New keyboards

I wasn’t really happy with my keyboards for the X68000 and FM Towns. So after hunting for a decent deal on Yahoo Japan, I found these two:

The first is a X68000 compact keyboard, which was released along with the X68000 XVI compact I believe. It is basically new and it is an awesome keyboard. The second is a full size FM Towns keyboard. I am not totally sure if it was the original keyboard for my model but it does look a lot better than my previous grey keyboard. It is a bit yellowed but the keys themselves are in very good condition. Here is how my Towns set up looks like now:


Here is the latest addition to my collection: a super rare Fujitsu FM-Towns II Fresh-ET.

Information about this system is very hard to find. I based my description mostly on info from this page and my personal findings. Old-Computers has some about the EX model but not much overall.

Fortunately all games for previous Towns work great. I am having a blast with Flying Shark which is as close as a true arcade conversion I’ve ever seen (honarable mention goes to the X68k version).

Here is a pic of Chase HQ running on the original VGA monitor that came with the computer:

Great stuff!