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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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 ...
BIT CORPORATION  Dina 2-in1 / Bit 7200 / Chuang Zao Zhe 50
The Dina, also known in Taiwan as the Chuang Zao Zhe 50, is a video game console originally manufactured by Bit Corporation, later sold in the United States by Telegames as the Telegames Personal Arcade.It is a clone of both the ColecoVision and Sega SG-1000 consoles, with one cartridge slot for each platform, and came bundled with the game Meteoric Shower, which was built into the system. Telegames never advertised its compatibility with the SG-1000. The Dina's controllers are modeled after ...
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  Challenger
In 1977 computing industry is changing fast. Ohio Scientific Instruments who were making a lot of expansion boards for their 400 single-board computer, called "Superboard", realize that it would be nice to sell all this hardware, all assembled, in a single case, ready to plug and use. That's what is a Challenger computer, more a concept than a single system. Indeed under the name Challenger came different configurations based around the Superboard system: - Challenger 65-1k: 6502A CPU, ser...
WANG LABORATORIES Wang 2200
The Wang 2200 appeared in May 1973, and was Wang Laboratories' first minicomputer that could perform data processing in a common computer language: BASIC. It had a cathode ray tube (CRT) built-in its case and also an integrated computer-controlled cassette tape storage unit. 65,000 systems were shipped in its lifetime and it found wide use in small and medium-size businesses worldwide. There has been quite several diffent models of the 2200: - 2200A : first models released in 1973 - 2200B :...
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...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
MORROW DESIGNS Micro Decision
George Morrow, the Morrow Designs President, was one of the first engineers to design and market a memory board for the Altair computer. His company was first called "Morrow's Microstuff" and the cards were sold by mail order. Some time later, Morrow Designs began to design hard disks and computers. With this computer, G. Morrow tried to build a single-board Z-80 CP/M machine that looks like an IBM PC but is one-third as expens...
ONTEL Amigo
The Amigo was a system being evaluated by Ontel during 1981 as a new cost reduced system for the very low end. The Amigo was designed originally by a company in Asia. Ontel bought the design and performed some minor modifications. Initially manufactured in Woodbury it was a textbook Z80 design with Intel 82XX peripheral chips, very similar to the Ontel architecture except designed for lowest cost. The system was based on the then advanced Zilog Z80 so it was capable of text editing using th...
SHARP  MZ 2200
The MZ 2200 is basicaly a Sharp MZ 2000 with an optional built-in 3.5" floppy disk drive and no buil-in monitor....
SMT  Goupil 3
Like its little brothers Goupil and Goupil 2, the Goupil 3 is based on a back-plane architecture. You get the computer you want by adding different electronic boards. Thus Goupil 3 can be a tri-processor system: Motorola 6809 like its little brothers, Zilog Z80 for CP/M compatibility and Intel 8088 to match the emerging "IBM PC/MS-DOS" movement. The processors don't work simultaneously but can use a time sharing mechanism. Like the
MAGNAVOX Odyssey
The Magnavox Odyssey was the first home video game system, invented by Ralph Baer, who started work on it as early as 1967. It was then launched in 1972 at the end of which over 100,000 units were sold. This system is very basic, having no CPU, score mechanism, colour or sound. In fact there were only 40 diodes and 40 transistors inside. Six cartridges could be used to play up to 12 games - sometimes the same cartridges being used more than once to play different games. The large number of ga...
IPTVT (TRAIAN VUIA POLYTECHNICAL INSTITUTE) MicroTim
The MicroTim is a Romanian unlicenced ZX Spectrum clone. It is one of the first models made at the factory in Timisoara, western Romania in the early 1980s. MicroTim stands for "Micro" and "TIMisoara". It was designed at Polytehnica University from Timisoara (former TUT - Technical University of Timisoara, former IPTVT - "Traian Vuia" Polytechnical Institute), but its large scale fabrication started and continued at the Fabrica de Memorii Timisoara (the Computer ...
CANON  Object.Station
After NeXT abandoned the hardware business,Canon (who had a large investment in NeXT) bought the licence and started producing the successor to the NeXTstation. The Object Station was an Intel-based PC specifically adapted to run the NEXTSTEP O/S. There were two versions available, the 31 and the 41, with IDE & SCSI being the main difference. There are also specs for a Pentium-based 51 but it remains unclear whether it actually came to market. The computer could also run Windows and othe...
IBM  PC AT
The IBM PC AT was the successor of the PC and the XT. IBM added a lot of new features: they abandoned the old Intel 8086 to the Intel 80286, so the PC AT used new 16 bit expansion slots. The PC AT had a new version of the Microsoft OS: MS-DOS 3.0 which could manage the new 5.25" floppy disk format (1.2 MB), the new hard disk capacities (20 MB and more) and allowed file sharing. It had a new keyboard too (the same we use now, mo...
RADOFIN ELECTRONICS LIMITED AQUARIUS 2
The Mattel Aquarius II had exactly the same characteristics as its predecessor, the Mattel Aquarius. Its only enhancements were the RAM (20 KB instead of 4 KB) and the mechanical keyboard. In fact, the Aquarius II only had 4 KB of built-in RAM but was supplied with a 16 KB RAM cartridge extension. Another difference is that the Aquarius II came with Extended Basic built-in. Mattel gave up the computer market and sold all the rights and computer stocks to ...
EAGLE COMPUTERS INC. Spirit
This transportable computer was compatible with the IBM PC-XT. It had a built-in 9" monochrome monitor, one or two 5"1/4 disk-drive (320k) and a 10 Mb hard-disk for the "1 disk model". This hard-disk was half thinner than "classic" hard-disks of that time (Slimline technology). It also had a color graphic board but the built-in monitor was monochrome (no color model was available). It was not completely useless as it enabled to display 8 shades of green... Hopefully it was possible to connec...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Steven Pavelish
5/4/2021
ITMC Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05
Nice tech!

Sammy Fox
5/4/2021
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000
Stephen Britt, I''m in canada. how much would you sell it for? my email is everett1911@hotmail.com

Steve Gray
5/3/2021
OTRONA Attache
This line above annoys me "Sadly the 2001 wasn''t completely IBM PC compatible...." . Actually, the 2001 was thoroughly tested and completely IBM PC compatible. At the time the company folded there was only one progarm identified that did not run correctly, the game ''frogger$'' that woould crash under some conditions. That was being thorouhly anlyed at the time the company folded. The company folded due to cash flow issues that had norhing to do with a PC ''compatibility'' issue. It was a Catch-22. Xebec refused to ship the disk controllers needed to buld the machines that were on order unless they were first paid in cash. Revenue could not be generated without the controllers. But the banks and the VC''s had decided they would give no more money to Otrona becase they had not met revenue goals. The problem is they were blindsided by the rise of the IBM-PC .... and the 8:16 co-developed with Phoenix Software, did not have the compatibilty needed to compete in the the PC compatible market. So, suffeirng from the resulting revenue loss, Otrona designed and built the superior 2001 in record time, including its own BIOS, but could not generate the needed revenue to continue because they did not have the cash to buy the disk controllers needed to complete the systems. It was a very sad thing. What was the best PC compatible in existence was kept out of the market by the bean counters. Otrona should have been as big or bigger than Compaq. The Compaq PC was a tugboat compared to the 2001. Oh well.

Stephen Britt
5/1/2021
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000
I have a still in the box Tandy 1000 with original monitor also in original packing. Received on 12/26/84. Looking to sale!

ryan hunt
4/29/2021
PSION Organiser II
I recently found mine along with a 256k flash solid state disk, does anyone know how these would be connected to the organiser itself?

Randon
4/28/2021
PANASONIC Senior Partner
Hey Jim M, I just made an image of a good Sr. Partner DOS 2.0B/Basic disk. u/grateparm on reddit

David Ovington
4/25/2021
DURANGO F85
Starbasic still lives on! I worked for a UK company for 28 years (through various acquisitions) and the software still uses it and the ISAM database. Around 2005 we were getting restricted by the capabilities even though it had been ported to SCO unix / AIX etc. So we bought a license for the compiler and RUNtime and I did a load of improvements, increased program size, linked it to run alongside Java, replication of data out to SQL Server etc I still use it for quick utility programs to process text files, used it for so long it’s second nature!


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
SPACE DESTROYERS (MG1013)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
 game - shoot them up - space
SPACE INVADERS
Commodore PET
company unknown - year unknown
 game - shoot them up - space
WING MAN 2
Sharp X1
Enix - year unknown
 game -
HOCKEY / TENNIS / HANDBALL / TARGET (cartridge #2)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - handball - hockey - shooting gallery - sport - tennis
SOLITAIRE
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle
ROAD RACE / TENNIS / QUICK DRAW (cartridge #1)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - car - duel - racing - sport - tennis - wild west
ROADBLASTERS (PA2036)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1990
 game - car - driving - shoot them up
CHAMPIONSHIP LODERUNNER (C-57)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Brøderbund Software, Sega - 1985
 game - platform
TANK II
Arcade
Kee Games - 1974
 game - duel - maze - tank
COMIC CIRCUS (14)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - circus
HOCKEY (PA2052)
Atari Lynx
Alpine Studios (developer), Atari (publisher) - 1992
 game - hockey - sport
HOCKEY
Arcade
RamTek - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - football - hockey
STREET RACER (CX2612)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
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 game - car - motorbike - plane - racing - skiing - sport - vertical scrolling
BUBBLE TROUBLE (LX216)
Atari Lynx
Lore Design Ltd (developer), Telegames (publisher) - 1993
 game -
BACKGAMMON (MG1008)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
 game - backgammon - board game - mind games

   RANDOM ADVERTS
french advert (feb. ...

RAIR MICROCOMPUTER
Black Box

 
U.S. advert (1982) #...

COMMODORE
C64

 
Pictures from Popula...

PANASONIC
HHC

 
French advert (jan. ...

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
Japanese advert

CANON
X-07

 
Promotional pict. #1

APF
Imagination Machine

 
Sord Brochure #2

SORD
M-100ACE

 
German brochure #1

ATARI
STACY

 
1978 brochure #7

MSI
6800

 
French advert

ORIC
ATMOS

 
French advert (dec. ...

THOMSON
TO 9

 
Advert #2

ATARI
800

 
French advert (1980)

MICRONIQUE
Victor Lambda

 
Strong wooman(1982)

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
Tandy 1988 catalog

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 EX

 
U.S. ad (1982)

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
Diabolik, french adv...

YAMAHA
YIS-503 / Diabolik

 
Microsoft Multiplan,...

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
Brochure - cover

ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
Jacquard brochure #1

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
Advert #2

SMT
Goupil 3

 
£99 in January 1982

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
U.S. ad #1 (1982)

PANASONIC
HHC

 
First ad

APPLE
APPLE IIe

 
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