Little bugs in the database

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8BitAG
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 8BitAG » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:02 pm

The text adventure...

Alicia en el Pais de las Maravillas https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=5942

is listed as an adventure game: text only rather than Adventure Game: Text/Illustrated


Wamwort https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=7172

is listed as being produced with the PAWs...

...Looking at the game, it was not produced using the PAWs.
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by R-Tape » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:03 am

8BitAG wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:02 pm
Wamwort https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=7172

is listed as being produced with the PAWs...

...Looking at the game, it was not produced using the PAWs.
Aye—it doesn't look very PAWed does it. Are you going purely by appearance, or clues in the code?
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 8BitAG » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:56 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:03 am
Aye—it doesn't look very PAWed does it. Are you going purely by appearance, or clues in the code?
A mixture of several things... the system doesn't behave like PAWs (it doesn't even feel like PAWs when you type... far too sluggish), it's doing a few things that PAW can't really do easily outside of using EXTERNS. Also Unpaws says it's not a PAWed database.

Going back to it, just to check, I've also just noticed that you can BREAK into the program and list the BASIC code... So, yeah, not PAWS. :)
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by R-Tape » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:32 am

Jane Jelly 3 listed incorrectly as part of the Cattivik series.

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=28162
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:19 am

The game Dominó:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=17797

was a BASIC game published in Microhobby issue 35, page 8:

https://archive.org/details/microhobby- ... df/page/n7

The author isn't in the game entry, but in the magazine issue it can be read that the author was Amador Tenreiro.
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by StooB » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:44 pm

Frank Bruno's Boxing (1848)

- there are two Encore re-releases but only the Bruno-Tyson edition is listed, although both inlays are present. Release year for both of them is 1988.

The Evil Crown (1680) and The Force (1840)

- publisher should be Mind Games (9928) rather than Argus (1243) according to their inlays

Orion Quest (24852) and Star Force Seven (10248)

- publisher should be Mind Games (9928) according to this article:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 641&page=5
and this advert:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 35&page=89

Superman - The Game (5069)

- original publisher is Telecomsoft (14343), not Firebird (4722) according to the original inlay (not available here, but uploaded by zzapmort to archive.org: https://archive.org/download/spectrumin ... nlay01.jpg)

Yankee (5814)
- this game has two scenarios, one on each side of the tape, but this does not make it a "compilation" any more that Batman - The Caped Crusader, Barbarian, or hundreds of text adventures that come in multiple parts.
Genre should be changed to "Strategy Game: War" and the scenarios Gettysburg (26596) and Chickamauga (26597) deleted.

The Duct (1533)
- original publication should be "As part of a compilation"
- confirmed in this review:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 19&page=36

Xeno (5787)
- there is no re-release from a publisher called Kidsplay (8070) - that's the name of a compilation it's on.

The label Again Again (440) is owned by Alternative (782), not Grandslam (5523)

Guide to Greater London (9226)
- this is on the B-side of Robin of Sherlock (6900) so the publisher should be Silversoft (13286).
- the link in the comments to 6900 from 9226 is broken:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 20Software
should be
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6900)

Robin of Sherlock (6900)
- there is no re-release from CRL (2122). The tzx labelled as CRL shows the publisher as Delta 4/Silversoft according to tzxlist.
- CRL's involvement with running Silversoft is noted here:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 686&page=7
- this PCW review gives CRL's address for Silversoft:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 85&page=21

Devil's Crown (1381)
- original publisher is Probe Software Ltd (UK) (11646), with the Mastertronic (9371) version being a re-release.
- advert:
https://ia600604.us.archive.org/zipview ... Ltd-ad.jpg
- confirmed in this review for Mantronix:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 28&page=36
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by R-Tape » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:34 pm

Cheers @StooB

Can I just say that there's a bit of upheaval with the update system this month, and things are especially busy otherwise. Just letting everyone know the next update might not include everything, but if anything is missed it will happen when we're sorted :)
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