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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
HITACHI  MB-6891 / Basic Master Level 3 Mark 2
An upgraded version of the Basic Master Level 3, with built-in chinese character ROM board....
POLYCORP Poly 1 Educational Computer
The Poly was a home/educational computer platform developed in New Zealand in the early 1980s. It was marketed to schools, but because it was prohibitively expensive and somewhat idiosyncratic, the main customers seem to have been the Australian Army and somebody in China. Perhaps its most remarkable feature was its ability for networking, which seems to have used a protocol all of its own. For a year or two it may have been the most network capable home computer in the world, before 3Com tho...
PANASONIC JR-200U
This computer is the same as the Matsushita JR-200U. Two years in the making, the Panasonic JR-200 computer was officially announced in January of 1983, with additional launch dates provided for the computer and peripherals. The JR-200u received early and strong support from two software publishing companies; Data-Most and Walt Disney Telecommunications. Having the support of both of these companies, especially Data-Most, was crucial in Panasonic's strategy ...
ACC 8000
We have little information about this computer which was manufactured and exported by Asia Commercial Co. Ltd, a company based in Hong-Kong. The ACC-8000 was one of the rare machine of the time to be equipped we three microprocessors: a MOS 6502, a Zilog Z80 and a Motorola 6809. Thanks to its 6502, it was fully compatible with the Apple IIe but had built-in several features that were optional in the genuine Apple machine: a 80-column card, a floppy d...
SALORA Fellow
Salora Fellow was basically the same machine as the Video Technology Laser 200/210 just with a different case in colors that matches Salora's other electronics. Salora is a Finnish televison manufacturer and they mainly sold this machine in Scandinavia, mostly in Finland. Technically they are the same as the Vtech machines and the machine still says Vtech Laser 200 when booted. The machine sold reasonably well because of Salora's good reputation, but was so...
PHILIPS  P2000C
In the early 80's Philips produced a series of business/home microcomputers generically known as the P2000 series. There were five different lines developed over the few years the machines were produced: the P2000T, P2000M, P2000B (later called P2500), P2000C and finally the Yes, a MS-DOS machine. The weird thing about these different machines was that they were all incompatible with each other. The P2000C, was probably the most advanced of the P2000 series and the early portable from Philips...
MSX  MSX 1
In the early 80's, there were a lot of home computers. A Japanese company called ASCII corporation (directed by Kay Nishi) decided to create an industry standard for home computers: MSX was born. MSX means Machines with Software eXchangeability. This is the true and only meaning, stop spreading the word about another explanation please. The new standard was based on an existing computer: The Spectravideo SV 318 which can be considered as a beta version of MSX1 computers. Microsoft desi...
BINATONE Colour TV Game MK 6 (model n░ 01 / 4761)
This pong is one of the many Binatone systems. As its name indicates, it offers 6 games : 4 pong games (squash, squash practice, football, tennis) and 2 shooting games (target, shooting). In order to understand how this system fits into the Binatone pong range, here is simplified list of the systems : TV Master MK IV TV Master 4 plus 2 TV Master MK 6 TV Master MK 8 TV Master MK 10 Colour TV Game Colour TV Game 4 plus 2 Colour TV Game MK 6 Colour TV Game MK 10 The Colour TV Ga...
SAMSUNG Saturn
This version of the Saturn was produced by Samsung under licence from Sega exclusively for the Korean market. Unusually for the Saturn there seems to only one version of this particular console (SPC-ST2). It features a stange mix of components from the different versions of the Saturn available elswhere. The case is of the early oval buttoned type but uses the motherboard from the newer round buttoned type, resulting in some strange characteristics. For ...
MISC Arcade video games
Arcade video games have always played a major role in video games history. Technologicaly in advance upon home video game systems, they have inspired generations of game developers. Indeed most of the computer/consoles game library was directly copied from Arcade games. At least until the 90's when home systems began to match arcade systems performances. This was the beginning of the end for the Arcades....

   LATEST COMMENTS
Simon Finno
1/18/2020
NOKIA Mikro Mikko 1
Nokia Mikromikko 1 was released in 1981. The webpage shows 1984.
Wikipedia:
MikroMikko 1, was released on 29 September 1981,$1$ 48 days after IBM introduced its Personal Computer.

In 1983 was introduded Mikromikko 2.

Rares
1/15/2020
ICE-FELIX HC-2000
Cineva sa corecteze:
Someone to correct:

in CPM mode : 64x24 characters

Kristoffer Rosendahl
1/10/2020
SANCO  7000
Hello!
I have a simular system called IBEX 7201. My system has 8 inch drives.

I have a smal problem with my system.
I cant load it from the disk. I only get to the "Monitor".
Is there a special command to load from the disk?
Please help me!

Ted
1/9/2020
LITTON - MONROE OC-8820
As a foreign student (Argentina) in 1982 I trained police department administration at Institute of Police traffic Management in Jacksonville, Florida using Monroe 8820 and DBASE. They used it to track stolen property. I was hired in 1983 by Litton/Monroe as salesman, I was the only one selling this system from a team of 7 that sold the old accounting systems. I was the only user of the 20 APPLE IIC in the auniversity and found the Monroe 8820 to be more business oriented with the three applications DBASE, WORDSTAR, VISICALC.

Giacomo
1/8/2020
SPECTRAVIDEO  SV 328
How much did it cost when it was released?

compu_85
1/7/2020
KAYPRO 2000
For anyone looking, the power supply for this machine is 7.3 volt DC, 2 amps, pin negative.

If someone has details on the backlight mod, I''d be very interested!

Bob Leedom
1/7/2020
MOS TECHNOLOGY  KIM 1
Tuesday, 7 Jan 2020
On the first page of this site''s KIM-1 section, I mention my hand-assembled KIM-Venture program, which runs on a bare KIM-1. I''d like to find a good place to post the user manual, source code, and cavern map for this "tiny Adventure" game. Or I''ll send it to anyone who asks! Write me at BOBkimLEEDOM at hotmail.com, but first remove the 3-character computer name from the address (added here to confound the spambots).


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
QWAK!
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - duck - hunting - lightgun
PIRATE'S COVE ADVENTURE (VIC-1915)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1981
 game - pirate - Scott Adams adventure games - text interface - text only
BOUNCE
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game -
ALIEN VS PREDATOR (J9008E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Rebellion (developer) - 1994
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - first person shooter
CHITAIKU
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken - 1983
 game - helicopter - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up
ULTRA BARRIER HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
.38 AMBUSH ALLEY
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - lightgun - police - shooting gallery
DROL (C-51)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Br°derbund Software, Sega - 1985
 game - platform
HOCKEY (PA2052)
Atari Lynx
Alpine Studios (developer), Atari (publisher) - 1992
 game - hockey - sport
MEADOW LANES
Arcade
Meadows Games - 1977
 game - bowling - sport
ELECTROCOP (PA2021)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Epyx (developer) - 1989
 game -
SONAR SEARCH (VIDEOCART-14)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - naval battle
BRUTAL UNLEASHED - ABOVE THE CLAW (32X) (T-8301B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Alternative Reality Technoligies (developer), Gametek (publisher) - 1995
 game - 2d - beat 'em up
BOWLING (VIDEOCART-21)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - bowling - sport
AIGLE D'OR, L'
Oric compatible systems
Loriciels - 1984
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - 3d - adventure

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Brazilian advert #2

PROLOGICA
CP-400

 
U.S. Advert #2 (1979...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
8-page US advert #3

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
English leaflet

ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY
Advance 86

 
1st. U.S. advert #2

EPSON
QX 10

 
Japanese leaflet

SHARP
MZ 80C

 
U.K. ad (Apr. 86)

THORN EMI
WREN

 
french advert (april...

SHARP
PC-1500 / PC-1500A

 
French advert (1980)

MICRONIQUE
Victor Lambda

 
U.S. ad. (1983)

COMPUPRO
System 816

 
French advert #1

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
1982 Heathkit center...

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 
U.K. ad (Aug. 1986)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SVI 738 - X'press

 
US ad. June 1983

TELEVIDEO
Personal Mini PM/4T

 
Brochure #2

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

I.S.T.C. (INFORMATIC SYST╚MES T╔L╔COM)
5000

 
German advert (1983)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL II

 
First advert - Nov.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
Japanese advert #2

CANON
X-07

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

ACT
Apricot PC

 
T-3100 (feb. 1987)

TOSHIBA
T 1200

 
French advert

OLYMPIA
BOSS

 
Japanese flyer - ver...

EPOCH
Super Cassette Vision

 
UK advert #2

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
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