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by 8BitAG
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: CSSCGC 2020
Replies: 72
Views: 3599

Re: CSSCGC 2020

Can our resident lexicographer @Rorthron comment on the provenance of the verb "to Welch"? Oh, it's definitely a common term... I remember hearing it loads as a kid... but has just more recently been considered offensive... especially to those people looking to be offended. The OED says: "Etymology...
by 8BitAG
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: CSSCGC 2020
Replies: 72
Views: 3599

Re: CSSCGC 2020

I quite like it as a newly invented word though: "to welch" is slang for renaging on a promise, so it follows that a "Welchman" is an untrustworthy scoundrel. If we all start using it, the word will appear in the OED next year! You could get in trouble... :) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-3...
by 8BitAG
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Little bugs in the database 3
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Little bugs in the database 3

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:00 pm
Put them in the correct order would be great but I presume it won't be that easy. Besides, it's not the only case as to Dinamic covers.
See the inlays consolidation thread.
by 8BitAG
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Consolidating and matching inlays, files & publication dates
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Consolidating and matching inlays, files & publication dates

Mocagh is quite a useful source for text adventure inlays and documentation...
https://www.mocagh.org/loadpage.php?get ... Adventures
by 8BitAG
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Little bugs in the database 2
Replies: 505
Views: 38384

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Behind Closed Doors 4... https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=6001 Was *not* released in 1989. It was released in 1994. [See Zenobi Newsletter Nov 1994] So the release date needs to be amended to 1994, as do all the files listed with it; except the +D file which can remain as 1995. Th...
by 8BitAG
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Consolidating and matching inlays, files & publication dates
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

My idea is to rename the adventures to their original names "Adventure X" and then assign the aliases to each release, pretty much how the ZX81 versions are entered: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=28637 But is that information even accurate for the ZX81? The Sinclair branded re...
by 8BitAG
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Consolidating and matching inlays, files & publication dates
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

@8bitag what do you think about the inlays and releases on https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=5913 ? We have: There are so many different inlays for the early Artic games... I think there are additional variants of a couple of those two, that haven't been scanned. I don't think we ...
by 8BitAG
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: The Curse of Rabenstein
Replies: 11
Views: 429

Re: The Curse of Rabenstein

Aye. Of course that's fair enough. How do you interpret the "great demand" on other platforms? I wouldn't say that Spectrum users are less interested in text adventures than users of other machines. It shouldn't, but I wonder if the publisher has much to do with it—Unhallowed was very popular for e...
by 8BitAG
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: The Curse of Rabenstein
Replies: 11
Views: 429

Re: The Curse of Rabenstein

But I should just probably keep my mouth shut because I'm not sure I'll even get around to playing it. Well, that's part of the issue. I doubt it was worth Stefan's time, or the time of a third-party, to port over the graphics to the Spectrum. There seems to be a great demand on other platforms, pa...
by 8BitAG
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Little bugs in the database 2
Replies: 505
Views: 38384

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Since they are added to the ZXDB using the last naming, on this example "Adeventure B" and "Inca Curse" must be added as alias, and removed from the comments IMO. A few more aliases need to be added to some of the other versions. The original ZX80/81 versions also had different in-game subtitles: A...