The Gilsoft Legacy

Tim Gilberts remembers the early days of home computing... Preface: The 80s were probably the last decade of innocence, characterized by colorful and cheeky fashion, so much great music, the rise and fall of cassettes, the Walkman, BMX bikes, skateboards, boomboxes, Aerobic, Breakdance, Rubik's Cube, the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown, Masters of the Universe, a period of conservatism in political and cultural life ...

Back from the dead: DDI3 for CPC464

Let's start this review with a honest statement. Back in the days, I've been not a big fan of the Amstrad CPC. A good friend of mine had one and he obviously seemed to enjoy it. It took me years to find out that he actually just had a green monitor and the unit itself was capable of colored output. ...

MiST(y) journey to the past

I doubt there has ever been another item which was subject of such controversial discussions within the retro computing community as the MiST FPGA computer. When I first mentioned it on Twitter, I was confident my post would result in one of the many wonderful conversations we had in the past. How wrong I was. This is the parting of ways. Not only did I find out ...

A trip to “The Future was 8-bit”

When you think about Dorset, you probably think about the Jurassic Coast, a stunning beautiful coastline with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history. You think about beautiful cities at the sea like Poole and Bournemouth, picturesque villages such as Milton Abbas, you think about Lulworth Cove, the wonderful Durdle Door (which is our featured image), Corfe Castle and the South ...