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   LATEST ADDITIONS
ECD CORPORATION Micromind
The Micromind was a very innovative machine ahead of its time ! But despite the small group working on the machine, prototyping and developing, and pushing the limits of the time, the machine never shipped. Apparently only a few prototypes were produced. Development began as early 1975/1976 but commercial adverts appeared only in 1977. One of the main features of the Micromind was its innovative (for the time) redefinable characters. Up to 120 characters could be software redefined by the ...
SEMI-TECH (STM) PC
This extremely rare computer is Portable PC (IBM compatible) conceived in the same plastic case as the Pied Piper, released by the same company in 1983. This computer incorporates a lot of features in a compact case, which was quite innovative at the time: built-in LCD display, printer, modem, phone and disk drives ! The STM PC is based on an Intel 80186 processor and two quadruple-density disk drives. The processor is faster than the one used in the IBM PC, a...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Goliath
Logical’s Goliath is a server or disk file storage device has it was described at the time. It has a capacity for 10 MByte, 30 MByte or 50 MByte of fixed disk storage and 10 MBytes of removable storage. The unit, which also houses the controller, may have memory ranging from 64K to 256K and capacity for up to 20 terminals. Up to 20 Tina or David computers can link to Goliath as a distributed data processing system. For ...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Adam
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1975. In 1978 they also produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". In 1983 Logical released the David, and the L-XT in 1983. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythic...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Tina
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1976. In 1978 they produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". It seems to have the same specs as David but with two 8'' floppy disk drives. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of S...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) L-XT
The L-XT was the last computer released by Logical Business Machines, after the Adam, the David, the Tina and the Goliath in 1982. It was announced at the 1983 COMDEX Fall in Las Vegas, and commercially available in March 1984. The L-XT uses a 16-bit Intel 8088 CPU with 192KB RAM, and equipped with a 5.25'' floppy drive unit (320 KB capacity) and a 10 MB hard disk (upgradable to 60 MB)...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) David
The David is not the first computer released by Logical Business Machines. In 1974, LOMAC (Logical Machine Corporation) released the Adam. Some times later they also produced Tina (for TINy Adam). There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of Samuel. The David is powered by a 16-bit Intel 8086 CPU w...
GESPAC Gescomp 720 / 730
GESPAC SA was a Swiss company who designed the G-64/96 Bus in 1979. This interface bus concept provides a simple way to interface microprocessor modules with memory and peripheral modules on a parallel bus. The G-64/96 Bus uses a simple, yet modern and powerful interface scheme which allows a higher level of functionality from the single height Eurocard form factor. The low overhead of the G-64/96 Bus interface greatly eases the design of custom boards by the User. This is why, even many year...
WELECT  W86
The W86 is a french computer released in 1983 by Welect. It's the second computer released by Welect after the W80.2. The W86 is powered by an Intel 8086 (hence its name) to catch up with the IBM PC compatible trend of the moment and is thus able to run MS-DOS. But the W86 is also equipped with a Z80A to also be CP/M 86 compatible. It's thus an hybrid machine typical of the mid-80s when the professional industry was moving from CP/M to MS-DOS. There are 128...
SMOKE SIGNAL CHIEFTAIN COMPUTERS The Chieftain 9822
In 1978, Smoke Signal Chieftain Computers (SSCC) released their first computer: The Chieftain, followed in 1980 by the Chieftain Business System, an update to the original Chieftain. At the start of 1982, the company introduced the Chieftain 9822, an update to the Business System featuring the same processor and static RAM options, as well as the same nine-slot bus equipped with the first two Chieftains. The system could be equipped with either two 8-inch or two 5.25-inch floppy drives and...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
NATIONAL FS-4500
This MSX 2 computer was marketed as a wordprocessor system, and indeed it is! It has a big 24 dots thermal printer built-in, wordprocessor software (Word Processor, MSX Sentence Paragraph Exchanger, Dictionary, MSX Address Book, Name Card and MSX JE 1 & 2). Impressive. It was available in black or white case....
LOGYSTEM  ECRITEXT
We don't know much about this strange French computer. It was designed by Patrick Jossier, an award winning French designer, to be used as a word processing computer and only few were sold. This computer was dedicated to word processing (with a 80*25 text resolution), had a 'hidden' CP/M OS launching the text processor at start. Main CPU was Z80/4MHz, the other Z80 was dedicated to keyboard/display, almost like an 'integrated terminal'. This computer was 100% french made, from hardware to ...
TOKYO Colour TV Game
This system is exactly the same as the Binatone Colour TV Game, marketed under a different name. See this entry for more info......
SOBRELEC Totus
Extremely rare french portable computer! Sobrelec was based in Bretagne, near Brest (France). It was founded by Marcel Richard, former Thomson engineer, in 1974. They used to produce goods for Thomson or Marine Nationale (french Navy). They also produced the LX-500 and LX-525 computers for Logabax. At the Sicob 1982 exhibition they presented their first own computer : the Totus. It is luggable system, quite similar to the Osborn...
NINTENDO NES
The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was released in Japan in 1983 under the name Famicom. This was short for Family Computer. Hundreds of games were produced for the system and it sold very well. It had one of the most unique accessories too; R.O.B (Robotic Operating Buddy). It was controlled by flashes from the screen generated by the game itself. It couldn't do much except move around some discs from one platform to another. It was popular because it was something d...
AMSTRAD  PCW 9512
The Amstrad PCW 9512 was a dedicated word processing computer. It was the successor to the Amstrad PCW 8512 and had the same basic characteristics. However, it corrected two of the main criticisms of the 8512: the low quality of the printer and the machine's non-business-like styling. It had a paper-white monochrome screen (black on white) unlike the 8512, which had a green monochrome screen (green on black). It was equiped with a 3" 720k floppy disk drive (a...
SALORA Manager
The Salora Manager was the Finnish version of the Video Technology Laser 2001. However, it had some differences compared to the original: • It had a new case to match the cheaper Fellow in the more Salora-like colouring, • The keyboard had been modified by adding the Scandinavian letters Ä, Ĺ and Ö, • Joysticks ports were different so you could only use joysticks manufactured by Salora (many machines were hacked to use Atari...
NEC  PC 8001 MK 2 SR
The PC-8001 MKII SR was the last one of PC-8001 Series. In 1985, PC-8801 series took the place of the PC-8001 series along with a large amount of available software, so this computer didn't meet a large success. This machine displayed not only Katakana but also Hiragana characters, a Kanji-ROM was available as optional extra.
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Thanks to Yoshiki Yasui from Japan for information and pictures....

SPECTRAVIDEO  SV 318
The SV-318 was launched in january 1983, at the Winter CES show in Las Vegas, as the same time as the Spectravideo CompuMate, an keyboard add-on for the Atari 2600. The Spectravideo SV-318 is the system at the origin of the MSX standard, and such, has characteristics very close to the MSX systems (same video, sprites, sound, I/O, etc.). It was even sold as an MSX computer in some places, but it is not fully MSX compliant and can't use MSX programs. Notice t...
CONITEC Prof80
This computer was never sold in computer stores. It is an homebrew machine built around an unique board called PROF80. The Prof 80 was a CPM Board for CP/m 2.2 or (later) 3.X., manufactured by Conitec, Dieburg, Germany. There is also a branch in US. The company still exists, and the chief designer of the board, Joachim Hanst, is still working there. It was sold in France in kit form by the Pentasonic stores chain. User had to solder all the components onto the bare board. The PROF80 bo...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Murray Moffatt
12/5/2022
MATSUSHITA  National JR 100
I found a some more software at https://www.gamingalexandria.com/wp/category/type-in-programs/type-in-programs-jr-100/ They also link to a JR-100 emulator.

Doug Taylor
11/27/2022
ATARI  800
Thanks for the memories

Stephen De Marni
11/26/2022
IBM  PS/1
I just restored an IBM PS1 2133 back into operating condition. It had a failed 129MB Maxtor hard drive. I tried to install an Apacer 128 MB solid state drive but the BIOS would only recognize it as a 27MB drive and it was not recognized as a valid drive by DOS to perform FDISK on it. So I removed a 245MB Seagate hard disk from another old 486 computer that still works and the BIOS recognizes this and the computer boots and works perfectly. If anyone has any advice on where I could find solid state drives in the 128MB range that would work with old DOS 386 and 486 machines, it is appreciated. The Apacer SSD was recognized by my Toshiba Portege running Win95 as an advanced IDE drive so that may be the problem of the older BIOS''s not recognizing the drive properly.

Laurie May
11/20/2022
APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES  Microbee 32
I have a 32k Microbee but no instructions for cables etc. My grandson is interested, having done some computer studies. Where may I find such documentation?

Michel BURTE
11/18/2022
OLIVETTI  M20
Hello, I have just recovered a complete M20 with printer (pharmacy management application from 1980). I have the PCOS, BASIC, ISAM and Peripheral I/O manuals. I am looking for Disk 5''1/4 PCOS complete (L1.M20 PCOS-8000 Rev. 1.3d) Cordially

Michel BURTE
11/17/2022
OLIVETTI  M20
Je vient de recuperer un M20 en etat de marche, je suis a la recherche des disquette systeme (PCOS-8000 v1.3d). errun.dial@orange.fr

SL
11/15/2022
NEC  PC 8801
The NEC PC-8801 was released in North America. It was called the NEC PC-8801A. I should know, I own one. I will eventually upload a video of it on YouTube, just the hardware I will need to eventually get the correct monitor before I could even think about the software. I have the 8" drives. I''m not sure if the 5 1/4" drives were released in North America.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
VOLLEYBALL II
Motorola M-588135 pong chipset
Motorola - year unknown
 game - ball and paddle - sport - volleyball
TANK
Arcade
Kee Games - 1974
 game - duel - maze - tank
SUPER ASTEROIDS AND SUPER MISSILE COMMAND (PA2093)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1995
 game - shoot them up
SPORT GAMES (1)
Bandai TV Jack 5000
Bandai (publisher) - 1978
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - football - hockey - lightgun - shooting gallery - sport - squash - tennis
SMASH
Magnavox Odyssey 500
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
GAMBLER I (BLACKJACK) (CAS-140)
Toshiba Visicom 100
Toshiba - 1978
 game - blackjack - card game - casino - gambling
SPACE WAR (VIDEOCART-05)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - duel - space
BOWLING
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - bowling - sport
GAMBLER II (SLOT MACHINE AND DICE) (CAS-141)
Toshiba Visicom 100
Toshiba - 1978
 game - gambling
DEDUCE
RCA Fred computers
RCA - 1971
 game - mind games
BASIC MATH (CX2661)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
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 game - educational game - mathematics - mind games
CRYSTAL MINES II (PA2105)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Color Dreams - 1992
 game - maze - puzzle
CHECKERS (VIDEOCART-19)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1978
 game - board game - checkers
VIDEO WHIZBALL (VIDEOCART-20)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game -
ARITHMETIC DRILL (MATH FUN & FUN WITH NUMBERS) (CAS-110)
Toshiba Visicom 100
Toshiba (publisher) - 1978
 game - educational game - mathematics

   RANDOM ADVERTS
UK advert, Oct. 1983

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Aquarius

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

SORD
M 170

 
Japanese advert

SYSTEM FORMULET INC.
BUBCOM 80

 
1977 Advert

VECTOR GRAPHICS
Vector 1

 
French advert (dec. ...

CASIO
FX-702P

 
US advert

LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC)
Adam

 
US advert (april 198...

ALSPA COMPUTER
ACI-1 / 2

 
US advert Oct 1983

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
US advert, July 1985

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
300 Professional series

 
U.S. ad #2 (1982)

PANASONIC
HHC

 
Pasopia 16 japanese ...

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA 16 / T300 / PAP

 
promotional picture

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Aquarius

 
French ad (dec. 1982...

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
First U.S. advert (1...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
French advert #3

INDATA
DAI

 
US brochure (verso)

SANYO
MBC-1000

 
Advert #1

PRAVETZ
IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82

 
Terak 8510a brochure...

TERAK CORPORATION
8510 Data Processor

 
U.S. advert #2 (1982...

NEC
APC

 
Brochure #4

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
Japanese advert

CANON
X-07

 
Greek advert (march ...

DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 32

 
Computing Today (198...

LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC)
Adam

 
Promo flyer - recto

WICAT
150

 
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