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List of Home Computers (With Commercial Games)

Sun May 20, 2012 7:41 pm

I am attempting to list all the home computers that were also used for games (I'm basing this on 'commercial' game releases to class it as a gaming platform). Reason for this is the lists you tend to find online just list all home computers including hobby kits, some business only systems, clones etc.

So I want to make a definite list of computers you could have had at home and purchased games for (and are not clones of other systems).

Not including consoles as they are far more easily sourced. Any additions/removals or amendments would be appreciated.

* denotes a Gamebase is available for the system

Acorn Archimedes*
Acorn Atom*
Acorn BBC Micro Series*
Acorn Electron*
Amstrad CPC Series*
Amstrad PCW
APF Imagination Machine (Computer/Console Hybrid)*
Apple II Series*
Apple II GS*
Apple Macintosh
Atari 400/800 Series*
Atari ST*
Atari Falcon
Bally Astrocade (Computer/Console Hybrid)*
Camputers Lynx
Casio PV-2000*
Coleco Adam
Commodore 128*
Commodore 64 Series (Includes Max Machine ?)*
Commodore Amiga Series*
Commodore PET Series
Commodore Plus 4 / C16*
Commodore Vic 20*
Compucolor Series
Comx-35
DAI Personal Computer
Dragon 32/64*
EACA Colour Genie*
Elektronika BK0010
Enterprise*
Exelvision
Exidy Sorcerer
Fujitsu FM7 Series*
FM Towns Series*
Grundy New Brain
Homelab*
Interact Home Computer
Jupiter ACE
Luxor ABC 80
Mattel Aquarius*
Memotech 500 Series*
Microbee Series
Microkey Primo*
Micronique Hector
MSX Series*
NEC PC 88
NEC PC 98*
NEC PC60/80
Panasonic JR-200u
Philips VG 5000*
Philips P2000
Robotron KC85
SAM Coupe*
Sega SC-3000
Sharp MZ Series
Sharp X1*
Sharp X68000*
Sinclair QL
Sinclair ZX Spectrum Series*
Sinclair ZX80/ZX81*
Sord M5*
Spectravideo (before their msx-compatibles)
Tandy TRS-80 (Non Co-Co) Series
Tandy TRS-80 (Co-Co) Series*
Tandy MC-10/Matra Alice
Tangerine Oric Series*
Tatung Einstein
Tesla PMD 85
Texas TI Series*
Thomson M05*
Thomson T07*
Tomy Tutor
VideoBrain*
Videoton TVC*
Vtech Laser 200

DOS*
Windows
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Sun May 20, 2012 8:16 pm

Dragon 32/64 has one by MAD
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Sun May 20, 2012 8:21 pm

Thanks must have missed that, will edit my post to correct.
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Mon May 21, 2012 2:04 pm

EACA Video Genie can be considered a clone of the regular TRS-80 series.
The TRS-80 CoCo series is distinct from that (i.e not compatible).

Here are some additions:
Casio PV-2000
Exelvision
Micronique Hector
NEC PC60/80 series (just to clarify, the different NEC series are usually incompatible to each other, except with early PC80 to PC88.
It does not apply to late PC80 models.)
Panasonic JR-200u
Spectravideo (before their msx-compatibles)
Tandy MC-10/Matra Alice (early Matra models are afaik clones of the MC-10, the last model isn't.)
Tatung Einstein
Tomy Tutor
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Fri May 25, 2012 9:03 pm

Thanks Starscream I will update my post once I have full Internet connection again, not even going to attempt to update it on my phone.
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Tue May 29, 2012 8:18 pm

Thanks to Starscream I have updated the above master list with the missing models, corrected the NEC PC entries, removed the EACA clone and added the additional TRS-80 series (boy is that confusing !).

Anymore additions, corrections, amendments please post.

Remember just I'm just after a complete list of home computers with a commercial game library (however small), not interested in business computers or the hobby/kit/micro computers.

Once again thanks to Starscream for the great info, when I started this I really didn't realise how many of these there were !
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Tue May 29, 2012 10:53 pm

Depending on how you define business computer, there are probably more. A lot of systems were not geared towards gaming capability or home use, but that didn't necessarly mean a home user couldn't buy them and order a few games for it. This probably applies to a lot of early CP/M compatible systems and PC-variants like say, the DEC Rainbow (there's to my knowledge no emulator available for that anyway).

I just noticed that the Macintosh is missing from the list though! Dunno if a Gamebase makes sense with it from the emulator-frontend perspective.
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:32 pm

Well I was thinking more of the systems you could physically go to a store and purchase a game, probably stretch to mail order of commercial games (ie not PD or shareware).

I'll add Macintosh to the list, but like you I'm not sure how feasible a Gamebase would be.
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Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:18 am

Updated to show the NEC PC98 has a Gamebase
Author: Gamebase Atari 5200, Gamebase Atari 7800, Gamebase Odyssey 1, Gamebase APF, Gamebase Channel F, Gamebase Action Max, Gamebase VideoBrain.

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Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:00 pm

To keep things as accurate as possible I would change 'Vic 20' to 'Commodore VIC 20' and 'Oric' to 'Tangerine Oric-1' and 'Tangerine Oric Atmos'.
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Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:51 am

Agreed - List now updated
Author: Gamebase Atari 5200, Gamebase Atari 7800, Gamebase Odyssey 1, Gamebase APF, Gamebase Channel F, Gamebase Action Max, Gamebase VideoBrain.

Contributor: Gamebase Archimedes , GamebaseST, Gamebase RCA Studio II
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RE

Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:09 pm

I think there was an Oric Stratos and and Oric Telestrat or maybe these were the same machines.
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Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:16 pm

Thanks for the information on the other Oric systems Stanstimer. I have updated the entry to show the Oric series rather than each model. I will amend if these are incompatible or not part of the same family.

I have also removed the Vector system as after looking it up, it doesn't meet the criteria of Home Computer the list is about.
Author: Gamebase Atari 5200, Gamebase Atari 7800, Gamebase Odyssey 1, Gamebase APF, Gamebase Channel F, Gamebase Action Max, Gamebase VideoBrain.

Contributor: Gamebase Archimedes , GamebaseST, Gamebase RCA Studio II
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Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:47 pm

Also removed Timex Sinclair as this is basically the US version of the Spectrum.
Author: Gamebase Atari 5200, Gamebase Atari 7800, Gamebase Odyssey 1, Gamebase APF, Gamebase Channel F, Gamebase Action Max, Gamebase VideoBrain.

Contributor: Gamebase Archimedes , GamebaseST, Gamebase RCA Studio II
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Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:29 pm

I have just uploaded a Memotech 500 gamebase in the forum
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