Little bugs in the database

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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 4thRock » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:12 pm

StooB wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:31 pm
It's a .png but it expects a .scr
Yes, that the problem. The frontend code is OK, it's just expecting a SCR.
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by Einar Saukas » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:39 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:14 pm
g0blinish wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:41 am
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... l_id=15733
from "Running screen" for FilloMania
Hmm. It shows up correctly on the main page for FilloMania. @4thRock, any idea?
Dave, you registered this file in ZXDB as "screen dump" although it's a PNG image. That's the reason SC isn't rendering it properly! :)

It will be fixed in next ZXDB update. Although it would be better to replace it with a proper screen dump.
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by R-Tape » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:23 pm

Ah sorry. I even made a mental note of it, but must have forgotten.

I chose g0blinish's png in this case because it looked much better than the .scr I made.
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 8BitAG » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:12 am

Missing game...

Doctor Goo and the Wobegon Affair
1988
William Young
Spectrum Adventure Exchange Club

Created using the Quill

Parts one and two were published on Issue 22 and 23 of the SAEC's Spectrum Adventurer tapezine. The remaining parts don't appear to have been completed.

"Dr Goo has been summoned by an intergalactic distress signal to the planet Wobegon. Can you help the Wobies to rid their planet of the awful Thugs?"


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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by Rorthron » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:44 am

1. Runestone. The original Games Workshop version was released in 1985, not 1986. (The Firebird release is from 1986.)
2. Runestone, Key of Hope, Tower of Despair, Talisman, Chaos and D-Day. Ad in White Dwarf 65 (Jun 85) p55: https://archive.org/stream/WhiteDwarf05 ... 4/mode/1up.
3. The Secret River, The Wizard's Citadel. Ad in WD62 (Feb 85) p4: https://archive.org/stream/WhiteDwarf05 ... 3/mode/1up
4. Micro Adventurer magazine. Ad in WD63 (Mar 85) p45: https://archive.org/stream/WhiteDwarf05 ... 4/mode/1up
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by Rorthron » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:23 am

A bunch of adverts from White Dwarf:

1. Apocalypse and all three expansions, Nebula, Rebelstar Raiders, First Empire. Ad in White Dwarf 51 (March 1984) p46: https://archive.org/stream/WhiteDwarf05 ... 5/mode/1up
2. Micro Adventurer magazine. Ad in White Dwarf 52 (April 1984) p50: https://archive.org/stream/WhiteDwarf05 ... 9/mode/1up
3. Micro Adventurer magazine. Ad in White Dwarf 53 (May 1984) p49: https://archive.org/stream/WhiteDwarf05 ... 8/mode/1up
4. Micro Adventurer magazine. Ad in White Dwarf 54 (June 1984) p8: https://archive.org/stream/WhiteDwarf05 ... 7/mode/1up
5. The Secret River, The Wizard's Citadel. Ad in White Dwarf 59 (November 1984) p5: https://archive.org/stream/WhiteDwarf05 ... 4/mode/1up
6. Eureka! Ad in White Dwarf 59 (November 1984) p21: https://archive.org/stream/WhiteDwarf05 ... 0/mode/1up
7. Tower of Despair, D-Day, Battlecars. Ad in White Dwarf 59 (November 1984) p55: https://archive.org/stream/WhiteDwarf05 ... 4/mode/1up
9. Micro Adventurer magazine. Ad in White Dwarf 60 (December 1984) p10: https://archive.org/stream/WhiteDwarf05 ... 9/mode/1up
10. Doomdark's Revenge. Ad in White Dwarf 60 (December 1984) p16: https://archive.org/stream/WhiteDwarf05 ... 5/mode/1up
11. Tower of Despair, D-Day, Battlecars. Ad in White Dwarf 60 (December 1984) p55: https://archive.org/stream/WhiteDwarf05 ... 4/mode/1up
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by PeterJ » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:16 pm

Thanks @Rorthron

I will need to speak with @Einar Saukas on this one as we will need to add White Dwarf as a new magazine, so I don't know if that will add complexity.

I'm also working with Einar on getting Personal Computer News sorted.if anyone has high-quality JPEG scans of some of the issues that weren't in the WoS archive that would be useful. There are copies on archive.org and RetroPDFs, but I will need to look at the quality
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by R-Tape » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:28 pm

Aye, can I just add to Peter's comment that things are in flux at the moment. I've only just now started to look at the new ZX-Ed system, and it's really not clear (to me, yet) how I'm going to fit certain corrections in, or just report them on.

We'll try and make the next update as complete as possible, but the "as possible" bit might have to be emphasised :oops:
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 8BitAG » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:04 pm

Microfair Madness
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6682

The links to snapshots are incorrect.

The file linked to part 2 of the game, is actually part 3 of the game.

The snapshot to part 2 isn't actually provided on the page.

Here are the correct snapshots...

Microfair Madness 128K (Part 1) : http://8bitag.com/games/snapshots/MICRO1.Z80
Microfair Madness 128K (Part 2) : http://8bitag.com/games/snapshots/SMOK.Z80
Microfair Madness 128K (Part 3) : http://8bitag.com/games/snapshots/MICRO2.Z80
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 8BitAG » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:57 pm

Polearn
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=10059

is listed as being Quilled.

It is a 128K game, so can't be Quilled.

An analysis of the database shows it was produced with the Professional Adventure Writer. (The mentions in Crash support this)

The copyright date on the loading screen is 1989
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