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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...

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PHILIPS  P2000C
In the early 80's Philips produced a series of business/home microcomputers generically known as the P2000 series. There were five different lines developed over the few years the machines were produced: the P2000T, P2000M, P2000B (later called P2500), P2000C and finally the Yes, a MS-DOS machine. The weird thing about these different machines was that they were all incompatible with each other. The P2000C, was probably the most advanced of the P2000 series and the early portable from Philips...
SANYO  Wavy 10 (MPC 10)
The Wavy /MPC 10 is a classic MSX 1 computer with 32 KB RAM (some sources say 16 KB). Its main particularity is to be delivered with a light-pen. There is of course a connector to use it, and more surprising a hole is placed at the top right part of the case to store the light-pen when not in use! The MPC-100 seems to be the same computer with 64 KB....
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9836
The Hewlett Packard HP 9000 is the ancestor of the actual HP9000 station! The RAM can be extended by blocks of 128 Kb. It is possible to add one or two processors (its power is then brought to 1.7 mips or 2.5 mips). It runs under HP-UX (Unix) and is sold with a database (image 9000), a 3D graphic program (graph 9000), as well as the BASIC, Pascal, FORTRAN and C programming languages. There was a later variant with a 68010 processor that supported HP-UX (the HP version of Unix). It was call...
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED Hawk
The Husky Hawk has inherited the very solid case of the Hunter. The screen was well protected with a thick layer of plastic and all the ports had protective coverings. However, it was not designed to take the rough treatment that the Husky could endure. For example, it could not being used in the rain. The chicklet keyboard featured a numeric and arrow key keypad. However, Husky could produce 'cut down' versions dedicated to particular applications. Severa...
GENERAL Paxon PCK-50
Ok, there's not much to say about this one in fact. It'a MSX 1, but it has the particularity to have the main unit built into the monitor ! Surprising no ? Thus, the cartridge slot is placed vertically at the right hand-side of the screen, just below the volume control. There are two versions, a red and a grey. Maybe they are different in memory (32k/64k). ...
NINTENDO Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2
In an attempt to prolong the Super Nintendo's life, Nintendo of America launched the SNES 2 in 1997, similar to what had previously been done with the NES 2. The SNES 2 was only available in the States and Japan, but was never released in Europe. It was smaller and lighter than the original version, lacking the expansion and RF ports of the old model, although the internal hardware remained exactly the same. The decision to ship the SNES 2 with Super Ma...
ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS ACS-580
This was a multi-post system based on Z80 CPUs. It could handle up to 3 users, or more with optional cards. To connect the terminals, there are several RS232 ports at the back of the system, labeled JA, JB, JC, JD, JE, etc... The ports not used by the terminals could be used to connect a modem or a printer for example. This system was quite well designed with its squashed hexagon shaped box and its thin monitor. These are medium-sized desktop cases, usually beige but often came in custom colo...
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 MB6880 formal name was "Basic Master" but it was called as "Basic Master Level 1" after MB-6880L2 "Basic Master Level 2" was release...
SORD  M 68 / M 68 MX
The SORD M68 has two buses: a 16-bit bus (with 3 slots) and a 8-bit bus (the S100 bus with two slots). Two models: The M68 Mark IV with two 5.25" floppy disk drives (1.2 Mb each) and the M68 Mark V with 8" floppy disk drives (1.2 Mb). From one to four hard disks can be connected: 8 MB (5.25" disk) or 20 MB (8" disk)....
EACA  VIDEO GENIE III / EG-3200
This Eaca was the successor of the Genie I and Genie II. It was compatible with the Tandy TRS-80 Model 1. The system was supplied with two operating systems, NEWDOS-80 version 2.0 (already available on Genie 1, Genie 2 or TRS-80 Model 1) and CP/M 2.2. Up to four 5'' or 8'' disk drives (640 KB each) could be connected. When NEWDOS was loaded, the BASIC used was a RAM version of the TRS-80 Mod.1 ROM BASIC supplied by Microsoft...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Alleged_Geek
7/23/2021
BINATONE TV Master MK 10 (model n° 01 / 4834)
I can confirm that this system uses the AY-3-8610 chip. I recently won this beautiful old system at auction and it came in its original box which also included the instruction manual (which also has the circuit diagram) I had to make a minor repair and took a photo of the chip in question.

Sly DC
7/15/2021
PIZON BROS Visiomatic 101
The color version as described by Yves Kien was called the Colormatic 211 ans was going to be sold in 1978 but got cancelled. The story Yves is telling is true except for the year (not 1973...must be a typo). The "Robot" is in fact a small circuit add-on and not implanted in the GI chip. I still don''t know why that is has the "AY-5-8500-G" inscription instead of the usual "AY-3-8500" found in many European consoles.

Chris
7/15/2021
SMH - ALCATEL ALPHA Plus
This computer may have been marketed by Alcatel, but the manufacturer is AES Data Ltd. Montreal/Quebec

Gary
7/13/2021
MEMOTECH  MTX 500 /512
Does anyone know where I can source a replacement PSU?

Guy Spriet
7/12/2021
ONTEL OP-1
TRUE,,, Yes, ONTEL was a wonderful partner. I had to design a full computer system named GS132 for a French based company specialized in the Graphic industry (1976) and the team at Ontel had the most intelligent terminal one can dream of. It helped to decentralize the intelligence at the operator level, thus making the software design much easier at the CPU level. I have worked in cooperation with many OEM manufacturers and I can tell, Ontel''s team was exceptional. Only good memories.

Sammy Hill
7/11/2021
KAYPRO PC & 286i
I have a KAPRO PC - 286i that I purchased in around 1985. it was used for personal and business use. We ran spreadsheet and kept ledgers and other programs on it. It has been put away in storage until now. I have all disks and books but can''t get it to load the programs. Keeps showing boot error or non registry disk. Would like to get it operational again and go back into some files. Anyone out there know how to reset and reinstall of the master disks?

Brian K
7/10/2021
ATT PC 6300
This is the computer in Nathan Arizona''s office in the movie "Raising Arizona."


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
POP FLAMER (G-1019)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Jaleco, Sega - 1983
 game - maze
BLITZ! (VT3202)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - american football - sport - vector graphics
MAGIC NUMBERS / MIND READER / NIM (VIDEOCART-08)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - mind games
BC RACERS (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Core Design Limited (developer), Sega - 1995
 game - cavemen - kart - racing
THE TOWER OF DRUAGA
Sharp X1
Dempa, Namco - year unknown
 game -
ROAD RACE (AY-3-8603) (2)
Bandai TV Jack 5000
Bandai (publisher) - 1978
 game - car - racing
SUBMARINE (PC-505)
Hanimex SD-050/SD-070/SD-090 systems
Hanimex - 1977
 game - naval battle - space - submarine
STAR TRADER
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - commercial simulation - space
SPARE CHANGE
Sharp X1
Brřderbund Software, Soft Pro International - 1983
 game -
ROULETTE
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - casino - gambling - roulette
PITFALL - THE MAYAN ADVENTURE (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Activision, Big Bang Software, Zombie Virtual Reality Entertainment - 1995
 game - jungle - pitfall - platform
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
FUN WITH NUMBERS (TV ARCADE II) (18V401)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - mathematics - mind games
HYDLIDE 3 - THE SPACE MEMORIES
Sharp X1
T&ESoft - year unknown
 game -
BOXING (MG1012)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics (publisher) - 1978
 game - boxing - sport

   RANDOM ADVERTS
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
U.S. advert

SAGE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Sage II

 
Advert #3

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
Strapping man!

IBM
5100

 
Advert #1

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
Promo pic #4

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
UK advert (1984)

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Aquarius

 
New Zealand ad #2

SEGA
SC 3000 / SC 3000H

 
F.D. unit advert

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
German ad #2

SHARP
MZ 700

 
French advert

ACT
Apricot F2 / F10

 
1978 brochure #17

MSI
6800

 
Brochure #3

SORD
M-100ACE

 
U.K. ad. (Dec. 1985)

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
French advert. page ...

SYMAG INFORMATIQUE
Micromachine 4000

 
Popular Science (oct...

COMMODORE
PET 2001

 
Radiola advert. 1

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
QL catalogue #4

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
US advert, July 1985

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
300 Professional series

 
Brochure #3

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
1978 brochure #19

MSI
6800

 
Advert #4 (1982)

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
Promotional picture

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
homo-computerus

HOLBORN
9100

 
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