Luigi Ruffolo
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  1. Colour textured raycasting on Oric (tested on real hardware)

    02-27-2021 at 10:31 PM
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  2. Preserving Worlds

    02-27-2021 at 03:59 AM
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    https://preservingworlds.net/

    «Preserving Worlds is a documentary series about aging virtual worlds.Virtual worlds are delicate things, and they can vanish with hardly a trace. You can archive the offline software, but a dead world can only tell you so much. It’s just as important ...
  3. Booting the IBM 1401: How a 1959 punch-card computer loads a program

    02-24-2021 at 11:44 PM
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    «How do you boot a computer from punch cards when the computer has no operating system and no ROM? To make things worse, this computer requires special metadata called "word marks" that can't be represented on a card. In this blog post, I describe the interesting hardware and software ...
  4. The SA-1 optimized version of Race Drivin' for the SNES

    02-22-2021 at 11:52 AM
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    Here's the Super Accelerator 1 chip optimized version of Race Drivin' by Vitor Vilela, after around 13K lines of ASM code and a lot of research. The main focus was making the game run smoother, improving the gameplay. «A game that used to run at about 4 FPS now runs at about 30 FPS. The ...
  5. What does Dragon's Lair on the Gameboy have to do with the ZX Spectrum?

    02-21-2021 at 01:45 AM
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  6. Vancouver newspaper ad, 49 years ago, 1972

    02-05-2021 at 01:11 AM
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    Odyssey, the first home video game console, promises to turn the family TV into an electronic playground (via The Dot Eaters).

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