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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 ...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
THOMSON  TO 7
The Thomson TO 7 is the first micro computer conceived by Thomson and the first French micro-computer. This computer, also called Thomson 9000 was mainly used in french schools and had somehow a great success in France. "TO" stands for "Tele Ordinateur" (ordinateur meaning computer in French). One of the most interesting feature of the TO-7 is its light pen. Indeed, there is one stored in a small trap above the keyboard. A wide range of software used this device. Even on later T...
STELLAR ELECTRONIQUE Micromat
What a weird system ! After their Combat Lunaire, Stellar Electronique announced a brand new and revolutionary system : Micromat, also named "micro-ordinateur de jeux, fonctions universelles", i.e. "gaming micro-computer, universal fonctions". What a program ! It seems to be an original mix between a check board gaming system, a micro-computer and a video-game system !! The system uses almost the same plastic case as the Combat Lunaire system, though it i...
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...
SUPERLECTRON TV Challenger Series 3000 (TVC-3000)
Early pong system marketed in Europe, maybe more specifically in West Germany, featuring the 4 classic pong games : tennis, hockey, squash and solo. Some marketing extracts : "The TV Challenger 3000 series with regular and professional playing features built into each game" - "TRIPLE SOUND : Your TV Challenger sounds off on ball contact with walls, bats and after a scoring point" - "Easy to connect and operate" - "Four games with triple sound and scoring right on your tv screen" Predsed...
NEC  PC 6001 MK 2
The PC 6001 MK II was an improvement over the orginal PC-6001. It was available in two color cases: silver and ivory. The system could work under three different Basic modes: N60 Basic, N60 Extended Basic and N60m Basic, each one offering different text and graphic modes, the maximum being 320x200 with 4 colors. There is a ROM holding 1024 chinese characters.
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DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION VT78
The following information come from the excellent PDP-8 FAQ : The VT78 system, also called DECstation or DECstation 78, is based on the Intersil/Harris 6100 microprocessor and is packaged in a VT52 case. The 6100 processor was able to run at 4 MHz, but in the VT78, it was only clocked at 2.2 MHz because of the speed of the DRAM used and the deliberate use of graded out chips. Using TTL MSI and LSI components, ...
OPEN UNIVERSITY, UK Hektor 3
Also very little information about the Hektor III. The case and keyboard were the same as the Hektor II but the electronic board was completely redrawn to support up to 64 KB of RAM and ROM. Several I/O connectors allowed to connect an extension card, a light pen, a 1200/75 baud modem, a parallel printer and even a mouse. The Hektor III was also loaned to the students for the duration of the Open University course, hence its rarity. Thanks to Ian Hall for all the pictures....
G.Z.E. UNIMOR Bosman 8
The Bosman 8, was made by "G.Z.E. Unimor" (Gdanskie Zaklady Elektroniczne Unimor) in Poland (Gdansk to be precise). It was released in 1987 as a system for schools and offices, but even CAD/CAM software was developed for this machine and later, as being too expensive (cost 1 300 000 zl) and extremely hard to get (apparently only 1000 models have been produced), Bosman 8 was used mainly as a terminal for automatized processes (designing printed boards). The main particularity of the Bos...
APPLE  MACINTOSH Plus
The Macintosh Plus was the first real improvement on the Macintosh 128 (The Macintosh 512 was only a Mac 128 with 512 KB RAM). It had a lot of new features: the extended ROM held the new version of Mac OS, enhanced graphics libraries, drivers for hard-disk and external floppy-disk units, a SCSI bus, AppleTalk networking and the new file manager: HFS (Hierarchical File System). The new floppy-disk unit could use double-sided 800 KB disks (only one-sided 400...
SONOLOR Telematch
This pong unit is very common in many ways. It uses the same plastic case as many other systems, and is powered by the General Instrument AY-3-8500 chipset which equips most pong units of that time. This chipset offers 4 ball games (Football, Soccer, Handball, Tennis) and 2 shooting games which are not available on this system as there is no option for a light-gun. This was a common solution to seemingly develop a whole range of system with the same hardware ;-) The controllers are very ba...

   LATEST COMMENTS
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.

Gary
10/7/2021
MEMOTECH  MTX 500 /512
Would a 500 psu work on the 512


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
ZOOP (J9109E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Hookstone (developer), Viacom International - 1996
 game - puzzle
POLE POSITION (VT3206)
Vectrex
GCE, Namco - 1983
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - car - racing - vector graphics
ALIEN VS PREDATOR (J9008E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Rebellion (developer) - 1994
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - first person shooter
MATH QUIZ II (VIDEOCART-07)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - mathematics - mind games
APB - ALL POINTS BULLETIN (PA2042)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Quicksilver Software, Tengen - 1991
 game - car - driving - police
MATH II (26-3710)
Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application - mathematics - science
THE TOWER OF DRUAGA
Sharp X1
Dempa, Namco - year unknown
 game -
TOURNAMENT TABLE
Arcade
Atari - 1978
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - breakout - football - hockey - sport - volleyball
SHOGI (21)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - board game - mind games - shogi
SPINBALL (VT3204)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - pinball - vector graphics
DOKI DOKI PENGUIN LAND (C-50)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - platform
H.E.R.O. (C-58)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Activision, Sega - 1985
 game - platform
GUZZLER (OM-G002)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Tsukuda - 1983
 game - maze
LYNX CASINO (PA2061)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - blackjack - casino - fruit machine - poker - roulette
SPACE SQUADRON (7)
MPT-03 and Arcadia systems
UA Limited (publisher) - 1982
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up - space

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Swedish advert

COMX WORLD OPERATIONS LTD
COMX 35

 
French ad (dec.1983)

CASIO
FP 1000 / FP 1100

 
US advert, August 19...

ATT
PC 6300

 
English leaflet

ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY
Advance 86

 
French Advert.

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 310

 
US brochure (verso)

SANYO
MBC-1000

 
French ad #1 (1984)

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
French advert.

ORIC
TELESTRAT

 
TEI brochure cover

TEI
Terminal Processor

 
1977 Advert #1

IMSAI
8048

 
Charlie Chaplin #3

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
Apple temptation...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
Advert (May 1984)

BRANDT ELECTRONIQUE
Ordinateur de Jeu JO7400 (JOPAC)

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
Italian ad #4

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
French Advert

OLIVETTI
M10

 
Brazilian advert #2

PROLOGICA
CP-400

 
Japanese advert #2

NEC
PC-FX

 
In schools #1

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
1982 Heathkit center...

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 
Japanese advert

MITSUBISHI
Multi 16

 
UK advert sept. 1983

NEC
PC 8801

 
Promotional picture

ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
 U.S. ad #2 (1983)

OLIVETTI
M20

 
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