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RISC OS & The Acorn Archimedes - This Week In Retro 110

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4th February 2023 59 min

After a recent article about RISC OS & The Acorn Archimedes we take some time to talk about what we thought of the Archimedes. Was it really in the same league as the Amiga? Arcade1up are re-releasing their Star Wars arcade cabinet. Are you tempted? Finally, we find that it is possible to run Wolfenstein on the 8088 CPU thanks to a new port that runs just fine using CGA graphics.

All this and our Community Question Of The Week.

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08:34 - RISC Free Computing

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24:11 Arcade1up Is No Yoke

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43:26 - Wolf 8088

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51:53 - Community Question of the Week

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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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