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TOSEC: The Old School Emulation Center

The Old School Emulation Center (TOSEC) is a retrocomputing initiative dedicated to the cataloging and preservation of software, firmware and resources for microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. The main goal of the project is to catalog and audit various kinds of software and firmware images for these systems.

As of release 2012-09-15, TOSEC catalogs over 200 unique computing platforms and continues to grow. As of this time the project had identified and cataloged 466,396 different software images/sets, consisting of over 3.60TB of software, firmware and resources.

The initiative was founded on 18 January 2000, with the first official TOSEC website going live 18 August 2000, by a Dutch retrocomputing enthusiast using the pseudonym "Grendel". While the original founder of TOSEC has since ceased to have an involvement in the initiative, a dedicated team of volunteers continue to expand and contribute to the project.

The goal of the TOSEC project is to maintain a database of all software and firmware images for all microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. In addition to this, the project also catalogs other computing and gaming resources such as software and hardware manuals, magazine scans and computing catalogs.

Using this data, TOSEC can provide quality assurance and auditing tools for cataloging and validating software images (such as ROM chip images, CD images and floppy disk images etc.) and computing resources (such as manuals and magazines).

The TOSEC database contains detailed information on images of hundreds of thousands of ROMs, EEPROMs, optical discs, magnetic disks, magnetic tapes, document scans, and other sundry media and individual files.

To understand the conventions of the TOSEC filenames, please read the TOSEC Naming Standards Document. (Current version: 2011-08-27)

This mirror of TOSEC material is being maintained by Jason Scott. The TOSEC main site is located at http://www.tosecdev.org/.

 Platform Name Revision Browse Collection
Acorn Electron2012-04-23BROWSE
Acorn Archimedes2012-04-23BROWSE
Amiga CD322012-04-23BROWSE
Amiga CDTV2012-04-23BROWSE
Amstrad GX40002012-04-23BROWSE
Apple I2012-04-23BROWSE
Apple II2012-04-23BROWSE
Apple IIgs2012-04-23BROWSE
Apple III2012-04-23BROWSE
Apple Lisa2012-04-23BROWSE
Applied Technology Micro Bee2012-04-23BROWSE
Amstrad CPC2012-04-23BROWSE
Atari 8-bit Series2012-04-23BROWSE
Atari ST2012-04-23BROWSE
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade2012-04-23BROWSE
Bandai Wonderswan2012-04-23BROWSE
Bandai Wonderswan Color2012-04-23BROWSE
Camputers Lynx2012-04-23BROWSE
Coleco ADAM2012-04-23BROWSE
ColecoVision2012-04-23BROWSE
Commodore Amiga2012-04-10BROWSE
Commodore C-1282012-04-10BROWSE
Commodore C16, C116 & Plus-42012-04-10BROWSE
Commodore C-642012-04-23BROWSE
Commodore C-652012-04-23BROWSE
Commodore MAX2012-04-23BROWSE
Commodore PET2012-04-23BROWSE
Commodore VIC-202012-04-23BROWSE
DEC PDP-122012-04-23BROWSE
Dragon Data Dragon2012-04-23BROWSE
Elektronika BK-001-4112012-04-23BROWSE
Emerson Arcadia 20012012-04-23BROWSE
Epoch Super Cassette Vision2012-04-23BROWSE
ETL Mark IV2012-04-23BROWSE
Front Fareast Magic Drive2012-04-23BROWSE
Galaksija Galaksija2012-04-23BROWSE
IBM PC Compatibles2012-04-23BROWSE
Interact Family Computer2012-04-23BROWSE
Kaypro II2012-04-23BROWSE
Luxor ABC 8002012-04-23BROWSE
Magnavox Odyssey 22012-04-23BROWSE
Mattel Aquarius2012-04-23BROWSE
MSX MSX2+2012-04-23BROWSE
NEC PC 82012012-04-23BROWSE
NEC PC-Engine/TurboGrafx 162012-04-23BROWSE
NEC SuperGrafx2012-04-23BROWSE
NCR Decision Mate V2012-04-23BROWSE
OpenPandora Pandora2012-04-23BROWSE
Pel Varazdin Orao2012-04-23BROWSE
Robotron Z10132012-04-23BROWSE
Processor Technology SOL-202012-04-23BROWSE
Sega 32x2012-04-13BROWSE
Sega Game Gear2012-04-13BROWSE
Sega Mark III/Master System2012-04-13BROWSE
Sega Pico2012-04-13BROWSE
Sega Super Control Station2012-04-23BROWSE
Sega Visual Memory Unit2012-04-23BROWSE
Sharp MZ-7002012-04-23BROWSE
Sinclair ZX812012-04-23BROWSE
Sinclair ZX Spectrum2012-04-23BROWSE
Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer2012-04-23BROWSE
University of Cambridge EDSAC2012-04-23BROWSE
University of Tokyo PC-12012-04-23BROWSE
VTech Laser 3102012-04-23BROWSE
Wang VS2012-04-23BROWSE
Watara Supervision2012-04-23BROWSE

The following systems are in the process of being described/prettified, but can be accessed currently.

 Platform Name Revision Browse Collection
Acorn BBC2012-04-23BROWSE
Altos Computer Systems ACS-80002012-04-23BROWSE
Altos Computer Systems Series 52012-04-23BROWSE
Bondwell Model 22012-04-23BROWSE
Casio CFX-98502012-04-23BROWSE
Creatronic Mega Duck & Cougar Boy2012-04-23BROWSE
Cybiko Cybiko2012-04-23BROWSE
Cyiko Xtreme2012-04-23BROWSE
DEC PDP-102012-04-23BROWSE
DEC PDP-112012-04-23BROWSE
DEC PDP-12012-04-23BROWSE
DEC PDP-72012-04-23BROWSE
DEC PDP-82012-04-23BROWSE
DEC PDP-92012-04-23BROWSE
Elektronika BK-0010-0011M2012-04-23BROWSE
Elektronska Industrija Nis PECOM 32 & 642012-04-23BROWSE
Enterprise 64 and 1282012-04-23BROWSE
Entex Adventure Vision2012-04-23BROWSE
ETL Mark II2012-04-23BROWSE
ETL Mark IV A2012-04-23BROWSE
Exelvision Exeltel2012-04-23BROWSE
Exelvision EXL 1002012-04-23BROWSE
Exidy Sorcerer2012-04-23BROWSE
Fairchild VES and Channel F2012-04-23BROWSE
Fujitsu FM Towns2012-04-23BROWSE
Fuji Photo Film FUJIC2012-04-23BROWSE
Funtech Super Acan2012-04-23BROWSE
Galaksija Galaksija Plus2012-04-23BROWSE
GCE Vectrex2012-04-23BROWSE
Hewlett-Packard HP-482012-04-23BROWSE
Hewlett-Packard HP-492012-04-23BROWSE
HomeLab Brailab2012-04-23BROWSE
HomeLab HomeLab2012-04-23BROWSE
Jupiter Cantab Jupiter Ace2012-04-23BROWSE
Luxor ABC 802012-04-23BROWSE
Luxor Video Entertainment System2012-04-23BROWSE
Matra Hachette Alice 322012-04-23BROWSE
Matsushita National JR2012-04-23BROWSE
Mattel Intellivision2012-04-23BROWSE
Memotech MTX2012-04-23BROWSE
Microkey Primo2012-04-23BROWSE
MITS Altair 88002012-04-23BROWSE
MSX MSX22012-04-23BROWSE
MSX MSX2012-04-23BROWSE
MSX TurboR2012-04-23BROWSE
NASCOM 1 and 22012-04-23BROWSE
NEC PC 60012012-04-23BROWSE
NEC PC 80012012-04-23BROWSE
NEC PC 88012012-04-23BROWSE
NEC PC 88VA2012-04-23BROWSE
NEC PC 98012012-04-23BROWSE
NEC PC 98212012-04-23BROWSE
Osborne OSBORNE 1 & Executive2012-04-23BROWSE
Philips P20002012-04-23BROWSE
Philips Videopac+2012-04-23BROWSE
Pioneer Laseractive2012-04-23BROWSE
Radio-86RK Apogej BK-012012-04-23BROWSE
Radio-86RK Mikro-802012-04-23BROWSE
Radio-86RK Mikrosha2012-04-23BROWSE
Radio-86RK Partner-01-012012-04-23BROWSE
Radio 86RK2012-04-23BROWSE
Radio-86RK YuT-882012-04-23BROWSE
RCA Chip 82012-04-23BROWSE
RCA Studio 22012-04-23BROWSE
RCA Superchip2012-04-23BROWSE
Robotron KC Compact2012-04-23BROWSE
Robotron Z9001 & KC85 12012-04-23BROWSE
SABA Videoplay2012-04-23BROWSE
Sam Coupe2012-04-23BROWSE
Sega Computer 30002012-04-23BROWSE
Sega Game 10002012-04-23BROWSE
Sega Megadrive and Genesis2012-04-13BROWSE
Sharp X12012-04-23BROWSE
Sharp X680002012-04-23BROWSE
Sinclair QL2012-04-23BROWSE
SNK NeoGeo Pocket2012-04-23BROWSE
Sony Pocketstation2012-04-23BROWSE
Sord M52012-04-23BROWSE
Super Famicom and Super Entertainment System2012-04-14BROWSE
Tangerine Microtan 652012-04-23BROWSE
Tangerine Oric 1 and Atmos2012-04-23BROWSE
Tesla PMD 852012-04-23BROWSE
Texas Instruments CC-402012-04-23BROWSE
Texas Instruments TI-732012-04-23BROWSE
Texas Instruments TI-802012-04-23BROWSE
Texas Instruments TI-812012-04-23BROWSE
Texas Instruments TI-822012-04-23BROWSE
Texas Instruments TI-832012-04-23BROWSE
Texas Instruments TI-852012-04-23BROWSE
Texas Instruments TI-862012-04-23BROWSE
Texas Instruments TI-892012-04-23BROWSE
Texas Instruments TI-922012-04-23BROWSE
Texas Instruments TI-99/4a2012-04-23BROWSE
Thomson M052012-04-23BROWSE
Thomson TO72012-04-23BROWSE
Thomson TO82012-04-23BROWSE
Tiger Game.Com2012-04-23BROWSE
Tomy Tutor and Pyuuta2012-04-23BROWSE
Tsukuda Original Othello Multivision2012-04-23BROWSE
Visual Technology Visual 10502012-04-23BROWSE
VTech Laser 2001 & CreatiVision2012-04-23BROWSE
VTech Laser 2002012-04-23BROWSE

The TOSEC development team releases information on their software classifications in the form of data (DAT) files on a regular basis. The last few releases are linked here, with additional sets kept on record indefinitely.

 Dataset Name Link to Dataset
TOSEC - DAT Pack - Complete (2001) (TOSEC-v2012-12-28) (December 2012)2012-12-28
TOSEC - DAT Pack - Complete (1996) (TOSEC-v2012-09-15) (September 2012)2012-09-15

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This is the ultimate, most complete ZX Spectrum files set that have ever been! This set contains:  - All files that were in TOSEC;  - All files from www.worldofspectrum.org which were never in TOSEC before;  - All modern homebrews up to September 2017;  - Demos from pouet.net;  - Games which took part in Crap Games Competition;  - Rare hacks and compilations.   Provided by Lady Eklipse with love to all ZX Spectrum community. 31. October, 2017 If you want an easy way to sort these files...
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The Old School Emulation Center (TOSEC) is a retrocomputing initiative dedicated to the cataloging and preservation of software, firmware and resources for microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. The main goal of the project is to catalog and audit all possible kinds of software and firmware images for these systems. To support this, the TOSEC Naming Convention (TNC) was created. The TNC is the set of standardized rules used by TOSEC renamers to provide a consistent, clear and...
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******************************* The Old School Emulation Center 15/09/2012 Hello, and welcome to a brand new TOSEC release! In this release we have lots of new additions to all the usual suspects, as well as some more exciting new systems. All folders and contents should be self explanatory. All necessary CUEs are also included. There are also some scripts included to assist in creating TOSEC folders, and some 'move' scripts for those of you using RomVault. For all the latest work-in-progress...
******************************* The Old School Emulation Center 28/12/2012 Hello, and welcome to a brand new TOSEC release! Just a quick one before the end of the year, LOTS of new Commodore images added. Many thanks to the tireless efforts of Crashdisk, mai, Duncan Twain and new helpers AntiPontifex and IguanaC64. On the ISO side, I'm happy to report the NTSC-US Games DAT is now 100% complete and verified, due to the above and beyond efforts of Maddog, atreyu187 and all the boys at Dumpcast....
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The Old School Emulation Center Collection version 2017-04-23 The first TOSEC release of 2017 is here! This release took a bit more time but is also much more varied, adding a good amount of new systems as well as updates to existent ones, thanks to Crashdisk, mai, Duncan Twain, tomse, Maddog, MetalliC and mictlantecuhtle.
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Dragon Data (2013-04-13 Version)
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The Acorn Archimedes was Acorn Computers' first general purpose home computer to be based on their own ARM architecture. Using a RISC design with a 32-bit CPU, at its launch in June 1987, the Archimedes was stated as running at 4 MIPS, with a claim of 18 MIPS during tests. The name is commonly used to describe any of Acorn's contemporary designs based on the same architecture, even where Acorn did not include Archimedes in the official name. The first models were released in June 1987, as the...
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The BBC Microcomputer System, or BBC Micro, was a series of microcomputers and associated peripherals designed and built by the Acorn Computer company for the BBC Computer Literacy Project, operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Designed with an emphasis on education, it was notable for its ruggedness, expandability and the quality of its operating system. After the Literacy Project's call for bids for a computer to accompany the TV programs and literature, Acorn won the contract...
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The Acorn Electron is a budget version of the BBC Micro educational/home computer made by Acorn Computers Ltd. It has 32 kilobytes of RAM, and its ROM includes BBC BASIC v2 along with its operating system. The Electron was able to save and load programs onto audio cassette via a supplied converter cable that connected it to any standard tape recorder that had the correct sockets. It was capable of basic graphics, and could display onto either a television set, a colour (RGB) monitor or a...
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Manufactured by the Altos Computer Systems Company, the ACS-8000 was a Z80-based computer with 4k of RAM, running CP/M or MP/M.
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Manufatured by the Altos Computer Systems company, the Altos Series 5 was a multi-user computer system with an original retail price of $2,990, and a base configuration including a Z80A CPU, 192K RAM, two 5.25-inch floppy disk drives, four serial and one parallel ports, MP/M II.
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The Amiga CD32, styled "CD32" (code-named "Spellbound"), was the first 32-bit CD-ROM based video game console released in western Europe, Australia, Canada and Brazil. It was first announced at the Science Museum in London, United Kingdom on 16 July 1993, and was released in September of the same year. The CD32 is based on Commodore's Advanced Graphics Architecture chipset, and is of similar specification to the Amiga 1200 computer. Using 3rd-party devices, it is possible to...
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The CDTV (an acronym for "Commodore Dynamic Total Vision", a backronym of an acronym for "Compact Disk Television", giving it a double meaning) was a multimedia platform developed by Commodore International and launched in 1991. On a technological level it was essentially a Commodore Amiga 500 home computer in a Hi-Fi style case with a single-speed CD-ROM drive. Commodore marketed the machine as an all-in-one home multimedia appliance rather than a computer. As such, it...
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The Amstrad CPC (short for Colour Personal Computer) is a series of 8-bit home computers produced by Amstrad between 1984 and 1990. It was designed to compete in the mid-1980s home computer market dominated by the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, where it successfully established itself primarily in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and the German-speaking parts of Europe. The series spawned a total of six distinct models: The CPC464, CPC664, and CPC6128 were highly successful...
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The GX4000 was Amstrad's short-lived attempt to enter the games console market. The console was released in Europe in 1990 and was an upgraded design based on the then still-popular CPC technology. The GX4000 shared hardware architecture with Amstrad's CPC Plus computer line, which were released concurrently, this allowed the system to be compatible with the majority of CPC Plus software. The GX4000 was both Amstrad's first and only attempt at entering the console market. Although offering...
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The original Apple Computer, also known retroactively as the Apple I, or Apple-1, is a personal computer released by the Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) in 1976. They were designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak. Wozniak's friend Steve Jobs had the idea of selling the computer. The Apple I was Apple's first product, and to finance its creation, Jobs sold his only means of transportation, a VW Microbus and Wozniak sold his HP-65 calculator for $500. It was demonstrated in July 1976 at...
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The Apple II series (trademarked with square brackets as "Apple ][") is a set of 8-bit home computers, one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputer products, designed primarily by Steve Wozniak, manufactured by Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) and introduced in 1977 with the original Apple II. In terms of ease of use, features and expandability the Apple II was a major technological advancement over its predecessor, the Apple I, a limited-production bare circuit board...
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The Apple IIGS (stylized as IIgs) is the fifth and most powerful model in the Apple II series of personal computers produced by Apple Computer. The "GS" in the name stands for Graphics and Sound, referring to its enhanced multimedia capabilities, especially its state-of-the-art sound and music synthesis, which greatly surpassed previous models of the line and most contemporary machines like the Macintosh and IBM PC. The machine was a radical departure from any previous Apple II, with...
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The Apple III (often rendered as Apple ///) is a business-oriented personal computer produced and released by Apple Computer that was intended as the successor to the Apple II series, but largely considered a failure in the market. Development work on the Apple III started in late 1978 under the guidance of Dr. Wendell Sander. The machine was first announced and released on May 19, 1980, but due to serious stability issues that required a design overhaul and a recall of existing machines, it...
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The Lisa is a personal computer designed by Apple Computer, Inc. during the early 1980s. It was the first personal computer to offer a graphical user interface in an inexpensive machine aimed at individual business users. Development of the Lisa began in 1978[1] as a powerful personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI) targeted toward business customers. In 1982, Steve Jobs was forced out of the Lisa project, so he joined the Macintosh project instead. The Macintosh is not a direct...
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MicroBee (Micro Bee) was a series of home computers by Applied Technology, later known as MicroBee Systems. The original MicroBee computer was designed in Australia by a team including Owen Hill and Matthew Starr. It was based on features available on the DG-Z80 and DG-640 S-100 cards developed by David Griffiths, TCT-PCG S-100 card developed by TCT Micro Design and MW6545 S-100 card developed by Dr John Wilmshurst. It was originally packaged as a two board unit, with the lower "main...
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The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers manufactured from 1979 to 1992. All are based on the MOS Technology 6502 CPU and were the first home computers designed with custom coprocessor chips. Over the following decade several versions of the same basic design were released, including the original Atari 400 and 800 and their successors, the XL and XE series of computers. Overall, the Atari 8-bit computer line was a commercial success, selling two million units through its major...
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The Atari ST was a home computer released by Atari Corporation in 1985. The "ST" officially stands for "Sixteen/Thirty Two", which referrs to the Motorola 68000's 16-bit external bus and 32-bit internals. Introduced for $800/$1000 (monochrome or color monitor), it sold into the early 1990s. Memory size ranged from 512k to 4mb. Heralded as Atari's flagship graphics machine, it competed against the Commodore Amiga and Acorn Archimedes, grabbing a significant foothold in the...
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The Astrocade is an second generation video game console and simple computer system designed by a team at Midway, the videogame division of Bally. It was marketed only for a limited time before Bally decided to exit the market. The rights were later picked up by a third-party company, who re-released it and sold it until around 1983. The Astrocade is particularly notable for its very powerful graphics capabilities for the time of release, and for the difficulty in accessing those capabilities....
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WonderSwan (ワンダースワン Wandāsuwan?) was a line of handheld game consoles produced in Japan by Bandai between 1999 and 2003. It was developed by the late Gunpei Yokoi's company Koto and Bandai. The WonderSwan was made to compete with the Neo Geo Pocket Color and the market leader Nintendo's Game Boy Color (even though the developer for the WonderSwan, Gunpei Yokoi, developed the original Nintendo Game Boy). The original WonderSwan was later replaced by the WonderSwan Color; although...
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WonderSwan (ワンダースワン Wandāsuwan?) was a line of handheld game consoles produced in Japan by Bandai between 1999 and 2003. It was developed by the late Gunpei Yokoi's company Koto and Bandai. The WonderSwan was made to compete with the Neo Geo Pocket Color and the market leader Nintendo's Game Boy Color (even though the developer for the WonderSwan, Gunpei Yokoi, developed the original Nintendo Game Boy). The original WonderSwan was later replaced by the WonderSwan Color; although...
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This machine was produced by the Bondwell Holding Company, LLC, of Hong Kong, and came out in 1985. It arrived an interesting juncture of the death of CP/M and the birth of laptop computers. While there are earlier laptops and even earlier CP/M laptops, the Bondwell Model 2 came late enough that there was good enough LCD resolution (640x200) to support an 80x25 line display; CMOS chips were advanced enough to allow long battery life (up to eight hours), and 3.5 inch floppies were already...
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The Camputers Lynx was an 8-bit computer that experienced a shorter-than-most life in the home computer marketplace, mostly in the UK and Europe. Camputers released the Lynx 48k in March of 1983, a competitor to the ZX Spectrum. Powered with Z80A CPU, the computer was quickly repackaged as a 96k version in September of 1983, with current 48k owners required to send their machines in for a mechanical upgrade. A later 128k version was released in December of 1983. John Shireff designed the...
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For students in any field, but especially math and sciences, the Casio CFX-9850GC PLUS graphing calculator is a problem-solving tool with over 900 features for storing, graphing, and analysis. You can execute evaluation tables on a split screen (which allows you to trace the graph and scroll table values simultaneously) to display graphs and tables. With a long list of features, you can master list-based, one- and two-variable statistical calculations, a variety of regressions, statistics,...
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The ColecoVision is Coleco Industries' second generation home video game console, which was released in August 1982. The ColecoVision offered near-arcade-quality graphics and gaming style along with the means to expand the system's basic hardware. Released with a catalog of 12 launch titles, with an additional 10 games announced for 1982, approximately 145 titles in total were published as ROM cartridges for the system between 1982 and 1984. Coleco licensed Nintendo's Donkey Kong as the...
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The Coleco Adam is a home computer released in 1983 by American toy manufacturer Coleco. It was an attempt to follow on the success of the company's ColecoVision video game console. The Adam was not very successful, partly because of early production problems. Coleco announced the Adam in June 1983 at the Summer Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and executives predicted sales of 500,000 by Christmas 1983. From the time of the computer's introduction to the time of its shipment, the price...
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The Amiga is a family of personal computers sold by Commodore in the 1980s and 1990s. The first model was launched in 1985 as a high-end home computer and became popular for its graphical, audio and multi-tasking abilities. The Amiga provided a significant upgrade from 8-bit computers, such as the Commodore 64, and the platform quickly grew in popularity among computer enthusiasts. The best selling model, the Amiga 500, was introduced in 1987 and became the leading home computer of the late...
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