Goldstar FC-200
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Description

The Goldstar FC-200 is the FC-80 (silver version), localised for the European market.

This computer was available in two colors schemes, one in grey and dark grey with colored keys and one completely in dark grey with grey keys. It has a code led (just like the hangul led on the FC-80).

At least some of the units came with a demo cassette, which contained a BASIC demo that showcased the capabilities of the computer and lists it's specifications. A recording of the demo.

Product Region Importer Price Chassis Video and audio out
Goldstar FC-200 NL AVT Electronics ƒ 995 Dark Gray/Silver RF, CVBS
Goldstar FC-200 UK £ 229 Dark Gray/Silver RF, CVBS
Goldstar FC-200 FR ASN Diffusion 1900 FF Dark Gray/Silver RGB DIN, CVBS
Goldstar FC-200 DE 798 DM Dark Gray/Silver RF, CVBS
Goldstar FC-200 ES Itar Computers S.A. 49,500 Pts Dark Gray RF, CVBS
Vestel FC-200 TR Vestel Dark Gray/Silver RF, CVBS


The first version for the Netherlands was shown at fairs as the AVT FC-200, but the computer was commercially released only as the Goldstar FC-200, imported by the Dutch company AVT.

All models have a QWERTY keyboard. There are claims that there was a second revision of the French model with AZERTY keyboard, but no photos of one have turned up.

Brand Goldstar
Type FC-200
Year 1984
Region France, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom
Original price See table above
RAM 64kB in slot 2
VRAM 16kB
Media MSX cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9929NL
Audio PSG
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Extras lightpen holder, demo tape with some units

Pictures

Goldstar FC-200 dark gray
Goldstar FC-200 colored
Goldstar FC-200 right side
Goldstar FC-200 for France
Goldstar FC-200 for France detail
Goldstar FC-200 back (France version)
Goldstar FC-200 box
Goldstar FC-200 box (back)
Goldstar FC-200 back (PAL versions)
Goldstar FC-200 French manual
Goldstar FC-200 PCB of PAL versions
Goldstar FC-200 PCB of French version
Goldstar FC-200 English manuals (red version) + demo cassette
Goldstar FC-200 English manuals (green version) + demo cassette
Goldstar FC-200 label

Specifications

This computer is a MSX1 without MSX-Engine. The CPU is a Z80A from Goldstar (GSS Z8400A PS).

All features are common to the standard, apart from one: it has a hole at the right of the cartridge slot to store a lightpen when the pen is not in use. A lightpen was planned in option with its dedicated cartridge, but was never released.

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Page C000h~FFFFh Cartridge
Slot
64kB
RAM
Expansion
Bus
Page 8000h~BFFFh
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh

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