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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
CROMEMCO  System V
Little is known about this system, please help ! From Zahoor Iqbal Awan: I have used this system for 2+ years following configuration: Model System V - 100 Memory 8+8 mb Octart (Serial Ports) Boards x 2 Wyse Mono Terminals/Console 20+100 mb Harddisk (Bulky about 3~4kg) 20mb Tape Drive Large Floppy Drive Front Lock (Power system) Wyse Terminal Keyboard - Had to boot cromix bootstrap first and then on to AT&T Unix system V earlier releases. - Used Info...
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  COMPACT COMPUTER 40 (CC40)
The Compact Computer 40 is a cute little system which represents Texas-Instrument`s first entry into the portable computer market. It can be considered in many ways as the TI-99 4/A's little brother. It includes a special version of the TI Extended Basic, where most of the graphical and sound statements has been discarded. But it is so close, than some TI-99 4/A can actually be executed on a CC40 ! Basic statements can be accessed directly through specific ke...
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTER  SYMBOLICS 3600
This scientific computer had characteristics which were incredible. It had a 170 MB hard disk, when other computers used 10 MB hard disks! It was designed to make CAD or artificial intelligence applications. It used a graphic interface very similar to the Macintosh one (!) and was sold with a mouse. Several languages were supplied with the computer: Lisp, C, Fortran and, InterLISP (developed by Xerox). It used a custom CPU, the 68000 was used to run the keyboard, the mouse and to boot ...
AMSTRAD  NC 100
By 1992, once fast-growing Amstrad was struggling. Its reputation as a PC maker had been undermined by a batch of dodgy Seagate disk drives at the same time that bigger-name vendors were engaged in a price war, squeezing Amstrad out of the market. The NC 100, NC 150 and NC 200 were three products that its founder Alan Sugar was hoping would help revive the company's fortunes. Cutting edge, they were not. Both were based...
CASIO  FP 6000
The Casio FP-6000S is Casio's most ambitious computer for overseas market. It has been marketed in all of Europe's countries. However, it is also Casio's biggest (and costiest) failure on the market. It was hindered by three things : it was pretty late to arrive to the marketplace (developed in 1984, it only arrived in Europe in 1986), it was very expensive (US$ 10000 for a system with monitor, FDD and HDD), and the distribution channels (accustomed to watches and calculators) did not know how t...
KONIX Multisystem
The Konix multisystem console, also known as the Konix slipstream, was a joint development between 2 british businesses, Flare Technology and Konix. Konix were on a high in 1988 after the success of their Joystick range and well known through gaming channels. Flare Technology was formed by 3 ex-Sinclair engineers, all of whome were involved in the aborted Loki "Super Spectrum", which was shelved after Sinclair sold the computer division to Amstrad. Not wanting their work to be wasted, they for...
MITSUBISHI  Multi 16
Multi16 was Japanese first 16-bit personal computer. This machine is known as first Shift-JIS code machine. Shift-JIS code is Chineese character's code defined by Microsoft. It met great success and became Japanese standard. Multi-16 could be equipped with an optional hard disk unit. It was only 10 MBytes and costed over $4,000! Thanks to Nomura Hisayuki for this information ...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  Color Computer
The Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer was known to be called "coco" (Color Computer) by its users. It uses its own version of BASIC, "Tandy Color BASIC" instead of the world famous Microsoft BASIC. It was followed by the TRS-80 Color Computer II in 1982. The Welsh Dragon 32 was one of its many clones...
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APF M1000 / MP1000
The APF M1000 was released in 1978. It's a Video game system cart based, comes with 2 non-detachables joysticks with a numeric keypad on each ones (look likes a mini-calculator with a joystick), has "Reset" & "Power" buttons on the unit. Only could be played on a Color TV only. This system seems to have been the pack-in unit with Imagination Machine. The APF MP1000 was released in 1978. This system is basically the same as the M1000 model and both syste...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-75C / 75D
The HP-75C was the first pocket computer ever produced by HP who wanted a pocket book format (10”x 5”) computer as powerful as a desktop. It can also be considered as the first organizer able to deal with a multiple alarms time schedule, to control real time peripherals and to memorize text files. Its 48KB ROM contained a very complete Basic language and a light version of the spreadsheet Visicalc. Three slots allowed adding pre-programmed ROM modules (Maths, finance, word processor…) ...

   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
LUNAR LANDER
Arcade
Atari - 1979
 game - gravity - space
NBA JAM TOURNAMENT EDITION (J9089E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Acclaim, Atari (publisher), High Voltage Software (developer), Midway - 1996
 game - basketball - nba - sport
NFL QUARTERBACK CLUB (32X) (T-8102B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Iguana Entertainment (developer) - 1995
 game - american football - nfl - sport
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER (PROTOTYPE)
Atari Lynx
Atari, NuFX Inc., Strategic Simulations Inc., TSR Inc. - year unknown
 game - prototype - role playing game
3D NARROW ESCAPE (VT3633)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - 3d - 3d (real) - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
BASIC MATH (CX2661)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1
 game - educational game - mathematics - mind games
BLACKJACK
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - blackjack - card game
SUPER OFF ROAD (LX105)
Atari Lynx
Telegames (publisher), Tradewest (developer) - 1993
 game - racing
DRAGON WANG (C-46)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - beat 'em up - martial arts - platform
PADDLE PINBALL II / PINPADDLE II / RACKET PINBALL II
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - pinball
BATTLE VADER (#5)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1982
 game - shoot them up - space
HOME MAHJONG (G-1030)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - mahjong - mind games
HOVER STRIKE (J9009E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
S.T.U.N. RUNNER (PA2060)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1991
 game -
GALAXIANS
Exidy Sorcerer
System Software - year unknown
rating is 3.5rating is 3.5rating is 3.5rating is 3.5rating is 3.5
 game - shoot them up - space

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German ad #2

SHARP
MZ 700

 
French ad (jan. 1983...

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
Advert

PANASONIC
JD series

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

FORTUNE
32:16

 
Brazilian advert #3

PROLOGICA
CP-400

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
Apple temptation...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
Advert #1

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
German advert

COMMODORE
C64

 
1977 advert #1

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
French advert.

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
French advert (june ...

THOMSON
MO 5

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
Jacquard brochure #1

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
Promotional picture

PERTEC
PCC 2000

 
Christmas 1982

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
French advert

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
1978 brochure #5

MSI
6800

 
Japanese advert #2

SONY
Hit-Bit F1XD

 
US advert (december ...

ATHENA COMPUTER & ELECTRONIC SYSTEM
ATHENA 1

 
French advert #2 (oc...

INDATA
DAI

 
US advert

SONY
SMC 70

 
Advert #3

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
In schools #2

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
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