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77) Fritz Chwolka  Male
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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:13 AM Host: Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry, I love your system-80 page as you write it like a adventure. smile
I just like to tell that in germany there was a large community using TRS-80, Komtek and Video Genie (the system-80 named Video-Genie) imported by TCS. TCS made some modern computers compatible to the Video Genie but faster and made for CP/M and NEWDOS. They where the Genie-III, Genie-IIs, Genie-IIIs and the Speedmaster. The last 3 were designed by Uwe Boeker who studied mathematics in 1983. As they where made in Germany most documents are in german language. I saved them at [] .

So thanks for your side I like to visit if I've time.

Best Regards


Terry Stewart Send E-mail Tuesday, 19 December 2017 02:26 PM
Thanks for that note Fritz!
76) Jordon  Male
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Tuesday, 4 July 2017 10:18 PM Host: Write a comment Send E-mail

I've seen some of Terry's videos on youtube, and only today did I happen upon this website looking for information on writing disk images to floppies for my Mac SE FDHD. It worked, which was fantastic.
My first vintage computer was a Commodore 64, which I got as a gift years ago. Witin the last year I've added a C128, an Amiga 500, and my Mac SE. One day I hope to add a classic '77 Commodore PET, and a TRS-80 Model III.
I'll certainly peruse more of this site in the coming weeks!

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Tuesday, 19 December 2017 02:27 PM
Thanks for adding a comment to the guestbook Jordon!
75) Amanda Hambidge  Female
Birmingham, England
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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 10:53 PM Host: Write a comment Send E-mail

Interesting site, I've just dug my Video Genie out of the attic and also found my DP1000 circuit board, ( where the case went I don't know)

Any info on the DP1000 you have would be greatly appreciated, as is the site...

Amanda Hambidge

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Tuesday, 19 December 2017 02:30 PM
Thanks Amanda,

I actually have one of these. I must add photos of it to the System 80 site at some stage. I may have some docs too. I'll need to do some digging...
74) Rene Astle  Male
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Saturday, 6 May 2017 10:09 PM Host: Write a comment Send E-mail

I totally love these old school computers, they are positively retro at their finest. I'm putting together a Retro Decade Revival Project, starting at the top of the North Island of New Zealand. The years will range from the 1980s to the 19th Century. It will have a permanent effect on everybody. Our goal is to revive anything from the good old days of the past and bring them back into the mainstream. I'll raise your finances to open up an old school computer shop for you. God Bless You Dude! You rock on!

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Tuesday, 19 December 2017 01:28 PM
Thanks for the support Rene
73) Tosh  Male
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:33 AM IP: Write a comment Send E-mail

Big fan of vintage keyboards.

Rene Astle Send E-mail Saturday, 3 June 2017 12:07 AM
So am I. Vintage keyboards are one of the many things I love about old school technology.
72) Aaron Brown  Male
Toledo, OH - United States
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 09:16 AM Host: Write a comment Send E-mail


Just found your site. Wonderful! I've just started getting into classic computers as a hobby. Seeing your projects and collection is inspiring.

I've recently picked up a Texas Instruments TI-99/4a and an IBM 5150, both of which I'm in the process of restoring to like-new condition.

Hello from Toledo!
71) alan wilden  Male
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Sunday, 12 February 2017 05:28 PM Host: Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi. I have a restored atari 800 xl with the disk drive emulator. I also have a faulty 130xe. I have a working c64 a c16 and a vic20 an amiga500 and a zx81 with 16k ram pack. But most importantly. I have a mint Condition working sv-318 and tape drive. But no software. The basic is not too different from BBC or even atari. Do you have any software for this unit? I love these old machines. Thank you for your website.

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Saturday, 4 March 2017 10:50 AM
Email sent Alan
70) Andy Collins  Male
Leicestershire. UK
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Tuesday, 7 February 2017 09:20 AM IP: Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry,

Just a quick "Thanks" for the work that you have put into your site and particularly the Exidy Sorcerer download section. I read this project on the VCF forum and it has prompted me to get my Sorcerer out of its box and as I type this I'm waiting for Defender to load.

Thanks again and keep up the good work.


Terry Stewart Send E-mail Sunday, 12 February 2017 09:55 AM
Thanks for the support Andy!
69) Michael Mulhern 
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Friday, 6 January 2017 10:24 PM Host: Write a comment Send E-mail

Great blog Tezza - Retro Compute!
68) Joaquin Cruz  Male
Dallas Tx, US
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Monday, 19 December 2016 11:12 AM IP: Write a comment

Hello Terry.
I have now watched almost all of your videos and appreciate the great care and detail you put into them. It feels like a service provided for the vintage computer collecting community. Is there a possibility of producing some videos about vintage Unix workstations, like SGIs or Suns in the future? Thanks again for your wonderful videos,

Terry Send E-mail Saturday, 24 December 2016 04:33 PM
Thanks JC. Unfortunately I don't own any of those machines and (given present space limitations) are unlikely to. Thanks for support though.
67) Mark Fergusson  Male
Brisbane Australia
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Thursday, 24 November 2016 11:41 AM Host: Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry,
What a great collection! I have owned a couple of those machines and wished I'd kept them. My high school in Wanganui had a DS System 80, Apple II and a Sharp 'pocket computer'. Truely magical times!!
Thanks for a great site!

Terry Send E-mail Saturday, 24 December 2016 04:31 PM
Thanks for those supportive comments Mark
66) Jim Green  Male
Superior, Arizona
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Monday, 14 November 2016 05:38 PM Host: Write a comment Send E-mail

Great collection, excellent website, thank you. I've only owned a few of the computers that you are displaying, and many I've never seen. I really enjoy the commentary and history of the systems and how you managed to resurrect them into working condition. I like you, also have a very fond love for these obsolete machines and have a very small collection (horde) of modern throw aways.
I am totally inspired, thank you again.

Terry Send E-mail Friday, 18 November 2016 11:20 AM
Thanks for the support Jim!
65) Max  Male
Wellington New Zealand
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Saturday, 1 October 2016 08:02 PM Host: Write a comment Send E-mail

Great site Terry. How time flies by. Now long retired as a telecommunications engineer, I still have fond memories of using computers gone by:
IBM 1620 in 1968
HP 9100A 1970
ICL System 4 1971
HP 9800 1974
Olivetti Logos 1978 - a lovely looking machine. Why oh why did I give it away?
Computerphone 1987
and of course the myriads of PC clones thereafter.
There was, and is, something magical about writing a program before using it to generate results. Word processors, spreadsheets and database software may be efficient to use but oh so boring.

Terry Send E-mail Friday, 18 November 2016 11:07 AM
I agree Max. Thanks for leaving a comment.
64) Istvan BIRO  Male
Budapest, Hungary
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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 08:26 PM Host: Write a comment Send E-mail

Glad to find you.
I bought my TRS-80 M2 in Australia, 1982.
It works well now with Expansioin Box and Floppy.
Ii would need some spare parts: Button caps "7","8" and spare power supply.
I woould need advice how to couple uptodate printers to Exp Box parallel output.
I am glad to share all programs, codes & experience.
Best, Istvan BIRO - Budapest, Hungary

Terry Send E-mail Friday, 18 November 2016 11:03 AM
Thanks for the comment Istvan
63) Brian  Male
Liverpool, England
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 06:38 AM Host: Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry -

Just a quick shout out to you for posting these videos. I'm an avid retro fan and have really enjoyed your channel, thank you for taking the time to put these together. I notice you've not posted for a while, hope everything is well.


Terry Send E-mail Wednesday, 31 August 2016 01:09 PM
Hi Brian,

Thanks. Yes, everything is fine. Just other hobbies competing with this one at the moment (:
62) Lindsay Cowell  Male
Melville Western Australia6156
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Friday, 12 August 2016 02:49 AM Host: Write a comment Send E-mail

Anyone interested in an Hitachi Peach monitor Cpu/keyboard power supply software
email me for details 11 Aug 2016
61) Sean Kennedy  Male
Shokan, New York
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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 05:10 AM Host: Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Tezza,

Just a note to say "thank you". I found your YouTube videos and then this website while doing a little research. I ended up watching all the videos well into the morning! And I've been back to the website many times to read your stories from your collection. Great stuff!

I started in 9th grade on a Commodore PET 2001 (in 1979). Always wanted a C64 but had no money to buy one. I later inherited a Northstar Advantage (after I married in 1987) and learned CP/M. The first computer I bought was a Tandy 1400FD laptop. Learned MS-DOS. Then finally ended up in Windows, where I remain with Windows 10.

I'm not in the computer industry. I use them for business. But it is my hobby at home. You've inspired me to continue what I started many years ago. I had started setting up a small "museum" in my basement several years ago but it fell to disuse. I'm now back at it and getting it cleaned up. Can't wait to see if the N* Advantage still works!

Thanks again and I hope you're able to keep up the videos. I haven't learned to do that yet but I may have to learn how to put up some videos for these machines I have. Any tips on how to start will be appreciated. What equipment do you have for making these videos?

Take care,

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Friday, 29 July 2016 03:24 PM
Hi Sean, Thanks for those comments. Good luck with the museum. I just use my mobile phone for the videos now (Samsung Galaxy 5) and Windows Movie Maker. Fairly basic stuff smile
60) Murray  Male
New Zealand taranaki
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Saturday, 18 June 2016 07:59 AM Host: Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello there terry I'm looking for help with this computer I have it's a 1982 ICL complete,with original ICL disks,I can't seem to find to much info about it,it's good clean complete condition and has 8 extra cards that go with it,I was recommend to contact you,
59) Leonard Espinosa  Male
Albuquerque, NM; USA
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Monday, 13 June 2016 01:45 PM Host: Write a comment Send E-mail

Great website! I have a Compaq SLT 286 that I bought in the late 80's. At almost 15 lbs., it was cutting edge and considered sleek. I've kept it in a closet along with other laptops which have been retired. The last time I booted her up was after Y2k to see if it would still work--It did!! Tried to turn her on today and it would not reboot. Got an error message that said to insert the start up disc. I have no such thing and would not know where to find it. I use computers because I'm lazy. I'm hoping you can steer me in the right direction. Do you have any ideas?
58) John Chaplin  Male
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Monday, 30 May 2016 03:50 PM Host: Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry,
its been a long time since I last contacted you and I can't remember my log in.
I am still collecting but am having a clean out of a few machines and looking to repair a few others.
I have an Apple Lisa 10/2 ( XP? ) which has a faulty power supply and am looking for someone who I could contact to have it fixed.
It is completely dead and keeps blowing fuses, so assume something is not right.
I have read of what to look for, but I am not suitably skilled to go repair it myself, so would welcome any recommendations who I could send it to.

many thanks
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