Tag: retro computing

Retro Computer Festival 2023: Nostalgia Meets Innovation

Get ready to embark on a journey back in time to celebrate the computing pioneers who paved the way for the digital age. The Retro Computer Festival 2023, taking place on Saturday, November 4th, promises a thrilling experience for enthusiasts and curious minds alike. Hosted at the Centre for Computing History (CCH) in Cambridge, this event is set to be…

2023 ViTNO Writer’s Contest – Entry #4 – “When My Father Took Me to Night Class”

Author: Anthony Albert Date: June 30th, 2023 Category: Non-technical   When My Father Took Me to Night Class In the summer of 1982, my father signed up for a night course at the local high school.  He wanted to learn about computers and maybe use one to help the family business out – specifically, with accounting software.  This is because my…

How much do you really know about retro games?

Find out by watching our new video series called “Phaze101 Retro Quiz”. In each video you will be asked a short question about a retro game and shown three possible answers. You only have a few seconds to guess and then the correct answer is shown. Don’t worry if you get the answer wrong … it will be fun to…

Quahappy, a New ZX Spectrum Game Now Available on the ViTNO PD Database!

Retro gamers will be pleased to learn that Jaime Grilo, stalwart member of the Spectrum homebrew development scene, returns with yet another exciting AGD title. In a change of pace from the arcade platform antics seen in the likes of Tea-Leaf Ted and previous releases, Quahappy is an arcade adventure game that puts players in control of Dauntless Andy, a soul both brave…

Floppy Days Podcast 70 – Michael Tomczyk (Vic-20)

A new episode of Floppy Days Podcast is now available. In this episode; New Acquisitions Ultimate 1MB – http://lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=67 “Atari DOS 2.5:1050 Disk Drive Owner’s Manual” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_DOS “Art of Atari” book by Tim Lapetino – http://www.amazon.com/dp/1524101036/?tag=flodaypod-20 News BASIC 10-liners contest – http://gkanold.wixsite.com/homeputerium/basic-10liners-2017 RetroChallenge 2017/04 – http://retrochallenge.tuxdriver.com/ Upcoming Shows VCF East – http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east/, March 31-April 2, 2017, InfoAge Science Center,…

Floppy Days 69, The Commodore Vic-20, History with Michael Tomczyk, Neil Harris, Brian Bagnall

A new episode of Floppy Days Podcast is now available. In this episode; New Acquisitions NADSBox – http://www.club100.org/catalog.html “Now the Chips Are Down: The BBC Micro (Platform Studies)” Hardcover by Alison Gazzard – http://www.amazon.com/dp/0262034034/?tag=flodaypod-20 Compute’s Gazette – https://archive.org/details/compute-gazette “33 challenging computer games for TRS-80/Apple/PET Paperback” by David Chance – https://www.amazon.com/challenging-computer-games-TRS-80-Apple/dp/0830612750 “Atari Playground” by Fred D’Ignazio – https://www.amazon.com/Atari-playground-Fred-DIgnazio/dp/0810457709 Fred D’Ignazio Interview…

And the winner is…. 2016 BASIC 10-Liners contest results!

The 2016 BASIC 10-liners contest is a staggering success with 89 games in 4 categories. The number of entries and the quality of the programs shows that BASIC is still a viable language for many usages, and fun to program. Your very own Vintage is The New Old had an entry called “Typing Hero” for the MSX, and it did…

The 'Penultimate Cartridge' for VIC-20 gets new updates

Tynemouth Software has been developing an expansion cartridge for the Commodore VIC-20, adding RAM and ROM expansion selectable by dipswitches. There is a new update from the previous prototype, expanding it by adding 4 pins to each of the chips. The RAM is upgraded from a 62256 (32Kx8) to a 621024 (128Kx8), and the ROM from 27C512 (64Kx8) to 27C040…

The 25th Annual “Last” Chicago CoCoFEST is happening in April

Hosted by the Glenside Color Computer Club, CoCoFEST! is an annual festival centered around the Radio Shack Color Computer and other 6809-based hardware and operating systems, bringing together retro computing enthusiasts from around the globe. The organizers want to make clear that other 8-bit computers and operating systems are also welcome! The event will happen on April 23 and 24,…

Z80-based Multitask Operating System 'SymbOS' 3.0 beta release

Yes, you read it right. Amstrad, MSX and Enterprise can get a modern multitask operating system and it actually works very well. SymbOS is a graphical user interface (GUI) based multitasking operating system for Z80 based supported home computers. SymbOS provides true multitasking and a complete windows like GUI. It supports up to 1024KB Ram for data and code execution…