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Re: Magazine Scores

Post by Morkin » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:17 pm

Nice one chaps...! :)

I didn't realise that ACE scored their games out of 1000... :lol:
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Re: Magazine Scores

Post by PeterJ » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:09 pm

Morkin wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:17 pm
Nice one chaps...! :)

I didn't realise that ACE scored their games out of 1000... :lol:
I was surprised by that too.
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Re: Magazine Scores

Post by Alessandro » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:55 pm

How about including scores of reviews from Spanish magazine Micro Hobby? It was arguably the most important Spectrum-related magazine outside of the UK, with lots of excellent technical and programming articles as well as game coverage, and it also reviewed a number titles that were not released there.
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Re: Magazine Scores

Post by PeterJ » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:30 pm

Alessandro wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:55 pm
How about including scores of reviews from Spanish magazine Micro Hobby? It was arguably the most important Spectrum-related magazine outside of the UK, with lots of excellent technical and programming articles as well as game coverage, and it also reviewed a number titles that were not released there.
Hi @Alessandro

I for one love Micro Hobby, and I wish we had something like it in the UK.

The magazines are available as scans for quite a few reviews but the indexes are incomplete, and ZXSR focuses on English magazines.

As an example take a look at Herbert's Dummy Run in the magazine references section, you will see reviews and tips from Micro Hobby included and links to the scans

If anyone would be interested in collating the information I'm sure @Einar Saukas would be happy to include it. It's a big task but would be great to have all the information, including as as you suggest scores included.
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Re: Magazine Scores

Post by Ivanzx » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:47 pm

I still think it would be a great idea to have our own Spectrum computing scores in each entry, making available to the registered members of SC vote for the games :)
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Re: Magazine Scores

Post by PeterJ » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:53 pm

Ivanzx wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:47 pm
I still think it would be a great idea to have our own Spectrum computing scores in each entry, making available to the registered members of SC vote for the games :)
That's still on the cards @Ivanzx. Just trying to find the right solution.
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Re: Magazine Scores

Post by Ivanzx » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:59 am

PeterJ wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:53 pm
Ivanzx wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:47 pm
I still think it would be a great idea to have our own Spectrum computing scores in each entry, making available to the registered members of SC vote for the games :)
That's still on the cards @Ivanzx. Just trying to find the right solution.
That is Marvellous news, thanks for your effort, Peter :)
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Re: Magazine Scores

Post by Vampyre » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:56 pm

Morkin wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:17 pm
Nice one chaps...! :)

I didn't realise that ACE scored their games out of 1000... :lol:
Yup, I'm willing to bet a few people looked at the scans to find the mistake :lol:
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Re: Magazine Scores

Post by Vampyre » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:18 pm

PeterJ wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:30 pm
Alessandro wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:55 pm
How about including scores of reviews from Spanish magazine Micro Hobby? It was arguably the most important Spectrum-related magazine outside of the UK, with lots of excellent technical and programming articles as well as game coverage, and it also reviewed a number titles that were not released there.
Hi @Alessandro

I for one love Micro Hobby, and I wish we had something like it in the UK.

The magazines are available as scans for quite a few reviews but the indexes are incomplete, and ZXSR focuses on English magazines.

As an example take a look at Herbert's Dummy Run in the magazine references section, you will see reviews and tips from Micro Hobby included and links to the scans

If anyone would be interested in collating the information I'm sure @Einar Saukas would be happy to include it. It's a big task but would be great to have all the information, including as as you suggest scores included.
To be honest I never even thought about non-English magazines. I'm quite happy to add them to ZXSR as long as the scans are available. They'll probably be full of spelling errors though - the OCRing is never perfect and I usually mop up the errors - but English is my only language...

Don't hold your breath though (I've been doing this about 15 years to give some perspective, but have vastly improved my processes). There's still Personal Computer Games to finish off, then: Micro Adventurer, Personal Computer News, Sinclair Programs and Your Computer to do first. Those are just the mags I have as OCR'd PDF's (thanks to the god that is @KenD), there's loads more listed in ZXDB that I don't have scans of yet.
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Re: Magazine Scores

Post by PeterJ » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:48 pm

I've not seen @KenD around for ages, and his site was last updated in 2017. He his indeed a legend. Anyone know if he is OK?
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