Little bugs in the database 4

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Einar Saukas wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:09 pm
Mastering Machine Code is a compilation of 5 programs, numbered from 1 to 6.

Is there a program missing, or are they just numbered incorrectly?
If you go to the following link, then scroll to the very bottom of the page you will find a zip with the 8 parts:

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~jg27p ... pourri.htm
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Kosmic Kanga's loading screen credits Dominic Wood for the game and JPW for graphics.

According to ZXDB, they are actually the same person. Is this information correct?
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Einar Saukas wrote:
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Kosmic Kanga's loading screen credits Dominic Wood for the game and JPW for graphics.

According to ZXDB, they are actually the same person. Is this information correct?
JPW is Julian P Wood, Dominic's brother. Julian should be the owner of the JPW nickname as mentioned by @druellan here.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 4

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Einar Saukas wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:17 pm
Thanks!

I also saw this text before, but I could not see any indication that Cassette Juegos was sold independently. Did you conclude this because there's no explicit reference to any specific magazine number?

Also the instructions transcription reference different magazine numbers for each program, and each one of these programs is currently marked as originally released "on magazine covertape" (except the last one). However the text about "Tu Micro" seem to indicate programs were published as type-ins, instead of covertapes. What's the correct information?

Finally does anyone know where to find magazine scans? Perhaps @Neil Parsons?
Hi, I've already read this post.

I had the complete collection of that magazine, but I ended selling it more than a year ago, unafortunately...

It was quite hard to scan it at all, even with the last five issues (if I remember), with all pages glued to the spine and not stapled as with rest of TM issues. I had plans to work in their scanning. but I let time pass without having done it.

Of course, I could make a listing of all ZX Spectrum type-ins from Tu Micro magazine for my Project BASIC ZX archive/blog, having digitised almost all of them, a part by myself and the rest with some extra help from some readers of my site.

Concerning Cassette Juegos compilation tape, I don't remember having seen any publishing or advertising of this tape inside the magazine, and how much did it cost, but it's possible it was done.
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The following games are listed as being re-released by Bumfun Software, however they released recoloured versions by Rafal Miazga, some of which are currently in ZXDB, some of which aren't -- at least, I'm assuming that the versions they released haven't had additional changes made over and above Rafal's previously-released versions, I don't know if anyone's bought them and knows if that's the case?

Rygar is an example of a game where the recoloured version is the one listed as a Bumfun game, not the original, and imho they should all be listed as such.

Spherical - recoloured version not in ZXDB
Rod-Land - recoloured version
Target Renegade - recoloured version
Renegade - recoloured version not in ZXDB
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Neil Parsons wrote:
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Of course, I could make a listing of all ZX Spectrum type-ins from Tu Micro magazine for my Project BASIC ZX archive/blog, having digitised almost all of them, a part by myself and the rest with some extra help from some readers of my site.
Yes, I'm very interested. Thanks!!!
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Einar Saukas wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:13 pm
Neil Parsons wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:36 pm
Of course, I could make a listing of all ZX Spectrum type-ins from Tu Micro magazine for my Project BASIC ZX archive/blog, having digitised almost all of them, a part by myself and the rest with some extra help from some readers of my site.
Yes, I'm very interested. Thanks!!!
All type-ins from Tu Micro magazines are available in TAP or TZX in this corner of my personal blog:

https://proyectobasiczx.wordpress.com/r ... /tu-micro/

Beware with two programs... "El Encierro" (TM #7) and "Spec-Karate" (TM #20) were copied in some way, but they doesn't work at all, because of several difficulties with each one of their machine code listings and a bad written BASIC machine code loader in the first case. Impossible to fix, to be honest.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 4

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Dan Dare III was originally called "Crazy Jet Racer" in an early C&VG preview.

There's a note (originally from SPOT as we can see here) that says the game is also known as "Crazy Space Racer". Is this information correct? Or perhaps someone misremembered that it was called "Crazy Jet Racer"?
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Einar Saukas wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:06 pm
Dan Dare III was originally called "Crazy Jet Racer" in an early C&VG preview.

There's a note (originally from SPOT as we can see here) that says the game is also known as "Crazy Space Racer". Is this information correct? Or perhaps someone misremembered that it was called "Crazy Jet Racer"?
@Einar Saukas,

Confirmed Crazy Jet Racer (as much of these things can be), in an interview with David Perry:

https://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/rvg-i ... vid-perry/
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Re: Little bugs in the database 4

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PeterJ wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:14 pm
Einar Saukas wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:06 pm
Dan Dare III was originally called "Crazy Jet Racer" in an early C&VG preview.

There's a note (originally from SPOT as we can see here) that says the game is also known as "Crazy Space Racer". Is this information correct? Or perhaps someone misremembered that it was called "Crazy Jet Racer"?
@Einar Saukas,

Confirmed Crazy Jet Racer (as much of these things can be), in an interview with David Perry:

https://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/rvg-i ... vid-perry/
Sorry, I didn't make myself clear.

I know it was called "Crazy Jet Racer". This is exactly what's written in the C&VG preview.

My question is, was it ALSO called "Crazy Space Racer" somewhere?
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