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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
TIMEX / SINCLAIR 2068
This is the American version of the Spectrum. It has an additional 8K extension ROM, cartridge port, two joystick ports and AY-3-8912 sound chip with extra Sinclair BASIC commands to support these devices (STICK, SOUND). It was packaged in a hard plastic silver case with nonstandard plastic keys. The TS2068 is Timex's re-engineered 48K Spectrum. It was released in Fall 1983 just before Timex Computer Corp folded in Spring 1984. A rogue arm of Timex in Portugal continued to sell TC2068s (same ...
NCR  PC6
When NCR discontinued the PC4 they released the PC6. This was a true IBM PC/XT clone. It had a discrete CPU unit and monitor. It also had a "turbo" button to change the clock on the 8088 CPU from 4.77 to 8 MHz, processing information nearly twice as fast as the PC XT. It was available with either monochrome or CGA graphics. It was bundled with NCR-DOS, GW-BASIC, Getting Started booklet, NCR User Interface, NCR PAL, NCR TUTOR, On-line NCR HELP, and User Diagno...
ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY Advance 86
The Advance 86 was an early IBM PC compatible system conceived by Advance Technology (UK) and built by Ferranti (well known for its military products, and the ZX-81custom chip). It was intended to appeal to the home user and to small businesses. It had the same features as the IBM PC (360 KB disks, identical graphic resolution) but had a different CPU, the 8086 which was a true 16-bit processor, for a much lower price ! The Advance 86 was totally IBM PC compa...
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 ...
AMSTRAD  CPC 6128
The Amstrad CPC 6128 was the successor to the Amstrad CPC 664 which had a very short life. It had almost all the same features as the 664, except the memory. Like the 664, only 42 Kb could be accessed, the upper 64 Kb were used as a RAM disk or to store data. It was sold with quite a good quality monitor (monochrome green or color) and a built-in 3" floppy disk drive (2 x 180 KB). It ran under Amsdos (the Amstrad Operating System) or under CP/M 2.2 or CP/M 3.0 ...
YAMAHA  CX5
This Yamaha computer is specialised in music and sound production. In fact it is a low range MSX 1 computer, with a built-in SKW-01 Yamaha synthesizer which turns the computer into a real synthesizer with a sound quality really suprising for that time, and the ability to change or create you own sounds. The CX5 is in fact the same computer as the Yamaha YIS-303, but with the SKW-01 Sound Module built-in.Yamaha also produced upgr...
BENTLEY Compu-vision
The Bentley Compu-Vision was apparently marketed in 1983, which would makes it one of the last pong systems ever produced ! The controllers are on wires, so you can remove them from the base and relax; you don't have to stay hunkered over the game unit. The first switch is a game selector which has the choices "Practice, Squash, Soccer, Tennis". The next button is Game Reset. The next is Ball Angle, whith the choices Steep and Slight. Then Ball Speed with Fast and Slow. Next is Player ...
SANYO  PHC-28
This is a classic MSX 1 computer. There were 2 versions : the PHC-28L with 64 KB RAM and the PHC-28S with only 32 KB RAM. There is also a third model labeled PHC-28P with 64 KB, but difference with PHC628L is not known yet (help welcomed). There also seemed to be a 16 KB only model... They had small success in France. It seems that the japanese had a different colored case (cream white)....
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...
NATIONAL CF-2700
Classic MSX 1 computer with 32 KB RAM and two cartridge slots. More picture in the Panasonic CF-2700 entry. Same machine, but with 64 KB of RAM. ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Simon Finno
1/18/2020
NOKIA Mikro Mikko 1
Nokia Mikromikko 1 was released in 1981. The webpage shows 1984.
Wikipedia:
MikroMikko 1, was released on 29 September 1981,$1$ 48 days after IBM introduced its Personal Computer.

In 1983 was introduded Mikromikko 2.

Rares
1/15/2020
ICE-FELIX HC-2000
Cineva sa corecteze:
Someone to correct:

in CPM mode : 64x24 characters

Kristoffer Rosendahl
1/10/2020
SANCO  7000
Hello!
I have a simular system called IBEX 7201. My system has 8 inch drives.

I have a smal problem with my system.
I cant load it from the disk. I only get to the "Monitor".
Is there a special command to load from the disk?
Please help me!

Ted
1/9/2020
LITTON - MONROE OC-8820
As a foreign student (Argentina) in 1982 I trained police department administration at Institute of Police traffic Management in Jacksonville, Florida using Monroe 8820 and DBASE. They used it to track stolen property. I was hired in 1983 by Litton/Monroe as salesman, I was the only one selling this system from a team of 7 that sold the old accounting systems. I was the only user of the 20 APPLE IIC in the auniversity and found the Monroe 8820 to be more business oriented with the three applications DBASE, WORDSTAR, VISICALC.

Giacomo
1/8/2020
SPECTRAVIDEO  SV 328
How much did it cost when it was released?

compu_85
1/7/2020
KAYPRO 2000
For anyone looking, the power supply for this machine is 7.3 volt DC, 2 amps, pin negative.

If someone has details on the backlight mod, I''d be very interested!

Bob Leedom
1/7/2020
MOS TECHNOLOGY  KIM 1
Tuesday, 7 Jan 2020
On the first page of this site''s KIM-1 section, I mention my hand-assembled KIM-Venture program, which runs on a bare KIM-1. I''d like to find a good place to post the user manual, source code, and cavern map for this "tiny Adventure" game. Or I''ll send it to anyone who asks! Write me at BOBkimLEEDOM at hotmail.com, but first remove the 3-character computer name from the address (added here to confound the spambots).


   LATEST SOFTWARE ADDITIONS
ELEVATOR PANIC (#12)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch (publisher) - 1984
 game - elevator - platform
BASEBALL (#2)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch (publisher) - 1981
 game - baseball - sport
DEFENDER
Arcade
Williams (publisher) - 1981
 game - horizontal scrolling - space
SPACE SQUADRON (7)
MPT-03 and Arcadia systems
UA Limited (publisher) - 1982
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up - space
ROAD RACE (AY-3-8603) (2)
Bandai TV Jack 5000
Bandai (publisher) - 1978
 game - car - racing
WIPEOUT GAMES (4)
Bandai TV Jack 5000
Bandai (publisher) - 1978
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
SPORT GAMES (1)
Bandai TV Jack 5000
Bandai (publisher) - 1978
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - football - hockey - lightgun - shooting gallery - sport - squash - tennis
SUICIDE RUN
Sharp MZ-700
Knights - year unknown
 game - dodge
PINBALL / DUNGEON HUNT / BLOCKOUT (MG1011)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics (publisher) - 1978
 game -
ROCKET PATROL
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics (publisher) - 1978
 game - shoot them up - shooting gallery - space
BOXING (MG1012)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics (publisher) - 1978
 game - boxing - sport
VOLLEYBALL II
Motorola M-588135 pong chipset
Motorola - year unknown
 game - ball and paddle - sport - volleyball
TENNIS
Motorola M-588135 pong chipset
company unknown - year unknown
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
SOCCER
Arcade
RamTek - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - football - sport
BUSINESS FINANCE (26-3703)
Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application - business and financial application

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French ad (jan. 1985...

APPLE
APPLE IIc

 
IEEE interface adver...

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
German ad

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
(funny) promotional ...

HONEYWELL
DDP-516

 
UK advert

CROMEMCO
System I / II / III

 
T-3100 (feb. 1987)

TOSHIBA
T 1200

 
French advert #2 (se...

SEGA
Master System

 
Diagrams

TESLA
PMI-80

 
USA Radio Shack cata...

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

 
French advert (june ...

OLIVETTI
M10

 
Japanese advert. #2

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

COMMODORE
C64

 
Brochure

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
Promotional pict. #2

APF
Imagination Machine

 
French advert#2 (198...

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
U.S. advert (1978)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
Display size argumen...

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
Software catalogue

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
US advert (1987)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1400 LT/FD/HD

 
Tandy 1988 catalog

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 SX

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 32

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
french advert (febru...

APPLE
APPLE III

 
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