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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...

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COMMODORE  MAX Machine / Ultimax / VC-10
The Commodore MAX was released after the VIC 20 and at the same time as the C64. It was intended to be Commodore’s low-end offering ($150-180), whereas the C64 was envisioned as a high-end product ($595). The system was very inexpensive and lacked even basic features such a user expansion port. In reality, the MAX was a severely limited C64. Several MAX software titles could actually be run on the C64. Some production mode...
OSBORNE CORP.  OSBORNE 1
The Osborne 1 is one of the first portable computers but needs external power source. Its name comes from Adam Osborne, the man who made this computer a reality (not quite true, see end of the text). It has a very small built-in screen (8.75 x 6.6 cm, which can display 128 columns!!) and weighs more than 10 Kg. The first models couldn't display more than 52 columns by line, so to access to the 76 other columns, the user had to scroll among the screen thanks to the cursor keys. It works un...
DICK SMITH Cat
The Cat was a rebadged version of the Laser 3000, made in Hong-Kong. It was partially compatible with the Apple II computer in its basic version, but quite fully compatible when the Apple II emulator cartridge was inserted. It ran Apple DOS 3.3 operating system or CP/M 2.2 with an optional Z80 card. Thanks to Murray Moffatt for information and pictures....
RCA SuperElf
The SuperElf single-board computer was made by Quest Electronics. It was an improvement of the Netronics Elf and Elf II training boards, also based on the RCA 1802, one of the first RISC microprocessors. The board also featured an 1861 video chip that was closely tied ot the 1802 to generate a video image of 128x64 dots. Two, four or six 7-segment Led display could be used. Its hexadecimal keyboard allowed programs to be entered and controlled more efficiently thanks ...
MULTITECH  MPF-1/65
The MPF-I/65 is an initiation computer based on the MOS Technology 6502 CPU (hence the name 65). It was designed and produced by Multitech in Taďwan which would eventually become Acer in 1987. Multitech was then specialised in such small computers used to study electronic principles and micro-processors. The MPF-I was based on the Z80 CPU, the MPF-I/88 on the Intel 8088 CPU, the Microkit 09 o...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 PC-4
The Tandy PC-4 Was a rebadged version of the Casio PB-100. Apart from the brand/model plate, the design and features was identical to the original Casio model....
SANDS 3000
Little is known about this small pong system made in Hong Kong. It seems to be a classic pong system with 4 pong games. Games selection is made through a small dial in the middle of the case. Switches are used to choose different functions. The two controllers (sliders) are detachable. ________ Contributors : Grant Meredith...
NCR  Decision Mate V
An other CP/M / MSDOS hybrid system. This computer had no great commercial success. The Decision Mate V came with 128 KB of RAM, but could be upgraded to 256 or 512 KB with expansion cards. The serial and Centronics interfaces were not on the mainboard, but were added as expansion cards. An additional card with a 68000 was developed by NCR in order to use CP/M 68. There were 7 expansion slots. An optional diagnostic card was available for slot 6. Otherwise, diagnostics were produced throug...
FUJITSU  FM 8
Introduced may 1981, the FM 8 was one of the first Fujitsu micro computers (after the LKIT-8 hobby computer in 1977). In any case it was the first member of the FM series, FM standing for "Fujitsu Micro". At that time its features were really impressive: bi-processor (even an additionnal Z80 cpu could be installed), 64 KB RAM, bubble memory, built-in chinese characters ROM, 640x200 high resolution with 8 colors and no proximity conflict! The FM-8 was developed by employing innovative design a...
SPECTRAVIDEO  SV 328
The Spectravideo SV 328 was the ancestor of the Spectravideo MSX SV-728 (it had the same case and almost all its features) and the successor of the SV-318. This computer wasn't a MSX machine, even though its hardware design was almost the same as MSX computers. Its Microsoft Extended Basic was also close to the MSX Basic but not fully compatible. The cartridge slot couldn't use MSX cartridges. Ho...

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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
netgear-supportnetgear-supportnetgear-supportnetgear-supportnetgear-support

peter thomas
11/9/2019
PRAVETZ IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82
roku-supportroku-supportroku-supportroku-supportroku-supportroku-support


   LATEST SOFTWARE ADDITIONS
ELEVATOR PANIC (#12)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch (publisher) - 1984
 game - elevator - platform
BASEBALL (#2)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch (publisher) - 1981
 game - baseball - sport
DEFENDER
Arcade
Williams (publisher) - 1981
 game - horizontal scrolling - space
SPACE SQUADRON (7)
MPT-03 and Arcadia systems
UA Limited (publisher) - 1982
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up - space
ROAD RACE (AY-3-8603) (2)
Bandai TV Jack 5000
Bandai (publisher) - 1978
 game - car - racing
WIPEOUT GAMES (4)
Bandai TV Jack 5000
Bandai (publisher) - 1978
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
SPORT GAMES (1)
Bandai TV Jack 5000
Bandai (publisher) - 1978
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - football - hockey - lightgun - shooting gallery - sport - squash - tennis
SUICIDE RUN
Sharp MZ-700
Knights - year unknown
 game - dodge
PINBALL / DUNGEON HUNT / BLOCKOUT (MG1011)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics (publisher) - 1978
 game -
ROCKET PATROL
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics (publisher) - 1978
 game - shoot them up - shooting gallery - space
BOXING (MG1012)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics (publisher) - 1978
 game - boxing - sport
VOLLEYBALL II
Motorola M-588135 pong chipset
Motorola - year unknown
 game - ball and paddle - sport - volleyball
TENNIS
Motorola M-588135 pong chipset
company unknown - year unknown
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
SOCCER
Arcade
RamTek - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - football - sport
BUSINESS FINANCE (26-3703)
Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application - business and financial application

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First US ad.

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS-80 Model 12

 
French advert (febru...

LOGABAX
LX-500 series

 
French ad (july 1983...

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
French advert (1984)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
Disk drive #2 Feb. 1...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
UK advert

SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
U.S. ad (1983)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
COMPACT COMPUTER 40 (CC40)

 
US ad. 1983 #2

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
Interaction newslett...

INTERACT
Home Computer System

 
UK brochure #4

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
French ad (jan. 1985...

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 3000

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

ROCKWELL
AIM 65

 
French advert (dec. ...

CASIO
FX-702P

 
US advert, August 19...

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
French ad (dec. 1987...

COMMODORE
Amiga 500

 
U.K. ad. (Apr. 87)

AMSTRAD
CPC 6128

 
UK advert

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM +3

 
1978 brochure #11

MSI
6800

 
U.S. ad. (1983) #1

OKI
IF 800

 
US advert, July 1985

IBM
PC AT

 
French ad (jan. 1985...

YENO
SC 3000 / SC 3000H

 
Advert #3

ATARI
800

 
UK advert (feb. 1980...

SINCLAIR
MK 14

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
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