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   LATEST ADDITIONS
RCA System 00
The System 00 is an early computer constructed by Joseph Weisbecker around 1971-72, when he was working at RCA. His goal was to conceive an educational computer able to play games, so that children could easily experience and understand how a computer works. This idea later evolved in FRED systems, COSMAC computers and Studio II game system. All logic circuits in the System 00 utilize 7400...
BANDAI TV Jack 1000
The TV Jack 1000 was the first system from a line of consoles released by Bandai and quite popular in Japan in the late 70s. This particular model was released in Japan in 1977. The TV Jack 1000 offers 4 classic games of that era: Hockey/Football, Tennis, Squash and Practice. It is powered by a Texas Instruments TMS1955NL chip which is a clone of the famous AY-3-8500-1 from General Instruments. A color chip ( SN75499N) add colours to the display....
HINO ELECTRONICS CEFUCOM 21 / Multipurpose SLAP Computer
The CEFUCOM 21 is a very strange computer ! It was built around a Sanyo PHC-25 to be used as a computer-aided teaching and learning system (to learn English for example). A tape recorder is built-in the left side of the plastic case. The tape deck can read data on one channel and audio on the other. This feature is used by the system to output audio instructions at the same time as its loads data programs into the computer. The tape deck can also be used indep...
SANYO  PHC-20
The PHC-20 was released at the same time as the PHC-10 and PHC-25, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-20 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today. Most pictures found on the net come from press articles from the 80s. PHC stands f...
SANYO  PHC-10
The PHC-10 was released at the same time as the PHC-20 and PHC-25, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-10 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today, excepts for press pictures from the 80s. PHC stands for "Personal Home Computer". The PHC-10 was the entry-level sys...
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 ...

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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 ...
SEGA Genesis
The Mega Drive was renamed Genesis for its 1989 American launch. Lack of awareness of the TurboGrafx-16 left the NES as the Genesis' biggest competitor until the release of the SNES. By this time the Genesis had established a large user base and was able to outsell the SNES in America. Shortly after the release of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (on Sonic 2's Day, which as you probably gu...
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION DECmate III
This computer is still based on the PDP-8 architecture but is less "opened" than the DECmate II. Indeed DEC realised that the PDP-8 based products were rarely expanded to their full potential. Thus, they conceived the DECmate III wich offers less expansion possibilities but which was also cheaper. As the last incarnation of the PDP-8 technology, the DECmate III use a single chip containing all the PDP-8 hardware ! Only one pair of 5''1/4 disk-drives (RX50) is supported and it is not possible...
ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY Advance 86
The Advance 86 was an early IBM PC compatible system conceived by Advance Technology (UK) and built by Ferranti (well known for its military products, and the ZX-81custom chip). It was intended to appeal to the home user and to small businesses. It had the same features as the IBM PC (360 KB disks, identical graphic resolution) but had a different CPU, the 8086 which was a true 16-bit processor, for a much lower price ! The Advance 86 was totally IBM PC compa...
ACT Apricot PC
After having imported the Victor Sirius for years in the UK, ACT produced its own computer largely inspired by the Sirius : the Apricot PC. It was supposed to be transportable as there is a handle on the main-unit ! If you really want to move your Apricot this way, the keyboard can be clipped to the main-unit. Several features made this computer quite technically innovative : • the Apricot PC was possibly the first computer outside Japan to use 3.5'' disk...
SHARP  X68000 Super / Super HD
The X68000 Super is the successor of the X68000 Expert II and X68000 Pro II. The Sharp X68000 Super and the Super HD had both the same co-processor, an Intel based AMD clone Banchu Cammago 4007. The system a SCSI Hard-disk interface instead of the SASI....
OKI  IF 800
This computer had an integrated dot printer which can print on 40 to 132 columns at 120 cps, a 12" color graphic monitor and a dual 5" disc drives. A lot of cards were designed to be placed into the three expansion slots: an 8" disk controler, centronics interface, IEEE488 port, ADC/DAC card or ram expansion (64 or 128 KB). A bit of trivia: the video card has its own Z80 CPU. Apparently this computer was marketed by BMC outside Japan. Alexander Velin says : ...
SYMAG INFORMATIQUE Micromachine 4000
This early french system was proudly sold as a 16 bits computer. The operating system was CP/M, compatible with the multi-user MP/M 86 os and the CP/NET 86 net system. The following languages were available : Fortran 86, Basic 86, Pascal 86, Pascal M86, C Basic 86, Ciscobol 86, Form s 2, Vedit 86 and Forth 86. wow ! This computer was the successor of the Micromachine 2000 and 3000 8-bits systems....
OLIVETTI  P6060
The P6060 was a computer which looked like a typewriter. It had a built-in thermal printer (80 column, 80 character per second). This printer featured graphics supported by system software for scaling, framing, offsetting, axis drawing and alphanumeric labeling. The P6060 could be programmed with a special extended version of the BASIC language which featured random and sequential file handling and matrix operations. There were two models: the basic configuration with 8KB user RAM and a s...
FUJITSU  FM 77 Level 4
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   LATEST COMMENTS
x86vet
10/16/2021
ATARI  PORTFOLIO
"The story behind the creation of the Atari Portfolio" on Amazon may be of interest to some members of this forum.

Michael
10/14/2021
NEC  PC 8201A
I owned one of these, my first computer, after my brother-in-law showed me his Radio Shack M-100. I also got the external drive. I learned basic on it and programmed it to handle our construction company''s payroll and taxes.

stevyn ironfeather
10/13/2021
SHARP  X1-D (CZ-802C)
SHARP CZ-802C Spotted at the Shikaoi Hokkaido Japan library October 2021 https://ironfeather.com/bbs/download/file.php?id$732$mode$view welcome to use the photo. can investigate more

Nick Blackburn
10/11/2021
SINCLAIR  ZX 80
David W. from Ithaca - best to keep your mouth shut and let others believe you are an idiot, than open it and confirm their assumptions. Sir Clive was a visionary, way ahead of his time and only stymied by the technology and attitudes available in the early eighties.

StephenbPage
10/10/2021
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
I remember seeing the Victor 9000 for the first time, the unique design of the monitor which was echoed in the shape of the case (or vice versa), the dark colouring of the keyboard and machine bezel which worked so well with the black drives and the very wide, heavy keyboard my first thoughts were oh my, this LOOKS powerful. I have a suspicion I wasn’t alone in that thought and that helped sell so many too. A great machine, lots of options, a useful and reliable business machine that was truly worth the money.

Thomas
10/10/2021
TELEVIDEO  TS-803
I drove a TS-803 CP/M computer from 1984-1986 at my first job. It was there when I came on board. Ran CP/M 2.2. Had some manuals and disks with the system. Among other things, I wrote a program that made use of the graphics capability to plot graphics. I think I was using BASIC to pass variables and make the system call to plot points. Not very fast, but worked. Migrated to an NEC 8 MHz turbo XT and a Novell network in ''86 or so.

ThunderBlade
10/8/2021
COMMODORE  MAX Machine / Ultimax / VC-10
The statement that the MAX Machine can not do multi color is incorrect. I own a MAX Machine so I tried MAX BASIC and set bit 4 in $D016 to switch on multi color mode. It behaves exactly like on a C64, multi color mode goes on.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
LODE RUNNER
Atari Lynx
Brřderbund Software - year unknown
 game - platform
GALAXIAN (#3)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1981
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - shoot them up - space
KUNG-FU MASTER
Arcade
Irem - 1984
 game - beat 'em up - martial arts - platform
HOCKEY
Arcade
RamTek - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - football - hockey
HAUNTED HOUSE
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game -
200X
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken - 1983
 game - maze - shoot them up - tank
ALIEN INVASION (VIDEOCART-26)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1979
 game - shoot them up
ASTRO WARS II - BATTLE IN GALAXY (02)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - shoot them up
PONG DOUBLES
Arcade
Atari - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
PLAYERS CHOICE
Arcade
PMC Electronics - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - hockey
HYPER SPORTS (G-1042)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Konami, Sega - 1985
 game - sport
MEMORY MATCH (VIDEOCART-15)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - mind games
WWF RAW (32X) (T-8103B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Sculptured Software (developer), TitanSports - 1995
 game - wrestling
BUBBLE TROUBLE (LX216)
Atari Lynx
Lore Design Ltd (developer), Telegames (publisher) - 1993
 game -
STAR TRADER
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - commercial simulation - space

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PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
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IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
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RESEARCH MACHINES
Nimbus PC

 
French advert #4

INDATA
DAI

 
Bridge Computer vers...

INTERSYSTEMS
DPS-1

 
1978 brochure #15

MSI
6800

 
U.K. ad (Apr. 86)

THORN EMI
WREN

 
German brochure #2

ATARI
MEGA STe

 
Advert #1

IBM
PC Junior

 
French advert

EPSON
QX 10

 
French ad (may 1984)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Promotional picture

ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
German ad #2

SHARP
MZ 700

 
US ad. June 1983

DYNALOGIC
HYPERION

 
8-page US advert #5

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
Promotional picture

TIMEX / SINCLAIR
2068

 
Japanese advert (199...

SEGA
Teradrive

 
Promotional leaflet ...

BANDAI
Gundam RX-78

 
Heathkit centers #2

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 
German ad #1

SHARP
MZ 700

 
French ad (feb. 1986...

EDUCATEL
Microlab

 
Advert #1

PRAVETZ
IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82

 
U.K. ad. (1986)

ATARI
520 / 1040 STf / STfm

 
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