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ZXSR bugs

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Please use this thread to report any bugs related to the integration between ZXSR and ZXDB!
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I was going to put this into the ZXSR Integration Announcement thread but it makes much more sense here.

As Einar said in that thread, ZXSR is fairly accurate but there are going to be some mistakes. There's a single person who's built this data from day one - myself - and mistakes are going to happen without scrutiny from others. So please highlight what you find and I'll put things right. They won't be shown immediately in SC, I provide Einar with a version of the database periodically which he then imports. There can bee a gap of several weeks/months.

I would say that the vast, vast majority of reviews are going to be allocated to the correct magazine issue - but there are bound to be some that are incorrect. Similarly some may be tagged to the wrong title. These I would like to put right first.

Second, some scores may be incorrect, so these are the next port of call. I am careful with these but with the best will in the world I'm not going to get it right 100% of the time.

Thirdly - spelling mistakes, incorrect words or total garbage. There are going to be quite a number of these (spelling especially), particularly in the Crash reviews (which were the first reviews added). Originally I was using my own OCR software and its results were hit and miss to say the least. I didn't even put these through a spell checker so there's going to be a number of spelling mistakes. Over the years I've refined my procedures (including a spell checker and KenD's awesome OCR PDFs) so things should be much better. But some will have crept through.

So please just drop anything you spot into this thread and I'll get them fixed. Cheers!
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Re: ZXSR bugs

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I've found something interesting. I'm trying to fix this report: viewtopic.php?p=28971#p28971

I can confirm that the review for Elephant Antics on Crash #91 page 65 is incorrect: https://archive.org/stream/crash-magazi ... 5/mode/1up

But we have information about it from the ZXSR:

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Perhaps the review exists but on a different magazine?
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Re: ZXSR bugs

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druellan wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:14 am I've found something interesting. I'm trying to fix this report: viewtopic.php?p=28971#p28971

I can confirm that the review for Elephant Antics on Crash #91 page 65 is incorrect: https://archive.org/stream/crash-magazi ... 5/mode/1up

But we have information about it from the ZXSR:

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Perhaps the review exists but on a different magazine?
An old version of ZXSR incorrectly "mixed" information about CJ's Elephant Antics review from Crash #91 page 56 and CJ's American Antics review from Crash #93 page 65.

This information was later fixed in ZXSR. However I had already imported it earlier, so it's still wrong in ZXDB. I'm fixing it now.
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The reviews for Scooby Doo seem to have been carried over to those for Panic. This leads to a curious consequence: 10 reviews and three awards listed in the entry for Panic.
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Re: ZXSR bugs

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SteveSmith wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:15 pm https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/5 ... age_Island

The page says it got 91% by SU, which I thought sounded a bit strange. The link takes you to a review of Rodland, which by no co-incidence also got 91%.
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The reviews here refer to Mutant Monty (id 3339), not Mutant Monty and the Temple of Doom (id 12637)

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/zxsr.php?id=12637
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The reviews here refer to The Pharaoh's Tomb by Phipps Associates (ID 6794), not Pharaoh's Tomb from ZX Computing (ID 25879)

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/zxsr.php?id=25879
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StooB wrote: Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:47 am The Living Daylights

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The 1991 review in Sinclair User scoring 81% is actually for Viz.
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Thanks for these guys - they've been corrected and will be present in the next version of ZXSR.

Also - I'm still going through the CSV comparison file that Einar sent a while back. That's highlighted plenty of errors in both ZXSR and ZXDB which are being corrected in ZXSR (and noted for cross-reference with ZXDB later). It's rather a huge undertaking and I'm also coupling this with a sweep through all of the magazines - so it's going to be a good while yet.
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Re: ZXSR bugs

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The following game IDs were removed from ZXDB, because they were duplicates of other existing entries:

10675 -> duplicate of 5106
12197 -> duplicate of 11417
15920 -> duplicate of 9914
26392 -> duplicate of 5007

These game IDs need to be changed in ZXSR too.
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sho wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:26 pm Review Sinclair User#76 - 1988/7 p.18
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/page.ph ... 76&page=18
Is incorrectly attached to 'Hercules'
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/2 ... m/Hercules
(also present for the correct game)
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/2 ... the_Damned
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sho wrote: Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:17 pm The Crash review for Whodunnit links both to the C.C.S and Mastertronic version. It is for the C.C.S. version.

ZXSR then incorrectly links the review to Mastertonic's version
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Re: ZXSR bugs

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Einar Saukas wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:57 pm The following game IDs were removed from ZXDB, because they were duplicates of other existing entries:

10675 -> duplicate of 5106
12197 -> duplicate of 11417
15920 -> duplicate of 9914
26392 -> duplicate of 5007

These game IDs need to be changed in ZXSR too.
Also:

8737 -> duplicate of 12286
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Re: ZXSR bugs

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This Crash review refers to Smash Out! from Pirate Software, not Smashout!! from Digital image.
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There is a "Travel with Trashman" review (Crash #11) that contains the word "beeriest" instead of "beerfest". (I haven't checked the original magazine in case of a source typo.) "Germany sees Trashie clearing away empties at the beeriest..."
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SteveSmith wrote: Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:38 am Probably understandably, the link to the SU review for Crazy Cars ( https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1 ... Crazy_Cars - a Joust clone, not the driving game) links to the driving game.
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Cricket Captain by D&H has two reviews from 1984 that should be on Cricket Captain by Allanson Computing.
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The YS review for Battlecars is incorrectly assigned to Battlecars.
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The SU review for Critical Path Analysis is incorrectly assigned to Critical Path Analysis.
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The YS review for Starfox is incorrectly assigned to Starfox.
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The SU review of Shark Attack is incorrectly assigned to Shark Attack.
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The SU review of The Biz is incorrectly assigned to The Biz.
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The YS review for The Great Fire of London is incorrectly assigned to The Great Fire of London.
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Re: ZXSR bugs

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The SU review of Stop the Express is incorrectly assigned to Stop the Express.
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