After a recent article about RISC OS & The Acorn Archimedes we take some time to talk about what we thought of the Archimedes. Was it really in the same league as the Amiga? Arcade1up are re-releasing their Star Wars arcade cabinet. Are you tempted? Finally, we find that it is possible to run Wolfenstein on the 8088 CPU thanks to a new port that runs just fine using CGA graphics.
All this and our Community Question Of The Week.
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00:00 - Show Opening
08:34 - RISC Free Computing
Story Link: https://www.theregister.com/2023/01/17/retro_tech_week_rool/
List of Archimedes games: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/cgi/archive.pl?type=Games&platform=Acorn%20Archimedes
24:11 Arcade1up Is No Yoke
Story Link: https://www.piratesandprincesses.net/re-released-star-wars-arcade-game-instantly-sells-out/
43:26 - Wolf 8088
Story Link: https://www.doomworld.com/forum/topic/133584-the-developer-adapted-wolfenstein-3d-for-the-intel-8088-processor-released-in-1979/
Wolf 8088 download link: https://github.com/jhhoward/WolfensteinCGA
Wolf 8088 running on period correct hardware: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5f3_TN4j54
51:53 - Community Question of the Week
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