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The Official Nintendo Player's Guides Project

Part 1- Early Years (released over at www.Transexual-Underground.com)

The Official Nintendo Player's Guide

Super Mario Bros. 3

Final Fantasy

Four-Player

Ninja Gaiden II

NES Game Atlas

Game Boy

Mario Mania

Super NES

Top Secret: Passwords

Part 2 - GameBoy / GameBoy Color (released over at www.Transexual-Underground.com)

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Pok?mon Red / Blue

Pok?mon Trading Card Game GB

Pok?mon Silver and Gold

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Oracle of Ages

Pok?mon Crystal

Pok?mon Special Edition

Part 3 - SNES (released over at www.Transexual-Underground.com)

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Mario Paint

Street Fighter II Turbo

Chrono Trigger

Final Fantasy III

Killer Instinct

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Super Metroid

Donkey Kong Country

EarthBound

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

Super Mario All-Stars

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble

Who Has What For Scanning

If you know of an official Nintendo Players Guide that is missing, let us know.

Nintendo 64">N64

Super Mario 64................................AWAITING EDITING

Mario Kart 64................................AWAITING EDITING

Star Fox 64.............................420

GoldenEye 007................................420

Diddy Kong Racing.....................420

Yoshi's Story..............goodknight

Banjo-Kazooie..............................420

Banjo-Tooie............................420

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron..................420

Star Wars - Episode 1 - Racer.....................420

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time...................RetroDragon

Pok?mon Snap

Jet Force Gemini.......................420

Donkey Kong 64

Pok?mon Stadium.........................420

Pok?mon Stadium 2..............................420

Perfect Dark..................420

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.................RetroDragon

Paper Mario.........................420

Conker's Bad Fur Day..................420

GBA

Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3

Metroid Fusion

Metroid: Zero Mission................420 (thanks JohnnyBlaze)

Donkey Kong Country Game Boy Advance version..................420

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

Pok?mon Ruby / Sapphire

Golden Sun: The Lost Age

Advance Wars 2 Black Hole Rising......................deutsch_joe

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga................420 (thanks JohnnyBlaze)

Sword of Mana......................deutsch_joe

Super Mario Advance 4/ Super Mario Bros. 3..................AWAITING EDITING

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance...............AWAITING EDITING

Pok?mon FireRed / LeafGreen

Pok?mon Emerald

Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls

Final Fantasy IV Advance

Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones........................AWAITING EDITING

GC

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader...............420

Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike

Luigi's Mansion........................AWAITING EDITING

Wave Race: Blue Storm.................420

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Mario Sunshine

Star Fox Adventures

F-Zero GX..................420

Metroid Prime................................AWAITING EDITING

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes................................AWAITING EDITING

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker..................AWAITING EDITING

The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition................420 (thanks JohnnyBlaze)

Wario World..................deutsch_joe

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles......................deutsch_joe

Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door

Battalion Wars

Animal Crossing (GC)

Pikmin..............goodknight

Pikmin 2

Eternal Darkness:Sanity's Requiem

Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness

Pokemon Colosseum

Star Fox Assault

Fire Emblem Path of Radiance

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

DS

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

Animal Crossing: Wild World

Metroid Prime Hunters

New Super Mario Bros................MBJ

Advance Wars: Dual Strike......................deutsch_joe

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon................................AWAITING EDITING

Animal Crossing-Wild World

Yoshi's Island 2

Non-NPG Nintendo publications

Pokemon Gold & Silver Complete Pokedex

The Gameboy Camera Funtograph Guide...........goodknight

Official Super NES Game Guide

Super Game Boy Guide

The NWC Insiders Program Guide

How to Win at Super Mario Bros

The Legend of Zelda: Tips and Tactics..............420

Pups: The Official Nintendogs Companion

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Other than the flaws mentioned below, all of the pages of my guides are in great condition.

420, can you tell me if the covers of these are in too bad of shape to scan? I know that the meat of the guides are probably OK though.

The Earthbound one I'm not sure of to scan at all. First of all, here's the cover:

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It's not great, and there's a tear in it, which is on the back side. The next page also has a tear in it:

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The edge of one page is worn since it's coming out a little bit.

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And on one page, the corner is missing. :unhappy:

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But it does have the scratch 'n' sniff cards though:

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The Donkey Kong 64 one has some remains of a sticker:

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The Legend of Zelda Oracle of Seasons/Ages' cover definetly isn't up to par:

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Luigi's Mansion still has a sticker and some white creases:

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Metroid Prime 2 has a fold in the cover:

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Metroid Prime's cover has those same white crease-tear things:

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Wario World's cover and some of it's pages are bent on the corners:

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Super Mario Advance 4/ Super Mario Bros. 3 is fine.

The Fire Emblem guide I can't find at all.

Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones has a few of those white crease things at one corner and a scuff at top:

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Pretty much all of that is fixable in PS.

With the tear...just line it up proper in the scanner and it should almost be unnoticable.

The sticker should be removed carefully.

The only thing that really sucks is the missing corner but don't let that stop you from scanning. Just scan it as you have it and mabey someday someone will rescan that page.....

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Heh, it looks like you got two copies of Sword of Mana and Pokemon Colosseum.

Anyway, I just thought I'd explain why I haven't been around lately.

My parents are divorced and I've been at my dad's the past week and a half or so. My computer (with my scanner) is at my mom's....but, my mom has dial-up (on one phone line, so I can't stay on long) while my dad has DSL. So, no matter where I'm at, I can't send any scans! ...Until I go back to school in two and a half weeks.

And additionally, if I remember right, my box/instruction booklet scans are approaching 600MB...

But uh, yeah, that's why I haven't been updating. When I get to where I'm scanning the guides, I'll start posting questions and such about properly getting them scanned without de-binding (and not breaking my scanner lid pressing down on the binding... :huh: )

I'll be pretty busy this semester, so I can't guarantee that I'll finish my scans in a jiffy, but when I do, I may start helping you out by purchasing and scanning.

Also, I've been doing other things at my dad's, so that's why I haven't messed with the guild thing too much. But once I'm finished, I'll see what it's all about!

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I have picked up a few more guides in the last week (added my claims to the top post), now I just need free time....

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It's cool you picked up a few more guides!

I totally understand about the free time thing....

I'll be going back to school in under two weeks and then I'll see how you scan yours. I seriously don't see how you scan the whole page without debinding... :huh: But, we'll discuss that then. :w00t:

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First, Thanks go out to MBJ for picking up more guides. :flower:

Second, Huge thanks to cartoondream over at google , he debound and scanned Chrono Trigger (it routienly goes for $30 on eBay), I just need to do some touch-up edits. :wub:

Third, @deutsch_joe,

Just to illustrate my point about how almost anyting can be fixed in Photoshop, here is a page I just fixed

before :sick:

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after :sorcerer:

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Nice cleanup work 420. Big thanks to cartoondream on the Chrono Trigger guide too! The other expensive guides that we're lacking are the Final Fantasy III and Super Mario RPG guides

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:w00t:

Wow! That's an awesome job of cleaning up that scan!

With the exception of that missing corner from the Earthbound guide, I guess I won't worry about tears and such so much!

Just one week or so before I beging to attempt to scan without debinding and avoid breaking my scanner lid.... :fear:

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I just had a thought on how future releases could be done since you mentioned that you were considering organizing them either by system or by year. An alternative method would be to release by game series. You could release a Mario set, a Zelda set, a Metroid set, a Rare games set (Banjo, Jet Force, Goldeneye, etc.), a Pokemon set, a Donkey Kong set, an RPG set, a Racing set and perhaps a set to catch the few games (ex: Animal Crossing, etc.). There is obviously a bit of overlap between these categories (ex: does Super Mario RPG go in the RPG set or the Mario set?) but it shouldn't matter that much where the lines are drawn. Also, these divisions would keep the torrent sizes managable.

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Does it have to be on Gay-Porn? That place is so tight, nobody can get an account.

All you have to do is ask :cool:

Send me a PM with your email and I'll send you an invite.

Or just keep checking the site, accounts get deleted all the time. (you could sign up right now "10,999/11,000 users")

I like google first because it is a great community and second because torrents are better seeded when on private trackers (less leeches)

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I'm in the IRC channel now asking them to reactivate my old account (I had one ages ago but hardly ever used it and now it's been disabled for being inactive), but I'm getting no response at the moment (unlike the quick replies from helpful people like you, 420, these people are slow as hell).

I did get an invite when I found out it was disabled a few days ago, which I then clicked and tried to reactivate my old account with or get a new one. It told me my IP is already in use: "Signup failed! The ip xx.xx.xx.xx is already in use."

Looking at the responses from the users in the IRC channel, I'm screwed here. :(

I do understand why you would want to torrent your work on a site like google cos it forces people to seed, so the torrent won't die as quickly.

EDIT: AND unfortunately after being a nice guy in pursuit of a way of getting access again, speaking with the nice google people patiently in the IRC channel as said above, they turned out to be unreasonable (they don't have a system in place whereby if your account is disabled you can get re-enable and get access again, even though I barely downloaded anything (1GB.. ratio of 0.17). I'm, as you can call it, shitlisted). Anyway, to cut a long story short, they started getting all sarcastic and 'smart aleck' with me, so I lost my patience and ended up telling them that their tracker sucks with no system in place and for them to suck me. They're worse than Petrified tracker admin, at least they give you the opportunity. Even though both Petrified and google are trackers with snotty kids at the helm.

I'm sure those are some quality scans I'm missing out on 420. Is there any chance somewhere in the near future you can post them to a newsgroup or something? I know this is probably asking a lot since you're doing a lot already. But I was going to download them and seed like hell on the tracker. Due to google staff being a bunch of unreasonable idiots I can't do this.

Despite google's ignorance and stupidity with regards to all users in my situation, I will try and find a way around it and I suggest everyone else does the same.

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Anyone have any news on GameBoy guide? I didn't see it on the list.

*Edit: MBJ answered me at the Shoutbox. Sorry.

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I have Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga, but since I don't have a scanner, who can I send it to?

Me :cool:

PM sent...

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Anyone have any news on GameBoy guide? I didn't see it on the list.

*Edit: MBJ answered me at the shoutbox. Sorry.

420 answered you at the Shoutbox. :whistling:

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More good news: I picked up the DKC 2 Guide today!

YOU FOOL!!! you out bid me.

We could have had it for $1.99......

No hard feelings, but do check who you are bidding against .

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Oops, sorry. I was playing MKDS with a friend and an alarm came up for that auction and I bid without looking at who I was bidding against. Because it's impossible to pause while playing online I did it VERY blindly. Again, my apologies.

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