The IBM 5153's True CGA Palette and Color Output

The IBM 5153's True CGA Palette and Color Output

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CGA can output 16 digital RGBI colors, and there's a well-known standard palette which translates them to (s)RGB values - but that palette isn't a very good approximation of the colors you actually get on IBM's original CGA monitor.  Why is that, and can we do better?
About the PS/2 30-286's Hidden VGA Fonts

About the PS/2 30-286's Hidden VGA Fonts

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Another old riddle bites the dust: why did some 16-bit ISA PS/2 machines have an extra set of four alternate fonts tucked away in their firmware?  What on earth were those fonts good for?  And what's one thing you should never do when you're a PC developer 35 years ago?
'Space Covidders' Goes to the Arcade?

'Space Covidders' Goes to the Arcade?

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A little hack of Space Commanders from last year gets an unexpected (and awesome) makeover, courtesy of someone else's talent.
Simulating NON-CRT Monitors with FFmpeg: Flat Panel Displays

Simulating NON-CRT Monitors with FFmpeg: Flat Panel Displays

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CRTs get all the retro-hype, but oldschool portable PCs had slimmer alternatives: monochrome/grayscale LCDs, orange plasma panels, and yellow electroluminescent ones.  Why not add those too, and throw in a little bonus tool to emulate how some of them faked grayscale "shading" on 1-bit monochrome?
Simulating CRT Monitors with FFmpeg (Pt. 1: Color CRTs)

Simulating CRT Monitors with FFmpeg (Pt. 1: Color CRTs)

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...or: Who needs shaders - just do it the slow way!  A Windows batch file with a bunch of tunable options, so you can apply the effect to a still image or a video, and still be back in time for dinner (or the next geological epoch, whichever comes last).
Git Push

Git Push

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Code projects are now hosted on GitHub, so you all get shiny new download links to match.  Also: a Fontraption update, and a split in the ranks.
Ultimate Oldschool PC Font Pack v2.0 Released

Ultimate Oldschool PC Font Pack v2.0 Released

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To make up for the 4-year holdup, it's quite a big update: 133 new font families (from 52 different sources), 3 new variants for each font (.ttf w/embedded bitmaps, aspect-corrected .ttf, and .woff for the web), and a revamped website to hold all of these (somewhat) together.
Fontraption (a VGA Text Mode Font Editor)

Fontraption (a VGA Text Mode Font Editor)

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A new font editor for DOS: dual tab interface, clipboard, block operations, 40/80 columns, 8/9-dot mode.  Handles ROM + BMP + XBIN formats, and can create configurable .COM TSRs.  All in a 12KB executable (source is included, plus a huge pack of fonts).