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#1 The Equalizer

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 09:49 PM

Sorry to spam with new topics but I wasn't sure if any folks had picked up on this:

 

https://spectrumcomp...php?f=30&t=1447

 

I couldn't see it in the Downloads section here and nobody's posted any replies in the above thread.

 

It's a German re-release of JSW.  It doesn't seem like there's anything different about the game itself but it might be interesting to some here. :)


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#2 jetsetdanny

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:54 AM

Thanks for sharing this info, The Equalizer! No new JSW-related topic is spam around these parts... :)


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 05:54 PM

Cool beans.  I'm glad you're happy I shared it.  It just seemed like such a random thing, I couldn't resist!


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 07:48 PM

Vielen Dank :)

 

EDIT... I think the game is the same the text is too, the 'redundant' code at the end may be different but I've not had chance to look into this yet.

 

^ Please don't make me try to remember how to post that in German! :( :D


Edited by Spider, 18 April 2019 - 07:57 PM.

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 10:01 AM

The game code block is identical to the English release, the CRC confirms this when looking at just the raw 32768 length block of code. It matches the later (proper) release of JSW, the one with the in-game tune of "If I Were a Rich Man" , whereas the early (first preproduction almost) release of JSW had the MM in-game tune of "In the Hall of the Mountain King"

 

Its interesting the way the .tzx was saved actually as it was sampled directly from the tape without the usual tools hence when you view it in ZXE it shows as raw data rather than tapefiles themselves. :)

 

In summary the 'difference' is limited to the actual inlay language/wording itself then, the tape 'content' is the same. :) This is not to diss it in any way, it is very much worth preserving! I would not mind one for my collection simply as is different, the same way I have a 'multiformat' Amstrad/Spectrum JSW2 tape. :thumbsup:


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#6 The Equalizer

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 02:09 PM

Thanks for taking the time to have a proper look at it.  At least there's a difference with the inlay - it'll certainly make it easier for you to find a copy!

 

Also, just for the record, my German doesn't extend much beyond "Ich habe eine fliege in meiner suppe".  Funnily enough, I've not had much call to use the phrase much in life...


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 03:53 PM

Thanks for taking the time to have a proper look at it.  At least there's a difference with the inlay - it'll certainly make it easier for you to find a copy!

It's fine and I greatly appreciate you letting us know about it. :thumbsup: Regarding finding one I suspect if one was on Ebay UK site it would likely command a "lol rare" price tag. I suspect the better price (even allowing for postage costs) would be to search the German Ebay site directly for such. :)
 

Also, just for the record, my German doesn't extend much beyond "Ich habe eine fliege in meiner suppe". Funnily enough, I've not had much call to use the phrase much in life...

 
Hehe. Not surprising. ;)

" Diener! " or perhaps " Bedienung! " would possibly be appropriate to say before that sentence. :) My Deutsch is not very good either. :unsure:


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