to the controller?

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Why did blanking of screen on C64 SAM enable better quality speech synthesis?

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Locked-up DOS computer beeped on keypress. What mechanism caused that?

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Was there a retro computer susceptible of being damaged only by issuing instructions at it?

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What graphical effects can be created by changing the VIC-II settings?

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How was "GEOS" meant to be pronounced?

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How was microcode implemented in retro processors?

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When did Lisp start using symbols for arithmetic?

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Is the Game Boy Sharp LR35902 object-compatible with the 8080/Z-80?

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Where did the lookup table in Entombed come from?

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What are my options for multitasking in MS-DOS 5.0 on an 80186 with EMS?

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Did personal computers ever support 8" floppies?

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What systems had the lowest resolution ever that still allowed games to be made?

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What does it mean to byte swap or split a ROM image?

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DEMOS commands: Cyrillic or Roman letters? Uppercase or lowercase?