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WELECT  W86
The W86 is a french computer released in 1983 by Welect. It's the second computer released by Welect after the W80.2. The W86 is powered by an Intel 8086 (hence its name) to catch up with the IBM PC compatible trend of the moment and is thus able to run MS-DOS. But the W86 is also equipped with a Z80A to also be CP/M compatible. It's thus an hybrid machine typical of the mid-80s when the professional industry was moving from CP/M to MS-DOS. There is 128 KB...
SMOKE SIGNAL CHIEFTAIN COMPUTERS The Chieftain 9822
In 1978, Smoke Signal Chieftain Computers (SSCC) released their first computer: The Chieftain, followed in 1980 by the Chieftain Business System, an update to the original Chieftain. At the start of 1982, the company introduced the Chieftain 9822, an update to the Business System featuring the same processor and static RAM options, as well as the same nine-slot bus equipped with the first two Chieftains. The system could be equipped with either two 8-inch or two 5.25-inch floppy drives and...
BRIDGE COMPUTER COMPANY Bridge 3C
The Bridge 3C seems to be a rebranded InterSystems DPS-1 computer sold with Televideo terminals. Apparently the Bridge 3C was delivered with the following software: CP/M 2.2, BMATE word processor, R80 RATFOR preprocessor, FORTRAN compiler, Enhanced FORTRAN, Pascal-Z and C compiler. The following extensions/options were advertised for the Bridge 3C: - FPP: system calendar, 3 interval timers, one additional serial port, and a 9511 floating point processor wi...
OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION Zeus 3X
OSM Computer Corporation, based in Santa Clara California, produced several multi-user CP/M computers called Zeus. The Zeus 3X was released in 1983, and is a natural follow-up of previous systems: Zeus, Zeus II, Zeus 3. The Zeus 3X was available as the same time as the Zeus 4, in which it differs in some features (more users, more memory, tape drive, real time clock, etc.) making it more suited for larger companies. The OSM Z...
OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION Zeus 4
OSM Computer Corporation, based in Santa Clara California, produced several multi-user CP/M computers called Zeus. The Zeus 4 was released in 1982, and is a natural follow-up of previous systems: Zeus, Zeus II, Zeus 3 and Zeus 3x. The OSM Zeus 4 is a Z80 based multi-user computer that supports a single hard drive (from 6 to 25 Mb) and up to 8 users (4 on first models) via dumb terminals plugged into RS232 ports. The ports ...
OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION Zeus
OSM Computer Corporation, based in Santa Clara California, produced several multi-user CP/M computers called Zeus. The first Zeus system was released in 1981. It looks like a mini-computer with a fairly big case that can house mutimple user boards. Each user has a dedicated Z80A-base-single board that fits into the system mainframe. The modular, stackable system can expand up to 64 users. To add a user, you need a dumb terminal and a user "microcomputer" module added into the mainframe. ...
ALSPA COMPUTER ACI-1 / 2
The Alspa ACI-2 is an integrated CP/M system. The chassis houses one 8” full height floppy drive (the ACI-1) or two half-height drives (making it an ACI-2). While the machine at first appears to be an external drive box, there’s a single-board Z80 computer mounted below the disk drive(s) that provides for a full, integrated CP/M system. The ACI-2 single-board computer includes a 4 MHz Z80, 64K of dynamic RAM, boot ROM, a double density floppy controller, three 8251A serial ports, and optio...
SYSTEMS GROUP System 2800
The System 2800 is a family of 8 bit multi user microcomputers released by Systems Groups in 1980. The systems are housed in a single desk top or rack mounting cabinet which contains an eight slot S100 bus motherboard, the central processing system and either one disk drive and a tape cartridge backup ot two disk drives. The various models in the family are differientated by the combination and number of disk drives and tape backing stores whith which they are supplied. The basic model...
FUJITSU  FM-X
The Fujitsu FM-X is one of the first MSX models to be released, and the only MSX computer ever made by Fujitsu. Indeed Fujitsu had another competing computer range which was quite successful, in the form of the FM-7, FM-8 and FM-77, and which were based on a Motorola 6809 processor. Thus Fujitsu didn't really insist in producing other MSX models. The FM-X has only 16 KB of RAM, 1 cartridge port ...
VICTOR HC-6
The HC-6 is the second MSX computer from Victor/JVC (after the HC-5). It is in fact essentially a rebranded Yamaha YIS-503 or CX5 computers without SFG music module and MIDI capabilities. The main feature of the HC-6 was the possibility to add a superimposing adapter module (HC-A602S) which can be used to display computer generated graphics on top of videos ! Look at the adverts for examples. This machine was only sold in the Japanese market....

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
ICE-FELIX M18 series
The Felix M18 business computers family was composed of three members, the M18, M18B and M118GS. They were designed and manufactured in Romania between 1975 and 1981, using the Intel 8080 processor. The M18 series had a modular structure composed of master and slave modules, interconnected through a common bus. The MASTER-UCB module contained the 8080 microprocessor, an 8 KB EPROM memory, the 8224 clock circuit, the 8228 local bus command circuit and the 8259 interrupt ci...
SMT  Goupil 3
Like its little brothers Goupil and Goupil 2, the Goupil 3 is based on a back-plane architecture. You get the computer you want by adding different electronic boards. Thus Goupil 3 can be a tri-processor system: Motorola 6809 like its little brothers, Zilog Z80 for CP/M compatibility and Intel 8088 to match the emerging "IBM PC/MS-DOS" movement. The processors don't work simultaneously but can use a time sharing mechanism. Like the
CONIC TV Sports TG-621
A classic pong system which uses the GI AY-3-8500 chip, thus playing the 4 basic pong games. No shooting games here... Something rare for that time, the two tiny controllers are not hardwired to the system. This means that when one of them died, it wasn't necessary to change the whole system. The shape of the case is weird. It looks like a case conceived for a small computer. Indeed there's enough room for a small keyboard instead of the actual panel control, and the bulk at the back could...
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
In the very late 1960's, 2 professors at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio came up with the idea of a high density integrated circuit which would be programmable. Its purpose would be to a programmable/adaptable physical interface. They took this circuit design to various IC manufacturers and were turned down by all of the existing IC manufacturers. The reason? The chip was too specialized and would never have enough widespread applicability to be financially worth developing. Hav...
BINATONE TV Master 4 plus 2 (model n° 01 / 4869)
This pong is one of the many Binatone systems. As its name indicates, it offers 6 games : 4 pong games (squash, squash practice, football, tennis) and 2 shooting games (target, shooting). In order to understand how this system fits into the Binatone pong range, here is simplified list of the systems : TV Master MK IV TV Master 4 plus 2 TV Master MK 6 TV Master MK 8 TV Master MK 10 Colour TV Game Colour TV Game 4 plus 2 Colour TV Game MK 6 Colour TV Game MK 10 The TV master se...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9816
Hewlett-Packard has been one of the first large manufacturer to adopt the Motorola 68000 microprocessor since 1981. The HP9816 was the fourth 68000 based computer of the brand. It was also called the Series 200 Model 16. Hewlett-Packards Series 200 included the HP-9816, HP-9826, HP-9836, and HP-9836C. The Model 16 was intended to be a "lion package in a house cat". When the keyboard was "parked" in the optional special housing placed under the unit, the...
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....
NCR  PC8
After IBM produced the PC/AT, NCR introduced their AT clone and called it the NCR PC8. It was primarly produced in Augsburg Germany. It was 80286 based and clocked the CPU at 8 MHz max. With the PC8, NCR offered their NCR-DOS, but also a UNIX variant (Xenix). The system was bundled with NCR-DOS, GW-BASIC, Getting Started booklet, On-line NCR HELP, NCR User Interface, and User Diagnostics. Better pictures needed ! Ryan May reports :
EMERSON Arcadia 2001
Though what people generally think, the Emerson Arcadia 2001, is only a licensed system like many other ones software-compatible with it. But the Arcadia 2001 is certainly the most known one of these systems, explaining why this console group has often been called "Emerson Arcadia 2001 clones". Though it was 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 demonstra...
APPLE  MACINTOSH Plus
The Macintosh Plus was the first real improvement on the Macintosh 128 (The Macintosh 512 was only a Mac 128 with 512 KB RAM). It had a lot of new features: the extended ROM held the new version of Mac OS, enhanced graphics libraries, drivers for hard-disk and external floppy-disk units, a SCSI bus, AppleTalk networking and the new file manager: HFS (Hierarchical File System). The new floppy-disk unit could use double-sided 800 KB disks (only one-sided 400...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Julien Ciura
5/22/2022
ELECTRONICA CIP-03
Hi all, I want to revive a CIP03 that has a missing crystal (CLK). What frequency should that be? Many thanks in advance. Julien

Carl Gundel
5/20/2022
COMPAQ Portable III
I have one of these, the 286 model. It works fine, mostly. Now and then it will not boot as if the CMOS battery is dead, but then pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del will fix the problem somehow. In addition, the display driver seems to have some bad capacitors. If I don''t run the computer often, after a few weeks the screen will show some glitchy vertical lines. Then if I let it run for a few hours the lines will fade away and they don''t come back if the machine is off overnight. I only have 640K in the computer, but would like more memory. Does anyone know where I can get information about how to do an upgrade? Thanks. basicforge@gmail.com

PETER WALSH
5/19/2022
OLIVETTI  M20
Does anyone know what a chord keyboard is? Peter Walsh

Dorian Viaud
5/16/2022
NCR  PC6
Hi, i''ve got one at home Which used to work several years Before. I Will be able in a month to send you some pictures of the inside and if i can put an hand on the screen, some shots of the interface. Contact me if you''re interested. Best regards, Dorian

Dorian Viaud
5/16/2022
NCR  PC6
Hi, i''ve got one at home Which used to work several years Before. I Will be able in a month to send you some pictures of the inside and if i can put an hand on the screen, some shots of the interface. Contact me if you''re interested. Best regards, Dorian

Joseph Monzo
5/16/2022
YAMAHA  C1
I got a C1 around 1990 and loved it. Only was able to use it for a few years and then something went wrong with it, I don''t remember what it was now, probably the screen. I kept it anyway for a long time, and remember very clearly how painful it felt when I moved and decided to throw it away, just put it in the trash. Now I''ve become a collector of vintage computers and really would love to have one again, that''s in working condition. If anyone has one to donate or sell, search for me on Facebook and send a message.

Christine Earl
5/15/2022
AMSTRAD  PC 1512
Help. I have a 1987 Amstrad PC1512DD with monitor keyboard, printer × some paper, user manuals , other books , interface modem , ( don''t know They are ). Not used now . Can anyone use this .? Everything must go formatted discs etc . Must collect from nr. BAKEWELL. DE45 1LL. A donation would be nice . Going to skip otherwise ..please help. Sentimental reasons .don''t want it to go to skip . Thanks Christine .


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
ZAXXON'S MOTHERBASE 2000 (32X) (84512)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - isometric 3d - shoot them up
CHACK'N POP (C-52)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega, Taito - 1985
 game - platform
CATCH
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle
MR BOMB
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken - 1983
 game -
SUPER HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
NBA JAM TOURNAMENT EDITION (32X) (T-8104B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Iguana Entertainment (developer), Midway - 1995
 game - basketball - nba - sport
ROADBLASTERS (PA2036)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1990
 game - car - driving - shoot them up
HOVER STRIKE (J9009E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
STARSHIP 1
Arcade
Atari - 1977
 game - 3d - shoot them up - space - star trek
SOLAR QUEST (VT3104)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
MAPPY
Sharp X1
Dempa, Namco - year unknown
 game - platform
BACKGAMMON (MG1008)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
 game - backgammon - board game - mind games
OTHELLO
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - board game - mind games - othello
BEDLAM (VT3305)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - shoot them up - vector graphics
SUPER BURNOUT (J9052E )
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Shen (developer), Virtual Xperience - 1995
 game - motorbike - racing

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RCA
Cosmac VIP

 
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R2E
Micral 8020 Series

 
Brazilian advert

CDSE
Apply 300

 
French advert (dec.1...

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
French advert #1

ITT
3030

 
U.S. advert (1979)

POLYMORPHIC
System 8813

 
Micro7 coverpage (se...

EXELVISION
EXL 100

 
Japanese flyer - rec...

EPOCH
Super Cassette Vision

 
French advert

XEROX
8 / 16

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

ROCKWELL
AIM 65

 
Disk drive #2 Feb. 1...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
US advert, 1981

FRANKLIN
ACE 100

 
French ad (jan. 1985...

APPLE
APPLE IIc

 
French advert.

TOSHIBA
HX-10 (Pasopia IQ)

 
New Zealand advert

COMMODORE
C64

 
U.K. ad. (Aug. 1986)

SHARP
PC-7000

 
US advert Oct 1983

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
French ad (dec. 1982...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Magazine cover

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
UK advert (1986)

AMSTRAD
PC 1512

 
Japanese advert

MITSUBISHI
Multi 8

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
Semi-Tech brochure #...

SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
Brazilian advert

SYSDATA ELETRONICA
JR

 
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