Tag: software

86 How was early randomness generated? 2017-02-05T10:22:30.750

67 Why does the Minus World exist? 2016-11-06T19:31:09.187

59 Did Apple not originally allow anyone to develop software for the Macintosh? 2017-03-21T00:13:55.943

47 What was Nintendo's Software Development Environment for NES Games? 2016-07-20T16:01:53.720

43 Why not use fractions instead of floating point? 2018-10-01T09:22:00.417

34 Why does the kill-screen glitch occur in Pac-man? 2016-10-31T22:05:26.787

25 What are the differences between a PAL and NTSC C64? 2016-04-19T22:10:22.890

22 What was the first piece of software to be called an engine? 2017-03-07T12:05:37.557

20 Actual code written by Ada Lovelace? 2016-12-08T14:59:58.667

19 How did "full memory" Spectrum tape copiers work? 2016-04-19T22:06:00.410

19 What kind of software was used to develop Nintendo 64 titles? 2016-05-22T03:10:41.200

19 Why did Pokémon Red have so many overflow bugs? 2016-10-28T21:08:45.783

18 Where can I find software for the PDP-6? 2016-04-19T20:11:37.597

18 How did Elite (BBC Micro) compress resources? 2016-10-27T20:02:34.200

18 How did Windows ME "cripple" DOS? 2017-07-10T21:30:45.623

16 Why can you not move on the last level on Dig Dug? 2016-11-01T21:50:32.783

16 First commercial DOS game? 2018-03-04T07:27:42.167

14 Why does Ms. Pac-man turn upside down? 2016-11-02T22:05:30.700

14 Security Issues with Bootable Games 2018-09-28T02:19:09.923

13 How did Atari cassette "turbo without hardware mods" work? 2016-04-21T08:25:15.243

12 How can I build Gameboy Development Kit 2.1.5 on a modern Unix/Mac platform? 2016-08-16T17:43:36.007

11 What does Personal Paint documentation actually refer to by "unmaskable interrupt" for its "crash protection feature"? 2016-04-25T12:23:28.830

11 What API did the POKEY module provide? 2016-12-19T13:30:49.837

11 Old school backup systems: what are they? 2017-08-30T00:59:13.083

10 How does one convert Atari assembly to A=USR(ADR("[garble]")) style BASIC wrapper? 2016-04-21T08:41:28.443

10 What did disk-validator do? 2016-04-26T10:03:53.437

10 In search of.... SeaWar -- NOT Battleship! 2016-07-20T11:56:22.007

10 Where did Fast InvSqrt() come from? 2017-08-31T12:30:23.793

10 Where do command line switches originate from? 2017-09-08T06:01:11.980

9 How can I copy software which is too large for one Atari ST floppy disk? 2016-08-30T08:27:37.203

9 What is the instruction set of the PDP-7? 2016-10-29T21:13:34.080

9 Was there a 'git' in the 1990s? 2017-08-20T00:40:07.427

9 Can 6502 programs be transliterated to the SPC700? 2018-04-13T18:50:31.007

8 What is the best way to obtain old versions of Windows? 2017-08-02T10:39:48.613

7 TI-83 Series Graphing Calculator Emulator 2016-06-29T02:01:18.453

7 How did Drive Overlay programs break BIOS disk barriers on older PCs? 2018-05-03T15:45:05.133

7 Colorful print ad in ca. 1990 magazine 2018-10-21T16:37:04.197

6 Does a market/shop with fully legal 8-bit software/games exist? 2016-05-02T20:31:30.920

6 Where can I find "Nemesis II", the sequel to "Nemesis", an old CP/M game? 2016-08-12T22:51:23.613

6 Need help identifying math game where equations let you move from room to room? 2017-11-27T16:43:09.693

6 Identification of old text-to-speech voice/engine 2018-01-15T23:58:31.330

6 Did Radio Shack initially attempt to get a monopoly on commercial software for the TRS-80 Model I? 2018-02-22T23:19:03.660

5 How were analytics gathered on software built for retrocomputing platforms? 2016-08-21T00:40:10.213

5 What are some names of professional music software for the Macintosh Classic / SE? 2016-12-02T20:22:48.270

5 Find the PGP SDK 2017-04-23T02:31:24.603

5 What is the (usually lower quality) "software rendering" mode visible in so many "second-generation" FPS games? 2018-03-12T17:26:26.723

5 Is there a non-paging ITS for the PDP-6 or PDP-10? 2018-04-20T09:21:23.660

4 Rainbow Technologies Ltd DRM system for DOS 2018-06-11T17:02:14.533

4 Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.0 "DIVIDE BY ZERO" command 2018-09-29T20:04:48.270

3 How did PC boot games handle saving? 2018-09-24T20:47:46.853

2 How was corporate training done before PowerPoint? 2018-07-05T16:49:11.413

1 How were 3D effects created before GPUs? 2017-02-12T21:08:02.560

1 What are some programs known to take advantage of Intel MMX instructions? 2017-07-30T11:58:18.067

0 What was the name and origin of this security software? 2018-02-26T18:39:41.447

0 Combination of processor and windows version 2018-11-01T14:18:15.977

-9 How many old computing methods are still with us today? 2017-07-01T22:58:30.150