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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
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  LCM-1001
Almost no information about this 'computer' which was probably the first microprocessor trainer Texas Instruments produced. The system held two chips, a quad-Nand 74279 logic chip and a 4-bit SPB0400 processor which was the first processor made using the VLSI process technology. One programmed it through various switchs, results were displayed on LED diodes. Thanks to Steve Perry for information and pictures....
DAVID COMPUTER  PROFI 203
Midos is an operating system designed for the fairchild 9445. Four others computers can be connected onto the Profi....
COLECO  ADAM
The ADAM is available in two models, the complete system and Expansion Module #3. When the memory console of Expansion Module #3 is connected to the ColecoVision, the two models are essentially identical in function. The unit pictured here is the expasion module #3 (it is shorter than the complete unit). The expansion module #3 uses part of the Colecovision hardware, thus the memory unit doesn't have any cartridge slot, and isn't delivered with any controllers nor TV switch box. The whole sys...
COMMODORE  Educator 64
The Educator 64, also called CBM 4064 and PET 64 was the Commodore's second attempt to sell a C64 based system to U.S. schools and so compete with the Apple II. Like Apple, Commodore could take advantage of a large range of available public domain educational software. The first attempt came in the form of a basic C64 case. But the system was so often stolen that the department of education suggested Commodore provide a new system including the computer and the display in the...
HEATHKIT  EC-1
From 1950 to 1965, electronic analogue vacuum-tube computers were used to design, test and run civilian and military equipment like aircraft, ships or rockets. The first systems were very expensive. However, components cost (especially vacuum tubes) was steadily decreasing. In 1960, Heath Company launched the Heathkit EC-1, the first analogue computer (almost) anyone could afford. It was sold in kit or pre-assembled forms and was quickly and widely used in industry and universities. Unli...
SANCO  7000
The Sanco 7000 was sold with the Microsoft Basic interpreter (V.4.45) and KBasic, a special basic which allowed advanced data management. Notice that the sanco 7000 has a 1 KB ram used for cache disk. More than 5000 Sanco 7000 were delivered, mainly in France....
BANDAI Pippin @World
The Pippin @World (black model) is the US version of the Pippin Atmark (white model), which was sold in Japan. Apart from the different colored case, both systems are identical. In the early 90's, several companies tried to market videogame systems based on their computers' technology as those were not selling as much as they should have to. Apple was one of them and designed the Pippin upon the hardware of their second generation Macintosh, like Commodore did with their CD32 based on the Ami...
PIONEER  Palcom PX-7
This is a very particular MSX 1 computer ! It has an enhanced feature : as the Sony SMC 70, it has an interface (Laser Vision) to control a videodisc player and to do genlocking (superimposing pictures and texts above the Laser Disc image). It was mainly used for video production/editing. The european PX-7 was black whereas the japanese version was black and silver. A graphic tablet (PX-TB7) was also sold with the Palcom PX-7...
SOUNDIC SD-290 Programmable Colour Video Game
Though different in shape, the Soundic SD-290 is internaly the same system as the Rollet Video-Color, the Hanimex HMG-7900 and the Soundicvision SD-200. This SD-290 model was sold worldwide through different brands (in France for example by ITMC and JouéClub)... All these systems were surely produced by Soundic in Hong-Kong as they have code-names like "SD-2xx" (where SD would mea...
JVC HC-95
The JVC-95 conformed to the maximum graphics specification of the MSX-2 standard. However, like the Pioneer PX-7 it also carried a sophisticated hardware interface that handled video superimposition and various interactive video processing features. In fact, the case housed two separate electronic cards. One was purely MSX, the second was dedicated to additional video functions. Several programs were bundled with the system, th...

   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
ROBOTAN WARS
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken - 1983
 game - robot - shoot them up
PADDLE PINBALL II / PINPADDLE II / RACKET PINBALL II
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - pinball
RAMPAGE (PA2022)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Bally, Midway - 1990
 game -
GRAN TRAK 10
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - car - racing - top-down view
XENON 1
Oric compatible systems
IJK Software Ltd - 1983
 game - shoot them up
HYPERCHASE (VT3201)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
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 game - car - racing - vector graphics
METAL HEAD (32X) (84511)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
NINJA GAIDEN (PA2039)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Tecmo - 1991
 game - beat 'em up - scrolling
SYNDICATE (8002-SYNJAG)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari, Bullfrog Productions (developer), Electronic Arts, Ocean Software (publisher) - 1995
 game - isometric 3d - real time strategy
SUPER BARRIER PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
TOURNAMENT TABLE
Arcade
Atari - 1978
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - breakout - football - hockey - sport - volleyball
ZIPPY RACE (G-1026 / C-26)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Irem, Sega - 1983
 game - motorbike - racing
SEA BATLLE (M12)
MPT-03 and Arcadia systems
UA Limited (developer) - 1982
 game - boat - naval battle - ocean - sea - strategy - submarine - war
VIRTUA RACING DELUXE (32X) (84601)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1994
 game - car - racing
PIRATE'S COVE ADVENTURE (VIC-1915)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1981
 game - pirate - Scott Adams adventure games - text interface - text only

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.S. ad. June 1983

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS-80 Model 100 / 102

 
Russian advert - pag...

LEMZ
Agat

 
US advert, July 1985

IBM
PC AT

 
Photography tool

SHARP
PC-1210 / 1211 / 1212

 
1977 Advert

PROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY CORP
SOL - 10 / 20

 
Terak 8510a brochure...

TERAK CORPORATION
8510 Data Processor

 
Savla PC1 advert

COMX WORLD OPERATIONS LTD
COMX 35

 
US advert, July 1985

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
French advert (febru...

LOGABAX
LX-500 series

 
French advert. (1983...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Advert #3 (1983)

TIMEX / SINCLAIR
1000

 
8-page US advert #1

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
French picture (apri...

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
French ad (dec.1983)

CASIO
FP 1000 / FP 1100

 
1977 Advert

VECTOR GRAPHICS
Vector 1

 
Promotional picture

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
English advert (1984...

ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY
Advance 86

 
French ad (dec. 1986...

MULTITECH
MPF-I/88

 
French ad (oct. 83)

MULTITECH
MPF-1 Plus

 
Newbrain brochure

GRUNDY
NEW BRAIN

 
Advert

PANASONIC
JD series

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
STACY

 
First advert - Nov.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
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