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Beware the trainee with time on his hands and an Acorn manual on his desk

Antron Argaiv Silver badge

Re: punchlines

Try running some games that are not Y2K proof on dosbox, like old versions of Math Blaster, is kind of hilarious.


The two I really want to work, Classic Tetris and a weird French game "popcorn", which my daughter LOVED, don't run right. popcorn was tied too closely to the processor clock, so runs blindingly fast no matter what I try, and Tetris doesn't think it has a speaker so you don't get that lovely 8-bit Russian folk song accompaniment.

Maybe something has changed, so I should try them again.

Ahhh..."popcorn" was written in assembler. That explains a lot. But apparently there's a recent rewrite.

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