New content type

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There’s a new type of page that can now be created; a “Child Product Node” is a numbered page which is attached to another product page. So for example, you could add a page to describe the content of an individual issue of a magazine.

To use it, you must first create the “Product Page” and make a note of its node number (which is in the URL). Then enter that number as “Parent node” when you create the child page.

Links from the parent product page, and to other child nodes, will be automatically generated.

On another note, you can now add tables in page descriptions using a simple markup:

[table !Heading1 | !Heading

Row1 Cell1 | Cell 2 | Cell 3

Row2 Cell1


Which game would you most like to see ported to the SAM?


Bulk Upload Possible?

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Is there a method of providing data for a bulk upload as I have 85 Fred disc pages that I want to put up?

Why haven't you created a poll yet?



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I have bollocked up node 166 (Little Joke) - can the extra screenshots be removed?

MySQL makes my head hurt

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You’ll notice at the bottom of person/company pages there is now a new “Related Products” section. This contains an automatically generated list of product pages which cite this company or person.

(That’s the theory anyway. In fact, it performs a rather fuzzy search on the full-text index, and gets several false positives. But it’s better than nothing, and can be improved in the future).

Related Items Link

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Is there any way to generate a related items link at the bottom of an item, for example on a software vendors page like ‘FRED Publishing’ it can link all other items can link to it?

Magazine reviews on

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Thanks to the kind permission of Martijn van der Heide, pages on worldofsam may now link directly to scanned magazine reviews hosted by

When you add links from a worldofsam page, please use text such as:

  • Crash review courtesy of

in order to make attributions clear.


Site Maintenance

Apologies for the downtime today. Another process hosted on this server went haywire, and used up all the memory (and more).

Everything seems to have settled down now, and there was no data loss.

Puzzle games...?


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