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  3. Well, half of the 40 games have been announced. In the late 80s/early 90s, I was strictly a PC/Nintendo player, and never bothered with Sega until the Dreamcast, so I've only ever played a few of these. But for all of you Sega fanboys out there, how's the list shaping up, and what are you hoping to see in the remaining 20 games? The list (so far) of games for the US version: Ecco the Dolphin Castlevania: Bloodlines Space Harrier 2 Shining Force Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Toe Jam & Earl Comix Zone Sonic the Hedgehog Altered Beast Gunstar Heroes Earthworm Jim Castle of Illusion Shinobi III Contra: Hard Corps Sonic the Hedgehog 2 World of Illusion Thunder Force III Super Fantasy Zone Streets of Rage 2 Landstalker
  4. It seems awfully strange for a scanner to change the aspect ratio of an image. I'd place my money on something being configured incorrectly, but I obviously have no way of advising you on how to fix it.
  5. Sure i was just throwing it together quickly to show the obvious. Yeah it's too bad both scanners have flaws the other one doesn't, but what can you do. Glad you agree with the Epson resizing, I don't notice anything that would cause it to do that by default but I haven't played with Epson Scan much with this. Maybe it's the auto sizing that's distorting it.
  6. When posting reference pictures for comparison purposes, it would be best not to alter them in Photoshop at all. And as an FYI for anyone out there considering editing mags, auto level should never be used in the editing process. You're right, to my eye the Epson scans have wildly distorted the aspect ratio of the page. That alone would disqualify that particular scanner from being useful for our purposes (unless you simply have it configured incorrectly and it can be corrected to do a proper scan).
  7. Also added my IT8 card scans. You can see how the Fujitsu doesn't clearly pick up the darker shades along the left where the Epson does. This is why the profiling fails on the Fujitsu.
  8. Okay I posted the scans, all I did was assign the profile to the Epson I calibrated and auto leveled in Photoshop. With the Fujitsu all I did was auto level as well. Both were saved at 90 JPEG Quality in Photoshop from their original TIFFs. They are here - The Epson does better in darker areas, the Fujitsu just refuses to capture these without doing some sort of compression, even with Scansnap (Though it's much better via Scansnap). I even tried a RAW scan from Vuescan and it still had some compression artifacts which makes me think the Fujitsu's have something in their hardware doing... something to cause this. I tried contact support about it a month ago but they weren't much help unfortunately. There is some weird resizing going on though and I'm not sure which is more correct... the Fujitsu scans to my eyes seem correct? I also measured and they were closer to the actual measurements than the Epson. Makes me think the Epson is doing some sort of resizing, or maybe it's the Fujitsu. I'm just not sure how to know. I've cleaned the Epson like crazy and it's still streaking though which is unfortunate. Are they all like that? Who knows, but this one has about 10k scans total which isn't much. I have no idea how long it's been sitting though. Anyway the Fujitsu's are still great scanners, they just aren't as great in dark areas. Will your average person even notice? Probably not. If this is just a lemon Epson though and they don't normally streak like this and they are resizing the pages improperly these are fantastic cheap ADFs on Ebay.
  9. Uploaded Neo Geo Freak 1, 2 is uploading right now. These early issues are quite rare
  10. I'll do more testing today with it and post some results.
  11. IT'S HERE! AT LAST! For the first time ever at Retromags, a guide for a game on everyone's absolute favorite system of all time - THE WONDERSWAN COLOR!!!
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