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96 votes
7 answers
28k views

Why would a NES game use an undocumented 1-byte or 2-byte NOP in production?

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66 votes
10 answers
15k views

How was C ported to architectures that had no hardware stack?

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65 votes
1 answer
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How exactly does Sonic & Knuckles' 'Lock-On Technology' work?

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61 votes
8 answers
8k views

Are there any modern compilers that can generate Amiga/m68k executables?

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57 votes
2 answers
12k views

Why did Commodore fill their power supplies with epoxy?

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47 votes
8 answers
8k views

What was the first programming book

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46 votes
4 answers
7k views

Why would older video games include fragments of source code?

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39 votes
5 answers
6k views

Why do programmable sound generators like SID include a noise generator?

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38 votes
2 answers
3k views

Where and what was Haunt.bat? A game pre-loaded on a c1992 PC

37 votes
2 answers
5k views

How did Windows ME "cripple" DOS?

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33 votes
2 answers
2k views

Rescuing data from old audio cassettes

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31 votes
5 answers
5k views

What were the differences in floppy disk formats between Amiga and IBM/PC compatible computers?

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31 votes
6 answers
14k views

Can I image Amiga floppy disks on a modern computer?

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31 votes
6 answers
3k views

Why does UNIX ed not have a prompt by default

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30 votes
6 answers
26k views

Windows 98 with 2GB of RAM

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25 votes
9 answers
4k views

What were the early PC applications requiring a hard disk?

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25 votes
2 answers
7k views

The start of x86: Intel 8080 vs Intel 8086?

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24 votes
3 answers
799 views

Why was segment register value scaled by such a small factor of 16 on i8086?

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21 votes
5 answers
8k views

Will PC-DOS run faster on 4 or 8 core modern machines?

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20 votes
1 answer
2k views

Did Hewlett Packard really allow the use of the HP48 ROMs in emulators?

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19 votes
2 answers
759 views

When did README files start showing up in software?

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19 votes
5 answers
26k views

How to use ISA card in modern PC

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19 votes
7 answers
1k views

Did any microcomputers back in the day accelerate standard-cassette performance

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19 votes
2 answers
2k views

What was the first language with regexes?

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18 votes
1 answer
920 views

Unable to install Colonization in DOSBox

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18 votes
3 answers
5k views

Is it possible to adapt a standard PC floppy drive to work in an IBM PS/2?

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17 votes
1 answer
2k views

How does single-stepping on the 8086 interact with internal and external interrupts?

16 votes
1 answer
570 views

Who or what is the 'AH' credited on the die of the Atari TIA chip next to Jay Miner?

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16 votes
3 answers
4k views

Sega Genesis/Mega Drive ROM Disassembler

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16 votes
3 answers
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Atari 800 CPU - 6502 vs. Sally

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