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  1. 26 minutes ago, JonnyCGood said:

    does hubz post here? They are uploading fantastic content, but they're doing it via raw files in a zip then several pdfs. Wouldn't it make more sense to upload the zip as a cbz and forego the pdfs?


    MigJmz usually edits his stuff to post on our site. Hubz is mainly interested in scanning as high a quality as possible to the IA so that it's saved somewhere.

  2. Retromags Presents!

    Updated Releases of
    GamePro Issues 143 (August 2000) and 145 (October 2000)


    Issue 143                                                                                   Issue 145
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  3. On 3/26/2020 at 9:23 PM, Foxhack said:

    I think it would be cheaper for me to fly up there and deliver them at your door than ship them to you. Friggin USPS...

    It looks like everything in your pictures would fit into a USPS international flat rate box. I think shipping for one of those babies is $45 or something.

  4. 7 hours ago, Foxhack said:

    I'm quite sorry for not replying, things have been hectic down here and I was waiting for things to settle down... but... welp.

    I would be more than happy to edit any magazines I donate. My big issue has always been scanning these in, but I can do editing.

    That said... the US government just said there's going to be restrictions when traveling from Mexico to the US, and despite being a US citizen living in Mexico, I'm not sure if I would have problems crossing the border with packages to send, so I can't do much about that until I speak to some border agents about this. Additionally, my internet upload speed is atrocious, so I would probably have to send any edited files to someone else for uploading!

    But yeah... this sucks.

    Unless you're looking to get these out of your house right away, there's no rush in trying to get these to someone who can scan them. I'd wait until this Covid-19 fad blows over.

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  5. Retromags Presents!

    Updated Releases of
    GamePro Issues 130 (July 1999), 131 (August 1999), and 132 (September 1998)


    Issue 130                                         Issue 131                                                Issue 132
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  6. On 2/26/2020 at 6:03 PM, kitsunebi said:

    You can ask E-Day, though, and he can test it on his PIRATED copy of Photoshop CC (2013-2019...not sure what year's edition he has).😋

    CC 2020 baby!! And CC 2018 on my desktop in the basement :)

    On 2/29/2020 at 5:39 PM, kitsunebi said:

    Phillyman, E-Day, and myself all use Fujitsu Scansnap scanners (iX500 for me and Philly, ix1500 for E-Day, but their scan quality is identical, so far as I'm aware), as they are the best scanners for magazines in the sub-$1000 range.  But yep, they output to jpg.  So almost every scan you see released at Retromags over the past couple of years was created that way.

    I'm actually using the Fujitsu fi-7460. It can save TIF format, but I have it set to the highest quality JPG because it's faster, easier to open across the home network and don't eat nearly as much space on my limited network storage as TIFs would. However, when I do the next batch of scanning, I can experiment with scanning as TIF and seeing the storage damage and speed hit when compared to JPG. If I use my flatbed scanners, then they are saved as TIF as I generally don't scan as much with them.

    As far as releasing 600 ppi files, we don't have the server space to sustain that, plus that seems like it's the domain of the Video Game History Foundation and TheRedEye. And if you ever want our raw scans for your archives, I am sure we can definitely provide that to you. Everything I scan is at 600 dpi (scanner's term, not mine); same with Phillyman as far as I know. They are all saved on the Retromags QNAP, so they are available for the Internet Archive if they are ever needed.

    Our MO is to just make things available. As kitsunebi said, we aren't the Library of Congress (or in my case, Library and Archives Canada), or even a legit foundation like the VGHF. We're just doing this as a hobby. If we had more time and resources, I am sure we could release in even higher quality.

  7. Retromags Presents!

    Updated Releases of
    GamePro Issues 127 (April 1999) and 128 (May 1999)


    Issue 127                                                                                   Issue 128
    Database Record                                                                     Database Record
    Download Directly!                                                                  Download Directly!

    Scanned By: E-Day    Edited By: Melki    Uploaded By: E-Day    Donated By: CIVICMINDED

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