Little bugs in the database

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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 8BitAG » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:00 pm

Life of Crime
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=15519

was produced using the Professional Adventure Writer (not the Quill as currently listed)
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 8BitAG » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:04 pm

Daemon
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=10759

As the description says, Daemon is an early version of The Haunting *but* it was not produced with the Quill. It was produced with the Professional Adventure Writer.
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 8BitAG » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:45 pm

A Beginners Guide to Adventures
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... id=2000049

was published in 1990 (not 1991)
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:24 am

The entry of Sorcery (Virgin Games) shows a strange (at least for me) loading screen:

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Instead of the classic

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/pub/sin ... orcery.scr

The first one seems from a re-release or fan-made version.
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by StooB » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:32 am

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:24 am
The first one seems from a re-release or fan-made version.
That one's from the "improved" Now Games compilation version.
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 8BitAG » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:09 pm

The Lost Dragon
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6611

Under authors/contributors... the person "TAM" is credited...
http://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.ph ... l_id=14209

TAM is actually Tom Frost, who is already credited as the author...
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... l_id=14656

So the entry/reference for TAM needs to be removed and can be deleted from ZXDB.
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:57 pm

@richl posted this in the 'Wanted:Inlays' thread...

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According to the game entry, the authors were Brian Howarth and John Blacow but the inlay says Howarth and Mike Woodruff instead.
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 8BitAG » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:00 pm

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:57 pm
According to the game entry, the authors were Brian Howarth and John Blacow but the inlay says Howarth and Mike Woodruff instead.
The in-game credits, list the author as Brian Howarth with artwork by John Blacow, so the ZXDB entry is correct.
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:04 pm

So just adding Mike Woodruff maybe?
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 8BitAG » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:17 pm

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:04 pm
So just adding Mike Woodruff maybe?
Perhaps, although in other games Mike (Michael) Woodroffe got a writing credit in the actual game, when he was involved... Perhaps they did the inlay first, before the game. I mean... they spelt his name wrong, for starters!
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