Discussion of scanning, archiving, and printing things such as magazines, manuals, video captures, and game covers
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Magazine Scan Archive

by racketboy Wed May 24, 2006 3:37 pm

A while back I started an effort to scan complete issues of my old gaming magazines. I completed a couple issues, but my multiple moves and the effort behind this site has kept me busy.

See here for my previous effort:
http://www.racketboy.com/retro/2004/06/ ... ation.html

I'm planning on moving into my new house next month and once I get my office set back up, I may be able to get back to scanning.

Would anybody else be willing to scan their magazines?
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by neohx_7 Thu May 25, 2006 4:33 pm

I had a lot of old magazines but I seem to have lost them all. :cry: I really hope that the community can get together and make these accessible to everyone. I remember reading about Lunar and the Ultra 64 and the M2 and even reading nintendo power in 2nd grade to see those crazy maps of the levels in games...
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by grittykitty Fri May 26, 2006 12:47 am

i got a ton of old gaming mags from the 90's (though i tore out some ads to plaster on my wall) but i may be able to contribute a bit if i find the time during the summer :)
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by ducktapevoodoo Fri May 26, 2006 8:53 am

a local game store near me sells old game pros end egm for 25 an issues they have stacks of em .....to bad my scanner is built into my fax machine
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by little witch boy Fri May 26, 2006 10:43 am

I have a couple of Nintendo power mags as well as a crap load of EGM and Diehard Game fan. Id send them in if scanning was not a big pain in the ass. Do they need to be hi rez scans? Maybe ill just scan the interesting parts... like the ad for gremlins 2 for nintendo.
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by racketboy Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:32 am

Depends what your definition is for Hi-rez

I like to scan mine at 300 or 400 DPI.
That way if I want to print them, they will still look good.
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by bawitback Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:19 am

I have a bunch of magazines -- ranging from GamePro, EGM, GameFan, Nintendo Power, NEXT Generation, Game Players ect. Most though 90's. Though, I do have some 80's Nintendo Power magazines around. I would scan some, but I'm in need of more USB slots.
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by racketboy Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:05 pm

bawitback wrote:I have a bunch of magazines -- ranging from GamePro, EGM, GameFan, Nintendo Power, NEXT Generation, Game Players ect. Most though 90's. Though, I do have some 80's Nintendo Power magazines around. I would scan some, but I'm in need of more USB slots.


Hmm... I wonder if I still have that cheap USB hub of mine...
I might have given it to my brother.
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by tigaruk Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:13 am

Im abouyt 50% of the way through scanning ARCADE magazine, but a lack of time has meant its been stalled at that point for well over a year, maybe i'll do the rest soon.
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