Resource centre for ZX Spectrum games using
       Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy game engines

 

Chronology

 

2000

 

January

5 January

Manic Miner: The Hobbit and Jet Set Willy: The Lord of the Rings! are gamma-released by Andrew Broad.

 

19 January

Willy Takes a Trip is gamma-released by Geoff Eddy.

 

23 January

The existence of Manic Miner - 2000 on alt.binaries.comp.sinclair is announced in the MM/JSW Yahoo! Club by Stuart Brady.

 

February

15 February

Willy's Afterlife is gamma-released by Fabián Álvarez  (Adban de Corcy).

 

16 February

A bug-fixed revision of Willy's Afterlife is released by Fabián Álvarez  (Adban de Corcy).

 

17 February

Another bug-fixed revision of Willy's Afterlife is released by Fabián Álvarez  (Adban de Corcy).

 

March

3 March

Willy Comes Home version beta 0.85 is released by Gary Pearce (Gawp).

Gary Pearce (Gawp)'s MM/JSW website is launched.

 

30 March

Willy Comes Home is gamma-released by Gary Pearce (Gawp).

 

April

1 April

Public beta versions of Manic Miner: Jet Set Willy and Jet Set Willy: Manic Miner (the old manual conversions) are released by Andrew Broad.

 

9 April

A bug-fixed revision of Willy Comes Home is released by Gary Pearce (Gawp).

 

May

4 May

Information about the fact that Henry's Hoard uses a hacked JSW48 game engine, provided by Philip Bee, is published by Andrew Broad.

 

19 May

willy to the rescue! is beta-released by Sendy (Alex Cornhill).

 

29 May

willy to the rescue! is gamma-released by Sendy (Alex Cornhill).

JSWED 1.05 is released by John Elliott.

 

31 May

Utility Cubicles is gamma-released by Stuart J. Hill.

 

June

5 June

The existence of James Wyatt's Jet Set Willy meets Colossal Cave is announced by Andrew Broad.

The existence of an unnamed edited German version of Jet Set Willy is announced by Vidar Eriksen (Erix1).

 

6 June

The Time Hole is gamma-released by Edward Martland.

 

12 June

Willy's Afterlife 2.00 is released by Fabián Álvarez  (Adban de Corcy).

 

13 June

JSWED 1.06 is released by John Elliott.

 

19 June

A bug-fixed revision of The Time Hole is released by Edward Martland.

 

25 June

Jet Set Willy 128k v. 0.04 Hacklevel 7 is released by John Elliott.

JSWED 1.07 is released by John Elliott.

 

July

6 July

JSW128 Mass Collaboration project is started by Sendy (Alex Cornhill) in the Manic Miner & Jet Set Willy Yahoo! Club.

 

15 July

JSW128 Mass Collaboration Yahoo! Group is founded by Sendy (Alex Cornhill).

 

19 July

JSWED 1.08b1 is beta-released by John Elliott, introducing Hacklevel 8 of the JSW128 game engine.

 

21 July

JSWED 1.08b2 is beta-released by John Elliott.

 

31 July

Public beta version of Jet Set Dizzy is released by Andrew Broad.

 

August

14 August

Gary Pearce (Gawp)'s MM/JSW website is moved to EmuUnlim.

 

21 August

Public beta version 0.0 of Jet Set Willy Construction Kit is released by Andrew Broad.

 

27 August

Monstrum! is gamma released by Stuart J. Hill.

 

September

1 September

SPECSAISIE 1.0 is gamma-released by Andrew Broad.

 

18 September

A Bulgarian Requiem is gamma-released by Fabián Álvarez  (Adban de Corcy).

 

313 messages are posted in the Manic Miner & Jet Set Willy Yahoo! Club in September – an all-time monthly high.

 

October

13 October

Message # 1000 is posted in the Manic Miner & Jet Set Willy Yahoo! Club.

 

24 October

A demo of Maria vs. Some Bastards is released by Vidar Eriksen (Erix1).

 

November

7 November (or thereabouts)

JSW 1-1 is gamma-released by Nick Aldridge.

 

13 November

Vidar Eriksen (Erix1)'s Manic Miner Technologies website closes down.

 

23 November

where's woody is beta-released by Sendy (Alex Cornhill).

 

December

4 December

Special Edition of The Time Hole is gamma-released by Edward Martland.

 

5 December

A bug-fixed revision of the Special Edition of The Time Hole is released by Edward Martland.

A demo of Manic Miner: The Epitaph Of The Manic Mining Robot is released by Visa-Valtteri Pimiä (jet_visy).

 

6 December
where's woody is gamma-released by Sendy (Alex Cornhill).

 

7 December

A bug-fixed revision of where's woody is released by Sendy (Alex Cornhill).

Manic Miner Mass Collaboration Yahoo! Club is founded by Visa-Valtteri Pimiä (jet_visy).

 

11 December

Jet-Set Willy (again) is beta-released by Philip Bee.

 

12 December

JSWED 1.9.0 is released by John Elliott.

 

17 December

JSWED 1.9.1 is released by John Elliott.