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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
UNIVERSUM Multispiel 2006
Basic pong system based on the popular AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments....
TERTA TAP-34
TAP 34 is a self design of Terta company from Hungary. Primarily it was designed as a terminal for big computer systems but it was also able to process data alone. The main integrated circuits were assembled in the USSR and in Hungary by Tungsram, but several parts were imported from other countries. The built-in monitor was a DME-28 monochrome CRT made by Orion. This company was famous for its televisions in Hungary and the other KGST countries. The floppy drive attached to the compute...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
ACORN COMPUTER  ABC 210 / Cambridge Workstation
The Acorn Cambridge Workstation was the only model from the announced, marketed but unreleased ABC (Acorn Business Computer) line, first claimed to be available in October 1984. The ABCs were a range of machines using an integrated monitor, disk drive, PSU and BBC B+ 64K motherboard with slight modifications, originally featuring CPUs from straight 6502 terminals to an 80286 based system. Differences between the released Cambridge Workstation and the 32016 co-p...
PHILIPS  P5000 series
P5000 came in two major types. One was 8080 based, and the other was Z80 based. RAM on the 8080 was 64K, 128K on the Z80. The Z80 was used on the "twin" (two terminal and two printer) version, and the Cluster (or 4 Head/4 terminal version). Software was remarkably efficient, copies going between the two floppies, printing, and editing all at the same time on up to 4 terminals, on an 8 bit CPU and 128K of RAM. The software was originanally developed in Ottawa, lead by the person who would b...
ORIC ORIC 1
This British computer was one of the most popular computers in Europe in the beginning of the 80's. It was a small computer, which was a competitor of the Sinclair Spectrum. The two models (16 and 48) had the same technical characteristics. A small plotter was available for this computer. Notice that the sound chip was the same one used in the Amstrad CPC, MSX computers and
ATARI  130 ST - 260 ST
The Atari 130 ST (ST means sixteen/thirty-two :16 bit data bus & 32 bit address bus) was shown at the Winter Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show in 1985. It was the great surprise of the show and was presented only six months after Jack Tramiel bought Atari, Inc. (He later named it Atari Corp). The ST series was rushed onto the market as Atari had originally contracted Amiga Corp. to manufacture a 16-Bit home computer, but legal issues caused the dissolution of that contract resulting in Comm...
ACT Apricot Portable
This stylishly designed computer had a speech recognition feature along with a microphone clipped on the left side of the LCD screen. An article published in Personal Computer World in November 1984 explained how the voice recognition system works : "The voice system on the Portable allows you to have a vocabulary file of up to 4096 words. However, only 64 words can be held in RAM at any one time, so a fair amount of shuffling is necessary with large vocabularies. Before the system ca...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  2000
The Tandy 2000 was launched in December 1981, a full year BEFORE the 1000, and proved to be a mistake on the part of Tandy, but to their credit they weren’t alone, many manufacturers who built systems based on the Intel 80186 CPU suffered the same fate. On the surface the computer was quite the catch: The “T-2000” featured new instructions and new fault tolerance protection over the TRS-80 and COCO lines. Tandy built the 2000 with advanced color graphics, Intel 16bit processing at 8 Mhz and ...
LUCAS  Nascom 3
When the original Nascom company went into liquidation, the owner and a number of staff immediately set up Gemini in the next town. Gemini produced computer boards and systems using the same bus as the original Nascom. After some delay, the original Nascom operation was taken over by a division of Lucas Industries in 1981 (renamed Lucas Nascom), who developed the system and produced new boards and software. The Nascom 3 was basically a cased version of the original Nascom 2, using the origina...
PANASONIC CF-2700
Apart from a nice metallic finish case, the same as Philips and Sony MSX machines, and an unusual arrows keypad, the Panasonic CF-2700 was a pure MSX 1 machine. It featured a dual cartridge slot but, oddly, no RGB video output, only composite and RF jacks. The CF-2700 was also sold under the brand National in some countries with 32 KB RAM instead of 64 for the Panasonic version....
YENO DPC-64
This is a classic MSX 1 computer. It was also sold under the Daewoo brand. It's one of the few Korean MSX computers... It has 64kb RAM and 4 big blue cursor keys... Not much more to say !...
DIDAKTIK M
Little is known about this Slovak clone of the ZX Spectrum. One of its particularity is that it has a separated reset button and two joystick ports (1 Kempston + 1 Sinclair). But both joystick ports have non-standard connectors. The ULA (video chip) is different from the one used in the original Spectrum. It's a russian circuitry, and it results in the screen being square instead of rectangle. Because of these russian ICs, the Diaktik M was actually much mo...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Stefano
12/11/2019
PRINZTRONIC Videosport 600
Also the prinztronic videosports 800 has 6 games, not 8. Find some photos on the web to confirm it.

I have found on the web another console with the same shape but 10 games. I do not know the name and haven''t found any reference about it

Brad
12/10/2019
NORTHSTAR  Horizon
North Star S-100 boards. I have several. Email me please bt89162@gmail.com

Brad
12/10/2019
NORTHSTAR  Horizon
I got about a dozen or so North Star boards. I want to sell them and I can’t find them anywhere online accept a person out of country. Can anyone direct me where to sell them and what I should ask? I’m not trying to get rich, I just want to be treated fare. I’m

David
12/10/2019
SORD  M23 Mark III
SORD was imported into the UK by Exleigh Business Machines (EBM) of Penzance. A small number of machines were re-exported to Cyprus. There is further information on SORD, mainly M5, on this page http://www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk/Museum/Sord/index.php

Zbigniew ''zibi'' Jarosik
12/9/2019
G.Z.E. UNIMOR Bosman 8
Bosman has two 3" floppies, not 3.5" - it was the same floppy drive as used in Timex FDD 3000. Itself it has no graphics card - it uses terminal (ANG-2001 - text only, ANG-3001 - text and graphics). It has 512KB of RAM, paged as 60k blocks (not 64 - 60!) - top 4KB was reserved by OS, RAM over first 64K was used as internal disk.

Monitor connector is DB9, but it is used for video signal AND power drawed from power supply in monitor.

I heard there was a version without floppy - for network usage? I can''t confirm - I haven''t seen any.

audrey
12/7/2019
ENGLISH ELECTRIC CO. DEUCE
im doing a social studies project and i picked the history of video games so,this was very helpful

gregory blake
12/4/2019
Q1 CORPORATION Q1 System
I worked at Q1 when it started out in farmingdale in the mid 70''s- early 80''s
worked as a bench tech then field service. worked there about 5 yrs
worked with Glen Malm and a bunch of other great guys, Those were the days. we were exhibiting in MGM grand during COMDEX when the MGM had the Fire that took 82 lives. while i was with Q1 we went from the 8080 to the z80. 8 inch floppys to 5 1/4 inch floppys
also offered Ball Multi platter drives, had a console with a daisy wheel printer and Liquid plasma display.
even had a commercial on tv during the very first space shuttle launch.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
MALIBU BIKINI VOLLEYBALL (PA2086)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer) - 1993
 game - beach - sport - volleyball
HYPER BARRIER PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
FRIGHT NIGHT
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game -
ADDITION
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - mathematics - mind games
STAR JACKER (G-1010)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
BRAIN BREAKER
Sharp X1
Enix - 1985
 game -
COSMIC CHASM
Arcade
Cinematronics - 1983
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - shoot them up - vector graphics
BOUNCE
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game -
SPITFIRE (VIDEOCART-04)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - dogfight - duel - plane
PONG
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
PADDLE PINBALL I / PINPADDLE I / RACKET PINBALL I
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - pinball
BREAKAWAY (PC/SD-205)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
SPACE HARRIER (32X) (84505)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1994
 game - shoot them up
TV SCHOOL HOUSE I (18V500)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game -
PRIMAL RAGE (32X) (84705)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Probe (developer), Time Warner Interactive (publisher) - 1995
 game - 2d - beat 'em up - dinosaurs

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French Advert.

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 310

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
French advert

MICRONIQUE
Victor / Hector 1

 
Promo pic #5

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
U.S. ad (1983)

BASIS
BASIS 108

 
Menta & Softy advert...

DATAMAN DESIGNS
Menta

 
German brochure #2

ATARI
STACY

 
Japan advert.

YAMAHA
YIS-303

 
UK brochure #4

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
U.S. advert (1983)

LNW RESEARCH
LNW-80

 
French advert (april...

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
French ad (dec.1983)

TELEVIDEO
TS-803

 
Victor ad #2 (1982)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
Commodore watches!

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
Advert #2

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Advert #5

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
U.S. advert #2

EPSON
HC / HX-20

 
Advert

COMMODORE
C64

 
French advert (dec.1...

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
U.S. advert (1980)

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-8000

 
French ad

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
Sanco brochure #2

SANCO
TPC-8300

 
First advert - Feb.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
German brochure #1

ATARI
STACY

 
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