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    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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    231 downloads

    GamePro Issue 195 (December 2004)
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    131 downloads

    Special thanks to E-Day for the help with this issue.
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    Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 2 Number 4 (August-September 1989)
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    161 downloads

    Secrets of the Games Series - Sega Genesis Secrets Volume 2 (1991)
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    173 downloads

    GamePro's Handheld Video Games Issue 1 (Spring 1991)
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    153 downloads

    Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 3 Number 4 (August-September 1990)
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    343 downloads

    GamePro Issue 146 (November 2000)
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    166 downloads

    VideoGames The Ultimate Gaming Magazine Issue 56 (September 1993)
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    128 downloads

    Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 4 Number 6 (June 1991)
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    163 downloads

    Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games Volume 3 Number 7 (December 1990)
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    224 downloads

    GamePro Issue 187 (April 2004)
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    240 downloads

    GamePro Issue 182 (November 2003)
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    214 downloads

    Game Player's Issue 11 Volume 2 Number 5 (May 1990)
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    240 downloads

    GamePro Issue 168 (September 2002)
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    163 downloads

    Tips & Tricks Issue 078 (August 2001)
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    830 downloads

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    258 downloads

    Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 187 (January 2005)
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    177 downloads

    GamePro Issue 215 (August 2006)
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    149 downloads

    Game Player's Strategy Guide to Game Boy Games Volume 1 Number 2 (September 1990)
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    207 downloads

    GamePro Issue 193 (October 2004)
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    Version 1.0.0

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    This supplement focuses exclusively on bishoujo games for the PS2 and PlayStation. このスキャンは皆のために作ったので、ぜひダウンロードをして、友達に伝いて、楽しんでください!もしほかのところでこのスキャンを分け合ったら、そこで「このファイルはRetromagsからで、そこでタダでダウンロードすることできる」と伝いて下さい。雑誌電子化は皆のために。よろしくお願いします! This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file came from Retromags, where anyone can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!
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    135 downloads

    Tips & Tricks Issue 077 (July 2001)
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    192 downloads

    Tips & Tricks Issue 043 (September 1998)
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    510 downloads

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    172 downloads

    GamePro Issue 229 (October 2007)
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    176 downloads

    GamePro Issue 225 (June 2007)
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    81 downloads

    This scan was made for everyone, so please download it, share it with your friends and enjoy! If you share this scan elsewhere, please say that the file came from Retromags, where anyone can download it for free. Magazine preservation is for everyone. Thank you!
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    45 downloads

    NG Namco Community Magazine Issue 16 (February 1988) NG (エヌジー) is a newsletter magazine published by Namco in Japan and distributed freely in Namco game centers. The magazine was distributed quarterly in 14 issues between 1983-1986 and monthly in 52 issues between 1986-1993. Read in Japanese mode in your comic book reader!
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    109 downloads

    Pokémon Power Volume 2 (September 1998)
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    577 downloads

    GamePro Issue 128 (May 1999)
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    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!  
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    Sorry, I wasn't clear. By default, ScanSnap paper size is set to "automatic detection." This is actually autocrop. By manually selecting a paper size, you are turning autocrop off. If you select a size larger than the page you're scanning, it will ensure that you're scanning every part of the page. Unless my calculations are incorrect, if you scan two issues of Famitsu per week, you could be caught up in around 22 years. And then you could die with a tombstone engraved with "He wasted his life. What was he thinking???"
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    80 downloads

    Q64 1999 Volume 2 (Summer)
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    89 downloads

    Q64 1998 Volume 3 (Fall)
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    and with that all 13 issues of Nintendo Power 2009 are preserved!
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    Version 1.0.0

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    Nintendo Power Issue 242 (June 2009)
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    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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    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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    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!  
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    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.
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    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!  
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    Bump; I've just started scanning and cleaning up the covers and first 10 pages of Official US Playstation Magazine, November 1999. I don't mind posting my progress here; may I have one of the mods change the thread name to "Phanterm's Work Thread"? Less clutter that way, though I'm also happy to start a new thread.
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    One of the pages is missing. Page 29, I believe
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    Fleet Commander is a turn-based strategy game developed and published by ASCII for the Famicom on March 29, 1988.
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    Scanning some more issues, hope to post them at least 1 each week for the coming weeks
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    OK, this is a VERY basic tutorial, but I've seen this handled incorrectly before, so I'm putting this here to clear things up. You may be interested in adding a missing cover to our galleries/databases, or perhaps you want to add an advertisement scan to our gallery. Sure, you could do so by scanning your own magazine, but another option is to simply extract the image from a magazine file that has already been scanned and edited. This is how you do that. We've got a lot of magazines available to download here, and most of them are in CBR format. CBR is essentially exactly the same as a RAR file. Likewise, CBZ is the same as a ZIP file. All of these types of files are simply containers for whatever is inside of them, in this case, the JPGs that make up the magazine scan. To access the files, all you need to do is un-rar or un-zip the file and extract the desired image(s). There's no need to rename the extension - you can open a CBR directly using Win-RAR simply by right-clicking the CBR and selecting "open with Win-RAR archiver" (or whatever program you're using.) This is one of the reasons we prefer CBR over PDF - it allows easy access to the images inside using free programs. A PDF locks the images into a proprietary format owned by Adobe so that they can only be directly accessed if using the paid version of Adobe Acrobat which costs a minimum of $13 per month for the most basic version. Unless you happen to be an employee or stockholder of Adobe, most people would agree that having free and open access to the files is the preferable option. But Retromags isn't the only place offering scans, and a lot of other places out there provide their mags as PDFs. So what can you do if you want to extract an image from a PDF and don't subscribe to Adobe? There are a bunch of free online programs out there that will convert PDF to JPG for you, but most of them will compress the JPG output, giving you a lower quality file than what was originally contained in the PDF. I realize that this is where I should recommend a free program for you to use, but I honestly have never found one that can extract the JPGs from a PDF without reducing their quality (including many that claim to have "lossless" extraction.) Have I mentioned that I think PDF is a horrible format for anything that is intended to be shared freely (such as our scans)? It really limits what you can do should you wish to alter or edit the files. If anyone knows of a good program for converting PDFs to JPGs, feel free to comment. Of course, what I do to access the files is simply drop the PDF into Photoshop. Photoshop is also an Adobe product, and thus is capable of extracting the images without lowering their quality. (And of course, Photoshop ain't free, either.) However, if you happen to have Photoshop and decide to use it for this purpose, there is an important step you need to be aware of. When you drag and drop a PDF into Photoshop, you will get the following box, from which you can select the image(s) you want to extract: By default, "pages" will be selected in the top left. YOU DO NOT WANT THIS TO BE SELECTED. Opening a file this way will change the image dimensions to whatever size is selected in the boxes on the right. In this case, it would enlarge the image to a 300ppi size, even though the actual image is smaller than that. So much like transcoding a 128kbps MP3 into a 320kbps MP3, it simply enlarges the file's size without increasing its quality (in fact, the quality is lowered.) To accurately extract the images, YOU MUST SELECT "Images". This will open the image at exactly the same quality and size as the original image that was converted to PDF. To be fair, it IS possible that the images in the PDF were originally the same size as the resolution selected on the right. So for example, if an image was originally 300ppi, then the image would be the same regardless of whether "Pages" or "Images" was selected. But there's no way of knowing that unless you extract it both ways and compare, so you're safer just always using "Images." The exception to this is a "True PDF." This sort of PDF allows for images to be cut up and stored in a heavily compressed form, while keeping the text as perfectly crisp digital font. A True PDF will undoubtedly be a commercial or official release and is not something that would be created by a scanner. Trying to extract a page from a True PDF using "Images" is impossible, since a single page is often broken up into a dozen different images, each stored separately within the PDF and recompiled when opened in a PDF viewer. In this case, you would have to select "Pages" which will open all of the images that comprise a single page as one coherent image, much in the same way a PDF reader recompiles the pages. Just be aware that the size and resolution of that image as it will appear when opened in Photoshop is somewhat arbitrary and based upon whatever settings you have selected in the box on the right. As I said, the images on such pages are often very low quality, and the text is perfect quality, so there isn't actually a single "true" size or quality for a page in a True PDF (ironic, no?) Just keep in mind that since True PDFs almost always sacrifice quality for small filesizes, opening an image in "pages" with a high resolution like 300ppi selected is only going to enlarge a low resolution image, probably making it look even worse.
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