working with shared mutable state illustrated
Update: not only is this a problem in QUASI88 for SDL1, it's also a problem in QUASI88 for Win32 and M88 for Win32.
Something super funky is going on with how this game displays text.
I'm guessing it's some sort of clever xor mode or another trick that depends on an ill-emulated hardware quirk.
Wonder what this connector is for on this ancient Quantum ProDrive. Access LED?
My port of QUASI88 to SDL2 (from SDL1) works petty well.
It has some weird text-blitting issues, not sure if that's original to the emulator or not since I had to port it to SDL2 just to get it to work on Mojave. Have to try the SDL1 version on an older Mac, I guess.
Today is the 30th anniversary of the Sega Megadrive. Everyone collect some gold rings to celebrate, then listen to slap bass while underwater.
Feels good - but weird - to be writing a path tracer again.
* IBM replaced ucode on 68k to make it into a 370 CPU
* Xerox made the Alto's CPU do not just DG Nova emulation, but run the video HW too (90s version: MediaGX)
* If you believe the rumours, K8-K10 are suspiciously similar to Alpha internally
* Some other 90s x86 codes might also be literally PPC or MIPS designs with x86 decoders in front
So this is a thing that happened... Everyone needs a mainframe.
In case anyone is curious, the helicopter pilot in the PC-98 version of Sim City 2000 still screams in English when you shoot him.
Hello new friend. Let’s format you up because for some reason it won’t boot off you.
I am getting more and more serious about adding support for ActivityPub `Article` posts in (my fork of) Mastodon. My vision: they DO NOT show up in your timeline but rather get sent straight into a kind of inbox for articles, like you might have on Instapaper or Pocket. Or maybe the stub shows up in your timeline (as it currently does) but then you click to open it on a new page in a "reader" format. Maybe treat them like DMs where you can have a separate queue of them. Still thinking...
[memory allocation joke] more like heap of SHIT!!!!!!!!! boost if you ever use programs
Best #vintagecomputing media format ever. Fuck Zip drives, this is where it's at. Weak Zip only uses magnetic fields. This uses magnets AND lasers! Specifically, lasers to fry the material to 400C so that a magnetic field can alter the magnetic polarization and simultaneously change the reflected wavelength of the material. HOW BADASS IS THAT?!?!?!
Because of the unfortunate attitude against the free release of older operating systems, many developers resort to reverse engineering them (and then rewriting from scratch). Such as
Advanced Mac Substitute which emulates Classic Mac OS by an acquaintance of mine: Josh Juran. #digipres https://www.v68k.org/advanced-mac-substitute/