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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
ATARI  800XE
The Atari 800XE was the last 8-bit machine produced by Atari. It was almost the same machine as the 800XL with a case almost the same as the 130XE. It was only sold in East European countries, mainly Germany and Poland. The main hardawe difference with the 800XL was FREDDIE, a new memory management custom chip (also found in the 65XE) allowing to address up to 128 KB of RAM and to better share RAM area with ANTIC, the graphics ch...
TOSHIBA  PASOPIA 7
This is the successor of the Pasopia 5. It has improved sound and graphics. A cool feature was it was sold with three interchangeable colored panels, so it was possible to change the color of your computer any time you liked. There were blue, red and black panels....
ATARI  Video Pinball (Model C-380)
In 1977, a new type of ball and paddle system was launched: Video Pinball. This game also existed in the arcade under the same name, hence the home versions sold by Atari (Video Pinball, model C-380) and Sears (Pinball Breakaway, model 99713). There even was a japanese version, the Epoch TV Block. These systems were designed around a more advanced chip than the PONG-in-a-chip devices, possibly a microcontroller (beli...
IBM  Instruments Computer System
About this strange computer, IBM said that it was "A unique combination of features and a new dimension in small computers". The 9000 (its reference name) was first presented in June 1982 at the COMDEX show in Atlantic City. The system ans peripherals was manufactured by IBM's instrumentation division in Danbury, Connecticut. It was first and foremost intended to be used by scientists and engineers for instruments control and data acquisition. Its modular concept made the system to g...
SHARP  PC-1260 PC-1261 PC-1262
These small pocket computers were derived from the PC-1251. They had same keyboard and size. The main difference was the larger display, which now provided two lines with 24 characters, which was a great advantage, especially for BASIC programming. The built-in BASIC interpreter was also close to the PC-1251 interpreter. In 1984, the PC-1260 and PC-1261 were released. The only difference between these two was that the former had 4 KB RAM and the latt...
SYMAG INFORMATIQUE Micromachine 2000 et 3000
Little is known about these obscure french systems. The Micromachine 2000 could be used in mono or multi-user configuration. There were followed by the 16-bit Micromachine 4000....
ULTRASOUND Tele-Sports
This is exactly the same system as the Radofin Tele-Sports, but sold by Ultrasound in Germany. See the Radofin Tele-Sports entry for more info....
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...
FUJITSU  FM 16 Pi
Laptop version of the FM 16 Beta Contributors: Hisayuki Nomura...
CORVUS SYSTEMS Concept
The Concept system was intended to be an individual diskless workstation operating within a Local Area Network (LAN). Each user could use the ressources of the computer and share both data and peripheral devices, including mass storage devices. The network connected computers offered some attractive cost advantages and allowed several people to work simultaneously on the same task. Users' data were shared through the Corvus OmniNet networking system which was the core product of Corv...

   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
IN THE WORLD OF RELICS
Sharp X1
Bothtec INC - 1986
 game -
MINIATURE GOLF (CX2626)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1978
 game - mini golf - sport
WIPE OUT
Arcade
RamTek - 1974
 game - ball and paddle
TENNIS
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1976
 game - sport - tennis
ZAXXON'S MOTHERBASE 2000 (32X) (84512)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - isometric 3d - shoot them up
ATTACK FORCE
Tandy TRS-80
Big Five Software - 1980
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - maze - shoot them up
PLAYERS CHOICE
Arcade
PMC Electronics - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - hockey
MISSILE COMMAND 3D (J9097E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Virtuality Entertainment (developer) - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
ISHIDO - THE WAY OF STONES (PA2065)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Publishing International - 1991
 game - mind games - puzzle
DAIMAKAIMURA (NAPH-1008)
NEC Super Grafx
Capcom, NEC Avenue - 1990
 game - platform
BIG SPORTS 12 (#4)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1981
 game - ball and paddle - football - hockey - lightgun - sport - squash - tennis - volleyball
SUPER BASEBALL (05)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - baseball - sport
SEGA SC-3000 MUSIC EDITOR
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
MITEC - year unknown
 application - music creation/editing
KUNG FOOD (PA2076)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - beat 'em up - scrolling
FUN ZOO
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - lightgun - zoo

   RANDOM ADVERTS
German brochure #2

ATARI
STACY

 
New Zeland ad (1983)

APF
Imagination Machine

 
Advert #2

ATARI
800

 
US brochure (verso)

SANYO
MBC-1000

 
U.K. ad (Mar. 86)

AMSTRAD
PCW 8256 / 8512

 
UK advert

CROMEMCO
System I / II / III

 
U.S. advert (1982)

TELEVIDEO
TS-802

 
Promotional picture

TIMEX / SINCLAIR
2068

 
Advert (october 1982...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
Z-2D advert (1977)

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
First advert - Feb.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
Z-2H 1980 advert

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
QL catalogue #4

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
french advert (jan. ...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
U.K. ad. (1986)

ATARI
520 / 1040 STf / STfm

 
Arabic model

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
Italian ad

COMMODORE
C64

 
UK advert (Apr. 1986...

RESEARCH MACHINES
Nimbus PC

 
Bit Shopper

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Isaac Asimov #2

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
Tandy 1988 catalog

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 EX

 
New Zealand ad. (198...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TOSHIBA
T 100

 
French advert (april...

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
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