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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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MILTON BRADLEY Vectrex
Vectrex is one of the most inspired video game machines ever produced. Its point of distinction is the fact that it uses vector "line" graphics (as opposed to raster "pixel" graphics). This is the same type of screen used in such arcade classics as Space Wars, Asteroids, Battlezone and Tempest. The machine has a 9 x 11 inch black and white screen and comes with a built-in Asteroids clone called Minestorm. The games come with plastic overlays that slide over the screen to cut down on flicke...
APPLE  APPLE II+
The Apple II+ was the successor to the Apple II. It was fully compatible with the Apple II. It, however, had new features: - a new ROM holding the AppleSoft Basic (floating point version written by Microsoft), - a new auto-start (stored in ROM) for easier start-up and screen editing, - 48 KB RAM, - text modes were the same as the Apple II, but the graphics modes were enhanced, they're the same as the Apple 2e : 16 colours at low resolution and 6 colours a...
GAVILAN Gavilan
The Gavilan, along with its optional thermal transfer printer that clipped onto the back, fitted in a standard-size attaché case. It was a true 16-bit laptop computer conceived by John Zepecki, Gaviland's director of hardware engineering. It featured a 8-line LCD screen and was powered by either an AC adaptor or 10 half-D rechargeable batteries with 8 hours autonomy. The 48 KB ROM held the Gavilan GOS (Graphic Operating System) kernel, a FORTH-like interpreter and a desktop manager sof...
SHARP  SM-B-80TC
In 1978, the Sharp parts division, in charge of semiconductor sales, became one of the first second source distributor of Zilog CIE. In order to promote the LH-0080 (Sharp Z80) and associated chips, the division thought up and sold two training cards based on the LH-0080 processor and the LH-0081 PIO chip. These two cards were the SM-B-80TE and the SM-B-80TC. The major difference between these two models is the keyboard that is here separated from ...
POPPY 9015
See the Sanwa 9015 for more information about this system......
THOMSON  TO 8 - TO 8D
The Thomson TO 8 is the successor of the Thomson TO 7/TO 7/70. This machine was, like the Thomson MO 5 very used in french schools. It was compatible with the TO 7 and the other members of its family (Thomson MO 6, Thomson TO 9 and Thomson TO 9 plus). It has three basics on ROM : The Basic 1.0 of the TO7, The Basic 512 and the Basic DI...
HITACHI  MB-6880 / Basic Master and Basic Master Level 2
This early japanese computer seems quite strong with its metal case. The machine has a very sober look. The keyboard is minimalist too, no CTRL or ESC keys... There is apparently no graphical high-resolution but the computer offers 253 predefined characters including graphic symbols. The power switch is placed on the front case just above the keyboard. The Basic Master eventually evolved into the Basic Master Level 2 which offered more memory (8k instead of 4k, wow)....
POLYMORPHIC  System 8813
The Polymorphic System 8813 was the larger brother of the Poly 88. William Davis reports : This unit could connected to an add-on unit (MS 88) that consisted of two 8" Shugart DSDD disk drives. Near the end Polymorphic System also featured a 10 MB hard disk and a unit called the "Twin Systems" which allowed two simultaneous users on a shared bus. I had all the above, buying the first of three 8813 in 1978 and continuing to use ...
MULTITECH  MPF II
After the MPF-1 educational systems, Multitech (which eventually became Acer in 1987) conceived the MPF-II computer (MPF stands for Micro-ProFessor) a more advanced computer supposed to be compatible with the Apple 2. The MPF-II must be the only computer delivered with two keyboards! The first one is located directly onto the system case. It has very small calculator type keys and is really painful to work with. In fact it is the sam...
MUSTANG 9016 Telespiel Computer
The Mustang 9016 is one of the few RCA Studio II clones. You sould read its entry for more info about the Mustang itself. The Mustang 9016 is thus a programmmable console which looks like a pong system, the most popular systems when the RCA Studio appeared. Like the Studio II, the Mustang 9016 seems to also have 5 built in games: Bowling, Freeway (car racing), Patterns, Doodles, and Math (any confirmation would be nice). The controllers are quit...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Jim M
7/10/2020
PANASONIC Senior Partner
If anyone has the original disks for this system I''d love to get in contact with you and archive them for upload!

Günther
7/6/2020
CANON  AS-100
Hey, I am getting an AS-100 with 8" Disk drives. Unfortunately it comes without disks/software, and I managed to find only 5.25" CP/M-86 disk images. Anybody here who could provide me 8" boot disks (either CP/M-86 or MS-DOS) or images of the 8" boot disks? It would be great to get the device running...

Leonard Simonson jr
7/4/2020
COMMODORE  VIC 20
When I was a kid I didn''t have a computer. My friend had a VIC-20 and I loved to go to his house to use it. I had a passion for programming.

Ale
7/3/2020
MISC Arcade video games
Wouldn''t it be better if there were distinct pages for the various systems, for example a page about Nintendo''s VS. System with the various ported NES games listed as software?

Ian
7/1/2020
THORN EMI  WREN
Hi Harry, thanks for posting. Yes, I can get both of your computers repaired at fairly low cost. Can you post your e-mail and I will communicate with you directly. This mini-Forum does not automatically forward/redirect messages.

Do you have any software to exchange? Anyone on the forum have any cool vintage hardware for this Wren and more importantly software to run?

Cheers,

Ian

HardwareHarry
7/1/2020
INTEL (GERMANY) Super Tele-Sport (D-688/36)
The Company was called
INTerELektronik GmbH (short INTEL).
The company form GmbH similar to the LLC
As much as I found out it has nothing to do with the well known Intel

To my knowledge he first system was the INTEL TV Sports 1004 which is equal to Univox 41N and Grandstand T.V. Game 2000.

The sold a lot of similar consoles in 1977 like Intel TV Sport 1006 (bascially a 1004 with Light Gun and two additional Games Pistol and Rifle), Intel TV Sport 2004, Intel TV Sport 3006, Intel TV Sport 4010, Intel TV Sport 5010 and so on.
You can find a good compilations of consoles from that company here:
https://retroconsoles.fandom.com/wiki/INTEL_(INTerELektronik_GmbH)

A picture of of the TV Sport 1004 packaging can be found here
http://20thcenturyvideogames.com/Pongs/Intel/cajas/IntelTV-Sport1004.jpg (The picture is read but is says "Farbe:Schwarz" $ Colour: black$)

James
7/1/2020
SONY  PlayStation
Recently when i was in London i bought a PS1 from a local flea market for 10 pounds.

At first it looked broken along with most of the stuff but i did get a perfect copy of TME CRISIS: PROJECT TITAN along with that it worked like a charm on my HDMI TV


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
SPACE MOUNTAIN (OM-G003)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Tsukuda - year unknown
 game - shoot them up - space
SENSIBLE SOCCER - INTERNATIONAL EDITION (JA250)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Renegade, Sensible Software (developer), Telegames (publisher) - 1995
 game - football - sport
SUPER GOLF (03)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - golf - sport
SOLITAIRE
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - card game
PATTERNS
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 application - paint program
HOCKEY
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - hockey - sport
KAGAKU (GENSOKIGOU MASTER) (E-107)
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
Sega - 1983
 game - educational game
ROBO-SQUASH (PA2035)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1990
 game - ball and paddle
PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING (25)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1986
 game - sport - wrestling
ROAD RACE (AY-3-8603) (2)
Bandai TV Jack 5000
Bandai (publisher) - 1978
 game - car - racing
BACKGAMMON / ACEY-DEUCY (VIDEOCART-11)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - backgammon
STEEL TALONS (PA2104)
Atari Lynx
Atari, NuFX Inc., Tengen - 1992
 game - helicopter
CASINO I: ROULETTE / KENO / SLOTS (MG1009)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
 game - casino - roulette - slot machine
BIORHYTHM (TV MYSTIC SERIES) (18V700)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 application - biorhythm
VIRTUA RACING DELUXE (32X) (84601)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1994
 game - car - racing

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Xerox range, August ...

XEROX
6085

 
Us advert July 1982

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 PC-2

 
1977 advert #1

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
UK advert (1984)

COMMODORE
C64

 
french advert (may 1...

ORDISOR
PCC 2000

 
UK advert

ATARI
520 ST / ST+ / STM

 
French brochure

COMMODORE
PC Compatible systems

 
Previous system

COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS
MPC

 
French advert. (1984...

THOMSON
MO 5

 
French advert

OLIVETTI
M10

 
Sanco brochure #1

SANCO
TPC-8300

 
Advert (january 1982...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
First SDK-85 ad

INTEL
SDK-85

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
Brochure #1

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
Memotech leaflet

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Australian Tandy cat...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Portable Wordprocessor WP-2 / WP-3

 
US advert, August 19...

APPLE
APPLE III

 
U.S. advert (1980)

QUAY CORPORATION
500 Series

 
U.S. advert (1982)

APPLE
APPLE III

 
French advert (sept....

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
U.S. advert #2 (1979...

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
CHALLENGER 4P

 
German advert

ATARI
800

 
German brochure #2

ATARI
TT 030

 
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