The Tipshop was an idea dreamt up by Gerard Sweeney and Nick Humphries in May 2001 after
they decided that what the Spectrum and SAM emulation scene really needs nowadays is a centralised
tips archive, rather than have a lot of smaller ones spread around the web. So Gerard and Nick,
drawing on their experiences with (respectively) Hack Attack III and
The Your Sinclair Rock'n'Roll Years, came up with The Tipshop,
and we think it's rather nifty.|
Due to the size of the database involved, we've had quite a bit of help with the supply of tips from
all the printed Speccy magazines we could get our hands on, so here's a list of who did roughly what
(in no particular order):
Jim Grimwood - Tips from Your Spectrum and Micro Adventurer, plus details of what hacks, POKEs and tips were on the magazine cover tapes.
You should recognize those last four names because they run (respectively):
Richard Koerber - MANY years ago, I used his ZXAM POKE Guide as a (large) part of my Amiga guide called Hack Attack III. When I moved to the WWW, using the POKEs from the Amiga version of HAIII, I forgot to credit Richard on the credits page there (though I did mention ZXAM POKE Guide in the "history" page). Consequently, he has been uncredited here on Tipshop for 20+ years. Hopefully this rectifies the situation.
Andy Barker - For letting us pinch the YS Smash Tips archive from his own website.
Arttu Ilmari Ylarakkola - For letting us reproduce all of the maps from his website www.solvalou.com
Alex Waddington - For granting us permission to reproduce all of his adventure solutions originally hosted on his site, The Sinclair Lair : http://www.sinclairlair.co.uk and for the scans he sent of tipsheets for Sorderon's Shadow
Andy Rowe - For letting us reproduce the maps and hints from his website, http://www.arowe1.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/
Tor Gjerde - For letting us reproduce the maps and hints from his website, http://gjerde.nvg.org/spel/dataspel/Spectrum
Fuzzbucket - For the stonkingly good picture on the Tipshop wants you page.
BadBeard and Fraser Ross - For the POKE sheets - it'll take me AGES to work through them all, chaps!
Jo Doran - For passing on the details of the various typos in game names as well as OCRing numerous pages from YS and Crash
Matthew Pimm - For letting us reproduce the hints/tips/solutions from the Emulate 'zine
Carys Toms - For sending in her Dad Trevor's hand-drawn walkthroughs
Graham Goring - For letting us reproduce the maps, tips and solutions from his website, http://www.duketastrophy.demon.co.uk
Dorothy Millard - For letting us reproduce the tips and solutions from her website, http://dorothyirene.fateback.com/
Jon North - For providing us with the original text file versions of his reign of Practical POKEs - this saved SO much time OCRing and proof-reading!
Scott Adams - For letting us reproduce the tips and solutions from his website, http://www.msadams.com
Luny - For letting us reproduce the Tir Na Nog solution from his website, http://www.luny.co.uk/
Michal Johanis - For letting us reproduce his Gyron map
Drew Turpin - For letting us reproduce the tips, maps and solutions from his website, http://www.drewturpin.freeserve.co.uk
Paul Equinox Collins - For letting us reproduce the tips and maps from his website, http://cl4.org
Viktor Drozd (1955 - 2007) - For the superb amount of POKEs and cheats he sent in, as well as numerous other contributions to the Spectrum community
David Cornyn - For sending copies of issues of Crash to scan
Lee Fogarty - For letting us reproduce tips from ZX Shed
Anthony Bailey - For letting us reproduce tips from his website
Contributions reproduced from CASA: 8th Day; A. Harrison; Alastair S.; Alex Cattaneo;
Alex Dijkstra; Andrew Barker; Andrew Edney; Andrew Harrison; Barbara Gibb; Bill Bennett; Blood (Lee Tonks);
Christian Swoboda; CJ Egern; Dennis Janssen; Don Priestley; Doreen Bardon; Dorothy Millard; Duncan Cross;
Erik Futtrup; Erudite Troglodyte; Finn "DOC" Bolding; Gregory Quinn; Ian Preston; Jackie Holt; Jacob Gunness;
Jeremy Smith; John; John R. Barnsley; John Sutton; John Wilson; Juan Duc; Kabish; Kedenan; Kevin Oates;
Kim Stevens; La Woman; Marco Lanaro; Marco van Slageren; Mark Chester; Martin Brunner; Matt Barringer;
Mike Gerrard; Odd Magne Ogreid; Petter Sjölund; Phoebe M. Fuentes; R. E. Smith; Rene van Hasselaar;
Sharon Harwood; Sherwin Robb; Stefano Lorenzin; Terri Sheehan; Terry Stewart; The Erudite Troglodyte;
The Gunslinger; The Unorthodox Engineers; Twan Lintermans; Vaxalon; Vicko Vitasovic;
Viktor Drozd; Walter Pooley; Wibble and Blim; Wilko Schröter; Zeljko Juric.
These people deserve our deepest thanks and respect for using up a lot of their spare time to help this website, and the Speccy emuscene in general.
The website is hosted by Martijn van der Heide, and uses Perl CGI scripts that retreives data from a MySQL database.
Legal gubbins: You may not sell the contents of this site in any form. No exceptions. Partly
because it will be bloody difficult and time-consuming to make an offline version of this site
(although one is planned in the future), but mainly because we're tired of people ripping off
the Speccy and SAM emuscene as it is.
or through our search engine for a specific game. For example, if you want to link to our tips for Chase HQ, link to
as we might want to move/rename/delete the other CGI scripts. The search.pl CGI script will always be around.
|Loads of visitors since 29/5/2001|