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   LATEST ADDITIONS
YAMAHA  SX-100
The SX-100 is a MSX 1 computer with a minimal but beautiful case design. Contrary to most of other MSX computers, the single cartridge slot can be found on the right side of the unit. The SX-100 uses a Z80A compatible CPU from Sharp (LH0080A) and a Yamaha YM2220 VDP (Video Display Processor) compatible with the Texas Instruments TMS9918. This YM2220 as only used in the Sakhr AX-150, Victor HC-30 and Yamaha SX-100 MSX computers. The sound is handled by a Yamaha S3527 MSX-Engine, also called...
POLYMAX Maxxi
The Maxxi was one of the first Brazilian clones of the Apple II and Apple II+. It was manufactured in 1982 by Polymax, a subsidiary of Abicomp, which headquarters were located in Porto Alegre. Polymax also manufactured larger computers for commercial applications. It has a slightly different design than other Apple-compatibles, with a taller case that supposedly facilitated internal ventilation. Due to the success of Apple in the North American market, sev...
SYSDATA ELETRONICA JR
The Sysdata JR computer is a Brazilian clone of the Tandy TRS-80 Model 1. Within the white molded plastic case, is a single printed circuit board equipped with a Z80A 8-bit CPU cadenced at 1.78MHz. It can operate at 3.56MHz through an optional modification. The 12 KB ROM memory includes the OS and BASIC Level II interpreter. There is also a 2 KB EPROM (socketed) for additional chips. For example, it could be used for extension of the operating system and BA...
CDSE Apply 300
Very little is known about this very rare Brazilian computer. CDSE stands for Centre de Desenvolvimento de Sistemas Eletricos. The Apply 300 is a home computer aimed at computing initiation. As usual with most Brazilian computers, it must be a copy of a more famous computer... but which one ? The Apply 300 is powered by a Z80A CPU cadenced at 3.24 MHz. There seems to be 32 KB and a 48 KB models. There is a BASIC language bundled in the 8 KB ROM. Text resolution is 32 x 24, and graphical...
RCA System 00
The System 00 is an early computer constructed by Joseph Weisbecker around 1971-72, when he was working at RCA. His goal was to conceive an educational computer able to play games, so that children could easily experience and understand how a computer works. This idea later evolved in FRED systems, COSMAC computers and Studio II game system. All logic circuits in the System 00 utilize 7400...
BANDAI TV Jack 1000
The TV Jack 1000 was the first system from a line of consoles released by Bandai and quite popular in Japan in the late 70s. This particular model was released in Japan in 1977. The TV Jack 1000 offers 4 classic games of that era: Hockey/Football, Tennis, Squash and Practice. It is powered by a Texas Instruments TMS1955NL chip which is a clone of the famous AY-3-8500-1 from General Instruments. A color chip ( SN75499N) add colours to the display....
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 teaching and learning system (to learn English for example). A tape recorder is built-in the left side of the plastic case. The tape deck can read data on one channel and audio on the other. This feature is used by the system to output audio instructions at the same time as its loads data programs into the computer. The tape deck can also be used indep...
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...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
WORLDS OF WONDER Action Max
Action Max from Worlds of Wonder (WoW), released in the US in 1987, was a unique, if simple and ultimately unimpressive game system that used special pre-recorded VHS video tapes for software. The original package came bundled with the base unit, light gun, television sensor, headphones, connection cables, documentation and one game, "Sonic Fury". Batteries or a power supply were not included. After connecting the components to the base unit and the base unit to any standard VCR, the player i...
MICROKIT  Vegas 6809
The French electronics magazine Le Haut-Parleur (The loudspeaker) published several articles about how to assemble the first modular computer based on the Motorola 6809 microprocessor. The author of the articles was Christian Tavernier, the computer was thus named "Tavernier". The operating system was Flex, also choosed by SMT Co. for its Goupil II and III which were selected by the French Department of Education as small n...
VICTOR V-Saturn
This version of the Saturn was produced by Victor (better known in the U.S. and Europe as JVC) under licence from Sega. It is functionaly identicle to the Sega version of the console, the only change is a different splash screen when the console is switched on. There are two different versions of the V-Saturn: V-Saturn (RG-JX1): This is the first version, released on November 22nd 1994. The top half is grey and the bottom half is black. It has oval bu...
MOTOROLA  MEK-6802-D5
This is an educational / training kit for the 6802 CPU, but can also be used as a CPU board in a Motorola EXORciser development system. It has an hexadecimal keyboard and a 6 digits LED screen. The memory size is of 256 bytes plus an optional 1k. The first 128 bytes is in the MC6802 processor and is for user programs. This can be disabled with a wire link if the additional buffers are installed at the edge connector. The other 128 bytes is the MC6810 which was used for the stack and system v...
PHILIPS  P2000 T/M
The P2000 desktop series was the first Philips attempt to penetrate the home computer market. It was released in March 1980 in two version, the P2000M and the P2000T. The main difference lied in the video interface. The T version, aimed at home and educational use, could be connected to either a standard TV set or a special RGB monitor. The M version, more professional, had an additional 80-column card allowing to connect a monochrome composite monitor. This version shipped with a monitor ca...
PANASONIC HHC
After buying the Franco-American CIE Friends Amis (Amis means Friends in French) and their hand held computer project, Matsushita manufactured the computer and sold it under Panasonic (RL-Hxx series) and Quasar (HK-2600TE) brand names. About 70.000 Panasonic systems were sold. The system was mainly conceived to run custom software developed by third companies. For this reason, it didn't included powerful built-in software or languages but featured an universal expansion port ab...
COMMODORE  TV Game 2000K
Even Commodore made pong systems ! This one has 4 pads to allow 4 players games! The texts on the systems are both in german and english. This system is the only pong to use the MOSTek MPS-7601 chipset. Here is what www.pong-story.com says about it: MOSTek, another manufacturer well known in the micro computer market, released a quite advanced line of video game chips in 1977: the MPS-7600 series. Rather than ...
LNW RESEARCH LNW-80
LNW company name came from its three founders' names: Gene Lu, Michael G. Norton (President) and Ken Woog. In 1980, the company started manufacturing expansion and interface cards for the Tandy TRS-80 Model 1 and then sold the first TRS-80 compatible single-board kit. The LNW-80 was an early TRS-80 clone system, sold as a kit or assembled, and fully hardware and software compatible. It was a powerful machine offering much more advanced fe...
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....
SEGA Mega Drive II
The Mega Drive II is basically just a re-designed Mega Drive. The Mega Drive II was much smaller and squarer then the original Mega Drive. It did not have the headphone jack, volume control or RF TV output. The A/V port changed to a custom multi out port that now provided stereo sound to T.V's (previously only mono was output by the Mega Drive, the headphone jack had to be used for stereo sound). The power lead port was made smaller and a different AC a...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Spop
1/24/2022
ACORN COMPUTER  Archimedes A3010
Woow, 32-bit!!

Dennis Burnham
1/24/2022
SONY  SMC 70G
I have a Sony SMC-70 computer in need of a startup CP/M boot disk, the 3.5" kind that goes into the A or the B drive. I know this is a call into the wilderness but I am hopeful someone can hear my cry for help.

John
1/24/2022
ATARI  Video Pinball (Model C-380)
Haha... Key piece of info missing in the comments - after connecting it to the TV, you still need to set the TV to channel 3! Of course, you would also need an analog to digital converter for an HD TV - since those usually have .1, .2 etc. channel extensions, In not sure it would work, but I''d him it up, turn it on, and scan for signal. $cross fingers$

Carl Holmberg
1/21/2022
CASIO  FX-700P
As Ivan says, the interior of the MK-85 has nothing in common with the Casio, using the KA1013VM1 processor, one of a family that grew out of the original DEC LSI-11 cpu clone. The PDP roots ran deep: it can be programmed in the DEC assembly language MACRO-11. Using an N-Queens benchmark, BASIC 10m45s, fast mode BASIC 2m, assembly 1.22s, fast mode assembly 0.22s.

Steve
1/20/2022
TANDY RADIO SHACK  Color Computer 3
Website link is for Tandy CCR (Cassette Recorder) information. Also, does anyone know if the CoCo3 video output can all be used at the same time? (for mirror display output, such as the RF coax output + RCA composite output, and maybe the RGB as well? )

Christopher Platt
1/17/2022
ATT PC 6300
I was a third-party computer field service technician 1987-2002. The customer I serviced used AT$T 6300''s with an SNA card on IBM mainframe system. These were used as remote job entry stations attached to Printronix P600XQ line printers at 20 sites in New York City. The first time I opened the system case I was surprised to see that 120V power for the monitor was supplied through the DB9 connector on the monochrome video card, so servicing this model could be a shocking experience for the uninitiated technician! I recall we had to install a date patch for the AT$T operating system software to make it Y2K compliant.

Karl Cross
1/15/2022
AMSTRAD  NC 100
This website really is ace. Recently came to own one of these machines. A fascinating piece of history. Quite practical as a distraction free writing machine. One query: Does anyone know which printers it is compatible with?


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
BASIC LANGUAGE
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 application - basic - programming language
KRAZY ACE MINATURE GOLF (L204)
Atari Lynx
Telegames - 1992
 game - golf
CATENA (MG1001)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - board game - mind games - othello
PERCEPTS
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - memory game
MOTORRADRENNEN (765)
MBO Tele Cassetten System
General Instruments (developer), MBO (publisher) - year unknown
 game - motocross - motorbike - stunt
TEMPO (32X) (84504)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - platform
ELEVATOR ACTION (C-55)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega, Taito - 1985
 game - platform
SONIC FURY
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - lightgun - plane - shooting gallery
ASTRO WARS II - BATTLE IN GALAXY (02)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - shoot them up
VIDEO OLYMPICS (CX2621)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - football - handball - hockey - sport - tennis - volleyball
STAR JACKER (G-1010)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
RETOUR DU DOCTEUR GENIUS, LE
Oric compatible systems
Loriciels - 1984
 game - adventure - text interface
HIT ME
Arcade
RamTek - 1976
 game - blackjack - card game
HESITATION
Arcade
Allied Leisure - 1974
 game - ball and paddle
PACAR (G-1020)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - car - maze

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Italian ad

COMMODORE
C64

 
French advert (febru...

LOGABAX
LX-500 series

 
French advert

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
ACE 100 advert (1982...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
1977 advert #1

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
french advert (april...

NEC
PC 8001

 
UK advert, july 1984

ACT
Apricot PC

 
German ad #4

SHARP
MZ 700

 
Brochure cover

SHARP
PC-5000

 
French advert#2

COLECO
ADAM

 
:-)

SHARP
MZ 700

 
French brochure #2

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
TT 030

 
US ad. June 1983

TELEVIDEO
Personal Mini PM/4T

 
Japanese advert (199...

SEGA
Teradrive

 
Price list

CAMBRIDGE COMPUTERS
Z 88

 
French advert #2

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
U.S. advert (1978)

POLYMORPHIC
System 8813

 
Sord brochure #1

SORD
M-100ACE

 
UK brochure #3

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
UK advert (1984)

COMMODORE
C64

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
Brochure

SOCI╔T╔ OCCITANE D'ELECTRONIQUE
OC 2000

 
French advert (dec. ...

THOMSON
MO 5

 
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