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Re: Site Updates

Post by Mort » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:47 pm

Well done guys, yep scanning is pretty easy :D Its the post production that takes the time .

Just renaming the scans in the archive to have the publisher also, as this will help get the correct inlay with the correct versions.

only about 500 now to rename ;)
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Post by pavero » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:10 pm

@Mort your inlay scans on Archive.org are from 2017, if I remember correctly.

Have you scanned some new ZX inlays since that time?
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Re: Site Updates

Post by R-Tape » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:03 pm

druellan wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:30 pm
BTW, just added Droid Buster by Ariel Endaraues (Jan 2019). Someone pointed out it was missing from the ZXDB.
Thanks Dru. I forgot to add it first time around, but it was in the queue. I will be collating the new entries this week.
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Re: Site Updates

Post by Mort » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:08 pm

Hi Pavero,
Yep new Inlays are being added as I find better copies and instructions etc, best bet is to look for the date signature of the latest set and check for newbies that way 1st via a new update on a letter , then the date stamp of the creation on the directory of the games. Should be fairly easy to find the latest that way.

Running just under 5000 now! :D
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Post by pavero » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:55 pm

Mort wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:08 pm
Hi Pavero,
Yep new Inlays are being added as I find better copies and instructions etc, best bet is to look for the date signature of the latest set and check for newbies that way 1st via a new update on a letter , then the date stamp of the creation on the directory of the games. Should be fairly easy to find the latest that way.

Running just under 5000 now! :D
So the newest inlays can I find in this archive? ;-)

https://archive.org/details/Spectruminl ... herdetails

BTW, why the size of spectruminlayArchivez.zip is more than 7 GB? It doesn't make sence. :)
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Re: Site Updates

Post by cha05e90 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:20 pm

After I have added a new entry (viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1316) for the monitor/tracer The Servant I tried to add some data for the spread sheet program Tascalc (ID 11133).

The Servant: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/edit/en ... 7136cbf8df

Up to now I added a promotional flyer and the full inlay from the ZX Spectrum +3 disk package. I would like to add the scan from the full Tascalc manual which is still missing from all ZX archives. Due to the 2MB limit I can't do that - it's 24 a double page scan, which really exceeds that limit. Is there any other way to add this to the database?

Tascalc: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/edit/en ... be7524b1f5
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Re: Site Updates

Post by R-Tape » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:09 pm

cha05e90 wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:20 pm
After I have added a new entry (viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1316) for the monitor/tracer The Servant I tried to add some data for the spread sheet program Tascalc (ID 11133).

The Servant: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/edit/en ... 7136cbf8df

Up to now I added a promotional flyer and the full inlay from the ZX Spectrum +3 disk package. I would like to add the scan from the full Tascalc manual which is still missing from all ZX archives. Due to the 2MB limit I can't do that - it's 24 a double page scan, which really exceeds that limit. Is there any other way to add this to the database?

Tascalc: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/edit/en ... be7524b1f5
Top stuff. It's best if you can upload huge stuff like that to Archive.org, and the various ZXDB sites can remote to it.
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Re: Site Updates

Post by cha05e90 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:35 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:09 pm
It's best if you can upload huge stuff like that to Archive.org, and the various ZXDB sites can remote to it.
Hmm, ok. But how did this PDF file made it into ZXDB, then?

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... id=2001502

It would be nice to have the stuff at one place, I think.
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Re: Site Updates

Post by Einar Saukas » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:26 pm

Some of the larger files are already linked externally, for instance this PDF file:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... id=2000063

Notice that, although it's stored at Archive.org, there's absolutely no difference for end users.

Please send us your large file anyway, either by email directly, or a link to download it. We will find a good place to store it, and ensure it gets added properly to ZXDB!
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Re: Site Updates

Post by cha05e90 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:01 pm

Einar Saukas wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:26 pm
Please send us your large file anyway, either by email directly, or a link to download it. We will find a good place to store it, and ensure it gets added properly to ZXDB!
Thanks for the info, Einar! I'll try to compose a download link tomorrow.

BTW: Thank you (and all other people involved!) very much for the ZXDB!
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