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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...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
DICK SMITH Cat
The Cat was a rebadged version of the Laser 3000, made in Hong-Kong. It was partially compatible with the Apple II computer in its basic version, but quite fully compatible when the Apple II emulator cartridge was inserted. It ran Apple DOS 3.3 operating system or CP/M 2.2 with an optional Z80 card. Thanks to Murray Moffatt for information and pictures....
ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS ACS-586 / 686
The ACS-586 was a multipost system which could handle 5 users or more (8) with optional cards. To connect the terminals, there were several RS232 ports at the back of the system, labeled JA, JB, JC, JD, JE, etc... The ports not used by the terminals could be used to connect any serial peripheral, i.e. modem or printer. The 186 was the first computer from a big company to use Xenix as its native operating system. Xenix was the Microsoft "adaptation" of Unix. This system was quite well desi...
REGNECENTRALEN RC759 Piccoline
The Piccoline is a direct descendant of the Piccolo, and was launched in 1984. It was more or less strictly meant for Danish educational institutions such as schools, high schools and universities. It was used extensively for teaching basic programming skills, using the languages Comal 80 and Pascal. Thanks to Henrik Schmidt from Denmark for information and pictures....
AVT ELECTRONICS Comp 2
This is quite a rare computer ! It was conceived by a dutch company called AVT Electronics. AVT is short for Alex van Tienhoven, then the owner of the company. This computer was made in Korea as per AVT's design... This obscure system is Apple II compatible (hardware & software), hence the "Comp2" name. The system is composed of a separate keyboard and a big case housing two 5''1/4 disk-drives, the mainboard and 8 expansion slots. Seven of these slots are Apple compatible and the last one ...
SONY  SMC 777 - 777C
This computer is the successor of the SMC 70. It is also capable of superimposition. The big blue pad on the right hand-side are the cursor keys. The difference between the SMC-777 and SMC-777c is about color features (hence the "C"). ...
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....
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 ...
COMMODORE  CBM 500 / 600 Series
The CBM 500 had a 40-column, 300 x 200 pixels display. Contrary to the 600 and 700 it also had two ports for joystick, light pen and paddles. The CBM 600 was the same as the 500 but had a 80-column display and 256 Kb RAM. MicroSoft Basic was in ROM. Both models had an option for a second processor (8088 or Z80) to function alongside the standard 6509, the 6509 was then used for I/O, display and keyboard management. They worked under Commodore DOS or CP/M an...
ELECTRONIC PRODUCT ASS. EPA-6800
Virtually no information about this classic training board made in San Diego, California, and mainly used for educational purpose. Like most of the 6800 based systems of the time, the board was equipped with an Exorciser bus connector as well as its own expansion connector....
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...

   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
THE GOONIES
Sharp X1
Konami - 1986
 game - platform
SMASH
Magnavox Odyssey 300
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport
DAYLAXIANS
Indata Dai
Dialog Informatique - 1983
 game - shoot them up - space
LODE RUNNER
Sharp X1
Brřderbund Software, Soft Pro International - 1984
 game -
DOUBLE DRAGON (L070)
Atari Lynx
Technos, Telegames (publisher) - 1993
 game - beat 'em up - scrolling
BIG SPORTS 12 (#4)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1981
 game - ball and paddle - football - hockey - lightgun - sport - squash - tennis - volleyball
ACE
Arcade
Allied Leisure - 1976
 game - dogfight - duel - plane
ELEVATOR ACTION (C-55)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega, Taito - 1985
 game - platform
ALIEN INVASION (VIDEOCART-26)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1979
 game - shoot them up
POWER FACTOR (PA2109)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer) - 1992
 game - platform
GALAXY INVASION
Tandy TRS-80
Big Five Software - 1980
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 game - shoot them up - space
CONGO BONGO (G-1007)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - platform
XEVIOUS
Sharp X1
Dempa, Namco - year unknown
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
ISHIDO - THE WAY OF STONES (PA2065)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Publishing International - 1991
 game - mind games - puzzle
BASIC MATH (CX2661)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
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 game - educational game - mathematics - mind games

   RANDOM ADVERTS
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
U.S. ad April 1983

ATARI
1200 XL

 
QL catalogue #1

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
QL catalogue #2

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
First advert (1989)

PHILIPS
CD-i 210

 
Interaction newslett...

INTERACT
Home Computer System

 
German advert #2

COMMODORE
C64

 
Australian advert (j...

MULTITECH
MPF-III/312

 
Promotional leaflet ...

BANDAI
Gundam RX-78

 
December 1972 HP Jou...

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9830

 
1978 brochure #15

MSI
6800

 
German brochure #1

ATARI
MEGA STe

 
French advert (jan. ...

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
UK advert, july 1984

ACT
Apricot PC

 
French brochure #3

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
Japanese advert.

SONY
Hit-Bit 75

 
Stupid picture #2

SMH - ALCATEL
ALPHA Plus

 
German advert

BIT CORPORATION
BIT 90

 
German leaflet #4

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
Victor ad #4 (1983)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
Advert #1

PRAVETZ
IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82

 
First U.S. advert (1...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
Popular Science (oct...

COMMODORE
PET 2001

 
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