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A game where you program a robot to fulfill missions
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I would guess you mean Paradroid. This game was originally written for the Commodore C64 and published through Hewson Consultants. Here's a video. The game was (at least on the C64) not isometric, ...

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How can I convert Epson escape codes to a more usable format?
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There is a nice (commercial, but relatively cheap) program called QPCPrint that does on-the-fly translation from Epson ESC/P escape codes received on a virtual LPT port to whatever modern printer you ...

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Which retro system controllers are compatible with Amiga out of the box
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This shop on Tindie sells modified Chinese NES64 controller rip-offs that connect directly to any 9-pin joystick connectors. The mod is available as a kit or fully assembled and ready to plug into ...

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How to alpha-sort MS-DOS 7.x directories
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Sorting a pre-LFN (long file name) directory was relatively easy. The file system guaranteed that no file name is longer than 8+3, simple sorting algorithms could be used to exchange directory entries ...

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Why did Commodore sell CPUs to its competitors?
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Aside from legal and contractual obligations that Commodore had acquired with MOS Technology and very probably had to continue: Compare the Commodore Computers with their 6502 to another Computer ...

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The earliest a home-computer or home-robot could be interfaced with a commercially available camera?
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Not related to image capture or processing, but the first actuator in the home computing market was maybe the Penman Plotter of 1984. It "walked" around a flat surface plotting traces in multiple ...

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A different way to share the memory bus between the CPU and the Video
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You seem to assume a single latch could suffice buffering video memory writes from the CPU while the RAM is busy shifting out bits to the DAC. That would assume that a single CPU instruction is only ...

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First computer emulator in Windows
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XTricator was the first ZX-81 emulator for the Sinclair QL, released as shareware August 1994. So not entirely non-commercial (although today it is).

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Writting DSK images onto a 3″ floppy for Amstrad/Sinclair computers
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I transfer files to my +3e using DIVMMC (which uses a card with +3e partitions, obviously): Bring the MMC image to the PC using DriveImage. Depending on your exact PC, this might not work (on my Mac ...

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Was there a retro computer susceptible of being damaged only by issuing instructions at it?
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A straight, simple CPU and memory arrangement of a (sufficiently simple) computer is made to start from a reproducible state after RESET into the next deterministic state. Permanent damage requires ...

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