Retro Computing

MacBookPro 2009 & macOS 10.8 save diary

Nove anni fa, e nove mesi prima della nascita di mio figlio comperai un MacBook Pro mid-2009, da 2.53Ghz con Intel Core 2 Duo (“Penryn” da 2.53 GHz  codice P8700) Oltre a funzionare ancora adesso, ha subito un upgrade con disco SSD Smasung 840 PRO, con un kit molto ben fatto che rimpiazzava il masterizzartore …

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ESP8266 VGA OUTPUT

This is a VGA library for ESP8266. To use this library you need only 1 resistor and one DSUB15 connector. VGA signal generation based on https://github.com/hchunhui/esp-vga (thanks for your awesome works). [….] The library implement a 512x480px framebuffer with 1bpp, where each pixel is stored as a single bit. The framebuffer is stored inside RAM and require …

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Coming soon 8 Bit computers: from 1977 to 1985

Hi all! I decided to write a book called “8-Bit Computers: Retro computer history in the ’80”. It is my first book on this topic, so I need you comments & advices! A small extract is right here for download. You will be able to buy the Kindle edition for little as € 0,99 by …

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C64 Kernal and ROM Hacking

Michael Steil just published a repository you can actually USE to hack C64 Kernal and ROM. A nice idea you can play with using VICE emulator… Commodore 64 BASIC and KERNAL Source https://github.com/mist64/c64rom 13 forks. 71 stars. 1 open issues. Recent commits: Makefile: fix checksum generation for basic.bin (#1)The Makefile executes some shell commands to …

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Georg Rottensteiner C64Studio

Ok this is a bit embarassing! Even in 2019, there is a IDE for C/64 which is still mantained! C64 Studio is a full .NET IDE which can connect to [Win]Vice for debugging. It seems Deutsche guys are very strong on C/64 Developmenet on these days….

Z80 Retro Computing with Arduino

The ZilogZ80 CPU is an 8-bit based microprocessor. It was introduced by Zilog in 1976 as the startup company’s first product. The Z80 was conceived by Federico Faggin in late 1974. The Z80 was software compatible (!) with the Intel 8080 machine language. It added several extensions and was the heart of the ZX Spectrum. Zilog Z80 is the chip who powered half of the ’80 microcomputers. …

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Arduino Stereo sid

Arudino StereoSID emulates the SID sound chip of the famous Commodore 64. It is based on the Atmega8 MOS6581 SID Emulator from Christoph Haberer. Library conversion and memory optimization by Mario Patino. Stereo Effect by Giovanni Giorgi MOS6581 SID Emulator Arduino Library with stereo capability https://github.com/daitangio/sid-arduino-lib 1 forks. 14 stars. 1 open issues. Recent commits: …

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