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  1. Has anyone tried using a mounted phone as an alternative to scanning?
  2. This project probably does more harm than good. Several things: 1) Friend asked at their forums about project specifics. A researcher using the project responded directly, saying they had ample resources for getting the work done (surplus, in fact). That was last year... since then the RTX series and Navi/VII series have come out, which has likely resulted in an increase in total resources of around 30% (and climbing). 2) Researcher disclosed that additional power would not result in higher rates of progress because Stanford is unwilling to hire more staff (or even to train staff -- this is an Ivy League rich person school that lost its way) and computation outcomes must be verified thru costly and time-consuming experiments (the project is merely a predictive aid to help researchers figure which experiments are worthwhile). 3) these cards/systems are using mondo energy which is often produced by fossil fuels Also the coin is pratically worthless and becoming moreso (no one is buying, only selling). I participated with my own rx560 before realizing that the resources of that card were a disposable drop in the bucket.
  3. Final Fantasy VII's release was one of my fav hype efforts. Seeing Cloud on the Harley Daytona on Pepsi box... never see anything that cool again.
  4. Bought this guide before I owned the game. Couldn't afford Playstation so it was the next best thing. Beautiful pictures. Was one of several released for the game. Afterward Square and other companies formally began monetizing guides and making their games so obtuse at points as to require them for certain tasks (infamous password in Tales of Destiny comes to mind). They forbade any companies except officially recognized publishers from creating them in print. A step towards the decline of the industry, sad to say.
  5. gotta concur with this. Should always keep the splash page in place... end of the mag is fine? Most sites hosting the Nintendo Powers and EGMs kept the splash (such as
  6. Working on Computer Game Review July 1995.
  7. OK I managed to get an OCR of a page from the Gameboy Gallery Strategy Guide. It had a 90% transcription success rate... not too shabby though certainly requiring a bit of work to read, especially with the machine translation. I used
  8. I was gonna try an OCR but the PDF is too washed out, likely from JPEG compression.
  9. In theory, machine learning provide better algorithms. In theory. I've used machine translation for 20 years, and the only improvement I've seen is they stopped biasing the interpretation towards celebrity names. And it still can't make a lick of sense out of a SNES game script (or any interpersonal dialogue, for that matter).
  10. One thing fan translation community likes to do is translate all the materials surrounding a specific game before releasing a patch. That includes mag reviews if available.
  11. If it's high enough res to OCR, then interviews could be read with machine translation.
  12. "goddamit, it's about time I stopped being a leech and gave something back." Talk like that is a clear sign this hobby is getting to you. Take a break from it.
  13. This place = rebellion; VGHF = empire. That's the way I see it. Keep the faith, Retromags first!
  14. @kitsunebi77: there have been prototype releases for the past 25 years. They are invariably the result of someone giving a ROM to somebody who then dumped it with a copier. has a bunch of sourcecodes for old Atari games, all made available by the original programmers. All this stuff started on sites like there are communities like TCRF and Betaarchive who are determined to obtain every prototype ever made. Software is the legacy of those who programmed it... programmers want to be remembered for what they made, hence they release the prototypes they kept as keepsakes of their endevors. Stuff trickles out with or without a makeshift authority mediating handovers. If anything VGHF sterilizes the passion and frenzy as a function of its formality.