Database model ZXDB

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Database model ZXDB

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ZXDB is an "open" database model that catalogues Spectrum (and other Sinclair-related) material including software, hardware, books, magazines, etc.

It contains the entire information content from both Martijn's original WoS archive and Grimwood's SPOT/SPEX, plus thousands of new titles, plus dozens of thousands of corrections, fixes, additional details and improvements. It's also closely integrated with ZXSR, RZX Archive, ZX81 Stuff, CASA, MobyGames, Speccy Screenshot Maps, and ZX-Art. Both Spectrum Computing and ZXInfo currently use ZXDB directly, also ZX-Art imports ZXDB content periodically.

All ZXDB updates will be announced in this thread. Stay tuned!
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A new version of ZXDB is available here!

This update contains a few recent releases and previously missing titles.

It also contains several links to CASA that were missing. Many thanks to Thomas for organizing this information!

Technically, this update also contains an improvement on table "labels". There's now a new column "labels.labeltype_id", intended to replace both columns "labels.is_company" and "labels.companytype_id". For now, I'm keeping all these columns in ZXDB, thus websites can have enough time to adapt accordingly. In a later release, both these columns will be eliminated. As usual, please contact me if you need any support on this!
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Just a thanks to everyone involved with this. Really is an amazing bit of work.
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Thank you! :)
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Missing screenshots (some are to replace wrong ones on zxdb) :
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bhdm550my50u4 ... 3.zip?dl=1

Unlisted games on zxdb : https://awesome-table.com/-KTJLy2xX7_E1 ... N=unlisted
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Thank you!!!

I will add everything in the next archive update!
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A better in-game screen for Sophia.

Also please update the description by adding the Russian and Swedish language versions.
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Thank you!!!

I will make these changes in the next update!
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Strange Kitchen is a game from 2016 NOT from 2015
See viewtopic.php?f=3&t=155&p=1670#p1670
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Thank you!!!

This will be fixed in the next archive update!
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There's finally a new version of ZXDB here!

This update contains lots of additional links to CASA (thanks to Thomas!), new titles (thanks to hikoki!) and new downloadable files (thanks to R-Tape!)

Sorry for the extra delay, I have been too busy... Next update will include a lot more files that I didn't have time to include yet :)
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Thanks Einar for the update.

I will update the site this evening.
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Woot!

Thanks fellas.
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Great !
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Another ZXDB update is available here!

This update includes many ZX81 screenshots and links to Mobygames (thanks to Thomas!), new downloadable files (thanks to R-Tape, Peter and hikoki), several new titles, and database content improvements such as credits to cover artists (thanks to everybody else that contributed in this forum)!
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Thanks Einar,

I will get the site updated over the weekend
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Is it possible at the moment to see games added in last update ?
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Yep, homepage 'updates'. Often it's new ZXDB entries with screenshots, TAPs and instructions that fill in later.
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One more ZXDB update is available here!

This update includes a few more new titles, download files, and... a couple new distribution permissions for classic games. Hurray!
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La Churrera has changed its license, see: http://www.mojontwins.com/juegos_mojono ... a-english/
So Comments on ZXDB are incorrect : https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=30008
I believe this sort of wrong comments are on every game made with La Churrera which now is officially called MK1.
Note that while MK1 is copyleft, MK2 remains free for nonprofit

what is this title on ZXDB? https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=32113
this may be superseded by https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=30160

I'll post more .scr from recent games later.
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hikoki wrote: Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:17 pmLa Churrera has changed its license, see: http://www.mojontwins.com/juegos_mojono ... a-english/
So Comments on ZXDB are incorrect : https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=30008
I believe this sort of wrong comments are on every game made with La Churrera which now is officially called MK1.
Note that while MK1 is copyleft, MK2 remains free for nonprofit
Thank you!!! I will update this information in the next ZXDB update.

hikoki wrote: Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:17 pmwhat is this title on ZXDB? https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=32113
this may be superseded by https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=30160
You are probably right! Please give me more time to investigate it further. Thanks again!
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I took more screenshots :
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hro8jucbscbfa ... 8.zip?dl=1

Unlisted games on zxdb : https://awesome-table.com/-KTJLy2xX7_E1 ... N=unlisted
Pay attention to what I consider "compilation" :) sorry now you'll get what I mean by community effort. I don't know your plans though.

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A new ZXDB update is available here!

This update includes lots of additional titles, screens and download files.

Merry Xmas! :)
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hikoki wrote: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:59 pm I took more screenshots :
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hro8jucbscbfa ... 8.zip?dl=1

Unlisted games on zxdb : https://awesome-table.com/-KTJLy2xX7_E1 ... N=unlisted
Pay attention to what I consider "compilation" :) sorry now you'll get what I mean by community effort. I don't know your plans though.
Thank you!!! I will include them in the next ZXDB update.
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Ops! I was in a hurry when I posted the ZXDB update last night, so I forgot to thank everybody that assisted with content. Sorry! Although it's easy to guess the usual contributors: R-Tape, Peter, hikoki, Thomas, and everyone else that posted useful information in this forum. Thank you!
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