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<Now Go Bang!> Raster CRT Typography (According to DEC)
Getting an accurate look for the VT100 fonts, based on the electrical characteristics
reverse_engineering  typography  fonts  retrocomputing  dec 
2 days ago by mechazoidal
Commodore Peripheral Bus: Overview
The well-known Serial Bus (aka Serial “IEC” Bus) of the Commodore 64 that connects to disk drives such as the 1541 is just one variant of a whole family of busses and protocols used by the line of 8 bit Commodore machines from the PET to the C65. This is the first article of a multi-part series on the Commodore Peripheral Bus family.
commodore  cbm  serial  retrocomputing 
4 days ago by tonious
E-Books zu QBasic und QuickBasic im PDF-Format
E-Books über QBasic und QickBASIC als PDF zum
kostenlosen Download. Auch Bücher zu VB-DOS, GW-BASIC, PowerBASIC, Lehrbücher,
Handbücher und Befehlsreferenzen
qbasic  gwbasic  retrocomputing 
5 days ago by leitmedium
<Now Go Bang!> Raster CRT Typography (According to DEC)
(Now Go Bang!) Raster CRT Typography (According to DEC): A closer look at the glyphs drawn by the DEC terminals VT100 and VT220.
digital_type  history  displays  physics  vt100  phosphor  type_design  console  typography  retrocomputing 
6 days ago by jbkcc
Advanced Mac Substitute
Advanced Mac Substitute is an API-level reimplementation of classic Mac OS. It runs 68K Mac applications in an emulator without an Apple ROM or system software.
retrocomputing  macintosh  classic  api 
7 days ago by gohai
SuperIlu/DOjS: A DOS JavaScript Canvas with sound
DOjS is a JavaScript-able canvas with WAV, MIDI and FM sound support for systems running MS-DOS, FreeDOS or any DOS based Windows (like 95, 98, ME). It was inspired by Processing which is described on Wikipedia as:

Processing is an open-source graphical library and integrated development environment (IDE) / playground built for the electronic arts, new media art, and visual design communities with the purpose of teaching non-programmers the fundamentals of computer programming in a visual context.

It also has a p5js compatibility mode where some of the functions of p5js are available and scripts can have a similar structure to Processing sketches.
retrocomputing  processing  msdos  javascript 
7 days ago by gohai
schlae/snark-barker: A 100% compatible replica of the famed SB 1.0 sound card
The Snark Barker is a 100% compatible clone of the famed SB 1.0 "Killer Card" sound card from 1989. It implements all the features, including the digital sound playback and recording, Ad Lib compatible synthesis, the joystick/MIDI port, and the CMS chips (which are actually Philips SAA1099 synthesizer devices).
retrocomputing  hardware  clone  soundblaster 
7 days ago by gohai
The sound of SID: 35 years of chiptune's influence on electronic music
From niche player to chart hit, the characteristic sound of videogames has had a considerable influence on music.
chiptune  sid  c64  music  retrocomputing 
11 days ago by axodys
How I Couldn’t Stop Poking at Mysterious CompuServe Server Hard Disk Images
Watch as Gerry explains the history behind this Compuserve PDP-10 computer, as well as shows you the Boot-Up process. Today computers a fraction of this size have more multitudes more processing power and storage, but in the '70s this machine was an industry standard.
compuserve  history  retrocomputing  pdp  computing  computing.history 
13 days ago by po
The FPGASID Project
The chip MOS6581 also known as the Sound Interface Device (SID) of the Commodore 64 computer is known for it's characteristic sound. Unfortunately, many of these devices produced between 1982 and 1993 reach the end of their life span these days. It is getting harder to get a replacement part. Thus, we need a proper substitute.
And this is what the FPGASID project is all about!
It has been started to overcome with this situation and reaches even higher - it aims for a better SID than any SID has ever been before...
SID  retro  retrocomputing  music  electronic  chips  chiptune  electronics  shopping  FPGA 
16 days ago by squishyrobot
MechBoard64 – breadbox64.com
The MechBoard64 is a brand new mechanical keyboard for the Commodore 64. It is made from Gateron microswitches, a black PCB and a rigid black powder coated aluminum bracket. The keyboard supports all versions of the Commodore 64 including the newly produced motherboards (C64 Reloaded & Ultimate64).
shopping  retro  retrocomputing  computer  components  DIY  keyboards 
17 days ago by squishyrobot

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