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Reporting Errors in GamebaseST

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:38 pm
by Goldrunner
If you spot any errors in GamebaseST please use this thread to report them, for example, possibles errors may include:

1: Wrong screenshots for game
2: Incorrect Language shown
3: Incorrect Publisher/Developer/Year, etc
4: Games crashes or does not work at all
5: Game controlls Joystick/Keyboard/Mouse are incorrect
6: The cracking group is wrong
7: The game will (or does not) work in monochrome
8: The games is STE only or can use STE enhancements
9: Spelling mistakes

10: Most importantly, you forgot to add me to the credits list

Many thanks to all those who have so far reported errors :D

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:47 pm
by Belgarath
Is there a new copy of the db available? As some errors may already have been fixed.

Here's one to start off

Elvira - Mistress of the Dark and Elvira II - Jaws of Cerberus aren't linked.

I'd use the related link for the game and demo of Elvira as well.

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:03 pm
by Goldrunner
Hi Belgarath

This deals with v1.2b errors as they will no doubt still be present in the latest development version. Except in a very few cases the reports posted here will still be present as I have not had that many reported so far.

In an ideal world I would keep a running log of what has been fixed but time constraints always get in the way. This thread hopefully will be a kinda log for people to see if its been reported or not. It still to early for another release at this point so reports will only come from v1.2b which is 75% of the games and content anyway!

Many thanks for pointing out the errors with the links for Elvira :D

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:18 pm
by Belgarath
1943 > 1943 - The Battle of Midway

3D Pool - 1-2 Players

Devs - Instead of Psygnosis it reads Pygnosis

Alien Storm - should be 1-2 simultaneous

Altered Beast - again 1-2 simultaneous

Ancient Battles - as far as I know is commercial and was published by CCS

Arkanoid II - technically it doesn't actually have II in the title

Arkanoid III - certaintly not a sequel, certaintly not published by imagine, it's just a hack.

Awesome - game has copyright of 1991 (gbst has year set to 1990)

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:40 am
by Goldrunner
Hi Belgarath

Cheers for pointing out the errors which have now been fixed! The links for the Arkanoid games were wrong and have been reworked after you pointed out the errors, so:

Related games
Arkanoid -> Arkanoid - Enhanced -> Arkanoid III

Precursor & Sequal
Arkanoid -> Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:07 pm
by Belgarath
Balance of Power and 1990 Edition - No related link
Beast Busters - should be simultaneous
Blasteroids - again should be simultaneous
Bob Morane's - need linking, amiga only had ocean though so not sure what order they should be in.
Brat - currently set to 0p only
Brides of Dracula - should be simultaneous
Buggy Boy - game comment says it's based on coin-op called buggy speed
Actually the arcade was also called Buggy Boy and in the US Speed Buggy. The Amiga actually has both games so there may be a copy of Speed Buggy out there for the ST somewhere.

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:18 pm
by SkylineDave
I think VROOM and F1 could be linked (or perhaps F1 considered to be a sequel to Vroom)

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:24 am
by Goldrunner
Hi Belgarath

Many thanks for the fixes :D Will keep an eye out Speed Buggy which (as you say) may exsist :!:

Hi dave

I see you were your coming from with the connection between F1 and Vroom, F1 does look like it's using a slightly updated Vroom engine. But (as far as I know) they were never marketed this way, maybe some more research is needed on it which I will leave in your capable hands :D

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:06 am
by unseenmenace
Lemmings series - didn't Oh No More Lemmings come out before Lemmings 2? In which case they are linked in the wrong order

Missile Command (High Res Version) - says it doen't work in ST High, which of course it does

Operation Wulf - spelt wrong, it should be Operation Wolf

Ork - is showing screenshots from Oriental Games

Revenge of the Mutant Camels - I'm guessing ROTMC II is the sequel but its not linked as such

Dizzy series - shouldn't these be linked in some way?

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:44 am
by unseenmenace
Also I'm pretty sure Starball isn't STE only

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:34 am
by Goldrunner
Hi unseenmenace

Many thanks for reporting the erorrs :D

To be honest I could not work out how to link the Dizzy games or even if they should be linked. Should they all be linked together as simply related or are there some prequals and sequals also? Maybe they should not be related at all since they only share the same character?

Had the same kinda trouble with the two Blinky games since no one knows if one is the sequal!

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:52 am
by Mug UK
I don't think (unlike, say, the Tomb Raider games) they're all linked. You're best bet would be to look at the Oliver Twins website and see if they denote if Dizzy x and Dizzy y were sequels, prequels or just games using the same engine.


Oliver Twin's site: http://www.olivertwins.com/


As a suggestion (and mental reminder to Goldrunner), I'm assuming he's a moderator of this part of the forum.

How's about marking each suggestion within a post by a "bug-finder" as "*done*" so that you don't have to keep replying to each post?

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:36 pm
by Goldrunner
Hi Muggy

The games as you say should be unrelated unless a definative link can be found. It is not enough to link games simply because they use the same engine otherwise all the sierra, infocom, maganatic scrolls, etc, would have related links which is just going over the top. Will look at the Oliver Twins website and try and establish which are sequals, precursors or related!

Also will take a look at finding a way to display reported errors!

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:41 pm
by Belgarath
Main Dizzy games in order

Treasure Island Dizzy
Fantasy World Dizzy
Magicland Dizzy
Spellbound Dizzy
Dizzy - Prince of the Yolkfolk
Crystal Kingdom Dizzy
Fantastic Dizzy

(not sure if the last one was on the ST?)

the above games should be linked in that order, spinoffs like fast food and dizzy panic shouldn't be marked related.

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:00 pm
by aktiv8
Belgarath wrote:Main Dizzy games in order

Treasure Island Dizzy
Fantasy World Dizzy
Magicland Dizzy
Spellbound Dizzy
Dizzy - Prince of the Yolkfolk
Crystal Kingdom Dizzy
Fantastic Dizzy

(not sure if the last one was on the ST?)

the above games should be linked in that order, spinoffs like fast food and dizzy panic shouldn't be marked related.


That is indeed the order of the Dizzy games on 16 bits - and no fantastic Dizzy wasn't released on the ST. If anyone wants more info on the Dizzy series then goto http://www.yolkfolk.com

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:27 pm
by unseenmenace
The version of Shadow Of The Beast in GBST appears to be bad. If you go left at the start then after a short while there is a tree with a door in it. As soon as you try and enter the door it crashes. I don't think this is an emulator issue since the Medway Boys crack (menu 87) works fine.

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:54 pm
by Goldrunner
Hi unseenmenace

Nasty one, thanks for letting me know :D Will have to find a different version of the game possibly the Medway Boys crack as you suggest!

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 3:02 pm
by Goldrunner
Here is another image of Shadoe of the Beast. This one comes from the FOF menu disks and was cracked by the Replicants. Please drop this zip over the other one to replace it, also change cracking group to Replicants and number of trainers to 1.

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 3:47 pm
by unseenmenace
My version of Access (2002) says the database is Access 97 format so I can't edit it. Is there a way to alter it from within GameBase?

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:15 pm
by keili
Unseen, it means, that you can't change the look of tables, queries and so on. Correcting the data should be possible.

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:15 pm
by Goldrunner
Just right click on any field to change it within GamebaseST :wink:

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:25 pm
by unseenmenace
Sorted, cheers

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:07 pm
by unseenmenace
Turbo Cup thinks it works in High res but it doesn't. The details say it doesn't work in High res but when you play it it says it does and asks you if you want colour or mono.

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:54 pm
by Goldrunner
Fixed, absolutely no idea how that could have happened :oops: Cheers Unseen :thumbs:

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:24 pm
by unseenmenace
Vroom or more specifically the Elite Intro doesn't work right under Steem 3.2 but works under 3.1. The problem is the overscan code doesn't work right and after a while it fails to open the top border so unless you're quick it doesn't respond to any keypresses since the program is overrunning the VBL.