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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
MCM COMPUTERS  MCM 800
Based on the MCM 70 / 700 (see this entry for more info), the MCM 800 followed in 1976. It was faster, included 16 KB RAM (instead of 8 KB for the 700), and included the ability to drive an external monitor. Among other things, MCM 800s were used in one of the first french industrial network called Gixinet (along with ARCnet). This was a token-bus type network developped by the Gixi company....

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
GOLDSTAR FC-80 / FC-200
Goldstar became LG (Lucky-Goldstar) in 1997. The FC-80 and FC-200 are the same computers. The FC-200 was the name used for the "export" model (outside Korea/Asia?). This typical MSX-1 computer was made in Korea. It has no special feature apart from the official MSX specifications... Or maybe just one weird feature : it has a hole at the right of the cartridge slot to store a lightpen when not used. This lightpen was available as an option with its dedicated cartridge. ___________ ...
IBM  AN/FSQ-7
The AN/FSQ-7 was by far the largest computer ever built, and is expected to hold that record. It consisted of two complete Whirlwind II computers installed in a 4-story building (See the impressive diagram in the 'More Pictures' section). Each AN/FSQ supported more than 100 users. IBM had about 60 employees at each site for round-the-clock maintenance. Keeping one unit operating and one on hot standby (to allow for switchover when vacuum tubes failed) ...
SHARP  X68000 Super / Super HD
The X68000 Super is the successor of the X68000 Expert II and X68000 Pro II. The Sharp X68000 Super and the Super HD had both the same co-processor, an Intel based AMD clone Banchu Cammago 4007. The system a SCSI Hard-disk interface instead of the SASI....
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 ...
SHARP  PC-1500 / PC-1500A
After the successful PC-121x series, the PC-1500 was the second pocket computer released by Sharp, and their first one based on an 8 bit microprocessor. It might be contended that the PC-1500 was THE milestone in pocket computers. It was very popular among computer hobbyists, and it was used by many companies who equipped their field staff with the machine. Why was this so? Actually, the technical specifications were not overwhelming: its display was only two ...
TOSHIBA  PASOPIA
This is the first home-computer made by Toshiba and was quite powerful for 1981 : 64k RAM, 80 columns, 640 x 200 high resolution and large expansion possibilities. There were two models : the PA7010 with the T-BASIC built-in, and the PA7012 with the OA-BASIC built-in. The advantage of the OA-BASIC is that it can use indexed sequential access methods to handle files, and has an automatic load / run function for launching programs. It can also handle Chinese characters directly within BASIC. F...
NEC  PC 8001
In 1979, the NEC PC-8001 was an excellent machine, offering 8 colors when most of its competitors were still monochrome. There is even a (low) graphic resolution of 160 x 100 dots. It could display capital and small letters. The PC-8001 had great success with Japanese businesses, where it was widely used. At the time, NEC claimed that the PC-8001 represented at least 45% of their home japanese market. This is when the PC serie from NEC and MZ serie from Sharp started competing! The base sy...
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION 300 Professional series
In conceiving the Professional 300 series, DEC designers decided that new machines must be able to perform several tasks at once, apply the same user interface, communicate efficiently and use the same software as Digital's popular microcomputers. These personal computers were really desktop-sized versions of the PDP-11, one of Digital's popular minicomputer. Both models shared the PDP-11 instruction set and memory management. Both had an operating system based on Digital's RSX-11M+. For the ...
LEISURE-DYNAMICS Leisure-Vision
One of the many "Arcadia 2001 clone" systems. This one was marketed in Canada. See Emerson Arcadia 2001 for more info....
HITACHI  S1
Nearly nothing is known about this obscure system. Help welcome ! _____________ Pat from Australia, remembers: On a whim, I looked up the Hitachi S1. When I was much younger - probably in 1984 or 1985 - my dad worked as a Hitachi reseller in Australia. The S1 was not sold outside of Japan to my knowledge, but it did have English available as a language so that may not be for certain. What really caught my attention outside of the amazing computational capabili...

   LATEST COMMENTS
OFER
5/25/2019
EACA  COLOUR GENIE / EG-2000
I used to own the colour genie back in the 80''s and had a 16K RAM extension. I lost my original genie long ago but recently I acquired (ebay) one (no RAM extension).
I am looking to get extension or build one.
If any one can help with technical information it will be great.
Note that I do have the Colour_Genie_Technical_Manual_1984_Lowe_Electronics
File but the information do not have complete electric diagram.

Christian
5/13/2019
FAIRCHILD Channel F
I visited a friend most hollidays who had this system...some of the games were good fun. In the uk i''m sure it was manufactured by ''Grandstand'' . My friend upgraded to a acorn electron.............

Satoshi Otsuka
5/1/2019
SEMI-TECH  Pied Piper
I used to work for the company as a design engineer after Pied Pier almost completed design phase. I enjoyed creating new designs especially graphics part using discrete components for next generation projects since no LSI solutions were available at the time. good old day.

Francis Remkiewicz
4/30/2019
AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS J100 - J500
In 1979 I worked for the IRS in Washington, DC. I convinced the IRS to sole source an AM Jacquard J500 for creating a time and attendance automated system for Headquarters, IRS. I worked with the AMfolks for over 18 months until completion. I was the first to transmit our DC data to the Data Center in Detroit over a 300 baud acoustic coupler.
That application, restructured many times is still in use by the IRS.
By the way, my 3 year old daughter learned to spell on Type-rite. Many a Saturday and Sunday she would accompany her dad to the office. Does anyone remember the heat issues with the J500? The heat in DC regardless of the A/C was a constant problem. I am glad to have been a tiny part of your history.

Cameron
4/26/2019
AMSTRAD  PPC 512 / 640
I still have one.In case with books and all cords.Except for the slew of D cell batteries one needs to have on hand if no plugs or 12v car holes are around it worked like a charm. And you can play some basic games on it.Reaaaaal basic.It is next to me right now. I like to take it to cyber cafes and plop it on a table just to see what people do and how they react.lol

Chris Appleton
4/16/2019
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
I''ve just acquired a Husky FC486, non-working. I''d love to get this functioning as I''d like to donate it to my local computer museum but (probably due to the military target market) there''s very little information on it.

It gets power, beeps three times if the digitiser is disconnected but not at all if it''s connected. The screen just shows some coloured lines and it goes no further. Anyone shed any light on where to find service manuals etc?

Pete
4/10/2019
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
Just an add-on to Gordon''s comment that he didn''t remember if the Datapoint 1100 came in a cassette only version. It did. I programmed on such a device in the 1975-1977 time frame, and it could do amazing things for its limited hardware specs (at least as compared to the 2200).


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
PURSUIT
Arcade
Kee Games - 1974
 game - first person shooter - plane - shoot them up - war
SMASH
Odyssey 200
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
PLAYERS CHOICE
Arcade
PMC Electronics - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - hockey
STAR TREK - THE MOTION PICTURE (VT3107)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
 game - 3d - first person shooter - shoot them up - space - star trek - vector graphics
PIN PONG
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - pinball
MARTIAN (PC/SD-206)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - shoot them up - space
SUPER GOLF (03)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - golf - sport
SPACE SCOUT (PC/SD-210)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - shoot them up - space
MADOH OH GRANZORT (HC90029)
NEC Super Grafx
Hudson Soft, Sunrise - 1990
 game - platform
YAMATO (G-1008)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - naval battle - shoot them up
WWF RAW (32X) (T-8103B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Sculptured Software (developer), TitanSports - 1995
 game - wrestling
BASIC MATH (CX2661)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
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 game - educational game - mathematics - mind games
SORCERER INVADERS
Exidy Sorcerer
company unknown - year unknown
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 game - shoot them up - space
ZORGONS REVENGE
Oric compatible systems
IJK Software Ltd - 1983
 game - platform - shoot them up
BATTLEZONE 2000 (PA2088)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer) - 1993
 game - 3d - shoot them up - tank

   RANDOM ADVERTS
french advert (jan. ...

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
Argentinian advert

CZERWENY
CZ-2000

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
1980 advert & price ...

RCA
Cosmac VIP

 
French Advert.

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 310

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
Flyer - page 2

PEL VARAZDIN
Orao

 
Advert #1

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Advert (january 1982...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
Display size argumen...

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
Lucas Logic brochure

LUCAS
Nascom 3

 
AMtext brochure #2

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
US advert

MORROW DESIGNS
Micro Decision

 
Italian ad

COMMODORE
CBM 500 / 600 Series

 
Dutch advert

COMMODORE
PET 2001

 
US advert Sept. 1981

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
Advert #2

SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
Japanese advert.

TOMY
Tutor / Pyuuta

 
French advert

THOMSON
TO 8 - TO 8D

 
Nice ad (1983)

NEC
PC 6001

 
Jacquard brochure #4

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
French advert #2

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
First advert

OLIVETTI
Programma P101/P102

 
Advert

GRUNDY
NEW BRAIN

 
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