MIA: Spraeng Skolen

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MIA: Spraeng Skolen

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My first contribution to this forum - special thanks to Allan Hoiberg (The original author of the game) and Allan Christophersen (Game Preservation at the Royal Danish Library)

Full Title: Spræng skolen (Spraeng skolen)
Year: 1984
Company: JP Data
Machine Type: ZX Spectrum 48K
Re-released by:
Author(s): Allan Høiberg, A.H. Computing
Type: Arcade game, Action
Message Language: Danish
Upload includes: Scan of cover, loading screen, running screen, instructions
Source: Original tape
Filetype: TZX
Reason for Upload: MIA

https://www.dropbox.com/s/n0g1r90rhfbks ... n.zip?dl=0
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Ta very much to atjens and the Allans. I'll add the file and screens to this ID in the next update.
atjens wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:24 pm
My first contribution to this forum - special thanks to Allan Hoiberg (The original author of the game) and Allan Christophersen (Game Preservation at the Royal Danish Library)
Interesting. Just found this video about it. Apart from the fact that he doesn't get much Spectrum stuff, Allan C has one of the best jobs ever!

I don't think we have a similar law in the UK:
By law, all Danish media produced — books, tv, movies, music, etc. — must have a copy stored in the Royal Danish Library.
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By law, all Danish media produced — books, tv, movies, music, etc. — must have a copy stored in the Royal Danish Library.
I recall in Poland we have something similar, when you publish a book or magazine you have to send a copy to the National Library.

Unfortunately it doesn't apply to computer programs, so sorry no hunting for rare Spectrum MIAs in state archives. Somehow these guys don't notice the existance of computer media at all.

I remember reading an article about a guy who came in the 90s to the National Library to... read and watch porn mags ;) Magazine is a magazine
so by law they had to collect these kind of publications and present it to readers if requested. The guy was a kind of freak and librarian ladies were afraid of him, he came each day and sat reading this stuff until closing the library.
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R-Tape wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:39 pm
I don't think we have a similar law in the UK:
By law, all Danish media produced — books, tv, movies, music, etc. — must have a copy stored in the Royal Danish Library.
Well, I guess all my games should be in there too, then? :)
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Sokurah wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:39 pm
Well, I guess all my games should be in there too, then? :)
Definitely! I'm surprised they're not already. In fact you're breaking that law—get in touch with Allan or Jacob!
Ralf wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:37 pm
I recall in Poland we have something similar, when you publish a book or magazine you have to send a copy to the National Library.

Unfortunately it doesn't apply to computer programs, so sorry no hunting for rare Spectrum MIAs in state archives. Somehow these guys don't notice the existance of computer media at all.
I know the British library keeps a copy of everything with an ISBN, but I don't know how far preservation extends to other media. As far as I know, all retro preservation is done on a voluntary basis in the UK. They may have a smaller task, but the Danish model is very impressive.
I remember reading an article about a guy who came in the 90s to the National Library to... read and watch porn mags ;) Magazine is a magazine
so by law they had to collect these kind of publications and present it to readers if requested. The guy was a kind of freak and librarian ladies were afraid of him, he came each day and sat reading this stuff until closing the library.
Chortle! (is that Poland btw?) As it happens, in that Danish video, there was a preserved copy of a strip poke game, featuring Maria Whittaker no less. So technically, anyone can go to this library and ask Allan to load it up (and give them five minutes alone with it...)!
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Cute. Looks like it’s a compiled BASIC game.
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