This is my vintage / retro computer and games collection and has been keeping me fascinated for the past 13 years. The collection covers systems from various manufacturers over a period of more than 35 years and ranges from machines, consoles, games, software, magazines and books to just about any other retro or vintage computing related items.
My primary area of focus is IBM and IBM Compatible machines starting from the 8088 up to the early Pentium II systems (last of the DOS days) but the Commodore Amiga, Commodore 64, Atari 520ST, Creativision, Apple II, Machintosh and Sinclair ZX Spectrum also make an appearance as many of the games from the IBM DOS days also appeared on these systems and it's awesome to see how the versions differ over the various platforms. Some of the systems in my collection represent machines that family or friends owned and as such contributed towards my computing interests.
I was never into the console game scene when I was
younger and only really got interested in it later in life with the Sony PS2 so for me IBM PC systems from the DOS era with
a sprinkle of Windows 9x have the most prominent place
in my collection.
If you don't see items for a specific system on the website it may mean that I have not had time to capture them or it's something that I don't have in the collection.
As with any collection there are always items that the collector is on the look out for. In my case this would be the following ...
I am also always on the look out for IBM PC software and games. A more complete list can be viewed here.
July started off well with a trip to the local charity shops that turned up a few game cd's and a Creative Labs branded Mitsumi keyboard. Most of this month has actually been spent curating some of the items added to this site. It's been a long road towards getting a portion of my collection catalogued and loaded but the effort was worth it and as for the PC games, I would guess it's about 60% done. During a trip to the far Westrand in the 2nd week of July I collected the following :
At the end of July I was lucky enough, that's to a fellow collector, to pick up a total of 18 news of which the bulk were Sierra ones. The list is as follows :
This is the largest single haul of Sierra produced games that I have personaly taken in and although many of these have found a new home with a fellow collector there are a few that will remain to improve my own collection. Of the list above I was lucky enough to find some alternate media versions so even though the game box is identical the contents have either the 5.25" floppies or alternate 3.5" stiffy disks.
As always I hope that August is just as exciting a month and July has reminded me that there are many more boxed games out there in the wild.
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