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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
MCM COMPUTERS  MCM 800
Based on the MCM 70 / 700 (see this entry for more info), the MCM 800 followed in 1976. It was faster, included 16 KB RAM (instead of 8 KB for the 700), and included the ability to drive an external monitor. Among other things, MCM 800s were used in one of the first french industrial network called Gixinet (along with ARCnet). This was a token-bus type network developped by the Gixi company....

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
ATARI  PONG (Model C-100)
As early as 1974, Atari started to design a home version of PONG, originally proposed by Harold Lee in 1973. The system was designed by three engineers: Harold Lee, Alan Alcorn and Bob Brown. Because Magnavox Odyssey was already being left behind by customers (mostly due to their lack of satisfaction, and also the bad rumor that it would only work with a Magnavox TV set), sellers were not attracted by Atari's PONG game until Sears goes ahead and sells the system under their Tele-Games label f...
MICRODIGITAL TK-82
The TK-82, of Microdigital Eletr˘nica Ltda, was one of the first Brazilian home computer anyone could afford. It was a fairly close copy of the Sinclair ZX-80 albeit looking very similar to a Timex TS-1000, the US version of the ZX-81 which was also sold in Brazil. It was the second computer made by Microdigital, after the TK-80, first attempt to produce a ZX-80 copy. The company ...
PANASONIC FS A1
The Panasonic FS-A1 is a MSX2 system. There are two versions: red or black case. There is DESKPAC software built-in which starts automatically when the system is booted. It offers several interesting utilities : world time clock, chronometer, alarm, calculator, calendar and diary (see software section for screenshots). From here you can also choose to go directly to MSX Basic v2.0. Concerning audio and music, the FS A1 is equiped with an AY-8910-3 chipset (or the YM2149 variant/clone) whic...
MYARC Geneve 9640
In 1983, Texas Instruments announced the cancellation of the 99/4A Home Computer. This was shortly after they announced their intention to produce its successor, the TI-99/8, a computer with the "big brother" to the 4A's TMS9900 processor, the TMS9995. Myarc was a company that made a name for itself selling expansion cards for the TI's Peripheral Expansion Box, including memory, RS232, and disk controller cards. They also produced a "replacement" for the large PE Box in a smaller self-conta...
PANASONIC FS A1 WX / WSX
After Microsoft left the MSX project in 1986, ASCII continued alone. They presented a new improvement of the MSX 2 standard in 1988. No great enhancements, the MSX 2+ has 19268 colors instead of 512, some more graphic / KANJI resolutions and the built in MSX-Music, providing 9 channels of FM sound without drums or 6 channels FM sound with 5 FM drums. The Panasonic FS A1 WX features the Rensha Turbo, which is a built-in...
GAMATIC 7600
The Gamatic 7600 is a classic pong system sold worldwide under many different brands, as the Grandstand T.V. Game Model 2000 for example, or the Univox 41N. 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 c...
TASHKI COMPUTER SYSTEM  OM 8064
The OM 8064 was sold with several cards to plug into the slots: Centronics, 80-column card, disk controller (with double 5.25" floppy drives, 163 KB each) and a green monochrome screen....
MATCH SD-01c
Isn't this one nice ? Large, white and with a quite sober design. The shape is slightly curved too. The two remote controllers are small and funny when they are out of their storages. This system was found in Germany as all the texts on the box are in german. A classic pong system which uses the GI AY-3-8500 chip, thus playing the 4 basic pong games. No shooting games here although the AY-3-8500 has got these games built-in. They simply did implement the gun hardware :( Same system as
GRADIENTE Expert XP-800
The Gradiente Expert 1 is a Brazilian MSX 1 computer. It is composed of two parts: the main unit and the keyboard. Gradiente is a Brazilian consumer electronic products company. It is not suprising as the unit's design looks like a HI-FI system... Along with the HotBit, the Experts were the only MSX systems available in Brazil. The Expert XP-800 was in fact a clone of the National CF-3000. It is a quite complete
VIDEOTON  TV Computer
This computer was used in the 80's in Hungarian schools along with the Primo. It was very similar to the Enterprise 64 as it was a licensed product. There is even a built-in joystick on the right of the keyboard. There are different models : 32 KB, 64 KB and 64 KB+ (picture here). The 64 KB+ has more video RAM (64 KB instead of 16 KB) and different versions of ROM (2.1 - 2.2 & 2.4 instead of 1.1 -1.2 - 1.3 & 1.4). The main physical difference of the TV-Comp...

   LATEST COMMENTS
OFER
5/25/2019
EACA  COLOUR GENIE / EG-2000
I used to own the colour genie back in the 80''s and had a 16K RAM extension. I lost my original genie long ago but recently I acquired (ebay) one (no RAM extension).
I am looking to get extension or build one.
If any one can help with technical information it will be great.
Note that I do have the Colour_Genie_Technical_Manual_1984_Lowe_Electronics
File but the information do not have complete electric diagram.

Christian
5/13/2019
FAIRCHILD Channel F
I visited a friend most hollidays who had this system...some of the games were good fun. In the uk i''m sure it was manufactured by ''Grandstand'' . My friend upgraded to a acorn electron.............

Satoshi Otsuka
5/1/2019
SEMI-TECH  Pied Piper
I used to work for the company as a design engineer after Pied Pier almost completed design phase. I enjoyed creating new designs especially graphics part using discrete components for next generation projects since no LSI solutions were available at the time. good old day.

Francis Remkiewicz
4/30/2019
AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS J100 - J500
In 1979 I worked for the IRS in Washington, DC. I convinced the IRS to sole source an AM Jacquard J500 for creating a time and attendance automated system for Headquarters, IRS. I worked with the AMfolks for over 18 months until completion. I was the first to transmit our DC data to the Data Center in Detroit over a 300 baud acoustic coupler.
That application, restructured many times is still in use by the IRS.
By the way, my 3 year old daughter learned to spell on Type-rite. Many a Saturday and Sunday she would accompany her dad to the office. Does anyone remember the heat issues with the J500? The heat in DC regardless of the A/C was a constant problem. I am glad to have been a tiny part of your history.

Cameron
4/26/2019
AMSTRAD  PPC 512 / 640
I still have one.In case with books and all cords.Except for the slew of D cell batteries one needs to have on hand if no plugs or 12v car holes are around it worked like a charm. And you can play some basic games on it.Reaaaaal basic.It is next to me right now. I like to take it to cyber cafes and plop it on a table just to see what people do and how they react.lol

Chris Appleton
4/16/2019
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
I''ve just acquired a Husky FC486, non-working. I''d love to get this functioning as I''d like to donate it to my local computer museum but (probably due to the military target market) there''s very little information on it.

It gets power, beeps three times if the digitiser is disconnected but not at all if it''s connected. The screen just shows some coloured lines and it goes no further. Anyone shed any light on where to find service manuals etc?

Pete
4/10/2019
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
Just an add-on to Gordon''s comment that he didn''t remember if the Datapoint 1100 came in a cassette only version. It did. I programmed on such a device in the 1975-1977 time frame, and it could do amazing things for its limited hardware specs (at least as compared to the 2200).


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
(VIDEOCART-25)

company unknown -
 game -
HANDBALL
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
TV BASKETBALL
Arcade
Midway - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - sport
GUZZLER (OM-G002)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Tsukuda - 1983
 game - maze
CENTIPEDE (PROTOTYPE)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Shadowsoft Inc. - year unknown
 game - prototype - shoot them up
HANG-ON II (C-60)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - motorbike - racing
ALIEN INVASION (VIDEOCART-26)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1979
 game - shoot them up
GALAXIAN
Sharp X1
Dempa, Namco - year unknown
 game - shoot them up
MAIDUM
Sharp X1
NCS - year unknown
 game -
PADDLE PINBALL I / PINPADDLE I / RACKET PINBALL I
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - pinball
TENNIS
Magnavox Odyssey 500
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER (PROTOTYPE)
Atari Lynx
Atari, NuFX Inc., Strategic Simulations Inc., TSR Inc. - year unknown
 game - prototype - role playing game
RAIDEN (J9005)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Fabtek, Imagitec Design (developer), Seibu Kaihatsu - 1994
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
SUPER BASIC (23)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 application - basic - programming language
ROBOT BOWL
Arcade
Exidy - 1977
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - bowling - sport

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.K. ad. (1986)

ATARI
520 / 1040 STf / STfm

 
Italian ad #5

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
1946...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
UK advert sept. 1983

NEC
PC 8801

 
French brochure fron...

ORIC
ATMOS

 
Promo pic #3

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
 Acorn ad #2

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
Japanese advert.

SONY
Hit-Bit 75

 
French ad (jan. 1984...

MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
French advert

ACT
Apricot F2 / F10

 
Brochure - cover

ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
Z-2H 1980 advert

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
1982 Heathkit center...

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 
French advert (jan. ...

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
Sanco brochure #1

SANCO
TPC-8300

 
Interaction newslett...

INTERACT
Home Computer System

 
Nice ad (1983)

NEC
PC 6001

 
Motorola ad.

APPLE
MACINTOSH II

 
French advert (1984)

OLIVETTI
M24

 
NorthStar cards

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
MITS brochure #2

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
T-1200 (Dec. 1987)

TOSHIBA
T 1200

 
U.S. ad (1982)

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
Isaac Asimov ad #2

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
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