Little bugs in the database 2

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Little bugs in the database 2

Post by Ralf » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:05 pm

This game:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=12745

I've recently made a rzx recording for it (check Rzx Archive) and while doing it I examined this game a little bit.

It's is made with G.A.C.
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... id=0006391

Currently this info is missing from the database
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Little bugs in the database 2

Post by R-Tape » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:14 pm

New bug reports here please!
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by Alessandro » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:52 pm

In the comment for Bandersnatch, the name "Brataccas" is wrongly spelt (twice) as "Brattacus".
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by PeterJ » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:36 pm

Counting Cats from Sinclair User is listed in ZXDB as for the 16K Spectrum, looking at the magazine it specifically says 48K

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=9061

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 28&page=67

It's not typed in yet, but I plan to do it.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by Alessandro » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:49 pm

The entry for the Death Pit & Doom Pit compilation lists a screenshot map which is unrelated to both titles.
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Post by Ivanzx » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:06 pm

The language for this never realeased game most likely would have been english, as the C64 version had, which was released:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=10304
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:20 pm

Spitfire 40 + Strike Force Harrier

is not published by Alternative, but their Again Again label (source: big round Again Again logo on the cover)

Pluggit

year of release should be 1983, rather than 1984 - the loading screen says 1983 and it was advertised in C&VG in 11/83.

Shadow Skimmer

The re-release on MicroValue should be removed. The Micro Selection was The Edge's budget label.

Periscope Up

The re-release by Cult Games seems to be an error - they only ever re-released D&H games, not Atlantis'.

Agent Orange

Like CORE, Xeno and Wibstars, this was "published" by A&F and "marketed" by Argus - there is no separate release from Argus Press.

Karnov

There aren't separate releases from Electric Dreams and Activision, just Electric Dreams (who are owned by Activision).

Poltergeist

Claims to be from Firebird according to the loading screen, but there's no evidence that it ever was.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by bass-on » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:48 pm

The three text adventures ascribed to the publisher Bass-On were not published by them, er, me. Bass-On was just a pen name I used when writing games. My games were only ever published by Zenobi. I'm assuming it was actually Zenobi for Mark Cantrell's Project Nova too, but cannot say for certain.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by 8BitAG » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:13 pm

bass-on wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:48 pm
The three text adventures ascribed to the publisher Bass-On were not published by them, er, me. Bass-On was just a pen name I used when writing games. My games were only ever published by Zenobi. I'm assuming it was actually Zenobi for Mark Cantrell's Project Nova too, but cannot say for certain.
Hi Jason, nice to see you on here. The Bass-On label is odd, especially when applied to Mark's game, but seems to have come over from the original database on WOS.

I would suggest that the original publisher for Mark's Project Nova should actually be Nebula Designs, as with his other games, as he self-published before they were later picked up by Zenobi.

Edit: I've updated the information at CASA too. (Always nice to hear from fellow Zenobi adventure authors... John Wilson is still around... and he's recently been programming new games too! The updated version of Deek's Deeds sounds interesting by the way... There is still a lot of interest in old text adventures... You may like to check out http://classicadventurer.co.uk )
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by bass-on » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:50 pm

8BitAG wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:13 pm

Edit: I've updated the information at CASA too. (Always nice to hear from fellow Zenobi adventure authors... John Wilson is still around... and he's recently been programming new games too! The updated version of Deek's Deeds sounds interesting by the way... There is still a lot of interest in old text adventures... You may like to check out http://classicadventurer.co.uk )
Thanks dude. I do still keep an eye out to see what John's up to. Cheers for the link to classicadventurer - I've just read the interview with John so far, but looks like lots more of interest in there. I did find a load of Spectrum stuff in the loft at my Mum's house the other week, including a few letters from John. It looks like I did send him the updated version of Deek's Deeds all those years ago, but he'd already duplicated a load of tapes and leaflets of the original version that he needed to get shot of first! :D
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