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by Einar Saukas
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: Parsec
Replies: 29
Views: 942

Re: Parsec

Rev_Stuart_Campbell wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:56 am
Bodged up a tape box.

Image
If the original author agrees to adopt it as the official inlay, we can add this image to ZXDB too...
by Einar Saukas
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Cliffhanger from INPUT magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Cliffhanger from INPUT magazine

stupidget wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:25 pm
You could trawl through ALL the magazines and then type it in yourself :lol: :lol:

https://archive.org/details/inputmagazine
A better organized listing:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/magazine/98/Input
by Einar Saukas
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Issues using zx7
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Issues using zx7

180 seconds the whole 100 compressions (plus the screen compression). The times were taken on a Ryzen 3 1200 with 8Gb RAM. So, with TMHT (mixed data) it took about 0.03 seconds per 41k block and with 3D Deathchase (big empty chunk at the end) took about 1.8 seconds per block. OK, these results seem...
by Einar Saukas
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Ports and other external links
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Ports and other external links

Is AtariAge linked up? I admit I only looked at one title, but Feud does not have a link to Atari Age: We currently have information about 6,767 ports, but we don't have URL for 1,484 of them. Also there are certainly more ports than we don't have. If anyone can help complete the missing ports or U...
by Einar Saukas
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Issues using zx7
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Issues using zx7

zup wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:45 am
3D Deathchase took 180 seconds
Again, did it take 180 seconds for each compression on average, or 180 seconds to compress 100 times?
by Einar Saukas
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: ZXDB Fixes
Topic: Little bugs in the database 3
Replies: 240
Views: 11571

Re: Little bugs in the database 3

As for the magazine in English. I take most of the information from English sources, I simply combine all this into one whole. My level of English is not very good :oops: Exactly. Most of your magazine content is already in English, especially interviews. You only need someone that can translate th...
by Einar Saukas
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Ports and other external links
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Ports and other external links

Is there any interest in adding details for these platforms? If so I'd be happy to do some work on this. I'd need to know the best format to provide the info; I was thinking something like a spreadsheet/CSV file with ZXDB id in the first column and a column for each platform's URL. This is awesome,...
by Einar Saukas
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: ZXDB Fixes
Topic: Little bugs in the database 3
Replies: 240
Views: 11571

Re: Little bugs in the database 3

"Bookware means the program was based on a story from a book, which is included in the distribution." I don't think this definition would quite cover things like Starglider and Knight Orc (both currently marked as Bookware) which were bundled with specially-written novellas -- ie. the story was wri...
by Einar Saukas
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: ZXDB Fixes
Topic: Little bugs in the database 3
Replies: 240
Views: 11571

Re: Little bugs in the database 3

I recently added Legends Of Bytes to ZXDB. This magazine is an excellent source of information about Speccy game authors! Someone fluent in Russian should be able to obtain lots of useful information still missing from our database. It's currently published by a guy called Gennadiy. If someone has ...
by Einar Saukas
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Issues using zx7
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Issues using zx7

i didn't looked at the algo, but maybe you can simply put in some special-case hacks for repetitions of the same byte somehow? That's what I thought. Problem is, handling single byte repetitions at the beginning of a file should be trivial. But in the middle of a file, it will require adjusting all...