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Tomy
Tutor / Pyuuta

This computer was partially compatible with the Texas Instuments TI 99/4A. It had almost the same characteristics, except its main CPU (TMS 9995 instead of the TMS 9900 for the TI 99/4A).

The two languages (GBASIC and Tomy Basic) were only available in UK and US computers. The Japanese computers didn't have the Tomy Basic (a TI-like Basic), but a "nihongo basic" using japanese characters and words, e.g. "kake" meant "print", "moshi-naraba" meant "if-then".

This computer, known under the name Pyuuta in Japan had no really success outside Japan. It was followed by the Pyuuta Mark 2 and a game console called Pyuuta Jr one year later.




 

There''s an interesting site about TMS99xx stuff :

http://www.avjd51.dsl.pipex.com/

Has quite a lot of stuff on the TI TMS9900/TMS9995 hardware including a breadboard self-build computer based on the TMS9995

Well worth a look !

          
Friday 18th July 2014
Mark (USA)

Hi.

Does anyone have schematics, service manuals, detailed pics of PCB etc ??

Thanks

          
Thursday 26th June 2014
Robert  (England)

wow!! my father got me this computer when i was a kid!! i love it!!! you can program in BASIC (at the time i have no idea i will work on computers and still program in BASIC some times). it was fun!! you can draw things!!!, but i can not save anything... i never knew why, good to see it again!! thanks dad for the great gift (R.I.P).

          
Wednesday 12th December 2012
byron guerrero (guatemala)

 

NAME  Tutor / Pyuuta
MANUFACTURER  Tomy
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  Japan
YEAR  1983
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  GBasic + Tomy Basic on later machines
Integrated software : Tomy Paint (paint program)
KEYBOARD  QWERTY, 56 rubber keys
with a large pink spacebar
CPU  Texas-Instrument TMS 9995NL
SPEED  2.7 MHz
CO-PROCESSOR  Videochip : Texas-Instrument TMS 9918ANL
RAM  16 kb (up to 64 kb)
VRAM  16 kb
ROM  32 kb (including TOMY Basic, GBASIC, and graphic software)
TEXT MODES  32 x 24 in 16 colors
GRAPHIC MODES  256 x 192 in 16 colors
4 unicolor sprites
COLORS  16
SOUND  3 channels (2 music, 1 noise), 8 octaves
SIZE / WEIGHT  36 x 24 cm
I/O PORTS  Joystick port (9-pin DSUB, but not Atari compatible)
RF output
Video composite/Audio outputs
I/O port
Cartridge slot
5-DIN plug for tape-recorder
PRICE  £150 (UK, October 1983)
$380 (USA, October 1983)




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