Wanted: Inlays

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Wanted: Inlays

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:38 pm

Next games imcredibly hasn't got their first-release inlays preserved (in some cases even re-releases). Maybe there are more games like them, if you know any post it here.

I had a search in SC/WoS and Mobygames and I couldn't find anything:

GBA Basketball Two on Two (Gamestar)
Blizzard Pass (Adventuresoft UK)
Bug-Eyes (Icon Software)
Cybertanks (Star Dreams)
Genghis Khan (Positive)
Gunboat (Piranha)
Iwo Jima (PSS)
Saracen (US Gold)
Supergran - the Adventure (Tynesoft)
The Fall of Rome (ASP Software)
Warlock (The Edge)
Samurai Trilogy (Gremlim Graphics)
Spy vs Spy III: Arctic Antics (Databyte)

It'd be great if someone upload any to the archive.

I'll do something similar with instructions.
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Re: Wanted: Inlays

Post by Ralf » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:13 pm

I made some Google search.
Found so far:

Blizzard Pass (Adventuresoft UK)
Bug-Eyes (Icon Software)
Genghis Khan (Positive)
Gunboat (Piranha)
Spy vs Spy III: Arctic Antics (Databyte)

Some of the inlays come from another systems. The quality differs. So take them or leave them as you wish.

The download:
https://www.sendspace.com/file/bez7mk
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Re: Wanted: Inlays

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:40 am

Thanks Ralf.

The idea is if someone has the phisical tapes he might scan the inlay and upload to this archive.

If someone misses another inlay, he can report it to this thread.

Checking the inlays you provided I see only Blizzard Pass and Genghis Khan are useful, as the others are for other computers. I'll send them to the admins.
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Re: Wanted: Inlays

Post by Ralf » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:44 am

Well, as you say some of the inlays are for other computers. But I believe ZXDB already has inlays and instructions taken from other platforms where Spectrum version couldn't be found. Can't find examples at the moment but I'm sure they do exist.
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Re: Wanted: Inlays

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:03 am

Ralf wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:44 am
But I believe ZXDB already has inlays and instructions taken from other platforms where Spectrum version couldn't be found. Can't find examples at the moment but I'm sure they do exist.
Yes, there are many. For example, Samurai Trilogy, that includes the C64 inlay but it's marked as 'C64' in the file's name.

This case is extrange, as it's from a very well known company (Gremlin Graphics) and nobody has a tape of it???
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Re: Wanted: Inlays

Post by Mort » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:59 pm

Hi Guys,
Feel free to dig though my 4000 game scans on the internet archive. I am getting the budget version of Samurai Trilogy to scan, and I know where I can source the full version though it will cost 15 plus postage . Think I have a few of your needed scans.

You can find them under zzapmort and check out spectrum inlays, they are under letters of the alphabet, with b1 and b2 for example being where there are a lot of entries to break up the download.

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Re: Wanted: Inlays

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:27 pm

Thanks, mate. I'll wander around it and check the missing inlays!
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Re: Wanted: Inlays

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:12 pm

After a quick check in Mort's files at archive.org, I only found Spy vs Spy III - Arctic Antics, the original release from Databyte.

As this inlay is missing in SC, I'll upload it (at a smaller resolution).

After your words, @Mort I presume there's no problem in including some missing files from your archive in Spectrum Computing archive (at a smaller resolution), right?
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Re: Wanted: Inlays

Post by richl » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:43 pm

Could do with a better copy at some point but I guess this'll do in the meantime, right? :D

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I'm pretty sure I've got The Fall of Rome somewhere too but that wasn't in especially good nick either. If I find it then I'll upload it.
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Re: Wanted: Inlays

Post by Mort » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:54 pm

@Juan F. R@Juan F. Ramirez

Not a problem resizing them , they are there to be resized , remastered @Juan F. Ramirez
I have also now just got hold of the Kixx Version of Samurai Trilogy, may get the other version on pay day :D , Uploaded onto the internet archive for easy access
https://archive.org/details/SamuraiTrilogyKixx
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