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by Vampyre
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: What games do you enjoy playing on other 8bit computers
Replies: 29
Views: 663

Re: What games do you enjoy playing on other 8bit computers

As much as I love the game on the good ol' Speccy (and it was criminally underrated at the time of release IMO), the C64 version of Impossible Mission is an 8-bit masterpiece. Everything about it oozes quality. Sound, graphics, animation, playability. All 10/10.
by Vampyre
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Average magazine score
Replies: 54
Views: 872

Re: Average magazine score

Awesome! That must have been a bit of a pain to flag. What I'll do is grab ZXDB and convert into SQL Server. Its about time I did that again, but thanks for the offer.
by Vampyre
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: What do you now know many years later
Replies: 80
Views: 1990

Re: What do you now know many years later

I never realised until more recent times that the playable characters in Atic Atac - knight, wizard, serf - have different movement inertia/momentum. Never knew that! I knew that they obviously had different weapons and could go through different objects (bookcase for the Wizard? etc) but had no id...
by Vampyre
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Average magazine score
Replies: 54
Views: 872

Re: Average magazine score

How can something so simple get so complicated :D We could weight the results by the shoe size of the author maybe... Ha ha! Welcome to the pain I had in trying to figure it out (and never really did). I'm sure Einar has sorted some of these anomalies out but it's not always a score text of "Overal...
by Vampyre
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Average magazine score
Replies: 54
Views: 872

Re: Average magazine score

Thanks for the feedback. This is not a perfect science and excluding re-reviews get too complicated. In the future perhaps we can have an algorithm that only matches reviews close to the publication year, this way most of the re-reviews can be filtered. It's always bothered me a bit trying to figur...
by Vampyre
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Average magazine score
Replies: 54
Views: 872

Re: Average magazine score

Ant Attack - 59% :o There was a late re-review of 22%, which drags the score down. For similar reasons Jetpac scores 60%. None of the original reviews had a numeric score, so the only rating is a later 6/10 re-review, which claimed it was "dated". There does seem to have been a journalistic need to...
by Vampyre
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Average magazine score
Replies: 54
Views: 872

Re: Average magazine score

Your Sinclair initially had out of ten then later changed to a percentage. Sinclair User started with out of five, then out of ten (I think) and eventually a percentage. Crash was always a percentage and I think all of the others were either out of five or out of ten. Apart from Ace - they bizarrely...
by Vampyre
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: ZXDB Fixes
Topic: ZXSR bugs
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: ZXSR bugs

I was going to put this into the ZXSR Integration Announcement thread but it makes much more sense here. As Einar said in that thread, ZXSR is fairly accurate but there are going to be some mistakes. There's a single person who's built this data from day one - myself - and mistakes are going to happ...
by Vampyre
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Website
Topic: ZXSR integration with ZXDB
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: ZXSR integration with ZXDB

Excellent stuff - looking really good!
by Vampyre
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: ZXDB Fixes
Topic: Little bugs in the database 4
Replies: 192
Views: 8090

Re: Little bugs in the database 4

@@Peter @Einar Saukas Can we please remove the ZXSR Notes table altogether please and I won't bother to include it in any further updates. Can I just make one thing very clear for those who are upset by the opinions and inaccuracies. These were added a long time ago (some decades) and were just a l...