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   LATEST ADDITIONS
RCA System 00
The System 00 is an early computer constructed by Joseph Weisbecker around 1971-72, when he was working at RCA. His goal was to conceive an educational computer able to play games, so that children could easily experience and understand how a computer works. This idea later evolved in FRED systems, COSMAC computers and Studio II game system. All logic circuits in the System 00 utilize 7400...
BANDAI TV Jack 1000
The TV Jack 1000 was the first system from a line of consoles released by Bandai and quite popular in Japan in the late 70s. This particular model was released in Japan in 1977. The TV Jack 1000 offers 4 classic games of that era: Hockey/Football, Tennis, Squash and Practice. It is powered by a Texas Instruments TMS1955NL chip which is a clone of the famous AY-3-8500-1 from General Instruments. A color chip ( SN75499N) add colours to the display....
HINO ELECTRONICS CEFUCOM 21 / Multipurpose SLAP Computer
The CEFUCOM 21 is a very strange computer ! It was built around a Sanyo PHC-25 to be used as a computer-aided teaching and learning system (to learn English for example). A tape recorder is built-in the left side of the plastic case. The tape deck can read data on one channel and audio on the other. This feature is used by the system to output audio instructions at the same time as its loads data programs into the computer. The tape deck can also be used indep...
SANYO  PHC-20
The PHC-20 was released at the same time as the PHC-10 and PHC-25, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-20 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today. Most pictures found on the net come from press articles from the 80s. PHC stands f...
SANYO  PHC-10
The PHC-10 was released at the same time as the PHC-20 and PHC-25, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-10 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today, excepts for press pictures from the 80s. PHC stands for "Personal Home Computer". The PHC-10 was the entry-level sys...
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 ...

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ATARI  FALCON 030
The Atari Falcon 030 is the successor of the Atari 520 STe and the Atari TT 30. It keeps some features these machines : The graphic modes (320 x 200 / 16 colors, 640 x 200 / 4 colors, 640 x 400 / 2 colors, 320 x 480 / 256 colors and 640 x 480 / 16 colors) and the sound chips (the old Yamaha PSG and the two 8 bits PCM channels of the STe). Two new graphic modes have been added : a "small" 256 colors SVGA (640 x 480) and a tru...
UNITRON (GERMANY) 2200
This is a German clone of the Apple IIe. The keyboard of the UNITRON 2200 has built in macros, Applesoft commands and DOS commands. Very handy when doing basic programming. The only drawback is that the macro-key is the same key that changes from uppercase to lowercase and is also used when performing a reset. This results in constantly changing to lowercase when not wanting to. There are also two keys to make your own macros for the numeric keys. The drive ...
UNIVOX 41N
The Univox 41N is a classic pong system sold in France. It can also be found worldwide under many different brands, as the Grandstand T.V. Game Model 2000 for example, or the Intel TV Sport 1004 in Germany (1977). It seems to have been quite popular as many for them were found in french flea markets and boot sales. The system itself seems to have been made in Korea. The electronic board is labeled "F'GAMATIC-7600". Indeed many Gamatic 7600 systems identi...
ACT Apricot PC
After having imported the Victor Sirius for years in the UK, ACT produced its own computer largely inspired by the Sirius : the Apricot PC. It was supposed to be transportable as there is a handle on the main-unit ! If you really want to move your Apricot this way, the keyboard can be clipped to the main-unit. Several features made this computer quite technically innovative : • the Apricot PC was possibly the first computer outside Japan to use 3.5'' disk...
SEMI-TECH  Pied Piper
Not much is known about this small computer, designed in Canada and presented at the 1983 NCC show (Anaheim, California), in May. It was marketed then as a portable computer! Quite strange as when you have look at the picture, it looks more like a desktop computer, no built-in screen... In fact it had a handle on the back and a plastic cover for the keyboard. One could carry it like a briefcase. You still needed a monitor (TV) at the other location, however... Anyway, the Pied Piper apparent...
HEATHKIT  H8
This early computer was to be used with a terminal for better control. A lots of expansion boards were available for this computer. Memory boards were available in 4K, 8K, and 16K (note: 4k memory board was 8k half populated.) The H8 was sold with software: Benton Harbor BASIC, the HASL-8 2 pass assembler, TED-8 Line oriented text editor and BUG-8 terminal console debugger.
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Further information from John H. Swalby:

VOLTMACE Database Games-Computer
This obscure videogame system was made by Voltmace, a British company based in Baldock. Voltmace came into being in 1977 as a pure sales/marketing organisation - it offered sales facilities to companies who had a product to sell. They were contracted by one of the early pionneers in the video field to handle their product. Shortly after this, Voltmace came into contact with Teleng who were putting out one of the first programmable machines and there ensued a short but profitable association d...
HANIMEX  HMG 2650
One of the many "Arcadia 2001 clone" systems. This one was marketed in Australia, Germany and some other European countries (?). See Emerson Arcadia 2001 for more info....
AI ELECTRONICS  ai-M16
Not much is known about this UNIX professional system... It was a 8086/8087 system that ran ai-KUDOS86 (UNIX variant) and could support up to 6 terminals. It was sold with one or two 8" floppy drives, or one 8" floppy drive and a Winchester hard disk....
ROCKWELL  AIM 65
This strange computer was designed to be a development system for 6502 based computers. It had no display except for a small 20 character LED screen and a very small thermal printer located directly on the motherboard which could print everything that was typed on the keyboard. The board featured five 4 KB-ROM sockets. Two of them were dedicated to the AIM monitor program, including an instant input assembler (no labels) and a disassembler. Various programming languages (BASIC, FORTH...) or c...

   LATEST COMMENTS
x86vet
10/16/2021
ATARI  PORTFOLIO
"The story behind the creation of the Atari Portfolio" on Amazon may be of interest to some members of this forum.

Michael
10/14/2021
NEC  PC 8201A
I owned one of these, my first computer, after my brother-in-law showed me his Radio Shack M-100. I also got the external drive. I learned basic on it and programmed it to handle our construction company''s payroll and taxes.

stevyn ironfeather
10/13/2021
SHARP  X1-D (CZ-802C)
SHARP CZ-802C Spotted at the Shikaoi Hokkaido Japan library October 2021 https://ironfeather.com/bbs/download/file.php?id$732$mode$view welcome to use the photo. can investigate more

Nick Blackburn
10/11/2021
SINCLAIR  ZX 80
David W. from Ithaca - best to keep your mouth shut and let others believe you are an idiot, than open it and confirm their assumptions. Sir Clive was a visionary, way ahead of his time and only stymied by the technology and attitudes available in the early eighties.

StephenbPage
10/10/2021
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
I remember seeing the Victor 9000 for the first time, the unique design of the monitor which was echoed in the shape of the case (or vice versa), the dark colouring of the keyboard and machine bezel which worked so well with the black drives and the very wide, heavy keyboard my first thoughts were oh my, this LOOKS powerful. I have a suspicion I wasn’t alone in that thought and that helped sell so many too. A great machine, lots of options, a useful and reliable business machine that was truly worth the money.

Thomas
10/10/2021
TELEVIDEO  TS-803
I drove a TS-803 CP/M computer from 1984-1986 at my first job. It was there when I came on board. Ran CP/M 2.2. Had some manuals and disks with the system. Among other things, I wrote a program that made use of the graphics capability to plot graphics. I think I was using BASIC to pass variables and make the system call to plot points. Not very fast, but worked. Migrated to an NEC 8 MHz turbo XT and a Novell network in ''86 or so.

ThunderBlade
10/8/2021
COMMODORE  MAX Machine / Ultimax / VC-10
The statement that the MAX Machine can not do multi color is incorrect. I own a MAX Machine so I tried MAX BASIC and set bit 4 in $D016 to switch on multi color mode. It behaves exactly like on a C64, multi color mode goes on.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
TV HOCKEY (4 PLAYERS)
Arcade
Amutronics - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
ULTRA BARRIER HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
HOCKEY
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - hockey - sport
STAR WARS ARCADE (32X) (84508)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
LucasArts, Sega - 1994
 game - flight sim - space - star wars
GRAN TRAK 10
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - car - racing - top-down view
LUNAR LANDER
Compucolor
Compucolor (publisher) - 1978
 game - gravity - space
ULTRA BARRIER PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
PITFALL - THE MAYAN ADVENTURE (J9101E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Activision (developer), Atari (publisher), Imagitec Design (developer) - 1995
 game - jungle - pitfall - platform
MADOH OH GRANZORT (HC90029)
NEC Super Grafx
Hudson Soft, Sunrise - 1990
 game - platform
MARTIAN INVADERS
Exidy Sorcerer
Quality Software - 1980
 game - shoot them up - space
SMASH
Odyssey 200
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
SUPERBASE
Indata Dai
Dainamic - 1984
 application - database
GATES OF ZENDOCON (PA2023)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Epyx (developer) - 1989
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up
DEDUCE
RCA Fred computers
RCA - 1971
 game - mind games
DIRTY LARRY - RENEGADE COP (PA2077)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - beat 'em up - platform - police

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