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Revelation II serial numbers 010001 - 010005

 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:00 am    Post subject: Revelation II serial numbers 010001 - 010005 Reply with quote

Hi,

I was reading on the BestChessMenEver site that their Revelation II is serial number 010006, they say that this was the first production machine sold and that the the 5 earlier serial numbers were test units, how true is this? I know that the 010xxx serial numbers were bought from Ruud directly and had the owners name hard coded within.

Hereís the link to this statement, itís from the site where my lovely Revelation II S2WB DGT chess pieces were bought from.

http://www.bestchessmenever.com/blog/files/dgt-Revelation-II-test.html


Cheers,

Al.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Al,

Well, he may have been the first to get a RevII physically in his hands, but 010001 - 010005 are definitely normal production units.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paulwise3 wrote:
Hi Al,

Well, he may have been the first to get a RevII physically in his hands, but 010001 - 010005 are definitely normal production units.

Best regards,
Paul


Thanks Paul,

That's a shame I thought mine was a "special test unit" as mine is 010005 bought 2nd hand last August.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Al,

Don't be sad, yours is still special: one of the first ten commercially available units!

And by the way: if you contact Ruud Martin, he may help you in personalizing it to your own name.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Paul,

Before I bought it I contacted Ruud, soon after I bought it I paid a modest fee for my name on the unit, a software upgrade and Stockfish 6. But thanks anyway.

Iím still waiting for the promised Komodo Engine but am on the latest software release 3.22E, required for an LED problem with PicoChess & DGT Pi with the Rev2.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

I mailed about this also with Hein Veldhuis, and he decided to make an item about it, which can be found at
http://www.schaakcomputers.nl/hein_veldhuis/database/files/12-2013%20%5bO-6501%5d%20Phoenix%20Chess%20Systems%20-%20Revelation%20II%20(first%20serial%20numbers).pdf
(best is to copy and paste the link...)

In short: first he proudly shows his RevII, which is the number 01001! Ruud Martin originally reserved this one for himself, but as there were production problems, he finally decided to sell it to Hein, with the restriction that Hein would NEVER sell it to anyone else.

About the serial numbers: Ruud has the exclusive rights on selling the numbers 01001 to 010999. DGT sells numbers from 020001 and higher. Number 010006 was mistakenly sold by DGT. After the second owner of it asked for a software upgrade, he got that from Ruud under the condition that it was renumbered to 010011!

Hein also lists the buyers of the first 11 Rev II's. Among them a certain mister S. Blincoe Wink.

About the test-units: these are the serial numbers 010950 - 010954.

Furthermore, Hein is allowed to reveal good news: there is a Rev II emulation coming up for the Novag Robot Adversary, where the robot arm will be simulated by moving board-leds...!

Emulation regards,
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small correction: 01001 should be read as 010001.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paulwise3 wrote:



In short: first he proudly shows his RevII, which is the number 01001! Ruud Martin originally reserved this one for himself, but as there were production problems, he finally decided to sell it to Hein, with the restriction that Hein would NEVER sell it to anyone else.



Hein also lists the buyers of the first 11 Rev II's. Among them a certain mister S. Blincoe Wink.



Yeah...number 2(01002)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/10261668@N05/12958463244/in/album-72157637087821003/

Before the Rev 2 Ruud always offered me the first of every computer he made because i was the very FIRST customer he had back in 2005 with his release of the Res I
Res I,Res II,Rev I ... i have the first serial number for each
with the Rev II he told me he was going to keep no.1 for himself and never sell it ..so i bought no.2

I Guess Never Is Not Such A Long Time Regards
Steve


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Paul,

I guess Hein will have to update his list, as I now own 010005.

Iím looking forward to the Novag Robot Adversary emulation & am still waiting for the promised Komodo Engine.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scally wrote:
Hi Paul,

I guess Hein will have to update his list, as I now own 010005.

Iím looking forward to the Novag Robot Adversary emulation & am still waiting for the promised Komodo Engine.


Cheers,

Al.


Komodo? I'm still running v3.14 with Hiarcs & co. I'm struggling to upgrade as I have a Mac. Any hints/tips would be gratefully received!

011033 Regards

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