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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
CROMEMCO  Systeme 0
The System 0 was one of the last and lowest cost system from Cromemco. The basic unit was a six-slot S-100 board with an all-in-one CPU board and power supply. The smallest system featured 1 KB RAM and 4 KB ROM monitor, as well as serial and parallel ports. The bigger system, designated Zero/D, had 64 KB of RAM and separate dual floppy disc drives unit. It was sold with CP/M operating system, printer drivers and self test diagnostics. It was also possible to use a version of Unix called Cromi...
MITSUBISHI  ML-FX1 / FX2
The ML-FX1 is a classic MSX 1 system with 64 KB RAM and a complete full-stroke keyboard including a numeric keypad. Its case is very similar to the Mitsubishi GL-10 MSX2 computer. The ML-FX2 is the same computer but with some software built-in: Data-base, Wordprocessor, Paint program and Communication tools. Oscar reports : It was my first computer. It was one of the few MSX 1 that had an extende...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 TX
The Tandy 1000 TX was similar to the Tandy 1000 in that it had an external keyboard and casing. The difference, however, was the addition of an 80286 CPU on the TX model; otherwise, it was nearly identical to the Tandy 1000, including the odd parallel port edge connector. The TX had a 3.5" drive, with an optional 5.25" drive. It contained hookups for two joysticks in the front along with the keyboard, and included a volume control with a phono input on the fr...
SHARP  MZ 700
The Sharp MZ 700 series replaced the aging MZ 80 (MZ 80K, MZ 80A and MZ 80B) series. Moreover, the MZ 700 was compatible with the MZ 80K and MZ 80A. The MZ 700 series is composed of four machines: the first three models were launched in 1983 (November 1982 in Japan) and the last one was launched in late 1985 (in fact, this one is the "ancestor" of the MZ 800): - the MZ 711 was the "nak...
ACT Apricot Xi
The Xi was the hard-disk version of the cream-coloured Apricot PC. The keyboard could be clipped to the underside of the machine, and a little cover would slide over the front panel to conceal the floppy drive. A handle then slid out of the front (just under the ridge) that allowed it to be carried very easily. A colour screen was available - a re-packaged 10" Sony Trinitron screen that almost nobody bought because it was so expensive. The mono screens h...
EXELVISION  EXL 100
The EXL 100 was done by people who worked at Texas Instruments. It uses a lot of technologies of the TI CC40 (like the basic and the CPU for exemple). All the hardware is based on Texas Instruments chips. The TMS 7020 is the CPU, the TMS 7041 manages all I/O, the speech synthesizer (TMS 5220) and the infrared receiver. The keyboard and the joysticks are linked by infrared to the CPU. Several peripherals were developped for this computer : a dot matrix printer ...
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1100
Little information about this business computer which was first shown at the 1981 Hannover Show (CEBIT). The TA-1100 belonged to a large family of business systems that comprised the TA-1500, 1600 and 1900 series. The system fitted in a desk and featured a dual floppy drive unit , an A3 - 180 CPS dot matrix printer, and a monochrome monitor. The TA-1100 ran several specific management programs (accounting, payroll, billing...) provided by Triumph Adler. The pictured vers...
XEROX  860
This was not a really a computer but rather a wordprocessing system. The full-text monitor could display 70 lines of 102 characters. The text could be black on a white background, or the inverse. The Xerox 860 was equipped with one of the first WYSIWYG word processors: BravoX (later called "Xerox Document System Editor") which was originally developed for the 1972 Xerox Alto and became the predecessor of virtually all modern word processors Two 8" disks (600 kb) stored the...
COLECO  Telstar Gemini
This system is totally diferent from any other Telstar pong system or console you might have encountered until now. It looks like a common pong but it doesn't play the common pong games. This one offers 2 kind of games: Shooting games and Pinball games. A gun is available for it. The nice devices are the 2 flipper buttons on both side of the system simulating a real Pinball. There is also a big red button on top of the case to launch the ball in the playfield. This button may be used in two w...
WORLD BOOK Tutor Vision
In 1989, INTV Corp. signed a joint business deal with World Book Encyclopedia to manufacture the Tutorvision. The Tutorvision was basically just a modified version of the original Intellivision Master Console except it's exterior was gold coloured, the buttons on the keypad are bubble-style and not flat like the INTV III version, it featured a power-on LED, the original two circuit boards were now merged into one with the chips all dated 1988-90, and the lo...

   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
MAGIC NUMBERS / MIND READER / NIM (VIDEOCART-08)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - mind games
STARTREK
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - space - star trek
IN THE WORLD OF RELICS
Sharp X1
Bothtec INC - 1986
 game -
SAFARI RACE (G-1032)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - car - racing
PATTERNS
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 application - paint program
BASIC LEVEL III A (B-30)
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
MITEC - 1983
 application - basic - programming language
GRAN TRAK 20
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - car - racing - top-down view
BOWLING
RCA Fred computers
RCA - 1971
 game - bowling - sport
CHAMPION BASE BALL (G-1011)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - baseball - sport
SCRAPYARD DOG (PA2048)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Creative Software Designs, Inc (developer) - 1991
 game - platform
LEXIS (CF2003)
Atari Lynx
Shadowsoft Inc. (developer), Songbird Productions (publisher) - 1999
 game - puzzle
CHAMPIONSHIP LODERUNNER (C-57)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Brřderbund Software, Sega - 1985
 game - platform
SUPER PROFESSOR (20)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - mathematics
ALIEN VS PREDATOR (J9008E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Rebellion (developer) - 1994
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - first person shooter
ROAD RACE (AY-3-8603) (2)
Bandai TV Jack 5000
Bandai (publisher) - 1978
 game - car - racing

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EACA
VIDEO GENIE 1 / EG-3003

 
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ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
Italian ad

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
Computer terminal to...

DIGITAL MICRO SYSTEMS
DMS-3/F

 
English leaflet

ACORN COMPUTER
Archimedes A5000

 
U.K. ad. (Aug. 86)

AMSTRAD
CPC 6128

 
French ad (dec. 1983...

MICROKIT
Vegas 6809

 
American Advert

ATARI
800

 
QL catalogue #5

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
Australian advert (j...

MULTITECH
MPF-III/312

 
1978 brochure #11

MSI
6800

 
french advert (febru...

SORD
M23 Mark III

 
UK advert (1986)

AMSTRAD
PC 1512

 
8-page US advert #5

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
December 1972 HP Jou...

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9830

 
French advert.

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
French advert #3

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
US advert (1980)

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
Comparison chart

PANASONIC
JD series

 
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SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Apple temptation...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
French advert

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
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DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 64

 
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