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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...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
HANIMEX  T-338
The main particularity of this pong system is that it is very very very small! The pads are only 2 x 6 cm. It looks like it had been made for dwarves or very little kid hands. Though this must have been a kind of marketing feature (so small you can take it with you anywhere you want), it also must have reduced the manufacturing costs... The speaker hole takes a third of the front panel! The tiny controllers are mounted on each side of the system, but can also be detached to play in the sofa ;...
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-160 PC
A (trans)portable PC-XT computer made by Zenith, with double 5''1/4 disk drives and amber monitor built-in (23cm). The computer is unusual in that the 2 built-in disk drives are mounted in a tilting case, on top of the computer. The keyboard folded up over the CRT (if you look at the picture just rotate the keyboard in place so that the spacebar is at the top of the machine). It forms the cover over the CRT. the cable went into the pop top. To the right of the two 5.25" floppys is a dark...
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....
GOLDSTAR 3DO Interactive Multiplayer
3DO Interactive Multiplayer is the name of a number of video game consoles released in 1993 and 1994 by Panasonic, Sanyo and Goldstar. The consoles were manufactured according to specifications created by The 3DO Company which were originally designed at the New Technology Group (which later became part of the 3DO Company) by Dave Needle and RJ Mical. After leaving EA Games, Trip Hawkins originally came up with the idea of the 3DO Multiplayer system. The consoles had very advanced hard...
MAGNAVOX Odyssey 300
After both Atari and Magnavox released their first pong systems (Odyssey 100, Odyssey 200, Pong) in 1975, Magnavox continued with the Odyssey 300 in 1976, which was one of the first system to use a single game chip containing the major circuitry of a PONG system. This system was Magnavox' answer to Coleco Telstar, the first game to use the GI A...
NANO  SKS 2500
John Benfield, who worked on this computer reports : I redesigned the video card for Canada Computer when the SKS was imported into Canada. (there was a pretty nasty bunch of design flaws in the original card that would cause the driver transistors in the HV section to vaporize if you switched video modes too often). I also wrote lot of utilities for it and ported most of the BBS type software of the time (Modem7, Xmodem, RBBS, etc.). I think that SKS means "Steinmetz...
COMMODORE  Amiga 600HD
The Amiga 600HD is exactly the same as the standard A600 with the exception of a built-in 2.5" hard drive, hence the HD tag. A number of different packages were available with hard drive sizes ranging from 20 to 80 MB....
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...
CROMEMCO  Z-1
The Cromemco Z-1 uses an IMSAI chassis, with 22 card slots and a 28 amperes (about 300 watts) power supply. The major innovation of the Z-1 is the use of the 4 Mhz version of the Z-80 processor. It is also equiped with its own 2708 type EPROM burner card. Like the IMSAI, the Basic version of the Cromemco Z-1 is programmed through the front panel switches, and results are read from the front panel leds... Hopefuly, it is possible to connect a standard Video terminal through the serial port....
LEMZ Agat 9
The Agat-9, produced after the Agat, was a fully compatible Apple II+ system with real expansion possibilities (6 non-apple compatible slots). It was then possible to add memory expansion cards, serial cards, additional disk-drives and even network cards. In fact the Agat-9 was also compatible with the more exotic Pravetz-8 and Tzyntzy computers, which were also Apple II clones. ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Nick Blackburn
6/16/2021
DRAGON DATA LTD  Dragon 32
Hi Eddie Lee (Cardiff ), Do you still have your Dragon 32? I know its been a few years but you might still have it. Thanks! Nick

Cedric
6/11/2021
MEMOTECH  MTX 500 /512
The computer is mentioned in the latest novel of Ernest Cline called Ready Player Two.

OldNavy8206
6/8/2021
XEROX  860
I was the Xerox 860 tech in USS Horne (CG-30) from 84-87. We had three and when one went down you should have heard the wails of anguish! The were essential for our Admin, Operations, and Weapons departments reports.

Jesse
6/8/2021
ATT Unix PC
There is an AT$T UNIX PC emulator called FreeBee, available on github: philpem/freebee

Chris Daniels
6/8/2021
SEEQUA  CHAMELEON
I don''t believe CP/M-86 was 16-bit. It was commissioned for the original IBM PC which was 8-bit only, as was the 8088 in the Chameleon. The premier maker of the CP/M OS, Digital Research was very familiar with Intel''s 8086 chip, and how IBM''s choice of the 8088 was just a cost-cutting measure, and the full 16-bit machines were certain to follow.

Chad
6/8/2021
COMPAQ Portable III
I have this computer in working order except missing operating system, anyone interested?

Wolfgang Fahl
6/6/2021
KONTRON  PSI 80
http://wiki.bitplan.com/index.php/Kontron_PSI_98


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
GALAXIAN
Arcade
Namco - 1979
 game - shoot them up - space
BEDLAM (VT3305)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - shoot them up - vector graphics
HOVER STRIKE (J9009E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
SPACE WAR (VIDEOCART-05)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - duel - space
BREAKAWAY (PC/SD-205)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
MATH II (26-3710)
Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application - mathematics - science
JUPITER LANDER (VIC-1907)
Commodore Vic 20
HAL laboratory - 1981
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - gravity - space
SUPER TANK (C-66)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1986
 game - shoot them up - tank
N-SUB (G-1003)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - naval battle - shoot them up - submarine
BATMAN RETURNS (PA2101)
Atari Lynx
Atari, DC Comics - 1992
 game - batman - beat 'em up - platform - superheroes
PACHINKO (G-1027)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - pachinko
DOGFIGHT
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - lightgun - plane - shooting gallery
GRAPHICS PAK (26-3715)
Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application -
APB - ALL POINTS BULLETIN (PA2042)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Quicksilver Software, Tengen - 1991
 game - car - driving - police
PIRATE'S COVE ADVENTURE (VIC-1915)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1981
 game - pirate - Scott Adams adventure games - text interface - text only

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert. page ...

SYMAG INFORMATIQUE
Micromachine 4000

 
French ad (jan. 1983...

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
US advert, Oct 1985

YAMAHA
CX5M Music Computer

 
French advert.

TATUNG
EINSTEIN TC-01

 
1975 advert for the ...

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
First U.K. ad (oct. ...

AMSTRAD
PCW 9512

 
U.K. ad. (dec. 1985)

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
First SDK-85 ad

INTEL
SDK-85

 
US advert Oct 1983

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
U.K. ad. (Nov. 1986)

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
U.S. advert  Apr. 19...

NEC
PC 8801

 
French advert (jan. ...

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
1977 advert

IMSAI
8080

 
US advert, Apr. 1986

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
1946...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Italian ad

COMMODORE
C64

 
French advert (june ...

OLIVETTI
M10

 
French advert#2 (198...

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
US advert

COMMODORE
SX/DX 64 - Executive computer

 
Promotional pict. #1

APF
Imagination Machine

 
Promo pic #3

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
Advert

SEEQUA
CHAMELEON

 
US advert Sept. 1981

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
Japanese advert #2

NEC
PC-FX

 
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