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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
SONY  Hit-Bit F9
The Sony HIT BIT F9P was a MSX 2 standard machine with no built-in floppy drive. Along with MSX BASIC, several software were provided in ROM: - Personal data and notes - Calendar and alarm - System Setup interface. Foreign models where named HB-F9S for Spain, HB-F9F for France, HB-F9D for Germany or HB-F9P for PAL systems... ...
ATARI  1400 XL
The Atari 1400 XL has the same characteristics as the Atari 800/600 XL machines exept for some new features: a new custom chip called "FREDDY" which replaces the old discrete semiconductors & TTL chips of the 600/800 XL to manage the memory. It has a speech synthesizer chip (Votrax SC-01) and a built-in modem (Bell 103 compatible, 300 baud). Thus it was conceived as an enhanced version of the Atari 600XL and 800XL computers and was to be software and hardware c...
MERLIN Tonto
The Tonto was the same model as the ICL OPD and the Telcom ComputerPhone which was intended for Australian market. Like the ICL version, the Tonto was sold only in the U.K. It was born thanks to a collaborative venture between British Telecom, ICL and Sinclair Research. The designers idea was to build a centralized desktop information system able to access online services, mainframes and other similar systems through the British Telecom network. It was ...
HEWLETT PACKARD  INTEGRAL PC
The HP Integral PC is a "portable" computer (luggable, more like it, since it weights more than 10 Kg) which works under HP-UX (Hewlett Packard UNIX variant). It has a plasma screen and a built-in printer (the world famous HP ThinkJet, 150 cps). The memory can be extended to 1.5 Mb with 256 Kb modules and up to 5.5 Mb with an external extension. The ROM contains the OS (HP-UX), HP windows (the GUI) and PAM (a kind of graphic shell). This computer had no great success since it was ver...
CZERWENY Spectrum
Like the Spectrum Plus, the CZ-Spectrum replaced the CZ-2000. It also was Sinclair Spectrum fully compatible but featured several enhancements: • A Reset button, • Two Sinclair compatible joystick connectors • A video composite output in addition to the TV/RF modulator. The machine seems to be built under Sinclair licence as it used same Ferranti ULA chip than genuine Sinclair Spectrum. Th...
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...
SHARP  X1 Turbo Z (CZ-880C)
The X1 Turbo Z is the successor of the X1 Turbo III. The name of the X1 serie becomes a bit surrealistic ! The Turbo Z enhances the graphic and sound characteristics : more colors and more voices. It can display the 4096 colors simultaneously in the 320 x 200 mode. It was also possible to digitize video samples! There are 3 different models: X1 Turbo Z, Z II and Z III: - Z II is VCCI compliant (electromagnetic...
MATRA HACHETTE  ALICE 90
The Matra Alice 90 is the successor of the unsuccessful Alice 32 and is 100% compatible with this computer. This computer was designed, like its predecessor, to be used as a "first contact" computer. Genlocking allowed the user to use the computer and watch TV simultaneously. The ROM contains a version of the world famous Microsoft BASIC, but this version of BASIC can't access to the highest graphic mode (320x250), it could be accessed from the built-in asse...
CROMEMCO  C10
The C-10 is Cromemco's only attempt to step in the market of personal and family oriented computers. The goal was to compete with Apple II's and IBM PC's in small businesses as they started getting equipped with computer systems. This standard CP/M based system featured a 12'' screen housing a single motherboard, without extension capabilities (no S-100 bus), a keyboard and floppy drive. The CDOS operating system (a CP/M vari...
SHARP  MZ-3500
This computer was not compatible with the other MZ series. It was the succesor of MZ-3200 series Sharp started to sell 5000 systems in Japan in November 1982 before selling it to the rest of the world where it didn't meet a large success because of its high selling price and numerous options.
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Örjan Smith adds: My first own computer was a SHARP MZ-3541. I used it for many years. I had both EOS and FD...


   LATEST COMMENTS
Dave
7/26/2021
DICK SMITH VZ200
Hi All, We are after retro fans to join our ''VZ200/VZ300 fans" groups on Facebook. We are after more people whom want to make the VZ community grow. We now have arduino and FPGA projects for the VZ. We even have a SD card reader with FAT32 dos running on the VZ ! We''re also trying to gather all known software and articles for the VZ and Laser computers. Do you still have old VZ software laying around on tape or disc? We want a copy of it to keep for historical purposes. Facebook search : VZ200/VZ300 fans.

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?


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
TABLE TENNIS
Arcade
Nutting Associates - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
SPORTS FAN (BASEBALL & SUMO WRESTLING) (CAS-130)
Toshiba Visicom 100
Toshiba - 1978
 game - baseball - duel - fighting - martial arts - sport - sumo
KOLIBRI (32X) (84518)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Amoeba, Novotrade International, Sega (publisher) - 1995
 game -
UFO / SEA MONSTERS / BREAK IT DOWN / REBUILD / SHOOT (MG1010)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - shoot them up - shooting gallery
SPACE SLALOM (G-1023)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Orca Corp., Sega - 1983
 game - space
MINE STORM II (VT3000)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
MAPPY (28)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch (developer), Namco - 1986
 game - platform
DAIMAN
Indata Dai
Dialog Informatique - 1983
 game - eat them all - maze - pac-man
WOODY POCO
Sharp X1
dB-SOFT - 1986
 game -
PITFALL - THE MAYAN ADVENTURE (J9101E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Activision (developer), Atari (publisher), Imagitec Design (developer) - 1995
 game - jungle - pitfall - platform
STAR TREK - THE MOTION PICTURE (VT3107)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
 game - 3d - first person shooter - shoot them up - space - star trek - vector graphics
GALAXIAN
Arcade
Namco - 1979
 game - shoot them up - space
BRUTAL SPORTS FOOTBALL (JA100)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Millennium, Telegames (publisher), Teque - 1994
 game - sport
(VIDEOCART-25)

company unknown - 1979
 game -
THE RESCUE OF POPS GHOSTLY
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - ghost - haunted - lightgun - shooting gallery

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.S. advert (1982)

MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
German ad #4

SHARP
MZ 700

 
French ad (august 19...

ADVISION
Home Arcade

 
Radiola advert. 2

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
Italian ad.

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
US advert, Oct. 1981

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
Acorn ad #1

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
US advert (1984)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000

 
Advert #1

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
Advert #2

PRAVETZ
IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82

 
U.S. ad #2 (1983)

COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS
MPC

 
QL catalogue #6

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
US advert (1977)

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
Challenger

 
Micro7 coverpage (se...

EXELVISION
EXL 100

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
Italian advert

SELCOM
Lemon II

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
Price list

CAMBRIDGE COMPUTERS
Z 88

 
US advert #5 (1979)

ATARI
800

 
Ontel advert #1

ONTEL
OP-1

 
Advert (june 1982)

SMT
Goupil 2

 
Promotional leaflet ...

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
US advert

SONY
SMC 70

 
Promotional leaflet

SORD
M23 Mark III

 
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