E-Day

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  1. I'm uploading the two Mega Play issues to your folder on the QNAP. I'm also uploading the Photoshop action I use for that flatbed scanner. On my monitor the results look good, but feel free to tweak it to suit your liking. It's set up so that once you have a page all nice and straight and cropped, you hit the F3 key, and it will save a cropped version, then it will do the colour corrections, resize the picture from 600 dpi to 300 dpi at a height of 3240 (full size), save a JPG copy of that in a folder called Full, then is sizes down to a height of 2200 and saves a JPG copy of that to a folder called 2200. Then it closes the image. I save two versions in case one day we decide to go with full size scans; that way we have a bunch ready to go. When you're done you can release them, but leave the finished cbz files and all the images in your folder. I will download them and back them up as I normally do, syncing them between my QNAP and the Retromags one. The uploading might take a while as each scan is a 600DPI TIF file at around 100MB each. The Mega Play issues each have 68 pages and the two above mentioned folders with the proper sized thank you pages in them. If you see all that for one issue that means it should all be uploaded.
  2. So the first week of August I scanned 44 additional GamePro issues that Melki is working on. As well, I have scanned the following issues manually since my last update on here: GamePro's Handheld Video Games (Spring 1991) The Adventures of GamePro Issue 1 (June 1990) The Adventures of GamePro Issue 2 (January 1991) The Adventures of GamePro Issue 3 (August 1991) Game Player's Sega Genesis Strategy Guide Vol.2 No.5 (October-November 1991) GamePro Issue 003 (September-October 1989) I also scanned Secrets of the Games Series - Sega Genesis Secrets Volume 2 (1991) that I had lying around and am slowly working on editing it, as well as a lone issue of PCXL. Scan count: 441
  3. I think I took care of everything Phillyman put on there apart from the five issues that needs pages rescanned. I can always upload some of my stuff if you want something to edit. I have the following donated flatbed scans available for editing: Game Player's Sega Genesis Strategy Guide Vol.2 No.5 (October-November 1991) GamePro Issue 003 (September-October 1989) (replacement scan) GamePro's Handheld Video Games (Spring 1991) Mega Play Vol. 2 No. 4 (July-August 1991) Mega Play Vol. 3 No. 4 (August 1992) The Adventures of GamePro Issue 1 (June 1990) The Adventures of GamePro Issue 2 (January 1991) The Adventures of GamePro Issue 3 (August 1991)
  4. Retromags Presents! Game Player's Strategy Guide to Game Boy Games Vol. 1 No. 1 (Summer 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!  
  5. 155 downloads

    Game Player's Strategy Guide to Game Boy Games Vol. 1 No. 1 (Summer 1990)
  6. Retromags Presents! GamePro Issue 192 (September 2004) 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!  
  7. 176 downloads

    GamePro Issue 192 (September 2004)
  8. Phillyman found the setting that was causing his problem. He submitted a ticket for your issue, which was apparently fixed today.
  9. Same height. Width doesn't matter. I never adjust the width if a page is narrower than the rest, like with cover foldouts.
  10. That brings up a question I have about Japanese. When I hear them in interviews, I notice a few of English words peppered into their sentences. Is this because it's a word that doesn't exist in the Japanese language, or did they just adopt it and started using it instead as part of the American influence after World War II when a lot of GIs were stationed there?
  11. Retromags Presents! Game Players Issue 050 (August 1993) 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!  
  12. 145 downloads

    Game Players Issue 50 (August 1993)
  13. I'm pretty sure we never had this issue before. I usually keep all scans even with poor quality until a better version is available, and I did not any version of this issue. As for the dates, the second issue (which will be getting a new scan shortly), doesn't have a date listed in it like volume 1 number 1b. The copyright date in the masthead is 1988. The first run of Game Player's are really hard to pin down as far as dates go. And for the yearlong gap between the two issues you mentioned, if they did their numbering properly on the cover, it means we are missing at least 4 issues between them as it goes from Vol.1 No.3 to Vol. 2 No.4. I still have Kevin Gifford's (aka Magweasel) spreadsheet that he created a long time ago that I refer now and then. It's by no means 100% complete, but looking at his table for these magazines, there should be one more for 1988 (Winter), and then he only has Vol. 2 No. 3 as one that we had missing in our database (I have since added it). He doesn't have Vol. 2 Nos. 1 and 2 listed, which makes me think they skipped those two for some reason. I can't find a whisper about them anywhere online either. Anyhow, I found a copy of Vol.2 No.3 on ebay and bought it, along with the Vol.1 No. 1A as we call it since it has a slightly different cover. I'm guessing it was the first print run before they came up with the Game Player's logo.
  14. PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE Nintendo Entertainment System --- (Table of Content (TOC) and headline excerpts follow. Bullet lists and (notes) added for clarity. Games for NES.) Editor's Notes (approx. 1/2 page; editorial by Selby Bateman; issue synopsis; includes 'A Note From The Publisher' detailing Signal Publishing Inc.'s federal consent order requiring it not to infringe on Nintendo tradenames, trademarks, service marks, including no relation to Nintendo Power magazine) Game Player's Mailbag (two pages; letters column; tips, Q&A, and reader submissions; games discussed or mentioned:) Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Skate or Die Metroid Bubble Bobble Hudson's Adventure Island Mickey Mousecapade Metal Gear Section Z Super Mario Bros. 2 Double Dragon You Asked For It!: Answers to Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (three pages; letters column; Zelda II Q&A tips and strategies) Super Strategy (NES games; five-page tip sections with game overview/review and loads of screenshots) The Adventures of Lolo Bionic Commando Golgo 13 Guerrilla War Metal Gear Metroid Milon's Secret Castle Ninja Gaiden Super Mario Bros. 2 Ultima Hot Hits (NES games; similar to the Super Strategy articles above, but limited to two pages per game) Air Fortress Anticipation Back to the Future Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach Blades of Steel Bomberman Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Gyruss Hudson's Adventure Island John Elway's Quarterback Mappyland Mystery Quest Operation Wolf Paperboy Rollerball Skate or Die Star Soldier Thundercade Vegas Dream Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Alternative Games: Getting The Most From Your Nintendo (four pages; this article is not listed in the TOC; sports, board game, and action-adventure genre NES games; discussed:) Tecmo Baseball (shown) Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf (shown) Double Dribble (shown) Bases Loaded Bandai Golf Anticipation (shown) Tetris (Tengen version shown) Side Pocket Racket Attack R.B.I. Baseball Hoops Rollerball Pinball Winter Games Wood & Water Rage Jeopardy! Wheel of Fortune Othello Mappyland (shown) The Adventures of Lolo (shown) Mickey Mousecapade (shown) Chessmaster 2000 Mystery Quest Bubble Bobble (shown) Amagon City Connection (shown) From Computers To Nintendo: Two Excellent New Games (four pages; Ultima, Nobunaga's Ambition discussion; both games shown) DIRECTORY (one page; game publisher/developer directory)
  15. Retromags Presents! Game Player's Nintendo Buyer's Guide Vol.1 No.1b (August 1988) 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!  
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    Game Player's Nintendo Buyer's Guide Vol.1 No.1b (August 1988)
  17. I have that one in a pile to get scanned manually at some point.
  18. Not that these are common, but I have a pile of SWATPro issues on the docket for scanning, as well as single issues of less common magazines. I think this thread is better suited for when you are going to scan something that is quite common (Nintendo Power, EGM, GamePro), rather than the less common stuff (Game Player's, SWATPRo, Foul, etc)
  19. Phillyman is supposed to open a ticket with IPB about your problem of needing approval in certain categories today (along with one for kitsunebi77 for his DB problem).
  20. Definitely entering any magazines you know of in the database would be most welcome. Several of us here can help you if you run into any issues.
  21. You should ask Frank if he has a list of all the magazine titles he's come across so far. We'd never know to look for certain rarer things if we don't know they exist. I'm sure he has other stuff that we don't know exists.
  22. They are active on Twitter almost daily. They spent the month of may or June at game informer digitizing a bunch of press release material they had stored away. They preserve physical magazines. I just sent them three issues they were missing last month. As far as I know they only scan pages that contain info on games and hardware to get the full story on a game. They leave full preservation to us and direct people to our site who are looking for scans.