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How were 8-bit and 16-bit games developed? [closed]

We have a lot of information on the internet out there on plenty of engines, SDKs, fancy IDEs, etc. But how did people manage to develop games in the past? Are there 'famous' tools? What was the most ...
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How were cartridge-based games programmed? [closed]

I'm thinking of like the SNES, N64, Atari... even the DS today, I suppose. SNES games did not usually take up more than 4 MB of space, and N64 games were usually 32 to 64 MB worth of data. These ...
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What are the limitations of retro consoles?

I'm interested in creating a retro look for a game, and I'm currently in the process of deciding just how retro (which generation/console). What would make it easier would be if there was some sort of ...