Show us your retro computers

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby trixster » Mon May 29, 2017 11:23 am

Compact, nice!
A3020 | A3000 | BBC B + 128K RAM/ROM + 20K Shadow + RPi2 CoPro + VideoNuLA
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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby YuT666 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:51 am

Bought a Sharp MZ-800 with a an amber monitor for my collection and i hope it will arrive in the next week. It's the MZ-821 WITH a quick disk drive (the ordinary MZ-821 had a integrated tape drive and the MZ-831 had a printer included too). The drive is a 2.8" one ... i'm actually building a cable to play wav files for this computer. I love those not so common computers.

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby Zarchos » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:22 pm

YuT666 wrote:Bought a Sharp MZ-800 with a an amber monitor for my collection and i hope it will arrive in the next week. It's the MZ-821 WITH a quick disk drive (the ordinary MZ-821 had a integrated tape drive and the MZ-831 had a printer included too). The drive is a 2.8" one ... i'm actually building a cable to play wav files for this computer. I love those not so common computers.

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Very nice.
What about the software for it ?
Are they easy to get ?
Interested to buy one now I see one :o

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby YuT666 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:39 pm

This is the best (and maybe the only remaining) Sharp MZ page.

http://www.sharpmz.org/

There are still updates and this site is there since 1998.

Here are games for the MZ-700 series (originally, but they work with the MZ-800 computers as well - you have to choose the 700 mode to use them).

http://www.sharpmz.org/mz-700/dldgames.htm

And some for the MZ-800.

http://www.sharpmz.org/mz-800/dldgames.htm

There is no built in basic language (only a very simple boot-monitor). Basic and other languages are available on tape and some for disk too.
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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby Zarchos » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:28 pm

Great !
Thanks for the links.
Will use YT in my bed to see what all this is about.
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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby 1024MAK » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:22 pm

For a "Complete BBC Games Archive" visit www.bbcmicro.co.uk NOW!
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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby Commie_User » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:05 pm

YuT666 wrote:Bought a Sharp MZ-800 with a an amber monitor for my collection.


Looks just like a real computer, doesn't it. You could have seen it in the library or the bank.

How well did these pro-stylings boost any sales of computers back in the day?

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby SteveBagley » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:42 pm

This report and pictures, written by one of our PhD students, about our display of old computers at our graduation yesterday might amuse people -- particular the bit about the Beeb releasing Magic Smoke in the middle!

http://aaronsplace.co.uk/blog/2017-07-1 ... -2017.html

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Re: Show us your retro computers

Postby dhg2 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:55 pm

Nice pictures, funny timing with the PSU capacitors. I was about to say 'hey, I recognise the guy from Computerphile in one of these pics' but then I realised it's actually you yourself who's posted the link, haha. Great videos by the way.
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