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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 195 (December 2004) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: MigJmz    Edited By: MigJmz    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Relevant for this thread, I found Gamest Issue #125 and uploaded it to archive. This issue came with a poster which I don't believe is scanned. I believe this is a regular issue of Gamest much in the same way the previous SFII issue was dedicated to one game. I think later one they spun these issues off into the "Gamest Mook" line. If you check archive there's other issues of Gamest and Gamest mook floating around archive. https://archive.org/details/Gamest125Gokujuparodiusspecialissue
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    Well, as you know, scanning magazines takes a lot of money and time. I've spent over $1000 and god knows how many hours of my free time working to provide stuff for our members (and everyone else, really, since you don't have to join RM to download our releases). I get nothing in return other than the occasional thank you (usually about 1 for every 50 downloads.) That's a commitment of time and money with no reward that VERY few people are willing to make. Then you've got people like the community of Japanese traders who justify the expense/time of digitizing their collections by considering the resultant files to be their personal property which they can then "sell" to recoup their losses (in this case, by trading with other like-minded individuals). Would the world be a richer place if people were willing to share their resources selflessly? Well, sure. But as long as we've got millions of starving, destitute people out there in the world being ignored by people with the means to help, it seems a little silly to get TOO upset over someone hoarding magazines. Most people are selfish. It's just human nature.
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    TWO! TWO! TWO games for the price of one - Tatsujin (aka Truxton) and Golden Axe. I guess when the games are a shooter and a beat-em-up, neither game requires enough strategy to fill up an entire book on its own. https://archive.org/details/tatsujingoldenaxeattackmanualbook
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    And here's the best of the series (supposedly - I've never played it), and the only one deemed worthy to be included in the recent Genesis/Mega Drive Mini systems' selection of games - Phantasy Star IV (or Phantasy Star: The End of the Millennium as it was called in Japan.) https://archive.org/details/phantasystarivgameguidebook
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    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 2 Number 4 (August-September 1989) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Well, this only took 6 hours for the IA to derive...such an annoying site... Anyway. Here's a short guide for a game that totally doesn't deserve its reputation! Well, that's my take on it, anyway. But maybe some of you don't mind the grind. https://archive.org/details/phantasystariihisshoukouryakuhouhowtowin
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    Retromags Presents! Secrets of the Games Series - Sega Genesis Secrets Volume 2 (1991) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 197 (February 2005) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 192 (September 2004) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! Video Games Issue 02 (October 1982) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: VGBounceHouse    Edited By: VGBounceHouse    Uploaded By: VGBounceHouse    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Been uploading a lot of Gamest material. Mook means "Magazine book", and the GM series was a line of strategy guides. Here's a site which lists all of them, there are 197 in the main line, and several more in the Plus line. None of these were scanned by me, it's just stuff I've been finding but as far as I can tell isn't on archive.org. Psychic Force Perfect Guidebook (Gamest Mook EX Vol. 12) Dungeons & Dragons Collection (Gamest Mook EX Vol. 83) Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (Gamest Mook Vol. 34) Gamest 125 (Gokujō Parodius special issue) Treasure Gear Perfect Guide Book (Gamest Mook EX series vol. 25) Capcom Illustrations (Gamest Mook Vol. 17) Samurai Spirit illustrations (Gamest Mook World Series Vol. 18) Darius Gaiden (Gamest Mook Vol. 6)
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    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Nintendo Buyer's Guide Vol.1 No.1b (August 1988) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! Video Games Issue 16 (January 1984) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: VGBounceHouse    Edited By: VGBounceHouse    Uploaded By: VGBounceHouse    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    The copy of the game available at the Internet Archive here is 307MB: https://archive.org/details/RedumpSegaMegaCdSegaCd20160731Part2 I remember the disc included with the book being around 150MB, IIRC. So it must have been a demo (it wouldn't make sense to include the full game with the book, anyway.) But there was no indication that it was a demo - the disc booted to what looked like the start menu for the regular game. I guess this was before people figured out how to use demo discs as flashy marketing tools, so they just basically presented the game exactly as is (though presumably only up to a certain point.)
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    OK, here's a guide to Illbleed, a survival horror game for the Dreamcast. But that's not important. What's important is what's at the ass end of the book. Was this cut from the Western release? Probably. I removed the text from her ass. ASS ASS ASS. Is this game ass? Dunno, never played it. I know what IS ass, though. DAT ASS. Also, this: And if anyone actually cares, here's a strategy guide: https://archive.org/details/illbleedzekkyousurvivalmanual
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    And here's a guide to the Sega CD RPG, Record of Lodoss War. This is a completely different game from the computer versions above, and is a typical JRPG-style game. This mook came with a CD-ROM, but when I tried mounting it, I got a message that it's corrupted, so I didn't bother uploading it. Then I took a look at the scans of the CD and realized that it's a Mega CD disc, so maybe it would work with an emulator? Ah well. Does anyone actually care? https://archive.org/details/recordoflodosswarofficialguidemook
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    Newest upload [09/15/2019] - Famimaga October 1987 https://archive.org/details/famimagaoctober1987 Also other stuff
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 204 (September 2005) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Maybe this one is more to everyone's taste. Lots of colors and pictures. This is for the Super Famicom release of the original Fatal Fury: King of Fighters. https://archive.org/details/fatalfurykingoffighterscompletestrategybook
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    Probably the 5 guys who bought Xbox Ones in Japan.
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    You have no idea the sheer jubilant pleasure I get imagining that some Japanese magazine scan hoarders are getting pissed off noticing this stuff show up at the Internet Archive. Keep it up. Hmmm...that does pose a problem, doesn't it. Lots of Japanese mags have Japanese titles, and even ones that have words written alphabetically on the cover are often written in Japanese when people list them in auctions or otherwise write about them online. I wonder how much you're overlooking...
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    Retromags Presents! PCXL (Fall 2007) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day Edited By: E-Day Uploaded By: E-Day Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!
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    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 2 Number 6 (December-January 1990) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  25. 1 point
    Fixed this one and I have two findings: 1.) Even though the file was renamed on my own computer to .cbz (confirmed in command line as well), somehow Archive.org is now adding a .cbz.zip to the end of the file name when you access the file on the uploader. I didn't notice it the first time, but I caught it on the prompt and removed the .zip. This is pretty weird since it never used to do that. 2.) At some point I renamed my .cbz file to a different name than the meta.xml file, which probably caused some problems as well.
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 201 (June 2005) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Newest upload [09/10/2019] - Famimaga April 1990 https://archive.org/details/famimagaapril1990_2
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 214 (July 2006) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Phantasy Star III is the black sheep of the series (or so they say - I've only played the first two). This guide seems nice, though (although the cover art isn't so good). https://archive.org/details/phantasystariiiofficialguidebook
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    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 180 (July 2004) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: VGBounceHouse    Edited By: VGBounceHouse    Uploaded By: VGBounceHouse    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  31. 1 point
    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Strategy Guide to Game Boy Games Volume 1 Number 2 (September 1990) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    I'm uploading the two Mega Play issues to your folder on the QNAP. I'm also uploading the Photoshop action I use for that flatbed scanner. On my monitor the results look good, but feel free to tweak it to suit your liking. It's set up so that once you have a page all nice and straight and cropped, you hit the F3 key, and it will save a cropped version, then it will do the colour corrections, resize the picture from 600 dpi to 300 dpi at a height of 3240 (full size), save a JPG copy of that in a folder called Full, then is sizes down to a height of 2200 and saves a JPG copy of that to a folder called 2200. Then it closes the image. I save two versions in case one day we decide to go with full size scans; that way we have a bunch ready to go. When you're done you can release them, but leave the finished cbz files and all the images in your folder. I will download them and back them up as I normally do, syncing them between my QNAP and the Retromags one. The uploading might take a while as each scan is a 600DPI TIF file at around 100MB each. The Mega Play issues each have 68 pages and the two above mentioned folders with the proper sized thank you pages in them. If you see all that for one issue that means it should all be uploaded.
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 193 (October 2004) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! Game Players Issue 050 (August 1993) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Geez, even I'M getting tired of all the Wizardry guides, and I've actually played these games. So wrapping things up with Wizardry VI, here are the 6th and 7th guides covering this game. If you can read Japanese and you still don't know how to beat this game, there's just no helping you. https://archive.org/details/newwizardrybaneofthecosmicforgeguidebook https://archive.org/details/newwizardrybaneofthecosmicforgeofficialdatabook
  37. 1 point
    Here's a "cracked" version of PD. PD normally requires that you download a certain amount of "unity" to share with others before you can download or search, but this should let you set any GB amount you want. For how to use it, just google "perfect dark tutorial" and "perfect dark nodes" for the rest. You'll probably need to forward your port too. I have not personally tried it. https://mega.nz/#!F0xAkK7a!PP4xTBGBYx9rwgibSyFaL7NxaV4CkLBdhp9iclFBpwQ
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    Found it in a collection of Parodius Japanese guide books. A lot of the special issues of Gamest and the later Gamest Mook (GM) series have already been scanned by various people over the years. Issue 64 was SFII, and Issue 106 was Fatal Fury. The scans are pretty good, but when this project gets to these issues they'll be scanned in even higher quality.
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    I'm pretty sure we never had this issue before. I usually keep all scans even with poor quality until a better version is available, and I did not any version of this issue. As for the dates, the second issue (which will be getting a new scan shortly), doesn't have a date listed in it like volume 1 number 1b. The copyright date in the masthead is 1988. The first run of Game Player's are really hard to pin down as far as dates go. And for the yearlong gap between the two issues you mentioned, if they did their numbering properly on the cover, it means we are missing at least 4 issues between them as it goes from Vol.1 No.3 to Vol. 2 No.4. I still have Kevin Gifford's (aka Magweasel) spreadsheet that he created a long time ago that I refer now and then. It's by no means 100% complete, but looking at his table for these magazines, there should be one more for 1988 (Winter), and then he only has Vol. 2 No. 3 as one that we had missing in our database (I have since added it). He doesn't have Vol. 2 Nos. 1 and 2 listed, which makes me think they skipped those two for some reason. I can't find a whisper about them anywhere online either. Anyhow, I found a copy of Vol.2 No.3 on ebay and bought it, along with the Vol.1 No. 1A as we call it since it has a slightly different cover. I'm guessing it was the first print run before they came up with the Game Player's logo.
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 188 (May 2004) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 187 (April 2004) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 186 (March 2004) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  43. 1 point
    Retromags Presents! Dengeki PlayStation G (Vol.283 supplement) (September 24, 2004) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi77    Edited By: kitsunebi77    Uploaded By: kitsunebi77    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    OK, now this is interesting. First of all, thanks to @VGBounceHouse for his recent scan of Video Games #16 from Jan. 1984. I don't have an interest in gaming from that era, but I noticed something fascinating while browsing the pages. I was surprised to see coverage for a laserdisc game called "Cliff Hanger" which I'd never heard of before. Not surprised that I'd never heard of it (I've never had an interest in arcade games), but rather, surprised that the article was accompanied by a large picture of Lupin III. Sure enough, a quick google search later revealed that the game uses animation from two Lupin III movies - The Castle of Cagliostro and The Mystery of Mamo. Of course, the article never mentions this. Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro is now widely known in the West, due to it being Hayao Miyazaki's directorial debut, but back in 1983 when this article was published (before the formation of Ghibli) he was still mostly unknown, and especially so in the West. The Castle of Cagliostro wasn't even released in English until 1991. So seeing that there was a game created and released exclusively in the West featuring this character was strikingly odd. Further down the rabbit hole, I discovered that Lupin III: The Mystery of Mamo actually HAD been released in English...way back in 1979. A dubbed version of the film was made exclusively for broadcast on Japan-to-America JAL flights and a copy was also made for Toho's Los Angeles branch which was played at a few local theaters. This version of the film has never been publicly available, since when the film was finally released in English on VHS in 1995, a new dub was created. However, the 1979 dub of The Mystery of Mamo was used for the footage in the Cliff Hanger arcade game, and the footage used from The Castle of Cagliostro was dubbed especially for the game, since there was no English release of the film at that time. I can only assume that any lines of dialogue identifying Lupin III by name are altered or not included, since in the game, the character's name is changed to Cliff Hanger.
  45. 1 point
    Everything about this magazine is amazing. Those ads are such hilarious period pieces.
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    Your prayers have been answered. I do indeed have a fourth guide to Wizardry VI for you to download. https://archive.org/details/wizardrybaneofthecosmicforgereplayguide
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    Where there's one guide to Wizardry VI, there's bound to be another. Here ya go. https://archive.org/details/wizardrybaneofthecosmicforgehandbook It's interesting how in Japan this is called New Wizardry: Bane of the Cosmic Forge. Presumably the "New" was meant to emphasize the fact that unlike the previous 5 games in the series, this one was using a completely new engine with much more modern graphics (although still lagging behind what would have been cutting-edge at the time). p.s. Did I ever tell you guys about the time I uploaded a book to the Internet Archive and it actually used the first page as the cover? It happened once. True story. Of course, this time it picked page 20 as my cover, forcing me to download, edit, and re-upload its contents xml file, just like every other time I upload something. Except for that one time when it (accidentally?) allowed the first page to be the cover. It was glorious. Whoever programmed the Internet Archive software obviously lives in a country that prints book covers somewhere on the interior pages (presumably so no one seeing it on a shelf can judge the book by the cover.)
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    Got distracted for a sec with that NES Castlevania guide, but now it's back to more of what everyone is REALLY clamoring for - MORE WIZARDRY GUIDES!!! For 1990's Wizardry VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge: https://archive.org/details/wizardrybaneofthecosmicforgeplayingmanual
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    Here's a guide to the original Castlevania for the Famicom: https://archive.org/details/castlevaniaakumajodraculakanpekikouryakuhon And although it's already available, I re-upped the Super Castlevania IV guide since I had to re-edit the front/back dust jacket and interior covers into separate pages (it's otherwise identical to the already available file). https://archive.org/details/supercastlevaniaivakumajonodraculanosubete
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    No other magazine epitomizes the decline and homogenization of the game industry in Japan moreso than Comptiq, in my opinion. It launched in 1983 and was a magazine exclusively about computer games for over a decade. The issues from this time period are literally the only Japanese magazines I own which are interesting for me to flip through. But sometime around 1994-1997, the magazine began to change. The focus shifted away from computer games and began to focus more on game characters from PC and console titles. The reason being, of course, that it was during that time period that computer gaming died in Japan. In the rest of the world, the PC was making great strides during those years - super VGA, advanced sound cards, and rapidly improving 3d graphics ensured that the PC had at last finally emerged as a technically superior system for gaming over home consoles. But in Japan, the PC never caught on as a gaming system. Windows 95 hit the market and PCs quickly took over as the standard for home and business computing, but computer games remained relegated to the PC-98 computers for the most part, which ceased production in 2000. So it was during that 1994-1997 era, just as PC gaming was exploding in the West, that it began to die in Japan, with the development/release of computer games becoming less and less, and being replaced more and more by cheaply produced cookie-cutter visual novels. Hence, without any "real" games to actually report on, Comptiq switched gears and became a magazine full of illustrations of visual novel characters, similar to Dengeki G's Magazine. Sure, Japan still has consoles. But I can't help but believe that the games industry would be richer overall if computer gaming had survived and not EVERY single game released in Japan had to first be approved by Sony or Nintendo.