Little bugs in the database

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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by Alessandro » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:44 pm

War Game is clearly inspired by Missile Command.
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 8BitAG » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:27 am

The date of 1987 listed for...
The Islands of Sinbad
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=10835

is an error/typing error

The correct year should be 1997, as indicated on the loading screen.

(Jack published his own games as River Software in 1987... It wasn't until much later on that he released games through Zenobi, which this one was.)
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by StooB » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:42 pm

Lots of ACE magazine corrections:

Covertapes 3-8 and 11-15 don't exist (no covertape with those issues):
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=25342
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=25343
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=25344
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=25345
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=25346
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=25347
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=25350
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=25351
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=25352
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=25353
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=25354

Covertape 2 (25341) - Bubble Bobble (722) is a playable demo version, not the full version.
Covertape 16 (25355) - has a demo version of Dragon Ninja (1488) on it.
Covertape 17 (25356) - Aliens is the US Version (163) not the UK Version (161).

"A.C.E. (3) (UK)" (170) is not the publisher of the covertapes, and is not the owner of "ACE Mail Order" either.
"A.C.E. (3) (UK)" (170) is also not a label from "Advanced Computer Entertainment" (428).

"Advanced Computer Entertainment" (428) is the owner of "ACE Mail Order" (17907) and the original publisher of the covertapes that exist (25340, 25441, 25448, 25449, 25355, 25356)
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by Alessandro » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:32 pm

These two entries refer to the same title and therefore should be merged into one:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=27540

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=26902

The only noticeable difference seems to be the text, which is almost completely written in capital letters in the former.

I also noticed that La città fantasma is still there (see my previous post).
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by R-Tape » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:45 pm

Cheers Ale, the first two will be in the next update.

To be honest I hoped you'd forgotten about the La Citta! I saw it as a harmless translation; the kind of thing we shouldn't go out of our way to preserve, but we shouldn't go out of our way to remove either.
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 8BitAG » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:12 pm

Games created with the Professional Adventure Writing System...

Witchcraft https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=15791
Witchcraft Edicion Oro https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=20902
Wiz Lair https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=20994

Games created with the Quill...

De Vises Sten https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=7165
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 8BitAG » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:43 pm

Additional games created with the Professional Adventure Writing System...

Silversword: La Espada de Plata https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=16883

Resaca https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=20978

El Prisma de Cristal https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=20960
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Re: Little bugs in the database

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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 8BitAG » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:33 pm

(I'm gradually working through text adventures with no creation system listed against them, looking for PAWed and Quilled titles as part of a project for CASA... So I'm also listing the details here for ZXDB)

Games created with the Professional Adventure Writing System...

Manhattan 2005 (Demo) https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=20975
La Maquina del Tiempo https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=20970
Merlin -La Aventura- https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=24834
Mock https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=21003
Mouse Man https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=9978

Games created with the Quill...

Magical Mystery Tour https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=10580
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