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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
COMMODORE  CDTV
The Commodore Amiga CDTV is, in a way, the ancestor of the Amiga CD32 game console. Basically, it is an Amiga 500 with a CDROM drive. It was sold without keyboard or mouse, but it was possible to connect them to the CDTV. A 3.5" floppy disk drive (800 KB), was developed for this computer. It was designed to be a home entertainment device, but it was too expensive and only very little software was developed for this machine (Psygnosis made almost all the s...
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 ...
SPECTRAVIDEO  SVI 738 - X'press
This computer was a MSX 1 computer equipped with V9938 Video chip, which was quite unusual. It was probably meant to become an MSX 2, thus first versions were prepared to hold a CLOCK-IC chip. Thanks to its V9938 it could display 80-column text. It was called SPECTRAVIDEO XPRESS because it was delivered with a bag to easily carry it around in. The XPRESS designation was also used in a MSX 2 and PC hybrid (X'PRESS 16, for 16-bit...
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 3000
A very interesting and obscure system. The Laser 3000 is compatible (software-wise only) with the Apple II+ through emulation software. A Z80 card with CP/M 80 was available, as well as an Intel 8088 card....
STELLAR ELECTRONIQUE Combat lunaire
A weird and rare french system, built by Stellar Electronique from Grasse, France. The games are two variation of the classic Tank Battle.Everything on this system have been designed in order to reduce the costs. No joysticks or paddles, just some buttons built-in the console. The case is made of two thermoformed plastic sheets, just stuck with hot glue. The board itself is hot-glued on the lower half of the case ! No screw or bolt were used to built this cheap console, and all the wires and com...
HITACHI  MB-6885 / Basic Master Jr
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VECTRIX  VX 384
Little informations about this computer. The Vectrix VX 384 was not a stand-alone computer. It was designed as a graphics display, accepting commands from any host through the Centronics or RS-232 port to fill the frame-buffer and drive the external monitor to the indicated resolution. Mainframes to minicomputers to Macs and PC's were used to send graphic info to the VX 384. When the VX 384 was initially released, the PC graphics options were CGA or Hercules monochrome. A smaller model...
ICE-FELIX Felix-PC
The Felix PC was originally designed at the Polytechnical Institute of Bucharest, as a laboratory system, between 1983 and 1984. It was then taken by ICE Felix for mass production from 1985 to 1990. First Felix PC models had a modular structures, with a 8 or 16-bit bus, depending on the microprocessor used, 8088 or 8086. The 32K video card allowed a RGBI monitor or a PAL or NTSC TV set to be connected. Later, the card was updated for CGA and EGA monitors. Latest versions were close to the...
GRANDSTAND T.V. Game Model 2000
The Grandstand T.V. Game 2000 is a classic pong system sold in U.K. It can be also found under different other brands worldwide, for example as the Univox 41N in France. The system itself seems to have been made in Korea. The electronic board is labeled "F'GAMATIC-7600". Indeed many Gamatic 7600 systems identical to this one can be found worldwide, the earliest one being a japanese Gamatic 7600 system released in 1976. The case design is not particul...
TOMY  Tutor MK II
Well I don't know much things about this one. It seems that the only thing that differs from the Tomy Tutor is the keyboard. Now there is a real keyboard, all white. So the funky pink space bar has disapeared, booo :o( It seems too that this model was only sold in Japan for a short time in 1984, one year after the release of its young brother the Pyutta "1". If you want to know more about this rare machine, please read the description of the

   LATEST COMMENTS
Zzmac
10/15/2019
SONY  Series 35 Model 10
Hey vip_tech (USA) and LBlack8978 (USA) do you still any of the Sony Model 35 stuff you might want to sell?

Zzmac
10/15/2019
SONY  Series 35 Model 10
Hey vip_tech (USA) do you still any of the Sony Model 35 stuff you might want to sell?

John McLaughlin
10/15/2019
HEATHKIT / ZENITH  Z-100/110/120
My very first computer was an H100 with 256K RAM. I joke with students now that their watch has more current computing power. But for its day, it was a great machine. I wrote my PhD dissertation on it with Peachtext word processing software and a Toshiba dot matrix printer.

David Bakin
10/14/2019
IMLAC PDS-1
I used the Harvey Mudd College PDS-1 from 1973-1977 - I was the main user of it as I was on it all the time when I should have been studying math. Wrote, for a professor, a program to allow building pictures of Maya glyphs - dragging them from a menu to a nested grid with the light pen (then printing them for his publications.)

CPU instruction set was a "stretched" PDP-8 - stretched from 12-bit to 16-bit, a B accumulator added to the A accumulator, and more post- and new pre-indirect-increment addresses.

"GPU" shared cycles with the CPU - only one or the other ran - and had an instruction set that looked like a "display list". So I wrote an implementation of the brand new SIGGRAPH Core Graphics System for it.

Got me my first job out of HMC too! Went to work in 1976 for Honeywell Marine Systems Division which was delivering the PDS-1 as the instructor''s console in a multi-computer multi-student Navy sonar training facility. Wrote the program that drove the console - the teacher would set up ships with their speeds and routes and other ocean noises (whales, etc.) - as a scenario for the students to work.

Legend Chen
10/12/2019
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 310
Same as MagNet. I was about 10 in 1988 when my father, chief engineer of a local computer factory, brought me a LASER 310 from Hong Kong. That was one of my best childhood memories ever since. The BASIC language, the official demo cassette including a very attractive game, and the whole configuration that needs several minutes to set up.

Pierre
10/11/2019
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
Having been Sirius S1 user for years, it had an Intel 8086 microprocessor, not a 8088. Other wise, could it be CP/M86 compatible ?

shawn
10/9/2019
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Black Box
I got a few old polaroids of rair people, if any bod want copy''s, leave a contact here or something.
I will look back here some time when :-)


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
ART MASTER (VT3601)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 misc - animation - paint program - vector graphics
SUICIDE RUN
Sharp MZ-700
Knights - year unknown
 game - dodge
COMBAT (CX2601)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - dogfight - duel - plane - tank
HYDROSUB:2021
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - lightgun - shooting gallery - submarine
TREVOR MCFUR IN THE CRESCENT GALAXY (J9001)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Circle Reserves (developer) - 1993
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up
SAFARI HUNTING (G-1002)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - hunting - jungle - maze
PAC-MAN
Arcade
Midway, Namco - 1980
 game - eat them all - maze - pac-man
WOODY POCO
Sharp X1
dB-SOFT - 1986
 game -
SPASIM

company unknown - 1974
 game - 3d - first person shooter - space
ISSURAL - THE STORY OF CALVAN
Sharp X1
Dempa, Freedom Soft - 1988
 game - role playing game
MAGIC NUMBERS / MIND READER / NIM (VIDEOCART-08)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - mind games
007 JAMES BOND (OM-G008)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Parker Brothers, Tsukuda Original - 1984
 game - 2d - james bond
BOULDER DASH (11)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Comptiq, First Star Software - 1985
 game - puzzle
ROBOTAN WARS
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken - 1983
 game - robot - shoot them up
HOCKEY / TENNIS / HANDBALL / TARGET (cartridge #2)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - handball - hockey - shooting gallery - sport - tennis

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French advert, Jan. ...

SANCO
8000

 
Docs

SONY
SMC 777 - 777C

 
Acorn ad #1

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
US advert, July 1985

IBM
PC AT

 
PC-60

COMMODORE
PC Compatible systems

 
French advert (april...

AMSTRAD
PC 1512

 
U.K. ad. (Nov. 1986)

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
Japanese advert

SYSTEM FORMULET INC.
BUBCOM 80

 
Magazine cover

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
US advert (april 198...

VISUAL TECHNOLOGY
Visual 1050

 
U.K. ad (Aug. 1986)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SVI 738 - X'press

 
Advert (february 198...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
Promotional pict. #2

APF
Imagination Machine

 
AMtext brochure #1

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
1st. U.S. advert #2

EPSON
QX 10

 
Official flyer (rect...

MYARC
Geneve 9640

 
U.S. advert (1979)

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
French advert.

HANIMEX
PENCIL II

 
Pasopia 16 japanese ...

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA 16 / T300 / PAP

 
French advert (nov.1...

AMSTRAD
GX 4000

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
German ad #1

SHARP
MZ 700

 
Brochure

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
U.S. ad (1982)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
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