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#1 davidcalgary29 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:47 PM

I managed to snag a few copies of Australian Personal Computer from 1980-1, and it was full of oddities, including this machine. It certainly seemed to be quite interesting, and had an Australian presence (from ads), but theres essentially zilch on this out there. Has anyone used one?

#2 tschak909 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:30 PM

Yes, they are delightfully quirky machines. Quite possibly the crispest color display at the time due to it being direct driven digital RGB to a modified TV, with a Wangco disk drive where the tuner once was. The disk controller in and of itself was also a bizarro affair, built from a repurposed USART being abused in its test mode to output a high speed coding clock.

 

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#3 JamesD OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:59 PM

and one of the only 8080 personal computers out there if I remember right



#4 carlsson ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:43 AM

BurritoBeans has logged nearly 9 hours of gameplay on the Compucolor II, which I presume was real hardware, not emulated. He has logged another 4.5+ hours on the Compucolor 8001 as well.






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