Welcome to the Museum where we present some of the greatest classic systems from the home and commercial world that can be offered. These treasured machines come from generous donations to the event and dedicated personal collectors. A majority of our equipment is available for interactive play while a few delicate artifacts of history are displayed inside glass cases. Our goal is to provide an authentic in immersive experience around the technology that is original, engaging and entertaining.
Museum room exhibition in 2017
A number of rare items show up in the Museum room each year found inside display cases exhibiting memory, processors, format media, product boxes, circuit boards, vacuum tubes, and much more. There was a massive Maxis Sim collection on display in 2017. A returning piece is the Panasonic FZ-35S kiosk unit for playing unreleased M2 games.
Super NES CD-ROM prototype system on display at MAGFest 2017
There are a variety of operational classic computer systems on an assortment of architectures ranging from the Intel 8080, MOS 6510, Motorola 68k, PowerPC, and Zilog 80 to choose from. Plenty of games to play dating back to the late 70s through early 2000s with the original hardware they were designed to run on, all configured and ready to go. Just to name a few we have loaded there’s Commander Keen, Doom, Duke Nukem, Lemmings, Number munchers, The Oregon Trail, The Sims, Unreal, and Wheel of Fortune. A dedicated local area network (LAN) for multiplayer games is also available with dedicated rack servers hosting on the side. Some fine examples of computers that have been at previous events include: Amiga 1000, Apple II, Atari 800, Commodore 64, IBM PC Junior, Kaypro 2, Mattel Aquarius, Tandy Color Computer, TI-99/4A, and Timex Sinclair 2068.
Computer LAN gaming party table at MAGFest 2017
Another great section is the presentation of over 10 classic systems playable on professional video monitors and vintage consumer televisions of the era, available in both color and black & white. A sample of what has been available includes the Atari 7800, ColecoVision, Epoch Super Cassette Vision, Magnavox Odyssey², NEC PC Engine, NEO・GEO Advanced Entertainment System (AES), Sega Mark III Mega Drive, General Consumer Electronics Vectrex, Milton Bradley Simon, and Telstar Alpha.
Classic consoles on professional monitors at MAGFest 2017
We are currently working on setting up tournaments, stay tuned.