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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
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1100
Little information about this business computer which was first shown at the 1981 Hannover Show (CEBIT). The TA-1100 belonged to a large family of business systems that comprised the TA-1500, 1600 and 1900 series. The system fitted in a desk and featured a dual floppy drive unit , an A3 - 180 CPS dot matrix printer, and a monochrome monitor. The TA-1100 ran several specific management programs (accounting, payroll, billing...) provided by Triumph Adler. The pictured vers...
CCE  MC 1000
What a weird computer !! Though it has a lot of similarities with other computers of that time, it seems to be however an original Brazilian production, a kind of mix between several popular systems. Its name MC-1000 is strangely close to MC-10 from Tandy. It uses the same video-controller (Motorola MC-6847) but Sound chipset (GI AY-3-8910) and CPU (Z80A) are different. The character set is almost identical, but keyboard layout and Basic statements are not the...
ACT QI-300
The QI-300 was the last machine that showed Apricot's unique design style before ACT was bought by Mitsubishi and moved into standard looking boxes. It also had several unique features, including a security system based on an infra-red 'key card' that users had to point at the PC and activate to allow it to boot up. This was also the first PC to offer IBM's MCA expansion bus. The QI-300 was followed by the Qi 600 (80386DX-25) and the Qi 900 (80486DX) __________ Thanks ...
UNIMEX Mark IX
This system was also marketed as the Unimex TV-10 Color with no clear cosmetic/hardware differences... See the Sanwa 9015 for more information about this system......
ORIC ATMOS
The Oric Atmos was the successor of the Oric 1 and had almost the same features. Its main difference with the Oric 1 was the keyboard and the debugged ROM (the ORIC 1 had several bugs). Although improved, the loading process from tape was still very uncertain. The real mechanical keyboard was really better. Two versions were available, with 16 or 48 KB of RAM. 16 KB version couldn't be upgraded, very few of them were sold. There were also new Basic instru...
LUXOR  Sportsman 2001
This system is very similar to the Sportron systems but it's got a different internal chip: A National Seminconductor chip which allows the games to be selected by pressing one button. So it's very efficient. Just one button and 2 switches. It's a color system. The case was designed to incorporate a speaker but the chip allows the sound to come out of the TV speaker so there is no internal speaker inside the system. Pads are fixed by scratch pieces....
ROBIK Robik
The Robik was a russian ZX Spectrum clone. It was produced in the city of Czerkasy. It had 64KB RAM (shared with 16KB ROM) and independed 8KB video RAM (as real speccy, by the way). The keyboard was quite good (apparently) and quite complete. It had even switches to choose between latin and russian character fonts. A Kempston interface was built in, with separate keys to emulate joystick, which was very convenient in programs that was not games and use the ...
IMCE IMCE Junior
Well, we haven't got much information about this one. We just have an advertisement in a newspaper. It says it's a handheld Apple compatible. Well it seems quite large for a handheld. Under "operating system", there is: IMC version 5.1, APPLE DOS, PRODOS and CP/M 2.2 compatible, there is also MS-DOS 2.0 in option. Under "storage": 1 "slimsize" disk drive with controller, capacity of 143kb. That's all......
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  Laser 350 / 500 / 700 / 750
Technically the Laser 350 / 500 / 700 / 750 are completely different from the Laser 100 / 200 / 300 family and thus non compatible with them. All 4 computers are nearly identical but the Laser 350 uses a Laser 300 case while the Laser 500 / 700 / 750 use a "new" case. Though the CPU is still a Z80A compatible one (the D780c from NEC), its capabilities are better. There are now 6 graphical modes, ranging from 160 x 96 in 16 colors to 640 x 192 in 2 colors. The memory size is also bigger ...
SIXPLAY Sixplay
Hmm, there are still many mysteries arround this system. The case is in sheet metal so it's very heavy but indestructible. It's impossible to open because all parts have been reveted. There is only one part removable on top with clips to place the 9V batteries. The fact that the case is made of sheet metal means that only a few of these systems were produced. Indeed, plastic cases require a special and dedicated mould which is very expensive to make. Thus, the plastic solution was only adopte...

   LATEST COMMENTS
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.

James
6/11/2019
MOTOROLA  EXORSET 30
I saw one of these in pretty bad shape in a warehouse. How much are these heavy beasts worth??

john clark
6/9/2019
SORD  M 5
This was a real dream machine for me. I always used to go to the local department store and poke around on it whenever I could. I couldn''t afford one at the time but was always intrigued by its styling and the fact it had a PooYan cart :D It''s only now, many years later, that I have one of these beauties and combined with the sord m5 multi multicart (M5Multi-II) I can finally experience the machine in full. I''m not disappointed!

John Newcombe
6/9/2019
GEMINI  801
I am very keen to gather and archive as much Gemini software and documentation as I can. These were great machines, however, very little seems to have been kept over the years.

If you can help me preserve this stuff for future generations, please get in touch via john.newcombe@me.com or this forum.

John Newcombe
6/9/2019
GEMINI  GALAXY
I am very keen to gather and archive as much Gemini software and documentation as I can. These were great machines, however, very little seems to have been kept over the years.

If you can help me preserve this stuff for future generations, please get in touch via john.newcombe@me.com or this forum.

If you can


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
DOOM (32X) (84506)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
id Software (developer), Sega (publisher) - 1994
 game - first person shooter
NFL FOOTBALL (PA2045)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - american football - nfl - sport
IRON SOLDIER (J9026E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Eclipse Software (developer) - 1994
 game -
MILKY PRINCESS (15)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game -
36 GREAT HOLES STARRING FRED COUPLES (32X) (84602)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Flashpoint Productions, Sega - 1994
 game - golf - sport
HYPER BARRIER HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
NINJA GAIDEN EPISODE III - THE ANCIENT SHIP OF DOOM (PA2092)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Tecmo - 1993
 game - beat 'em up - platform
SCRAMBLE (VT3103)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up - vector graphics
LODE RUNNER
Atari Lynx
Br°derbund Software - year unknown
 game - platform
RIP-OFF (VT3102)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - shoot them up - vector graphics
ROBOT WAR / TORPEDO ALLEY (VIDEOCART-13)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - naval battle
WWF WRESTLEMANIA (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Midway, Sculptured Software (developer), TitanSports - 1995
 game - wrestling
SEA WOLF
Arcade
Midway - 1976
 game - naval battle - shoot them up - submarine
GALAXIANS
Exidy Sorcerer
System Software - year unknown
rating is 3.5rating is 3.5rating is 3.5rating is 3.5rating is 3.5
 game - shoot them up - space
SIMON SAYS
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game -

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US advert, August 19...

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
Russian advert - pag...

LEMZ
Agat

 
Quasar ad (1983)

PANASONIC
HHC

 
Advert #3

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French advert #2

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
Same in German

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
Magazine cover

GRID
GridCase

 
1978 brochure #12

MSI
6800

 
ú149 in June 1981

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
AMtext brochure #2

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
Accounting systems A...

OLIVETTI
A5

 
US ad. 1983 #1

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
Spanish advert

SONY
Hit-Bit 101

 
french advert (april...

NEC
PC 8001

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
STACY

 
French ad (jan. 1984...

MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
1978 brochure #6

MSI
6800

 
Italian ad #2

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
French advert.

SYMAG INFORMATIQUE
Micromachine 2000 et 3000

 
Mail order

THOMSON
TO 7

 
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APPLE
APPLE III

 
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ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
Advert #1

PRAVETZ
IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82

 
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