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  1. 10 points
    Retromags Presents! Updated Releases of GamePro Issues 111 (December 1997), 112 (January 1998), 113 (February 1998), 114 (March 1998) and 115 (April 1998) Issue 111 Issue 112 Issue 113 Issue 114 Issue 115 Database Record Database Record Database Record Database Record Database Record Download Directly! Download Directly! Download Directly! Download Directly! Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day Edited By: Melki Uploaded By: E-Day Donated By: CIVICMINDED
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    Retromags Presents! Updated Releases of GamePro Issues 94 (July 1996), 95 (August 1996), and 96 (September 1996) Issue 94 Issue 95 Issue 96 Database Record Database Record Database Record Download Directly! Download Directly! Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day Edited By: E-Day Uploaded By: E-Day Donated By: CIVICMINDED
  3. 4 points
    Retromags Presents! S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 24 (July 1995) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: MigJmz    Edited By: MigJmz    Donated By: Vanguard3000 Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  4. 4 points
    Retromags Presents! Famitsu Issue 0669 (October 12, 2001) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi77    Edited By: kitsunebi77    Uploaded By: kitsunebi77    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  5. 3 points
    I grew up playing graphic adventures on the PC, so I never really got into Japanese-style adventure games, which are all first-person menu-driven affairs which for some reason are almost always some form of murder mystery story. The games usually revolve around picking the right dialog choice to progress the story, and everything must often be done in a strictly linear order, which just isn't meaty enough gameplay for my taste in adventure games. Still, they're quite popular (in Japan), and one of the longer-lasting series is that of Detective Saburo Jinguji, a series of around 45 games across various consoles and mobile devices which began in 1987 on the Famicom and continues to this day, the newest game having been released for the PS4 in 2019. This guide covers a 2005 Game Boy Advance entry in the series: Detective Saburo Jinguji: The Girl With the White Shadow. https://archive.org/details/tanteijinguujisaburoushiroikagenoshojoofficialinvestigationfile
  6. 3 points
    Moving away from computer games for a second, here's a guide to a console game - and you know what that means! Lots of pictures in full color! I've wondered why console game guidebooks are colorful and packed with artwork, but computer game guides are usually black and white with very little art, and I've come up with a few possibilities: Most console gamers were children. Color and pictures are necessary to appeal to that market. Meanwhile, most computer gamers were adults who would be more accepting of a drab presentation. But honestly, I think even adults would appreciate the pics and color... Consoles have always been big business in Japan, and computer games are more of a niche product. Thus there is less money to be made in computer game guides, and thus less money is spent on printing color pages with graphics. This is probably true, but probably not the only factor at work. Console games are usually very simplistic in gameplay, so very little needs to be said in text about strategies necessary to play them. Without all of the pictures, there wouldn't be enough text to fill a book. This is probably true to a degree. Does a fighting game really need a 150 page strategy guide, or would a few pages of move lists more or less cover all of the important information? Does a beat-em-up even need a strategy guide, when the only thing you do in the entire game is walk right and punch stuff? It's probably a combination of all three and some other reasons I haven't considered. But regardless of the reason, the bottom line is...hey look! A console game guide!! Pretty pictures!!! Grandread for the Sega Saturn (1997): https://archive.org/details/grandreadofficialguidebook
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    Hello, not posted here for a long time, scans are slowly proceeding, the new url is https://archive.org/details/@japanesemagazinesscans?sort=titleSorter 50th upload on sight! Meanwhile I acquired some italian magazine only to notice that they're slightly bigger than a4, so I'll need to get an a3 scanner but that's will be really far away in the future
  8. 2 points
    Shining in the Darkness. Twice I tried playing this. Twice I eventually lost interest and stopped. But hey, it was the first decent RPG for the Genesis, so it's at least got historical significance, if not exactly gripping gameplay. https://archive.org/details/shiningthedarknessstrategyguide
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    Usually finding info about the games covered in these guides I upload is a simple affair, but this one was a bit harder to track down. Probably because the game's title is Chinese (even though it's a Japanese game), so most info came from Taiwanese websites written in Mandarin. Chen Uen's Three Kingdoms (鄭問之三国誌) is a strategy game developed by Gamearts similar to Koei's Romance of the Three Kingdoms series. It features the artwork of famed Taiwanese manhwa artist Chen Uen (who passed away in 2017), and was published for the PS2 on November 1, 2001. This guide is part artbook, part strategy. I've never been able to appreciate Koei's games, and I wouldn't be able to get into this one either. Way too many names of people I've never heard of to keep straight in my mind. It's like trying to memorize an entire Pokedex of historical Chinese characters. Worse, even. The latest game touts "over 1000 heroes from history," and reading a list of 1,000 Chinese names and not having them all blur together is something my brain is incapable of doing. Xu Chu, Zhang He, Cao Xiu, Cao Zhen, Cao Chong, Cheng Pu, Ma Chao, Cao Cao, Xiahou Dun, Xiahou Yuan...hell that's only 10 names out of 1,000 and I'm already hopelessly lost. Anyway, here's the guide: https://archive.org/details/chenuensthreekingdomsofficialstrategyandillustrations
  10. 2 points
    And one more for good measure. If you ever thought you needed a Dungeon Master manga in your life, this guide has you covered. https://archive.org/details/dungeonmasterchaosstrikesbackguidebookexpandededition
  11. 2 points
    This guide covers Dungeon Master: Chaos Strikes Back, which was marketed as an expansion for Dungeon Master since it reused the same engine, but it's really a full-fledged sequel. I'm not sure why they decided to call it an expansion, since owning the original is not required, and other series like Wizardry and Might and Magic had already established a precedent of releasing sequels which used the same engines as their predecessors. Maybe since it was designed to be much more difficult than the first game they were afraid it would be too much for Dungeon Master newbs who hadn't already cut their teeth on the first game, but that doesn't seem to be a wise decision from a marketing perspective... https://archive.org/details/dungeonmasterchaosstrikesbackperfectguide
  12. 2 points
    It irks me that this publisher can't make up its mind whether it should be "Hand Book" or "Handbook." But here's another book about hands, big and small, calloused and supple, as featured in the game Might and Magic III, one of my favorite games E-VAH. https://archive.org/details/mightandmagiciiihandbook
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    You simply CAN'T have a guide for Might and Magic without also having one for Might and Magic II. To do so would be très gauche. https://archive.org/details/mightandmagiciihandbook
  14. 2 points
    I've shared this with some people before but hadn't uploaded it to the Internet Wasteyard before, so here it is. This is a special edition of Comptiq from January 1987 which exclusively covers adult games. This would go on to be a popular mini-section of each issue for years to come (the section's pages were sealed together and had to be cut with scissors in order to be read, so that bookstore browsers had to actually buy the mag to get to the good stuff.) Personally, I find something charming and almost innocent about the primitive graphics on display here, despite the content. https://archive.org/details/comptiq026chottoetchinafukubukkurojanuary1987
  15. 2 points
    Retromags Presents! Updated Release of GamePro Issue 110 (November 1997) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day Edited By: Melki Uploaded By: E-Day Donated By: CIVICMINDED
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    Retromags Presents! S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 07 (August-September 1992) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  17. 2 points
    Retromags Presents! Protoculture Addicts Issue 18 (July-August 1992) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi    Edited By: kitsunebi    Uploaded By: kitsunebi    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  18. 2 points
    Retromags Presents! Tech Gian Issue 019 (May 1998) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi    Edited By: kitsunebi    Uploaded By: kitsunebi    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  19. 2 points
    Hi, I'm pretty new to this site and to be honest have not browsed a ton yet, but would be there be any interest in scans of old video game advertisements from comic books and the like? There may already be plenty on the site for all I know so apologies in advance if that is the case. I would include some but the ones I have scanned are too big of a file size. They're from a project I'm working on so I have a lot to be scanned
  20. 2 points
    Another foible has reminded me to update this thread (and to start marking most things that exist in the database with a Scanning status). Anyhow, the following items are already scanned by me (and most have been edited): S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 06 (June-July 1992) S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 07 (August-September 1992) S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 12 (July 1993) S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 20 (November 1994) S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 21 (January 1995) S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 23 (May 1995) S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 25 (September 1995) Star Wars Episode I - Racer Strategy Guide Super Power Supplies (Spring 1998) Super Power Supplies (Summer 1998) The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time Official Strategy Guide Winning Tips for Sega Genesis (1993) Winning Tips for Sonic the Hedgehog (1994) Games TM Issue 95 (April 2010) Tips & Tricks Video Game Codebook Volume 17 Issue 1 (February 2010) Tips & Tricks Video Game Codebook Volume 17 Issue 3 (May 2010) Tips & Tricks Video Game Codebook Volume 17 Issue 4 (June 2010) Tips & Tricks Video Game Codebook Volume 17 Issue 7 (October 2010) Killer Instinct Nintendo Power Exclusive Edition Issue 1 (1996) Nintendo fun vision Issue 30 (February-March 1997) Nintendo Power Subscriber Bonus 2001 PlayAction Strategies - Super Nintendo (1992) Pokémon Power Volume 1 (August 1998) Pokémon Power Volume 2 (September 1998) Pokémon Power Volume 3 (October 1998) Pokémon Power Volume 4 (November 1998) Pokémon Power Volume 5 (December 1998) Pokémon Power Volume 6 (January 1999) Power Supplies Catalog (Winter 2000) Code Vault Issue 5 (August 2002) Also prepped for scanning are the following Strategy and guide books: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide Nintendo Super NES Player's Guide GoldenEye Official Nintendo Player's Guide Killer Instinct Nintendo Player's Guide Consumer Guide More Strategies for Nintendo Games Game Players Encyclopedia of Nintendo Games Volume 7 The Fifth Element: The Official Strategy Guide Mission: Impossible: The Official Strategy Guide Syphon Filter: The Official Strategy Guide Crash Bandicoot: The Official Strategy Guide NFL GameDat 99 Preview Guide The Bouncer: Official Strategy Guide Secret of Mana: Official Game Secrets Max Payne: Official Strategy Guide Zone of Enders: Official Strategy Guide Unreal Tournament: Official Strategy Guide Totally Unauthorized GoldenEye 007 Strategy Guide Totally Unauthorized Killer Instinct Quake Authorized Strategy Guide Totally Unauthorized PlayStaion Games Book Volume 2 Syphon Filter Totally Unauthorized Strategy Guide Official Battle Arena Toshinden 2 Fighter's Guide GamePro Ultimate PlayStation Cheats! GamePro Mortal Kombat Stra`tegy Guide GamePro Super Street Fighter II: Official Strategy Guide Street Fighter Alpha Strategy Guide Resident Evil: Official Strategy Guide Prima's Secrets of the Games: PlayStation The Unauthorized Edition Volume 1 Star Wars Star Fighter: Prima's Official Strategy Guide X Squad: Prima's Official Strategy Guide Red Faction: Prima's Official Strategy Guide Silent Scope: Prima's Official Strategy Guide Dark Rift: Official Secrets & Solutions Smuggler's Run: Prima's Official Strategy Guide Buck Bumble: Prima's Official Strategy Guide Body Harvest: Prima's Official Strategy Guide WCW vs. now World Tour: Prima's Official Strategy Guide 1080 Snowboarding: Prima's Unauthorized Game Secrets Quake for Nintendo 64: Prima's Unauthorized Game Secrets Mission: Impossible: Prima's Official Strategy Guide Prima's GoldenEye 007 Unauthorized Game Secrets Prima's Blast Corps Unauthorized Game Secrets Prima's Beyond the Beyond Unauthorized Game Secrets Ninja Shadow of Darkness: Prima's Official Strategy Guide Battle Arena Toshinden: The Unauthorized Edition Jade Cocoon: Prima's Official Strategy Guide Hybrid Heaven: Prima's Official Strategy Guide Prima's Unauthorized Guide to Resident Evil Director's Cut O.D.T: Prima's Official Strategy Guide Bomberman World: Prima's Official Strategy Guide Space Station Silicon Valley: Prima's Official Strategy Guide Centipede: Prima's Official Strategy Guide Kagero: Deception II: Prima's Official Strategy Guide The Grandstream Saga: Prima's Official Strategy Guide Nightmare Creatures: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
  21. 2 points
    Hey thanks for the reply! I completely understand that these scans wouldn't pass your quality standards here. I promise to whomever stumbles upon this post in the future, that I'll update this thread with links to my uploads to the internet archive so anyone looking for them can find them. I don't have an ETA on when I'll be able to get it done, but hopefully I'll get it done within a month or two. Thanks again everyone, I'm glad there is still some interest in getting these scans uploaded. Cheers!
  22. 1 point
    Here is the second of two Shining and the Darkness guides (or Shining in the Darkness, as it's known in the USA). Not sure why the name was changed, since it also changes the meaning. If I had been asked, I would have called it "The Shining and The Darkness," but at least I can be grateful it isn't "The Shining Darkness," which doesn't make much sense. ... Don't tell anyone, but sometimes I struggle to come up with anything meaningful to say when I post this stuff... https://archive.org/details/shiningandthedarknessofficialguidebook
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    It's a unique problem that we haven't ever had in the past. I guess in a way it's a good problem to have, but at the same time it would be nice to have a way to avoid it. A lot of what I have done would already be out if there wasn't a break in January and a chunk of this month while I waited for Phillyman to sort out the torrents. He started, but it never got finished. Once the QNAP is up (hopefully this week) I'll be releasing things daily again, maybe even two at once if they are rescans. I want to get this stuff out the door. Part of the problem is wanting to release things consistently, so in order to not have to rush or have nothing ready, I like to have large batch of scans done and ready to go. That way if I don't feel like editing anything for a week (or can't), it won't be a problem because I have stuff to cover that time.
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    I know, but I don't know how else to track it! I don't want to work on one issue at a time since it would take longer overall to get them done. Apart from marking everything I have as "Scanning" in the database and threads like this or the general thread for everybody, we don't have an easy way to know who is working on what.
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    For a change of pace, this is an artbook, not strategy guide, for Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram, a 1998 arcade fighting game (later ported to the Dreamcast) developed and published by Sega. https://archive.org/details/cybertroopersvirtualonoratoriotangramthesphereoftruth
  26. 1 point
    All-in-One computer was purchased, and arrived last month. A bunch of stuff was edited, and apart from scans that Melki and crimsonfox are editing, I exhausted stuff to edit, so I have gotten back to scanning. Currently I am scanning all the strategy guides that CIVICMINDED sent. Since September the following items have been scanned: Sega Visions Issue 1 (update scan) Mega Play Vol. 1 No. 1 (November/December 1990) (update scan) Mega Play Vol.2 No.4 (July/August 1991) Mega Play Vol.3 No.4 (August 1992) The Gamer Issue 1 (January-February 1992) Analog Issue 26 (January 1985) Atari Explorer (February 1985) Foul Magazine Issue 4 (2001) GamePro's Handheld Video Games Issue 2 (October-November 1991) S.W.A.T. Issue 02 (June 1991) S.W.A.T. Issue 03 (August-September 1991) S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 06 (June-July 1992) S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 07 (August-September 1992) S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 12 (July 1993) S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 20 (November 1994) S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 21 (January 1995) S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 23 (May 1995) S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 25 (September 1995) Code Vault Issue 5 (August 2002) GamePro Issue 104 (May 1997) GamePro Issue 105 (June 1997) GamePro Issue 108 (September 1997) GamePro Issue 119 (August 1998) Killer Instinct Nintendo Power Exclusive Edition Issue 1 (1996) Power Supplies Catalog (Winter 2000) Nintendo fun vision Issue 30 (February-March 1997) Nintendo Power Subscriber Bonus 2001 PlayAction Strategies - Super Nintendo (1992) Pokémon Power Volume 1 (August 1998) Pokémon Power Volume 2 (September 1998) Pokémon Power Volume 3 (October 1998) Pokémon Power Volume 4 (November 1998) Pokémon Power Volume 5 (December 1998) Pokémon Power Volume 6 (January 1999) Winning Tips for Sonic the Hedgehog (1994) Star Wars Episode I - Racer Strategy Guide Super Power Supplies (Spring 1998) Super Power Supplies (Summer 1998) The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time Official Strategy Guide Games TM Issue 95 (April 2010) Tips & Tricks Video Game Codebook Volume 17 Issue 1 (February 2010) Tips & Tricks Video Game Codebook Volume 17 Issue 3 (May 2010) Tips & Tricks Video Game Codebook Volume 17 Issue 4 (June 2010) (Full Size) Tips & Tricks Video Game Codebook Volume 17 Issue 7 (October 2010) Winning Tips for Sega Genesis (1993) Almost all of the above have been edited and are waiting to be released. The following have just been scanned and are in my editing queue: Dengeki Playstation Issue 181 (July 13, 2001) Dengeki Playstation Issue 162 (December 8, 2000) Dengeki Playstation Issue 175 (April 27, 2001) Dengeki Playstation Issue 180 (June 22, 2001) PlayStation Solutions Issue 04 (January 1997) PlayStation Game Secrets - The Unauthorized Edition Volume 1 (1996) PlayStation Pro Issue 16 (January 1998) Body Harvest Bomberman World Buck Bumble Centipede Dark Rift - Official Secrets & Solutions Game Players Encyclopedia of Nintendo Games Volume 7 (Summer-Fall 1993) Goldeneye - The Official Nintendo Player's Guide Jade Cocoon - Story of the Tamamayu Kagero - Deception II Killer Instinct Killer Instinct Nintendo Player's Guide Mission Impossible - The Official Strategy Guide (1998) More Strategies for Nintendo Games Nightmare Creatures Nintendo Super NES Player's Guide O.D.T Prima's GoldenEye 007 Unauthorized Game Secrets Quake for Nintendo 64 Resident Evil Director's Cut Secret of Mana - Official Game Secrets Smuggler's Run Spacestation Silicon Valley Super Street Fighter II Official Players Guide (1994) The Bouncer Official Strategy Guide The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (1997) Totally Unauthorized GoldenEye 007 Strategy Guide Ultimate PlayStation Cheats! GamePro Official Player's Guide (1996) Unreal Tournament Official Strategy Guide WCW vs. nWo World Tour X Squad Zone of Enders Official Strategy Guide 1080 Degree Snowboarding Battle Arena Toshinden - The Unauthorized Edition Beyond the Beyond - Unauthorized Game Secrets Blast Corps Unauthorized Game Secrets If my math is right, that brings my scan total up to 530.
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  28. 1 point
    I see you've begun your conversions! Sadly I've still had no luck out there hunting down all the other pre-issue 16 mags. FYI the database record link goes to an error page.
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    Retromags Presents! S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 12 (July 1993) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  30. 1 point
    I do have an extra copy of that one that I can split down the middle and scan. I'll dig it out this weekend.
  31. 1 point
    Haha. Not really how it works, I'm afraid. All of our main scanners are too busy scanning mags that other members have donated to them FOR FREE to need to buy more stuff to scan off of eBay. I've bought mags at auction for the purpose of scanning because that was the only way to get them, since they were being sold by non-members who have no interest in Retromags and only wanted to make some money. But although I might choose to buy something for my personal collection from a member if it was something I really wanted, I would NEVER buy mags off of a member in order to scan them. Scanners/editors put in TONS of work archiving stuff, and during the process, the mags themselves are destroyed, so they get nothing out of the deal. It's pure give and no take. Asking them to pay for the mags, do all of the work debinding, scanning, and editing, and then provide free copies of the scan to the very same person who made them pay for the mags in the first place is asking too much, in my opinion. So a more appropriate wish is "hopefully someone who owns these mags is willing to contribute to the community by either scanning them themselves (which is always preferable), or else donating them to someone willing to do the work for them."
  32. 1 point
    Retromags Presents! S.W.A.T.Pro Issue 06 (June-July 1992) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: E-Day    Uploaded By: E-Day    Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  33. 1 point
    I'd say it was probably about 11 years ago, when this thread was started.
  34. 1 point
    Thank you , this issue was awesome to read.
  35. 1 point
    Update: I just need to re-scan 5 pages and I'll be done. Should be done Tuesday at the most.
  36. 1 point
    Two things. First, I think it's hilarious that the red planes (which, I presume, represent the opposing force to the gold planes) are simply the same sprite, just flipped upside down and re-coloured. Second, I never cease to be amazed at the Japanese fascination with simulating the War in the Pacific. It's one of the largest naval defeats their country ever suffered, but Japanese developers then make games like 1943, which are all about US war planes blowing up Zero fighters and sinking Japanese carriers and fighting the Battle of Midway. What's going on from a cultural perspective that keeps Japanese gamers buying these simulations? It can't all be "we're doing it for the larger international market", can it? *huggles* Areala
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    You don't want this. Really. But here it is, anyway. A 1989 strategy guide for Taiheiyou no Arashi, a Pacific War wargame released on Japanese computers in 1987. It took me several tries to upload this, because every time I opened the file, it put me to sleep. But maybe you like this sort of thing. Heck, somebody does, because this series has been running for over 30 years - you can get the latest installment for the PS4, if you're so inclined. So here's a heaping helping of hard cold data for you to strategize over. But don't say I didn't warn y https://archive.org/details/taiheiyounoarashicompleteguidebook
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    I had noticed a few "What's In Progress" type threads, but I hadn't noticed the one I was looking for. Of course, SWATPro is a bit of a difficult thing to search, as it can be written several different ways (S.W.A.T. pro, SWATPro, SWAT pro, etc). The most effective in my opinion, and as someone new to the site, would be the progress indicator in the database.
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    D'oh! I'm glad I didn't pay for shipping to Canada! I'm not bothered by the cost at all - it was a cost I was prepared to spend as soon as I saw it wasn't available on Archive.org or here - and getting help from you guys beat the heck out of shipping it internationally, only to have to send it back to the States for scanning. I don't need a physical copy, but I appreciate the offer; I really just wanted the content for research purposes. I'm working on a remake of Quarantine and wanted the walkthrough for some of the mission info. Also, I had actually originally bought it as a kid for the walkthough of Myst, and was captivated by a lot of the other games mentioned, so I figured it'd be a fun little trip down memory lane. I guess this can be a lesson to keep on top of updating documentation and statuses on the site - the issue just said "Missing" so I figured I'd provide one. There was only a day and a half left on the auction so I couldn't spend too much time figuring out the best plan, and just pulled the trigger. Maybe there needs to be a more formal submission/donation system? I know that might represent a big logistical issue but if it's feasible it may help in the future. In any case, thanks to everyone who helped with this. I had no idea there was such a big community around this sort of thing but it's awesome that there is. I really only came here for that one scan but I may fall down a rabbit hole of all the Nintendo Power magazines I used to have as a kid.
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    I'd like to point out that if I was a visitor to the site, I would have no idea that there was a "E-Day already scanned this stuff" thread in the forum. However, I MIGHT be more likely to look up the issue in question in our database. And every issue in the database has a handy drop down status that can be flagged as "scanning" or "editing," to let people know that those issues are on the way so no one else wastes any time or money on them. I'd make using that feature priority one, followed by your thread.
  41. 1 point
    Even though this was my idea, I have not been good with actually updating it with my scans. I will update the list tonight of what I have already scanned and what will be upcoming as I have already prepped the next batch.
  42. 1 point
    Just received Vanguards Swatpro. It is in beautiful condition the pages are nice and crisp. It has all the inserts too! Its a shame i'll have too unbind it. Now if you excuse me I'll need to peel off the Electronics Boutique sticker on the cover.
  43. 1 point
    Hi all, I just found a box of my old Nintendo Power magazines, and it turns out that I have all of the issues that are "missing" in your collection ranging from 2000 through September 2002. My question is, if I make my own PDFs of the missing magazines, is there a way that I can add it to here so it becomes available? Here's my proof: http://imgur.com/a/Jjojo Here are the issues that are "missing" here that I own and are planning on digitizing: Issue 128 (Jan 2000) Issue 129 (Feb 2000) Issue 130 (Mar 2000) Issue 136 (Sep 2000) Issue 137 (Oct 2000) Issue 138 (Nov 2000) Issue 139 (Dec 2000) Issue 140 (Jan 2001) Issue 142 (Mar 2001) Issue 143 (Apr 2001) Issue 144 (May 2001) Issue 145 (Jun 2001) Issue 146 (Jul 2001) Issue 147 (Aug 2001) Issue 148 (Sep 2001) Issue 151 (Dec 2001) Issue 152 (Jan 2002) Issue 153 (Feb 2002) Issue 154 (Mar 2002) Issue 155 (Apr 2002) Issue 156 (May 2002) Issue 157 (Jun 2002) Issue 158 (Jul 2002) Issue 159 (Aug 2002) Issue 160 (Sep 2002) Thanks again!
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    As I said, I would not approve those. There is visible distortion, blurring, and shadow on the gutter side of the page. We debind almost all magazines that we scan here, not because we want to destroy our magazines, but because it's the only way to get a quality scan. I'm not sure if most people truly appreciate the sacrifices that go into every scan they download from our site (from the relatively small number of thanks we receive, I suppose not.) Don't worry, though, if you do ever scan your mags, they can always be added to the Internet Archive. They don't care about quality (nor about stealing other peoples' scans - so you can upload them right next to their Nintendo Power collection, almost all of which they stole from us. It'll be almost just like uploading your mags to the real Retromags!) Please don't think I'm trying to discourage you from scanning your mags, btw. Your scans might not be a fit for Retromags, but they WILL be appreciated no matter where they end up.
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    Yeah I definitely don't want to damage or de-bound my magazines. Here are some examples of one magazine I scanned and cropped just in case the quality is anywhere near what you might be ok with? I know the image size isn't too large but I can get a higher quality scan. i totally understand needing to maintain a certain standard of quality when preserving old magazines, and if any mod or admin would be willing to accept unbound scans of the issues that I still have that are still missing 5 years later, let me know and I'd be happy to submit them.
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    Hey all, I just remembered my password on this account. Just wanted to gauge to see if there is still interest in getting these missing issues scanned and uploaded that I listed in the first post. I finally have a decent scanner now and I think I can knock out getting these missing issues scanned and cropped decently enough to upload on here. Thanks!
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    Interestingly, I googled that company and tried to visit their website, but apparently Japanese IPs are blocked:
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    The most annoying part of scanning for sure. The best tip i say is to use the side edge of the scanner so the page is straightened. Then I would put a weighted book or something on top of the page so it doesn't move around when closing the lid. The thingy that is attached to the scanner lid isn't so good from my experience it doesn't provide much of holding the page in place. Check the edges one more time with the weighted book before closing and the page should scan correctly.
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    I also donated; not as much since I now have to buy a heavy duty paper cutter. Thankfully my wife is a dork and likes organizing things, so she helped me sort the magazines by publication last night and started entering them into Excel for me. The work continues tonight!
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    Just an incredible mind boggling donation of magazines! This has to be the largest and most diverse magazine lot donation to date. This is also probably the largest migration of USA magazines to Canada in history Any help is appreciated in helping to offset this massive shipment of magazines. I have already pledged $100, and hopefully we can find 11 more members that can also do so. Anyone who pledges $100 or more will be moved to our Eternal Patron group. I am also thankful that E-day could receive these, as my wife would divorce me if this showed up at our doorstep