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Old 21 February 2002, 19:33   #21
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And here's pic two. Check out the mobo
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Old 21 February 2002, 20:34   #22
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Hey, that Tiki thing with an AY soundchip sounds interesting... any pics or info would be apreciated!
Here's some info ...

It was designed by a company called Tiki Data in Norway. It got an approval from the Department of Education, so it was common in schools, during the late 80's and early 90's,

It runs a CP/M-clone called KP/M.

It uses a Z80, running at 4MHz. It has 64KB's of RAM.
The graphics-chip was custom-designed by Tiki Data, and could do 256*256 in 16 colours, 512*256 in 4 colours, and 1024*256, in monochrome

There were several revisions of the machine, but there were few changes between them.

Around 1988-1989 it was clear that IBM-compatibles would take over the world, so schools started buying those machines instead (however, the Tiki's remained in use up until 1995-1996).

Most of the software availible for it was mostly "school-software". But there were also word-processors, database-applications, spreadsheets, etc. availible for it.

You could use just about all CP/M-applications, including CP/M itself, as long as it didn't use any special features (such as sound and graphics). (That's why most programs written for the Tiki won't run on any other CP/M-machine).

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Old 22 February 2002, 04:38   #23
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Puzzle, that's GREAT info, much appreciated!!! Another day, anotehr new computer you learn of ))

If you EVER see one of those around, let me know, I want one!
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Old 24 February 2002, 01:14   #24
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old machines

I thought I was the only one interested in these old computers! My wife thinks that I am the saddest person in town. Now I know different!
Off the top of my head here is the contents of my loft:
- 2x ZX81 (boxed, working all manuals leads etc)
- 4X ZX Spectrums (working, all manuals leads etc) 2 boxed
- 2x ZX Spectrum+1 (1 working, all manuals leads etc)
- 1x ZX Spectrum+2 (1 working, boxed, all manuals leads etc)
- 1x ZX Spectrum+3 (Amstrad - dodgy disk drive, all manuals leads etc)
- 2x microdrives for speccy
- 2x Dragon 32 (boxed - working, all manuals leads etc)
- 3x Commodore 64 (boxed, 1 bullnose type, all manuals leads etc)
- 1x MSX (no leads, PSU or anything)
- 1x Oric (no leads, PSU or anything)
- 3x Acorn Electron (2 boxed, all leads, manuals Acorn cassete players etc) - my very first computer, a complete suprise Christmas prezzy from my wife (bless her!) and the machine that got me hooked! (little did she know what a Trojan Horse that was!)
- 2x BBC B (2 disk drives, manuals, leads etc)
- 2x A1200 HD basic machines - no accelerators - bah!
- 3x A600 (1 HD)
- 2x A500 (RAM expansions to 1M and 1.5 Meg)
+ loads of PSU's, leads, manuals and other bits like cassette players and other Car Boot junk Ive collected.

And now we've moved they are gathering dust in the loft instead of in my play room like they used to be!
Oh happy days!!
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Old 25 February 2002, 01:15   #25
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That's one fine collection Jherek See, you are not the ONLY freak in the world! show this thread to your missus !

Anybody else has this hobby? Post your list here!
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Old 25 February 2002, 02:00   #26
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Only a baby collection for me:

A1200
A600
CPC646 (and green monitor )

I would have more but I really can't justify spending any money at all at the moment. The other day I had to pass up on another free CPC646 and 200 games because the owner's house was miles away and I have no transport Still, I have very possible sources for an Atari 800 and a ZX Spectrum 48K in the near future. Everyone has to start somewhere .
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Old 25 February 2002, 06:07   #27
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indeed, tiktok.... mine started with my very own c128 and a600, it grew from there, i think starting with a sega saturn and an atari 2600
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Old 10 April 2002, 10:02   #28
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Smile My Computer collection so far

- A4000T 060/PPC, Toaster 4000, Phonepak, PCI, GVP I/O etc.
- A3000
- A600
- A1200
- 2x A1000's
- CD32
- CDTV
- 2x SGI O2's
- Sun Ultrasparc Workstation
- SX-64
- Atari Lynx
- PowerMac 5400
- Apple Newton 130
- Apple Newton 2100
- Psion PDA
- HP Jornada color PDA
- AMD 1.2 Ghz PC w/Linux Mandrake & Windows XP
- PIII 400 Mhz w/ Win98/SE
- Playstation
- Dreamcast


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Old 10 April 2002, 17:01   #29
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zx81 (doesn't work - hasn't got the cassette player lead)

The phillips videopac (G7000) - my mum bought this in about '89 because the man at the car boot sale said it would be easy to get games for...

Binatone tv master - Pong, about 10 times. (although "basketball pong" kept me and my sister busy for hours)

Dragon 32 (first machine I ever programmed - taught me what the colour "buff" was. Strangest colour pallette: green, yellow and lots of browns if I remember right. And dark blue. None of that good old "cyan" and "magenta" of the speccy)

zx spectrum 48K (count it). Took about 20 minutes to load a game, which was like listening to a modem connecting. Then it would crash. I spent hours typing in programs in basic from magazines - but there was always a misprint and I'd get a syntax error. There was also the weird combination of keys you'd have to press to get the right command (each key had about 5 different things it could be).

Sega Master System (the "newer" one - although there might have been more than two versions)

Sega Megadrive (the "older" one - although again, there might have been more than two versions) - had quite a lot of fun with this.

...and then all the recent stuff

Amiga 500 (with 512K expansion = 1 Meg, woohoo! Happy days are here! And a battery backed up clock!)

Amiga 600 (getting there...)

Amiga 1200 (with extra stuff like 030 expansion, 8 meg fast ram, scsi adapter, etc.) I got this just about the time the amiga was "officially dead" (for about the third time). Did lots of programming in AMOS pro on this (Still waiting for Amiga Format to send me my fifty pound for my "readers game". It's probably in the post.)

Then I got some PCs, from p90 to p200 to p400, which hold no nostalgic value for me whatsoever.
 
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Renamed so it makes more sense... 6581, post yer collection man!
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Old 01 July 2002, 20:25   #31
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Thanks to this GREAT board a year ago I started my collection with an A600:

- A600 with 2 megs chip ram and a 350 megs hardrive
- CPC6128 with a 3.5" drive
- MSX2 - NMS 8245 with a Philips VS 0080 monitor (fantastic monitor)
- SNES
- Megadrive I and II
- SegaCD and MegaCD II
- A Multi Game Hunter (backup station) for the SNES and Megadrive.

And very soon an A1200 with a Blizzard IV
 
Old 01 July 2002, 20:33   #32
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hah! It's contagious, Uukrul! I'm glad you got bitten by the bug

A game hunter, sweet! Does it work fine? How many megabits does it have?
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Ok Akira you asked for it...

Amstrad

4x CPC 464
3x CPC 6128
2x Colour monitors
1x Green screen monitor

Acorn

2x BBC Master Model B with disc drive (both broken!!! grrr)

Atari
1x 64XE (Dodgy keyboard)
1x 520STM (No power supply)
3x 520STFM (1 has internal 512K upgrade to 1MB ram)
2x 520STE (1 of them has been upgraded to 1MB)
1x 1040STE (Upg. to 4MB)
1x Colour monitor
1x Monochrome

Commodore (8-bit)
6x C64
(My best C64 is boxed, in abosolute mint condition! It is one of the first batch of C64's made from 1982, with a R1 ceramic VIC-II chip! 2 dead C64s, chips desoldered and used to fix another with a dodgy PLA chip.)

3x C64C (Including my first C64 bought for my 11th birthday in 1990, plus another in abosolute mint condition , manufactured in 1991 My orginal C64 is still in use, with it's own 486DX/2 66MHz/540MB HDD PC running HDD64)

1x Commodore Plus/4 (Purchased two sundays ago!)

Commodore (16/32 Bit)

5xA500 (all but 1 has been upgraded to 1MB)
3xA500Plus (1 has a 1mb upg to 2MB.)
2xA600 (Main A600 has 2MB RAM and 20Mb drive, the other unexpanded)
4xA1200 (Including my original A1200 from 1993, (Race and Chase pack) still boxed in abosolute mint condition, box looks factory new!) A1200's has 40 to 540MB drives.

1xEscom A1200
1x Amiga CD32 with SX-1 Expansion with 4MB Fast RAM plus A2000 Keyboard. (I got this for free at a boot fair would you believe! However the power supply was broken, so I had to mod a A500 P/S for it. Also got another A500Plus on the same day.)

1x 1084D Colour monitor
1x 1084DS Colour monitor

Sinclair

3x 48k ZX Spectrum (1 Boxed, 1 Broken)
3x 48K ZX Spectrum+ (1 with bad keyboard, 1 Boxed)
2x 128K Spectrum (Who says they are rare!!!)
1x 128K Spectrum +2 (My 4th 8-bit computer which replaced my broken +2)
1x 128K Spectrum +2A
1x 128K Spectrum +3

Various

Sam Coupe with 512k with Printer interface, and 80 disks

Consoles
Master system, 2x Mega drive (1Boxed), 3x NES (2Boxed), SNES, Playstation (boxed), Gameboy, Atari Lynx (boxed).

Also various PC's 486/Pentium MMX/Pentium II

Whew! I got to start slimming down the collection after going through all that!
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Hey Akira, great photo's of the "Drean C64". I've never seen one like that before! If you got a digicam I would love to see more pics! (especially the case badge) I was thing of spraying a breadbin C64 (it is horribly yellowed (the commodore cruse!)) a nice shade of blue! Go great with a white keyboard!

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Old 01 July 2002, 21:26   #35
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A game hunter, sweet! Does it work fine? How many megabits does it have?
Yes, works fine It has 16 megabits, so 90 % of Megadrive games and around 75 % of SNES games work with it. I got it plus a Snes, a Megadrive II + MegaCD II and a lot of originals for 90 $

The SNES with an RGB cable and the 50/60 Hz switch is an awesome game platform
 
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Good one, Uukrul! Id die to get a Superwildcard 2DX, though

6581: you ask for it, you got it! As far as I know, these Dreans are former returned US NTSC machines, refurbished and sold as new in this sub-standard third-world country I live in :P The VIC is NTSC, but the clock is PAL, so SIDs sound at PAL speed, but with the pitch of NTSC machines! some strange crap
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Good one, Uukrul! Id die to get a Superwildcard 2DX, though
If you have the money that's easy:
http://www.lik-sang.com/catalog/prod...448&PID=810730

Now that 1 Euro = 0.99 $ is the moment for buying, but I don't have the money
 
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Hey MOS6581! (can I call you SID? shorter and easier )

Nice collection, I didn't read it when I posted teh otehr message! I see you are a Commodore-aholic, much like Overdoc

I like this bit:
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My orginal C64 is still in use, with it's own 486DX/2 66MHz/540MB HDD PC running HDD64
Put that PC slave to work, I say! . The PC treated as a C64 peripheral, sweet I've got to try the 64HDD thing myself, a friend of mine will make the XE1541 cable for me, then I'll be set . I also want to make the PC64 cable, so I can use SIDPlay/w with it!

All I have left is a question: where do you stick all this stuff? There is a thread to show pics of your collection or "game room", I'd like to see your "junk"


Uukrul: right now, money is a terrible problem for me :/


Vivash: You say:
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zx81 (doesn't work - hasn't got the cassette player lead)
You mean it "doesn't work" just because you don't have that lead? It's a normal miniplug cable man! I know I used a miniplu-miniplug cable to connect it to my stereo and load a cassette from it!
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Well comapred to the others my list of computers is small but (NOT INCLUDING PC's) I have:

1 X Sega megadrive
1 X Nintendo
1 X SNES
1 X ZX80
1 X ZX81
1 X Spectrum 128
1 X Amstrad CPC464 (loads of Original Boxed games too)
1 X Acorn Electron
1 X Commodore 64
1 X Atari ST
1 X Amiga 500
1 X Amiga 500+
1 X Amiga 600
1 X Amiga 1200
1 X Intellivision (Cool games Console)
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Hey MOS6581! (can I call you SID? shorter and easier )
Sure no problem!

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Nice collection, I didn't read it when I posted teh otehr message! I see you are a Commodore-aholic, much like Overdoc
I'm a Commodore-obessive more like!

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All I have left is a question: where do you stick all this stuff? There is a thread to show pics of your collection or "game room", I'd like to see your "junk"
I ask myself the same question...! After I do some tidying up I'll post some pics of the machines I've got. The SAM coupe will probably be of most interest to people, so I'll try and get some pics of it uploaded.
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