Anyone happen to know of a way to upscale an arbitrary VGA signal to HDMI? Everything I can find just passes through 640x480 and up, and I 100% require PC textmode & 320x200 at minimum.
Alternatively, a capture card that can take such input directly would also be great, but I suspect that has even less chance of existing.
I've just stumbled on DarkStar, a Xerox Star emulator.
The GUIs we use today are a direct evolution of the work done on Xerox PARC in the 70's, resulting in the Alto and other Xerox computers that pioneered GUI on consumer products until Steve Jobs dropped by the lab for a visit.
The Star (1981) was more polished than the Alto and is definitely worth checking out!
💾 emulator: https://github.com/livingcomputermuseum/Darkstar
The website has configuration info & links to software downloads.
I fixed the domain name game so it’s playable on mobile now: http://domain-pricing.glitch.me
Trying to figure out how to efficiently draw semitransparent sprites in EGA. It is... not as simple as I thought. Reading the Graphics Programming Black Book chapters about fast animation and some of the methods he's describing are absurd - chapter 43 is like "if you don't mind having every sprite be 1 colour and only using 5 colours total, here's a neat trick" and no actually I do mind those constraints, that's not helpful advice
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