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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...

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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...
SEGA Master System II
In 1990 Sega regained the U.S. rights to the Master System which they had sold early in the console's life to toy manufacturer Tonka. In an attempt to improve sales a smaller version of the Master System was launched. To cut production costs Sega removed the card slot which meant users could not play Sega Card games or use the 3D glasses. Also removed was the A/V output and the reset button, along with the Expansion port. Despite the Master System II now ...
DIGITAL MICRO SYSTEMS DMS-5000
The DMS-5000 resumed the concept of the DMS-3/F system, a CP/M based machine that could be used as a stand-alone computer or as a network station for the HiNet local area network. The DMS-5000 was sold in two versions, a Z80 based model with 64 KB of RAM, and a 8086 version with up to 1 MB of RAM. The novelty came from the A4 size rotating screen allowing wide spread sheets to be scrolled left and right, and long letters up and down. The screen had also som...
ACT Apricot Xen
Codenamed Candyfloss, this computer was aimed to compete with the IBM PC-AT. It was a multipost system capable of controlling up to 16 stations. Three versions were sold: • Xen FD with 512 KB of RAM and 2 x 720 KB 3.5" FDD. • Xen HD with 1 MB of RAM, 720 KB 3.5" or 1.2 MB 5.25" FDD. and 20 MB HDD. • Xen WS (WorkStation) with 1 MB of RAM and no disk drives. Some Xen systems used a large black external power supply unit weighing at least 2-3 kilos, others featured a built-in one. S...
SINCLAIR  ZX 81
The Sinclair ZX 81 was the successor of the ZX 80, and can be regarded as an evolution of it. The ZX80 could not handle floating point numbers or cassette data files, but the ZX-81 could. The ZX-80 had 4k ROM : the ZX-81 had 8K ROM with 30 additional functions and some instructions to drive the printer. Thanks to a higher level of integrations (the total number of chips in the basic system was 4, against the ZX80's 21), the ZX-81 cost £30 less than the ZX-80. ...
ATARI  Stunt Cycle (model SC-450)
The following description comes from www.atariHQ.com website, especially the Stunt Cycle dedicated page : "Considered by many collectors as the coolest of the dedicated (non-cartridge) Atari home consoles, Stunt Cycle allowed aspiring Evel Knievel wannabes the joy of performing knarly stunts -- without the risk of breaking one's neck. Tons of tricks to pull off he...
DATA TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES Associate
The Associate system was no more or less than a typical integrated CP/M based system. Built for a professionnal use, it offered an anti glare screen, a robust keyboard and either dual floppy disk or hard disk configurations. To distinguish itself from multiple competitors offering the same hardware configurations, D.T. Industry proposed a full software package called Solutions, for free. It included the CP/M operating system, Spellbinder word processor, Microplan SpreadSheet and an acc...
CANON  AS-100
The AS-100 is a 16-bit professional computer based on the Intel 8088 CPU. It has 128 KB RAM, built-in speaker, optional 8087 math co-processor and real time clock. The whole system (monitor + disks + keyboard) weights more than 30 Kg! The AS-100 is not a real IBM compatible system. It can use MS-DOS as its Operating System but that's all. The computer can display 25 lines of 80 columns, or 640 x 400 pixels, with 8 colours from a total of 27. The character matrix consists of 9 x 7 pixels. The...
BASIS  BASIS 108
This professional computer was compatible with most of the hardware and software designed for the Apple II. It could run under DOS 3.x, but thanks to its second CPU, a Z80 processor, it could also run under CP/M. The Basis 108 had 128 KB RAM, (two switchable memory banks of 64k). Two 5"1/4 disk-drives (Apple compatible) could also be mounted inside the computer. In the picture, these are Apple Disk II drives. The Basis 108 was a good Apple II compatibl...
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....

   LATEST COMMENTS
Steven Pavelish
5/4/2021
ITMC Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05
Nice tech!

Sammy Fox
5/4/2021
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000
Stephen Britt, I''m in canada. how much would you sell it for? my email is everett1911@hotmail.com

Steve Gray
5/3/2021
OTRONA Attache
This line above annoys me "Sadly the 2001 wasn''t completely IBM PC compatible...." . Actually, the 2001 was thoroughly tested and completely IBM PC compatible. At the time the company folded there was only one progarm identified that did not run correctly, the game ''frogger$'' that woould crash under some conditions. That was being thorouhly anlyed at the time the company folded. The company folded due to cash flow issues that had norhing to do with a PC ''compatibility'' issue. It was a Catch-22. Xebec refused to ship the disk controllers needed to buld the machines that were on order unless they were first paid in cash. Revenue could not be generated without the controllers. But the banks and the VC''s had decided they would give no more money to Otrona becase they had not met revenue goals. The problem is they were blindsided by the rise of the IBM-PC .... and the 8:16 co-developed with Phoenix Software, did not have the compatibilty needed to compete in the the PC compatible market. So, suffeirng from the resulting revenue loss, Otrona designed and built the superior 2001 in record time, including its own BIOS, but could not generate the needed revenue to continue because they did not have the cash to buy the disk controllers needed to complete the systems. It was a very sad thing. What was the best PC compatible in existence was kept out of the market by the bean counters. Otrona should have been as big or bigger than Compaq. The Compaq PC was a tugboat compared to the 2001. Oh well.

Stephen Britt
5/1/2021
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000
I have a still in the box Tandy 1000 with original monitor also in original packing. Received on 12/26/84. Looking to sale!

ryan hunt
4/29/2021
PSION Organiser II
I recently found mine along with a 256k flash solid state disk, does anyone know how these would be connected to the organiser itself?

Randon
4/28/2021
PANASONIC Senior Partner
Hey Jim M, I just made an image of a good Sr. Partner DOS 2.0B/Basic disk. u/grateparm on reddit

David Ovington
4/25/2021
DURANGO F85
Starbasic still lives on! I worked for a UK company for 28 years (through various acquisitions) and the software still uses it and the ISAM database. Around 2005 we were getting restricted by the capabilities even though it had been ported to SCO unix / AIX etc. So we bought a license for the compiler and RUNtime and I did a load of improvements, increased program size, linked it to run alongside Java, replication of data out to SQL Server etc I still use it for quick utility programs to process text files, used it for so long it’s second nature!


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
HYPER BARRIER PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
SUPERPONG
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - ball and paddle
DOUBLE DRAGON (L070)
Atari Lynx
Technos, Telegames (publisher) - 1993
 game - beat 'em up - scrolling
VIDEO WHIZBALL (VIDEOCART-20)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game -
BANK PANIC (C-53)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - shooting gallery - wild west
ISHIDO - THE WAY OF STONES (PA2065)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Publishing International - 1991
 game - mind games - puzzle
POP FLAMER (G-1019)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Jaleco, Sega - 1983
 game - maze
3D MINE STORM
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - 3d (real) - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
PINBALL JAM FEATURING POLICE FORCE AND ELVIRA AND THE PARTY MONSTERS (PA2055)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Midway, Williams - 1992
 game - pinball
PIRATE'S COVE ADVENTURE (VIC-1915)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1981
 game - pirate - Scott Adams adventure games - text interface - text only
MISSILE RADAR
Arcade
Nutting Associates - 1973
 game - shoot them up - war
POP & CHIPS (16)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - platform
PLAYERS CHOICE
Arcade
PMC Electronics - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - hockey
ALIEN VS PREDATOR (PROTOTYPE)
Atari Lynx
Activision, Images Software - year unknown
 game - first person shooter - prototype
CHALLENGE
Arcade
Mirco Games - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - tennis

   RANDOM ADVERTS
1978 brochure #19

MSI
6800

 
French advert (dec.1...

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
Ontel advert #2

ONTEL
OP-1

 
U.S. ad. (1983) #2

OKI
IF 800

 
Popular Science (oct...

COMMODORE
PET 2001

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
french advert (may 1...

COMMODORE
PET 30xx

 
First ad.

TELCON INDUSTRIES
Zorba

 
Goldstar 3DO model a...

GOLDSTAR
3DO Interactive Multiplayer

 
Leaflet #1

ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
Seequa Chameleon bro...

SEEQUA
CHAMELEON

 
U.S. advert (1977) #...

POLYMORPHIC
POLY 88

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
First ad

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-75C / 75D

 
First C-10 ad

CROMEMCO
C10

 
Tandy 1988 catalog

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 EX

 
Japanese ad #1

CASIO
PV-2000

 
Same with a man

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
U.S. advert (1979)

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
U.K. advert (1983)

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
french advert (febru...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
German advert

OLIVETTI
M20

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
U.K. ad. (Aug. 1986)

SHARP
PC-7000

 
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