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RCA System 00
The System 00 is an early computer constructed by Joseph Weisbecker around 1971-72, when he was working at RCA. His goal was to conceive an educational computer able to play games, so that children could easily experience and understand how a computer works. This idea later evolved in FRED systems, COSMAC computers and Studio II game system. All logic circuits in the System 00 utilize 7400...
BANDAI TV Jack 1000
The TV Jack 1000 was the first system from a line of consoles released by Bandai and quite popular in Japan in the late 70s. This particular model was released in Japan in 1977. The TV Jack 1000 offers 4 classic games of that era: Hockey/Football, Tennis, Squash and Practice. It is powered by a Texas Instruments TMS1955NL chip which is a clone of the famous AY-3-8500-1 from General Instruments. A color chip ( SN75499N) add colours to the display....
HINO ELECTRONICS CEFUCOM 21 / Multipurpose SLAP Computer
The CEFUCOM 21 is a very strange computer ! It was built around a Sanyo PHC-25 to be used as a computer-aided teaching and learning system (to learn English for example). A tape recorder is built-in the left side of the plastic case. The tape deck can read data on one channel and audio on the other. This feature is used by the system to output audio instructions at the same time as its loads data programs into the computer. The tape deck can also be used indep...
SANYO  PHC-20
The PHC-20 was released at the same time as the PHC-10 and PHC-25, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-20 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today. Most pictures found on the net come from press articles from the 80s. PHC stands f...
SANYO  PHC-10
The PHC-10 was released at the same time as the PHC-20 and PHC-25, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-10 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today, excepts for press pictures from the 80s. PHC stands for "Personal Home Computer". The PHC-10 was the entry-level sys...
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 ...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
COMMODORE  C64 Golden Jubilee
Between 1984 (in the U.S.) and 1986 (in Germany), Commodore International celebrated the 1,000,000 machines sold mark in these respective countries by issuing special "Gold" editions of the Commodore C64. These machines were regular C64 models, except they were Golden-colored and fixed on a commemorative plate. The following information comes from Death Adder : Until December 1986, 1,000,000 Commodore 64s were sold in Germany. On this occasion, Commodore Buromaschinen GmbH (...
UNIVOX 41N
The Univox 41N is a classic pong system sold in France. It can also be found worldwide under many different brands, as the Grandstand T.V. Game Model 2000 for example, or the Intel TV Sport 1004 in Germany (1977). It seems to have been quite popular as many for them were found in french flea markets and boot sales. The system itself seems to have been made in Korea. The electronic board is labeled "F'GAMATIC-7600". Indeed many Gamatic 7600 systems identi...
DATAMAN DESIGNS Menta
Designed by Barry Savage, the Menta looks like a Sinclair ZX-80 or ZX-81 clone, but it's not. It's rather a development tool and initiation machine based on a Z80A processor. The concept is to help you understand how a Z80A works. The system itself is very similar to a Sinclair ZX-80 with its flat membrane keyboard. But when you look closer, you notice that the keybord is not quite usual like a QWERTY one for example. It's an hexadecimal one with numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A...
SCHNEIDER (GERMANY) CPC-464
The Schneider CPC-464 was produced in Germany by Schneider Rundfunkwerke. It was first marketed successfully in Germany, then in France and Spain and maybe other European countries. It was basically the same machine as the Amstrad CPC-64 with a less colorful case and keyboard and some slight hardware differences, like better quality back connectors. More information about the Schneider-CPC range by Lyall Moffitt This document ...
MITSUBISHI  Multi 16
Multi16 was Japanese first 16-bit personal computer. This machine is known as first Shift-JIS code machine. Shift-JIS code is Chineese character's code defined by Microsoft. It met great success and became Japanese standard. Multi-16 could be equipped with an optional hard disk unit. It was only 10 MBytes and costed over $4,000! Thanks to Nomura Hisayuki for this information ...
PEL VARAZDIN Orao
"Orao (English = Eagle) was an 8-bit computer developed by PEL Varaždin in 1984. It was used as a standard primary school computer in Croatia from 1985 to 1991. Orao (code named YU102) was designed by Miroslav Kocijan to supersede Galeb (code named YU101). The goal was to make a better computer, yet with less components, easier to produce and less expensive. Originally a Motorola 6809 microprocessor was planned but was abandoned for the MOS 6502 due to bei...
NOVOTON Video Sports
One more system which looks like the Markint 4A system. This one has got a different selector knob from the Markint system which is round. The system is very large. The middle part looks like a common system but it feels like two additional parts has been added on each side. The paddles can be inserted in these parts which allow the player to play without removing the paddles. All texts are in french....
ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS ACS-8000
The ACS-8xxx were multi-user systems. They could support from 1 to 4 users, but you could also get them in versions for up to 9 users and a supervisor. In appearance, they were large and heavy rectangular desktop boxes with Z80 or 68000 CPUs (ACS-68000 series). They used a large custom single-board computer the size of the case. The drive controller was a separate half-card mounted on top of the SBC. The early 8000s had separate cases for the 8" FD & HD. In later models the drives and cards...
NOVOTON TJ-141
A french pong system which uses the GI AY-3-8500 chip, thus playing the 4 basic pong games. No shooting games here... It is the same pong as the Alex Video Spiel TG-621 or the Conic TV Sports TG-621. Read these entries for more info. ________ Thanks to CS2010 for the picture....
SEGA Mega Drive
The Mega Drive launched in 1988 in Japan. Europe had to wait two whole years before they would get the machine. Designed as the replacement for the 8 bit Master System, it originally competed against other 8 bit systems, namely the Famicom/NES and PC Engine/TurboGrafx. The Mega Drive had mixed fortunes. In Japan the console was out sold...

   LATEST COMMENTS
x86vet
10/16/2021
ATARI  PORTFOLIO
"The story behind the creation of the Atari Portfolio" on Amazon may be of interest to some members of this forum.

Michael
10/14/2021
NEC  PC 8201A
I owned one of these, my first computer, after my brother-in-law showed me his Radio Shack M-100. I also got the external drive. I learned basic on it and programmed it to handle our construction company''s payroll and taxes.

stevyn ironfeather
10/13/2021
SHARP  X1-D (CZ-802C)
SHARP CZ-802C Spotted at the Shikaoi Hokkaido Japan library October 2021 https://ironfeather.com/bbs/download/file.php?id$732$mode$view welcome to use the photo. can investigate more

Nick Blackburn
10/11/2021
SINCLAIR  ZX 80
David W. from Ithaca - best to keep your mouth shut and let others believe you are an idiot, than open it and confirm their assumptions. Sir Clive was a visionary, way ahead of his time and only stymied by the technology and attitudes available in the early eighties.

StephenbPage
10/10/2021
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
I remember seeing the Victor 9000 for the first time, the unique design of the monitor which was echoed in the shape of the case (or vice versa), the dark colouring of the keyboard and machine bezel which worked so well with the black drives and the very wide, heavy keyboard my first thoughts were oh my, this LOOKS powerful. I have a suspicion I wasn’t alone in that thought and that helped sell so many too. A great machine, lots of options, a useful and reliable business machine that was truly worth the money.

Thomas
10/10/2021
TELEVIDEO  TS-803
I drove a TS-803 CP/M computer from 1984-1986 at my first job. It was there when I came on board. Ran CP/M 2.2. Had some manuals and disks with the system. Among other things, I wrote a program that made use of the graphics capability to plot graphics. I think I was using BASIC to pass variables and make the system call to plot points. Not very fast, but worked. Migrated to an NEC 8 MHz turbo XT and a Novell network in ''86 or so.

ThunderBlade
10/8/2021
COMMODORE  MAX Machine / Ultimax / VC-10
The statement that the MAX Machine can not do multi color is incorrect. I own a MAX Machine so I tried MAX BASIC and set bit 4 in $D016 to switch on multi color mode. It behaves exactly like on a C64, multi color mode goes on.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
GAIA
Sharp X1
company unknown - year unknown
 game -
PINBALL JAM FEATURING POLICE FORCE AND ELVIRA AND THE PARTY MONSTERS (PA2055)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Midway, Williams - 1992
 game - pinball
HYPER BARRIER PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
ALIEN, A.K.A. SUPER ALIEN (VIC-1906)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1981
 game - maze
NBA JAM TOURNAMENT EDITION (32X) (T-8104B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Iguana Entertainment (developer), Midway - 1995
 game - basketball - nba - sport
WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP (J9070E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), High Voltage Software (developer) - 1995
 game - basketball - sport
CRASH'N SCORE
Arcade
Atari - 1975
 game - car - racing
BLOCK OUT (PA2056)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), California Dreams - 1991
 game - puzzle
VOLLEYBALL II
Motorola M-588135 pong chipset
Motorola - year unknown
 game - ball and paddle - sport - volleyball
KLAX (PA2031)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1990
 game - puzzle
ART MASTER (VT3601)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 misc - animation - paint program - vector graphics
T-MEK (32X) (84520)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Atari, Bits Corporation, Time Warner Interactive - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
BASIC LEVEL II (B-20)
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
MITEC - 1983
 application - basic - programming language
CHAMPION PRO WRESTLING (G-1039)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - wrestling
INSPIRATION (CAS-190)
Toshiba Visicom 100
Toshiba (publisher) - 1978
 game - biorhythm

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CHAMELEON

 
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PRAVETZ
IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82

 
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OHIO SCIENTIFIC
CHALLENGER III

 
Radiola advert. 3

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
DMS-15

DIGITAL MICRO SYSTEMS
DMS-3/F

 
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LASER 200 / 210

 
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APPLE
APPLE III

 
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ATARI
520 / 1040 STf / STfm

 
8-page US advert #5

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
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OHIO SCIENTIFIC
CHALLENGER 4P

 
US advert (1985?)

LAMBDA ELECTRONICS LTD
PC 8300

 
German brochure #1

ATARI
MEGA STe

 
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CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
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MICRODIGITAL
TK-3000

 
Show bag

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9816

 
Promotional picture

PERTEC
PCC 2000

 
French advert

SORD
IS 11

 
Advert #1

SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
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QL (Quantum Leap)

 
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MBC
Alcyane

 
In schools #1

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
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AMPERE
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