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   LATEST ADDITIONS
ECD CORPORATION Micromind
The Micromind was a very innovative machine ahead of its time ! But despite the small group working on the machine, prototyping and developing, and pushing the limits of the time, the machine never shipped. Apparently only a few prototypes were produced. Development began as early 1975/1976 but commercial adverts appeared only in 1977. One of the main features of the Micromind was its innovative (for the time) redefinable characters. Up to 120 characters could be software redefined by the ...
SEMI-TECH (STM) PC
This extremely rare computer is Portable PC (IBM compatible) conceived in the same plastic case as the Pied Piper, released by the same company in 1983. This computer incorporates a lot of features in a compact case, which was quite innovative at the time: built-in LCD display, printer, modem, phone and disk drives ! The STM PC is based on an Intel 80186 processor and two quadruple-density disk drives. The processor is faster than the one used in the IBM PC, a...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Goliath
Logical’s Goliath is a server or disk file storage device has it was described at the time. It has a capacity for 10 MByte, 30 MByte or 50 MByte of fixed disk storage and 10 MBytes of removable storage. The unit, which also houses the controller, may have memory ranging from 64K to 256K and capacity for up to 20 terminals. Up to 20 Tina or David computers can link to Goliath as a distributed data processing system. For ...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Adam
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1975. In 1978 they also produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". In 1983 Logical released the David, and the L-XT in 1983. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythic...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Tina
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1976. In 1978 they produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". It seems to have the same specs as David but with two 8'' floppy disk drives. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of S...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) L-XT
The L-XT was the last computer released by Logical Business Machines, after the Adam, the David, the Tina and the Goliath in 1982. It was announced at the 1983 COMDEX Fall in Las Vegas, and commercially available in March 1984. The L-XT uses a 16-bit Intel 8088 CPU with 192KB RAM, and equipped with a 5.25'' floppy drive unit (320 KB capacity) and a 10 MB hard disk (upgradable to 60 MB)...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) David
The David is not the first computer released by Logical Business Machines. In 1974, LOMAC (Logical Machine Corporation) released the Adam. Some times later they also produced Tina (for TINy Adam). There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of Samuel. The David is powered by a 16-bit Intel 8086 CPU w...
GESPAC Gescomp 720 / 730
GESPAC SA was a Swiss company who designed the G-64/96 Bus in 1979. This interface bus concept provides a simple way to interface microprocessor modules with memory and peripheral modules on a parallel bus. The G-64/96 Bus uses a simple, yet modern and powerful interface scheme which allows a higher level of functionality from the single height Eurocard form factor. The low overhead of the G-64/96 Bus interface greatly eases the design of custom boards by the User. This is why, even many year...
WELECT  W86
The W86 is a french computer released in 1983 by Welect. It's the second computer released by Welect after the W80.2. The W86 is powered by an Intel 8086 (hence its name) to catch up with the IBM PC compatible trend of the moment and is thus able to run MS-DOS. But the W86 is also equipped with a Z80A to also be CP/M 86 compatible. It's thus an hybrid machine typical of the mid-80s when the professional industry was moving from CP/M to MS-DOS. There are 128...
SMOKE SIGNAL CHIEFTAIN COMPUTERS The Chieftain 9822
In 1978, Smoke Signal Chieftain Computers (SSCC) released their first computer: The Chieftain, followed in 1980 by the Chieftain Business System, an update to the original Chieftain. At the start of 1982, the company introduced the Chieftain 9822, an update to the Business System featuring the same processor and static RAM options, as well as the same nine-slot bus equipped with the first two Chieftains. The system could be equipped with either two 8-inch or two 5.25-inch floppy drives and...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
EPSON  QX 10
The QX-10 was a robust small business computer that used tried and tested technology rather than anything too innovative. Nevertheless, it was designed to be complete in itself for both hardware and software. It had an enhanced keyboard with 10 function keys and up to 16 fonts can be defined. It had a battery to save clock, date and a small 2048 characters buffer. It could use MS-DOS programs thanks to an optional 8088 card. Byte magazine said in January 1983: ...
SPECTRAVIDEO  SVI 738 - X'press
This computer was a MSX 1 computer equipped with V9938 Video chip, which was quite unusual. It was probably meant to become an MSX 2, thus first versions were prepared to hold a CLOCK-IC chip. Thanks to its V9938 it could display 80-column text. It was called SPECTRAVIDEO XPRESS because it was delivered with a bag to easily carry it around in. The XPRESS designation was also used in a MSX 2 and PC hybrid (X'PRESS 16, for 16-bit...
DYNALOGIC  HYPERION
The Hyperion was produced by the Infotech Cie. of Ottawa, a subsidiary of Bytec Management Corp. It was the first portable IBM-PC compatible computer, released three months earlier than the Compaq Portable. The machine offered powerful features for a 1982 computer, including dual 360K 5.25" disk drives, built-in 7-inch amber CRT and a video out jack for displaying CGA graphics. The keyboard slides underneath the main unit and locks into place. It...
APPLE  MACINTOSH Portable
The Mac Portable was Apple's first attempt to produce a portable version of a desktop Macintosh computer. The machine was partially engineered by Alan Kay (designer of the Dynabook), and was the first laptop computer with a GUI interface, along with Atari Stacy. Apple launched the Mac Portable at the same time as the Mac IIci. This marketing tactic could be considered questionable given the fact that the IIci featured a 68030 processor running at 25 MHz while...
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  Portable Professional Computer (PPC)
Basicaly, the TI PPC was the transportable version of the TI PC, with which it was entirely compatible. It was one of the few transportable systems to be available with an optional built-in color monitor, back in 1983. The standard version had a classic 9'' monochrome monitor built-in. Unfortunately the advantages of the PC Portable compared to IBM's offer was not obvious. It was not really compatible (IBM disks could be read, and that was basically all) and IBM expansion cards could not b...
ACTRIX Actrix DS
This transportable computer was originally produced by Access Matrix Corporation, San Jose, CA. The Company name then changed to Actrix Corporation. The machine was thus named Access, then Actrix. It had a built-in printer (132 characters, 80 cps, using normal paper 20cm wide) and an acoustic modem (300 and 1200 baud). The rubber cups (to put the phone handset in) are located behind the printer paper. It also had a monochrome built-in ...
ATARI  1450 XLD
The Atari 1450 XLD has the same characteristics as the Atari 1400 XL. Like the 1400 XL, it has a built-in modem (Bell 103 compatible, 300 baud) and the speech synthesiser chip (SC-02). Contrary to the other Atari, it uses a parallel disk drive controller (a much faster arrangement) instead of the SIO interface. Apparently The 1450 was not released because they were having problems getting the parallel disk drive controller to work properly....
JOSTYKIT MULTI-TV-GAME HF 344
One of the rare system from Danemark. This was sold as a do-it-yourself kit to solder. It came with a documentation on how to build it up. It's a very basic system which includes an AY-3-8500 GI chip but wich offers very few options (slow or fast and that's all !). It looks very nice with its sheet metal. One player uses the control knob inserted in the system case while the other player use a detachable paddle. The system is very small and can easily be carried away. There is no internal sp...
SHARP  X1-CK (CZ-804C)
The X1ck, as well as the X1cs, are derived from the X1c. They are low price models. The difference between X1c and X1ck, is that the X1ck has a "KANJI" ROM (Chinese characters, character matrix 16x16 pixels) as standard. Tape Basic and Disk Basic were available but had to be loaded from tape....
SCHMID TVG 2000
One of the many "Arcadia 2001 clone" systems. This one was marketed in Germany. See Emerson Arcadia 2001 for more info. ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Murray Moffatt
12/5/2022
MATSUSHITA  National JR 100
I found a some more software at https://www.gamingalexandria.com/wp/category/type-in-programs/type-in-programs-jr-100/ They also link to a JR-100 emulator.

Doug Taylor
11/27/2022
ATARI  800
Thanks for the memories

Stephen De Marni
11/26/2022
IBM  PS/1
I just restored an IBM PS1 2133 back into operating condition. It had a failed 129MB Maxtor hard drive. I tried to install an Apacer 128 MB solid state drive but the BIOS would only recognize it as a 27MB drive and it was not recognized as a valid drive by DOS to perform FDISK on it. So I removed a 245MB Seagate hard disk from another old 486 computer that still works and the BIOS recognizes this and the computer boots and works perfectly. If anyone has any advice on where I could find solid state drives in the 128MB range that would work with old DOS 386 and 486 machines, it is appreciated. The Apacer SSD was recognized by my Toshiba Portege running Win95 as an advanced IDE drive so that may be the problem of the older BIOS''s not recognizing the drive properly.

Laurie May
11/20/2022
APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES  Microbee 32
I have a 32k Microbee but no instructions for cables etc. My grandson is interested, having done some computer studies. Where may I find such documentation?

Michel BURTE
11/18/2022
OLIVETTI  M20
Hello, I have just recovered a complete M20 with printer (pharmacy management application from 1980). I have the PCOS, BASIC, ISAM and Peripheral I/O manuals. I am looking for Disk 5''1/4 PCOS complete (L1.M20 PCOS-8000 Rev. 1.3d) Cordially

Michel BURTE
11/17/2022
OLIVETTI  M20
Je vient de recuperer un M20 en etat de marche, je suis a la recherche des disquette systeme (PCOS-8000 v1.3d). errun.dial@orange.fr

SL
11/15/2022
NEC  PC 8801
The NEC PC-8801 was released in North America. It was called the NEC PC-8801A. I should know, I own one. I will eventually upload a video of it on YouTube, just the hardware I will need to eventually get the correct monitor before I could even think about the software. I have the 8" drives. I''m not sure if the 5 1/4" drives were released in North America.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
.38 AMBUSH ALLEY
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - lightgun - police - shooting gallery
SUPERSPORTIC (PC-501)
Hanimex SD-050/SD-070/SD-090 systems
Hanimex - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - football - hockey - sport - squash - tennis
NBA JAM TOURNAMENT EDITION (J9089E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Acclaim, Atari (publisher), High Voltage Software (developer), Midway - 1996
 game - basketball - nba - sport
MORTAL KOMBAT II (32X) (T-8101B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Midway, Probe (developer) - 1994
 game - 2d - beat 'em up - mortal kombat
MR BOMB
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken - 1983
 game -
SUICIDE RUN
Sharp MZ-700
Knights - year unknown
 game - dodge
GOTCHA
Arcade
Atari - 1973
 game - maze
XEVIOUS
Sharp X1
Dempa, Namco - year unknown
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
SMASH
Odyssey 200
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
PURSUIT
Arcade
Kee Games - 1974
 game - first person shooter - plane - shoot them up - war
CYBERMORPH (J9000E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Attention To Detail (developer) - 1993
 game - 3d - shoot them up
BLOCK OUT (PA2056)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), California Dreams - 1991
 game - puzzle
STUNT CYCLE
Atari Stunt Cycle (model SC-450)
Atari - 1977
 game - motocross - motorbike - stunt
CHAMPION SOCCER (G-1034)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - football - sport
BERZERK (VT3302)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
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 game - maze - robot - shoot them up - vector graphics

   RANDOM ADVERTS
1977 advert

MSI
6800

 
German advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
2000

 
French advert (1979)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
French advert

THOMSON
TO 8 - TO 8D

 
New Zeland ad. (1980...

ISC (INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CORP)
CompuColor II

 
8086 version

SEATTLE COMPUTER
Gazelle

 
Promotional leaflet ...

VICTOR
HC-6

 
U.S. advert (1980)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
QL catalogue #6

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
QL catalogue #2

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
Printers advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
French advert (dec.1...

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
1976 advert

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
English leaflet

ACORN COMPUTER
Archimedes A5000

 
Leaflet (1982) - pag...

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
Argentinian advert

CZERWENY
CZ-2000

 
french advert (febru...

APPLE
APPLE III

 
U.S. advert (1977) #...

POLYMORPHIC
POLY 88

 
French ad #2 (1984)

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Japanese advert

PANASONIC
FS A1 WX / WSX

 
Japanese advert

CANON
V-10

 
Promotional picture ...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French advert

ACORN COMPUTER
ATOM

 
Show bag

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
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