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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
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  Laser 50 / One
The Laser 50 was a small and cheap computer, nearly pocket sized. It was sold as an educational computer (it's written on it), and in France it was sold in a suitcase along with an introductory cartoon-book.......
SONICO 406-6 (Color TV Sports Video Game)
A classic german pong system which uses the GI AY-3-8512 chip from General Instruments, thus playing the 4 basic pong games + 2 shooting games, all in color. This particular model (406-6) was made in Hong Kong and sold worldwide under many different brands, here Sonico in Germany. The two controllers are not hardwired to the system, but connected to the console via two connectors located on the front panel (small jacks). This means that when one of them died, it wasn't necessary to change the...
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION DECMATE II
The DECMATE II shared the same case, power supply unit and RX50 dual floppy drive as the Rainbow 100 and was sold as a desktop or tower stand system. Like DECMATE I and III, it was a member of the PDP-8 family based on the Harris 12-bit 6120, a single chip PDP-8 compatible microprocessor. The same year, DEC launched the Rainbow 100, a Z80/8088 based system to compete with CP/M and MS-DOS machines, as well as the PDP-11 Profess...
TESLA PMD-85
The PMD-85 was a Czechoslovakian personal computer based on the MHB 8080A processor and manufactured by slovakian company Tesla Bratislava. Several versions were available: - PMD-85-1 (most common) - PMD-85-2 (better keyboard and software) - PMD-85-2A (new motherboard) - PMD-85-3 (new motherboard again, pictured) - Mato (kit of a clone in a smaller case) This machine was well known among kids and fans for its presence in schools in 80's. ...
DYNALOGIC  HYPERION
The Hyperion was produced by the Infotech Cie. of Ottawa, a subsidiary of Bytec Management Corp. It was the first portable IBM-PC compatible computer, released three months earlier than the Compaq Portable. The machine offered powerful features for a 1982 computer, including dual 360K 5.25" disk drives, built-in 7-inch amber CRT and a video out jack for displaying CGA graphics. The keyboard slides underneath the main unit and locks into place. It...
SYNERTEK SYM1
Synertek was one of the suppliers of the 6502 processor, and the SYM-1 was intended as a chip evaluation board for hardware developers that were interested in programming and interfacing a 6502. The SYM-1 was a single board computer. It had a hexadecimal display and a hex keypad for programs and data entry. It was originally called the VIM-1 until MOS Technology objected to the name. It was actually quite a copy of the MOS KIM 1 offering same fonct...
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  TI-55-II
The TI-55 was one of the first programmable calculator which keeps programs and data in memory, even when it was turned off. 112 pre-programmed functions, including statisticals. ...
SUPERLECTRON TV Challenger Series 3000 (TVC-3000)
Early pong system marketed in Europe, maybe more specifically in West Germany, featuring the 4 classic pong games : tennis, hockey, squash and solo. Some marketing extracts : "The TV Challenger 3000 series with regular and professional playing features built into each game" - "TRIPLE SOUND : Your TV Challenger sounds off on ball contact with walls, bats and after a scoring point" - "Easy to connect and operate" - "Four games with triple sound and scoring right on your tv screen" Predsed...
CASIO  PB-1000
The Casio PB-1000 was an original, well designed and powerful pocket computer for its time. On top of its standard QWERTY keyboard, a row of sensitive keys allowed fast scientific calculations, menus access and text editing. The 4-line LCD display also had 16 sensitive areas. The computer could be programmed either in Basic or Assembly language. The C61 Basic interpreter, based on Japan Industrial Standard BASIC, had a wide range of built-in mathematic, trigonometric and statistic fun...
TELEVIDEO  TS-802
In 1982, TÚlÚvidÚo was one of the first companies selling passive video terminals. These devices were used as monitors/keyboards for mainframes. Their major competitor was Digital and its VT100 terminal, which became the reference model and was later on copied by several companies. The same year, Digital and Televideo had the same idea: to convert their video terminal into a business computer. The digital solution was called the VT-180. Televideo offered thei...

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cvxmelody
11/13/2019
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY CUBIC 99
There is another Apple II clone from Singapore - the LINGO 128 by Limco Products. It has dual 6502/Z80 CPU, RGB, integrated parallel/serial etc. There are at least two models, I have the early one. (The later Mk II has a revised motherboard design, a different case, and requires separate ROM card for Applesoft and DOS 3.3 compatibility) Check out the video I made showing Lingo 128:-
https://youtu.be/I8h_bxqPsMw

Unfortunately I don''t have the compatible detached keyboard, anyone want to sell me one??! Also how to enable the PAL composite colour output?

$_$
11/11/2019
CASIO  PB-770
has a full manual of the casio pb-770

Mike
11/10/2019
ICL  OPD - One Per Desk
So this listing has a slight bug. It says "The system, as did the QL, had basic task-switching - not real multitasking (background tasks didn''t run)..." I didn''t own an OPD but the QL had a true preemptive multitasking OS (i.e. QDOS) and indeed you could exec(ute) a program and it would keep running in the background while you worked in the foreground and you could have many programs running in the background (it was a cool demo to give).

Contrast that with the Mac which started with basic task switching and up until OS X moved the Mac to BSD Unix had a kernel that did cooperative multitasking (i.e. the difference is in preemptive the kernel keeps control and slices up time for each program but in cooperative the kernel gives up control to each program and hopes it gets it back).

vanpeebles
11/10/2019
TATUNG  EINSTEIN TC-01
A new forum has been setup for the Tatung 256 and Einstein, please pop by and say hello! :)

https://www.robheaton.co.uk/tatung/

VP

Mike Douglas
11/9/2019
POLYMORPHIC  POLY 88
Marvin, I obtained a large collection of Poly-8813’s and 8810’s about a year ago along with a few hundred diskettes. I fully restored one of the 8813’s and it is running great under System-88 (Exec). However, I really wanted to find and restore an 8813 with the Polymorphic mods for CP/M. This summer I found one of these board sets (CPU, VTI and RAM board) and have recently finished restoring them to operating condition. I had to create a version of CP/M for the 8813 from scratch since none of the few hundred disks I have are Poly CP/M disks. Please look through your disks and let me know if any of them have CP/M related files on them. I have written utilities for archiving and writing disks to/from a PC over a serial port connection to the Poly 8813.

peter thomas
11/9/2019
PRAVETZ IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82
bellsouth-email-supportbellsouth-email-supportbellsouth-email-supportbellsouth-email-supportbellsouth-email-support

peter thomas
11/9/2019
PRAVETZ IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82
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   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
HARD DRIVIN' (PA2044)
Atari Lynx
Atari, NuFX Inc., Tengen - 1991
 game - car - driving
BRUTAL SPORTS FOOTBALL (JA100)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Millennium, Telegames (publisher), Teque - 1994
 game - sport
PITFALL II - THE LOST CAVERNS (C-49)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Activision, Sega - 1985
 game - jungle - pitfall - platform
SURROUND (CX2641)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - surround
SUPER PROFESSOR (20)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - mathematics
SUPER MAHJONG (04)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - mahjong - mind games
SHADOW SQUADRON (32X) (84509)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - flight sim - shoot them up - space
SUICIDE RUN
Sharp MZ-700
Knights - year unknown
 game - dodge
TABLE TENNIS
Arcade
Nutting Associates - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
SPINBALL (VT3204)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - pinball - vector graphics
CHOMP
Exidy Sorcerer
Global Software Network - 1981
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - eat them all - maze
LODE RUNNER (G-1031)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Br°derbund Software, Sega - 1984
 game - platform
ELEVATOR FIGHT (07)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - platform
DOOM (32X) (84506)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
id Software (developer), Sega (publisher) - 1994
 game - first person shooter
BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (PA2068)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Nelson Films - 1991
 game - adventure

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French brochure back

ORIC
ATMOS

 
U.K. ad. (Aug. 86)

AMSTRAD
CPC 6128

 
French ad (oct. 83)

MULTITECH
MPF-1 Plus

 
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RESEARCH MACHINES
Nimbus PC

 
French advert #2 (ju...

OLIVETTI
M24

 
French advert

MBC
Alcyane

 
Advert #1

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
Promotional pict. #2

APF
Imagination Machine

 
MITS brochure #2

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Promotional leaflet ...

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
Japanese advert

SYSTEM FORMULET INC.
BUBCOM 80

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

FORTUNE
32:16

 
French advert #3

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
QL catalogue #8

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
Strong wooman(1982)

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
Kit version (1982)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French advert (july ...

ORIC
ATMOS

 
Promotional leaflet

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
French advert (1982)

SHARP
MZ 80A - MZ 1200

 
French advert (sept....

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 200 / 210

 
1978 brochure #8

MSI
6800

 
Spanish advert

SONY
Hit-Bit 101

 
Equiped for competit...

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
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