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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
WANG LABORATORIES Wang 2200
The Wang 2200 appeared in May 1973, and was Wang Laboratories' first minicomputer that could perform data processing in a common computer language: BASIC. It had a cathode ray tube (CRT) built-in its case and also an integrated computer-controlled cassette tape storage unit. 65,000 systems were shipped in its lifetime and it found wide use in small and medium-size businesses worldwide. There has been quite several diffent models of the 2200: - 2200A : first models released in 1973 - 2200B :...
MATTEL ELECTRONICS  Keyboard Component
Sometime before the failed Aquarius home computer scheme was hatched by Mattel, the Intellivision team had attempted to expand Intellivision into the growing home computer market by turning it into a full fledged computer dubbed as the "Intellivision Keyboard Component", much in the same way Coleco was soon to do with their Adam computer. The unit featured a built-in cassette tape drive for loading and saving data. The Keyboard Component would plug into the cartridge slot on the Intellivision...
RCA Fred 2
This Fred 2 computer is a prototype designed by Joseph Weisbecker, engineer at RCA. He already imagined several early computer designs before this Fred 2 model, such as the System 00 or the original Fred concept. Fred is rather a concept imagined by Joseph Weisbecker for educational computer able to play games. This concept emerged in several hardware versions through time. The first models could be dates as early as 1970 or 1971 ! Unlike the System 00 which used only small-scale digital T...

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KAYPRO Kaypro IV
The Kaypro IV (aka IV'83 later) is not to be confused with the Kaypro 4 (aka 4'84) released one year later. I know, Kaypro model names are REALLY confusing... The Kaypro IV is basically a Kaypro II with DS/DD full-height floppy drives. Wordstar started being included in addition to the Perfect Software suite....
MITSUBISHI  ML-FX1 / FX2
The ML-FX1 is a classic MSX 1 system with 64 KB RAM and a complete full-stroke keyboard including a numeric keypad. Its case is very similar to the Mitsubishi GL-10 MSX2 computer. The ML-FX2 is the same computer but with some software built-in: Data-base, Wordprocessor, Paint program and Communication tools. Oscar reports : It was my first computer. It was one of the few MSX 1 that had an extende...
PALLADIUM Tele-Play SR
The main feature of this pong is of course its car racing game! Few systems offered this at the time, so it was a strong commercial advantage. We have not been able to open the system yet, so we don't know which chip it uses. It could be the F4301 from Omnetics or the AY-3-8603 from General Instruments. Can anyone confirm?...
SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION S/09
The SWTPC S/09 system was the second computer of the brand based on the Motorola 6809 microprocessor, said to be the most powerful 8-bits general purpose MPU available. As with the first 6809 version, it used the SS-50 version bus. The S/O9 system had a 20-bit adress bus. It was able to address up to 768 Kb. of memory and used dynamic address translation to map 4K pages into the 64K address space of the microprocessor. The system could be used as a multi-user/multitasking platform. It wa...
LOBO DRIVES INTERNATIONAL MAX-80
Max-80 has been, along with the LNW-80, one of the two major Tandy TRS-80 Mod. III compatible computers. It could run LDOS TRS-80 software three times faster. Nevertheless numerous internal differences made it incompatible as far as hardware was concerned: serial and parallel ports, disk interface and no tape connector. The system also ran CP/M operating system. the early versions were shipped with 2.2 version, next ones wit...
PANASONIC JR-200U
This computer is the same as the Matsushita JR-200U. Two years in the making, the Panasonic JR-200 computer was officially announced in January of 1983, with additional launch dates provided for the computer and peripherals. The JR-200u received early and strong support from two software publishing companies; Data-Most and Walt Disney Telecommunications. Having the support of both of these companies, especially Data-Most, was crucial in Panasonic's strategy ...
SAFT LECLANCHÉ TV8 Sports
This is a real funky french pong system! It is orange and very round in shape. It doesn't look like any other pong system ! Its two round paddles are also quite unsual. They are identical to those of the OC5000 sytem. This system includes the AY-3-8610 chipset from General Instruments. That explains why there are joysticks instead of simple sliders, since with this chip, you can move your paddle horizontally and vertically (whereas with the more comme AY-3-8500, you could only move it vertica...
ELECTROMAGNETICA Jet
We have few information about this computer. The Jet was a Romanian Spectrum clone computer built in a telephone case! You can see the handset housing and the numeric keyboard replaced with black plastic masks. The keyboard was made of printed pieces of paper inserted in transparent key-caps. This system has been deeply modified by the user(s). Zeno Mateescu, who owned a JET, reports: The whole computer was more a HC-85 clone...
SHARP  X68000
Here is the first of a great family. It is the successor of the Sharp X1 family, shipped with a unique square screen monitor, fist in a grey case, then in black. Instead of using the Zilog Z80, it uses a powerful Motorola MC 68000. This computer (and all its family) has great features (look at the emulator), it was more powerful than the other 68000 computers at this time (Atari ST or Amiga 500) :...
ATARI  Abaq ATW Transputer 800
This strange machine was shown at Comdex in 1987. It was designed for graphics intensive applications taking advantage of the parallel processing capacities of the INMOS transputer. Two models were sold: one of them was a card which could be connected onto a Mega STf bus expansion to use its peripherals (keyboard, disk, etc.). The other was a computer in which there was a motherboard with a single transputer plus a card which contained all the Atari Mega STf h...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Nick Blackburn
6/16/2021
DRAGON DATA LTD  Dragon 32
Hi Eddie Lee (Cardiff ), Do you still have your Dragon 32? I know its been a few years but you might still have it. Thanks! Nick

Cedric
6/11/2021
MEMOTECH  MTX 500 /512
The computer is mentioned in the latest novel of Ernest Cline called Ready Player Two.

OldNavy8206
6/8/2021
XEROX  860
I was the Xerox 860 tech in USS Horne (CG-30) from 84-87. We had three and when one went down you should have heard the wails of anguish! The were essential for our Admin, Operations, and Weapons departments reports.

Jesse
6/8/2021
ATT Unix PC
There is an AT$T UNIX PC emulator called FreeBee, available on github: philpem/freebee

Chris Daniels
6/8/2021
SEEQUA  CHAMELEON
I don''t believe CP/M-86 was 16-bit. It was commissioned for the original IBM PC which was 8-bit only, as was the 8088 in the Chameleon. The premier maker of the CP/M OS, Digital Research was very familiar with Intel''s 8086 chip, and how IBM''s choice of the 8088 was just a cost-cutting measure, and the full 16-bit machines were certain to follow.

Chad
6/8/2021
COMPAQ Portable III
I have this computer in working order except missing operating system, anyone interested?

Wolfgang Fahl
6/6/2021
KONTRON  PSI 80
http://wiki.bitplan.com/index.php/Kontron_PSI_98


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
BASKETBRAWL (PA2034)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - basketball - sport
RAMPAGE (PA2022)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Bally, Midway - 1990
 game -
SUPER BASEBALL (05)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - baseball - sport
SHINNYUSHAIN TOORU KUN (G-1041)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Konami, Sega - 1985
 game - maze
SOLITAIRE
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle
SPACE WAR (VIDEOCART-05)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - duel - space
CUBIC TIC TAC TOE
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - tic tac toe
DRAGON - THE BRUCE LEE STORY (J9036E )
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Virgin Interactive Entertainment (developer) - 1994
 game - 2d - beat 'em up - martial arts
FLIPPER PINBALL I / PINBALL I
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - pinball
OUTWORLDER (PC/SD-207)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game -
MOTORRADRENNEN (765)
MBO Tele Cassetten System
General Instruments (developer), MBO (publisher) - year unknown
 game - motocross - motorbike - stunt
ROBOT WAR / TORPEDO ALLEY (VIDEOCART-13)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - naval battle
INSPIRATION (CAS-190)
Toshiba Visicom 100
Toshiba (publisher) - 1978
 game - biorhythm
XEVIOUS
Sharp X1
Dempa, Namco - year unknown
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
INDY 500 (CX2611)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
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 game - car - racing

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Proud mother

THOMSON
TO 7

 
U.K. ad. 1984

CW/P
Cortex

 
French ad (dec. 1983...

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
QL catalogue #2

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
Leaflet (1982) - pag...

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
French advert (1984)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
Japanese ad

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
Japanese advert (197...

NINTENDO
Racing 112 (model CTG-CR112)

 
Advert #2

ATARI
800

 
Advert #2

SMT
Goupil 3

 
French ad #1

BASIS
BASIS 108

 
Brochure #3

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
U.S. advert #1 (1977...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
French advert

OLYMPIA
BOSS

 
U.S. Advert #2 (1979...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
Terak 8510a brochure...

TERAK CORPORATION
8510 Data Processor

 
Promotional picture

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Advert #2

TIMEX / SINCLAIR
1000

 
U.S. advert (1982)

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
1978 brochure #19

MSI
6800

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

DATA SOFT
PCS 80

 
From Walkman to M5

SORD
M 5

 
French advert

CANON
AS-100

 
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