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New(ish!) on MobyGames - the Mainframe platform.

Simon Carless (1851) on Jun 18, 2017


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Much like our Arcade platform, it's taken MobyGames a long time to add Mainframe games as a platform because, well, it's not one particular hardware configuration - rather a set of unique games on unique early computer hardware.

But the platform is here now, thanks to help from Kabushi & others, and already has 50+ well-researched entries going back as far as 1951 (!) - almost all added by excellent MobyGames contributor Vedder. Thanks again to all involved.

(Edited by Simon Carless (1851), Jun 18, 2017)

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Karsa Orlong (147065) on Jun 18, 2017


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That's a cool stuff. I have to ask in my museum about these treasures, pretty sure I may add some unknown eastern Europe games.

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Kam1Kaz3NL77 (462139) on Jun 19, 2017


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Nice. Moby going way back now

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Victor Vance (15378) on Jun 19, 2017


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That is indeed a very nice and welcome addition!

@Karsa Orlong - What kind of museum? Sounds interesting.

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Karsa Orlong (147065) on Jun 19, 2017


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I'm cooperating with this onehttp://www.muzeumkomputerow.edu.pl/muzeum/galeria_zbiory.html, hundreds of computers, a few unique to the whole world. Director is a good friend of mine and he has an unbelievable knowledge of old equipment. They also have a lot of games, but so far they are not cataloged and are in lying in warehouse boxes. I should find a free day in July and go through them. Maybe I will find a few treasures for MG. I may even make photos of preformed cards with game results :).

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Kam1Kaz3NL77 (462139) on Jun 19, 2017


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Karsa Orlong Wrote:
I'm cooperating with this onehttp://www.muzeumkomputerow.edu.pl/muzeum/galeria_zbiory.html, hundreds of computers, a few unique to the whole world. Director is a good friend of mine and he has an unbelievable knowledge of old equipment. They also have a lot of games, but so far they are not cataloged and are in lying in warehouse boxes. I should find a free day in July and go through them. Maybe I will find a few treasures for MG. I may even make photos of preformed cards with game results :).



WOW, that would be incredibly awesome indeed

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MAT (232243) on Jun 20, 2017


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Wow, that sounds so cool. Wish I could be there with you when you go through that historic stuff from way before my time :)

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Karsa Orlong (147065) on Jun 20, 2017


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What's more. All of these are fully operational, although only 250 are available for visitors at the moment due lack of space (some of them are really huge). New area with another 2000 square meters is in preparation. Plus a few stuffed warehouses. So if anyone will go through Silesia region, just let me now, I need a few days to prepare a special trip :). Last time I took two sons and a neighbor's son, all between 5-9 and they spend there like 7 hours playing old 80's and 90's games on computers that I don't even recognize.

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Victor Vance (15378) on Jun 20, 2017


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Yes this is very nice. I wish you and your friend the best for this amazing project!

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piltdown_man (208118) on Jun 19, 2017


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My word!That display takes me back over fifty years, reminds me of the Pegasus computer my school had in the 60's. Took up a whole classroom, paper tape input and output. I remember programming it to play music, took all weekend and sounded awful.