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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
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...
ATARI  520 / 1040 STf / STfm
The Atari 520 and 1040 STf were the direct successors of the Atari 260 ST and Atari 520 ST. In fact, they had the same technical characteristics except from built-in floppy drive (hence the f of STf). The 3.5" floppy disk drive has been integrated with the power supply into the computer. The early first versions of the Atari 520 STf had a RAM based Operating System (they have a 32 KB ROM), this ROM will be quiclky replaced by a 192 KB ROM which holds all...
BINATONE TV Master MK 8 (model n° 01 / 4823)
This pong is one of the many Binatone systems. As its name indicates, it offers 8 games. In order to understand how this system fits into the Binatone pong range, here is simplified list of the systems : TV Master MK IV TV Master 4 plus 2 TV Master MK 6 TV Master MK 8 TV Master MK 10 Colour TV Game Colour TV Game 4 plus 2 Colour TV Game MK 6 Colour TV Game MK 10 The first serie, TV Master systems, are all black & white pongs, whereas later Colour TV games have colour display. Th...
HEWLETT PACKARD  INTEGRAL PC
The HP Integral PC is a "portable" computer (luggable, more like it, since it weights more than 10 Kg) which works under HP-UX (Hewlett Packard UNIX variant). It has a plasma screen and a built-in printer (the world famous HP ThinkJet, 150 cps). The memory can be extended to 1.5 Mb with 256 Kb modules and up to 5.5 Mb with an external extension. The ROM contains the OS (HP-UX), HP windows (the GUI) and PAM (a kind of graphic shell). This computer had no great success since it was ver...
FUJITSU  FM 11 EX
The FM-11 was announced as a higher-end model of the FM-8 in November 1982, simultaneously with the mass market FM-7 machine. The FM-11 series was intended to be used in offices. FM stands for "Fujitsu Micro". Japanese characters can be displayed within a 16 x 16 pixels matrix. Several FM-11 models were marketed: - FM-11 EX (1982): 6809 & 8088 microprocessors - FM-11 AD (1982): 6809 microm...
COMMODORE  AMIGA 3000
The Commodore Amiga 3000 is the successor of the Amiga 2500 (itself a successor of the Amiga 2000). It was replaced three years later with the Amiga 4000. Amiga Interactive Guide description : The A3000 is a powerhouse in comparison to previous Amiga, it was sold as a high-end graphics workstation. For a time it was u...
ORIC TELESTRAT
The Oric Telestrat is the successor of the Oric 1 and Oric Atmos with which it is compatible. It was launched some months after Oric was bought by Euréka, a French company in 1985. It was designed especially for telecommunications, like the Goupil 2, the Thomson TO-9+ or the Exeltel. It was designed to be used with the Minitel (Fre...
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...
INTERTON Video 2400
One more pong from the famous german manufacturer. This system is like the Video 3000 system but with paddles and without the gun option. It's very compact compared to the larger Video 2800 or Video 3000 systems. It's based on the AY-3-8500 chip from General Instruments. It was designed to be sold worldwide as there are no text labels but only logical pictograms. The Thomson JV1T for example, is an example of rebadged Video 2400 system for foreign market...
GEMINI  Challenger
Before the Challenger came out, Gemini products were based around the Z80 processor and the company's 80-bus architecture. They did well in applications where costumers wanted a highly-specialized product. At first sight, the Challenger looked like an ordinary PC-compatible computer. The monitor was a Wyse WY-50 remote terminal finished as the same colours as the main box. However, the Challenger's main processor was a 12 MHz Motorola 68000 linked with 512 KB of RAM. This configurati...

   LATEST COMMENTS
george
6/18/2019
OLIVETTI  Programma P101/P102
in autumn 1968 opened the ''IUT informatique'' of Lyon (france). we were teached computing with an Olivetti programma 203 and some teletype connected to GE time sharing running Darthmouth Basic. The (nicely designed) Olivetti programma 203 (and the (little ugly) audit series) as (sort of) first (micro) computer for (very) small company in europe in 70''s was a very good tool (at that time)(but not a success story .. helas)

UZsie
6/17/2019
CASIO  PB-100
My first PC, I recall two things, a blackjack game crammed in the 544 bytes.
And a regularity race among friends where the actual average speed was kept by me using the pb100 as a mere calculator.
The first leg we had 30 secs margin, and the guys with 10 secs margin taunted us. They simply lucked out after that, so we won all the other legs. $P

sanddecker
6/16/2019
ENTEX Gameroom Tele-Pong
I have one of these from my parents''. For some reason it doesn''t show the player''s paddle. Any ideas why?
To add, mine does not have the channel switch but does have sound.

Kip Crosby a/k/a panterazero
6/16/2019
NEXT COMPUTERS  NeXT Station
What RAM format allowed 128MB on the NeXT mainboard? I would assume SIMMS, but what size? ty...

Patrick DePalma
6/13/2019
PANASONIC Senior Partner
I am looking for a cable to connect the keyboard to the computer on my Sr. Partner. I’m the original owner and it kills me that I can’t find the cable.

Any advice as to where to find one would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Keith Whitehead
6/12/2019
AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS J100 - J500
I have 4 Jacquards at home along with a shared hard drive . Never powered them up. The external hard drive, is HEAVY, 2 of us can only just do it.

Martin
6/11/2019
CROMEMCO  Z-1
The Z-1 had 3 significant changes from the Imsai 8080 upon which it was based: 1) The Motherboard was replaced with a Cromemco Blitz Bus (the rare version of this bus with the front connector offset to accept the front panel) 2) the CPU was replaced with the Cromemco ZPU, and 3) the film in the front panel was replaced with one that says Cromemco Z-1.

The Blitz Bus was supposed to handle higher frequency better, to support the 4 MHz ZPU.

On my Z-1, the fuse was relocated to the rear panel. I suspect this was also done by Cromemco when they created the Z-1, but I don''t have confirmation.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
PONG
Arcade
Atari - 1972
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
SPORT GAMES (1)
Bandai TV Jack 5000
Bandai (publisher) - 1978
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - football - hockey - lightgun - shooting gallery - sport - squash - tennis
POWER FACTOR (PA2109)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer) - 1992
 game - platform
SUPER BARRIER HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
OTHELLO
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - board game - mind games - othello
ASTRO WARS (01)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - shoot them up
SPASIM

company unknown - 1974
 game - 3d - first person shooter - space
COMBAT (CX2601)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
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 game - dogfight - duel - plane - tank
MINIATURE GOLF (CX2626)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1978
 game - mini golf - sport
DRAGON SLAYER (24)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch, Nippon Falcom - 1986
 game - role playing game
STAR JACKER (G-1010)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
NIGHT STALKER
Mattel Aquarius
Mattel Electronics - 1982
 game - maze - shoot them up
CUBIC TIC TAC TOE
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - tic tac toe
COMIC CIRCUS (14)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - circus
KUNG-FU MASTER
Arcade
Irem - 1984
 game - beat 'em up - martial arts - platform

   RANDOM ADVERTS
8-page US advert #5

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
U.S. advert (1982)

LNW RESEARCH
LNW-80

 
U.S. advert (1980)

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
UK brochure #3

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
Philips french adver...

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
Japanese advert

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA

 
Advert #3

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
Promotional picture

ATARI
5200 SuperSystem

 
Leaflet (1982) - pag...

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
SuperBrain II advert

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
Altair Convention

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Prof80 advert

CONITEC
Prof80

 
French advert

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
German advert

CASIO
FP 6000

 
TEI brochure cover

TEI
Terminal Processor

 
US advert, Oct. 1981

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
French advert

ORIC
ATMOS

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
U.S. advert (1982)

NEC
APC

 
Japan advert.

YAMAHA
YIS-303

 
Promotional picture

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
84's PARIS-DAKAR RAC...

KAYPRO
Kaypro 10

 
M5 Japanese advert

SORD
M 5

 
US advert

COMMODORE
SX/DX 64 - Executive computer

 
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