Little bugs in the database 6

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Re: Little bugs in the database 6

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Spitfire has an Original Price of £9.95 which should be £1.99, as it was never released at full price in any form.

As mentioned in the remarks, Durell were going to originally release it in 1987 at full price on their own label, but never did. It was eventually released on the budget Encore label for £1.99 in 1989.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 6

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F.I.F.O. page currently says:

"Based on Traz (Game Busters), with new levels added."

Does it mean F.I.F.O. uses the same code as Traz with different levels (i.e. a MOD) or does it mean it's just inspired by Traz?
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Einar Saukas wrote: Mon May 15, 2023 10:35 pm F.I.F.O. page currently says:

"Based on Traz (Game Busters), with new levels added."

Does it mean F.I.F.O. uses the same code as Traz with different levels (i.e. a MOD) or does it mean it's just inspired by Traz?
I doubt that this was the intention of the Traz authors when including a construction kit :D

Without looking at code but just starting both - definite hack job, translated, construction kit replaced by some advertising, game completed screens are identical - freeware but copyright :lol:
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Perhaps A. Evdokimov and Aleksandr Evdokimov are the same person?
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Perhaps Stew Fordyce is a nickname for Stewart Fordyce?
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Perhaps C.C. Wilton-Davies and Colin Wilton-Davies are the same person?
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Are Chris "Windmill" Walsh and Chris Walsh the same person?
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Four Games for Children and 4 Games For Children seem to be exactly the same title, based on advert and description.

Apparently it was originally developed and published by Kindersoft. SoftShop is probably a re-publisher (or just a reseller).
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Not a bug, but an update. Italia 1944 is now free to download. The author doesn't say if it can be redistributed.

Source: https://foro.speccy.org/viewtopic.php?t=5654
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Thanks @berarma,

This was mentioned here:

viewtopic.php?p=116139&hilit=1944#p116139

Thanks for the reminder to update the listing
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The Interface One entry says "Controls up to 7 Microdrives". Should be 8.
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dfzx wrote: Thu Jun 01, 2023 9:58 am The Interface One entry says "Controls up to 7 Microdrives". Should be 8.
Nice one!
Your first Microdrive is connected to Interface 1 by a Microdrive lead. Then, up to 7 more Microdrives can be added using Microdrive connectors.
OK kids, 1 + 7 = ?
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Reported by Massimo Raffaele,

The tzx linked in the following Spectrum Computing page is not related to the Mirror adventure. It's a tape copier (!) :-).

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https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1 ... rum/Mirror

TZX link:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/pub/sin ... or.tzx.zip
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Spectrum Poker

is credited to Harry S Price on the basis of this classified ad in Sinclair User from "H Price" in Doncaster.

However, in Sinclair User two months later there is another classified this time from a "D Rice" at the same Doncaster address. This report mentions that Harry S Price is in Cambridge.

It seems more likely that Spectrum Poker was written by "D Rice" and the first classified had a typo, and it's not a missing game from the infamous Harry S Price after all.
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Paul Owens wrote Road Frog and Bob Wakelin did the artwork according to the History of Ocean

https://archive.org/details/The_History ... ew=theater

https://archive.org/details/The_History ... ew=theater

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sho wrote: Sat Jun 10, 2023 2:25 am Paul Owens wrote Road Frog and Bob Wakelin did the artwork according to the History of Ocean

https://archive.org/details/The_History ... ew=theater

https://archive.org/details/The_History ... ew=theater

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Wakelin might not have done the Spectrum.cover art:

viewtopic.php?p=118827#p118827
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Rorthron wrote: Sat Jun 10, 2023 3:02 am Wakelin might not have done the Spectrum.cover art:

viewtopic.php?p=118827#p118827
OK, Wakelin pulled.
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Corridors of Genon

The 'Preservation Text' against this title states 'Crash magazine number 1 mentions that a keyboard overlay was included with the game, but it is currently MIA.'

It's not MIA, it's in additional downloads.

https://www.spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1071
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This is a general one about 'other platforms'

The majority of machines are listed manufacturer then model. The Amiga is the odd one out. Why is this. I'm assuming these names are in the database.

Example:

Other platforms:
Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, NES, PC/DOS
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Via Paul Collins:

The "Datamate" entry in the SC database has a misspelling in the Summary
section ("ampliphier" for "amplifier").

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1 ... e/Datamate

Sorry for the delay in posting this Paul.
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PeterJ wrote: Mon Jun 12, 2023 8:49 am The majority of machines are listed manufacturer then model. The Amiga is the odd one out.
You could argue it should be the Acorn BBC Micro. ;)
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Fair point @8BitAG. Just needs to be consistent.
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The criteria is the most common way to refer to each platform.

When the computer model is just a couple letters, it's weird to refer to them without manufacturer. I mean, it sounds cryptic to list "CPC, ST, 64, Plus/4".

However when the computer model has a proper name, it's not usual to mention manufacturer too. In particular, I never saw it referred as "Commodore Amiga". It seems everybody simply writes "Amiga".
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Not sure I agree with your methodology @Einar Saukas, I like consistent approaches to naming. However, its fine. Leave it as it is.

No need to discuss further. Thanks
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4th Dimension compilation is referencing Rollaround as being included but it should be Head the Ball
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