Schneider MC 810
This page was last modified 19:57, 17 January 2021 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Raymond and Rderooy and others.



The Schneider MC 810 is the Philips VG-8010 re-branded for the French market. It has been manufactured in France (at the Mans by La Radiotechnique) and has 32kB (not 48kB as indicated on the box and the machine by adding the VRAM).

It has the same defaults: no Centronics port, no expansion bus, no separate audio out and a poor keyboard. The keyboard layout is AZERTY, the case is bronze colored, the GRAPH and CODE keys work as toggles, just like the KANA key on Japanese machines. The external power supply was provided with the computer - see Philips VU-0022.

It is possible to connect a printer, by first inserting the Philips VU 0040 cartridge.

Brand Schneider (Manufacturer: La Radiotechnique)
Model MC 810
Year 1985
Region France
Launch price
RAM 32kB in slot 0
Media MSX cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9129NL
Audio PSG (YM2149)
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Keyboard layout AZERTY with a non-standard matrix
Extras Reset button
Emulation emulated as Philips VG-8010F - ROM dump needed only for checking. See this thread for details


Schneider MC 810 box, manuals, computer (and tape recorder)
Schneider MC 810
Schneider MC 810 packaging
Schneider MC 810
Schneider MC 810 box
Schneider MC 810 with VU-0022 Power Supply and cables


The MC 810 is a MSX1 with a Z80 from SGS and without printer port. The cartridge slots are on top, hidden under a panel.

Slot Map

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