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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
MITS  Altair 8800b
The Altair 8800b - second and last of the 8800 series - was an improved version of the 8800 model of which it corrected some drawbacks. Externally, the case had a more professional design, with a smarter back-lit front panel including modified toggle switches and five new functions allowing to read/write/Modify CPU accumulator. Internally, motherboard could support up to 18 S-100 connectors. It was powered by a stronger power supply unit (8V - 18 amp.). The...
MINDSET CORP. Graphics computer
This little-known graphics workstation is an intriguing example of the many, varied machines introduced in the mid 1980's. The Mindset microcomputer, designed by two ex-Atari engineers, offered graphics performance far beyond that of other personal computers on the market at the time of its introduction in early 1984. Based on the rarely seen, 16-bit Intel 80186 (also used in the Tandy Model 2000), the Mindset was a powerful graphics workstation built on a...
SORD  M 5
The SORD M5 had no really great success outside Japan (and later Czechoslovakia) but had lot of interesting characteristics, very close to MSX computers released soon after. Its design was quite original. The machine xas quite small. The two-tone grey plastic casing opened to reveal a bright yellow back, which housed the ROM cartridge slot. The keyboard was similar to the rubber matting of the Spectrum, but felt markedly better. Most keys had a Basic keyword on them in small light-grey lette...
SHARP  X1 Turbo Z (CZ-880C)
The X1 Turbo Z is the successor of the X1 Turbo III. The name of the X1 serie becomes a bit surrealistic ! The Turbo Z enhances the graphic and sound characteristics : more colors and more voices. It can display the 4096 colors simultaneously in the 320 x 200 mode. It was also possible to digitize video samples! There are 3 different models: X1 Turbo Z, Z II and Z III: - Z II is VCCI compliant (electromagnetic...
BENTLEY Compu-vision
The Bentley Compu-Vision was apparently marketed in 1983, which would makes it one of the last pong systems ever produced ! The controllers are on wires, so you can remove them from the base and relax; you don't have to stay hunkered over the game unit. The first switch is a game selector which has the choices "Practice, Squash, Soccer, Tennis". The next button is Game Reset. The next is Ball Angle, whith the choices Steep and Slight. Then Ball Speed with Fast and Slow. Next is Player ...
SEGA Saturn
After spending two years developing the successor to the Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega launched the Saturn in November 1994. The console had two CPUs, two GPUs, and a number of other processors which made it difficult to program for and the quality of the software programming varied considerably. A number of games used only one CPU in order to simplify the task, others made full use of the Saturns power. For example, Virtua Fighter 2 used a different CPU for e...
KÖRTING Tele-Multiplay 6000
This German pong offers 4 ball games and 2 shooting games thanks to its TMS-1965 Texas-Instruments chipset. Paddles can be moved verticaly with the sliders found on each controllers. There are also apparently two dials/knobs on these controllers. The case of the system looks much like the Palladium Tele-Play SR one. It's quite possible that Körting sold a Palladium pong under its own brand. The latter Körting Tele-Mul...
OPEN UNIVERSITY, UK PT501
Virtually no information about this training board that was provided, prior to the Hektor PT602 with a Open University course called 'Microprocessors and Product Development - a course for managers'. The choice of the microprocessor is a bit surprising as the 8049 was more a microcontroller than a true microprocessor. Later, the 8049 will be commonly found inside dot-matrix and PC keyboards. More info needed! Thanks to Chris Mi...
APF Imagination Machine
This strange hybrid computer came in two parts: a videogame console and a computer. The game system, called the APF MP-1000, was released in 1978. It had two controlers, each with a joystick and a numeric keypad. It came with a built-in game called "Rocket Patrol". The computer console, the "Imagination Machine" was sold as an add-on for the MP-1000. You could also buy both at the same time (most people did). The computer has a 53-key standard typewriter keyboard, a built-in stereo cassette d...
IMSAI  PCS 80
The PCS 80 came with a lot of peripherals: line and character printers, CRT terminals, intelligent keyboards, ACR storage, 8" and 5.25" floppy disks and with several languages: TTY BASIC with OS, 4K, 8K and 12K BASIC, audio cassette BASIC with OS, & a scientifically oriented disk BASIC and level 2 Fortran IV compiler. Greg Bober stil have an extended working configuration including: • External 5.25" quad density 380Kb Micropolis floppy with BASIC, • Faster memory & "I" tempgrade CPU,...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Patrick DePalma
6/13/2019
PANASONIC Senior Partner
I am looking for a cable to connect the keyboard to the computer on my Sr. Partner. I’m the original owner and it kills me that I can’t find the cable.

Any advice as to where to find one would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Keith Whitehead
6/12/2019
AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS J100 - J500
I have 4 Jacquards at home along with a shared hard drive . Never powered them up. The external hard drive, is HEAVY, 2 of us can only just do it.

Martin
6/11/2019
CROMEMCO  Z-1
The Z-1 had 3 significant changes from the Imsai 8080 upon which it was based: 1) The Motherboard was replaced with a Cromemco Blitz Bus (the rare version of this bus with the front connector offset to accept the front panel) 2) the CPU was replaced with the Cromemco ZPU, and 3) the film in the front panel was replaced with one that says Cromemco Z-1.

The Blitz Bus was supposed to handle higher frequency better, to support the 4 MHz ZPU.

On my Z-1, the fuse was relocated to the rear panel. I suspect this was also done by Cromemco when they created the Z-1, but I don''t have confirmation.

James
6/11/2019
MOTOROLA  EXORSET 30
I saw one of these in pretty bad shape in a warehouse. How much are these heavy beasts worth??

john clark
6/9/2019
SORD  M 5
This was a real dream machine for me. I always used to go to the local department store and poke around on it whenever I could. I couldn''t afford one at the time but was always intrigued by its styling and the fact it had a PooYan cart :D It''s only now, many years later, that I have one of these beauties and combined with the sord m5 multi multicart (M5Multi-II) I can finally experience the machine in full. I''m not disappointed!

John Newcombe
6/9/2019
GEMINI  801
I am very keen to gather and archive as much Gemini software and documentation as I can. These were great machines, however, very little seems to have been kept over the years.

If you can help me preserve this stuff for future generations, please get in touch via john.newcombe@me.com or this forum.

John Newcombe
6/9/2019
GEMINI  GALAXY
I am very keen to gather and archive as much Gemini software and documentation as I can. These were great machines, however, very little seems to have been kept over the years.

If you can help me preserve this stuff for future generations, please get in touch via john.newcombe@me.com or this forum.

If you can


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
REBOUND
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - sport - volleyball
PONG
Arcade
Atari - 1972
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
BRUTAL SPORTS FOOTBALL (JA100)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Millennium, Telegames (publisher), Teque - 1994
 game - sport
MONACO GP (G-1017 / C-17)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - car - racing
PURSUIT
Arcade
Kee Games - 1974
 game - first person shooter - plane - shoot them up - war
MINE STORM (VT3000)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
GIRL'S GARDEN (G-1037)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game -
SPACE HARRIER
Sharp X1
Dempa, Sega - year unknown
 game - shoot them up
CYBERMORPH (J9000E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Attention To Detail (developer) - 1993
 game - 3d - shoot them up
RAMPAGE (PA2022)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Bally, Midway - 1990
 game -
PITFALL II - THE LOST CAVERNS (C-49)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Activision, Sega - 1985
 game - jungle - pitfall - platform
RBI BASEBALL '95 (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Atari, Time Warner Interactive - 1995
 game - baseball - sport
SUPER PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
GALAXIAN (#3)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1981
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - shoot them up - space
AIR RAID
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game -

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HITACHI
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300 Professional series

 
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Electron

 
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ZX 81

 
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