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Sean697

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#50979 New Release: Ultra Gameplayers 103 (November 1997)

Posted by Sean697 on 30 December 2016 - 11:01 PM

I have a lot of the rest of the Ultra Game Players in my scan pile, but , if anyone wants to scan them first I won't mind if you have them. I will eventually get to them, but want to do the EGM's I have first at least to the first 100 issues are done.


#50897 New Release: Nintendo Power Issue 155 (April 2002)

Posted by Sean697 on 23 December 2016 - 05:07 PM

Since you've been doing this unbinding for so long, would you prefer that magazines get donated for you to scan, or do you have a video for a newbie like me that shows step by step how to unbind a gaming magazine or guide without damaging the pages to scan each one individually?


It's not hard. Take heat gun and apply heat in a sweeping motion. Gently pull up and out on the page until it comes off with little to no force. When the glue becomes liquid it will just pull free. Don't place heat gun too close.


#50866 Console Wars

Posted by Sean697 on 23 December 2016 - 02:10 AM

I feel like I'm stuck on a retarded Neo GAF thread. Where everyone anylyzes every little minuscule detail. I say just buy what you like. I know this thread is provactively titled console wars. But these arguments are silly.


#50838 How were pixel perfect strategy guides created?

Posted by Sean697 on 22 December 2016 - 05:50 PM

I've listened to podcasts like the Player One Podcast with former EGM editors where they had a screenshot capture device hooked up to a PC where you would have to press a key to capture a screenshot. Which sometimes would be a pain in the ass in the middle of play. Arealea's answer is pretty thorough. But you can see that sometimes when scanning these old issues, at the zoomed in level you can see the seems where they stitched stuff together. Some games have debug modes where you can scroll the whole level. Older magazines actually hand drew art to look like screenshots. Talking Atari 2600 era. And ya photoshopping them together. Not hard to remove a character out. Especially with the nature of game art with repeating texture data and tiles.


#50816 Console Wars

Posted by Sean697 on 22 December 2016 - 03:50 AM

I guess we'll see in January but the Switch will sell people on an affordable price and interesting features that can't be replicated elesewhere. And Nintendo exclusives. Whether those features are for you is one thing. But I don't think it's realistic to expect Nintendo to compete on a pure horsepower level with Microsoft or Sony. It's not going nor ever was goin g to happen.


#50794 New Release: Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 93 (April 1997)

Posted by Sean697 on 21 December 2016 - 02:58 PM

This issue required me to manually color correct the orange on the cover. It scanned light pink as always and I had to select the color and manually tweak it to get a fluorescent orange look. It's pretty close. If anyone's wondering why there is a combined two page on one of the ads it's because it was presented as a single image in a foldout, so I also presented it as such. Towards the end of the magazine there was a paper card that was torn out. I'd gladly add it if someone had a copy in their issue.


#50771 New Release: Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 93 (April 1997)

Posted by Sean697 on 20 December 2016 - 09:33 PM

Retromags Presents!

 

 

 

Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 93

 

April 1997

 

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#50668 Sean697 work in progress?

Posted by Sean697 on 16 December 2016 - 08:40 PM

So this is the before and after. I'm pretty happy with it. Obviously you wont get the shiny part uniform. But it does show the mirror like shiny films light properties. It's the best I could do for now anyway. Damn neon colors and metallic paints making me work.
 

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#50667 Sean697 work in progress?

Posted by Sean697 on 16 December 2016 - 07:57 PM

Anyone have any advice on scanning metallic paint? I got this page of Soul Blade trading cards that have a shiny metallic coating on the Soul Blade logo. It scans as black. When it's actually a mirror like finish.


So I went ahead and took a photo with my iPhone. Cropped out the shiny parted and pasted it 8 times into the scan. Doing touch up work but I think it came out OK. The thing is it will look different depending on how the light shines on it. But what I did captures the intent.

When I'm done I post a before and after.


#50629 Sean697 work in progress?

Posted by Sean697 on 15 December 2016 - 04:27 AM

EGM 63 released. Had to go with something a little smaller. I'm not ready for the beast that is EGM 64 yet.

 Next up is EGM 93
 

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#50623 New Release: Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 63 (October 1994)

Posted by Sean697 on 14 December 2016 - 05:03 PM

I thought this issue was fantastic. So much stuff about good games across all platforms. There are some 2 page combined spreads here and there. I kind of broke my rule on not combing ads, I combined the ad for that Leonard Nimoy comic because it just needed to be presented as one image, and it's a really cool piece of artwork. So much good stuff in this issue, I highly recommend it.


#50619 marktrade's work in progress

Posted by Sean697 on 14 December 2016 - 09:33 AM

Ya all the scan I've ever done I have a backup 600 dpi copy for whenever that becomes standard. Which it sounds like maybe it is. Maybe I'll upload some 600 dpi stuff on archive?


#50618 New Release: Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 63 (October 1994)

Posted by Sean697 on 14 December 2016 - 09:16 AM

Retromags Presents!

 

 

 

Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 63

 

October 1994

 

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Database Entry!

 

Download Directly!

 

 




#50566 marktrade's work in progress

Posted by Sean697 on 09 December 2016 - 04:40 AM

Hey I have an issue (bagged no less) that I got in an auction for the FF7 EGM cover of the PSM FF7 cover issue. Unfortunately it won't fit on my scanner bed as it is to wide. Could I mail it to you to scan? If you don't want to edit it I'll do the editing if you upload the raw scans. Or you can do the whole shebang. I just need someone who has the ability to scan it.


#50565 Sean697 work in progress?

Posted by Sean697 on 09 December 2016 - 04:33 AM

I'm working REALLY hard to get this out in the next day or two. This has been the longest scan I've done I think. And I ran into some pages that had lots of those white dots and scuffs that took forever to remove. Like taking nearly an hour on some of the pages. Ridiculous I know right? But I'm on the homestretch. Also there were quite a few two page joins I did this issue.

But over all this issue is going to be fantastic. The games and ads in this issue are some classics and the content is top notch.

One of my favorites is an interview with FF3(6) game creator from square talking about where would FF go going forward. And he says they are open to other systems but there is a high probability the next games would be on the Not yet released N64. Lol.