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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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 English teaching and learning system. It can be used as a normal computer and is BASIC compatible with the Sanyo PHC-25 and NEC PC-6000. Under CEFUCOM BASIC 1.0, less than 32Kb RAM is available for the user. When the computer is switched on, the following menu is displayed on the screen: - See/Modify the planning of your lessons - Study a lesson ...
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 ...
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...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
THOMSON  JV1T
Even Thomson made pong systems! Actually, this system is an Interton 2400 pong system rebadged by Thomson for the french market. Read this entry for more info. Thomson also released another pong system, the JV-1002....
SORD  M203 Mark II
This computer was designed for industrial or engineering applications thanks to its analog to digital/digital to analog converters and to its numeric I/O ports. It has a built-in numeric processor called APU. It is possible to connect up to 4 hard disks (each drive is connected on a special DMA channel designed for the hard disks)....
ATARI  520 / 1040 STe
The Atari STe is the successor of the Atari STf (The 'e' stands for 'enhanced') and is almost fully compatible with the STf. In september 1986, Atari decided to make a successor to the STf. They planned to equip it with enhanced video features : Atari said then that the STe will have a 640 x 400 with 16 colors among 4096 and a 320 x 200 with 256 colors among 4096 graphic modes. Unfortunately, eventually, the STe will have none of these graphic modes. The new...
MEMOTECH  RS 128
The Memotech RS128 is the successor of the Memotech MTX 512. It looks like the MTX 512 and has almost the same characteristics. Like the MTX 512, it sports an aluminum case. Contrary to the MTX, it has RS-232 built-in interfaces, primarily used to connect the FDX floppy drive (the data are sent from the disk to the RAM at a whopping 9600 baud!). The FDX unit comes with a 80 columns card and allows the RS128 to run CP/M programs. It was supplied with NewWord (...
IBM  5100
In September 1975, IBM announced its smallest and first portable computer (If you consider a 28 Kgs. computer portable, that is), the IBM 5100, no bigger than one of IBM's typewriters. Developed in Rochester, it used the same operating system as IBM's /370 line of main frames. Thus it could accommodate the same APL interpreter, permitting the use of APL programs. A BASIC interpreter was also available, depending of the 5100 version chosen. This was the first widely marketed and supported p...
COMMODORE  AMIGA 2000
The Commodore Amiga 2000 is the successor of the Amiga 1000. As the Amiga 500 was the "low-end" model of the new products, the 2000 was considered the "high-end" model in 1985. Like the original Amiga, it uses the same memory configuration with chip RAM (512 KB which can be accessed by the custom chips) and fast RAM (the rest of memory which can be accessed only by the CPU). There are three drive bays : two 3.5" front bays and...
MICROACE MicroAce
A few months after Sinclair released its ZX-80, Microace of Santa Ana, California launched a clone of this computer. It was exactly the same machine, but a minor modification made that it could be expanded to 2 KB of RAM. The internal ROM was also a pure copy of the Sinclair's original. Sinclair thus sued Microace but met with large difficulties because the judge couldn't seee the ROM content! Sinclair eventually won because the Microace keyboard was also iden...
SHARP  X1-C (CZ-801C)
This is the compact version of the Sharp X1. No new features except the size and the VRAM (48 KB instead of 4 KB). The most famous and strong feature of the X1 series is Programmable Charactor Generator(PCG). Tape Basic and Disk Basic were available but had to be loaded from tape. ...
COLECO  Telstar Marksman
After the release of the first Telstar (the first "dedicated-chip" pong system) in 1976 which was a big success, Coleco conceived a whole range of pongs. The focus of the Marskman is made on its gun and shooting games, though the system in itself is not very different from the other pongs of that time. Basicaly it is a Telstar Colortron with two shooting games. The system is powered by the General Instrument AY-3-8...
COMPUTER DEVICES INCORPORATED  DOT
The DOT was a portable IBM PC compatible computer. It was the last portable computer developed by Computer Devices Incorporated (CDI) back in 1981-1983. It followed the example of the Osborne systems, its main competitors. But while most other transportable systems were powered by 8-bit microprocessors, the DOT used a "powerful" 16-bit Intel 8088. It has a wide built-in 5 x 9" green monochrome display which can display up to 1056 x 254 pixels or 132 x 25 characters. There are 256 characters ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Katy
7/31/2021
AMSTRAD  PCW 8256 / 8512
Hi We are in London I have in the cellar an Amstrad 8512 with monitor, printer, user guide and a number of games and floppy discs Also a BBC micro Would anyone be interested in these? thanks Katy

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.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
TV HOCKEY (4 PLAYERS)
Arcade
Amutronics - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
HOVER STRIKE (J9009E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
MS. PAC-MAN (PA2057)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Namco - 1990
 game - maze
WATERGATE CAPER
Arcade
Nutting Associates - 1973
 game - mind games
BRUTAL UNLEASHED - ABOVE THE CLAW (32X) (T-8301B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Alternative Reality Technoligies (developer), Gametek (publisher) - 1995
 game - 2d - beat 'em up
LYNX CASINO (PA2061)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - blackjack - casino - fruit machine - poker - roulette
ULTRA BARRIER PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
THE BLACK ONYX (C-72)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
BPS, Sega - 1987
 game - role playing game
JET FIGHTER
Arcade
Atari - 1975
 game - dogfight - duel - plane - shoot them up
TERRAGUARD
Commodore Vic 20
Creative Software - 1982
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 game - shoot them up
SINDBAD MYSTERY (G-1012)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - maze
STAR TREK - THE MOTION PICTURE (VT3107)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
 game - 3d - first person shooter - shoot them up - space - star trek - vector graphics
STATES
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - educational game
INVASION
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - strategy
BARRIER PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.S. ad (1983)

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
US advert

COMMODORE
SX/DX 64 - Executive computer

 
US ad. 1983 #1

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
French advert. page ...

SYMAG INFORMATIQUE
Micromachine 4000

 
Terak 8510a brochure...

TERAK CORPORATION
8510 Data Processor

 
Apple Business Graph...

APPLE
APPLE III

 
French ad (dec. 1983...

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
Japanese advert (198...

NEC
PC 6601

 
Japanese advert #2

SONY
Hit-Bit F1XD

 
UK advert

TELENG
Colourstars

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
German advert

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Advert #2

HONEYWELL
DDP-516

 
U.S. advert (1978)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
US advert (1985?)

LAMBDA ELECTRONICS LTD
PC 8300

 
Last sales

MEMOTECH
MTX 500 /512

 
U.K. ad. 1984

CW/P
Cortex

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
Advert #1

SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
French advert

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey

 
US advert, Jul 1985

AMPERE
WS 1

 
Promotional picture

ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
French advert

APOLLO 7
SQUALE

 
Japanese advert

CANON
V-10

 
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