RECOIL

RECOIL (Retro Computer Image Library)

Rediscover Lost Images From Computers of the Past.

A lot of old computer platforms have their enthusiasts. Commodore's Amiga sold from coast to coast and boasted technology a decade ahead of its time. The Armstrad CPC was beloved in its market, offering computing power to a small region that was starved of it. For better or for worse, these computers also all had their own creative programs and their own image formats. RECOIL is an image viewer that boasts compatibility with formats from these old computers and more. View full description

PROS

  • Fast and easy to use
  • Lots of formats

CONS

  • Few features

A lot of old computer platforms have their enthusiasts. Commodore's Amiga sold from coast to coast and boasted technology a decade ahead of its time. The Armstrad CPC was beloved in its market, offering computing power to a small region that was starved of it. For better or for worse, these computers also all had their own creative programs and their own image formats. RECOIL is an image viewer that boasts compatibility with formats from these old computers and more.

From 88 To 1999

Most notable about RECOIL is the number of image formats it supports. It supports files from the NEC PC-88 and PC-98, and files from all of Commodore's and Atari's contemporary platforms. It covers a huge range of years and file formats. Odds are, if you used a given machine before Windows swept the market around the new millennium, you'll be able to view images made on it with RECOIL. Its actual image viewing functions are serviceable, allowing you to zoom in or out within the limits of a given image's format or scroll through a large collection of images.

Your Gateway to the Past

Overall, RECOIL may not be a perfect image viewer, but it doesn't need to be. For the formats it covers, it is the fastest and most versatile option out there, and for those hoping to (for example) translate forgotten PC-88 games, it is a perfect (and free!) option.

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RECOIL (Retro Computer Image Library)