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   LATEST ADDITIONS
BANDAI Arcadia
The Bandai Arcadia, is the same system as the Emerson Arcadia 2001, but sold in Japan. Please see this entry for more detailed informations. The Arcadia 2001 clones includes : Advision Home Arcade (France), Bandai Arcadia (Japan), GiG Electronics Leonardo (Italy), Hanimex HMG-2650, Leisure-Dynamics Leisure-Vision, Intercord XL 2000 system, Eduscho / Tchibo Tele-Fever, etc... It...
BANDAI TV Jack 5000
The TV Jack 5000 from Bandai released in 1978 is one of the first cartridge based system from Japan. It's the equivalent of european and american systems like the Hanimex SD-050, Acetronic Color TV Game, Prinztronic Micro 5500, SHG Blackpoint, Binatone Cablestar, Radofin telesports, etc. There have been tons of systems like these. The TV Jack 5000, like all these systems, use cartridges based on General Instruments chipsets which offers different games on each chip. That's why all these sy...
OLIVETTI  A5
Olivetti introduced a mainframe about 1960 which was called ELEA, then in 1965 the Programma 101 - which was probably the world's first real desktop computer. Then a little later they introduced the Audiotronic range of "office computers". The first was the A770, which was replaced by the A7. The A5 was the desktop version. The Olivetti Audit 5 or A5 was largely an electro mechanical computer. It printed via a golf ball typewritter mechanism at the astonishing speed of 16 character per second...
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1600
The TA 1600 system was introduced in 1983 at the CeBIT (which was only a part of the "Hannover-Messe" by that time). TA showed a few sample applications and the 1600 family in general. Triumph Adler's hardware included also the 1600/20-3 which was supplied with a permanent-swap-HDD-unit. This unit had a memory/storage capacity of 2 x 8 MB (Winchester technology). Triumph Adler said the system (the 1600) will fit the demand of medium-sized businesses, due to the facts that these companies w...
MIDWICH Microcontroller
Called the Midwich Microcontroller, this British computer was developped to provide a small desktop micro capable of running other equipment throug a variety of interface cards. In 1979 an Italian IC manufacturer designed and began to sell a single board micro system that could be expanded to a full system with a VDU, discs, etc. Called the Nanocomputer, it was manufactured by SGS Ates and one of the distributors in the UK was Midwich. The Nano was somewhat expensive and suffered from a numbe...
RADIONIC Model R1001
This is an extremly rare TRS-80 Model 1 clone, based on an other clone: The Komtek 1 (from Germany). It's equiped with a Level II basic and powered by a Zilog Z80 cpu. _________ Contributors : Incog...
BASF 7100
The BASF 7000 systems are professional computers from Germany. They seem to be based on the Microterm II Intelligent Terminal by Digi-Log Systems, Inc. There were several models in the 7000 serie....
PERTEC PCC 2000
PCC 2000 is a professional computer released in 1978. It was designed in 1978 by Pertec, the company which merged with MITS by the end of 1976. The PCC is conceived as a monobloc machine, where the display and two 8" floppy disk drives are built-in the main case. The mechanical keyboard offers separated numeric and editing keypads. The system is powered by an Intel 8085 microprocessor and offers 64 KB RAM. The whole thing was apparently delivered with an extended Basic language, which has...
UNIVERSUM Multispiel 2006
Basic pong system based on the popular AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments....
TERTA TAP-34
TAP 34 is a self design of Terta company from Hungary. Primarily it was designed as a terminal for big computer systems but it was also able to process data alone. The main integrated circuits were assembled in the USSR and in Hungary by Tungsram, but several parts were imported from other countries. The built-in monitor was a DME-28 monochrome CRT made by Orion. This company was famous for its televisions in Hungary and the other KGST countries. The floppy drive attached to the compute...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
AVAL  AVC 777
This lovely transportable computer has a built-in thermal printer, 5'' monochrom display and 5''1/4 disk-drive. It will be followed by the AVC-777 J2 which has two 5''1/4 disk-drives built-in. There was also the AVC-666 which was a desktop version of the AVC-777....
IBM  PC JX
IBM JX was what the PCjr should have been. It was first released in Japan with dual English/Kanji features, but has not been a big succes in that market dominated by Japanese companies. The Kanji features were then removed and the system was introduced in Australia. It was first submitted to the Victorian Education Department then released for general dealer sales in September 1985. The JX was thus an enhanced version of the IBM PC Junior (which had no great ...
MIRAGAMA GMC-802
This one is one the last pong built so it's quite complete and offers everything a player needs to play pong in good conditions. The use of the Motorola M-588135 chipset makes it possible to choose a different bat size for each player. The system has even an on/off sound switch (quite useful)! This pong is the same system as the more famous Nintendo Color TV Game-15. The Motorola M-588315 chipset is indeed a clone of the Mitsubishi Electric M58816P chipset used in the Nintendo syste...
MICRONIQUE  Hector XT
After having given up home computers market, Micronique recentred on the professional market and released PC compatible systems. They were standard systems. Mother board was made by Micronique but all other components were imported from Far East and assembled in France. The system pictured is a 'turbo' PC-XT model. Micronique also launched an AT 286 computer before definitively giving up the computers market and going back to its initial line of business, electronic components manufacturin...
HITACHI  MB-6880 / Basic Master and Basic Master Level 2
This early japanese computer seems quite strong with its metal case. The machine has a very sober look. The keyboard is minimalist too, no CTRL or ESC keys... There is apparently no graphical high-resolution but the computer offers 253 predefined characters including graphic symbols. The power switch is placed on the front case just above the keyboard. The Basic Master eventually evolved into the Basic Master Level 2 which offered more memory (8k instead of 4k, wow)....
CZERWENY Spectrum Plus
In 1986, Czerweny relaunched a new version of the CZ-2000. Internal hardware was the same as its predecessor, but the case was alike the one of the genuine Spectrum+ ROM messages are in Spanish, and inside is a Sinclair Spectrum motherboard issue 6. Computer could be delivered with Spanish or English keyboard. Like every CZ computers, all the parts, except chips, were designed and made in Argentina, in the Czerweny Paraná ...
ATARI  800
The Atari 400 and 800 were the first home computers to use custom coprocessors and the first to use "sprites" and special video interruptions like display lists; features that would be implemented later on the Commodore 64, then on the Commodore Amiga (Atari 400/800 and Amiga were both designed by Jay Miner). It offered high graphic resolution, lots of colors and great sound capabilities, more than...
BRITISH MICRO Mimi 802 / 803 / 804
Nearly nothing is known about these obscure CP/M systems. The technical info is related to the Mimi 802, and the picture illustrates a Mimi 803...
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Mimi's at Leicester Polytechnic, by Rob Seaward: I used one of these at Leicester Polytechnic around 1981/82. We used to have a lab full of these for students - we were learning FORTRAN and were lectured by Roger Hutty who wrote a very good book in the subject. I...

OHIO SCIENTIFIC  CHALLENGER 4P
When the C4P was launched, Ohio Scientific said that it was a giant step in the world of the home computers. It was twice as fast as an Apple ll or Commodore Pet and more than three times as fast as a Tandy TRS 80. However, despite its technological lead, the C4P and other Ohio Scientific computers always suffered of a lack in efficient software and attractive handbooks. For this reason, very few third companies built cards and peripherals for the Challenger series. So, the C4P didn't withstand...
NEC  PC 6001 MK 2 SR
This is another enhanced version of the original PC-6001 and later PC-6001 MK2. Two Basics languages (N66 & N66SR) are built-in. The computer is still compatible with the N60-Basic and N60-Extended Basic modes from the original PC-6001. The Basic N66 offers a 320x200 graphic mode (in 4 colors) and the new N66SR-Basic offers new text and graphic resolutions, the maximum being 640x200 with 15 colors. There is a ROM holding 102...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Norman Flessas
9/13/2019
TIMEX / SINCLAIR 2068
It was my second computer. My first was a Timex 1000. I modified the Commadore''s BASIC so I could run it''s programs on the Timex 1000.

S.T.
9/13/2019
GALAKSIJA  Galaksija
A lot of parts of the original Galaksija for sale.
Only serious offers.

A.T.

vitalis
9/13/2019
MULTITECH  MPF II
I just bought MPF-II in a good condition from internet auction. The computer and external keyboard work, connected from "Monitor" output to the flat TV.

I did not know about the existence of such a model until I saw it at auction. Is there any resource available where one can download any software, preferably as .WAV files for loading through the Cassette interface.

I have also 5 "official" cassettes with it: PYRAMID, MICRO-NURSE, SNAKE, BURN-OUT, BLITZ, but have zero knowledge are these tapes still readable.

njof
9/12/2019
ATARI  SUPER PONG (Model C-140)
HELLO MY NEEKS

polyfusion
9/9/2019
CASIO  FP 6000
I recently *saved* a FP-6000 box and FP-6028 box from an e-waste skip at my place of work, no other items (yet), no keyboard or monitor. Does anyone have any documentation for this equipment?

Random Passerby
9/9/2019
KAYPRO Kaypro 2x
Glendon, the technical manual warns about using telephone wiring. The wire is too thin. So build a cable with at least 28-gage wire, no more than 12 feet long.

Willem Matthijs
9/8/2019
BASF 7100
I acquired the 7130 version of this computer built in 1982.
It seems like this one was a special version with a hard disk on it.
It was used to bookkeeping for a winery, i acquired it with an AZERTY French keyboard in the south of France.
It has a ''pattent pending'' hard disk controller, morst boards are by digi-logic, they keyboard is by Key-tronic corp.
And yes, also my cataract, which will be taken care of soon


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
DRAGON BALL (27)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1986
 game - dragon ball - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
HOCKEY
GI AY-3-8500 (4 games)
General Instruments - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - football - hockey - sport
SUPERBASE
Indata Dai
Dainamic - 1984
 application - database
3D NARROW ESCAPE (VT3633)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - 3d - 3d (real) - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
WING MAN 2
Sharp X1
Enix - year unknown
 game -
MAPPY (28)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch (developer), Namco - 1986
 game - platform
MONSTER MANSION (#8)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1982
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 game - platform
DOOM (J9029E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), id Software (developer) - 1994
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - first person shooter
THEME PARK (8001-TPKJAG)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari, Bullfrog Productions (developer), Ocean Software (publisher) - 1995
 game - business sim
WOODY POCO
Sharp X1
dB-SOFT - 1986
 game -
BREAKOUT
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
PREHISTORIC SAFARI
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - dinosaurs - lightgun - prehistory - shooting gallery
CATCH
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle
HAJA NO FUUIN
Sharp X1
KGD Software Products - year unknown
 game -
TIC-TAC-TOE / SHOOTING GALLERY / DOODLE / QUADRA-DOODLE (VIDEOCART-01)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1976
 game - mind games - noughts and crosses - paint program

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Charlie Chaplin #2

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
US advert, Oct. 1981

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
U.S. ad (1983)

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
French ad (sept. 198...

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
Quasar ad (1983)

PANASONIC
HHC

 
French advert, Jan. ...

SANCO
8000

 
Promotional picture

PERTEC
PCC 2000

 
First ad (Sept. 87)

ACORN COMPUTER
Archimedes

 
Tape recorder advert

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Japanese advert

MITSUBISHI
Multi 8

 
Compact version

MICRODIGITAL
TK-3000

 
Japan advert.

YAMAHA
YIS-303

 
Advert

CROMEMCO
Z-1

 
M5 Pro & M5 Jr Japan...

SORD
M 5

 
French advert (1982)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
1976 Xmas catalog

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Promo pic #2

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
close-up

RESEARCH MACHINES
Nimbus PC

 
US advert #6 (1980)

ATARI
800

 
New Zealand advert

MITS
Altair 8800b

 
French brochure #3

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
Promotional pict.

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
German advert

ATARI
800

 
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