don't think someone in 1980 would of gone out of their way to make a fake ...perhaps a prototype that was only released on disk?
It wasn't made in 1980. I may be wrong, but if it was a prototype it wouldn't have a 'proper' label, just a plain/white label? Besides, them in the know (Atarimania) have confirmed the serial/CXL number doesn't bear out.
Well, the label might not mean it wasn't a prototype. And the CXL number seems odd if someone just thought to "add" a number to it. Who would go to the trouble and make not only a perfect label (by everything I've seen) and add a number to it. I'm trying to find the booklet that I think I had, it was in Atari color materials and production looking.
The real question is what, and who, are the markings? And what is DBFA Disk mean? Thanx for your sloothing.
Data-Bank-For-Account. Initially it's probably just a formatted disk required.
If it's a prototype maybe it's compatible with the CX85 numeric keypad. I'd like to see more screen shots. There were a couple checkbook programs as type-ins in Atari magazines back in the day, and are probably online on the magazine disk ATRs.
If it's a fake label, it's the best I've ever seen, it even has the "brush" marks that all official Atari brown-labels have. I don't know if it's the material used or printing process, but it's distinctive markings and that doesn't look like scanned brush marks. On the other hand, my Atari BASIC cartridge has a different shade of brown at the bottom where the number is at, and the cart in the picture isn't a different shade, but I only have my Atari BASIC cartridge to go by, I need to see more labels for confirmation.
Edited by Gunstar, Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:42 PM.