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#1 Gilby

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:27 PM

Evening all,

 

Is there a database of room names used though out all the different Jet Set Willy games?

 

So, say if I wanted to identify a Jet Set Willy game from the name of a room, could I do it?

 

Cheers, Steve



#2 Spider

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 08:15 AM

Welcome Steve. :)

 

I'm not immediately aware of the type of listing you're looking for unfortunately. I can see some merit in the idea though.

 

Did you have any particular room names in mind ? May be able to ID the game(s) from those.


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#3 Gilby

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 11:05 AM

Hi Spider,

 

Thanks for replying.

 

I've recovered some Jet Set Willy games which have the starting room names of "The City", "The NNCC Screen" and "The industrial area".

 

On the tape the games were called "Jet Set Willy 4", "Jet Set Willy 5" and "Jet Set Willy 6" respectively, but I wasn't sure if the names are correct or they should be called something else?

 

Cheers, Steve



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Posted 17 June 2018 - 01:59 PM

I'm not actually sure :unsure:

 

The names do not sound quite correct as there's only really a JSW 3 (unofficial) then they started to get other names rather than numerical.

 

Danny may actually know off the top of his head which games you're referring to.

 

I looked at the six titles from 1984 and 1985 and none of those had a starting room name matching one of the above, unfortunately. The one that I see (singular) from 1986 does not match either. :) I've currently checked*** all the ones I could get ahold of up to and including the year 2001 2002 so far, I'll check later years later today if I can.

 

 

*** Note I've only started each game and looked at the 'starting room name' and not gone further.

 

EDIT... I've now also checked 2003 and 2004 as well. No luck (yet)


Edited by Spider, 17 June 2018 - 06:31 PM.

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#5 Gilby

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 01:25 PM

I suppose the good news is that we might have three totally new JSW games preserved?? Steve

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 03:09 PM

I suppose the good news is that we might have three totally new JSW games preserved?? Steve

Yes I did mean to mention would love to see them, you're welcome to either PM them to me if you wish (can attach in messages) or if you wanted can attach to this topic.

 

Later today however I will be checking 2005 onwards and report back, either way! :)

 

The names do sound familiar however not as starting screens though.


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Posted 18 June 2018 - 05:05 PM

Checked the others listed, up to this year although the list is not by any means up to date unfortunately.

 

http://www.worldofsp...rase&loadpics=1

 

I've been through all those. :)


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:04 PM

A further search did not reveal anything although I'm sure I have heard (as above) those names or similar before. :unsure: , Danny may likely know a lot more than me about this so hopefully he will see this topic on his travels and be able to chime in with some information.

 

Thank you for your patience! :D


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#9 jetsetdanny

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:39 AM

;)  B)

Is there a database of room names used though out all the different Jet Set Willy games?

 

So, say if I wanted to identify a Jet Set Willy game from the name of a room, could I do it?

 

There is no such database TTBOMK.

 

For quite a while now I've been thinking of creating one and hosting it on JSW Central. I hope I will be able to do it one day, but it's a rather distant future, at the moment, as my spare time is very short and will probably remain so in the next couple of years. There are also the individual pages for all games to do first.

 

However, I will get there one day, hopefully. I launched JSW Central some ten years after first mentioning the idea, so there  B) .

 

Now, your discovery of new (or perhaps forgotten, is it?) JSW games is really thrilling :). Congratulations on it, and the obvious question arises: When will we be able to download these games from TZX Vault?

 

Oh, I can see there was an update in April this year, and "There is some more good news in the pipeline hopefully". I'm looking forward to it!  :D



#10 Metalmickey

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 04:57 PM

I would imagine this would be done by means of some sort of spreadsheet with hyperlinks to a reliable source such as WOS or TZX archive and  perhaps the relevant POKE to make it your starting room if appropriate (assuming Willy isn't left in mid air if said POKE was applied) ... it would involve plenty of work, likelihood is that the list of rooms would run into the thousands by now given the number of iterations out there currently






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