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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
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 MODEL 4
The TRS-80 model 4 (ref 26-1068/69) was one of the last models of the TRS-80 series (and perhaps the less known). It ran at 4 MHz and displayed 80 columns x 24 lines in Model 4 mode, but was fully compatible with the TRS-80 model 3 and in Model 3 mode actually displayed 64x16 and ran at the Model 3's 2 MHz. It had 64 or 128 KB RAM, the 64 upper KB being used as a ram disk. It had one or two 5.25" floppy disk (184 KB each) and ran under TRSDOS 6.0 or 1.3, LDOS o...
APOLLO 7  SQUALE
The Squale was a strange computer which was sold in very small quantities. The BASIC was supplied in a cartridge. Only 28 KB were free for the user (4 KB for the monitor, 28 KB for BASIC and FLEX and 32 KB for the video memory). One of its interesting characteristics was its built-in modem (Thomson EFB 7510, 1200 baud, full duplex or 1200/75 baud, half duplex). The designers of this computer apparently encountered lots of problems with the development of the Squale, which explains why it sold in...
TESLA PMI-80
The PMI was used for learning programing machine code in Czech and Slovakian polytechnic university from 1982 year. It was developed and manufactured in Tesla Piestany factory which core business was to produceo active components like diode, transistor and integrated ciruits, including the MHB 8080A CPU and chip from his family. It was a basic system, enclosed in a plastic case and precisely based on the MHB 8080A, a Tesla version the 8080 processor. It had minimal ROM, RAM and I/O cap...
COLECO  Telstar Marksman
After the release of the first Telstar (the first "dedicated-chip" pong system) in 1976 which was a big success, Coleco conceived a whole range of pongs. The focus of the Marskman is made on its gun and shooting games, though the system in itself is not very different from the other pongs of that time. Basicaly it is a Telstar Colortron with two shooting games. The system is powered by the General Instrument AY-3-8...
RCA Studio II
The RCA Studio II was the second programmable video game system in the world, following the Fairchild Video Entertainment System released a few months earlier. (The Magnavox Odyssey had cartridges, but was not programmable - the cartridges simply acted as jumpers to select games already built in to the analog electronics of the system). When looking at the Studio II, it's clear that best-selling systems of that time, Pongs, inspired RCA. Cosmeticaly, it looks like a pong... But the Studio ...
ITT  3030
The ITT 3030 is a modular system with several options available. The original CPU for example is a Z80A, but a 8086 CPU board was available... More floppy disk drives and hard disks (5, 10 and 15 MB) can be added. The average access time of the hard-disks is 170ms, and the transfer rate 600 kb/s. It is also possible to add up to two 8" disk drives in addition to the original 5''1/4 disk-drives. They can be simple-sides/simple-density (256k) and are thus compatible with the IBM 3740 format,...
OLIVETTI  Prodest PC 128
The Prodest PC-128 was a rebadged and slightly redesigned version of the French Thomson MO6 Apart from case design touching up, technical features was the same as the MO6. This machine seems having been sold in very small quantity in Italy. ...
SEIKO 9100
Nothing is known about this japanese professionnal system......
COMMODORE  AMIGA 3000
The Commodore Amiga 3000 is the successor of the Amiga 2500 (itself a successor of the Amiga 2000). It was replaced three years later with the Amiga 4000. Amiga Interactive Guide description : The A3000 is a powerhouse in comparison to previous Amiga, it was sold as a high-end graphics workstation. For a time it was u...
ACT Apricot Portable
This stylishly designed computer had a speech recognition feature along with a microphone clipped on the left side of the LCD screen. An article published in Personal Computer World in November 1984 explained how the voice recognition system works : "The voice system on the Portable allows you to have a vocabulary file of up to 4096 words. However, only 64 words can be held in RAM at any one time, so a fair amount of shuffling is necessary with large vocabularies. Before the system ca...

   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
YAMATO (G-1008)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - naval battle - shoot them up
PIT-FIGHTER (PA2070)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1992
 game - beat 'em up
AIR-SEA BATTLE (CX2602)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - plane - shoot them up - shooting gallery - submarine
PAC-LAND (PA2059)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Namco - 1991
 game - pac-man - platform
SUPERBASE
Indata Dai
Dainamic - 1984
 application - database
MR BOMB
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken - 1983
 game -
STAR JACKER (G-1010)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
SCRAMBLE
Arcade
Konami - 1981
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up - space
PONG
Arcade
Atari - 1972
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
SUPER NOVA
Tandy TRS-80
Big Five Software - 1980
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - shoot them up - space
ULTRA BARRIER HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
EXERION (G-1028)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Jaleco, Sega - 1983
 game - shoot them up
CHAOTIX (32X) (84503)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - platform
DROL (C-51)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Brřderbund Software, Sega - 1985
 game - platform
SPRINT 2
Arcade
Kee Games - 1976
 game - car - racing - top-down view

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.S. advert (1982)

MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
UK Advert, April 198...

CAMBRIDGE COMPUTERS
Z 88

 
Aborted advert

IMSAI
8048

 
French advert

SORD
IS 11

 
french advert (jan. ...

SHARP
PC-1210 / 1211 / 1212

 
First advert

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Primo advert #1

MICROKEY KFFT
PRIMO A-32

 
Japanese advert

MITSUBISHI
Multi 8

 
US advert, August 19...

ATT
PC 6300

 
French advert

XEROX
820

 
U.K. ad. (Nov. 1986)

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
Promotional picture ...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French ad (dec.1983)

TELEVIDEO
TS-803

 
French advert#1

COLECO
ADAM

 
1977 advert #2

IMSAI
8048

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

OLIVETTI
M20

 
Brochure

SOCIÉTÉ OCCITANE D'ELECTRONIQUE
OC 2000

 
Jacquard brochure #2...

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
US advert (nov. 1980...

EACA
VIDEO GENIE 1 / EG-3003

 
Ontel advert #1

ONTEL
OP-1

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9816

 
French advert (1981)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL II

 
Japanese flyer - ver...

EPOCH
Super Cassette Vision

 
French ad (dec.1983)

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
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