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    Join the Paleotronic Retro-Technology Club on Facebook…

    Our Facebook group is the place to discuss all things Paleotronic including retrogaming, retrocomputing, and all sorts of other vintage electronics. So, come on over and let’s get the party started! https://www.facebook.com/groups/paleotronic/
  • microM8

    microM8 adds alternate font support

    Our Apple II emulator microM8 has recently added alternate font support, and includes additional “Fancy” and “SciFi” fonts to add an additional stylistic element to classic games. Check out this presentation of Zork I in the micropaks folder, available inside microM8’s file catalog. It uses a new font, a background [more...]
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    Spacewar! update…

    Of course, while researching you always come across material you wish you had the issue before! In this case, it’s an article by one of the inventors of Spacewar! J.M. Graetz. It can be found starting on page 9 (listed as page 7) in the following newsletter from the now-defunct [more...]
  • Apple II

    Steve Wozniak Talks Disk ][

    Paleotronic was lucky enough to be given the chance to have a chat with Apple co-founder and  engineer-extraordinare Steve Wozniak, who gave us a personal look into the development of the Disk II. I like talking about it, it’s a very interesting story, especially parts that are not so much told. [more...]
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    Miniaturised Radios and Magnetic Tape

    Reprinted from Paleotronic issue 1, volume 1 Feb-Mar 2018.  Lee De Forest’s 1907 Audion vacuum tube is widely credited with kickstarting the modern electronics industry in general, but it would take the much smaller, lower-power and cooler transistor to shift it into high gear. The thermonic triode, a vacuum tube [more...]
  • Apple II

    “Record” Mockingboard music, play it back during other games…

    Most emulators work by running everything through a single “loop”. This makes sound emulation easy because everything is synchronised. However, microM8 doesn’t operate this way. Each component of microM8 (video, sound, CPU) functions on its own, communicating with each other the way a real computer system does. However, because microM8 [more...]
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    Issue 2 has been released!

    Our second issue delves into all things CRT, exploring the history of the cathode-ray tube, the birth of television, early computer and video-game graphics and so much more. The digital edition weighs in at a hefty 150 pages! Table of Contents: FEATURE PRESENTATION - “Picture Perfect”: A farm boy from Idaho [more...]
  • Features

    The Magic of C.E.S.

    The soothing sonata of chatter in the convention hall swelled to a crescendo of voices as people piled into the Paleotronic booth ahead of the 1983 Consumer Electronic Show’s umpteenth product announcement of the day — but hey, there was more free champagne to be drank, so the herd had [more...]
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Spacewar! update…

by paleotronic in History 0

Of course, while researching you always come across material you wish you had the issue before! In this case, it’s an article by one of the inventors of Spacewar! J.M. Graetz. It can be found starting on page 9 (listed as page 7) in the following newsletter from the now-defunct Boston Computer Museum: Computer Museum Newsletter Fall 1983 If you’re interested in more information about Spacewar! it’s worth a read.

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