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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
SHARP  MZ 700
The Sharp MZ 700 series replaced the aging MZ 80 (MZ 80K, MZ 80A and MZ 80B) series. Moreover, the MZ 700 was compatible with the MZ 80K and MZ 80A. The MZ 700 series is composed of four machines: the first three models were launched in 1983 (November 1982 in Japan) and the last one was launched in late 1985 (in fact, this one is the "ancestor" of the MZ 800): - the MZ 711 was the "nak...
R.F.T. KC 85/4
The KC85/4 was the last one of the KC85/x series. Although it doesn’t look quite different, some internals changed. The whole design changed a bit, and software which used to access hardware directly, sometimes didn’t work any longer, as some addresses changed. Also, memory was expanded to 64 KB, and the whole memory could be used by software. The ROM increased to 20 KB. The CAOS system offered printer support for most of the available GDR printer models. There are two expansion slots, whi...
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...
SHARP  PC-1260 PC-1261 PC-1262
These small pocket computers were derived from the PC-1251. They had same keyboard and size. The main difference was the larger display, which now provided two lines with 24 characters, which was a great advantage, especially for BASIC programming. The built-in BASIC interpreter was also close to the PC-1251 interpreter. In 1984, the PC-1260 and PC-1261 were released. The only difference between these two was that the former had 4 KB RAM and the latt...
SEIKO 9500
Nothing is known about this japanese professionnal system... Apparently it was a small CAD/CAM system....
GENERAL Paxon PCK-50
Ok, there's not much to say about this one in fact. It'a MSX 1, but it has the particularity to have the main unit built into the monitor ! Surprising no ? Thus, the cartridge slot is placed vertically at the right hand-side of the screen, just below the volume control. There are two versions, a red and a grey. Maybe they are different in memory (32k/64k). ...
PANASONIC FS A1 FX
The Panasonic FS-A1 FX is a MSX2+ computer. MSX2+ computers were only produced by Panasonic, Sony and Sanyo. There were only available in Japan... The FS A1 FX had 64 KB RAM, 128 KB VRAM, built-in disk drive and A1 Cockpit Internal Software without FM-BIOS (MSX Music Basic ROM). It also features JIS 1st Class Kanji Support (128KB), but no built-in FM sound chipset, the sound cartridge was sold separately. Ren-Sha Turbo feature provides auto-fire mode whil...
SHARP  X1 Turbo Z (CZ-880C)
The X1 Turbo Z is the successor of the X1 Turbo III. The name of the X1 serie becomes a bit surrealistic ! The Turbo Z enhances the graphic and sound characteristics : more colors and more voices. It can display the 4096 colors simultaneously in the 320 x 200 mode. It was also possible to digitize video samples! There are 3 different models: X1 Turbo Z, Z II and Z III: - Z II is VCCI compliant (electromagnetic...
YAMAHA  CX5M Music Computer
This Yamaha computer was specialised in music and sound production. In fact it was a classic MSX 1, with a special Yamaha synthesizer built-in (SFG-01) and optional piano keyboard. It was clearly designed to be a computer for musicians. You got 48 internal voices with a really suprising quality for that time. It was a real synthesizer (equivalent of the Yamaha DX-9 synth.), with which you could change or create your own sounds. The CX5M was in fact the same ...
ICE-FELIX HC-91
The HC-91 is a Romanian ZX-Spectrum clone. Two versions of the HC-91 computer were manufactured by Ice-Felix. The first one used the same case and the same keyboard as the HC-85 with coloured keys for only external difference. This version was also sold with the HC-90 name. The second one featured a new 50 keys keyboard design (picture). Thanks to two small rectractable feet, the keyboard can be tilted. Also, the motherboar...

   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
MORTAL KOMBAT II (32X) (T-8101B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Midway, Probe (developer) - 1994
 game - 2d - beat 'em up - mortal kombat
DOKI DOKI PENGUIN LAND (C-50)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - platform
SPIKE (VT3306)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - platform - speech synthesis - vector graphics
BATTLEZONE 2000 (PA2088)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer) - 1993
 game - 3d - shoot them up - tank
PITFALL - THE MAYAN ADVENTURE (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Activision, Big Bang Software, Zombie Virtual Reality Entertainment - 1995
 game - jungle - pitfall - platform
DAIMAKAIMURA (NAPH-1008)
NEC Super Grafx
Capcom, NEC Avenue - 1990
 game - platform
BLUE LIGHTNING (PA2020)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Epyx (developer) - 1989
 game - plane - shoot them up
SMASH
Magnavox Odyssey 300
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport
OTHELLO
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - board game - mind games - othello
FLICKY (G-1036)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - platform
POP & CHIPS (16)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - platform
STAR SHIP (CX2603)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
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 game - 3d - shoot them up - space - star trek
BLITZ! (VT3202)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
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 game - american football - sport - vector graphics
INVASION
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - strategy
SOLITAIRE
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - card game

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Nice ad (1983)

NEC
PC 6001

 
Flyer

PALLADIUM
Video-Computer-Game

 
French ad. June 1983...

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9816

 
Promotional picture

ATARI
5200 SuperSystem

 
Japanese leaflet

SHARP
MZ 80C

 
French advert #2

ORIC
ATMOS

 
Proud father

THOMSON
TO 7

 
U.S. advert  Apr. 19...

NEC
PC 8801

 
Victor ad #3 (1982)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
Japanese advert #3

CANON
X-07

 
Tandy 1988 catalog

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 SX

 
Australian advert (1...

APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES
Microbee 128

 
US advert #6 (1980)

ATARI
800

 
1977 Advert

PROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY CORP
SOL - 10 / 20

 
Japan advert.

YAMAHA
YIS-303

 
US advert, September...

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 3000

 
UK advert (july 1984...

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Advert (june 1982)

SMT
Goupil 2

 
Advert

COMMODORE
C64

 
Leaflet (1982)

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
1978 brochure #16

MSI
6800

 
UK advert

MEMOTECH
MTX 500 /512

 
COMPUSTAR network

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
IIe version

MICRODIGITAL
TK-3000

 
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