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Re: Site Updates

Post by madaxe » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:13 pm

PeterJ wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:20 pm
Thank you @madaxe

Apologies. We will resolve in the next update.

Peter
No problem, thank you @PeterJ
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Re: Site Updates

Post by Ralf » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:21 pm

Thanks for the update!

One note: this Bandersnatch barcode program better would be classified as "demo", not "simulation"
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Re: Site Updates

Post by R-Tape » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:11 pm

Ralf wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:21 pm
One note: this Bandersnatch barcode program better would be classified as "demo", not "simulation"
I deliberated between the two genres, and opted for simulation because it was a pretend representation (like the teletext simulator). But since you mention Ralf, demo does feel more correct today. Demo then? Anyone disagree?
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Re: Site Updates

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:21 am

R-Tape wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:11 pm
Ralf wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:21 pm
One note: this Bandersnatch barcode program better would be classified as "demo", not "simulation"
I deliberated between the two genres, and opted for simulation because it was a pretend representation (like the teletext simulator). But since you mention Ralf, demo does feel more correct today. Demo then? Anyone disagree?
I think is 'unclassifiable', as it's not a demo nor a simulation, IMHO. I see as just a 'link' to a web page... is there anything similar in the archive? Hard to be classified, anyway.

... does 'easter egg' exist as a genre? :mrgreen:
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Re: Site Updates

Post by Ralf » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:27 am

This is not a typical demo but has many elements of a demo - displays in ono-interactive way some visuals with some effects mimicking an old TV.

I remember something similar done in the 80s - some very simple program displaying some text hidden between music on a vinyl record. I'll try to find it later today.

It has been also added as a demo to the biggest Russian site with Spectrum demos so they also believe it's a demo ;)

I'll try to give some more info later.
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Re: Site Updates

Post by PeterJ » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:31 pm

For what it's worth I think a new genre for 'Easter Egg' as mentioned by @Juan F. Ramirez would be appropriate.

An 'Easter Egg' is how it's described in the listing.

I'm not going to loose a lot of sleep over it though!
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Re: Site Updates

Post by Einar Saukas » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:02 pm

PeterJ wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:31 pm
For what it's worth I think a new genre for 'Easter Egg' as mentioned by @Juan F. Ramirez would be appropriate.

An 'Easter Egg' is how it's described in the listing.

I'm not going to loose a lot of sleep over it though!
Makes sense, but how many other 'Easter Egg' programs exist?

I think we better avoid creating new genres if there's only 1 or 2 programs each. Otherwise we may end up with thousands of genres. Then it would become too hard to find anything by genre...
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Re: Site Updates

Post by PeterJ » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:39 pm

Very good point @Einar Saukas
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Re: Site Updates

Post by PeterJ » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:11 pm

ZXDB Update 20 January 2019

We have just updated the website with the very latest version of ZXDB, and also made the changes in the code to accommodate the fields changes that @Einar Saukas announced last week. The advanced filter now also includes '2019'!

Thanks to @Einar Saukas, @R-Tape and everyone else who contributed.

New Entries:
IS-Copy
Katalog-2
Log Cabin Dizzy
Luxecopy
Mister Kung Fu
Octukitty
PCX Converter 128
PCX Show
Pencraft Copier
Pencraft Convertors
Pitman
Programmator
Sardonic
Screen Printer
Survival ZX
Test Program

Files and fixes:
Inlay for Nohzdyve
Bandersnatch Extra now 'Demo'
New files for TrollyMania
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Re: Site Updates

Post by pavero » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:25 pm

And these new instructions were also added. :)

CricketCaptain(EN).txt (Instructions)
Denizen(EN).txt (Instructions)
DesertHawk(EN).txt (Instructions)
EuropeanSoccerChallenge(EN).txt (Instructions)
FutureBikeSimulator(EN).txt (Instructions)
Pokestripper(HollywoodPoker)(PlayersSoftware)(EN).txt (Instructions)
LADrugsBust(EN).txt (Instructions)
MiamiCobraGT(EN).txt (Instructions)
OfficialFatherChristmasGameThe(EN).txt (Instructions)
QuickDrawMcGraw(EN).txt (Instructions)
RidingTheRapids(EN).txt (Instructions)
RoadRunnerAndWileECoyote(EN).txt (Instructions)
ShanghaiWarriors(EN).txt (Instructions)
SpaceRiderJetPackCo(EN).txt (Instructions)
SwordSlayer(EN).txt (Instructions)
MattLucas(EN).txt (Instructions)
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