some MIA inlays

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some MIA inlays

Post by Ralf » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:59 pm

I still have quite a lot of MIA programs on my disk but this time I'd like to upload a few missing inlays for the database.
The quality is so-so because most of them were obtained from photos at Ebay auctions ;) but I think they are acceptable

The images below are clickable:

Clueso:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=9610
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Count To Ten
(some uMIA I believe, I don't remember details but the publisher seems to be some Moorgate)
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Diabetes:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=11652
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Fun To Learn
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=20639
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Knock Out
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=9884
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Mini Putt
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=3220
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O Zone
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6829
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Spi Droid
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=4747
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Super Story
(a different inlay from the one present in the database)
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=14587
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Vega Table
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=12211
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And all the inlays packed together:
https://www.sendspace.com/file/ns57lk
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Re: some MIA inlays

Post by PeterJ » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:10 pm

Thanks @Ralf, the makers of the handheld device that we don't mention, that has been in the news the last couple of days should consider that last title for their 1,000 included titles.
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Re: some MIA inlays

Post by Ivanzx » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:06 pm

Very interesting thread, Ralf!

Amazing that a game by Accolade, EA has still its cover unpreserved and it was really almost not sold at all!
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Re: some MIA inlays

Post by Rorthron » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:45 am

BTW the first inlay seems to suggest the correct title is Clue's'o, not Clues'o' (as shown in the archive).
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Re: some MIA inlays

Post by R-Tape » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:07 am

Rorthron wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:45 am
BTW the first inlay seems to suggest the correct title is Clue's'o, not Clues'o' (as shown in the archive).
Tricky.

It looks like the would be typo came from this page of ZXComputing.

But unless my eyes decieve me this page seems to show a 3 apostrophy Clue's'so' on the inlay. It also describes it as "Clueso" in the text!

What to do?
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Re: some MIA inlays

Post by Ralf » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:53 am

What to do?
Actually I have not only the inlay but the game as well ;) If you check it at WOS, it's currently MIA but at some moment in the past someone shared it on Facebook.

I'll upload everything today in the evening and maybe it'll help to decide.
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Re: some MIA inlays

Post by Rorthron » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:25 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:07 am
But unless my eyes decieve me this page seems to show a 3 apostrophy Clue's'so' on the inlay. It also describes it as "Clueso" in the text!

What to do?
You are right: that image is clearer and shows an extra apostrophe. It also looks like there is a space: CLUE'S 'O' (as if short for "clue is 'O').

Since that is the only primary source (the others are all secondary), I'd suggest that is the most authoritative, until Ralf can provide more information.
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Re: some MIA inlays

Post by Ralf » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:19 pm

As promised, here's the download of Clueso + some more pics

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So yes, it seems like it's Clue's'o' or maybe Clue's 'O', with a space. It seems like some English wordplay, you probably should
get it better.

The download
https://www.sendspace.com/file/zh4ym9
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Re: some MIA inlays

Post by R-Tape » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:09 pm

Rorthron wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:25 pm
It also looks like there is a space: CLUE'S 'O' (as if short for "clue is 'O').

Since that is the only primary source (the others are all secondary), I'd suggest that is the most authoritative, until Ralf can provide more information.
The loading screen puts it on a different line suggesting a space, and every instance it is capitalised, so it looks like the clue is O (or the clue owns O?).

I'll go with CLUE'S 'O' unless there are any objections.
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Re: some MIA inlays

Post by Ralf » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:44 am

As I've written before, some of these games are MIA and I got their inlays from Ebay auctions.

Now I've been asked if I have any of these MIAs.

Actually not many, but I have some. I already shared Clueso. I also have Vega-Table and that's all.

Here's the download for Vega-Table:
https://www.sendspace.com/file/1bqgjv

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It's some crazy Basic program supporting healthy eating and diets, I guess. You can choose your plan of eating cabbage or beetroots in current month and even draw some diagrams for that ;)

Anyway, as always, it would be great to see it in the archive.
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