Dedicated to the Tatung Einstein and Tatung Einstein 256 microcomputers. See screenshots of software and hardware, check out games I wrote myself! The Tatung Einstein is rare now and even more so, the Tatung Einstein 256 which was made primarily as a games machine. This website is here to remind people of these great machines. Browse through my wanted list to see if you have anything I could use. See the manuals available for this machine and pictures of the Tatung Einstein TC01 and Tatung Einstein 256 computers. Make sure to visit my guestbook before you leave and make yourself known. Finally, spread the word of this website and if you want to add a link from your website, email me and let me know who you are. All I ask is that you add my link to your website in return. Enjoy and pop in often as I will be constantly updating this site to keep it dedicated to all things Tatung Einstein!
If you have any games software I could use, please consider selling or donating it to me. I'd be happy to hear from you! Check out my Wanted List.
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Tatung Einstein News! Last Updated 25 July 2011
25/07/2011 - New Einstein disk image files available for download - Miner Dick, Pakman/Millipede, The Cracker, Spellbreaker, Colour Fantasia, Get Lost/Mr Fixit, BBC Basic, Toado/Fruckles, Einstein Compendium (Didn't forget you Mike Smallman! :-) ), Cyfax/Traditional Maths, Speculator Disk 1 and Mouse Art Disk! Will be updating the site with new manual scans soon, so keep a look out. As always, thank you for the guestbook messages, it really is great to hear from other Tatung Einstein enthusiasts - this site will always be here, and so will the Tatung Einstein!
01/12/2010 - Tatung Einstein Basic Reference Manual and The Speculator Spectrum Emulator Manual now available for download!
25/11/2010 - Introduction to Tatung Einstein Manual is now available for download. If you have just acquired your first Tatung Einstein Computer and need a crash course into how to get started with it, this is the book for you.
15/11/2010 - Five new Einstein disk images added, they are : Bell Six Game Pack, Manik Panik/Galaxoids, River Bandits, Roverball & Quantum. Also see screenshots for House of Usher and Deadzone. Does anyone have an original House of Usher game for the Einstein with original inlay card? If so, please contact me, quote me a price if necessary. Many thanks!
12/11/2010 - Einstein 256 Owners Manual is now available for download on the site!
10/11/2010 - More magazines added to the site - 11 newsletters from the Avon Einstein User Group and issues 3, 4, 5 and 6 of "The Brain" are also added. More .DSK Einstein images available as well, check them out, they include Fathoms Deep, Wishbringer, Zork 1 & 3, Alice and the March Hare, Agrovator, 256 Games Pack and Panzer Attack! One more image that doesn't work on MESS (but will work if transferred back to a real Einstein) also added, which is Southern Belle.
Check out my new game acquisitions in the "My Software Collection" page, which includes a lot of new Infocom titles, including a brand new and SEALED Suspended game with original packaging! My new pride and joy!
Please also check out this great new Tatung Einstein Forum created by Richard Croskell. Lots of potential for discussion with lots of different Einstein topics available to expand on. Have a look through this link - Tatung Einstein Forum .A direct link is also available through my "Links" page.
I will be continuing to scan more Einstein manuals until every single last one is on the site. More updates soon.
29/10/2010 - SEVENTEEN new magazines added to the download section - yes, you heard me! - Every single Einstein Monthly is now available for download up to Vol 3 Issue 2, and Alternative Micro News Vol 1 Issue 3, 4 and 5 are now available for download. Enjoy! Look out for new disk images coming soon.
25/10/2010 - FIVE new manuals available for download (with many more on the way) - The five are : Relatively Basic, Tasword Manual, WdPro Manual, Einstein Compendium and Zen Assembler Manual.
More updates on the way - so keep an eye out. Now, a few requests - could Mr A. Royal get in touch to my email address, I have your disks to send back to you but lost your email address a while back now! I have been partially successful in transferring your program, Colour Fantasia, to disk image.
Also the donations are still coming - latest thanks to Stuart who donated a twin drive Einstein, Speculator, 80 col. card, manuals, magazines and disks - very highly appreciated!
Thanks also to everybody who has got in touch over the year to praise the website, it is always welcomed and makes it all worthwhile!
I am still aiming to have EVERY SINGLE Einstein manual, magazine available on this site. Keep checking back!
25/02/2009 - Latest Update - New Imagefiles added to "Work In Progress", and DOS/MOS Manual now available for download.
21/02/2009 - To everybody a belated Happy New Year! Lets hope 2009 will be a good one. I have been unable to update the site for a little while due to health but now I am making up for lost time!
A lot of good updates this time. I remember someone in the guestbook asking for more pictures - so that's what I have done - there are now a lot more screenshots to look at and enjoy. There are a lot more magazines available to read - Einstein Monthly Issues 9, 10, 11 and 12; The Brain Issue 2; Einstein Review Magazine; Alternative Micro News Issue 2 are now all available for download.
I have now officially started scanning Einstein manuals - A lot of you will be happy to hear that the HARDWARE MANUAL for the Tatung Einstein is now fully available to download as a PDF! Just head over to Manuals and Magazines section as normal to download it. The manual is excellent for wiring information and all aspects of the guts of the TC01.
Also please check my wanted list if you have anything you could sell or donate to me - I'm always on the lookout for new software! You will also see a special request - I am looking to obtain an original copy of Cursed Chambers/Zrim, a great game published by Kuma for the Tatung Einstein and written by John Wolstencroft. It is hoped that someone out there can kindly come forward and be willing to sell/donate the game - John Wolstencroft himself would love to once again obtain an original copy of his own game he wrote 25 years ago. Can anybody help?
Keep an eye out for new magazines/manuals available for download real soon!
11/11/2008 - It's been a little while due to other commitments but I have now updated the site! Einstein Monthly magazines Volume 1 Issues 5, 6, 7, and 8 are now available for download. Also Volume 1 Issue 1 of "Alternative Micro News" which was the successor to Einstein Monthly and edited by Graham Bettany.
Thank you to all the kind comments I have had lately from other Einstein Enthusiasts from all over the world. It's great to hear from you and listen to your experiences with this great retro machine. It's great to see how many Einstein collectors are still out there, from all parts of the world!
There will be more updates soon, but for anyone who is struggling with the XBAS commands for their Einstein, you can now download the official registration card from the Manuals and Magazines section of this site. It comes as a PDF but all the essential commands are there to get you started.
Any improvements you would like to see? Let me know.
21/06/2008 New "Speculator" feature is now viewable on the site. See my new feature on the wonderful B+H Computers (now B+H Electrical) who keep the Einstein flag flying to this day. Also, Einstein Monthly Vol 1 Issue 4 is now available for reading.
Again thanks to everybody who have left messages on my guestbook; a particular thanks to Mike Smallman for his comments - He was the co-producer of Einstein Monthly magazine (available to read on this site) and half of Emsoft. He also wrote "The Einstein Speculator" book, which you can see on the new "Speculator" Section of this site. It's a pleasure to have you grace my website!
Also, a good retro site called Andy's Retro Computers is well worth a look. See it HERE
31/03/2008 - Every single Tatung Einstein User magazine now available for download on this site, all 19 of them! I will now concentrate on getting the remaining issues of The Brain and Einstein Monthly available for reading. Also, I have tested my newly acquired "Speculator" and it works like a dream. I have already been playing Spectrum titles such as "180!" and "Way of the Exploding Fist" on my Einstein using it. It's a great little device - I will have a full feature on it very shortly.
10/03/2008 - Tatung Einstein User Volume 4 Issue 3 available to read!
09/03/2008 - Tatung Einstein User Volume 4 Issue 2 available for download!
08/03/2008 - Tatung Einstein User Volume 3 Issue 4 and Volume 4 Issue 1 now available for download! This is also a great moment for me, as I have finally obtained a Speculator (Spectrum Emulator) for the Einstein!!! AT LAST!!! I'm sure a lot of you will know I have been after one of these for ages! It works perfectly so I will provide a feature on it in action shortly.
23/02/2008 - Tatung Einstein User Volume 3 Issue 3 now available for download! I have finally obtained a "brand new" boxed Einstein 256 and monitor, along with new games! Check out my Software List for the additions, including the very rare Dragon's Lair! Also available for download to play through emulation is Dan Diamond Trilogy. See my new section, titled "Tatung Einstein 256 Revealed" to enjoy pictures of the 256!
10/02/2008 - Tatung Einstein User Volume 3 Issue 2 now available for download! "Elite" fans may find this particularly interesting as it contains a review of the Einstein version. I will shortly be receiving an influx of new Einstein hardware and software... so as I always say watch this space. Can I also thank everybody who has left a message in my Guestbook - It's great to hear from people out there who share my interest and have enjoyed this site. Thank you all! Also as a tribute to all the kind hearted people out there who have donated various Einstein hardware and software to the site, I have created the "Generous Donations to the site" page. Thanks again to all who feature within it!
03/02/2008 - Tatung Einstein User Volume 3 Issue 1 now available for download.
31/01/2008 - Einstein Monthly Volume 1 Issue 3 now available for download. I will shortly be obtaining Einstein Monthly Vol 3 Issues 1 and 2 (Didn't know they existed until now!)... I also have managed to obtain a few of my most wanted... including Dan Diamond Trilogy, Oh Mummy, Starbase, and a boxed Einstein 256 - I will have these soon, so look out for them.
28/01/2008 - Einstein Monthly Volume 1 Issue 2 now available for download. More on the way!
16/01/2008 - Tatung Einstein User magazines entire volumes 1 and 2 now available for download! One new game image file added (Escape From Merlin 8). More games added to my software collection page. More to come!
13/01/2008 - Tatung Einstein User Vol 1 Issue 3 now readable, as well as Einstein Monthly Vol 1 Issue 1!! All magazines are zipped PDF's. Just download them to your computer, unzip them, and enjoy! More magazines will be available all this week so return regularly. I won't stop until they are all available to read on the site!
12/01/2008 - A few good updates today. The Complete Software List has been given a large overhaul, and is now almost fully 100% accurate! All categories have been updated. More games have been added to my collection, and three more game image files have been added for download, including STARQUAKE! Go and play it! More on PDF magazines shortly.
06/01/2008 - Wanted page updated. I'm in the process of getting a shiny new scanner. I fully intend for this website to host every Einstein magazine in PDF readable format. This will happen soon, so keep checking back - The magazines are a great read so I know this will be a great addition to the site! I will also be adding more image files shortly and updating the Complete Software List as there are a few additions to make.
03/01/2008 - Happy New Year to all! More image files have been added today, but there are still loads more to come. So keep a lookout!
28/12/2007 - New image files added! More are being added every day so keep checking back to the relevant page to see what is new! Please also see my updated Wanted page, and ELITE has been added to my collection, check out the review and game pictures! Also, if anybody out there (and you are out there, somewhere!) has a Spectrum Emulator (Speculator) or an original boxed copy of Oh Mummy! for the Einstein, I would love to hear from you!
26/12/2007 - Merry Christmas to everyone! I have added a further 17 game and application images. Go and see the new additions!
21/12/2007 - Tatung Einstein Image files are now live on this site! I have added 14 game files and more will be on their way, ultimately this will be the most comprehensive catalogue of Einstein image files anywhere (eventually!).
20/12/2007 - I have been contacted by a fellow Tatung Einstein collector, who is wanting to clear out his house of a lot of Einstein goodies. He has computers, business and games software. If anybody is interested contact me by email and I will pass you on to him!
06/12/2007 - This site is long overdue an update! I will be updating my website subscription soon to allow unlimited uploads, and as such I will be uploading EVERY Einstein magazine listed on this site available for public reading, via PDF format. This will be happening soon. I promise! I am also looking to add a MESS emulator and Einstein image files to the site, so you can experience Einstein games and utilities on your PC. Please go to the forum to let me know what else you would like to see on this site.
New voting polls added too. My wanted list is still the same, but if anyone out there has an original boxed copy of "Oh Mummy!" I will be forever grateful!
04/02/2007 - IT'S HERE.... the website is now the host to a fully browsable Einstein magazine! As a beginning, you can now read Tatung Einstein User Volume 1 Issue 1 from cover to cover, via PDF format. Go into the manuals and magazine section, select Tatung Einstein User magazines, then Vol 1 Issue 1, just click on "Read it!". It will now load up every page in PDF format for you to enjoy! The PDF is very large and takes a long time to load, be patient, it's worth it!. More magazines will be added every week, so keep returning to read some classic Einstein gold.