Viking - Adventures in italiano #04

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Viking - Adventures in italiano #04

Post by wallyweek » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:22 pm

Full Title: Viking - Adventures in italiano #04
Year: 1987
Company: Edizioni Hobby Srl
Type: Electronic Magazine
Message Language: Italian
Upload includes:
  • Perfect TZX
  • scan of inlay (+hi-res, unedited, in tif format)
Source: From original tape
Reason for Upload: MIA
Description: Covertape including illustrated text adventures made with The Quill (details on WOS). Same titles for CBM64 on other side of tape.
Contents:
  • Dick Ironside: Bronx (password: RAPIMENTO)
  • Nigel Stevenson: La Legge di Thorus (password: INCANTESIMO)
  • Morgan Tyler: Star Plague (passord: SUPERNOVA)
Note: Title and publisher are wrong on WOS.

Download link:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
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Re: Viking - Adventures in italiano #04

Post by 8BitAG » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:15 pm

I've been looking at Bonaventura di Bello's text adventures recently. He was amazingly prolific. I don't think we've even got all his games listed on CASA at the moment. http://solutionarchive.com/list/author%2C762/

We do have some of the games collected together under the Viking banner http://solutionarchive.com/list/company%2C1486/ together with some information about the various (excellently named!) characters that appear in them.
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Re: Viking - Adventures in italiano #04

Post by Ralf » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:18 pm

Thanks for sharing this!

At some moment I was interested in Italian games for Spectrum and remember this man called Bonaventura di Bello. He was coding text adventures like a demon. Just have a look:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... el_id=1818

He's even on Wikipedia :)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonaventura_Di_Bello

Speaking of the games, as far as I know there was never an attempt to store full Italian compilations on WOS and later on ZXDB. So I would suggest just to add the files to already existing MIA entries. They would be:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=27172
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=27173
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=27174
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Re: Viking - Adventures in italiano #04

Post by wallyweek » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:54 pm

Ralf wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:18 pm
Speaking of the games, as far as I know there was never an attempt to store full Italian compilations on WOS and later on ZXDB. So I would suggest just to
That's because most of the italian covertapes were made of pirated games.

Just a few magazines only contained original material, and they should be preserved as a whole IMHO: Viking, Epic 3000, Super Sinc, 16/48, Radio Elettronica & Computer, Video Basic and maybe some more I can't remember at present.

Another handful were made part of original material, part of pirated software (Load'n'run, Run, Computer Games & Utilities). On WOS only the single, original, titles are present. I agree, this is the best way to preserve them.

The remaining magazines were entirely made of pirated software: Special Program, Special Playgames, Special Games, Linguaggio Macchina, to name a few. These are not on WOS and neither should be IMHO. You can find many of them here:
http://zxspectrum.hal.varese.it/cassette.htm
http://www.edicola8bit.com/giochi.php?console=48k
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