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Cannot access old MAME releases #113574 06/12/18 07:56 AM
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I went to the page http://www.mamedev.org/oldrel.html thinking that I would be able to download very old releases of MAME but it seems that everything mirrored XMission is forbidden from downloading. Is it intentional or is it just about a misconfiguration that should be fixed?

Re: Cannot access old MAME releases [Re: xinyingho] #113575 06/12/18 09:38 AM
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Our mirror xmission had an outage, and they haven't recovered everything. We can't use github for them because github releases need to be tied to a git tag, and the source control history doesn't go back that far. We don't have a solution at the moment unfortunately.

Re: Cannot access old MAME releases [Re: xinyingho] #113576 06/12/18 11:40 AM
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And in general I think I consider it a positive thing that people can't access really old versions.

Re: Cannot access old MAME releases [Re: xinyingho] #113577 06/12/18 12:04 PM
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although in all honesty we need a 'digital media' softlist at some point (that MAME would likely show to drivers via an internal HTTP or FTP server) and all the old releases could be added to that.

it's probably the area in which the most things have been lost over time tho, the internet really does not remember well, just got to look at the holes in the internet archive to see that, despite best efforts.




Re: Cannot access old MAME releases [Re: xinyingho] #113599 06/20/18 11:09 AM
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The old releases page at MAME | Previous Releases has been updated. The links that were in error have been corrected as well as lining up a new host for much older (prior to 0.100) releases. Thanks go to AntoPISA @ Progetto-Snaps for providing us this service!

Re: Cannot access old MAME releases [Re: xinyingho] #113600 06/20/18 09:48 PM
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Cheers to AntoPISA and the people that took care of the updated previous release page smile


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