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A South African collection of retro and vintage computers, games, software, books and consoles.

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 games were ported to and from Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), Sega Master System, Sega Megadrive, Atari 2600, and Sony PS2 so these also make an appearance in my collection.

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 games 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.


April 2018 pickups / trades

April has been, in comparison to previous months, a slower with regards to pickups and trades but only by volume. This month sees the addition of an excellent physical condition Apple II EuroPlus and Apple Disk II. The Apple II was unfortunately not working but after some board replacements it is now up and running with a simple cleaning of the keyboard and case revealing a well looked after machine. A 44pin IDE to CF adapter also arrived this month. Whilst not being vintage by any means it does allow me to upgrade my A1200 from the 110MB hard drive to a 2GB compact flash. A very worthy and inexpensive upgrade.

  • Apple II EuroPlus
  • Apple Disk II


Hardware items I am on the lookout for ...

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 ...

  • IBM 5154 EGA monitor
  • IBM 5161 Expansion Chassis and related cards
  • IBM 5140 Convertable PC
  • IBM 5170
  • IBM 5162 XT 286
  • IBM PCjr
  • Intel 486 DX/50 CPU
  • Intel 486 DX2/50 CPU
  • AMD 486 DX4/133 CPU
  • Roland SCC-1
  • Early Microsoft "green eye" mouse with controller card and steel track ball
  • Diamond Monster Voodoo 1 4MB 3Dfx graphics card
  • STB Systems Inc. Voodoo 3 3000 16MB AGP graphics card
  • An original Creative Labs Sound Blaster Pro retail box ("black box") - Just the box and contents no sound card required.
  • Diamond Stealth 64 Vision 968 PCI 4MB VRAM graphics card
  • Creative Labs Midi Blaster (external)
  • Genius Serial 3 button mouse in "floppy style" packing case (GM-6)
  • Media Vision Pro Audio Spectrum 16 sound card
  • LS-120 drive
  • Palm Pilot III

I am also always on the look out for IBM PC software and games. A more complete list can be viewed here.


Overlord
1994
IBM and Compatibles | DOS Game | CD-ROM | Flight Simulation | Games | White Label
Virgin Interactive Entertainment | Rowan Software

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
1997
IBM and Compatibles | DOS Game | CD-ROM | Windows 9x | Platform | Games
GT Interactive Software

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
1997
IBM and Compatibles | DOS Game | CD-ROM | Windows 9x | Platform | Games
Infogrames




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