More updates today, some of which are definately juicy. Let's get started with the main course: new findings of previously unknown items!
The first newly discovered item is a sticker to promote the Zanussi CreatiVision in Italy. Scans were provided by an unknown Italian contributor (nickname: "fantasia_zero") and they're now available for free download on the usual Flyers page. The file is called "Io videogioco con CreatiVision".
The second newly discovered item is a very early copy of the Tennis cartridge for the Dick Smith Wizzard. The included EPROM reads May 1982 as the manufacturing date, and the actual game displays the "Wimbledon Championship" sign in place of the "Dick Smith Championship" one, which was used in the later (common) version.
The game was released in a box also displaying the screenshot reading "Wimbledon Championship". So we have three variants of the Tennis game for the Wizzard in total. For more information, read this page.
Now listing all of the updates to the usual Releases/Software page:
- Air-Sea Attack (CreatiVision, Swedish): manual re-scan
- Auto Chase (CreatiVision, Swedish): box re-scan
- BASIC (Wizzard, Australian): manual, later variant + later erratum sheet
- Crazy Chicky (CreatiVision, Swedish): manual re-scan
- Planet Defender (CreatiVision, Italian): manual, early white variant
- Police Jump (CreatiVision, Swedish): manual re-scan
- Police Jump (Salora Manager, Finnish): manual
- Sonic Invader (CreatiVision, Italian): manual, early white variant
- Tennis (CreatiVision, Swedish): box re-scan
- Demo Tape (Wizzard, Australian): cassette tape, non-Sony variant
- Draughts (Wizzard, Australian): recording in WAV file (finally!)
Credits go to Jarkko Pitajamaki from Finland, Anders Carlsson from Sweden and Thomas Gutmeier from Germany.
About the Draughts game, please notice that the listing of the BASIC program is available (in plain text format) on the popular Downloads/BASIC programs page.
There's an interesting addition to the Books page: scans from the old German book "Computer Ratgeber", featuring a section about the Laser 2001 computer.
Last but not least, there's a new section on the Forum, specifically devoted to game programming.
There's a few active programmers discussing about their projects and publishing updates, graphics and information on forthcoming homebrew games. So don't miss to read the Forum!