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#41 jetsetdanny

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 12:36 PM

Yes, exactly, I used SPECSAISIE Compare function. It's a very useful tool, indeed! :)



#42 jetsetdanny

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Posted 01 August 2019 - 05:07 PM

I am pleased to announce another update of JSW Central  :)

 

The highlights:

 

 
1. A "proper" main page has been created, giving an overview of the site (previously links to the Home page led to the main list of MM and JSW games).
 
 
2. Two new sections: "Authors about their games" and "What's new?" have been added to the site.
 
The section "Authors about their games" was created at this time because I received "exclusive" input from Paul Equinox Collins, the author of "JSW: The '96 Remix" and "It's Wet Jelly", and from Leslie Marwick, the author of "Spaceman Willy", and I wanted to put it online. To make the section a little more than a nucleus, I added descriptions of games by Richard Hallas (copied from his website - with his kind explicit permission), Andrew Broad - using his generic permission to quote his texts: "I give my permission to quote anything I ever posted in public (provided of course that it's properly attributed, and not taken out of context to make me look bad)", and myself. I would like to extend warm thanks to Paul and Leslie for sending me their input and to Richard for allowing me to use the texts from his website!
 
There are links from the authors' texts (their titles, to be exact) to the games' individual pages, and there are links from the games' pages to the authors' descriptions. One doubt I have is whether it is better that these open in a new tab (as is currently the case) or not - please advise if you have a strong opinion on it after browsing JSW Central.
 
I will develop this section gradually, but it is not a priority for me - my next big (and slow) task will be to provide a complete screenshot gallery for each game's individual page. However, I will prioritise the addition of new entries to "Authors about their games" if authors send me their input - please do, I will be happy to publish it on JSW Central! :)
 
The "What's new?" section is self-explanatory, of course. Its creation responds to a suggestion I've received of making the updates more visible so that people know the site is up to date.
 
 
3. The "About JSW Central" section has been modified and renamed "Brief history", to reflect its content better and in order not to duplicate the current home page.
 
 
4. The panel on the left side has been modified to reflect the changes in the section layout.
 
 
5. Links to their recently-created pages on Spectrum Computing have been added on several games' pages.
 
 
6. Chronology has been updated.
 
 
There have also been various other minor updates here and there which are not worth describing in detail.
 
 
Enjoy! :)

Edited by jetsetdanny, 01 August 2019 - 05:29 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2019 - 05:22 PM

Great stuff as usual Danny! :)

 

Thank you (not just for the updates) but for taking the time to detail the main changes you've performed too.


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Posted 01 August 2019 - 05:33 PM

Thanks, Andy! )



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:47 PM

Might want to consider the inclusion of Tarantula (I could not see it?) on your other games page. Appears to be based on Roller Coaster ( ! ) , I did post about this on WOS a while back but have discovered something else too (well, rediscovered) so I plan a topic on SpecComputing with more info this time. :)

 

EDIT... Initial findings and basic details are here on the Spectrum Computing forum but this relates to 'clones that are not'


Edited by Spider, 16 September 2019 - 04:48 PM.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 11:23 PM

Thanks, Andy! :)

 

I've had a look at the videos of both games.

 

Roller Coaster is on the list because it was "inherited" from Andrew Broad's list (including the short description). It does differ from JSW in e.g. the ability to walk through guardians, but it is OK for the "Games of MM and JSW interest" page.

 

Tarantula seems too different from JSW to me. The protagonist can apparently fly, which is a big difference, and he doesn't die when he touches the enemies, only seems to lose a bit of energy, a la Dynamite Dan. Visually and because of the gameplay Tarantula looks more like Underwurlde to me than anything else.

 

I will give the matter another thought later on, but at the moment I am not inclined to include it. However, thanks for the suggestion - any suggestions for this section are always welcome! :)


Edited by jetsetdanny, 16 September 2019 - 11:35 PM.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:58 AM

That's fine. :) I can see the logic now in perhaps not wanting to include it. I just wanted to mention it given the fact it seems to be (to me at least) erm 'based upon' Roller Coaster.


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Posted 01 November 2019 - 10:27 PM

JSW Central has just been updated.

 

 
The page of Jet Set Mini has been modified to include info about the best documented completion time, a link to an RZX walkthrough and an embedded YouTube video.
 
Info about the number of rooms which need to be visited and the number of lives which need to be sacrificed to complete the game has been added to the page of Jet Set Willy III.
 
Chronology has been updated.
 
In the months to come, I am planning to offer such small updates of the site more often than before, mainly adding complete screenshot galleries to various games' individual pages :).

Edited by jetsetdanny, 01 November 2019 - 10:29 PM.





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