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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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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...
SORD  M203 Mark II
This computer was designed for industrial or engineering applications thanks to its analog to digital/digital to analog converters and to its numeric I/O ports. It has a built-in numeric processor called APU. It is possible to connect up to 4 hard disks (each drive is connected on a special DMA channel designed for the hard disks)....
NEC  PC 6001 MK 2 SR
This is another enhanced version of the original PC-6001 and later PC-6001 MK2. Two Basics languages (N66 & N66SR) are built-in. The computer is still compatible with the N60-Basic and N60-Extended Basic modes from the original PC-6001. The Basic N66 offers a 320x200 graphic mode (in 4 colors) and the new N66SR-Basic offers new text and graphic resolutions, the maximum being 640x200 with 15 colors. There is a ROM holding 102...
RCA Studio II
The RCA Studio II was the second programmable video game system in the world, following the Fairchild Video Entertainment System released a few months earlier. (The Magnavox Odyssey had cartridges, but was not programmable - the cartridges simply acted as jumpers to select games already built in to the analog electronics of the system). When looking at the Studio II, it's clear that best-selling systems of that time, Pongs, inspired RCA. Cosmeticaly, it looks like a pong... But the Studio ...
AVAL  AVC 777
This lovely transportable computer has a built-in thermal printer, 5'' monochrom display and 5''1/4 disk-drive. It will be followed by the AVC-777 J2 which has two 5''1/4 disk-drives built-in. There was also the AVC-666 which was a desktop version of the AVC-777....
CANON  V-20
The V-20 is a classic MSX-1 computer. It's basicaly a V-10 with more memory....
PHILIPS  Videopac G7000
Magnavox (which merged with Philips in 1974) released the Odyssey² in 1978 to compete with brand new cartridge based video game systems like the Atari VCS, RCA Studio II or Fair-Child Electronics Channel-F. The Videopac G7000 is the european version of the Magnavox Odyssey². It was sold by Philips and was only available in Europe. Other brands...
AI ELECTRONICS  ABC 24
The ABC-24 and ABC-26 could run up to 8 programs simultaneously and could manage 7 work-stations under M/PM (according to the advertisement). they has a real-time clock and 96 graphic symbols built-in. There were several models : 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26, mostly differentiated by their storage capacities... The 2x Models were the successors of the ABC 10, which had a digital tape auxillary...
ORDISOR PCC 2000
PCC 2000 is an obscure professional computer released in 1980. It was marketed by Ordisor in France, (a company belonging to the group Sofragem) but the machine was in fact imported from U.S.A. The PCC 2000 was designed there in 1978 by Pertec, the company which merged with MITS by the end of 1976. The only information source we have for the french version is an advert from may 1980. Looking at the picture, the PCC seems to be conceived as a monobloc machine,...
LITTON - MONROE OC-8880
Info needed about this obscure CP/M computer! Monroe - a subsidary of Litton Inc. - used to produce and sell calculators for years from 1912. Very little is known about this CP/M system. To use the floppies you had to type in OPEN FPY0: ____________ Thanks to Jan Söderberg for the pictures....

   LATEST COMMENTS
Brian Tristam Williams
9/28/2021
PANASONIC Senior Partner
@Patrick DePalma are you sure you don''t know where the cable is? It''s not removable, but it tucks away in a hole next to the screen. The cap for the hole wraps around the cable so it doesn''t fall back into the recess, but if that snaps, you might find the cable is inside the machine. I, too, thought I had no cable and would have to make one up myself (connector on the keyboard is just a mini-DIN. But when I opened the receptacle, expecting to find a panel-mounted connector, I found the jack attached to a length of curly keyboard cable.

Mike O''Connor
9/28/2021
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
I have a Husky Hunter that has worked for years (of course), and fulfils a mission critical function at my local sailing club adjusting race timings according to a handicapping system. For some unknown reason, it has stopped responding to anything except CTL+Arrow Keys and CTL+LBL. All I can do is move the text around the screen and turn the function labels on and off. It won''t even power off. I''ve tried the X+P+Power that was mentioned elsewhere but to no avail. Does anyone have any ideas? Please help!

Mike T.
9/26/2021
INTERTEC  SUPERBRAIN
Why do old comments keep disappearing ? I''ve commented on the superbrain several times...

Usram
9/26/2021
SIGNETICS Instructor 50
Adress for the Signetics 2650 instructions manual here : http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/components/signetics/2650/Signetics_Instructor_50_Users_Guide_Aug1979.pdf

Oscar Hasten
9/24/2021
FORTUNE 32:16
We at the Byte Shop Seattle got a unit to evaluate. Right away I thought it was a fine machine but not something that would fit into our direction selling more consumer machines than anything else. We were an Alpha Micro and Northstar dealer and rarely sold either of them.

Jason
9/19/2021
PROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY CORP  SOL - 10 / 20
Built the Sol 20 kit back in the late ''70s and bought a used one in the ''80s. They are both long gone, but I would love to add one back into my S-100 collection.

Zaius
9/17/2021
SEGA Dreamcast
The only console I ever pre-ordered. 9/9/99!


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
DARXIDE (32X) (84580)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Frontier Developments, Sega - 1995
 game - flight sim - shoot them up - space
MANOIR DU DOCTEUR GENIUS , LE
Oric compatible systems
Loriciels - 1984
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - 3d - adventure - haunted - text interface
1941 - COUNTER ATTACK (HC91048)
NEC Super Grafx
Capcom, Hudson Soft - 1991
 game - plane - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
CASINO I: ROULETTE / KENO / SLOTS (MG1009)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
 game - casino - roulette - slot machine
SUPER BURNOUT (J9052E )
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Shen (developer), Virtual Xperience - 1995
 game - motorbike - racing
KUNG-FU ROAD (17)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - beat 'em up - martial arts
PINBALL CHALLENGE (VIDEOCART-17)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - breakout
BLOCKADE
Arcade
Gremlin - 1976
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - surround
TOURNAMENT TABLE
Arcade
Atari - 1978
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - breakout - football - hockey - sport - volleyball
KASUMI NINJA (J9012E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer) - 1994
 game - 2d - beat 'em up
CHECKERED FLAG (J9007E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Rebellion (developer) - 1994
 game - car - racing
PACHINKO II (G-1029)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - pachinko
DAYLAXIANS
Indata Dai
Dialog Informatique - 1983
 game - shoot them up - space
SUPER SKWEEK (PA2100)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Loriciel (developer) - 1991
 game -
FREEWAY
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - car - racing

   RANDOM ADVERTS
SoftCard copy

APPLE
APPLE II

 
Personal Computer Wo...

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-110

 
Advert #2

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French advert #4

INDATA
DAI

 
French brochure

COMMODORE
PC Compatible systems

 
1976 Xmas catalog

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Advert #1

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey²

 
Italian ad

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
French advert

SORD
IS-11c

 
Magazine cover

GRID
GridCase

 
Z-2 1977 advert

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
french advert (april...

NEC
PC 8001

 
Japanese advert #1

NEC
PC-FX

 
French leaflet

SHARP
MZ-3500

 
US advert (1977)

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
Challenger

 
1978 brochure #14

MSI
6800

 
French advert (1980)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 PC-1

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
US advert, July 1985

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
Jacquard systems

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
German brochure #2

ATARI
MEGA ST

 
U.S. advert (1982)

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
Argentinian advert

MICRODIGITAL
TK-82

 
German leaflet #1

SHARP
MZ-3500

 
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