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   LATEST ADDITIONS
SHEEN Sheen 2001 Home Video Center
The Sheen 2001 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Emerson Arcadia 2001. This family of consoles released around 1982, includes many sub-categories depending on the cosmectic plastic case used, the motherboards version and above all its cartridge slot type. That's why all these systems are "software" compatible, but not "cartridge" compatible. The Sheen 2001 Home Video Centre was marketed in Australia. The other systems using the sam...
ORMATU ELECTRIC BV Video Spelcomputer 1001
The Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 1001 (product code SD-290) is exactly the same system as the ITMC SD-290 (see this entry for more info). This particular version was marketed by Ormatu in the Netherlands and in Finland (?)....
ITMC Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05
The Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Interton VC-4000 or the Radofin 1292 to name a few. Though, the Interton VC-4000 is the maybe most popular system of this console group, it was not necessarily at the origin of it. Things must be seen differently. Philips / Signetics developped a hardware platform to demonstrate the possibilities of their Signetics 2650 & 2636 chipsets. Somehow, this hardware was licence...
TERAK CORPORATION 8510 Data Processor
The Terak 8510 is a complete stand-alone micro-computer based on DEC's LSI-11 chipset (16-bit !), in other words, it si a PDP-11 compatible. It was one of the first high-end microcomputers and among the first desktop personal computers to offer a bitmap graphics display. It was capable of running a stripped version of UNIX version 6. It was the first personal machine on which the UCSD p-System was widely used. Various universities in the USA used it in the late 1970s through mid-1980s to teac...
TOSHIBA  Visicom 100
This beautiful but obscure Japanese system was released in january 1978. It's basically a clone of the RCA Studio gaming system, one of the first videogame console of all time (released in january 1977). Made by Toshiba, this beauty was also based on the RCA 1802 micro-processor, and its video counterpart, the CDP 1861. However the main difference with the Studio II is that the Visicom 100 offers colour display thanks additional hardware. Another nice difference, is that unlike the Studio ...
BIT CORPORATION  Dina 2-in1 / Bit 7200 / Chuang Zao Zhe 50
The Dina, also known in Taiwan as the Chuang Zao Zhe 50, is a video game console originally manufactured by Bit Corporation, later sold in the United States by Telegames as the Telegames Personal Arcade.It is a clone of both the ColecoVision and Sega SG-1000 consoles, with one cartridge slot for each platform, and came bundled with the game Meteoric Shower, which was built into the system. Telegames never advertised its compatibility with the SG-1000. The Dina's controllers are modeled after ...
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  Challenger
In 1977 computing industry is changing fast. Ohio Scientific Instruments who were making a lot of expansion boards for their 400 single-board computer, called "Superboard", realize that it would be nice to sell all this hardware, all assembled, in a single case, ready to plug and use. That's what is a Challenger computer, more a concept than a single system. Indeed under the name Challenger came different configurations based around the Superboard system: - Challenger 65-1k: 6502A CPU, ser...
WANG LABORATORIES Wang 2200
The Wang 2200 appeared in May 1973, and was Wang Laboratories' first minicomputer that could perform data processing in a common computer language: BASIC. It had a cathode ray tube (CRT) built-in its case and also an integrated computer-controlled cassette tape storage unit. 65,000 systems were shipped in its lifetime and it found wide use in small and medium-size businesses worldwide. There has been quite several diffent models of the 2200: - 2200A : first models released in 1973 - 2200B :...
MATTEL ELECTRONICS  Keyboard Component
Sometime before the failed Aquarius home computer scheme was hatched by Mattel, the Intellivision team had attempted to expand Intellivision into the growing home computer market by turning it into a full fledged computer dubbed as the "Intellivision Keyboard Component", much in the same way Coleco was soon to do with their Adam computer. The unit featured a built-in cassette tape drive for loading and saving data. The Keyboard Component would plug into the cartridge slot on the Intellivision...
RCA Fred 2
This Fred 2 computer is a prototype designed by Joseph Weisbecker, engineer at RCA. He already imagined several early computer designs before this Fred 2 model, such as the System 00 or the original Fred concept. Fred is rather a concept imagined by Joseph Weisbecker for educational computer able to play games. This concept emerged in several hardware versions through time. The first models could be dates as early as 1970 or 1971 ! Unlike the System 00 which used only small-scale digital T...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
NOVOTON Video Sports
One more system which looks like the Markint 4A system. This one has got a different selector knob from the Markint system which is round. The system is very large. The middle part looks like a common system but it feels like two additional parts has been added on each side. The paddles can be inserted in these parts which allow the player to play without removing the paddles. All texts are in french....
IVASIM ELEKTRONIKA Ivel Ultra
The IVEL Ultra is a Croatian computer made by Ivasim Electronika. Its creator was Branimir Makanec. They were made in a little city near Zagreb called Ivanic Grad. The main characteristic of the Ivel Ultra is to be compatible with the Apple II. It is equiped with one or two 5.25" floppy disk drives. Its Basic is compatible with the Apple one, and its operating system called IDOS is compatible with Apple DOS 3.3 On top of that, the Ivel Ultra has a second pro...
EAGLE COMPUTERS INC. Eagle
Eagle Computers were originally manufactured by AVL (Audio Visual Labs) as a controller for audio-video projectors. The original models, the Eagle I and II, had AV ports on the back. The computers proved so popular that the AV ports were removed, and standard RS-232 and Centronics ports added. The computer division was spun off and Eagle Computers, Inc. was created. The complete line of CP/M computers they made was: Eagle I, II, III, IV, and V. All were the same except for the storage. T...
NATIONAL CF-3000
MSX 1 computer with 64 KB RAM, two cartridge slots and superimposition feature. The keyboard is separated from the main unit. At the right hand side of the main unit, there is enough room for an optional disk drive. The CF-3300 was a CF-3000 sold with this disk drive already mounted. The brazilian computer Gradiente Expert, is a clone of the National CF-3000....
COMMODORE  C64 Aldi
Externally, the C=64 Aldi had same case colour as a standard C=64 but the keyboard was light grey, like the future C=64G and C=64C. Internally, the motherboard was redesigned to minimize production costs, most of the TTL chips were removed, replaced with a new MMU chipset. First releases of this board had some compatibility problems with C=64 peripherals - they lacked the 9V user port voltage, ...
HITACHI  MB 6892 / Basic Master Level-3 Mark-5
The advanced versions of the Basic Master series. There were 281 predefined characters available. Technical information comes from J.Kubota Museum....
MULTITECH  Microkit 09
The Microkit 09 was a 6809 microprocessor teaching system and was sold as a kit....
ISC (INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CORP) CompuColor II
The CompuColor II, also called the "Renaissance Machine", is said to be the first home-computer available with a colour display. ISC (Intelligent Systems Corp), who was a large color computer manufacturer, conceived the CompuColor II built into a RCA color TV chassis (sans tuner assembly). The main problem of the system was that the machine had *no* RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) shielding what-so-ever and the FCC was soon on their butts. They planned to redesign the system but then prefered...
RADOFIN ELECTRONICS LIMITED Tele-Sports
This pong unit is excellent. It only plays four games but the controls, knobs and switches are really a pleasure to use. The game selection is made through a huge knob, the options are selected with nice 70's switchs which make you feel you are controling the USS Enterprise... Big orange buttons are used for on/off, reset and serve. There is also two vertical sliders (ranging from O to 10) to keep the score of both players. The on screen scoring is still there, but the sliders are used to cou...
LEANORD  Elan
This Elan Challanger was probably one of the last computers made by Leanord before the company was bought by Siemens in 1989. It is a standard AT compatible system. Although the hardware design was similar to some Bull Micral PC series: a passive backplane on which are connected several system boards, The Elan was developped fully by Leanord's design team, based in Haubourdin near Lille city. Two utility programs delivered along with MS-DOS allowed to switch the CPU speed between 8.77 and...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Dave
7/26/2021
DICK SMITH VZ200
Hi All, We are after retro fans to join our ''VZ200/VZ300 fans" groups on Facebook. We are after more people whom want to make the VZ community grow. We now have arduino and FPGA projects for the VZ. We even have a SD card reader with FAT32 dos running on the VZ ! We''re also trying to gather all known software and articles for the VZ and Laser computers. Do you still have old VZ software laying around on tape or disc? We want a copy of it to keep for historical purposes. Facebook search : VZ200/VZ300 fans.

Alleged_Geek
7/23/2021
BINATONE TV Master MK 10 (model n° 01 / 4834)
I can confirm that this system uses the AY-3-8610 chip. I recently won this beautiful old system at auction and it came in its original box which also included the instruction manual (which also has the circuit diagram) I had to make a minor repair and took a photo of the chip in question.

Sly DC
7/15/2021
PIZON BROS Visiomatic 101
The color version as described by Yves Kien was called the Colormatic 211 ans was going to be sold in 1978 but got cancelled. The story Yves is telling is true except for the year (not 1973...must be a typo). The "Robot" is in fact a small circuit add-on and not implanted in the GI chip. I still don''t know why that is has the "AY-5-8500-G" inscription instead of the usual "AY-3-8500" found in many European consoles.

Chris
7/15/2021
SMH - ALCATEL ALPHA Plus
This computer may have been marketed by Alcatel, but the manufacturer is AES Data Ltd. Montreal/Quebec

Gary
7/13/2021
MEMOTECH  MTX 500 /512
Does anyone know where I can source a replacement PSU?

Guy Spriet
7/12/2021
ONTEL OP-1
TRUE,,, Yes, ONTEL was a wonderful partner. I had to design a full computer system named GS132 for a French based company specialized in the Graphic industry (1976) and the team at Ontel had the most intelligent terminal one can dream of. It helped to decentralize the intelligence at the operator level, thus making the software design much easier at the CPU level. I have worked in cooperation with many OEM manufacturers and I can tell, Ontel''s team was exceptional. Only good memories.

Sammy Hill
7/11/2021
KAYPRO PC & 286i
I have a KAPRO PC - 286i that I purchased in around 1985. it was used for personal and business use. We ran spreadsheet and kept ledgers and other programs on it. It has been put away in storage until now. I have all disks and books but can''t get it to load the programs. Keeps showing boot error or non registry disk. Would like to get it operational again and go back into some files. Anyone out there know how to reset and reinstall of the master disks?


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
TANK II
Arcade
Kee Games - 1974
 game - duel - maze - tank
MOTORRADRENNEN (765)
MBO Tele Cassetten System
General Instruments (developer), MBO (publisher) - year unknown
 game - motocross - motorbike - stunt
SOLITAIRE
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle
VOODOO CASTLE (VIC-1918)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1981
 game - adventure - Scott Adams adventure games - text interface - text only
MS. PAC-MAN (PA2057)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Namco - 1990
 game - maze
ALIEN, A.K.A. SUPER ALIEN (VIC-1906)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1981
 game - maze
SUPERSPORTIC (PC-501)
Hanimex SD-050/SD-070/SD-090 systems
Hanimex - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - football - hockey - sport - squash - tennis
PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
XENON 1
Oric compatible systems
IJK Software Ltd - 1983
 game - shoot them up
RAYMAN (C3669T)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Ubi Soft - 1995
 game - platform
PINBALL (MG-205)
MPT-02 systems
company unknown - year unknown
 game - pinball
BASIC MATH (CX2661)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1
 game - educational game - mathematics - mind games
BLACKTHORNE (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Blizzard Entertainment (developer), Interplay (publisher), Paradox Development - 1994
 game - platform
BEDLAM (VT3305)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - shoot them up - vector graphics
LODE RUNNER
Atari Lynx
Brřderbund Software - year unknown
 game - platform

   RANDOM ADVERTS
UK advert #2

GEMINI
GALAXY

 
U.S. advert #2 (1979...

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
CHALLENGER 4P

 
Us advert July 1982

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 PC-2

 
UK advert, july 1984

ACT
Apricot PC

 
US advert (december ...

ATHENA COMPUTER & ELECTRONIC SYSTEM
ATHENA 1

 
Advert #2

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
Acorn ad #1

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
U.K. ad. (1986)

ATARI
520 / 1040 STf / STfm

 
U.S. advert (1980)

QUAY CORPORATION
500 Series

 
Promotional leaflet

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer 2

 
French advert #2

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
Diabolik, french adv...

YAMAHA
YIS-503 / Diabolik

 
Advert #3 (1983)

TIMEX / SINCLAIR
1000

 
Diagrams

TESLA
PMI-80

 
French advert (1983)

THOMSON
TO 7

 
French advert (1979)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
1977 advert

COMPUCOLOR CORPORATION
8001 / 8051

 
US ad. 1983 #2

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
Japanese advert

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA 7

 
Japanese flyer - rec...

EPOCH
Super Cassette Vision

 
Isaac Asimov ad #2

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
U.K. ad. (Aug. 1986)

SHARP
PC-7000

 
French advert.

ORIC
TELESTRAT

 
Japanese advert

SONY
Hit-Bit F1XD

 
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