|Number Produced||Tens of thousands|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Expansion||Expansion ports or optional S-100 expansion chassis.|
|Bus||Proprietary or S-100|
|Notes||The Exidy Sorcerer in my collection is the machine and the S-100 expansion chassis with nothing else.|
|Related Items in Collection||None|
|Related Items Wanted||Cartridges, especially BASIC, documentation and software|
The Exidy Sorcerer was an early "all-in-one" computer manufactured by a company that originally specialized in arcade games.
The Sorcerer was a Z-80 based machine that used ROM cartridges to add functionality. These cartridges were actually 8-track tape cases fitted with circuit boards!
The Sorcerer was more popular in Europe than in the US although plenty of examples were sold in both places.
Exidy offered an expansion chassis for the Sorcerer that allowed the user to add standard S-100 cards into the machine.
As can be seen here, the expansion chassis added room for six S-100 cards. Memory and disk controllers were typical additions to systems like this.
The Sorcerer in my collection is fully functional and boots right up into the ROM monitor. Eventually I hope to have a few ROM modules to expand on this capability.