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by druellan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Testing emulators using z80test-1.0. Quick results
Replies: 122
Views: 16055

Re: Testing emulators using z80test-1.0. Quick results

Oh! Welcome to the forums arjun So glad you are still working on the emulator, is one of my favorites for quick testing things. About the test, I started the thread as a curiosity, but evolved into something pretty interesting, and yup!, Some authors felt the necessity to go back to their code (sorr...
by druellan
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: ZXDB Fixes
Topic: ZXSR bugs
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: ZXSR bugs

I've found something interesting. I'm trying to fix this report: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?p=28971#p28971 I can confirm that the review for Elephant Antics on Crash #91 page 65 is incorrect: https://archive.org/stream/crash-magazine-91/Crash_91_Aug_1991#page/n65/mode/1up B...
by druellan
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:46 am
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 now understand (from Bob Pape's book, I think) that they used higher-powered computers to assemble the code, then flashed it into the Speccy's memory via the I/O port at the back. Neat! Same here. It was interesting to discover Manic Miner was programmed that way, using a TR-80 if I'm not mistake...
by druellan
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Found some old original tapes
Replies: 20
Views: 817

Re: Found some old original tapes

Rorthron wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:14 am

Yes. The overall quality of the .txt instructions in the archive is poor from a preservation perspective.
We also discovered typos that ended up on the database. To have the source is invaluable IMO.
by druellan
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Hungry Horace on Steam?
Replies: 24
Views: 743

Re: Hungry Horace on Steam?

The "Horace" IP is now owned by Subvert Ltd, which in turn is owned by Paul Andrews. The same Paul Andrews behind The C64 Mini and the original Vega. Also interesting to note, Pixel Games UK , the company behind this port is, of course, owned by Andrews but it has also recently changed the name to ...
by druellan
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:03 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

Since I decided to openly be part of the community and dig a bit more about the Spectrum I discovered many shocking things, including the hover key on Jetpac :lol: But two things I remember as interesting are the 128k version of Yie ar Kung Fu, I always though that has an "extended" version, not a c...
by druellan
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Website
Topic: Average magazine score
Replies: 54
Views: 872

Re: Average magazine score

Maybe as we don't have all the information we could do something bespoke for you. I think having half and half would be confusing and would create more debate. Yeah, I think you're right. For something directly exposed on the entry, to count all reviews is a better reflection of the times, perhaps ...
by druellan
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Website
Topic: Average magazine score
Replies: 54
Views: 872

Re: Average magazine score

How much is "close to publication year"? Also what should we do when we don't have a game release date or the magazine issue year? I was thinking year of release plus next year, if we don't have the information, just count everything. We (still) don't have the information for accurately do this but...
by druellan
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Website
Topic: Average magazine score
Replies: 54
Views: 872

Re: Average magazine score

PeterJ wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:28 am
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.
by druellan
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Consultation on the future of quick sesrch
Replies: 68
Views: 1276

Re: Consultation on the future of quick sesrch

PeterJ wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:33 am
What happens @druellan if you put Hudson Soft into the publisher field on advanced search and choose strict search?
In that case I get ONLY Hudson Soft titles, but if I click on "Hudson Soft" on any of the titles, I get the extended list above.