Little bugs in the database 4

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Mazinfriki
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Re: Little bugs in the database 4

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Hi,

I've noticed Sirwood lists an intro screenshot instead of its original loading screen.

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/4 ... um/Sirwood

This is the correct one: https://zxart.ee/release/id:297516/mode ... rintro.png
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Re: Little bugs in the database 4

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+3code wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:58 am
I think this
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2041
can be added to
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/6 ... d_of_Kings
It's tricky... because it isn't a re-release but it is authorised. It's a completely different reverse engineered version of the game running on a totally different engine using completely different code; created over thirty years later. The graphics and text might be similar but the code is completely unrelated. WOS did not have a consistent policy on this but I would argue it needs a linked, but separate entry.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 4

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8BitAG wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:47 pm
+3code wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:58 am
I think this
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2041
can be added to
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/6 ... d_of_Kings
It's tricky... because it isn't a re-release but it is authorised. It's a completely different reverse engineered version of the game running on a totally different engine using completely different code; created over thirty years later. The graphics and text might be similar but the code is completely unrelated. WOS did not have a consistent policy on this but I would argue it needs a linked, but separate entry.
I agree.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 4

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From Paul Collins via email:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/2 ... hine_Codes

Buttercraft's "ZX Big-Shot Typeface Machine Codes" is listed as having been created with the PAW (Professional Adventure Writer) -- that can't be right for a font utility, can it?
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Re: Little bugs in the database 4

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PeterJ wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:47 pm
From Paul Collins via email:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/2 ... hine_Codes

Buttercraft's "ZX Big-Shot Typeface Machine Codes" is listed as having been created with the PAW (Professional Adventure Writer) -- that can't be right for a font utility, can it?
It seems very unlikely; unless, of course, they used the PAW's font editor to create the fonts.

Seems to be an add-on tape for https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/9 ... X_Big-Shot
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Rather OT, but It got a very poor review in Sinclair User :-)

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PeterJ wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:47 pm
From Paul Collins via email:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/2 ... hine_Codes

Buttercraft's "ZX Big-Shot Typeface Machine Codes" is listed as having been created with the PAW (Professional Adventure Writer) -- that can't be right for a font utility, can it?
From ZXDB incremental file "102_zxdb_UTF8.sql":

Code: Select all

-- [PeterJ] https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?p=16177#p16177
INSERT INTO relations (entry_id, original_id, relationtype_id) VALUES ('15730', '6825', 'a');
INSERT INTO relations (entry_id, original_id, relationtype_id) VALUES ('20894', '6825', 'a');
INSERT INTO relations (entry_id, original_id, relationtype_id) VALUES ('16890', '6825', 'a');
Instead of 20894 it should have been 20984. I'm fixing it now.

Luckily we maintain auditing logs for all ZXDB changes, thus any mistakes can be easily tracked and fixed :)
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Re: Little bugs in the database 4

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Good stuff @Einar Saukas,

I will send Paul a thank you for his good spot.
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Cassette Juegos is currently identified as compilation instead of covertape, as if this tape was sold independently by magazine "Tu Micro".

However most games included in this tape are marked as "originally published in a covertape", thus implying that Cassette Juegos is actually a covertape included in a magazine issue.

Does anyone know if this is a covertape or not? If so, then what's the magazine number that included this tape?
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