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by Einar Saukas
Sun Apr 21, 2024 9:26 pm
Forum: ZXDB Fixes
Topic: ZXSR bugs
Replies: 171
Views: 12420

Re: ZXSR bugs

Black Lamp was reviewed in ACE #6 page 40 and ACE #8 page 68, not ACE #6 page 68.
by Einar Saukas
Sun Apr 21, 2024 9:16 pm
Forum: ZXDB Fixes
Topic: ZXSR bugs
Replies: 171
Views: 12420

Re: ZXSR bugs

The C&VG #93 review of Infiltrator appeared in page 83, not 93.
by Einar Saukas
Sat Apr 20, 2024 1:12 am
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: New Database Model ZXDB
Replies: 536
Views: 108601

Re: New Database Model ZXDB

Einar Saukas wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 7:32 pm whenever there's a new ZXDB release, I will also provide a separate file with the already generated tables.
From now on, the generated "search" tables will be available at this link in directory ZXDB.
by Einar Saukas
Fri Apr 19, 2024 7:32 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: New Database Model ZXDB
Replies: 536
Views: 108601

Re: New Database Model ZXDB

I don't think these generated tables should be put together with the main data. Certain sites may have no use for them (for instance ZXInfo uses ElasticSearch instead of queries). Others may choose a different convention to display information such as publishers (in case of a title originally publis...
by Einar Saukas
Fri Apr 19, 2024 3:25 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: New Database Model ZXDB
Replies: 536
Views: 108601

Re: New Database Model ZXDB

Another ZXDB release is now available! We added hundreds more links to ports of Spectrum titles in other platforms. Many thanks to Kim Lemon from Lemon64 for this information! We have been collaborating for quite some time helping each other and exchanging data, which benefits both sites. This relea...
by Einar Saukas
Fri Apr 19, 2024 12:31 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: starting with elias-gamma
Replies: 19
Views: 576

Re: starting with elias-gamma

ONCE zx0 is made on ZX it will save a lot of (reeeaaal) loading time from 13k to say 3-8 k IF i use a (real) loading scheme that is a turbo type then the 3-9k will act like 1.5 to 4k or even faster... These benefits (from using data that was compressed with ZX0) will be exactly the same, regardless...
by Einar Saukas
Thu Apr 18, 2024 7:44 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: starting with elias-gamma
Replies: 19
Views: 576

Re: starting with elias-gamma

C.Born wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 10:44 pm i want to know if its use-able for an zx0 ON Z80 machine
In theory, the ZX0 compressor should work in a Z80 machine. However you probably won't be able to compress data blocks larger than 1K and, even so, it will probably take a VERY long time to run.

I don't think that's a good idea...
by Einar Saukas
Thu Apr 18, 2024 7:38 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: starting with elias-gamma
Replies: 19
Views: 576

Re: starting with elias-gamma

Notice there's "classic" Elias gamma coding (that's explained in Wikipedia ) and the more efficient "interlaced" Elias gamma coding. There are also other variants such as Exponential-Golomb coding (see Wikipedia ). It's identical to Elias gamma coding except starting at 0 instead...
by Einar Saukas
Thu Apr 18, 2024 10:38 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Bunkered! By Global Software 1985 - can't any reference online
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

Re: Bunkered! By Global Software 1985 - can't any reference online

R-Tape wrote: Wed Apr 17, 2024 8:32 pm So how should this look in the DB? Should the Bunkered ID be deleted, and Global to be listed as a re-releaser of Abrasco's Golf?
I think so.

I will make this change.
by Einar Saukas
Fri Apr 12, 2024 5:56 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: New Database Model ZXDB
Replies: 536
Views: 108601

Re: New Database Model ZXDB

A new ZXDB release is now available!
by Einar Saukas
Fri Apr 12, 2024 2:28 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: New Database Model ZXDB
Replies: 536
Views: 108601

Re: New Database Model ZXDB

Also when adding a new (MIA) entry, click on "Show advanced features" and add each feature under "Group title".
by Einar Saukas
Wed Apr 10, 2024 8:24 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: New Database Model ZXDB
Replies: 536
Views: 108601

Re: New Database Model ZXDB

why was the library_title removed in the first place? Because it's an automatically generated field. Imagine the following analogy with programming. Suppose you are creating a game where every sprite also needs the corresponding mirrored version, and it's not viable to generate them during runtime....
by Einar Saukas
Tue Apr 09, 2024 10:35 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: 3D Monster Maze (2018 colour remake)
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: 3D Monster Maze (2018 colour remake)

Good work!

I also enjoyed the story, except I think this sentence sounds weird:
There are no lights but there’s enough light to easily see by.
Perhaps it would sound better this way:
There are no light sources but still enough ambient light to easily see by.
by Einar Saukas
Tue Apr 09, 2024 6:30 pm
Forum: ZXDB Fixes
Topic: Little bugs in the database 4
Replies: 652
Views: 87853

Re: Little bugs in the database 4

This problem wasn't forgotten. However there's over a thousand cases of "renamed from/to" companies. Many of those are inverted, many are not... It won't be an easy fix.

I have been working on this fix, but it's still going to take some time.
by Einar Saukas
Mon Apr 08, 2024 4:15 pm
Forum: ZXDB Fixes
Topic: Little bugs in the database 6
Replies: 139
Views: 5865

Re: Little bugs in the database 6

Frankie wrote: Mon Mar 25, 2024 7:51 am Regarding the MicroSolver series
Could you please confirm these are the correct titles?

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/list?group_id=550
by Einar Saukas
Sun Apr 07, 2024 1:44 am
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: New Database Model ZXDB
Replies: 536
Views: 108601

Re: New Database Model ZXDB

Yet another ZXDB release is available already!
by Einar Saukas
Fri Apr 05, 2024 1:53 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: A can of worms with multiple genres
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: A can of worms with multiple genres

Look, I know it seems trivial to simply allow each game be classified in multiple genres. I think it's worth it to explain why it's not, the consequences of this change, and the reason this kind of change would need to be planned and rediscussed in this forum first... Current classification system h...
by Einar Saukas
Fri Apr 05, 2024 10:36 am
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: A can of worms with multiple genres
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: A can of worms with multiple genres

We are still at step 1: 1.) We use this forum to discuss and decide the new classification system. Although we can always refine the classification later, ideally we should try to make the best decisions possible in advance, because every change would require reclassifying lots of games all over aga...
by Einar Saukas
Thu Apr 04, 2024 9:16 pm
Forum: ZXDB Fixes
Topic: Little bugs in the database 6
Replies: 139
Views: 5865

Re: Little bugs in the database 6

Program Dieta Cientifica (in Spanish) was probably published as type-in at magazine K64 but I could not find it. Please help!
by Einar Saukas
Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:57 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: ZX Spectrum Top 100 games collection (feat. 274 titles)
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: ZX Spectrum Top 100 games collection (feat. 274 titles)

I did have a look at SCORES tab on the main page and thought I will find it there...but was kinda in a rush and didn't look further. Shouldn't it be up there too, @PeterJ ? WoS scores are featured after all. This site has 2 score menus. One accessible from the main page (showing scores based on mag...
by Einar Saukas
Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:32 am
Forum: ZXDB Fixes
Topic: Little bugs in the database 6
Replies: 139
Views: 5865

Re: Little bugs in the database 6

Thanks!!!
by Einar Saukas
Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:31 am
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Serbian magazine "Svet Kompjutera"
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Serbian magazine "Svet Kompjutera"

Thank you!!!
by Einar Saukas
Thu Apr 04, 2024 1:45 am
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Serbian magazine "Svet Kompjutera"
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Serbian magazine "Svet Kompjutera"

About these Serbian titles:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/list?label_id=14106

Some of them (perhaps all?) were originally published as type-in at magazine Svet Kompjutera.

If you understand Serbian, could you please try to find any of these programs in the magazine?
by Einar Saukas
Thu Apr 04, 2024 1:39 am
Forum: ZXDB Fixes
Topic: Gavin Wade Credits
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Additional credit for Flying Shark

I agree, although in this case the information was added without citing any source - see https://worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/54248/ Gennady Demidenko is the editor of Legends Of Bytes , a magazine specialized in classic game developers. Therefore this kind of information from him is quite...