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This is my vintage / retro computer and games collection and has been keeping me fascinated for the past 12 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. Although I am interested in all manner of computing related items my primary focus is on IBM PC and compatibles along with DOS based games and software. 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. Feel free to take a look around and please use the contact section if you would like to get in touch with me.

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Please feel free to use the contact option if you are interesting in vintage computers or if you are interested in offering something to the collection.
I am always on the lookout for interesting items.


Windows 3.0 arrives in the collection 2017-12-02

It has taken a while to find a Windows 3.0 package locally. Although I have had to diskettes for many years a boxed version has always eluded me. I had only ever used Windows 3.0 for a very short period of time and can remember it didn't get much attention due to the amount of hard drive space required and lack of games which needed this version to run. Finally I can add the Windows 3.0 box on the shelf next to the Windows 3.1 and Windows 3.11 for Workgroups. The overall condition is not too bad with some obvious signs of wear and tear over the years. This version comes on 3 1/2" 720K diskettes.


November 2017 pickups 2017-11-28

November proved to be a better collecting month than September with some nice boxed games coming and the Windows 3.0 package, featured in another blog. Although some of these games are not core to my collecting focus they are in good condition and may find their way to other collectors in the future. Of the games below I am most pleased with Microprose - Grand Prix, Neverwinter Nights, Morrowind and The X Files.

Hardware items I am on the lookout for ... 2017-09-19

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 5155 Portable Personal Computer
  • IBM 5140 Convertable PC
  • IBM 5170
  • 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 PCI 4MB VRAM graphics card
  • Sound Blaster AWE 64 Gold
  • 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

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

The Ancient Art of War
IBM and Compatibles | DOS Game | 5 1/4" (360k) diskette | 3.5" (720kb) diskette | Strategy | Simulation

Arcade : 3 Thrilling Games of Action
IBM and Compatibles | CD-ROM | Compilation | Windows 3.x | Windows 9x | Arcade | Platform

Creative Labs Video Blaster CT6000
IBM and Compatibles | 3.5" (1.44MB) diskette | 16bit ISA | Video Capture

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