This is my vintage / retro computer and games collection and has been keeping me fascinated for the past 14 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, Creativision, Apple II, Macintosh 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.
On occasion some of the computers in my collection have been used in television adverts, miniseries and film productions.
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.
November was a slower month than usual but still provided a few interesting items. The most impressive was the Creative Labs CT-1300B or Creative Game Blaster card from a fellow vintage enthusiast. The card is missing the volume knob but thanks to another project, the Snark Barker, there is hopefully a 3D printable replacement. I still need to test the card but overall the condition is good. This card will most likely to up a place in either an IBM 5150 or IBM PS/2 system 30-286 machine.
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.
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