Little bugs in the database 2

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by Frankie » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:26 am

PeterJ wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:01 am
Frankie wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:54 am
Name change :)

This one:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=14836

Needs to be changed from:

Skatteberegning

to:

Skatteberegning 1983
Does this mean the release year is wrong too? (Currently says 1984)
I would leave it at '84. Might have been released start 84. Can't remember how it was done back then, as I was to young to pay taxes :-) To clarify this we would need to see a picture of the tape label, as the inlay or the program itself doesn't say anything about it.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by moroz1999 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:30 am

Oneiroid (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=17226) is produced by Slip (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... l_id=13432). Triumph may be the publisher (of demo version?), I don't know for sure.
Slip is Sergey Slobodchikov, Russia, Khabarovsk. He was a member of Action (group, Russia, Khabarovsk): https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... bel_id=355
Action is called in Oneiroid as ActionStudio.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by moroz1999 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:48 am

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... bel_id=267 - AGSoftware is from Saint Petersburg according to Evacuator game.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by Ralf » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:34 am

AGSoftware is from Saint Petersburg according to Evacuator game.
And do we have in ZXDB information about the town of an author/group?

I know it's an important thing in Russian scene - these guys were from Moscow, these from Novosibirsk and so on...

But in case of Western commercial games in most cases we just wouldn't know...
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by moroz1999 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:50 pm

Ralf wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:34 am
AGSoftware is from Saint Petersburg according to Evacuator game.
And do we have in ZXDB information about the town of an author/group?

I know it's an important thing in Russian scene - these guys were from Moscow, these from Novosibirsk and so on...

But in case of Western commercial games in most cases we just wouldn't know...
It would be nice idea to display all the authors and companies on a world map, using some maps engine like OpenLayers. This would make this city/town information really valuable.

One more correction:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... l_id=13280 - Silva Soft is a person, not company. He is from Golitsyno-2 (Krasnoznamensk), Russia, his name is Sergey Zapara.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by djnzx48 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:58 am

Chopper Duel has 'turn-based multiplayer' listed, when it's actually simultaneous.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:28 am

moroz1999 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:50 pm
It would be nice idea to display all the authors and companies on a world map, using some maps engine like OpenLayers. This would make this city/town information really valuable.
The data currently in ZXDB is too imprecise for that.

For example, ZXDB doesn't distinguish between
- Imagine Software of Liverpool and Imagine Software as part of Ocean in Manchester
- Quicksilva (Southampton) and Bug Byte (Liverpool) and their later incarnations as labels of Argus Press in London
- Firebird as part of BT in London and when it was sold to Microprose in Tetbury

Electronic Arts and Microprose software is shown as "USA" even though it was released in the UK by their UK divisions.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by druellan » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:48 am

8BitAG wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 12:21 pm
These St. Bride's game re-releases should be 1991 for GI Games, and 1992 for Zenobi for tape and 1993 for +D disk.
Hi 8BitAG! Just finishing doing this series of changes, but I'm curious about the source of this information, since the labels usually don't have a date. Is there a reference online, or is this something John Wilson commented? Thanks!
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by 8BitAG » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:17 am

druellan wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:48 am
8BitAG wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 12:21 pm
These St. Bride's game re-releases should be 1991 for GI Games, and 1992 for Zenobi for tape and 1993 for +D disk.
Hi 8BitAG! Just finishing doing this series of changes, but I'm curious about the source of this information, since the labels usually don't have a date. Is there a reference online, or is this something John Wilson commented? Thanks!
I was around on the scene at the time so I remember the dates... However, verification is from Red Herring/Adventure Probe fanzine news pieces, advertisements by GI Games in said magazines, Zenobi Software's monthly newsletters and discussions with John Wilson himself.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by druellan » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:35 am

8BitAG wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:17 am
I was around on the scene at the time so I remember the dates... However, verification is from Red Herring/Adventure Probe fanzine news pieces, advertisements by GI Games in said magazines, Zenobi Software's monthly newsletters and discussions with John Wilson himself.
Excellent. Oh, and a small clarification, on this one:
Silverwolf
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6974
* Zenobi date already correct
I can see that the +D disk is dated 1995, I assume that the correct year is 1993 as the others, right?
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