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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
THOMSON  TO 9
The Thomson TO9 had a short career and was quickly replaced with the Thomson TO9 plus. It was designed to be a "super" Thomson TO 7-70 and has lost of its characteristics. Some options were available : RS232c and joystick connector, modem or genlock. Notice that the very first version of the TO 9 (never marketed) had a 5.25" floppy disk drive. Contrary to the next Thomson series which have a sophisticated memory management, t...
COMPUTER DATA SYSTEMS  VERSATILE 2
This computer was designed as a versatile machine (!), it was supplied with five disks : - Disk #1 (OS and language) : Operating System, 12 K Extended Basic, Line Editor. - Disk #2 (Games) : Star Trek, Black Jack and Star Wars. - Disk #3 (Home Accounting) : Budgeting, Checkbook Balancing - Disk #4 (Small Business Accounting) : Payroll, Inventory, Taxes, Invoicing, Check Printing - Disk #5 : Blank floppy disk...
NORMEREL OPlite
Almost ten years after having conceived the Micral, world first commercial microprocessor based computer, André Thi T. Truong, joined the young Normerel Company managed by his old friend Jean René Tissot. In a short time, he designed the OPlite, first computer Normerel would produce. The Oplite was a PC compatible system featuring some innovative concepts. The case held a dual floppy disk drive and a removable 9-inch display. Standard connectors allowed an...
COMMODORE  CBM 500 / 600 Series
The CBM 500 had a 40-column, 300 x 200 pixels display. Contrary to the 600 and 700 it also had two ports for joystick, light pen and paddles. The CBM 600 was the same as the 500 but had a 80-column display and 256 Kb RAM. MicroSoft Basic was in ROM. Both models had an option for a second processor (8088 or Z80) to function alongside the standard 6509, the 6509 was then used for I/O, display and keyboard management. They worked under Commodore DOS or CP/M an...
R2E  Micral 8030 series
Even though we know almost nothing about this Micral series, it was probably one of the first of the Micral 80xx series to be designed by R2E. Its hardware design was the same as the first Micral models, a bus card mounted along with several daughter boards. In the following models, i.e. the 8020 series, R2E had used a single board with expansion slots. The Micral 8030 and 8031 belonged to the same family. At least 4 versions of 8031 were launched, f...
PHILIPS  VG 5000
This computer was created and made in France by a company called RTC. It was the first home computer released by Philips. It was not MSX compliant and or compatible with the other Philips VG computers. The basic was written by Microsoft. It was designed to be a cheap computer for beginners and school purpose. Philips planned to develop a lot of peripherals for this computer : synthetiser, memory card, floppy disk unit, videodisc...
SALORA Fellow
Salora Fellow was basically the same machine as the Video Technology Laser 200/210 just with a different case in colors that matches Salora's other electronics. Salora is a Finnish televison manufacturer and they mainly sold this machine in Scandinavia, mostly in Finland. Technically they are the same as the Vtech machines and the machine still says Vtech Laser 200 when booted. The machine sold reasonably well because of Salora's good reputation, but was so...
MAGICLICK Teleclick
This is an obscure Argentinian pong powered by a General Instrument AY-3-8500-7 chipset. Though it looks like a classic pong system, it is interesting for at least two reasons. First, the paddles are built with calculator or remote control plastic cases !! Indeed, once opened, you can clearly see the holes planned for the plastic keys (see "more pictures" section)... The second unsual fact is that, thanks to the GI AY-3-8500-7 chipset, the system offers a game rarely found on most pongs : ...
COMPUKIT UK-101
Made in the UK by Compukit in New Barnet, North London, the UK-101 was originally a copy of the Ohio Scientific Superboard II. Two years and various legal battles later the UK-101 became, technically, behind its erstwhile rival. You could buy the UK101 as a kit or as ready made for an extra fee. The kit came in a cardboard briefcase, in which there were anti-static tubes containing the 65+ ICs, a box of IC sockets, and bags containing passives (mainly 0.1uF c...
BANDAI WonderSwan
The WonderSwan was developed by Yokoi Gunpei (known as the father of the Nintendo Game Boy). A low price point and extremely low battery consumption is considered to be the original vision of Yokoi. Sadly, Yokoi died in a car accident before seeing a completed WonderSwan. Most of the games for the WonderSwan were based on Japanese Anime series. The system had no success outside of the Japanese domestic market, mainly beacause it was not ditributed and marketed efficiently. One of the system'...

   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
BRUTAL SPORTS FOOTBALL (JA100)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Millennium, Telegames (publisher), Teque - 1994
 game - sport
BATTLE ACE (HC89026)
NEC Super Grafx
Hudson Soft - 1989
 game - shoot them up
SHOGI (21)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - board game - mind games - shogi
PITFALL II - THE LOST CAVERNS (C-49)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Activision, Sega - 1985
 game - jungle - pitfall - platform
ROAD RACE / TENNIS / QUICK DRAW (cartridge #1)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - car - duel - racing - sport - tennis - wild west
WIPEOUT
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - car - racing
MONACO GP (G-1017 / C-17)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - car - racing
NEBULA (09)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - egypt - shoot them up
SUPER ASTEROIDS AND SUPER MISSILE COMMAND (PA2093)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1995
 game - shoot them up
SHADOW SQUADRON (32X) (84509)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - flight sim - shoot them up - space
SKY KID (29)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Namco - 1986
 game - shoot them up
BLUE THUNDER
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - helicopter - lightgun - shooting gallery
ASTRO COMMAND (#9)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1983
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up - space
CHAMPION BASE BALL (G-1011)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - baseball - sport
BATTLEZONE 2000 (PA2088)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer) - 1993
 game - 3d - shoot them up - tank

   RANDOM ADVERTS
1978 brochure #11

MSI
6800

 
Quasar ad (1983)

PANASONIC
HHC

 
French advert

OLIVETTI
M10

 
US ad. 1983 #2

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
French ad (june 1986...

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
ACE 1000 advert (198...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
German brochure #2

ATARI
MEGA ST

 
Promotional picture

SMT
Goupil 2

 
DAK advert (US, 1986...

VISUAL TECHNOLOGY
Visual 1083 / Commuter

 
French ad (july 1983...

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
French advert

SORD
IS-11c

 
German brochure #1

ATARI
STACY

 
8-page US advert #5

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
New Zeland advert (1...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL II

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

ACT
Apricot PC

 
Leaflet (1982) - pag...

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
U.S. advert (1979)

POLYMORPHIC
System 8813

 
UK advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 HX

 
First C-10 ad

CROMEMCO
C10

 
German advert (1983)

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
French advert. (1983...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
U.S. advert (1982) #...

COMMODORE
C64

 
French advert (1984)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
Newburry brochure #3

GRUNDY
NEW BRAIN

 
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