Holy crap this video looks like a cool tour of #retrocomputing goodness through the Ultima series. I only played Ultima IV in any detail but the nostalgia effect is what made me decide to support @6502Workshop
I have seen reports on the nature of the errors (basically computer was asked to compute more than it had capacity for) but not the why or the fail-over modes if the condition persisted. Great article #space #retrocomputing
This chapter of Fabien Sanglard's "Game Engine Black Book: Wolfenstein 3D " tells the origin story of id Software's first breakout FPS, and how it was built atop the success and tech of Commander Keen .
#retrocomputing moment of the day. A ~7 minute marketing video on the massively parallel Thinking Machines CM-2 from back in the late-80s. 64K processors in 1988 w/28GFLOPS peak. Wow. https://youtu.be/BVtHh9JoS3s
Re Apple+IBM's 'Taligent' OS; I had never really understood it until I saw these early-90s WWDC slides: it was to add a Mac application layer to live alongside OS/2, in I guess a similar way Carbon brought Mac apps to OPENSTEP-based OS X pic.twitter.com/rCT4SFkuvo