> > how old is this tradition? It seems like what 18 yrs now?
> I don't know if Stiletto was posting 'Twas The Night Before MAME on Gridle's
> MAME.net forum prior to 2000. Stiletto may have started 'Twas The Night Before MAME
> in 2001 or 2002.
Hey Renegade and gregf,
My email archives imply that I first wrote this up and posted it to the MAMEDev private email mailing list on January 14, 2002, a little after Christmas 2001. So about sixteen years.
I think I posted it to mame.net messageboard that same day, but I could be wrong. Hard to tell now, since there's very little archives, plus both mame.net (while it was active) and MAMEWorld have purged archives as well. I've usually posted it to mame.net (while it was active) or MAMEWorld, and every few years I send it by email. This year I posted it at bannister.org forums too.