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  1. 7 points
    Hello! A little while ago I mailed in a handful of gaming publications to a service similar to 1dollarscans, which I first learned of through a thread posted here several months ago. I only sent in things I was sure hadn't been uploaded elsewhere, and I've since received all of the scans and posted them to the Internet Archive. There's really a ton but highlights include: Super Smash Bros. Melee Official Player's Guide (was surprised it hadn't already been uploaded with how popular the game still is, but then I suppose it doesn't mention wavedashing) A bunch of Nintendo Power subscriber-exclusive bonuses (catalogs, preview zines and more) Disney Adventures Winter 2000 (video game edition of a Disney children's magazine) Pokemon Gold & Silver Adventure Guide by Versus Books (this amazing guide, in an effort to not spoil anything, will often give you the encounter percentages of Pokemon in an area but not tell you what the Pokemon are) Animal Crossing Official Player's Guide Scrye Pokemon Price And Players Guide 2000 (extensive one-off magazine about the Pokemon TCG at the height of its popularity) A note about the quality: these were scanned at 300dpi with no touch-ups, overall I'm very happy with them. Regarding the quality of the magazines themselves, many of the covers are beat to hell but are mostly fine once you get into them. I'm sure that at least some of these will be scanned in better quality in the future by folks more willing to dedicate the time and care, but in the meantime I'm happy to share everything I've got. Enjoy! https://archive.org/details/@fauwf?&sort=titleSorter
  2. 6 points
    After months of behind-the-scenes deliberation, infused with a ridiculous amount of name-calling, indian leg wrestling, and wedgies, the administrators have reached their conclusion and are now ready to share it with the rest of the community. Presenting: RETRO MAGS! Ruminate with us for a bit. You'll notice that nowhere on the site does it specifically state we are set up to only scan and host old magazines about computers and video games, and every so often we'll receive a request from a user inquiring about whether or not we handle this or that sort of publication, or help finding out-of-print periodicals of various sorts. Fishing magazines. Car magazines. Science magazines. There's a magazine for everything, and if there isn't now, then there probably was in decades past. It's true! Literally starting today, Retromags is going to become your one-stop shop for everything related to old school magazines. Hobbyist publications, consumer reference, news and entertainment...it's all coming both soon and now. Just think: your dad may finally track down that issue of Organic Gardner he read as a lad! Your grandmother may thrill to a digital version of the doll collector's monthly she subscribed to twenty years ago! Those classic 80's knitting patterns? They're going to be here too! Vintage Wrestling quarterlies, 1960's era Hot Rod publications, celebrity gossip rags from back when the hair, the shoulder pads, and the feuds were larger than life? Forget download limits. These files are big, beautiful, and cleaned up to current-year specs as best that we (and Photoshop) can accomplish. To prove we aren't kidding, we've got a handful of brand new releases we've been holding back on for this very announcement. Only you guys could make it possible, with your contributions of time, energy, and cold, hard cash. Especially that last part. Thank you, anonymous donor who wishes to remain anonymous for that sudden infusion back in February. Obviously this is going to require a bit of a site overhaul. Expect to see some serious changes to the way things like the databases are structured as we get things in line with the new, expanded concept. We're aiming to add roughly a dozen different categories per week, then new sub-categories within them similar to the way the gaming magazines are currently broken down by area of release, then name of publication. It's a lot of work, and not something which can be done all at once, but we're going to push on as best we can. Limited site downtime and outages may occur infrequently as we make these changes. The forum software is robust, but we're going to be subjecting it to an awful lot of stretching in directions we aren't sure Invision means for it to stretch. Errors may crop up here and there, and if so, we hope you'll be patient with us. If it all goes as planned, these relics of yester-year will be hosted, preserved forever for future generations to marvel and laugh at. We spared no expense scouring the seedy underbellies of auction sites, hunting for the weirdest, tackiest, most off-beat examples we could find to show we mean business when we say, "At Retromags, we scan it all!" Sincerely - Phillyman, E-Day, Areala, and the rest of the Retromags staff!
  3. 5 points
    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Issue 12 Volume 2 Number 6 (June 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!  
  4. 4 points
    So it begins, I gave my first shot at scanning something. I opted for 600 dpi because why not :). Jpgs shouldn't be compressed. Let me have your impressions. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1slyRLhCIBSCxvdxac3SW48Phkjk_JhEC I'm using the scansnap utility and it looks like it generates pdf and then extract the pages as single images. Is there any option to make it output jpgs natively? Later I'll upload it to archive.org and from there anyone would be allowed to edit/reupload it as they please
  5. 4 points
    Happy Birthday! Here's a guide to 1985's Xanadu (Dragon Slayer II) from Nihon Falcom, which to this day is still the best-selling computer RPG of all time in Japan. https://archive.org/details/XanaduDatabookVol.1
  6. 4 points
    So last month members here were extremely generous and donated enough money for me to get a Fujitsu ix1500. Getting that scanner resulted in CivicMinded sending me around 950 magazines and guides to scan at great expense. Now THAT has caused something else. Last week, seeing the insane magazine donation, Hardcorehubz asked if I was open to selling the ix1500 in order to get the Fujitsu FI-7160, with him covering the difference. That's an obvious decision to make. So the Fujitsu has been returned, Hardcorehubz has sent the money to me, and the 7160 is getting ordered tonight. It's a heavier duty scanner that can take more pages and is made for heavier workloads, so it should serve me and this site very well. So with that and a heavy duty paper cutter, getting through the CivicMinded magazines will be pretty easy. Now who wants to help edit?
  7. 4 points
    OH MY GOD! How are you ever going to scan all of these in your lifetime? Edit: Donated
  8. 4 points
    Here are two guides for Wizardry Gaiden II: Curse of the Ancient Emperor - an RPG for the Game Boy exclusive to Japan. https://archive.org/details/WizardryGaidenIINoSubete https://archive.org/details/WizardryGaidenIIHisshouKouryakuHou
  9. 4 points
    Newest upload [01/16/2019] - Arcadia October 2005 https://archive.org/details/ArcadiaOctober2005 Previous Files Flux 1 - September 1994: https://archive.org/details/Flux1Sept1994 Flux 5 - September 1995: https://archive.org/details/Flux5 Gamest - April 1991: https://archive.org/details/GamestApril1991 Game Player's Nintendo Guide - May 1992: https://archive.org/details/GamePlayersNintendoGuideMay1992 GamePro - April 2004: https://archive.org/details/GameProApril2004 GamePro - August 2004: https://archive.org/details/GameProAugust2004 GamePro - September 2005: https://archive.org/details/GameProSeptember2005 Mega Sega 16 - August 1994: https://archive.org/details/MegaSega161994 Mortal Kombat II Magazine #1 - November 1994: https://archive.org/details/MortalKombatIIMagazine11993 Mortal Kombat II Magazine #4 - February 1995: https://archive.org/details/MortalKombatIIMagazine4 Pasocom Paradise Soshuhen Vol. 6 - February 1995: https://archive.org/details/PasocomParadiseSoshuhenVol.6 PC Gamer Vol. 3 Issue 6 - June 1992: https://archive.org/details/PCGamerJune1996 PC Gamer Malaysia - December 2007: https://archive.org/details/PCGamerMalaysiaDecember2007/ PC Gamer Malaysia - August 2008: https://archive.org/details/PCGamerMalaysiaAugust2008 Play Magazine - February 2006: https://archive.org/details/PlayMagazineFebruary2006 Play Magazine - September 2006: https://archive.org/details/PlayMagazineSeptember2006 Play Magazine - December 2006: https://archive.org/details/PlayMagazineDecember2006 Official Xbox Magazine - June 2002: https://archive.org/details/OfficialXboxMagazineJune2002 Super Juegos - August 1994: https://archive.org/details/VideoJuegosAugust1994 Super Mario Coloring Book - 1989: https://archive.org/details/SuperMarioBrosColoringBook1989 Tech Gian - July 2004: https://archive.org/details/TechGianJuly2004 Tech Gian - Jan 2005: https://archive.org/details/TechGianJan2005 Tech Gian - August 2004: https://archive.org/details/TechGian-August2004 Tips & Tricks 1 - Spring 1994: https://archive.org/details/TipsAndTricks1 Xbox Nation 8 - June 2003: https://archive.org/details/XboxNation082004 Xbox Nation 10 - Nov 2003: https://archive.org/details/XboxNationNov2003/ Xbox Nation 11 - Dec/Jan 2004: https://archive.org/details/XboxNation11Jan2004 Xbox Nation 12 - March 2004: https://archive.org/details/XboxNation12March2004 Xbox Nation 13 - April 2004: https://archive.org/details/XboxNation13April2004 Xbox Nation 14 - May 2004: https://archive.org/details/XboxNationMay2004 Xbox Nation 16 - July 2004: https://archive.org/details/XboxNationJuly2004/
  10. 4 points
    Edited Marktrade's PC Gamer Feb 1996 scan!
  11. 3 points
    Last month, member CIVICMINDED contacted us on Facebook asking if we'd accept a magazine donation. A massive magazine donation, spurred on by me getting the Fujitsu scanner. The massive donation turned out to be 577 pounds of magazines; 12 boxes. Thousands of dollars worth of magazines donated to the site for scanning. There is some really good stuff here. The first seven pictures are just from the first box I opened. I have inventoried four boxes worth of magazines, which so far is 326 magazines. The last picture shows the four boxes and all the rest of the stuff that needs to be inventoried surrounding them. An insane donation on its own. But on top of that, CIVICMINDED paid the $1,200 freight shipping to ship them across the border to Canada where I live. Needless to say, insanely generous and insanely expensive. As such, we would like to start a small donation drive to help offset some of the cost that CIVICMINDED paid in shipping. So if you're able to help out by donating to help cover the shipping, even a bit, please do. UPDATE: Phillyman is sweetening the deal, for every $50 donated you will be entered in a chance to win either a Super NT or Mega SG console. Read more below -
  12. 3 points
    Once again, I just wanted to extend a sincere thanks to all of you who have participated in the CIVICMINDED Donation Drive Contest! This has provided a HUGE boost in helping me recover the freight shipping costs of my donation from a few months ago. It's been a real pleasure helping the RetroMags community and I'm already working on a second round of donations as we speak. Thank you all!
  13. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Famitsu Issue 0051 (June 17, 1988) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi77    Edited By: kitsunebi77    Uploaded By: kitsunebi77    Donated By: ccovell Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  14. 3 points
    If you downloaded this when it first went up, please download it again. There were a couple of issues with some pages that has now been corrected.
  15. 3 points
    Something a little different this time, but pretty cool. It's a manga history of the creation of Dragon Quest. You get to see Yuji Horii et.al as they first get into game design, travel to America and get blown away by Wizardry, witness the birth of the Famicom, and set about creating a game that Japanese RPGs still emulate to this day. Being manga, it is of course read right to left. https://archive.org/details/theroadtodragonquestmakingofdragonquestmanga_201908
  16. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Issue 11 Volume 2 Number 5 (May 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!  
  17. 3 points
    Popful Mail guide now available. This is for the 1992 PC-98 release, although most of you will be more familiar with Working Designs' port they did for the Sega CD in 1995. But did you know that before handing the localization job over to Working Designs, Sega initially had plans to replace the character sprites with Sonic characters and release this game in the USA as Sister Sonic starring Sonic's long lost sister? And then I guess they came to their senses. Even now, over 25 years later and after nearly 1000 issues of Sonic the Hedghog comics and dozens of games, Sonic has yet to discover any long lost siblings. What I wanna know, though, is...what the heck does "Popful Mail" even mean? And why is it "Popful," when the katakana is clearly written as "poppuru"? https://archive.org/details/popfulmailhandbook
  18. 3 points
    Hey there, Nintendo fans. Here's a nice guide for Game Boy Gallery starring those Mario characters you all love so much...like, really love, ifyouknowwhatImsayin. I know. I've seen your search history, you perverts. And hey, you better download it now. Unlike everything else I've uploaded, this one got flagged as needing admin approval before it will derive (that's why there's no preview flipbook at the moment.) I can only assume that's because they've had takedown orders from Nintendo in the past (for our Nintendo Powers, natch.) The CBR can still be downloaded, though, so grab it while you can in case an admin shoots it down. https://archive.org/details/gameboygallerywinningstrategyhisshoukouryakuhou_201907
  19. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Game Players PC Entertainment Vol.7 No.1 (January-February 1994) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi77 Edited By: kitsunebi77 Donated By: Whiskcat Uploaded By: kitsunebi77 Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!
  20. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Family Computer Magazine Issue 056 (May 6, 1988) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: kitsunebi77    Edited By: kitsunebi77    Uploaded By: kitsunebi77    Donated By: ccovell Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
  21. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Game Player's Issue 07 Volume 2 Number 1 (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!  
  22. 3 points
    This guy has bought 42 copies of Hippon Super a late 80's ot mid 90's Japanese Gaming magazine. He has made some videos translating some of the developer interviews in the magazine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlMZcDQKy04 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXt6nk5bYGM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5zMwOuhyHc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3lvzsbioUI
  23. 3 points
    Just when I think I might be making some progress on the magazines Civicminded donated and that I'll sun have less magazines in the house, this large box arrives filled with Nintendo Power and some other odds and ends. Thanks to Benjamin who contacted us using the contact form and sending these all the way from Finland
  24. 3 points
    I have finished issue 28, August 28, 1983, the first issue under the new name Electronic Games Hotline: My archive is viewable here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/08/28egh/pages/ You'll find my CBZ and PDF along with a ZIP with the TIFF scans and PSD edits. I'll try to get to my other copies of this soon.
  25. 3 points
    I have finished issue 27, August 14, 1983, the first issue under the new name Electronic Games Hotline: My archive is viewable here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/08/14egh/pages/ You'll find my CBZ and PDF along with a ZIP with the TIFF scans and PSD edits. I'll be getting to second issue of Electronic Games Hotline shortly.
  26. 3 points
    I have finished issue 22, June 5, 1983: My archive is viewable here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/06/05ae/pages/ You'll find my CBZ and PDF along with a ZIP with the TIFF scans and PSD edits. I'll be getting to the first two issues of Electronic Games Hotline shortly.
  27. 3 points
    I got a request from RetroDefense to fill in the two holes in the Arcade Express archive and I decided to bump this thread in case anyone else could help with the missing issues. I have finished Issue 16, March 13, 1983: My archive is viewable here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/03/13ae/pages/ You'll find my CBZ and PDF along with a ZIP with the TIFF scans and PSD edits. I did this with a 600dpi Document mode scan in Black & White mode and believe it came out fine, but if I need to do them greyscale or with a different B&W cutoff to improve them please let me know.
  28. 3 points
    As someone who has always edited my own scans, this doesn't really affect me, but it DOES bother me to see scans being released where the scanner and editor are different people, yet only the editor gets any credit when a "like" or "thanks" button is pressed. This seems to me an injustice. Sure, the editor typically puts in more effort, but that doesn't mean they could have done it without the work of the scanner. For that matter, if the magazine was a donation, the donator should be thanked, as well. I doubt it's possible with the software as is, but it sure would be nice if pressing the "thanks" or "like" button on a file's download page simultaneously gave reputation points to the scanner, editor, and donator (if there is one.) Could this possibly be implemented (perhaps with a mod)?
  29. 3 points
    THANK YOU!!! My name is Brian Lesyk (a.k.a. CIVICMINDED) and I wanted to sincerely thank each and every one of you who contributed to reimbursing me for the shipping costs incurred when I recently donated my video game collection to Retromags. It was a much-appreciated and heartwarming surprise to see so many of you pitch in to help support this initiative. Quick story... My wife and I bought our first home together three and a half years ago. During that time, I've been steadily converting my basement into a gaming room. My nearly four-decade collection of video game paraphernalia has been stored there since. About two years ago, the home's original hot water heater sprang a small leak and damaged a relatively small portion of my video game magazine collection. Nonetheless, I was heartbroken. That's when I stumbled across Retromags online video game magazine repository. I was delighted to see how comprehensive their library was and how well the site was run. I was able to recuperate some of my collection in digital form and have been a fervent supporter of theirs ever since. In the time since I discovered Retromags, I began to wonder about the status of my remaining physical collection. Despite being in practically mint condition, I was finally faced with some realities. My collection took up far too much space and I wasn't really reading through them much anymore. Basically, the collection became so big that I couldn't find anything I wanted despite being well organized. I was essentially hording. So, three things crept into my head: 1) Getting rid of all of these boxes could free-up some necessary space in my gaming room, 2) digitizing this massive collection would be a benefit to the gaming community (and myself), and 3) I felt that Retromags is THE trusted source and curator for this sort of thing. Though it was bittersweet watching the freight company haul away my life's collection on a pallet jack down my driveway and into a truck, it gave me great solace in knowing that the gaming community would maybe benefit from it just as I did. As I mentioned, my collection began decades ago. It started when I was about eight years old and followed me through college...through multiple cities and apartments...it eventually followed me home...and soon, it will be in your hands. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. Personally, I very much look forward to re-discovering much it in its digital format. It's exciting to know that my collection will join the many collections that all of you have contributed over the years, too. If you receive a fraction of the enjoyment in my collection as I have received from yours, I know my decision was the right one to make. Again, thank you all for your tremendous support! I am genuinely humbled and your generosity will not be forgotten. Sincerely, Brian
  30. 3 points
    Donated! This is a really impressive undertaking!
  31. 3 points
    Whew. The wait is finally over and I can come clean. You guys remember when I disappeared for a month a little while back? I tried to cover it up with an explanation of burnout, but the truth was...I was working with Phillyman full-time behind the scenes to make sure the rollout of RETRO MAGS would be truly special. For one entire month, I spent every spare minute scanning and editing a beautiful run of pristine condition issues of Cat Fancy which will be uploaded with the launch of the new site. Hold onto your whiskers, kids! They'll be coming your way soon!
  32. 3 points
    Archive.org hasn't derived my files in over 48 hours. What a #$%^ website... So the previews aren't working, but I'm not going to wait for the "up to a week" that their upload process takes to complete. The cbr can still be downloaded regardless. Anyway, here's an artbook for the first 5 games in the Can Can Bunny series of games. These are adult games for Japanese computers, but a couple of them ended up on the Sega Saturn in edited form. https://archive.org/details/CanCanBunnyOfficialArtBook
  33. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 103 (February 1998) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: Phillyman Edited By: MigJmz Uploaded By: MigJmz Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!
  34. 3 points
    Sorry to disappoint, but there was no "all Pencil Puzzles" issue. We stopped doing the puzzles around 2005 because we no longer had that newsprint section in the middle of the magazine, and the puzzles didn't work on the glossy pages. We did bring the puzzles back in the Tips & Tricks Codebook after the monthly Tips & Tricks was discontinued in 2007, because the Codebook was almost entirely newsprint. After that, they appeared in every subsequent issue until the last one came out in 2011. Come to think of it, there may have been one issue with more puzzles than usual - like eight or ten of them instead of the usual two or four, I can't remember exactly. Maybe that's what you're thinking of.
  35. 3 points
    Welcome Phillyman's 100 March 2019 Scans! These will be scans 102 thru 201 I tried to keep them to packs of 10, but threw in some fillers where I couldn't find a tenth magazine.
  36. 3 points
    A taste of the next 100 magazines to be scanned (50 out of 100)...more details this weekend
  37. 3 points
    101 Magazines Scanned In February 2019 Scans 96-101
  38. 3 points
    Man GamePros are a time suck with all the inserts, fold outs, posters, comics, trading cards and whatever else they could throw in that mag. One of the GamePros I picked out to scan was too damaged, so I had to throw an EGM2 in the mix to hit my numbers Anywho, I am now up to 95 magazines for February 2019 Scans 84-95
  39. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Official U.S. Playstation Magazine February 2000  Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Phillyman for scanning this issue (and to me for editing it!)
  40. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! Compute! Issue 64 September 1985  Database Entry! Download Directly! Thanks to Phillyman for scanning this issue (and to me for editing it!)
  41. 3 points
    Just uploaded Gamest issue 64 (October 1991) (a special edition issue exclusively about Street Fighter II) to my "found magazines" pile at the Internet Archive. You can download it here: https://archive.org/details/GamestIssue064StreetFighterIISpecialEditionOctober1991
  42. 3 points
    Retromags Presents! PC Gamer Issue 070 March 2000 Database Entry! Download Directly!
  43. 3 points
    Added Tech Gian - Jan 2005. This is my last magazine from this group.
  44. 3 points
    Being uploaded now. I hadn't realised the magazine had been discontinued until I saw this thread so had been applying a cut-off date on it. Seeing as it's defunct that rule no longer applies BTW... I was intending on closing the site down due to several reasons, one being a lack of people signing up as it seemed a lot of effort for keeping 60 - 70 people happy, the other being that I was getting the burn out feeling from trying to scan a mag or more a day. Since then I've slowed down scanning and am spending more time on real life activities and the time i am spending on the site spread between scanning mags or uploading member submissions. With more people donating to access the site and more leisure time I am feeling a lot happier now so I think it highly unlikely I will actually shut the site down.
  45. 3 points
    Retromags Presents Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku Soreyuke Daiundoukai - Hisshou tora no Maki Family Computer Magazine Issue 113 supplement October 19, 1990 Thanks to ccovell for donating this issue to be scanned! Database Entry Download Here
  46. 3 points
    Edited EtherealDragonz's Tips & Tricks #1 Newest upload [12/9/2018] - Tips & Tricks #1 Download | Archive.org Previous Files PC Gamer February 1996: Download | Archive.org (Scanned by Marktrade, Edits by me) PC Gamer March 2000: Download | Archive.org PC Gamer April 2000: Lo-Res | Hi-Res SWATPRO - September 1995: Lo-Res | Hi-Res EGM's 1997 Show Guide to E3: Lo-Res | Hi-Res
  47. 3 points
    For a while now I have been toying around with the idea of leveraging our Magazine and Strategy Guide Databases into a full fledged inventory system. What do I mean by this? Well if you went to the record for "Nintendo Power Issue 50" you would see 3 new buttons. [Own] [Want] [Selling] Clicking on the OWN button would add that issue to your personal inventory, where you could note down... Quantity - How many issues of this you have Condition - The condition of this issue Notes - This issue is in box 5, in the garage Clicking on the WANT or SELLING buttons would add that issue to a your personal want or selling list, again listing out condition, quantity and perhaps your price point. These buttons would also (if you wan) add the record to a public list that other users could browse. So you could see everyone that is selling a copy of EGM Issue 99, or everyone who is interested in buying a copy of GamePro Issue 39. I would hope to have it tie into your profile page, perhaps creating a grid of magazines and guides that you own, and I would also want the ability to let you guys export your inventories to CSV formats for your own safe keeping.
  48. 3 points
    Retromags Presents Dengeki PlayStation Vol.92 December 25, 1998 Database Entry Download Here
  49. 3 points
    Won the first issue of PSX Magazine!
  50. 2 points
    Just in time for you Sega fans to use with your Genesis Minis is the guide to Wonder Boy in Monster World, or Wonder Boy V: Monster World III as it's not-at-all-confusingly titled in Japan. https://archive.org/details/wonderboyvmonsterworldiiiofficialguidebook