THE PAST COMPETITIONS - ALL 24 OF THEM
This is a Complete Collectors' Edition of all the previous comp.sys.sinclair Crap Games Competitions, including details on the host for that year, and how many submissions there were on each machine. I make no guarantee that this is totally accurate, but I have done my best - see the bottom of the page for more details.
Spectrum games have been categorised as 16K, 48K or 128K based on the following:
- loading a TAP/TZX into a 16K Spectrum in Spectaculator to see if it works or crashes;
- looking for PLAY statements (or the equivalent out-of-place graphic U) in the listing that requires a 128K model;
- in the case of a submission in snapshot format, breaking in and saving to tape, to see if it will reload in 16K; any .SNA that cannot be examined this way is assumed to be 48K;
- in the case of a +3 disc that has not also been submitted as a tape, if it can be saved to tape and run on a 16K or 48K model it will be assigned to that model rather than as +3 only.
Very rarely there were submissions for more than one platform (such as More Tea Vicar from 2008, which covered six). These have been assigned as one entry per model (where all Spectrums count as one model - i.e. "the ZX Spectrum" - but the ZX80, ZX81, QL and so on, are all different). Equally rarely there were multiple ZX80 or ZX81 files (e.g. one for a 1K model and an enhanced version for 16K), which have been counted as one submission.
Did all that make sense?