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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
SORD  M 5
The SORD M5 had no really great success outside Japan (and later Czechoslovakia) but had lot of interesting characteristics, very close to MSX computers released soon after. Its design was quite original. The machine xas quite small. The two-tone grey plastic casing opened to reveal a bright yellow back, which housed the ROM cartridge slot. The keyboard was similar to the rubber matting of the Spectrum, but felt markedly better. Most keys had a Basic keyword on them in small light-grey lette...
KÖRTING Tele-Video-Computer TVC 4000
The Körting TVC-4000 is an exact copy of the more popular Interton VC-4000 system.See this entry for more info....
FORTUNE 32:16
When the 32:16 was launched, Fortune Systems Corp. advertised that it was the first integrated Unix-based system for $5000. Actually, the cheaper version was a single floppy disc, single user system that was never sold. A practical small business multiuser configuation, called System 10, and including a 10 MB hard disk and 512 KB of RAM costed about $9000. The system could support up to 4 four-port serial terminal controllers and several other peripheral controllers: storage modules, Paralle...
SHARP  WD 2000
we are sorry but we have no information about this computer. It is a computer especially designed for Japan and it was never distributed elsewhere. It display japanese characters and is dedicated for word processing. If you have more info, please email us....
MEMOTECH  RS 128
The Memotech RS128 is the successor of the Memotech MTX 512. It looks like the MTX 512 and has almost the same characteristics. Like the MTX 512, it sports an aluminum case. Contrary to the MTX, it has RS-232 built-in interfaces, primarily used to connect the FDX floppy drive (the data are sent from the disk to the RAM at a whopping 9600 baud!). The FDX unit comes with a 80 columns card and allows the RS128 to run CP/M programs. It was supplied with NewWord (...
COMMODORE  Amiga 500 Plus
After the huge success of the Amiga 500, Commodore launched a new version of the machine called the Amiga 500 Plus. Some small changes were made to reduce costs and a few hardware changes were also made. It featured 1 MB of memory, the new ECS chipset and a new version of AmigaOS which wasn't 100% compatible with software written for older versions. While not officially introduced until 1992, the A500+ made a covert appearance late in 1991. Commodore apparently...
PALLADIUM Video-Computer-Game
The Palladium Video-Computer-Game is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Emerson Arcadia 2001. Though, the Emerson Arcadia 2001 is the 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 (by Philips?) to many th...
R.F.T. KC 85/3
The KC 85/3 was the successor of the KC 85/2. Improvements over the old system were more free RAM for programs (30 Kb instead of 18 Kb), a larger ROM (16 Kb over 4 Kb), which included the Basic interpreter (with the KC85/2, you had to load it from tape). Both CAOS and Basic interpreter also had some new commands, especially for graphics management but the Basic remains fully compatible with the 85/2 version. _____ Info provided by Stefan Goehler....
INTERTON VC 4000
The Interton VC 4000 was quite popular in Germany. Interton produced a serie of pong systems before releasing the VC-4000 in 1978. The console is quite obscure outside Germany, but many "software compatible" systems can be found in many countries (at least in Europe). It's unclear if Interton really made the VC-4000 from scratch or if they bought the rights and the design to produce it, as many other brands produced similar systems the following years. The same thing will happen with very simila...
CAMBRIDGE COMPUTERS Z 88
Amstrad bought the rights to use the Sinclair name on computer products. However, while Sir Clive Sinclair (the creator of the ZX 80, ZX 81, ZX Spectrum and QL) retained ownership of Sinclair Research, he couldn't use the Sinclair name. Sir Sinclair therefore created a new company called Cambridge Research, with the intention of realizing an old project, the Pandora...

   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
POLE POSITION II (30)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch (developer), Namco - 1986
 game - car - racing
PINBALL JAM FEATURING POLICE FORCE AND ELVIRA AND THE PARTY MONSTERS (PA2055)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Midway, Williams - 1992
 game - pinball
FLIPPER (G-1018)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - pinball
MORIA
Oric compatible systems
Severn Software - 1984
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 game - medieval fantastic - role playing game - Tolkien
EVOLUTION - DINO DUDES (J9006)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Imagitec Design (developer) - 1994
 game - cavemen - puzzle
BC RACERS (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Core Design Limited (developer), Sega - 1995
 game - cavemen - kart - racing
STAR TREK - STARFLEET ACADEMY (32X) (84521)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
High Voltage Software, Interplay, Sega - 1995
 game - flight sim - space - star trek
PURSUIT
Arcade
Kee Games - 1974
 game - first person shooter - plane - shoot them up - war
GUZZLER (OM-G002)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Tsukuda - 1983
 game - maze
SPACE WAR (TV ARCADE I) (18V400)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - shoot them up
BARRIER PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
ELEVATOR ACTION (C-55)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega, Taito - 1985
 game - platform
YAMATO (G-1008)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - naval battle - shoot them up
MATH QUIZ I (VIDEOCART-06)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - mathematics - mind games
HUSTLE CHUMY (G-1035)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Compile - 1984
 game - platform

   RANDOM ADVERTS
First advert

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Byte shopper

IMSAI
8080

 
French brochure #4

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
Advert #1

PEERLESS
150

 
German brochure

ATARI
MEGA ST

 
German leaflet #2

SHARP
MZ-3500

 
French advert (1987)

ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS
Z-171 PC

 
U.S. advert

SAGE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Sage II

 
Arabic model

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
First US ad.

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS-80 Model 12

 
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SHARP
MZ 700

 
French ad (oct. 83)

MULTITECH
MPF-1 Plus

 
End of life

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
U.K. ad. 1984

MITSUBISHI
ML-F48 / ML-F80

 
French advert (sept....

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 200 / 210

 
First advert - Nov.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
French advert (jan. ...

YENO
DPC-64

 
German advert (1983)

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
 U.S. ad #2 (1983)

OLIVETTI
M20

 
 Acorn ad #2

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
U.S. ad. (1983) #2

OKI
IF 800

 
french advert (jan. ...

RAIR MICROCOMPUTER
Black Box

 
Z-2D advert (1977)

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
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