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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
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...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
EXIDY  SORCERER
The Sorcerer II was the successor of the Sorcerer I (launched in 1978). The computer used programs on 16KB ROM packs encased in 8-track tape cartridges. It shipped with Microsoft MBASIC and a development tools assembler / editor ROM pack. A word processor ROM pack was also available. Exidy initially provided an expansion chassis that would accept up to 6 S-100 cards, and a Micropolis dual-disk quad-density 16-sector hard sector floppy disk drive was available. These disks would hold up...
APPLE  Macintosh Color Classic
The Macintosh Color Classic (aka Performa 250) had same footprint as the original Macintosh. It was the first mac using a 10" (9" viewable) colour monitor (Sony CRT) and the last of the original all-in-one Macintosh line to be sold in the US market. Its main board had the same design as the Mac LC II, featuring a 16 MHz 68030 CPU. Sadly, its address bus was limited to 16 bit and allowed only 10 MB of maximum RAM. The Color Classic could emulate the Apple II thank to an expansion card inse...
DIDAKTIK Kompakt
The Didaktik Kompakt was the last model made by Didaktik Skalica. The Didaktik Kompakt is a Didaktik M with a built-in 3.5" disk drive(720 KB). It has standard connectors for joysticks and printer and a built-in parallel interface using i8255 as in Didaktik Gama. The amount of internal ROM was doubled, 16 KB for the Spectrum BASIC interpreter and 16 KB for the MDOS operating system. All other fe...
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....
AUDIOSONIC PP-800
Hehe, this one is tweetie's personnal pong... This pong is identical in shape to many others european pong of that time. ...
MBO Tele-Ball VII
MBO was a famous electronic german brand from Munich. This is a quite sober pong system... actually, not a very fun or nice looking one. At least, it is complete and offers the 6 games of the AY-3-8500 from General Instruments. The detachable controllers have a serve button. Each of them can be stored on the sides of the main unit. MBO produced a large serie of pong systems that they named "tele-ball" with numbers from 1 to 9 (or more ?). But there did not seem to be any real evolutivity as t...
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...
DARLAY  DY 80
Very little is known about this system. Help largely welcomed ! It is of course a business oriented computer. It looks like it is an all-in-one system with the keyboard, the display and the motherboard built-in the same plastic case. Or maybe the keyboard is separated, it is not clear looking at the only picture we have so far. The double external 5.25'' disk-drive seems huge... An 8" disk unit (1 MB) and hard disk (5, 10 or 20 MB) were also available for this system....
ASCI SystemX
The ASCI SystemX, also called U68 was a single board training system that was used in an educational environment during the early 1980s. It was mounted in a wooden box and covered with a smoke colored plastic lid. When it was closed, all the electronic part was covered, except the 16 key hexadecimal keypad and a seven digit LED display. The main board featured a Motorola 6800 processor and an Exorciser bus connector. Several I/O boards could be connected to the system allowing micr...
Q1 CORPORATION Q1 System
Photograph of the desktop console of the world's first microcomputer system. It utilized the Intel 8008 single-chip microprocessor. The computer system was developed and manufactured by Q1 Corporation. They delivered the first microcomputer system to the Litcom Division of Litton Industries in Melville, Long Island on December 11, 1972 (and a second system in February, 1973). In April 1974 Intel introduced the second-generation, single-chip 8-bit microprocessor, the 8080. Until then, Q1 syst...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Gerard
1/12/2021
OLIVETTI  M24
There was also a portable version, the Olivetti M21. Pretty much exactly the same spec but in a ''luggable'' format very similar to the IBM Portable PC except with Olivetti styling panache. It had a 9" monochrome (amber) screen, but with colour output available to an external monitor. The keyboard was a weak point$ mine has several dodgy keys.

Sergio
1/11/2021
MULTITECH  MPF-I/88
Forth https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xKMKYQOycEDEls7L9c6WUKsk9V1DmLWd/view?usp$sharing

Sergio
1/11/2021
MULTITECH  MPF-I/88
Hi, mpf rom : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xKMKYQOycEDEls7L9c6WUKsk9V1DmLWd/view?usp$sharing

Sexper
1/11/2021
NINTENDO Nintendo 64
Named for its 64-bit central processing unit, it was released in June 1996 in Japan, September 1996 in North America, and March 1997 in Europe and Australia. It was the last major home console to use the ROM cartridge as its primary storage format until the Switch in 2017.$9$ The Nintendo 64 was discontinued in 2002 following the launch of its successor, the GameCube.

Benoit (Belgium)
1/9/2021
SHARP  PC-1500 / PC-1500A
The little pens for the printer can be revived with some patience. When dried up, remove carefully the plastic end, humidify (alcohol) and excercise the roller. It will eventually roll again. Then fill the little cartridge with inkjet ink (available cheap in bottles). I revived the 4 colors.

Alberto Negrete Mares
1/7/2021
COLECO  Telstar Colortron
Buenas tardes. Quiero saber cómo puedo conectar el juego a una pantalla de televisión, por favor y gracias

Zer
1/6/2021
TOSHIBA  T 1200
Regarding the loop... try PC-DOS.... or MS-DOS 6.22 loads of images on archive.org or winworld .... I have T3100e and managed to install PC-DOS 7.1 and 4GB (YES GB) Seagate Hard disk (with ontrack- I think also can do fat32) . Check battery also , these old machines are fussy with bad battery.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
PRIMAL RAGE (32X) (84705)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Probe (developer), Time Warner Interactive (publisher) - 1995
 game - 2d - beat 'em up - dinosaurs
ACE
Arcade
Allied Leisure - 1976
 game - dogfight - duel - plane
SUPER SOCCER (13)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - football - sport
SOCCER
Arcade
RamTek - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - football - sport
METAL HEAD (32X) (84511)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
NINJA PRINCESS (C-65)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1986
 game - shoot them up
MADOH OH GRANZORT (HC90029)
NEC Super Grafx
Hudson Soft, Sunrise - 1990
 game - platform
FAT BOBBY (PROTOTYPE)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Lore Games (developer), Purple - year unknown
 game - platform - prototype
SOUKOBAN (C-56)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega, Thinking Rabbit - 1985
 game - puzzle
MAPPY
Sharp X1
Dempa, Namco - year unknown
 game - platform
TROY AIKMAN NFL FOOTBALL (21942)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Telegames (developer), Tradewest, Williams (publisher) - 1995
 game - american football - nfl - sport
SPRINT 2
Arcade
Kee Games - 1976
 game - car - racing - top-down view
STAR SPEEDER (18)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - racing - space
DRAGON SLAYER (24)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch, Nippon Falcom - 1986
 game - role playing game
ART MASTER (VT3601)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 misc - animation - paint program - vector graphics

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Advert (May 1984)

BRANDT ELECTRONIQUE
Ordinateur de Jeu JO7400 (JOPAC)

 
Flyer - page 2

PEL VARAZDIN
Orao

 
French advert #1

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
French Advert.

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 310

 
UK advert

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM +3

 
Jacquard brochure #4

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
U.S. advert (1980)

QUAY CORPORATION
500 Series

 
U.S. advert (1982)

AVT ELECTRONICS
Comp 2

 
Original article

GALAKSIJA
Galaksija

 
Japanese advert #1

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
US advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 TX

 
Last sales

DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 64

 
Charlie Chaplin #2

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
German brochure #1

ATARI
STACY

 
Advert

APPLE
APPLE III

 
Software catalogue

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
French ad #2

BASIS
BASIS 108

 
1983 Badges

COMMODORE
C64

 
Computer Notes

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Promotional picture

PERTEC
PCC 2000

 
French leaflet

SANYO
MBC-55x

 
5500 advert (Jan. 19...

I.S.T.C. (INFORMATIC SYST╚MES T╔L╔COM)
5000

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
Promotional picture ...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
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