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There's #ifdef MESS in the core now. One more won't hurt it (certainly it'd be better than the current practice of overlaying core and src/mame/ files with MESS versions, which is just awful).

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Originally Posted By etabeta78
how can we solve the dilemma?


At worst, an #ifdef in whatever function it is that handles displaying the info screen, but certainly not by concatenating the manufacturer into the driver title, good god.

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what a strange debate considering the majority of systems already in mess use their manufacturer as a prefix (amiga, amstrad, apple, bbc, commodore, IBM and many others)

nobody calls the apple 2 just 2

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Well done on a nice 131 release. Thanks all who contributed.

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incog: You don't know many Apple II fans then. Back in the day it was always model name only, ideally with the Correct Typographical Conventions (roughly "][, ][+, //e, //c, IIgs"). But yeah, nobody would ever use the number "2" smile

Similarly it's "Amiga 500", not "Commodore Amiga 500" (Amiga is the model name, not the maker). Also "Macintosh Plus", not "Apple Macintosh Plus". And so on.

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Yeah the Apple II wasn't so big here, we used BBC machines in schools and nearly everybody had a Commodore 64 or Spectrum at home.

I remember the endless c64 vs speccy arguements, it was like nothing else existed.

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In the US it was largely C64 vs. Apple II, and all 5 or 6 of the Atari 8-bit fans sometimes tried to get in on it.

They got their war later with Amiga vs. ST though (I think that one was the same in Europe).

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There was also the msx vs c64 'war' in europe.

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Don't forget the TI-99/4A vs. C64 war.

C64 evil evil evil ... :-)

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Did TI even fight back? smile

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