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Encyclopaedias, Disc or Book? - This Week In Retro 118

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1st April 2023 1 hr 1 min

No Dave this week, if you find him wandering please point him in the direction of home. This means that it is down to Neil and Chris to muse this week's topics. Microsoft's Encarta is having a big birthday, what are your memories of the multimedia encyclopedia? John Romero receives a lifetime achievement award, which is nice. Do you miss Deluxe Paint? It was THE go to art package for many people including those making games on multiple platforms. How would you like something that is very familiar but runs using Python? It is called PyDPainter.

All of this and our usual attempt at a sponsorship slot and the all important Community Question Of The Week where you get to have your say.

We are sponsored (incredibly) by Pixel Addict magazine. The 6 weekly digital culture magazine which covers all sorts of retro computing topics as well new stuff for those retro machines. Please visit them at where you can subscribe, buy 1 off issues in print or PDF form. You can also find each issue at WHSmith newsagents in the UK ( if you aren't in the UK then ask your newsagents if they can get it for you ). Chris has a standing order and he is is Australia, which is a long way away!

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07:38 - Encyclopaedic Knowledge

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24:53 - A Lifetime Of Giblets

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39:13 - Paint Your Python

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This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC, Chris from 005 AGIMA and Dave. Edited by Duncan Styles.

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"Quick PyDPainter Demo" courtesy of Mark Riale


"Deluxe Paint II" by blakespot is licensed under CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

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