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The SU #8 review of Fighter Pilot (for ZX81) is incorrectly assigned to Fighter Pilot (for ZX Spectrum).
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The SU #80 review of game Savage is incorrectly assigned to scene demo Savage.
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The SU #59 review of Firebird's Hive is incorrectly assigned to Martijn van der Heide's Hive.
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The Crash #43 review of Apocalypse is incorrectly assigned to Apocalypse Expansion Kit Vol. 1: Novamaps.
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The Your Spectrum #2 review of Apocalypse is incorrectly assigned to Apocalypse Expansion Kit Vol. 1: Novamaps.
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The Your Sinclair #23 review of Apocalypse is incorrectly assigned to Apocalypse Expansion Kit Vol. 1: Novamaps.
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Just to bring to attention this post by Alessandro, not sure if it was reviewed/fixed:

viewtopic.php?p=45626#p45626
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druellan wrote: Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:54 pm Just to bring to attention this post by Alessandro, not sure if it was reviewed/fixed:

viewtopic.php?p=45626#p45626
For the record, all information here is accurate, I just double-checked it. It's just ZXSR database that needs to be re-checked.
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Hi guys - apologies if it's looked like I've been ignoring everything posted here - I haven't; well, not intentionally anyway. Things disappear so quickly off the forum front page Recent Posts that by the time I get here it's way down the list and Recent Posts are what I mostly use. Anyway, I have this topic bookmarked properly now.

To reiterate what I said last August, I'm still going through the CSV that Einar kindly provided where things didn't match between ZXDB/ZXSR. I'm recognising quite a few of the posts here as already being completed or known but yet to be done. The undertaking is pretty huge to be honest. There are mistakes in ZXSR, there are mistakes in ZXDB and I'm fixing and cataloguing the lot so Einar can update ZXDB. For example, there are a ton of reviews that are in neither database that should be, a lot of allocations to the wrong title in both databases, some incorrect issue allocations, quite a number of titles flagged as reviews in ZXDB that aren't Speccy reviews in the slightest (this, I guess, would be an issue with the import from SPOT) amongst other things. I reckon I'm about 60% done and that's taken over a year in my spare time. It's the reviews being added that is taking up the most time.

But please keep them coming and I will work through this thread and update accordingly. Thanks for all the hard work, guys!
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akeley wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:28 pm The entry for Mystery of Arkham Manor
links to reviews & awards for The Mystery Of Arkham Manor (different game).
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this Hive has invalid review: the linked crash review is for another Hive.
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this Art Studio is not the famous one from J. Hutchby, but has reviews from the Big One linked.
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Thanks guys.

I've gone through this thread, from first post to last, and corrected everything in ZXSR. There were some older ones which I was sure I had done which... well, I hadn't!

And just to let you all know where were are with the great Pre/Post-Covid ZXSR update: All updates have been corrected from Einar's spreadsheet of oh-so-long-ago now which includes many updates to it that I've noticed as I've gone through each issue. One thing I realised a couple of weeks ago is that there were quite a few Supplements that I had forgotten about or didn't even realise existed. I'm in the process of adding any reviews from these that I find and that should hopefully be it! I reckon it's about 95% complete now but there's also a refresh of the Crash data, some of which is full of formatting and spelling errors that I want to correct.

I'm getting there! Slowly but surely. Just over 15,000 reviews in the main table now and a few more to add.
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just to make sure that you will not stay without something to do… ;-)

Monty on the Run contains the review for On The Run. it's "Your Spectrum Issue 19, October 1985 page(s) 44".
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Cheers. This one's already been fixed (although not live on SC yet) after the mistake was shown up in Einar's CSV extract.
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oh, i see. i'll wait for the next site update before reporting more things then. sorry for making noise.

(now i have to create my own bug tracking file for that, lol)
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Not a problem and please do continue reporting anything you see. It could very well be that it's something that the comparison between the two databases hasn't been picked up and that both ZXDB and ZXSR are incorrect. I've certainly found some of those in this project.
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Mastertronic's Protector: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/3 ... /Protector

This is listed as having gained 4% in Crash, and that's also repeated in the ZX Spectrum Reviews page here:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/zxsr.php?id=3902

However, looking at the Crash scan, there's a crease or misprint from top to bottom of the page that is hiding the second digit of the percentage score.
It definitely doesn't have a 4% review vibe to it, either.

Mobygames lists the Crash score as 47% here: https://www.mobygames.com/game/protector_______
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The YouTube video embedded on the Elite page is a gameplay from a 2019 hack of Elite:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1 ... trum/Elite

Also that hack/mod doesn't seem to be in the database.
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I thought you were correct after reading the review and it led me to download the newer high-res version of that issue. Yup, it is definitely 47%, not 4%. Updated ZXSR and it will be available in the next release.

Great spot!
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The Hunt for Red October - Based on the Book was reviewed in Crash #50.

The Hunt for Red October - Based on the Movie was reviewed in Crash #89.

ZXSR currently associates both reviews with the former title.
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Einar Saukas wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 12:02 am The Hunt for Red October - Based on the Book was reviewed in Crash #50.

The Hunt for Red October - Based on the Movie was reviewed in Crash #89.

ZXSR currently associates both reviews with the former title.
Thank you. These have been fixed.
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Vampyre wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 9:49 am
Einar Saukas wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 12:02 am The Hunt for Red October - Based on the Book was reviewed in Crash #50.

The Hunt for Red October - Based on the Movie was reviewed in Crash #89.

ZXSR currently associates both reviews with the former title.
Thank you. These have been fixed.
This was reported in the bugs thread in February 2021 and marked as "reviewed". The re-release by Unique is also still wrong!
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StooB wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:06 am
Vampyre wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 9:49 am

Thank you. These have been fixed.
This was reported in the bugs thread in February 2021 and marked as "reviewed". The re-release by Unique is also still wrong!
That's ZXDB, not ZXSR.
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StooB wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:06 am This was reported in the bugs thread in February 2021 and marked as "reviewed".
Unfortunately there's a considerable delay between a post being marked as "reviewed", and this change appearing online.

Usually Dario marks a post as "reviewed" when he adds a fix to a SQL file. Then it takes about 2 weeks for him to send me his file, another week for me to release a new ZXDB containing this fix, a couple more days for Peter to update this site.

StooB wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:06 am The re-release by Unique is also still wrong!
About this point... are you sure?

The image that appears in the Unique inlay is obviously from the Book version. However Unique added the Paramount logo and copyright in this inlay, thus implying it's actually the Movie version.
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