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Hungarian School Computers

Postby DrOG » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:00 pm

Hi everyone!

I'm proud to present a couple of hungarian school computers from the eighties:

http://joco.homeserver.hu/fpga/

In details:
the Primo: http://joco.homeserver.hu/fpga/mist_primo_en.html
the HT1080z: http://joco.homeserver.hu/fpga/mist_ht1080z_en.html
and the Videoton TVC: http://joco.homeserver.hu/fpga/mist_tvc_en.html

I'm only the beta tester, thanks to József László, alias joco (he is the developer/author, who allowed me to link his work in this topic). Source codes will be available soon.

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Re: Hungarian School Computers

Postby ericgus » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:12 pm

Nice! thanks for the share..

More machines I have never heard of that I can now experience.. love it..!

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Re: Hungarian School Computers

Postby EmpireAndrew » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:23 pm

Although I have no interest in FPGA cores, your post made me google Hungarian computers and I came across this:
http://www.mmkm.hu/Honlap/Tudmunk/Compu ... urtain.pdf

Very interesting, so thanks!
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Re: Hungarian School Computers

Postby vebxenon » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:44 pm

WOW! Outstanding! :cheers: :cheers: Thanks to FPGA, too many computers are still alive!

Just a question... where we can download programs or games for these computers? :cheers:

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Re: Hungarian School Computers

Postby vebxenon » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:05 pm

skywalky wrote:https://archive.org/details/Videoton_TV-Computer_TOSEC_2012_04_23
https://archive.org/details/Microkey_Pr ... 2012_04_23


Thanks very much! :)

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Re: Hungarian School Computers

Postby joco » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:26 pm

Hi

Glad you like my cores, folks.

>> where we can download programs or games for these computers?

As for TVC and HT, the .CAS format files can be downloaded from their own pages:

http://tvc.homeserver.hu/cas/

http://ht.homeserver.hu/html/programbasic.html
http://ht.homeserver.hu/html/programsystem.html


For Primo also there are some games here http://primo.homeserver.hu/html/programjatek.html ,
but the core does not support the .PTP files yet. I will release the converter app that converts the .PTP files to .PMF soon on my pages.
Also I am planning to put converted .PMF files on my page. Jut need a little time

Joco
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Re: Hungarian School Computers

Postby DrOG » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:59 am

Hi joco!

Welcome on board!

My personal favourite is the Videoton TVC. It has color graphics and Atari-standard DB9 joystick ports.

It is similar to Enteprise 128, a short quote from the enterpriseforever forum:
https://enterpriseforever.com/hardware/ ... on-tvc-64/
The Videoton bought the licence of the early version of the Enterprise from the Enterprise company. It is redesigned for the "socialist industry", for example not use any expensive custom componenst (for example: Nick, Dave), only standard components which are available in the East-Europe at this time.
This computers called as "school computers" because the state buy lot of for the schools.

The machine released in 3 versions:
-Videoton TV Computer 32K: 32K main memory+ 16K video memory. With expansion card can be expanded the main memory to 64K
-Videoton TV Computer 64K: 64K main memory+ 16K video memory.
-Videoton TV Computer 64K+: 64K main memory+ 64K video memory.

The TVC use same 6845 series CRTC with the Amstrad CPC. Videomodes:
-512x240 2 colors
-256x240 4 colors
-128x240 16 colors

The ROM programs are developed by Intelligent Software Ltd, this means you can found many-many similarity with the Enterprise.

My favourite TVC games are:

-Mr. Alex (Jumping Jack clone)
-Rohamm (Invaders clone)
-Ninja (similar to Bruce Lee)
-Ladderman (Lode Runner clone)
-Several Boulder Dash clones: Unicum, Stone Scamp, Bányász...

You can download these individually from http://tvc.homeserver.hu/ , click on the 'PROGRAMOK -> JÁTÉK' item (near the bottom of the leftmost column), and then you can browse alphabetically the games, clicking on a capital letter on the bottom of the screen. For every game there's a screenshot and a short hungarian description available.

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Re: Hungarian School Computers

Postby joco » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:56 am

- Added some games for these cores (http://joco.homeserver.hu/fpga/)
- My ZX Spectrum 48 version is also available now in binary (.rbf) format there (with the patched ROM)
-joco

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Re: Hungarian School Computers

Postby vebxenon » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:40 am

joco wrote:- Added some games for these cores (http://joco.homeserver.hu/fpga/)
- My ZX Spectrum 48 version is also available now in binary (.rbf) format there (with the patched ROM)


Thanks very much joco! :D :cheers: And welcome to the board :wink:

Regards,

Salva

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Re: Hungarian School Computers

Postby joco » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:04 am

Hi

For those who are interested, I uploaded more TVC games and a couple of spectrum SNA files to my webpage.
http://joco.homeserver.hu/fpga/

Have fun with them!
-joco


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