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   LATEST ADDITIONS
BANDAI Arcadia
The Bandai Arcadia, is the same system as the Emerson Arcadia 2001, but sold in Japan. Please see this entry for more detailed informations. The Arcadia 2001 clones includes : Advision Home Arcade (France), Bandai Arcadia (Japan), GiG Electronics Leonardo (Italy), Hanimex HMG-2650, Leisure-Dynamics Leisure-Vision, Intercord XL 2000 system, Eduscho / Tchibo Tele-Fever, etc... It...
BANDAI TV Jack 5000
The TV Jack 5000 from Bandai released in 1978 is one of the first cartridge based system from Japan. It's the equivalent of european and american systems like the Hanimex SD-050, Acetronic Color TV Game, Prinztronic Micro 5500, SHG Blackpoint, Binatone Cablestar, Radofin telesports, etc. There have been tons of systems like these. The TV Jack 5000, like all these systems, use cartridges based on General Instruments chipsets which offers different games on each chip. That's why all these sy...
OLIVETTI  A5
Olivetti introduced a mainframe about 1960 which was called ELEA, then in 1965 the Programma 101 - which was probably the world's first real desktop computer. Then a little later they introduced the Audiotronic range of "office computers". The first was the A770, which was replaced by the A7. The A5 was the desktop version. The Olivetti Audit 5 or A5 was largely an electro mechanical computer. It printed via a golf ball typewritter mechanism at the astonishing speed of 16 character per second...
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1600
The TA 1600 system was introduced in 1983 at the CeBIT (which was only a part of the "Hannover-Messe" by that time). TA showed a few sample applications and the 1600 family in general. Triumph Adler's hardware included also the 1600/20-3 which was supplied with a permanent-swap-HDD-unit. This unit had a memory/storage capacity of 2 x 8 MB (Winchester technology). Triumph Adler said the system (the 1600) will fit the demand of medium-sized businesses, due to the facts that these companies w...
MIDWICH Microcontroller
Called the Midwich Microcontroller, this British computer was developped to provide a small desktop micro capable of running other equipment throug a variety of interface cards. In 1979 an Italian IC manufacturer designed and began to sell a single board micro system that could be expanded to a full system with a VDU, discs, etc. Called the Nanocomputer, it was manufactured by SGS Ates and one of the distributors in the UK was Midwich. The Nano was somewhat expensive and suffered from a numbe...
RADIONIC Model R1001
This is an extremly rare TRS-80 Model 1 clone, based on an other clone: The Komtek 1 (from Germany). It's equiped with a Level II basic and powered by a Zilog Z80 cpu. _________ Contributors : Incog...
BASF 7100
The BASF 7000 systems are professional computers from Germany. They seem to be based on the Microterm II Intelligent Terminal by Digi-Log Systems, Inc. There were several models in the 7000 serie....
PERTEC PCC 2000
PCC 2000 is a professional computer released in 1978. It was designed in 1978 by Pertec, the company which merged with MITS by the end of 1976. The PCC is conceived as a monobloc machine, where the display and two 8" floppy disk drives are built-in the main case. The mechanical keyboard offers separated numeric and editing keypads. The system is powered by an Intel 8085 microprocessor and offers 64 KB RAM. The whole thing was apparently delivered with an extended Basic language, which has...
UNIVERSUM Multispiel 2006
Basic pong system based on the popular AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments....
TERTA TAP-34
TAP 34 is a self design of Terta company from Hungary. Primarily it was designed as a terminal for big computer systems but it was also able to process data alone. The main integrated circuits were assembled in the USSR and in Hungary by Tungsram, but several parts were imported from other countries. The built-in monitor was a DME-28 monochrome CRT made by Orion. This company was famous for its televisions in Hungary and the other KGST countries. The floppy drive attached to the compute...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 MODEL I
The Tandy TRS 80 model 1 was the first member of one of the most famous computer family. It was one of the first home computer and was launched at the same time as famous computers like the Apple II or the Commodore PET. Beside, Tandy competitors nicknamed was "Trash-80". The TRS-80 was developed was developed within the Radio Shack engeneering group, based upon several processor chips, SC/MP, PACE, 8008, 8080 and finally the Z8...
BIT CORPORATION  BIT 60
This obscure computer is said to be compatible with the Atari VCS 2600 game system. This feature is typical of eastern countries such has Korea or Honk-Kong where copyrights were not very respected. The Laser 2001 for example is also known to accept Colecovision and Atari cartridges through a special extension. The Hanimex Pencil II was also supposed to acc...
AVAL  AVC 777
This lovely transportable computer has a built-in thermal printer, 5'' monochrom display and 5''1/4 disk-drive. It will be followed by the AVC-777 J2 which has two 5''1/4 disk-drives built-in. There was also the AVC-666 which was a desktop version of the AVC-777....
SNK Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System (AES)
Released in 1990 by the Shin Nihon Kikaku Corp. (SNK), The Neo Geo AES was basically a home version of the popular MVS arcade board. This allowed arcade perfect games as the cartridge contained both the arcade and home version of a game, an EPROM on the motherboard selecting which version to use. Only a slightly different cartridge slot prevented MVS cartridges from working in the AES and vice versa. The Neo Geo's arcade origins were evident in its controllers. Arcade style joysticks and butt...
PHILIPS  VG 8000 / 8010
In 1982-83, Philips was working with Thomson on an European computer standard. As the project didn't make any progress, Philips left the project and joined the MSX standard. The VG 8000, made in France, is the result. It is a very poor MSX computer and is not 100% compliant with the standard : no Centronics port, no Expansion bus, no Audio out, a poor keyboard and a non standard PAL connector. It was pretty expensive and didn't have any success. It was quiclky ...
LEANORD  SIL'Z Model 5 / 6
SIL'Z systems from the same company seem to be an evolution of the Silex. SIL'Z systems had some success, particularly in french administrations and schools. According to somone who worked at the plant (Haubourdin city in France) the Sil''z was an Apple 2 machine with some enhancements (graphics) in a hard case (aluminium), and with a better power supply, built in video CRT and strong keyboard. It was possible to connect 8" and 5.25" drives. The floppy d...
MULTITECH  MPF-I/88
The MPF-I/88 is the most evoluated system of the MPF learning tools computers specifically designed for use in the teaching of microprocessors, microelectronics, and control technology. The MPF-I/88 main purpose is to teach the Intel 8088 microprocessor. Unlike its small brothers (MPF-1B, MPF-1 Plus and Microkit 09), the MPF-I/88 offers a real full-stroke keyboard and a nice 2-lines LCD display. In fact the system can manage...
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 ...
ABS COMPUTER  ORB
This information comes from Bruce Newman: The Orb computer was designed and made by ABS Computers Ltd (Allied Business Systems) in the early 1980's. ABS was situated in Portslade (near Brighton) Sussex England. It was a multi-user system running the multi-user version of CPM. The main processor unit was housed in the rectangular box along with the monitor logic card and two 800K 51/4 floppy drives. Sitting on top in the ball part was the monitor which was a rehoused mono Tatung RS2...
UNIVERSUM Color TV-Multi-Spiel 4010
A classic looking German pong with colour video and 10 built-in games, including 2 shooting games (similar to the PC-501 "Supersportic" cartridge for SD-0x0 systems). This system was sold in Europe by the "Quelle International" German mail order company under its own hi-fi and video equipment brand, Universum. All labels and manuals are written in German. As there is no gun, the shooting games (one and two players) are played with the joysticks. Holes are provided in the case for two gun ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
David
12/10/2019
SORD  M23 Mark III
SORD was imported into the UK by Exleigh Business Machines (EBM) of Penzance. A small number of machines were re-exported to Cyprus. There is further information on SORD, mainly M5, on this page http://www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk/Museum/Sord/index.php

Zbigniew ''zibi'' Jarosik
12/9/2019
G.Z.E. UNIMOR Bosman 8
Bosman has two 3" floppies, not 3.5" - it was the same floppy drive as used in Timex FDD 3000. Itself it has no graphics card - it uses terminal (ANG-2001 - text only, ANG-3001 - text and graphics). It has 512KB of RAM, paged as 60k blocks (not 64 - 60!) - top 4KB was reserved by OS, RAM over first 64K was used as internal disk.

Monitor connector is DB9, but it is used for video signal AND power drawed from power supply in monitor.

I heard there was a version without floppy - for network usage? I can''t confirm - I haven''t seen any.

audrey
12/7/2019
ENGLISH ELECTRIC CO. DEUCE
im doing a social studies project and i picked the history of video games so,this was very helpful

gregory blake
12/4/2019
Q1 CORPORATION Q1 System
I worked at Q1 when it started out in farmingdale in the mid 70''s- early 80''s
worked as a bench tech then field service. worked there about 5 yrs
worked with Glen Malm and a bunch of other great guys, Those were the days. we were exhibiting in MGM grand during COMDEX when the MGM had the Fire that took 82 lives. while i was with Q1 we went from the 8080 to the z80. 8 inch floppys to 5 1/4 inch floppys
also offered Ball Multi platter drives, had a console with a daisy wheel printer and Liquid plasma display.
even had a commercial on tv during the very first space shuttle launch.

Yan
12/2/2019
XEROX  860
LoL, here in Brasil, "Bravox" is the name of a company that produces loudspeakers. It was founded by immigrants from Germany in 1953.

Yan
12/2/2019
IBM  PC Junior
with so many oddities in comparison with the standard PC is not surprise that it has failed. I don''t see the point of a company picks a successful product, make a worse version of it and expect that people will swallow it. They could simply put the very same hardware into a cheapo and more compact case and sell it for less - surely it would be a better way of hooking the home users, and, of course, work hard developing a plethora of cool games (it always was the main attractive for computer home users by that time). I believe that they thought about this but feared that the corporate customers noticed the similarity and buy the JR for office use instead the regular version. Anyway, it is only history now and we all know that it was just a matter of small time until people start buying the "big" PC to use at home! $)

Yan
12/2/2019
HOLBORN 9100
The monitor design looks like something coming out from an early 1970s sci-fi movie. It''s kind of scary for me.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
CALIFORNIA GAMES (PA2025)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Epyx (developer) - 1989
 game - bmx - skateboarding - surfing
HOCKEY
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1976
 game - hockey - sport
MASTERMIND
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore (publisher), Ivan Berg Software (developer) - 1982
 game - quiz - text only
MARTIAN INVADERS
Exidy Sorcerer
Quality Software - 1980
 game - shoot them up - space
PAC-LAND (PA2059)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Namco - 1991
 game - pac-man - platform
FREEWAY
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - car - racing
KRAZY ACE MINATURE GOLF (L204)
Atari Lynx
Telegames - 1992
 game - golf
ASTRO COMMAND (#9)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1983
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up - space
GALACTIC SPACE WARS (VIDEOCART-23)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1979
 game - 3d - gravity - shoot them up - space
DARXIDE (32X) (84580)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Frontier Developments, Sega - 1995
 game - flight sim - shoot them up - space
SUPER OFF ROAD (LX105)
Atari Lynx
Telegames (publisher), Tradewest (developer) - 1993
 game - racing
CAPTURE THE FLAG
Commodore Vic 20
Sirius Software - 1983
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 game - 3d - maze
LODE RUNNER
Sharp X1
Br°derbund Software, Soft Pro International - 1984
 game -
PAPERBOY (PA2041)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1990
 game -
CASINO POKER (VIDEOCART-25)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1979
 game - card game - casino - poker

   RANDOM ADVERTS
New Zeland ad (1983)

APF
Imagination Machine

 
Promotional picture

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
First advert - Feb.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
1977 Advert #1

IMSAI
8048

 
Promotional picture

ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
UK advert #1

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
Isaac Asimov Feb. 19...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL II

 
U.K. ad. (1986)

ATARI
520 / 1040 STf / STfm

 
Promotional leaflet ...

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
Brochure - happy cou...

ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
Promotional pict. #1

APF
Imagination Machine

 
french advert (may 1...

COMMODORE
PET 30xx

 
French ad #3 (1984)

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
New Zealand Review

SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
IBM T-shirt

IBM
PC AT

 
Japanese ad

CASIO
FP 1000 / FP 1100

 
French ad (sept. 198...

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
UK advert (dec. 1979...

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
Wonder Compute

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
U.S. advert (1983)

EPSON
QX 10

 
U.S. advert (1983)

EPSON
QX 10

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
French advert, Jan. ...

SANCO
8000

 
German advert

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey 200

 
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