Help wanted - CSS CGC entries

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Help wanted - CSS CGC entries

Post by R-Tape » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:30 am

If anyone is looking to help and wants a project to focus on then this thread is for you!

The archive is lacking screenshots and info checking for most Comp Sys Sinclair Crap Games competition entries.

If you want to help here’s what to do:

1 - Pick a year after 2001 and announce it in this thread to avoid duplication.
2 – find the year, using the SC search, e.g. CSS CGC 2001
3 – the SC page for this will have a list of entries and a .zip bundle of them all. Download the bundle.
4 – Load each game, check the SC page has the title spelt correctly and the correct author is attributed. Make a Notepad or Excel list of any corrections stating the title, and a note describing the correction.
5 – Take screenshots as .scr. 1 loading screen (if there is one) and 1 in game screen will be fine. Details on how to do this here.
6 – zip the screenshots and correction list and make available to me, either PM me so we can arrange or upload somewhere.

This mission requires a strong stomach, but the rewards will be beyond your wildest dreams.

Anyone?
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Post by PeterJ » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:33 pm

@R-Tape

Put me down for 2010.
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Post by R-Tape » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:48 pm

PeterJ wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:33 pm
@R-Tape

Put me down for 2010.
Good year that, hosted by BloodBaz. My first ever Speccy programs too.
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Post by MatGubbins » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:52 pm

One of my games has the wrong title
search for "FLICKING" and lists the archive.
FLICKING CLING SNOT ON MY CAT
it should be
FLICKING CLINT SNOT ON MY CAT

Great game that!
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Re: Help wanted - CSS CGC entries

Post by Spud » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:09 pm

I will do 2016. Not much happened that year and my time is somewhat limited at the moment.
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Post by R-Tape » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:13 pm

Mat - don't suppose you fancy taking 2015? :D
Spud wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:09 pm
I will do 2016. Not much happened that year and my time is somewhat limited at the moment.
Good man! That's the spriwit.
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Post by hikoki » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:17 pm

My time is moony so I'll just ventilate the unpleasant odours from 2013. When time permitting!!
For Gosh's sack, spare us listing crap entries on search results :o
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Re: Help wanted - CSS CGC entries

Post by Nomad » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:18 pm

I will have a crack at 2003

But for example, https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=30775

Antiair has no attribution, no load screen and no info in the listing who actually wrote it..

I was thinking if its available the listings would make a good pdf, kind of like the old school basic game books.
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Post by R-Tape » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:45 pm

Nomad wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:18 pm
I will have a crack at 2003

But for example, https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=30775

Antiair has no attribution, no load screen and no info in the listing who actually wrote it..

I was thinking if its available the listings would make a good pdf, kind of like the old school basic game books.
Nice one.

Yep some of them will have more blanks than others, many will not have a loading screen so a run screen will be fine. Some of them may have extra information at the unsatisfactory software finder. Antiair isn't there though...
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Post by R-Tape » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:48 pm

I'll take 2013 by the way, as I've already added some of them (Kweepa and Guesser), and as host that year I've developed a Stockholme syndrome like affection for them.
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