wallyweek wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:03 pm
Any feedback welcome, please!
My apologies for not replying sooner! I didn't notice the latest posts until now.
First of all, thank you very much for your willingness to contribute, I really appreciate it!
ZXDB already had detailed information about the first 7 issues of Load'n'Run. For instance if you visit this Load'n'Run page
, click on issue #4, then click on "Software/Tape: Load 'n' Run issue 04", you will see a full list of games included in Load 'n' Run #4's covertape
. Since these games were distributed in the covertape that came with the magazine, instead of directly inside the magazine pages, it makes more sense to list them as covertape contents.
Notice that besides listing the pirated games in each tape, we also list original programs (like Stock Libri
) and even programs that don't deserve a separate game page (like "Presentazione" and "Prossimamente"). We also list the tape side and order of each program in the tape.
This organization works quite well for unauthorized copies in magazines. If you search for "Oro Nero" at SpectrumComputing you will find the corresponding game page just fine.
This information was added using this spreadsheet
. Alessandro Grussu and myself filled the first 7 issues, but we both have been too busy to do anything else. If you can help complete this spreadsheet, even if it's just a few more issues, we will be very grateful! Just send me a PM with your email address so I can give you editing permission in this spreadsheet. I also added a second "tab" in the spreadsheet so you can add a link to Giuseppe's page (and anything else you consider relevant) for each magazine issue, I'm sure he will like it. I already added all links to Giuseppe's page that will appear in the next ZXDB update, I'm sure he will like it.
You just need to be careful when filling the spreadsheet because there are different games with similar titles. For instance "Carambola" is Pool
by Bug-Byte Software, not Pool
by Omega Software. Also "Cowboys" is Cowboy Shootout
by Micro Power, not Cowboy Shoot Out
by 16/48 Tape Magazine. It's easy to get them wrong