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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
POLISTIL V.G. 2
Quite interesting Italian pong system. It is very classic by its functions but very attractive by its cosmetic design. Indeed the system itself is very common : 4 basic pong games (tennis, football, squash, pelota) in black & white surely driven by the AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments. But the black and electric blue case, with its round shaped angles turns it into a very funky and collectionable pong system....
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9830
The HP 9810, 9820 and 9830 were all announced simultaneously by HP in the December 1972 HP Journal. They were all four bit machines and all of them used a serial bus internally. The 9830 was by far the most capable machine of this group and ran what HP called BASIC Plus. In many ways, it was one of the first true "Personal Computers" ever marketed. The 9830 was also significantly more expandable than the 9810/9820, with five user-accessable ROM cartridge slots. The
MBO Tele-Ball III
MBO, a popular German electronics manufacturer, produced a large serie of pong systems named "tele-ball" with numbers ranging from 1 to 9. Though they had some cosmetic differences, all these systems were very close to each other in terms of functionality. The Tele-Ball III is thus very similar to the original Tele-Ball or Tele-Ball II, offering only the 4 classic pong games in black & white. As usual with MBO...
GEMINI  Challenger
Before the Challenger came out, Gemini products were based around the Z80 processor and the company's 80-bus architecture. They did well in applications where costumers wanted a highly-specialized product. At first sight, the Challenger looked like an ordinary PC-compatible computer. The monitor was a Wyse WY-50 remote terminal finished as the same colours as the main box. However, the Challenger's main processor was a 12 MHz Motorola 68000 linked with 512 KB of RAM. This configurati...
FUJITSU  FM Towns II EX
The Fujitsu FM TOWN II EX is the successor of the FM TOWN II which used an i386SX CPU instead of the i486 DX2. Even if it is fully compatible with all PC compatibles, it was primary designed to be used as a powerful game computer. It has the common characteristics with game consoles like enhanced sound, hardware sprites and scrolling and video modes : it has in fact four video modes : 640 x 480 (1 screen of 16.7 million colors), 512 x 384 (2 screens of 32768 c...
HEATHKIT  H8
This early computer was to be used with a terminal for better control. A lots of expansion boards were available for this computer. Memory boards were available in 4K, 8K, and 16K (note: 4k memory board was 8k half populated.) The H8 was sold with software: Benton Harbor BASIC, the HASL-8 2 pass assembler, TED-8 Line oriented text editor and BUG-8 terminal console debugger.
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Further information from John H. Swalby:

MITSUBISHI  Multi 8
The Multi 8 can be used in two modes : a Basic Mode and a CP/M mode. In the CP/M mode, the whole memory (64 KB) can be accessed....
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 MODEL II
The TRS-80 model II, is the obscure brother of the TRS-80 family. Many internet pages deal with the models 1,3 and 4 but omit the model 2... This is maybe because the TRS-80 Model 2 was intended to be a business computer for use in offices and labs. Thus it is equiped with a full height Shugart 8'' drive with a capacity of 500k which is a lot compared to the 87k offered by the TRS-80 Model 1 system disk. It is also possible to connect up to 4 floppy disk units, so you could have 2MB disk space ...
LEANORD  SIL'Z Model 5 / 6
SIL'Z systems from the same company seem to be an evolution of the Silex. SIL'Z systems had some success, particularly in french administrations and schools. According to somone who worked at the plant (Haubourdin city in France) the Sil''z was an Apple 2 machine with some enhancements (graphics) in a hard case (aluminium), and with a better power supply, built in video CRT and strong keyboard. It was possible to connect 8" and 5.25" drives. The floppy d...
THOMSON  MO5 E
The Thomson MO5E was first revealed at the "Hannover Messe" (Germany) in april 1985. It was a big suprise for the french press as no-one ever heard of this system before. The MO5E ("E" presumably for Exportation) was reserved for Germany and more generaly for foreign markets. Quite surprising when you know that while Thomson was selling this system to Germans and other countries, French could only buy the first version of the MO5 with rubber keys, external power s...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Bob Dog
9/17/2019
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 SX
The 1000SX was the first DOS computer I owned...in 1992, when I bought it used. It was underpowered compared to new machines on the market, but it still worked (though 16kb of the 640kb didn''t, down to 624).

With an external 20MB HDD, a 3.5" drive raided from a 1000HX (and an adapter) and a 14.4K modem, I was able to do my comp sci work and other from home. It was good enough for logging in to the college''s VAX via Kermit, later for using Lynx on the local Freenet. I wouldn''t be able to live with it today, but I''m glad I had it at the time.

Anders Fraser
9/16/2019
GAMATIC 7600
I also have one of these but one of the main resistors has burnt-out (first resistor off the positive feed, after the large cap). Think the first value was brown but can''t make anything else out, if anyone could help I would be very grateful.

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 SOFTWARE TITLES
SPACE HARRIER
Sharp X1
Dempa, Sega - year unknown
 game - shoot them up
SQUASH
GI AY-3-8500 (4 games)
General Instruments - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
ATARI KARTS (J9091E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Miracle Designs (developer) - 1995
 game - kart - racing
TV SCHOOL HOUSE I (18V500)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game -
SOUKOBAN (C-56)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega, Thinking Rabbit - 1985
 game - puzzle
ROAD RIOT 4WD
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1994
 game - prototype - racing
ZORGONS REVENGE
Oric compatible systems
IJK Software Ltd - 1983
 game - platform - shoot them up
SHANGHAI (PA2063)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Mediagenic (developer) - 1990
 game - mind games - shanghai
SOCCER
Magnavox Odyssey 500
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - football - sport
MISSILE COMMAND 3D (J9097E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Virtuality Entertainment (developer) - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
BLACKJACK (TV CASINO I) (18V600)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - blackjack - card game
FLIPPER PINBALL II / PINBALL II
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - pinball
HOCKEY / TENNIS / HANDBALL / TARGET (cartridge #2)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - handball - hockey - shooting gallery - sport - tennis
TENNIS
Motorola M-588135 pong chipset
company unknown - year unknown
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
BLUE THUNDER
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - helicopter - lightgun - shooting gallery

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Flyer

PALLADIUM
Video-Computer-Game

 
1978 brochure #11

MSI
6800

 
Advert #2

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
ú149 in June 1981

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
US advert Nov. 1987

COMPAQ
Portable 386

 
German advert

CASIO
FP 6000

 
8-page US advert #3

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
Advert from New Zeal...

IMSAI
8080

 
Isaac Asimov ad #2

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
French picture (apri...

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
French (stupid) prom...

ORIC
ATMOS

 
Japanese advertiseme...

NATIONAL
CF-2000

 
UK Advert, April 198...

CAMBRIDGE COMPUTERS
Z 88

 
Leaflet (1982)

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
French advertisement

AI ELECTRONICS
ABC 24

 
1977 advert

IASIS
ia-7301

 
French advert

ACT
Apricot F2 / F10

 
U.S. ad #2 (1982)

PANASONIC
HHC

 
French advert (july ...

AMSTRAD
CPC 664

 
User manual's cover

INTEL
Intellec Series

 
Isaac Asimov #2

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
French ad (july 1984...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French advert (july ...

AMSTRAD
CPC 664

 
Japanese advert

CANON
X-07

 
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