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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
TELE-PARTNER Giochi Televisivi (Mod. G)
The Tele-Partner is an hybrid video-game, something between a classic pong system and a more advanced console since it does not only play classic pong games (tennis, soccer, squash & practice) but also two shooting games (via a light-gun) and four motor-cycle games (drag race, stunt cycle, motor cross, enduro). Conceived in Hong-Kong, it was sold by Tele-Partner in Italy. It uses the same plastic case as many other europeans systems of that time. With its 10 games, this must be one of the mos...
FUJITSU  FM 77 AV SX
The FM-77AV40SX was the last FM-77 series machine, Audio-Visual expansion of FM-77AV40EX. About this computer, Nomura Hisayuki adds: Some people said FM77AV40SX was the ultimate 8 bit computer. (Other people said that Hitachi S1 was this one.) Its video-functions were remarkable. - displays TV programs on it's video monitor, - TV control from the keyboard, - TV screen capture, - displays subtitles on TV. These functions were realized in the 80s! 260,000 c...
ACT Apricot F1
After the launch of the Apricot PC, largely inspired by the Victor S1 which sold well in the UK, ACT developed another computer, the Apricot F1. This new system was marketed equally as a business system and as a home-computer (with its TV video output for example). The design of the F1 is quite innovative with its original shape and infrared keyboard. The main unit is much more deep than large, and the straight line of the whole system was quite stylish for the time. There was no lead or...
ADDS Mentor 2000
There is almost no information available about this M2000 minicomputer. ADDS (Applied Digital Data Systems) was a subsidiary of NCR Corp. The ADDS Mentor 2000 is a serious multi-user business machine the size of a small refrigerator. This system runs the "PICK" operating system. If you ask knowlegable people what "PICK" is, some will say "Operating System" (OS), and the others will say "Database Management System" (DBMS). Both are correct, the PICK operating system is designed around a power...
SEGA Mega Drive II
The Mega Drive II is basically just a re-designed Mega Drive. The Mega Drive II was much smaller and squarer then the original Mega Drive. It did not have the headphone jack, volume control or RF TV output. The A/V port changed to a custom multi out port that now provided stereo sound to T.V's (previously only mono was output by the Mega Drive, the headphone jack had to be used for stereo sound). The power lead port was made smaller and a different AC a...
HITACHI  MB-16000
Hitachi, along with Sharp and Canon, were among the Japanese video manufacturers who have decided to diversify into computers. They brought with them a strong reputation for reliability and value for money. The Hitachi MB-16000 was one of the first Japanese IBM PC compatibles.It was certainly well equipped and was able to compete at the highest level of PC and compatible systems of the time. It came complete with a colour monitor. One of its interesting cha...
CASIO  FX-9000P
This is Casio's first small desktop computer, although the company was well known in Japan for its minicomputer and calculators ranges. The FX-9000P had a 5.5'' video display and a complete keyboard with calculator style keys. The unit also had four slots for plug-in RAM or ROM modules. The basic model came with 4 KB of RAM. Two RAM modules were available: 16 KB N-MOS RAM which didn't retain information when removed, and 4 KB C-MOS RAM with back-up batteries that stored the information outsid...
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...
METROLOGIE  BFM 186
The BFM 186 is a CAD computer. The expansion slots are not compatible with the IBM PC's : they are 16 bit slots contrary to the PC's which are 8 bit. The graphic system of this computer is a bit ugly : it has two video processors, one of them handles a character plane and the other one handles three graphic planes. Each graphic plane has a resolution of 1024 x 1024 pixels but only a part of these planes (960 x 625) can be displayed, moreover, each plan can be zoomed (from 1 to 16) and can scro...
NORTHSTAR  Horizon
The Horizon was a S-100 bus based system. It was the first floppy-disc based system hobbyists could buy. In a case with a choice of wood or blue metal cover, the basic version included a 4 Mhz. Z80 microprocessor, 16 KB of RAM, a 90 KB 5''1/4 floppy drive with a controller card, a serial terminal interface and 12 S-100 slots. It was sold with the North Star Disc Operating System and a Basic interpreter allowing random and sequential disk files. The Horizon-2 version offered a second floppy-disc ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Seawarrior
10/22/2019
TRIUMPH ADLER  ALPHATRONIC PC
My very first programming job, when I was 19, was programming accounts receivable, sales lead tracking, and creating some spreadsheets on a Royal Alphatronic PC in 1986, in Peabody at the New England Home Planning Center, a place that sold modular homes. 33 years later and I''m still hacking. All the coding I did on this thing was in Beginners All Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. I forget the name of the software, but PeachTree rings a bell. Would love to find one on eBay for a trip down memory lane.

Jon W
10/22/2019
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000
My 3rd computer was a Tandy 1000SX, I stated with a Tandy Color Mini MC-10 and then a TRS-80 4P "portable". I have my original MC-10 and a 4P I was given a few years ago. Recently added a Tandy 1000 HD to the collection. The HD was the original 1000 with a factory Hard Drive.

Bob
10/21/2019
IBM  PS/2 Model 25
To Anthony in MISSOURI, I meant! (Sorry, I was still thinking about the wild card game the Brewers should have won!)

Bob
10/21/2019
IBM  PS/2 Model 25
To Anthony B. in Wisconsin. I have an old IBM PS/2 model 25 with learning games, including "your" MATH BLASTER "Rocket Launcher." If you contact me at bdaniels30@excite.com I''ll provide more details and possibly help you obtain a PS/2. Do you also remember Word Munchers, Trash Zapper, and Number Recycler? Those were the days!

Housemartins
10/21/2019
GAMATIC 7600
I have just recently cleaned it up and put it back in operation, very nice machine, robust and reliable.
My contribution is a VIDEO OUT RCA jack in order to be plugged to a monitor or a modern TV:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v$kH6-0FBgE24

Jeff Friend
10/18/2019
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 TX
My first computer was a Tandy 1000TX in 1989. No HDD, only 640K RAM and a single 1.4mb FDD. I ran everything from a MS-DOS 4.2 DOS prompt. About a year later, I upgraded the RAM to 768K and added a second FDD. This cost me about $2500. I gave that computer away in 1994. I wish I had of kept it...

Rich
10/18/2019
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 HX
My first Computer $ still running! Looking for parts if anyone has leads! I need the following:

- Plastic cover that slides over the hard card slots
- The door for the Original matching Tandy monitor
- The Original 720K internal 3.5" Floppy Drive

Also interested in any other external accessories!

Thanks


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
GUNFIGHTER / MOONSHIP BATTLE (TV ARCADE SERIES) (18V405)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - duel - wild west
AFTER BURNER COMPLETE (32X) (84507)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1994
 game - plane - shoot them up
FRANCE
Indata Dai
company unknown - year unknown
 game - educational game - geography
BIORHYTHM (TV MYSTIC SERIES) (18V700)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 application - biorhythm
BASIC LEVEL III A (B-30)
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
MITEC - 1983
 application - basic - programming language
NAVAL BATTLE / BLAST-AWAY / SPEED-BALL (cartridge #4)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - naval battle - shoot them up
MANOIR DU DOCTEUR GENIUS , LE
Oric compatible systems
Loriciels - 1984
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - 3d - adventure - haunted - text interface
MATH II (26-3710)
Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application - mathematics - science
NBA JAM TOURNAMENT EDITION (J9089E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Acclaim, Atari (publisher), High Voltage Software (developer), Midway - 1996
 game - basketball - nba - sport
SURROUND (CX2641)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - surround
BONUS PINBALL / DELUXE PINBALL / SHOOTING GALLERY / SHOOT THE BEAR (cartridge #3)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - pinball - shooting gallery
LEXIS (CF2003)
Atari Lynx
Shadowsoft Inc. (developer), Songbird Productions (publisher) - 1999
 game - puzzle
LUNAR LANDER
Arcade
Atari - 1979
 game - gravity - space
PIN PONG
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - pinball
FREEWAY
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - car - racing

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French ad (dec.1983)

AI ELECTRONICS
ai-M16

 
UK advert (1984)

COMMODORE
C64

 
Silex documentation

LEANORD
Silex

 
Promotional leaflet ...

BANDAI
Gundam RX-78

 
U.S. Advert #3 (1979...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
User manual's cover

INTEL
Intellec Series

 
French advert (dec.1...

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
Italian ad

COMMODORE
C64

 
French advert (septe...

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
Z-100/110/120

 
Japanese advert #3

CANON
X-07

 
French advert (1979)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

SAGE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Sage II

 
Brochure #2

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
UK advert #2

GEMINI
GALAXY

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
MEGA ST

 
NorthStar cards

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
French ad

COMPAQ
Portable

 
First advert - Jan.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
1978 brochure #3

MSI
6800

 
French advert (may 1...

CASIO
FX-702P

 
US advert, August 19...

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
Advert #2

PEERLESS
150

 
French advert (june ...

SONY
Hit-Bit 75

 
Display size argumen...

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
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