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Where should Retromags fill holes first?

Where should we fill holes first  

34 members have voted

  1. 1. Which of these should we fill holes on first

    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
      21
    • GamePro
      3
    • Nintendo Power
      8
    • E-Day
      2


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kitsunebi77    656

If a mag is listed as acquired, a scanner already has it in their possession, but they may or may not ever get around to actually scanning it (no one has the time to scan everything they own).  Be sure to vote for the mag to be preserved (on its database entry page), since a mag with lots of votes may get scanning priority. 

 

The best way to get a mag not already marked as acquired added to the site short of scanning it yourself is to keep your eyes peeled for eBay sightings and purchase the mag for the sake of donation, since a donated mag is more likely to make it to the top of a scanner's "to do" pile.

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alexis524    0

Wish i could change my vote after reading through the entire topic. I voted for Nintendo Power">NP, buuuut since i'll have to wait another oh, 6 years for last Nintendo Power">NP to considered safe to download, i'd like to see EGM get completed.

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KenMasters    1

As a massive fan of Sendai publications I would love to see these issues added to the site to complete some collections!

Missing issues of EGM2 1-49:

Issue 3

Issue 4

Issue 8

Issue 10

Issue 11

Issue 12

Issue 19

Issue 20

Issue 22

Issue 23

Issue 25

Issue 28

Issue 31-44

Issue 46-47

Issue 49

 

Missing issues of Mega Play 1-28:

Issue 2 & 3

Issue 5 & 6

Issue 8-10

Issue 12-14

Issue 16-19

Issue 22-25

Issue 27-28

 

Missing issues of Super Nes Buyers Guide 1-17:

Issue 2

Issue 4 & 5

 

Missing issues of Video Game Buyers Guide 1989-2000:

1994

1995

1996

1997

2000

 

Missing issues of Super Gaming:

Issue 1 & 2

Issue 4

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KenMasters    1
1 hour ago, kitsunebi77 said:

Whew!  I don't own a single one of those magazines, so none of the pressure is on me! :lol:

My intention was not to put pressure on anyone. I'm just saying it would be nice if they were available is all. 

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darkNiGHTS    0
On 10/22/2016 at 1:23 PM, magazine_guy7 said:

Can we start filling holes with the early Tips & Tricks magazine? It seems like that section has been neglected. Same goes for the Game Fan magazines.

Seconded! Tips & Tricks was pretty unique, I'd love to see more of these online. 

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kitsunebi77    656

I remember when I first found this site and reading all the posts like this one ("What should Retromags scan next?) and others saying things like "our scanners are working on ____."  I was pretty naive at the time,  but to some degree I still think such wording is misleading, as it creates an impression that there are special people who work for this site whose job or purpose is to scan magazines.  It made me feel as if the people making the scans were different from me somehow.

The reality, of course, is that that Retromags doesn't scan anything.  Our members are the ones doing the scanning.  And if you're reading this, you're probably a member, no different from the ones contributing scans.  Sure, some people don't own any magazines or can't afford to acquire any, and others may own magazines but not a scanner, so contributing might not be possible for them.

But every "scanner" is just a regular member who one day decided to give something back.  They didn't need to be asked or given permission, they just did it on their own and were kind enough to share with the rest of us.  I'd like to think that most of our members are really just scanners waiting to happen.  Imagine how quickly things would blow up around here if everyone who could, would.:)

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I know I haven't done my part. I downloaded some unedited Game Players and began to do some basic cropping+rotation work, but only got through a little more than a quarter of GP80 (Jan 96). It's not even really hard or all that slow, just tedious. I've actually been thinking of making a quick bit of software to streamline the process, but, well, I've been lazy about it.

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godane    1

Here is one magazine you guys don't have. New Computer Express. Some guy on uploaded a ton of them on archive.org. Here is the link: https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A"New+Computer+Express+Weekly+Computer+Magazine+from+the+uk"

It needs some editing to be done on it also the original file size is way to big for retromags i think. You can just convert it down by 50%. The editing part is just making sure stuff is not tilled when its tilled and make the pages not have stuff past the binding thats for the previous page.

If anything this magazine is not one retromags at all so it make a good start project for some one here.

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E-Day    699
On 6/10/2017 at 10:11 PM, MajorLag said:

I know I haven't done my part. I downloaded some unedited Game Players and began to do some basic cropping+rotation work, but only got through a little more than a quarter of GP80 (Jan 96). It's not even really hard or all that slow, just tedious. I've actually been thinking of making a quick bit of software to streamline the process, but, well, I've been lazy about it.

I've stopped doing the editing at my desktop in the basement and started doing it on my Surface Pro while watching television just because I didn't want to neglect one activity for editing anymore. And this way I can do two things at once and not feel like the time spent on something tedious like editing a scan could be better spent elsewhere.

I haven't been watching much TV lately, which is while it's been a while since I edited a scan. But I will start on Phillyman's scan of EGM 64 very soon :)

On 6/11/2017 at 0:48 PM, godane said:

Here is one magazine you guys don't have. New Computer Express. Some guy on uploaded a ton of them on archive.org. Here is the link: https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A"New+Computer+Express+Weekly+Computer+Magazine+from+the+uk"

It needs some editing to be done on it also the original file size is way to big for retromags i think. You can just convert it down by 50%. The editing part is just making sure stuff is not tilled when its tilled and make the pages not have stuff past the binding thats for the previous page.

If anything this magazine is not one retromags at all so it make a good start project for some one here.

Unless the uploader scanned them all himself and allows us to edit them and upload them here (that's a lot of editing work), we cannot add the actual scans to our site. The other option is to create the database entry for the magazine and all the issues. Then you as a user could link to them on archive.org from here using the user download field.

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kitsunebi77    656
On 6/12/2017 at 1:48 AM, godane said:

Here is one magazine you guys don't have. New Computer Express. Some guy on uploaded a ton of them on archive.org. Here is the link: https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A"New+Computer+Express+Weekly+Computer+Magazine+from+the+uk"

It needs some editing to be done on it also the original file size is way to big for retromags i think. You can just convert it down by 50%. The editing part is just making sure stuff is not tilled when its tilled and make the pages not have stuff past the binding thats for the previous page.

If anything this magazine is not one retromags at all so it make a good start project for some one here.

There are lots of mags available at archive.org, oldgamemags, outofprintarchive, etc. that we don't have at Retromags.  The reason being that Retromags only hosts magazines that our members have scanned themselves.  We don't just pull whatever we find on the net and upload it here (there are already enough sites doing that, including archive.org.)

So unless whoever scanned those New Computer Express issues is a member here, you won't be seeing those scans here.  (Even if they were a member, as you pointed out, they are essentially unedited scans which would require massive amounts of work to make suitable for uploading here.)

Personally, I don't think there's any reason we need them here if they're already available elsewhere.  Anyone interested in those mags can get them right now at archive.org.  If any of our members want to contribute to our site, I believe their time would be better spent scanning/editing mags that aren't available anywhere else.

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