Little bugs in the database 2

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by Stefan » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:40 pm

moroz1999 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:42 am
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... el_id=2870 - Cristiano Cremonini (Italy)
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... el_id=2869 - Cristiano Cremolini
Seems to be the same person: both produced similar-looking adventures, same publisher.
Since my Italian only just orders me a pizza, Multiface shows string "Cristiano Cremonini" at address 0x5e26 after loading Proxima.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by 8BitAG » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:48 pm

Stefan wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:40 pm
moroz1999 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:42 am
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... el_id=2870 - Cristiano Cremonini (Italy)
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... el_id=2869 - Cristiano Cremolini
Seems to be the same person: both produced similar-looking adventures, same publisher.
Since my Italian only just orders me a pizza, Multiface shows string "Cristiano Cremonini" at address 0x5e26 after loading Proxima.
Oooh... good spotting, both of you. We don't have those other two games in the database at CASA for some reason, either.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by 8BitAG » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:55 pm

Stefan wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:40 pm
Since my Italian only just orders me a pizza, Multiface shows string "Cristiano Cremonini" at address 0x5e26 after loading Proxima.
Name confirmed as Cremonini from the actual issue of the associated magazine...
http://laxdelzx.altervista.org/Lnr/Lnr_ ... ta_n51.pdf
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by 8BitAG » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:33 pm

This author...
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... bel_id=845

"Andevi"

Is credited as "A. De Vivo" for the game La Perla in Load'n'Run issue 19... http://laxdelzx.altervista.org/Lnr/Lnr_ ... ta_n19.pdf
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by Alessandro » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:35 pm

8BitAG wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:33 pm
This author...
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... bel_id=845

"Andevi"

Is credited as "A. De Vivo" for the game La Perla in Load'n'Run issue 19... http://laxdelzx.altervista.org/Lnr/Lnr_ ... ta_n19.pdf
Andevi is a pseudonym of Andrea, or Antonio, De Vivo in fact. I remember that adventure, I even solved it back then.

By the way, Castel Basic was first published in Load 'n' Run issue 20, October 1985. The game screen shows the later Spanish translation.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by 8BitAG » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:59 pm

Operazione Ladro
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=26389

The corresponding Load'n'Run lists the authors as M. & A. Salvi

http://laxdelzx.altervista.org/Lnr/Lnr_ ... ta_n30.pdf
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by Alessandro » Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:31 pm

As already mentioned here, some programs from Load 'n' Run are incorrectly listed as demos, while they are simply advertising. This error was carried over from the WoS database.

Campagna abbonamenti means "subscription campaign" and shows what you should do in order to subscribe to the magazine. Pubblicità simply means "advertising" and is in fact an ad for a shop in Milan offering to expand a 16K Spectrum to 48K for a "fabulous" price.

On a side note, that was the same shop which was one of the first to distribute pirated software with changed names and under its own brand; they even sold an unofficial Italian translation of the Horizons tape which came with the earlier Spectrum models, while the first official translation was included with the Spectrum +. It was there that Italy's most notorious Spectrum hacker, Giovanni Zanetti - better known as "G.B. Max" - began his dubious "career".

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by druellan » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:13 pm

Mosquetero de la Reina (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=35232) was developed using only PAW, MuCho was used on other titles of the same dev.

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by R-Tape » Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:56 pm

Another one sorry:

Specball 2016, should be called just "Specball".

This cropped up via PM with someone close to the game.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by 8BitAG » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:14 pm

Little Mouse Adventure...
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=35171

Created with the Professional Adventure Writing System
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