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Question: changing years on systems release. #117597 07/27/20 02:55 PM
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I don't know if this question has been answered before, but some of the systems under years, 19??, 197? 198? and 20??. cool If the date of release, for that system, is known, can that be Manually changed, or dose the MAME team do that? if manually, how is this done, what is the procedure?


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Re: Question: changing years on systems release. [Re: That70sguy] #117598 07/27/20 03:19 PM
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Submit a pull request that changes it on Github, ideally with a reliable reference to the year noted, like a flyer or something.

Re: Question: changing years on systems release. [Re: R. Belmont] #117601 07/28/20 01:36 PM
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Thanx Mr. Belmont, but how do I submit a pull request on Github, what should I put it under? It's been a while since I have bee active on here, If there is anyone on this board that could volunteer help with this project, cool would much appreciate it, I'm only one person, I can't do this alone.

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Re: Question: changing years on systems release. [Re: That70sguy] #117602 07/28/20 05:56 PM
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Please post any reference you have that relates to one of those "unknown" years here, people can assist you with the PR then. But as RB said, reliable references are absolutely required

Re: Question: changing years on systems release. [Re: That70sguy] #117603 07/30/20 02:02 AM
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I'm working on the systems in 197? 198? I have found some manuals for At&t 3B2/310, 3B2/400, 3B2/600 dated 1990, a separate Manual for 3B2/400 dated 1985. A possibility I might do 200? will look for flyers for these systems, if possible.


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Re: Question: changing years on systems release. [Re: That70sguy] #117813 09/10/20 12:19 PM
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Here's an update: My use of resorce for a guide, are from Internet Archive of the earlyest adds and annocements (Press Relese), and VINTROPEDIA - Vintage Computer and Retro Console Price Guide

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3B2/310 launched on 1985 or before (possibly 1984)
VINTROPEDIA listed date is 1983

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3B2/400 launched on 1984 or before

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3B2/600 launched on 1987 or before
VINTROPEDIA listed date is 1983


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Re: Question: changing years on systems release. [Re: That70sguy] #117814 09/10/20 12:42 PM
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alphatronic P1 Launched on 1980 or before
Alphatroinc P1 P2 TA SYSTEMS 1979

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Alphatronic P2 launched on 1981 or before
VINTROPEDIA listed date 1980

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alphatronic P2U launched on 1984 or before

alphatronic P30 launched on 1984 or before
VINTROPEDIA listed date 1983


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Re: Question: changing years on systems release. [Re: That70sguy] #117822 09/12/20 01:01 AM
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P.I.M.P.S. Colford I hesitated to write about the year this system was released, and hard to find any documents, manuals or flyers.
I looked up some of the info on Daves Old Computers - P.I.M.P.S., and sent emails to Dave, requesting Info, but no response.

HPIB as referenced Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus 1975

STD bus STD BUS Technical Manual 1979
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Earliest date 1979

IEEE-488 Earliest date 1975 - Wikipedia

For The RS-232 DCE-DCE Bridge that is generic (no Brand Name) also hard to find.

RS-232 (w/Brand Nanes)
RS-232-C 1978 Tandy

RS232 1981

Other dates 1980 - 1982

RS-232 (posable date 1978) hope this helps!!

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Re: Question: changing years on systems release. [Re: That70sguy] #117823 09/12/20 04:57 AM
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The physical equivalents of the "DCE-DCE Bridge" probably predate 1978 by many years (RS-232 goes back to 1962), but they wouldn't be so much machines as connector cables.

Re: Question: changing years on systems release. [Re: That70sguy] #117825 09/12/20 01:59 PM
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Arcadia 2001 Clones

Intercord XL 2000 System VINTROPEDIA list Date 1979
predates Arcadia

Tchibo Tele-Fever
earliest Date 1980
VINTROPEDIA list Date 1986


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