Little bugs in the database 4

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StooB wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:43 pm
You can't say Dalek Attack was the definitely the last "new game" "intended for release in stores" without knowing Alternative's exact release schedule. It could be Playdays!
Yes, it probably wasn't the last game, a bold comment on my part, but the only way we have to know if one game was released sooner or later than the other is through magazine reviews. I know that magazines often previewed games that would not be released until months later. Maybe that's the case here, but we don't know. Until we have solid evidence, Playdays was reviewed in May 1993 and Dalek Attack in July 1993. I hope some day we'll know for certain.

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PeterJ wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:10 pm
Good spot @StooB . Codemasters did acquire them. So you need to use the strict search as mentioned previously.

I understand the issue about points in time @StooB , but we just don't have the resources, time, volunteers, or the complete information to ever go down that road. It is noted though.

Strict search was introduced as a partial answer to the issue.
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:38 am
Hi @MatGubbins,

@Einar Saukas will know the exact reason for this link to Wizball, but to get just titles published by Codemasters you need to enter Codemasters into the Publisher box, then choose strict results from the results strictness box.

There was a long discussion about something similar a few weeks ago which is why we released the results strictness.

I'm sure Einar will come up with the goods.

Good spot by the way @MatGubbins!
It's because ZXDB thinks Codemasters own Sensible Software.
Thanks for the answers. I shuffled my Wizball tape from the Ocean stack and onto the Codemasters stack. It looked wrong and put it back onto the Ocean tape stack.
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akeley wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:19 pm
A pedant writes: Our beloved micro is listed in ZXDB's "Machine Type" entries as "ZX-Spectrum". But shouldn't it actually be "ZX Spectrum"? Just wondering...
Yes, it should be “ZX Spectrum”.
See also here ;-)

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Hi guys!

I'm doing some searching on ZXDB and I miss an interesting feature.

I'm doing an advanced search by "Language" in this case. My intention is to list all games in Serbian language, for example. Great!, I have a list of games in that particular language. But after reviewing that list I can't find any game from the most famous Serbian 8 bit programmer, Duško Dimitrijević, and that's is because he released all his games in the UK, so the language is English.

So, I miss the option of searching by "Nationality" (of the , not only by "Language". The same case goes for Homega Software, the Hungarian guys who coded Express Raider for U.S. Gold. They're Hungarian but you can't find it as a game made in Hungary because it's in English.

I think this feature of searching by "Nationality" would be very useful to have a real outlook of the software production made in a certain country, regardless the language in which was made.

Thank you!
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Reversi (Sinclair Research) for the Spectrum
and
Reversi also known as Othello (Sinclair Research) for the ZX81

should have the same name
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Dungeon
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/2 ... um/Dungeon
and
The Dungeon
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1 ... he_Dungeon

are the same game so the entries should be combined.

The entry with ID 25764 contains the most information about the game and the game in its purest type-in form.

The entry with ID 11932 is a nice version of the game with a custom font and blue background.
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Bubble Bobble has the comment "V2 runs on the ZX Spectrum, V3 (see BBEv3r2.zip in additional material) is for Windows" and the file BBEv3r2.zip in the Main File Downloads section which both belong to Bubble Bobble Editor.
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The Bulge

features multi-machine medium as according to the cover it "runs on both Spectrum 48k and Commodore 64"
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