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Re: Music references

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Rorthron wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 7:08 pm
@Einar Saukas, how do you want this data presented, if it is to be included in ZXDB?
This information will go into the "comments" section of each game page. This will require a simple spreadsheet (I suggest Google Sheets so you can share your work as read-only for others to help validate it!) with 2 columns: the game ID number, and a proper comment exactly as it should appear in the game page.

Alternatively it doesn't really need to be a spreadsheet, it can be a simple text file (one line per entry) using a special character as column separator such as "|".

For instance, this is the link for game Mikie:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/forums/ ... =32&t=2669

Therefore Mikie's ID is 2669. It plays "A Hard Day's Night", so a proper entry could be:

2669|Music: "A Hard Day's Night" by The Beatles.

Feel free to add extra columns to help you keep track of content (for instance game title). I will simply ignore them. For instance:

2669|Music: "A Hard Day's Night" by The Beatles.|Mikie (Joffa's)

You can write the comment in any way you find appropriate. Although I suggest starting all comments in the same way (for instance "Music:") so people will be able to easily search for these comments later.

Thank you!
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I have been cataloguing the music references and there are two games mentioned here that I cannot identify:

Corona Capers
Includes the following music: John Philip Sousa, Liberty Bell March, The Washington Post and Stars And Stripes Forever; John Stafford Smith, The Star-Spangled Banner, national anthem of the United States of America; opening chords of Nie Er, March of the Volunteers, national anthem of the People's Republic of China; Iron Maiden, Virus; John Kander, Theme from New York, New York

High Noon
Includes the following music: Chopin, Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor op. 35, III. Lento "Funeral March" [when a gunfighter is killed]

Can anyone help me identify which games the comments are supposed to relate to?

Also, music has been given for Sweevo's World (John Philip Sousa, The Washington Post). Is it the same for Sweevo's Whirled?
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Re: Music references

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BTW @PeterJ, shouldn't this thread now be in ZXDB Fixes?
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Rorthron wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:06 am
BTW @PeterJ, shouldn't this thread now be in ZXDB Fixes?
Thanks @Rorthron. Thread moved.
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Rorthron wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:57 am
I have been cataloguing the music references and there are two games mentioned here that I cannot identify:

Corona Capers
Includes the following music: John Philip Sousa, Liberty Bell March, The Washington Post and Stars And Stripes Forever; John Stafford Smith, The Star-Spangled Banner, national anthem of the United States of America; opening chords of Nie Er, March of the Volunteers, national anthem of the People's Republic of China; Iron Maiden, Virus; John Kander, Theme from New York, New York
It's my CSSCGC entry that's probably going to see me have to host next year's competition, at this rate. It hasn't been added to ZXDB yet,

And while we're at it, my almost-as-spectacularly-musical entry from 2004, Super Mario Fruit Machine, could also be included for its title music, a.k.a. "the theme from Super Mario Bros. World 1-1" (and 1-3, and - unless my memory fails me - every *-1 and *-3 in the game, and in SMB2J/The Lost Levels as well).
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Re: Music references

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Wed May 20, 2020 9:31 pm
Wham! The Music Box (Melbourne House)
Careless Whisper
Freedom
Club Tropicana
Young Guns
Bad Boys
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Music Box 128K (Melbourne House)
Train
Gyroscope
Blue Danube
Train
Sweevos World
When The Saints Go Marching In
Rock And Wrestle

Music Box 48K (Melbourne House)
Exploding Fist
When The Saints Go Marching In
Gyroscope 4
Train
The Can-Can
Men Of Harlech
As far as I can see, ZXDB only has two versions of this title: Wham! the Music Box 48K (ID 8965) and The Music Box 128K (ID 8481):

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/8 ... _Music_Box
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/8 ... _Music_Box

Which titles are you referring to?

Oddly The archive states that The Music Box came free with Wham! the Music Box, even though the former was apparently released a year after the latter.
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Rorthron wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:05 pm
MatGubbins wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:31 pm
Wham! The Music Box (Melbourne House)
Careless Whisper
Freedom
Club Tropicana
Young Guns
Bad Boys
------------------------------------

Music Box 128K (Melbourne House)
Train
Gyroscope
Blue Danube
Train
Sweevos World
When The Saints Go Marching In
Rock And Wrestle

Music Box 48K (Melbourne House)
Exploding Fist
When The Saints Go Marching In
Gyroscope 4
Train
The Can-Can
Men Of Harlech
As far as I can see, ZXDB only has two versions of this title: Wham! the Music Box 48K (ID 8965) and The Music Box 128K (ID 8481):

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/8 ... _Music_Box
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/8 ... _Music_Box

Which titles are you referring to?

Oddly The archive states that The Music Box came free with Wham! the Music Box, even though the former was apparently released a year after the latter.

Both of them, there is a Wham! version for 48k only.


and

Download the TZX from Music Box
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/8 ... _Music_Box
and you will have the 128k edition and the 48k edition - this is not the wham! version but a new version with different songs.

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Re: Music references

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Thanks. So is the archive wrong, then, and has it conflated two different 48K versions?
Should we instead have three titles:

1. Wham! the Music Box 48K (1985);
2. The Music Box 128K (1986);
3. The Music Box 48K (1986)?

Should the note also say that 2 and 3 cane together, rather than 1 and 2?
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1 Wham! 48k was released by itself with George and Andrew on the cover

2 & 3 (128k and 48k) were released together with a music box on the cover. No Wham! in this edition.
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The archive only mentions 1 and 2 and suggests they were sold together (while contradicting itself with different release dates.
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