VGBounceHouse

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  1. I have finished issue 36, December 18, 1983: My archive is viewable here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/12/18egh/pages/ You'll find my CBZ and PDF along with a ZIP with the TIFF scans and PSD edits.
  2. I have finished issue 35, December 4, 1983: My archive is viewable here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/12/04egh/pages/ You'll find my CBZ and PDF along with a ZIP with the TIFF scans and PSD edits.
  3. I have finished issue 33, November 6, 1983: My archive is viewable here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/11/06egh/pages/ You'll find my CBZ and PDF along with a ZIP with the TIFF scans and PSD edits.
  4. I did a sample HTML conversion for Issue 16 which you can read here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1983/03/13ae/text/
  5. I’m gonna find some time this weekend to scan the other issues of Electronic Games Hotline I have. That’ll be 10 issues of AE/EGH if it helps in terms of setting up a place here for downloads. I also have Text Recognized PDFs and will soon have HTML versions of each issue.
  6. Retromags Presents! Xbox Nation (XBN) Issue 03 (Summer 2002) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: VGBounceHouse    Edited By: VGBounceHouse    Uploaded By: VGBounceHouse Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!  
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    Xbox Nation (XBN) Issue 3 (Summer 2002)
  8. I've finished work on this issue of XBN and am finalizing things for release. You can view it online here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/2002/su/xbn/pages/ Lots of editorial and printing issues with this one. I have two copies, both in very good condition, yet the number of offset errors, printed blotches and other irregularities appeared in both. Their use of white text was a constant complaint from readers thought the magazine's run but they never wavered. Also on Page 89 under the advertiser list it implies there was a pullout from Vivendi Universal Games. I didn't have such a thing in either copy, and the one I debound with a hair dryer had no indications of an insert at that page. I still had a loose subscription card so I'm thinking this was just an editorial error, but just in case if anyone else has a copy of this issue can you check for an 8 page pullout?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. I've finished the scan for Xbox Nation (XBN) Issue 3, Summer 2002. I have edited the first 20 pages and hope tomfinish it up in the next few days.
  14. Another error this is the May issue, not March. I can’t seem to get anything right today lol the actual May 1984 entry in the database is correct, it’s just the title of this thread with the mistake
  15. Retromags Presents! Electronic Games Issue 25 (May 1984) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: VGBounceHouse Edited By: VGBounceHouse Uploaded By: VGBounceHouse Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!
  16. The page you navigate to with the Database works fine and has the download button (unlike OXM):
  17. Ok, fixed it. Hopefully the download is correct now. I checked updated files like the directions said and it gave me Pack 3, I didn't see a way to choose a pack. I thought Database Record took you to the page you'd see if you went to the database and clicked on the issue. I also released Electronic Games May 1984 but it didn't create an automatic post.
  18. Sorry, I uploaded the file, it's there, I created the hash from the right file, but somehow the wrong one is linked and I can't figure out how to edit it.
  19. 117 downloads

    Official Xbox Magazine Issue 1 (December 2001)
  20. Retromags Presents! Official Xbox Magazine Issue 1 (December 2001) Database Record Download Directly! Scanned By: VGBounceHouse Edited By: VGBounceHouse Uploaded By: VGBounceHouse Subscribe to our New Release Feedburner email!
  21. 93 downloads

    Electronic Games Issue 25 (May 1984)
  22. I edited the Official Xbox Magazine Issue 1 entry along with the Electronic Games issue. The link to download Electronic Games from my site appeared but not for OXM. The link is: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/2001/12/oxm/Official Xbox Magazine Issue 1 (December 2001).cbz The final archive includes the sleeve which I named so it would appear after the pages but before the Retromags page.
  23. Thanks E-Day! I grabbed the updated support images. I'm gonna tweak the Official Xbox Magazine archive to remove the cards and add the sleeve. In the meantime I finished one that had been on the burner far too long, Electronic Games Issue 25, March 1984: I tried to follow the instructions to upload but couldn't get them to work. I thought I could just go to then issue and upload it there but the Edit button doesn't seem to have the option. I made a Retromags-style CBZ and made it available here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1984/05/eg/Electronic Games Issue 25 (March 1984).cbz You can view the issue on my site here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/1984/05/eg/pages/ I'll play around some more and once I've got it figured out I'll do the OXM release.
  24. I have finished Official Xbox Magazine, Issue 1, December 2001. I want to prepare a proper RetroMags version and after comments here I still have a couple of questions. The issue is viewable here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/2001/12/oxm/pages/ with a direct download of the CBZ here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/2001/12/oxm/pages/20011200.cbz You'll immediately notice how much brighter this issue is than the other one I finished, and nothing different was done during the scanning/editing process. Both copies of the other issue were still bagged so the darkness of that one seems tied to the printing. As for questions: my CBZ is 300dpi as usual, should I scale it to some fixed pixel standard? If not should I scale the RetroMags trailer page to match my pages? Do I need to overlay subscription cards on a normal-sized page as I've done occasionally and I've seen in archives here? Right now they are cropped to size and scaled to 300dpi as usual so they don't match the height of the other images: I also scanned Demo Disc sleeve: Should I include this? I also scanned the disc but it's essentially useless. If it looked as it appeared on Page 119 I could work with it, but the black in that image is just a dull silver on my disc. After originally posting I forgot about my scanning process. Im knew my scanner could grab "clean" text so I ran some tests and assembled them into a single PSD for comparison sake. You can download it here: http://vgpavilion.com/mags/2001/12/oxm/pages/scan-test.zip The "problem" boils down to scanning method. I know many people would think of a magazine as a "Document", and my software has a Document mode. I use Photo mode as it captures the color gradiations closer to how we see ads, artwork and photos in magazines. Even the clean scan in Document mode gets heavily anti-aliased just by running Descreening which is essential for images. Anti-aliasing is also introduced by the page straightening process. Theoretically I could double scan and merge the cleaner text from Document mode with the imagery from Photo mode, however I find the pages easily readable on an iPad with not zooming. I've asked my followers on Twitter and the common response was they had to zoom in real far to even see the anti-aliasing on the text. Hope everyone's having a great week! Chris
  25. I have the scanner software set to Unsharp Mask Medium and Descreening set for Magazine (133lpi I Believe) otherwise no settings changes. Do you recommend something different? What Brightness and Sharpening did you do? I'd like to try the settings and run a batch to see the difference particularly on the advertising. I can then prepare a new CBZ and we can decide whether that's worth sharing.