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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
RADIO SHACK TV Scoreboard (handheld)
This is a handheld pong! Everything is contained in one handheld controller. The second controller can be mounted onto the main one, or detaches (it has a 2' cord). The system has an attached RF cable (no switchbox). This particular model comes with a pistol for use with target games, which has its own cord and plugs into the main unit at the top. There are two different models. One with 4 pong games, and another one with 2 additional shooting games sold with a lightgun. For this reason, t...
AMSTRAD  NC 200
The NC200, was the last model of the NC series which was comprised of the NC 100 and NC 150. It was a very much smarter, more professional design, with a larger fold-out screen - offering 80 columns by 16 lines - a built-in 3˝ inch, 720 kilobyte floppy disk drive for storage, but at a heftier price tag of Ł329. It also had a spreadsheet, which the NC100 did not, as well as twice as much built-in memory at 128 kilobytes....
TEXET TX 8000
This TX-8000 is exactly identical as the Video Technology Laser 200. It was sold only in the UK where it was, for a short time, the less expensive colour home computer....
SHARP  X1 (CZ-800C)
This is the first member of the X1 family. Difficult to locate this computer in the Sharp family, it has some characteristics of the MZ 2000 but is not compatible with it. The X1 family had a very great success in Japan, and the last models were very powerful. Go figure why Sharp didn't market these computers outside Japan… The most famous and strong feature of the X1 series is its Programmable Charactor Generator(PCG). Tape Basic and Disk Basic were availa...
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
IBM  Instruments Computer System
About this strange computer, IBM said that it was "A unique combination of features and a new dimension in small computers". The 9000 (its reference name) was first presented in June 1982 at the COMDEX show in Atlantic City. The system ans peripherals was manufactured by IBM's instrumentation division in Danbury, Connecticut. It was first and foremost intended to be used by scientists and engineers for instruments control and data acquisition. Its modular concept made the system to g...
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY CUBIC 99
This computer, also known as the Talking Computer, was fully compatible with the Apple II and the CP/M operating systems thanks to its dual processor motherboard (6502 and Z80). It was manufactured by the Creative Technology Cie. which will later become wide-world known for its Sound Blaster cards. Cubic 99 also had a vocal synthesizer which allowed the user to record and to reproduce words in English or Chinese language. Several commands of the BASIC lan...
MICRONIQUE  HECTOR MX
The Hector MX is the successor of the Victor / Hector 2HR and Hector HRX. It has the same characteristics as the 2HR and the HRX. The 2HR uses Basic, the HRX uses Forth, the MX uses both as available programming languages ! Its 64 KB ROM contains BASIC 3X, HRX Forth, a version of Logo and a machine language editor/assembler. Several other languages were available on cartridge as well, but there are not true ROM cartridges. They p...
MICRONIQUE  Hector XT
After having given up home computers market, Micronique recentred on the professional market and released PC compatible systems. They were standard systems. Mother board was made by Micronique but all other components were imported from Far East and assembled in France. The system pictured is a 'turbo' PC-XT model. Micronique also launched an AT 286 computer before definitively giving up the computers market and going back to its initial line of business, electronic components manufacturin...
TOSHIBA  T 100
The T100 was the US version of the Japanese PASOPIA computer. It was intended to be a professional CP/M machine. It had a small built-in LCD screen (6 or 8 lines of 40 characters or 320 x 64 pixels in graphic mode). This LCD screen was an option (not built-in). It fitted into slots at the back of the keyboard/cpu unit. There were 2 CRTs available: 13" monochrome (green), and 15" color with a proprietary RGB interface. The twin floppy drive was a separate box. It was possible to plug a m...

   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
SONIC INVADER
Video Technology - Laser 2001
Video Technology - 1983
 game - shoot them up - space
BLACKTHORNE (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Blizzard Entertainment (developer), Interplay (publisher), Paradox Development - 1994
 game - platform
BASKETBALL
Arcade
Taito - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - sport
PADDLE PINBALL I / PINPADDLE I / RACKET PINBALL I
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - pinball
BOWLING (VIDEOCART-21)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - bowling - sport
SUPER SKWEEK (PA2100)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Loriciel (developer) - 1991
 game -
MINER 2049ER (12)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Big Five Software, Comptiq - 1984
 game - platform
DINOLYMPICS (PA2089)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - cavemen - puzzle
NINJA GAIDEN (PA2039)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Tecmo - 1991
 game - beat 'em up - scrolling
PONG
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
ATARI KARTS (J9091E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Miracle Designs (developer) - 1995
 game - kart - racing
SEAWOLF (VIC-1937)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1982
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 game - naval battle - submarine
FLIP OUT! (J9040E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Gorilla Systems (developer) - 1995
 game - puzzle
HASHITTE ASOBOU! KIKANSHA THOMAS (BDE-70024)
Pippin
Bandai - 1996
 game - Thomas, the tank engine - train
JET FIGHTER
Arcade
Atari - 1975
 game - dogfight - duel - plane - shoot them up

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert (1982)

MICRONIQUE
Victor Lambda

 
French advert (1980)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
french advert (jan. ...

AI ELECTRONICS
ABC 26

 
Promotional picture

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
U.S. advert (1983)

LNW RESEARCH
LNW-80

 
Advert #5

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
8-page US advert #2

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
Baked Apple

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
1977 Advert #1

IMSAI
8048

 
Advert #2

PRAVETZ
IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82

 
French ad (may 1984)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Spectrum+ French ad.

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
French advert

EPSON
QX 10

 
French advert (1978)

SINCLAIR
MK 14

 
MetaCard ad

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
Advert #1

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
French advert

ORIC
ATMOS

 
French advert (sept....

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 200 / 210

 
Display size argumen...

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
Leaflet (1982) - pag...

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
French Advert.

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 310

 
Arabic model

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
Argentinian advert

MICRODIGITAL
TK-82

 
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