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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
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-86
The HP-86 series was the same machines as the HP-87 but used a 9" or 13" external monochrome monitor. The built-in BASIC language derived from the HP-85's but featured about 20 additional graphics commands. It also allowed to directly address the ports of external modules. Two vdersions were successively released: The 86-A had 64 KB of RAM and was fully compatible with the 87-A. It had built-in interfaces for a prin...
COLECO  Colecovision
After the success of their Telstar pong systems in the late 70's, Coleco decided to re-enter the videogame market, inspired by the success of cartridge based systems like the Atari VCS and Mattel Intellivision. As the Colecovision was released later than these competitors, it was possible for the Coleco engineers to put more hardware in the box while keeping the cost acceptable. The Colecovision is thus powered by a ...
AMSTRAD  NC 150
The NC150 hybrid was an NC200 in the body of an NC100. It offered 128KB of memory and an interface for connecting a floppy disk drive. However, it was only sold in France and Italy. But the NC100 and NC200 "form factors" appear to have lived on in the shape of the Brainium DreamWriter 450 and 500, portable machines aimed at the US education market....
EXXON 500 Series
Exxon Computer Division, a branch of the Exxon Oil Company, sold this computer in the U.S.A and Europe. This computer was built in 1982. The system is composed of CPU box, monitor, dual disk drives and a keyboard. It was delivered withe software on 5.2 disks, manuals, training materials. This office computer was primarily a word processor with calenders, ticklers and file sharing capabilities. It ran on the Z-80 chipset with a 64 KB architecture running a CPM like OS. In some regards it i...
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION DECMATE II
The DECMATE II shared the same case, power supply unit and RX50 dual floppy drive as the Rainbow 100 and was sold as a desktop or tower stand system. Like DECMATE I and III, it was a member of the PDP-8 family based on the Harris 12-bit 6120, a single chip PDP-8 compatible microprocessor. The same year, DEC launched the Rainbow 100, a Z80/8088 based system to compete with CP/M and MS-DOS machines, as well as the PDP-11 Profess...
HANIMEX  HMG-7900
The Hanimex HMG-7900 is a low-range console with rather simplistic games. It was released around 1983. It is one of these cheap systems produced in Asia for people not able to buy more expensive systems of that time. Though different in shape, the HMG-7900 is internaly the same system as the Rollet Video-Color and the ITMC-SD290. The HMG-7900 itself was sold under different brands throughout Europe (Soundic Soundicvision SD-200 in Scandinavia for example)...
OSBORNE CORP.  ENCORE
The Osborne Encore was developed by Vadem Inc., a consulting company od Santa Clara, California, which offered the design to Osborne Computer Corp (OCC) for production. At that time, after launching the Osborne Executive, Osborne Corp. had serious financial problems. It was an MSDOS based computer with a built-in modem. The keyboard had four 'icon' keys which called small programs located in ROM : the "phone" key called the communication software, the "clock" ...
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...
MICRODIGITAL Tk-95
The goal with the TK95 was to offer a true Spectrum compatible system with a case and keyboard as strong and convenient as a Commodore 64. The inside of the machine was neverthless quite similar to its predecessor, the TK-90, with some ROM improvements that increased the degree of compatibility and corrected some bugs (ROM No Maskable Interrupt) of the original Sinclair and Timex models. Two BASIC command were added, ...
IPTVT (TRAIAN VUIA POLYTECHNICAL INSTITUTE) MicroTim
The MicroTim is a Romanian unlicenced ZX Spectrum clone. It is one of the first models made at the factory in Timisoara, western Romania in the early 1980s. MicroTim stands for "Micro" and "TIMisoara". It was designed at Polytehnica University from Timisoara (former TUT - Technical University of Timisoara, former IPTVT - "Traian Vuia" Polytechnical Institute), but its large scale fabrication started and continued at the Fabrica de Memorii Timisoara (the Computer ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Steven Pavelish
5/4/2021
ITMC Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05
Nice tech!

Sammy Fox
5/4/2021
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000
Stephen Britt, I''m in canada. how much would you sell it for? my email is everett1911@hotmail.com

Steve Gray
5/3/2021
OTRONA Attache
This line above annoys me "Sadly the 2001 wasn''t completely IBM PC compatible...." . Actually, the 2001 was thoroughly tested and completely IBM PC compatible. At the time the company folded there was only one progarm identified that did not run correctly, the game ''frogger$'' that woould crash under some conditions. That was being thorouhly anlyed at the time the company folded. The company folded due to cash flow issues that had norhing to do with a PC ''compatibility'' issue. It was a Catch-22. Xebec refused to ship the disk controllers needed to buld the machines that were on order unless they were first paid in cash. Revenue could not be generated without the controllers. But the banks and the VC''s had decided they would give no more money to Otrona becase they had not met revenue goals. The problem is they were blindsided by the rise of the IBM-PC .... and the 8:16 co-developed with Phoenix Software, did not have the compatibilty needed to compete in the the PC compatible market. So, suffeirng from the resulting revenue loss, Otrona designed and built the superior 2001 in record time, including its own BIOS, but could not generate the needed revenue to continue because they did not have the cash to buy the disk controllers needed to complete the systems. It was a very sad thing. What was the best PC compatible in existence was kept out of the market by the bean counters. Otrona should have been as big or bigger than Compaq. The Compaq PC was a tugboat compared to the 2001. Oh well.

Stephen Britt
5/1/2021
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000
I have a still in the box Tandy 1000 with original monitor also in original packing. Received on 12/26/84. Looking to sale!

ryan hunt
4/29/2021
PSION Organiser II
I recently found mine along with a 256k flash solid state disk, does anyone know how these would be connected to the organiser itself?

Randon
4/28/2021
PANASONIC Senior Partner
Hey Jim M, I just made an image of a good Sr. Partner DOS 2.0B/Basic disk. u/grateparm on reddit

David Ovington
4/25/2021
DURANGO F85
Starbasic still lives on! I worked for a UK company for 28 years (through various acquisitions) and the software still uses it and the ISAM database. Around 2005 we were getting restricted by the capabilities even though it had been ported to SCO unix / AIX etc. So we bought a license for the compiler and RUNtime and I did a load of improvements, increased program size, linked it to run alongside Java, replication of data out to SQL Server etc I still use it for quick utility programs to process text files, used it for so long it’s second nature!


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
THE 4TH UNIT
Sharp X1
Data West - year unknown
 game -
PRO FOOTBALL (VIDEOCART-24)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1979
 game - american football - sport
FLIP OUT! (J9040E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Gorilla Systems (developer) - 1995
 game - puzzle
GALAXY INVASION
Tandy TRS-80
Big Five Software - 1980
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - shoot them up - space
DOKI DOKI PENGUIN LAND (C-50)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - platform
ENDURO
Atari Stunt Cycle (model SC-450)
Atari - 1977
 game - motocross - motorbike - stunt
KAGAKU (GENSOKIGOU MASTER) (E-107)
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
Sega - 1983
 game - educational game
BREAKOUT
Arcade
Atari - 1976
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
QUADRAPONG
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - ball and paddle
SHOOTING GALLERY
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - lightgun - shooting gallery
DEFENDER 2000 (J9041E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Williams - 1996
 game - shoot them up
DESERT FOX / SHOOTING GALLERY (VIDEOCART-02)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1976
 game - duel - shooting gallery - tank
AWESOME GOLF (PA2049)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer) - 1991
 game - golf - sport
NAVAL BATTLE / BLAST-AWAY / SPEED-BALL (cartridge #4)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - naval battle - shoot them up
STAR WARS ARCADE (32X) (84508)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
LucasArts, Sega - 1994
 game - flight sim - space - star wars

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert #1

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
Promotional picture

MICROKEY KFFT
PRIMO A-32

 
In schools #3

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
U.K. ad. 1984

MITSUBISHI
ML-F48 / ML-F80

 
Lisa 1 pin

APPLE
LISA / LISA 2 - Mac XL

 
French advert (1983)

THOMSON
TO 7

 
U.S. advert (1980)

QUAY CORPORATION
500 Series

 
Jupiter brochure #2

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
US advert

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
French advert #3

INDATA
DAI

 
Original article

GALAKSIJA
Galaksija

 
French advert. page ...

SYMAG INFORMATIQUE
Micromachine 4000

 
Mail order

THOMSON
TO 7

 
8-page US advert #3

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
US advert Oct 1983

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
New Zealand ad. (198...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
U.S. advert

SAGE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Sage II

 
Advert #1

SMT
Goupil G4

 
Japanese advert

CANON
X-07

 
Advert -

DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 32

 
UK advert (feb. 1980...

SINCLAIR
MK 14

 
U.K. ad. 1989

ATARI
520 / 1040 STf / STfm

 
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