Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Memotech MTX 500

Not only does Retro Treasures have the best readers there are, it has also been blessed with readers like Paul that can discover such gems as this boxed Memotech MTX 500. The micro is in apparently excellent condition, comes complete in its box (with polys) and is accompanied by all necessary leads, a manual, the power supply and some software. Seller ships only within the United Kingdom.

Now, in case you were wondering, the Memotech MTX 500 is pretty powerful 8-bit with 64kb of RAM, a Z80A CPU, a properly ptoper keyboard and some pretty impressive audiovisual capabilities. It never really set the world on fire, but did get its share of games and software and remains one of the most beautiful computers of its era. Find out more about it here, here and here.

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    1. You lucky anonymous person, you!

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  2. As seen in the film "Weird Science", not that I recommend watching it, as it hasn't aged gracefully...

    The Memotech was hard to find games for even in the 80s. Ours came with chess and draughts and we bought a Frogger clone (Toado) for it but never found any other commercial games. Great graphics for the time, though, and it looks so sleek.

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    1. And the lack of games makes hunting for them all the more interesting and exciting. Thanks for the info :)

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  3. http://www.nyangau.org/memotech/memotech.htm
    has information, links to other Memotech sites, an emulator (with over 100 games), and a reimplementation of a Memotech MTX/FDX/SDX compatible computer in hardware.

    MTXs are rare, and FDXs and SDXs even rarer.
    As I was involved at the time, I'm doing my bit to preserve a bit of history.

    That, and I do still like playing Obliteration Zone on the MTX.

    {{{ Andy

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    1. Thanks a ton Andy! Oh, and excellent work, excellent!

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  4. Now has a hardware add-on called REMEMOrizer.
    Includes memory upgrade, RAM Disc support, virtual tape support, SD Card based disk support. ROM adding disk related commands to MTX BASIC, CP/M boot ROM and 80-column card outputting to VGA.

    So if you own an MTX, you can now get something allowing you to load and play games in seconds.

    {{{ Andy

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