Little bugs in the database 4

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Re: Little bugs in the database 4

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Another grand spot from Paul Collins

The apostrophe is misplaced here: the game itself gives the title as "The Eunuchs' Ball"

The listing currently has the apostrophe before the 's'.

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1 ... nuchs_Ball
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PeterJ wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:51 am
Another grand spot from Paul Collins

The apostrophe is misplaced here: the game itself gives the title as "The Eunuchs' Ball"

The listing currently has the apostrophe before the 's'.

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1 ... nuchs_Ball
We have it listed as Eunuchs' on CASA but to be fair, it is AKA The Eunuch's Ball as that's the way the Spectrum and Amstrad version were sometimes advertised, in their Adventure Workshop versions....

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I've seen Phillip himself refer to it as "The Eunuchs' Ball" so that is probably the correct, intended title.

Edit: Given the inlay for the Spectrum version (or at least one of the inlays... they had to be redone when Philip Reynolds had his computers stolen) lists the title as The Eunuch's Ball, you could easily argue it's The Eunuch's Ball aka The Eunuchs' Ball on the Spectrum...
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Re: Little bugs in the database 4

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You could have similar conversations about the Assassins' Guild...
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1 ... sins_Guild

which definitely should be Assassins' not Assassin's.

The Assassins' Guild 2, (aka The Assassins' Guild Two) by the same publisher and author, also appears to be missing from the database. (It was also a Spectrum 128K game)
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Re: Little bugs in the database 4

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8BitAG wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:26 am
We have it listed as Eunuchs' on CASA but to be fair, it is AKA The Eunuch's Ball as that's the way the Spectrum and Amstrad version were sometimes advertised, in their Adventure Workshop versions....

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I've seen Phillip himself refer to it as "The Eunuchs' Ball" so that is probably the correct, intended title.
Thank you. I wonder how we should approach this as the screenshot for the game definitely show the apostrophe at the end of the word, but the documentation you provided shows differently. I'm inclined to match the screenshots and CASA, but no strong feelings either way.
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PeterJ wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:04 am
Thank you. I wonder how we should approach this as the screenshot for the game definitely show the apostrophe at the end of the word, but the documentation you provided shows differently. I'm inclined to match the screenshots and CASA, but no strong feelings either way.
See my last minute edit to the post, which shows the cassette tape.

It either needs to be listed as The Eunuch's Ball aka The Eunuchs' Ball

or

The Eunuchs' Ball aka The Eunuch's Ball

Doesn't really matter either way. Depends if you want to list based on advertising/inlay or name displayed in the program itself (which is the author's personal preference).

But both need to be listed, especially if they would result in a false search.
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Thanks. Seen that now.

Not sure if that tape and inlay are from your collection, but if they are please could you do scans for the archive if you have the facilities to do so. Thanks
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Another one from Phil.

In Search of the Holy Grant Cheque

This is not the fault of ZXDB, its more the game files themselves:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/6 ... ant_Cheque

The .TAP file is fine, but the .TZX version does not have the UDGs defined.
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There's a screenshot in Mine called "0030126-load-1.scr" that's currently classified as "Running screen".

Is it a "loading screen" or a "running screen"?
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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?
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Re: 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?
As mentioned in the comment they are type ins from a series of articles in ZX Computing, there are actually eight parts:
  1. Hex Loader October/November 1982
  2. - December/January 1983
  3. Tricolours / Newcols February/March 1983
  4. Cathy's Program April/May 1983
  5. Patterns June/July 1983
  6. Racetrack part 1 August/September 1983
  7. Racetrack part 2 December/January 1984
  8. Wordsheep February/March 1984
The two December/January issues were a bit harder to spot on archive.org since they are both archived a year ahead.
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