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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
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 ...
MITS  ALTAIR 8800
This computer was one of the first "home" computers ever made, it was sold as a kit, but for additional money, you could buy one fully assembled. It had no keyboard, the "program" had to be entered with the switches located on the front panel of the "computer", and as it didn't have video output (yet), the result was displayed via LEDs. Another computer which had almost the same characteristics was launched by IMSAI and was called IMSAI 8080 (see both in th...
COMMODORE  C128 - C128D
The Commodore 128 was launched at the Las-Vegas Consumer Electronic Show 1985. It was presented then as a competitor for the Apple Macintosh and IBM PC (The famous advertisement said "Bad news for Apple and IBM"). In fact, the only star of this show was the Atari 130 ST ! It was the successor of the Commodore 64 and could use all the software and a lot of the hard...
DRAGON DATA LTD  Dragon 64
The Dragon 64, launched in 83, was exactly the same computer as the Dragon 32, except that it had 64k RAM instead of 32k, an OS9 operating system and a RS232C connector. The Extended Basic has been modified to provide RS232 I/O calls, to remove the USR bug present in the Dragon 32 ROM and to add calls allowing the additional interpreter to be invoked. This second interpreter was the same Extended Basic re-compiled to run from a higher memory address and store...
MAGNAVOX Odyssey 400
In 1976, Magnavox released the Odyssey 400. It played the same games as the Odyssey 200 and used an additional Texas Instruments chip to display digital on-screen scoring (it was the first Odyssey system to display digital on-screen scoring). On-screen scoring was quite well designed. As a matter of fact, the scores were large and were only shown when the ball was lost, and a large 'W' letter was displayed on the winner's side when the games were over. L...
SEGA Teradrive
What a strange computer ! It was built by IBM (like the Atari Jaguar few years later) in Japan for Sega, and was sold only there. It is an IBM PC AT compatible system mixed with a Sega Megadrive (Genesis) console. On the front panel, one can find a Megadrive cartridge slot, two joystick connectors, a reset button, a MD/PC switch, a volume slider, a headphone output, a power button, keyboard/mouse connectors (PS/2) and one...
BIT CORPORATION  BIT 90
This computer had a completely rubber keyboard a bit like the ZX-Spectrum. Basic statements and graphic symbols could be accessed via combinations of "function" keys such as CTRL, BASIC, FCTN and a special symbol key. The BIT-90 could display 16 colors and 32 sprites, with a high-resolution of 256 x 192 pixels. Like its little brother the BIT-60, the BIT 90 could directly accept Colecovision...
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
The Victor 9000 / Sirius S1 was conceived by Chuck Peddle who also designed the first Commodore PETs. This machine was quite innovative and superior in many points to the original IBM PC. It met a certain success in Europe as the IBM PC was not yet available there, whereas the Sirius S1 (european name of the Victor 9000) was. ACT sold a lot of these systems in UK, and their first "homemade" computer, the Apricot PC, borrowed a lot to the Sirius S1. The mechanical keyboard is very complete and...
ATARI  Lynx/Lynx II
Atari's first (and only) handheld console was released in 1989. Unfortunately for Atari though, Nintendo had recently released their all conquering Game Boy. Despite being technologically superior, the Lynx just couldn't compete. Originally developed by software publisher Epyx and named Handy (which is also the name of one of the machines best emulators), financial difficulties meant a development partner was needed. A deal was agreed which would see Atari manufacture and market the machine w...
PALLADIUM Tele-Cassetten-Game
This is another incarnation of the classic systems using cartridges based on General Instruments chips. Ten small buttons, are used to select the different games offered by the inserted cartridge. The cartridge offering the greatest number of games is 10-ball-speile with 10 games. The playing options are activated by the three switches. Each option depends on the cartridge inserted, the meaning of switches being explained on each cartridge label. The joysticks are detachable and are connected...

   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).


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
ELEVATOR PANIC (#12)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch (publisher) - 1984
 game - elevator - platform
TABLE TENNIS
Arcade
Nutting Associates - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
CHAMPION GOLF (G-1005 / C-05)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Logitec, Sega - 1983
 game - golf - sport
CHESS
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - chess - mind games
SIMON SAYS
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game -
SKY KID (29)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Namco - 1986
 game - shoot them up
ALIEN VS PREDATOR (PROTOTYPE)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Rebellion (developer) - year unknown
 game - first person shooter - prototype
DAIMAKAIMURA (NAPH-1008)
NEC Super Grafx
Capcom, NEC Avenue - 1990
 game - platform
TON TON BALL (19)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - pachinko - pinball
GP WORLD (G-1040)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - car - racing
PINBALL (MG-205)
MPT-02 systems
company unknown - year unknown
 game - pinball
BIG SPORTS 12 (#4)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1981
 game - ball and paddle - football - hockey - lightgun - sport - squash - tennis - volleyball
KAGAKU (GENSOKIGOU MASTER) (E-107)
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
Sega - 1983
 game - educational game
TOUGHMAN CONTEST (32X) (T-5001B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Electronic Arts (publisher), High Score Productions (developer), Visual Concepts (developer) - 1995
 game - boxing - sport
3D NARROW ESCAPE (VT3633)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - 3d - 3d (real) - shoot them up - space - vector graphics

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COMPUSTAR network

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
French advert (jan. ...

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
Charlie Chaplin #4

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
Japanese ad #2

CASIO
PV-2000

 
The personable compu...

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
Japanese advert. #2

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
New Zealand Review

SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
German advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
2000

 
Diabolik, french adv...

YAMAHA
YIS-503 / Diabolik

 
English poster

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
Advert

HONEYWELL
H316 - Kitchen computer

 
In schools #2

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
Brochure #2

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
Japanese advert

MATSUSHITA
National JR 100

 
Advert #6 (1982)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French ad (dec. 1982...

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
Promotional leaflet

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
U.S. advert (1982)

LNW RESEARCH
LNW-80

 
US advert Sept. 1981

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
Power... is expensiv...

IMSAI
8080

 
Advert (1980)

ROCKWELL
AIM 65

 
US advert Oct 1983

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
1978 brochure #11

MSI
6800

 
Sord Brochure #2

SORD
M-100ACE

 
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