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Post by Rorthron » Mon May 07, 2018 7:38 pm

It would be nice if the search function could recognise wildcard symbols like ?*^$.
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Post by PeterJ » Mon May 07, 2018 7:53 pm

Hi @Rorthron, it may not be exactly what you want but if you type part of a title, author, or publisher into the main quick search box it will find all the titles with that phrase. For example Izzy finds Dizzy.
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Post by Einar Saukas » Mon May 07, 2018 8:03 pm

Rorthron wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:38 pm
It would be nice if the search function could recognise wildcard symbols like ?*^$.
Did you ever try searching for "b*kool"?
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Post by Rorthron » Mon May 07, 2018 9:51 pm

Einar Saukas wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 8:03 pm
Did you ever try searching for "b*kool"?
I tried all the others, but not *, as it wasn't relevant to my searches. I incorrectly assumed it was missing like the others. It would be nice if the search function could recognise wildcard symbols like ?^$.
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Re: Site Updates

Post by Rorthron » Mon May 07, 2018 9:55 pm

PeterJ wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:53 pm
Hi @Rorthron, it may not be exactly what you want but if you type part of a title, author, or publisher into the main quick search box it will find all the titles with that phrase. For example Izzy finds Dizzy.
Thanks for trying to help, but I was trying to put together a crossword, so it was important able to search for specific character combinations.
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Post by Kweepa » Mon May 07, 2018 10:35 pm

When I was putting together a crossword generator, Einar helpfully gave me a dump of all games in the database.
If he approves I can upload that somewhere for you.
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Post by Einar Saukas » Mon May 07, 2018 11:31 pm

Kweepa wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 10:35 pm
When I was putting together a crossword generator, Einar helpfully gave me a dump of all games in the database.
If he approves I can upload that somewhere for you.
Of course!
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Post by hikoki » Tue May 08, 2018 7:40 am

Would it be handy to have a field for programming languages and open source programs?
For example to search only amongst Sinclair Basic games.
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Post by PeterJ » Tue May 08, 2018 9:30 am

hikoki wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 7:40 am
Would it be handy to have a field for programming languages and open source programs?
For example to search only amongst Sinclair Basic games.
Hi @hikoki it would be useful but would need someone to identify the programming language of all titles (rather like they used to show in the early editions of Crash).
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Post by hikoki » Tue May 08, 2018 10:02 am

Hi Peter. Intesting.. I thought there would be a database somewhere, at least with a register of Basic games? I have this information for games after 2013 as well as which ones provide source code. I believe ZXDB contains this info.
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