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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
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...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
AMSTRAD  PCW 9512
The Amstrad PCW 9512 was a dedicated word processing computer. It was the successor to the Amstrad PCW 8512 and had the same basic characteristics. However, it corrected two of the main criticisms of the 8512: the low quality of the printer and the machine's non-business-like styling. It had a paper-white monochrome screen (black on white) unlike the 8512, which had a green monochrome screen (green on black). It was equiped with a 3" 720k floppy disk drive (a...
NEC  APC III
The Nec APC III appears to be the U.S. version of the NEC PC-9801, which was made in a variety of configurations. This machine was partially IBM PC compatible, but neither the PC bus or BIOS were cloned. It had an NEC 7220 graphics chip which was not directly CGA compatible, but was much higher resolution, and quite fast for its day. The CPU is an 8086 running at 8 MHz with 128K of memory. The system used an OEM version of MS-DOS 2.11, modified to work...
OLYMPIA  BOSS
The Olympia Boss was developed an build in Germany and France (assembled in the Olympia Bueromaschinenwerk, either Wilhelmshaven or Munich). Olympia was Germany's most respected and advanced typewriter and desktop calculator company at that time. But, they couldn't hold the pace of the upcoming office-computer industry and fell back. Several models were marketed : - Boss A: two 5.25" FDD of 128 kb each, - Boss B: two 5.25" FDD of 256 kb each, - Boss C: two 5.25" FDD o...
NCR  PC4
When NCR discontinued the Decision Mate V, they released the PC4. This was more or less a 8088 based IBM PC/XT clone. It came in six variations: monochrome or colour screen, one or two 5.25" DS-DD floppy disk drive or a half-height 10 MB hard disk in place of the second floppy drive. It did support the IBM ISA bus, but also had an NCR proprietary expansion bus for memory and some adapters to integrate with other NCR proprietary banking and retail products. ...
ONTEL Amigo
The Amigo was a system being evaluated by Ontel during 1981 as a new cost reduced system for the very low end. The Amigo was designed originally by a company in Asia. Ontel bought the design and performed some minor modifications. Initially manufactured in Woodbury it was a textbook Z80 design with Intel 82XX peripheral chips, very similar to the Ontel architecture except designed for lowest cost. The system was based on the then advanced Zilog Z80 so it was capable of text editing using th...
BANDAI WonderSwan
The WonderSwan was developed by Yokoi Gunpei (known as the father of the Nintendo Game Boy). A low price point and extremely low battery consumption is considered to be the original vision of Yokoi. Sadly, Yokoi died in a car accident before seeing a completed WonderSwan. Most of the games for the WonderSwan were based on Japanese Anime series. The system had no success outside of the Japanese domestic market, mainly beacause it was not ditributed and marketed efficiently. One of the system'...
ACT Apricot F2 / F10
Unlike the Apricot F1 which was a kind of bridge between the home-computing and the professional markets, the F2 and the F10 were clearly marketed as business machines. They were quite similar to the F1, but included an extra expansion slot, more memory and larger storage capacity : two disk-drives for the F2 and one disk-drive and a 10MB hard-disk for the F10. Like the F1, the F2 and F10 had an infra-red interface for the keyboard and the mouse/trackball ...
AMSTRAD  CSD
At the time when the Amstrad GX 4000 game console and the CPC+ computers were launched, Amstrad had designed this metallic box to be used by dealers as a demonstration model. It was mainly used in the UK by Dixons chain dealers. Of course, very few models were produced. When opening the front side of the sturdy aluminium case, one finds a metal plate covering the main board, actually a CPC 464+ motherboard, and a daughterb...
NEC  PC Engine Duo RX
Exactly the same as the PC Engine Duo R, but with a slight blue hint to the case and the six button gamepad included. ...
BINATONE TV Master 4 plus 2 (model n░ 01 / 4869)
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 TV master se...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Ian
1/17/2021
EAGLE COMPUTERS INC. Spirit
I''m only 19 years late to help Chris probably, but in case someone else finds this thread, the full text of the Eagle Spirit PC User''s Guide is archived at https://archive.org/stream/eagle_pc_spirit_users_guide_nov83/Eagle_PC_Spirit_Users_Guide_Nov83_djvu.txt

Geoff Barnard
1/16/2021
EPSON  HC / HX-20
Anyone looking for the famous game for the HX-20, by Simon Taylor, BOMBER/BLITZ, this has now been ''recovered'' from an old microcassette from Simon. .WAV ready to LOAD can be downloaded from: https://www.pjspot.com/hx-20/?page_id$322 Geoff

Gerard
1/12/2021
OLIVETTI  M24
There was also a portable version, the Olivetti M21. Pretty much exactly the same spec but in a ''luggable'' format very similar to the IBM Portable PC except with Olivetti styling panache. It had a 9" monochrome (amber) screen, but with colour output available to an external monitor. The keyboard was a weak point$ mine has several dodgy keys.

Sergio
1/11/2021
MULTITECH  MPF-I/88
Forth https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xKMKYQOycEDEls7L9c6WUKsk9V1DmLWd/view?usp$sharing

Sergio
1/11/2021
MULTITECH  MPF-I/88
Hi, mpf rom : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xKMKYQOycEDEls7L9c6WUKsk9V1DmLWd/view?usp$sharing

Sexper
1/11/2021
NINTENDO Nintendo 64
Named for its 64-bit central processing unit, it was released in June 1996 in Japan, September 1996 in North America, and March 1997 in Europe and Australia. It was the last major home console to use the ROM cartridge as its primary storage format until the Switch in 2017.$9$ The Nintendo 64 was discontinued in 2002 following the launch of its successor, the GameCube.

Benoit (Belgium)
1/9/2021
SHARP  PC-1500 / PC-1500A
The little pens for the printer can be revived with some patience. When dried up, remove carefully the plastic end, humidify (alcohol) and excercise the roller. It will eventually roll again. Then fill the little cartridge with inkjet ink (available cheap in bottles). I revived the 4 colors.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
DRAGON WANG (C-46)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - beat 'em up - martial arts - platform
EXERION (G-1028)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Jaleco, Sega - 1983
 game - shoot them up
GATES OF ZENDOCON (PA2023)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Epyx (developer) - 1989
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up
REBOUND / BASKETBALL
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - basketball
XENON 1
Oric compatible systems
IJK Software Ltd - 1983
 game - shoot them up
PONG DOUBLES
Arcade
Atari - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
BLACKJACK (CX2651)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
 game - blackjack - card game
SUPER MAHJONG (04)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - mahjong - mind games
SUPER OFF ROAD (LX105)
Atari Lynx
Telegames (publisher), Tradewest (developer) - 1993
 game - racing
GUNFIGHTER / MOONSHIP BATTLE (MG-213)
MPT-02 systems
RCA - 1977
 game - duel - space - wild west
HYPER SPORTS (G-1042)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Konami, Sega - 1985
 game - sport
HIT ME
Arcade
RamTek - 1976
 game - blackjack - card game
TENNIS
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1976
 game - sport - tennis
SUPER BARRIER HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
PONG
Atari Pong
Atari - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - tennis

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Radiola advert. 3

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
Advert (May 1984)

BRANDT ELECTRONIQUE
Ordinateur de Jeu JO7400 (JOPAC)

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

SORD
M203 Mark II

 
Early advert (septem...

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
US advert (nov. 1980...

EACA
VIDEO GENIE 1 / EG-3003

 
Japanese advert.

SONY
Hit-Bit 75

 
 U.S. ad #2 (1983)

OLIVETTI
M20

 
French brochure fron...

ORIC
ATMOS

 
Advert #2

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Geneva ad, Oct. 1985

EPSON
PX 8 / HC-88 / Geneva

 
French advert (1980)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
French brochure

COMMODORE
PC Compatible systems

 
UK advert (july 1984...

PHILIPS
P2000C

 
Advert #2

SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
TTX 80 french advert...

BULL
TTX 80 / 85 / 90

 
US advert, Oct. 1985

NCR
PC6

 
french advert (jan. ...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
An advertising for t...

HITACHI
MB-6885 / Basic Master Jr

 
U.K. ad (Dec. 1985)

MEMOTECH
MTX 500 /512

 
French advert (june ...

THOMSON
MO 5

 
US advert, Nov. 1985

AMPERE
WS 1

 
Pasopia 16 japanese ...

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA 16 / T300 / PAP

 
German ad

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
Brochure - system in...

ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
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