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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
Logicalĺs 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...

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MOS TECHNOLOGY  TIM
The TIM (Terminal Interface Monitor) was a MOS Technology Inc's build-it-yourself 6502 development system that was launched before the KIM-1. When a computer fan ordered a TIM from MOS Technology in Norristown, Pennsylvania, he got a MCS6530-004 (1k TIM monitor program in ROM), and a manual (15 sheets of 11x17 folded & stapled in the middle) containing a suggested schematic, the TIM monitor commands, and listing. He had to provide himself with various components...
SCHNEIDER (GERMANY) CPC-464
The Schneider CPC-464 was produced in Germany by Schneider Rundfunkwerke. It was first marketed successfully in Germany, then in France and Spain and maybe other European countries. It was basically the same machine as the Amstrad CPC-64 with a less colorful case and keyboard and some slight hardware differences, like better quality back connectors. More information about the Schneider-CPC range by Lyall Moffitt This document ...
GENERAL HOME PRODUCTS (GHP) Wonder Wizard (model N░ 7702)
Here is an interesting deluxe PONG system: Wonder Wizard model 7702. It was sold by General Home Products (GHP) in 1976, and is basically a Magnavox Odyssey 300. As a matter of fact, Wonder Wizard systems were manufactued by Magnavox. Model 7702 contains the same circuit board than Odyssey 300, and the bottom part of its plastic case is identical to the one used for the first Odyssey system. As this system is same a...
SINCLAIR  ZX SPECTRUM 128
The Spectrum 128 (code named Derby) is the successor of the Spectrum +. It was made just before Amstrad bought the right to use the Sinclair name in computer products. So it can be regarded as the last "real Sinclair Spectrum". The 128 is the first real evolution of the old Spectrum. It has a lot of new features: 128kb RAM, a new sound chip (Yamaha AY-3-8912), RS232/Midi and video RGB outputs. The Spectrum displays a menu wh...
SEGA Mark III
The Sega Mark III is the third version of the SG-1000 system and was only released in Japan. This system is in fact the original Japanese version of the Sega Master System. Compared to the SG-1000 Mark II the case has been redesigned again, a video monitor output has been added, and the system is equiped with a card slot which was also found on the first version of the Master Sy...
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 310
The Laser 310 is an improved version of the Laser 200/210. Both computers are compatible with each other, for both software and hardware. Basically, it has an enhanced keyboard and more memory. This model was also sold worldwide, the most popular version being the VZ-300 from Dick Smith Electronics....
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...
COMMODORE  VIC-1001
The VIC-1001 is the first of the VIC series of computers, which includes the tremendously successful VIC-20. The VIC-1001 was only sold in Japan. As such, it includes a special character ROM and keyboard that allow the user to enter Katakana characters. As often with Commodore, the origin of the "-1001" moniker is unclear. It might be a reference to another popular Commodore system, the PET-2001. When he introduced the VIC-100...
BENTLEY Compu-vision
The Bentley Compu-Vision was apparently marketed in 1983, which would makes it one of the last pong systems ever produced ! The controllers are on wires, so you can remove them from the base and relax; you don't have to stay hunkered over the game unit. The first switch is a game selector which has the choices "Practice, Squash, Soccer, Tennis". The next button is Game Reset. The next is Ball Angle, whith the choices Steep and Slight. Then Ball Speed with Fast and Slow. Next is Player ...
SPICA Ines
The Spica Ines was not really a true Spectrum clone. Spica actually started its business in Slovenia by manufacturing a pro-keyboard case for the Sinclair Spectrum. The user had to insert its Spectrum card into the case to obtain a near-professional system with a high-quality mechanical keyboard. Thanks to Bojan Pesek for information and pictures. ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
vidsquid
2/4/2023
NEC  TurboGrafx-16/Turbografx
A very underrated console for sure. There''s not a huge library of games for it, given the limited lifespan of the console. But there''s also not a lot of duds in the library, which is something that longer lasting consoles like the NES, Sega Master System and the Atari 2600 cannot say.

Jon Meads
2/1/2023
MIT Whirlwind
One of the last programmers of the Whirlwind. One of the developers of the Carol Burnett segment, "What''s in The Stars", that was generated using the Whirlwind and the 35mm camera that was one of the Whirlwind''s display peripherals.

Tristram Brelstaff
1/28/2023
SHARP  MZ 80K
My first proper computer. Built like a tank (well compared to the Sinclair ZX80). Felt like I could roll it down stairs and it would still work. Came with a booklet listing the ROM. You could follow step by step through the code and see how it read commands from the keyboard, displayed characters on the screen and loaded data from the tape drive. I learnt Z80 assembler programming on it. I also learnt Pascal using a neat little compiler from a company in Swindon I cannot remember the name of. You could inspect the compiler output to see how it implemented loops, subroutine calls, etc. This computer opened up possibilities to me that I hadn''t even dreamt of before. Two years later I had an MSc degree in Computing. Exciting times.

Joseph Linington
1/26/2023
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 TX
I had a Tandy 1000TX that my father bought in 1987 and was our family computer until 1991-1992. It was a very weird machine built on the Tandy 1000 XT platform with only support for 640k ram plus 128K extra video ram, no support for extended memory and only 8 bit ISA slots. All of this even though the TX had an 8Mhz 80286 processor. By the end of it''s life with me we had added a second floppy and a 20MB hardcard. The machine came with Dos 3.2 and did not have Dos or DeskMate in ROM like some of the earlier Tandy 1000''s.

Ruben B.
1/25/2023
HANIMEX  666
I think -p means positive video, France used positive video modulation, I''ve a Pong console made in Honk Kong or the like but designed for the French market and it has a RF modulator circuit that gives positive video too.

Fleur Coleiro
1/22/2023
COMMODORE  TV Game 2000K
I have a Commodore TV game 2000K. Do you know what it is worth, please?

Et T
1/21/2023
SBS  SBS 8000
For those who are interested, I still have the schematics for the SBS-8000: CRT controller Floppy disc controller Printer interface Keyboard interface Main controller Power supply


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
WIPE OUT
Arcade
RamTek - 1974
 game - ball and paddle
HOCKEY
Odyssey 200
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
STAR CASTLE (VT3109)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
SARGON
Indata Dai
company unknown - year unknown
 game - chess
KUNG FOOD (PA2076)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - beat 'em up - scrolling
ZOOP (J9109E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Hookstone (developer), Viacom International - 1996
 game - puzzle
BOWLING
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - bowling - sport
STAR FORCE (G-1043 / C-43)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega, Tehkan - 1985
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
MASTERMIND
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore (publisher), Ivan Berg Software (developer) - 1982
 game - quiz - text only
BREAKTHROUGH (QQA-306)
Interact-Victors-Hectors model
Interact Electronics (publisher) - 1978
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
ATARI BASKETBALL (CXL4004)
Atari 8-bit computers
Atari - 1979
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 game - basketball - sport
HASHITTE ASOBOU! KIKANSHA THOMAS (BDE-70024)
Pippin
Bandai - 1996
 game - Thomas, the tank engine - train
SINDBAD MYSTERY (G-1012)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - maze
SHANGHAI (PA2063)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Mediagenic (developer) - 1990
 game - mind games - shanghai
NEBULA (09)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - egypt - shoot them up

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.S. advert #1 (1977...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
1978 brochure #20

MSI
6800

 
French ad (dec. 1986...

MULTITECH
MPF-1 Plus

 
French advert #2

PIZON BROS
Visiomatic 101

 
1978 brochure #7

MSI
6800

 
Advert

APPLE
APPLE III

 
German advert

ATARI
800

 
UK advert (Apr. 1986...

RESEARCH MACHINES
Nimbus PC

 
Electron User mag #1...

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
French advert (1979)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
U.K. ad (Apr. 86)

THORN EMI
WREN

 
UK advert

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
US advert #5 (1979)

ATARI
800

 
Greek advert (march ...

ATARI
600 / 800 XL

 
5500 advert (Jan. 19...

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

 
Greek advert (march ...

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
U.S. advert (1980)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
Article cover

SEMI-TECH (STM)
PC

 
Disk drive #2 Feb. 1...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
french advert (febru...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Promo pic #4

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
Promo pic #3

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
french advert (jan. ...

ADD-X SYST╚ME
SMP-8

 
AMtext brochure #2

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
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