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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
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 ...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
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...
DMS Telesports Mini
Tele-Action game by DMS. Has hockey, squash, tennis and practice. 2 handheld units connected together that connect to the TV with the use of RF unit. It's really small and each controller includes parts of the system. It's one of the last pong to have been sold: 1983....
TANDY RADIO SHACK  Color Computer 3
The "TANDY Color Computer 3" followed the Color Computer 2. The CoCo3 came with 128K RAM, an analog RGB video port, enhanced 640x192 graphics capability, a 64-color palette and much more. (All ports contained on the CoCo 1 and 2 models were also available on the CoCo3, e.g. RS-232 serial, cassette, right and left joystick and a 40-pin expansion slot.) The built-in Language, named Disk Extended Color Basic 2.1, was a Microsoft BASIC with enhancements by Mic...
LEANORD  Silex
Little is known about this computer. Help welcomed ! Silex means flint in french, a stone mainly used in prehistoric times as tools and weapons. The SILEX is a professional computer released in 1979 by the french company Leanord. It was conceived from a modified Apple II board. It has a professional keyboard with function keypad and numeric keypad. The display is built-in the system. It is monochrome but has graphic capabilities (280 x 192) and can display 40 x 24 characters (80 x 24 in op...
COMMODORE  C64 Aldi
Externally, the C=64 Aldi had same case colour as a standard C=64 but the keyboard was light grey, like the future C=64G and C=64C. Internally, the motherboard was redesigned to minimize production costs, most of the TTL chips were removed, replaced with a new MMU chipset. First releases of this board had some compatibility problems with C=64 peripherals - they lacked the 9V user port voltage, ...
PANASONIC JD series
The Panasonic computers from the JD Series are classic CP/M professional systems released at the begining of the 80's. They are powered by an Intel 8085A processor, offer from 32 KB to 64 KB RAM and are equiped with two 8" or 5.25" floppy disk drives, depending on models. No graphic features here, but 80x24 text resolution on a 12" built-in green phosphor monitor. The following software were delivered on disk: CP/M 2.2, Microsoft Basic, MicroCobol and Assembler. Panasonic released sever...
NINTENDO NES
The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was released in Japan in 1983 under the name Famicom. This was short for Family Computer. Hundreds of games were produced for the system and it sold very well. It had one of the most unique accessories too; R.O.B (Robotic Operating Buddy). It was controlled by flashes from the screen generated by the game itself. It couldn't do much except move around some discs from one platform to another. It was popular because it was something d...
GRADIENTE Expert XP-800
The Gradiente Expert 1 is a Brazilian MSX 1 computer. It is composed of two parts: the main unit and the keyboard. Gradiente is a Brazilian consumer electronic products company. It is not suprising as the unit's design looks like a HI-FI system... Along with the HotBit, the Experts were the only MSX systems available in Brazil. The Expert XP-800 was in fact a clone of the National CF-3000. It is a quite complete
STELLAR ELECTRONIQUE Combat lunaire
A weird and rare french system, built by Stellar Electronique from Grasse, France. The games are two variation of the classic Tank Battle.Everything on this system have been designed in order to reduce the costs. No joysticks or paddles, just some buttons built-in the console. The case is made of two thermoformed plastic sheets, just stuck with hot glue. The board itself is hot-glued on the lower half of the case ! No screw or bolt were used to built this cheap console, and all the wires and com...
INTERVISION 2001 - Home Video Centre
The Intervision 2001 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Arcadia 2001 or the MPT-03 systems to name a few. Though, the Emerson Arcadia 2001 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 licenced to ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
x86vet
10/16/2021
ATARI  PORTFOLIO
"The story behind the creation of the Atari Portfolio" on Amazon may be of interest to some members of this forum.

Michael
10/14/2021
NEC  PC 8201A
I owned one of these, my first computer, after my brother-in-law showed me his Radio Shack M-100. I also got the external drive. I learned basic on it and programmed it to handle our construction company''s payroll and taxes.

stevyn ironfeather
10/13/2021
SHARP  X1-D (CZ-802C)
SHARP CZ-802C Spotted at the Shikaoi Hokkaido Japan library October 2021 https://ironfeather.com/bbs/download/file.php?id$732$mode$view welcome to use the photo. can investigate more

Nick Blackburn
10/11/2021
SINCLAIR  ZX 80
David W. from Ithaca - best to keep your mouth shut and let others believe you are an idiot, than open it and confirm their assumptions. Sir Clive was a visionary, way ahead of his time and only stymied by the technology and attitudes available in the early eighties.

StephenbPage
10/10/2021
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
I remember seeing the Victor 9000 for the first time, the unique design of the monitor which was echoed in the shape of the case (or vice versa), the dark colouring of the keyboard and machine bezel which worked so well with the black drives and the very wide, heavy keyboard my first thoughts were oh my, this LOOKS powerful. I have a suspicion I wasn’t alone in that thought and that helped sell so many too. A great machine, lots of options, a useful and reliable business machine that was truly worth the money.

Thomas
10/10/2021
TELEVIDEO  TS-803
I drove a TS-803 CP/M computer from 1984-1986 at my first job. It was there when I came on board. Ran CP/M 2.2. Had some manuals and disks with the system. Among other things, I wrote a program that made use of the graphics capability to plot graphics. I think I was using BASIC to pass variables and make the system call to plot points. Not very fast, but worked. Migrated to an NEC 8 MHz turbo XT and a Novell network in ''86 or so.

ThunderBlade
10/8/2021
COMMODORE  MAX Machine / Ultimax / VC-10
The statement that the MAX Machine can not do multi color is incorrect. I own a MAX Machine so I tried MAX BASIC and set bit 4 in $D016 to switch on multi color mode. It behaves exactly like on a C64, multi color mode goes on.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
HANG-ON II (C-60)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - motorbike - racing
BACKGAMMON (MG1008)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
 game - backgammon - board game - mind games
FORTRESS OF NARZOD (VT3304)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - shoot them up - vector graphics
SUPERBASE
Indata Dai
Dainamic - 1984
 application - database
ISHIDO - THE WAY OF STONES (PA2065)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Publishing International - 1991
 game - mind games - puzzle
FRIGHT NIGHT
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game -
GALL FORCE - ETERNAL STORY
Sharp X1
Artmic, Movic, Scaptrust, SVI - 1986
 game -
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER (PROTOTYPE)
Atari Lynx
Atari, NuFX Inc., Strategic Simulations Inc., TSR Inc. - year unknown
 game - prototype - role playing game
SMASH
Magnavox Odyssey 400
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
ROCK N' BOLT (C-54)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Activision, Sega - 1985
 game - puzzle
HOVER STRIKE (J9009E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
SHADOW OF THE BEAST (PA2081)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Digital Developments, Psygnosis, Reflections - 1992
 game - platform
RAMPART (PA2102)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1992
 game - shoot them up
MORTAL KOMBAT II (32X) (T-8101B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Midway, Probe (developer) - 1994
 game - 2d - beat 'em up - mortal kombat
NINJA PRINCESS (C-65)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1986
 game - shoot them up

   RANDOM ADVERTS
US advert (january 1...

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
Challenger

 
French advert #3

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
U.K. ad. (Aug. 1986)

SHARP
PC-7000

 
1976 price list

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
U.S. advert #2 (1979...

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
CHALLENGER 4P

 
French advert (dec.1...

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
French advert. (1983...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Terak 8510a brochure...

TERAK CORPORATION
8510 Data Processor

 
U.S. ad #2 (1982)

PANASONIC
HHC

 
Stupid situation

SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
French advert (1979)

PROTEUS INTERNATIONAL
Proteus III

 
French advert

THOMSON
TO 8 - TO 8D

 
First U.S. advert (1...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
Geneva ad, Oct. 1985

EPSON
PX 8 / HC-88 / Geneva

 
1980 Coleco catalog

COLECO
Telstar Colortron

 
US advert, July 1985

IBM
PC AT

 
Your Computer articl...

SANYO
PHC-25

 
French ad (dec. 1986...

MULTITECH
Microkit 09

 
French advert#2

COLECO
ADAM

 
Charlie Chaplin #5

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
French advert (1981)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Promotional picture

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
 U.S. ad #2 (1983)

OLIVETTI
M20

 
US advert March 1982

APPLE
APPLE III

 
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