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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
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...

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MICRONIQUE  Victor / Hector 2HR / 2HR +
The 2HR (HR for High Resolution) is the successor of the Victor / Hector 16k models, but this time is conception is entirely french. The machine has been completely redesigned and this new model is then more powerful. This is in fact a completely new machine with more memory and high-resolution. It is still compatible with the 16k models in a "model 1" mode choosen at the start-up menu....
MICROACE MicroAce
A few months after Sinclair released its ZX-80, Microace of Santa Ana, California launched a clone of this computer. It was exactly the same machine, but a minor modification made that it could be expanded to 2 KB of RAM. The internal ROM was also a pure copy of the Sinclair's original. Sinclair thus sued Microace but met with large difficulties because the judge couldn't seee the ROM content! Sinclair eventually won because the Microace keyboard was also iden...
FUJITSU  FM Towns
Very little is known about this Japanese system. Help welcome !! It apparently had some success in Japan, with great game conversions. Based on the IBM PC architecture, it had excellent sound and graphic features. It has the barebone of a classic IBM PC system but was conceived from the start as a real familial multimedia system. Graphic resolutions go from 360x240 to 640x480 with 256 colors simultaneously on screen from a color palette of 16.7 millions colors. Most of these graphic modes ...
XEROX  820-II
The model 820-II is basically a model 820 with a higher clock rate (4 MHz instead of 2.5 MHz) and a 8" double density/double side disk-drive and hard-disk instead of the the two basic 8" Single density/single side disk-drive of the first model 820. But the hard-disk is said to be very noisy and the dual disks weigh more than 38 pounds! Nearly all the hardware is housed within the monitor, a bit like a
ACORN COMPUTER  Electron
The Acorn Electron is basically a cut-down version of the Acorn BBC-B with which it is partly compatible. After the success of the BBC, Acorn and founder Chris Cury wanted a product to compete with "under ú200" computers and especially with the Sinclair Spectrum, its main threat. But sadly, Acorn failed to meet the demand for the new system, mainly because of production problems related to the large ...
SHARP  PC-1245
Basically, the PC-1245 was a low-cost version of the PC-1251. The following features were affected: First, it had only 2.2 KB RAM instead of 4 KB, thus only 1486 bytes were available for programming. Second, the display provided only 16 characters instead of 24. Third, the RESERVE mode, which had allowed to assign BASIC commands or functions to 18 of the alphanumeric keys, had been eliminated. Instead, these keys were assigned BASIC shortcuts for eas...
JUPITER CANTAB  Jupiter Ace
The Jupiter ACE looks very similar to the Sinclair ZX 81. Actually, the designers of this computer, Richard Altwasser and Steven Vickers, played a major role in creating the Sinclair Spectrum. The ACE is very similar to the ZX 81, but has some extra features: it has a user port, and it can generate sound (the ZX 81 can't). It can also use RAM expansion modules for the ZX 81 smaller than 64KB via a small adapter. Its most significant ...
ACORN COMPUTER  System 1
This 6502 modular system was the first computer produced by Acorn in 1979. It was basically the same type of computer as competitors offered at that time (KIM-1, MK14, Nascom, etc...) : a 6502 or Z80 CPU (in this case, a 6502) mounted on a simple "naked" board, with a one-line display and a hexadecimal keyboard. The System 1 is no exception : it featured an eight-digit seven-segment LED display,...
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION VT78
The following information come from the excellent PDP-8 FAQ : The VT78 system, also called DECstation or DECstation 78, is based on the Intersil/Harris 6100 microprocessor and is packaged in a VT52 case. The 6100 processor was able to run at 4 MHz, but in the VT78, it was only clocked at 2.2 MHz because of the speed of the DRAM used and the deliberate use of graded out chips. Using TTL MSI and LSI components, ...
PHILIPS  Videopac G7200
The Videopac G7200 is basically a Videopac G7000 or Videopac C52 (see this entry for more info) with a 9'' (23 cm) built-in black & white display. Videopac systems already had a keyboard which made them look like a computer though there were not. But with the G7200 and its built-in screen, the resemblance is striking, though this is still not a computer... As said above, the display is only black & white, which m...

   LATEST COMMENTS
James
5/30/2020
NINTENDO Family Computer Keyboard
The FAMILY BASIC ROM was actually created by the creators of the BOMBERMAN games HudsonSoft since most of the cartridges code was created by them.

Along with that FAMILY BASIC was quite unique compared to other versions since NES sprites are already preloaded in ROM Where as in other versions of basic you would be required to create a sprite by using machine code

JAMES
5/30/2020
NEC  PC 88VA
Yes this model of the PC88 series did get a port of the arcade hit R-TYPE and for the time it was probably one of the best home computer ports out their with full colour and FM stereo sound it was comparable to the Arcade.

JAMES
5/30/2020
NEC  PC 88VA
Yes this model of the PC88 series did get a port of the arcade hit R-TYPE and for the time it was probably one of the best home computer ports out their with full colour and FM stereo sound it was comparable to the Arcade.

Niels Roskam
5/29/2020
SPECTRAVIDEO  SVI 738 - X'press
P.-S.: What''s harder to find is a TV with a composite port to connect it to. And more specifically supports the low resolution.

Niels Roskam
5/29/2020
SPECTRAVIDEO  SVI 738 - X'press
Just last year I brought my 35 year old Spectravideo 738 X''Press from my parents attic to my home in Australia. Still in its original ''laptop'' bag, books, orginal floppies for CPM, MSXDOS, etc. Surprisingly it booted up without problem after all those years. I don''t think they make technology like it anymore.

Tony Logan
5/29/2020
DATAVUE Spark
Hello, I would like to thank you for sharing this useful material. I appreciate reading it. What is more, the material provided here will be useful for a lot of people

Knut Roll-Lund
5/28/2020
LITTON - MONROE OC-8880
I tried the TeleDisk images Alejandro Daniel Perez found. Unfortunately no success yet.

I created real media with ms-dos on a 1.2MB 5.25" drive (has 80 track) and used DD 360K media, though it is not certified for 80 track. This seemed to go well, so far so good.

The OC-8880 did respond with some more messages so it was trying. Loading, but didn''t like the floppy. From the sounds the drive may be bad.

I will try to find out if the floppies are ok on a different old computer. I will try to find out if the drive is bad, if it is an 80 track drive etc. In 1981/1982 80 track wasn''t that common. Two years later it was pretty common.

BTW I will try mesuring what frequency the CPU has, and confirm if signals match Z80.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
SUPER GOLF (03)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - golf - sport
LODE RUNNER
Sharp X1
Br°derbund Software, Soft Pro International - 1984
 game -
CATCH
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle
BLACKJACK (CX2651)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
 game - blackjack - card game
SENSIBLE SOCCER - INTERNATIONAL EDITION (JA250)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Renegade, Sensible Software (developer), Telegames (publisher) - 1995
 game - football - sport
HANGMAN / TIC TAC TOE / DOODLE (MG1003)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - hangman - paint program - tic tac toe
OTHELLO
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - board game - mind games - othello
DUEL
Indata Dai
Dialog Informatique - 1983
 game - fencing - middle ages - pirate
SHOGI (21)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - board game - mind games - shogi
JIMMY CONNORS' TENNIS (PA2085)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer), Ubi Soft - 1993
 game - sport - tennis
RAGING TURTLE (PC/SD-204)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - maze - turtle
SUPER NOVA
Tandy TRS-80
Big Five Software - 1980
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - shoot them up - space
PUZZLY
Indata Dai
Dialog Informatique - 1983
 game - jigsaw - mind games
DORAEMON (22)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - doraemon
TENNIS
Magnavox Odyssey 500
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis

   RANDOM ADVERTS
UK advert (april 198...

GOLDSTAR
FC-80 / FC-200

 
New Zealand ad #1

SEGA
SC 3000 / SC 3000H

 
French advert (1984)

MILTON BRADLEY
Vectrex

 
Altair Convention

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
1978 brochure #13

MSI
6800

 
US advert

INTV CORP.
System III

 
french advert (april...

SHARP
PC-1500 / PC-1500A

 
Last +4 sales, Apr. ...

COMMODORE
PLUS 4 - C232/264/364

 
Strong wooman(1982)

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
1977 advert #2

IMSAI
8048

 
New Zealand advert  ...

MITS
Altair 8800b

 
US advert, 1981

FRANKLIN
ACE 100

 
Victor ad #4 (1983)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
Spanish advert

SONY
Hit-Bit 101

 
French advert

ACORN COMPUTER
ATOM

 
US advert, September...

OLIVETTI
M24

 
Ontel advert #1

ONTEL
OP-1

 
1978 brochure #16

MSI
6800

 
1946...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
New Zeland ad. (1980...

ISC (INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CORP)
CompuColor II

 
US advert Sept. 1981

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
Charlie Chaplin #2

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
French advert (1984)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
Australian advert (1...

APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES
Microbee 128

 
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