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 91 
 on: January 17, 2016, 06:09:49 AM 
Started by Retron - Last post by meppi
That is correct. The pages in the tablet version are only 1600 pixels in width. The Phone ones are 1136 pixels and the Max-Rez version is 2560 pixels per page.
The pages have been scanned at 300dpi and end up being around 2600-2700 pixels in width when scanned before cropping, so that will be the highest quality you'll find.
Unless We were to scan the pages at 600dpi, but the download sizes would be crazy if we did and There wouldn't be much of a difference when reading the magazine on a screen.

 92 
 on: January 17, 2016, 05:26:31 AM 
Started by Retron - Last post by Nreive
Hello Retron, you should get a better resolution by downloading the much clearer High Rez versions.

 93 
 on: January 17, 2016, 05:15:38 AM 
Started by Retron - Last post by Retron
Hello,

I downloaded one magazine and tried to print a page(its easier for me to read off paper than a screen) The problem is that the text on the printed paper is not clear especially when dark background and light text colors.

The text from the image on my computer screen is crystal clear. I downloaded the tablet resolution. Any way to solve this?

I tried to print my printer on both 600dpi and 1200dpi but they just look the same. I am using a B/W brother laser printer

 94 
 on: January 17, 2016, 01:02:27 AM 
Started by meppi - Last post by grandta13
The iPod/iPhone size of Computer and Video Games 176 has gone down.

Page: http://www.outofprintarchive.com/catalogue/CVG/CVG176.html
File Link: http://www.outofprintarchive.com/downloadlinks/CVG176i.html

 95 
 on: January 16, 2016, 06:24:07 AM 
Started by meppi - Last post by meppi

This week we are re-releasing issue 1 of MAXIMUM.
The issue had been re-released about a year ago already, but with the server troubles that our file host has had,
quite a few magazines have gotten corrupted or even completely broken and thus impossible to download.
So by redoing the release we can ensure that these 2016 issues are available in perfect condition.
Also, with the new date stamps being implemented on each release,
both on the magazine's final page as well as on the site's release page for said magazine,
it's now much easier to know if you have the latest version of a magazine or not.
For more info on this please check out the folloing forum post.



MAXIMUM The Video Game Magazine Issue 1 - october 1995 (UK)



The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.

 96 
 on: January 16, 2016, 06:15:46 AM 
Started by meppi - Last post by meppi
I'm going to copy&paste this here from the news thread so it's easier to keep all the info on remastered magazines in one place for reference:

Certain magazines need a bit of special care as I look back on them. Especially since some of these scans are from 2009. So I'm going over every single page once more and correcting whatever blemishes that I can find that were not fixed in the past, either due to me just missing them, or because I lacked the skills to deal with them at the time.
To give an example of this, I've uploaded 2 pages that I think show why it might be best to download the new versions of these magazines ones they are released.
The difference in the Mean Machines cover looks dramatically different in the full page scans as the resized ones below seem to hide the change due to the downsampling and artifacting.










Now, the problem with these is that up till now it has been nearly impossible to know what version of a scan you had compared to the one that was up on the site.
Therefor I've added a date to both the bottom of each "Thank You" page at the end of the magazine starting with OSSM19.
You'll notice that on the catalogue page right under the dates for the first and final issue of the magazine, I've also added the scan date. So it'll be easy to see, whenever an update should occur on a magazine, that these dates do or do not match up.






The one thing I'm not sure of is on how to release these re-releases.
I can either release them one by one as they get finished, or wait till a set of a certain magazine is completed and then update them in bulk.
Let me know if you prefer either way. The only thing that might be a bit annoying with a bulk release of a certain series is the download limits on the file host. Downloading one or two magazines at a time certainly is easier than having to cue up 10 issues or so, at least without an account at that file host. So just let me know how you wish I should proceed.

 97 
 on: January 11, 2016, 05:08:57 AM 
Started by meppi - Last post by meppi
It's still my favourite Bomberman game till this day. Sadly Hudson is dead and Konami isn't doing anything with... well anything good at all really.
Didn't get any further than 4 player myself though. Although there was that one time in a games shop where they did set it up. Not sure how many of us played it there.

KOF '95 for the Saturn was also my very first KOF game.
Never came across it in the shops, till I found a mint used copy in a small second hand videogame store. Loved the serie ever sinds.
Was terrible at it at first since I was so used to Street Fighter.

Imported the 3-pack for the Saturn and later the DC game as well. Smiley
And once I got my own AES I got quite a few of them as well.

Yeah, It's probably best to release the magazines in such a way. The one thing that made this a hassle was not knowing which was new and which wasn't. But with this new system it really should't be a problem.

Due to the move, I lose close to an hour and a half every day so that leaves no time to work on magazines during the week.
In the weekend and vacations, I can do about 10-15 regular pages a day depending on the condition of the magazine.
So it will take a bit longer to get them out. Especially with several 150+ page issues on my plate looking at some upcoming Mean Machines!

 98 
 on: January 11, 2016, 01:46:48 AM 
Started by meppi - Last post by RedTop
Thanks for the OSSM Meppi!

I had so much fun with Saturn Bomberman. I even managed to play the 10-player game at some point, although we usually preferred to play 7-player Guardian Heroes when we managed to get enough friends and controllers together (The stupid little bunny always won, much laughter!).

I've got KoF '95 here as well, so insanely cool to be able to use the cartridge slot. I never bought the other editions and pixel-art wise I still prefer the '95 version over everything that followed.

I would stagger re-releases btw. Keep them as fillers for when you're busy doing other things. Keeps the people here happy. Wink

 99 
 on: January 09, 2016, 08:09:51 AM 
Started by meppi - Last post by meppi
Gotta love Carlton! Cheesy

You're most welcome!

And it only gets better from here on out. Just look at this. Wink


Sooner than most expected, we are back with another magazine release.
This time it is none other than issue 19 of the Official Sega Saturn Magazine from May 1997.
We start of with one of my favourite features that occasionally pop up in classic video game magazines, a trade show special.
This one is even more special than usual since it covers arcade games: The AOU Entertainment Expo of 1997.
We follow this up with features for Saturn Bomberman, King of Fighters '96 and Quake.
The latter one also includes an interview with Lobotomy Entertainment.
And to finish up the preview for this issue we have the following reviews:
Super Puzzle Fighter II, Return Fire and Saturn Bomberman.



Mean Machines Sega 3 - december 1992 (UK)


AUO Amusement Expo 1997 (Trade Show)
Saturn Bomberman (feature)
The King of Fighters '96 (feature)
Lobotomy on Quake (interview)
Super Puzzle Fighter II (review)
Return Fire (review)
Saturn Bomberman (review)

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.


I've come across something a little peculiar when cleaning up my external hard drives.
As I was creating a new system to file everything in such a way that makes my workflow less messy and a lot more organised, I came across unfinished scans of Club Nintendo Volume 1 Issue 4 - 1989 (UK). Which is kinda weird as the magazine has been released already last year.
But for whatever reason, I can't seem to find the finished TIF files for this particular issue.
So I'm going to finish up the remaining 5 pages once more and then re-release it as I don't know what went wrong here.

Talking about re-releasing magazines, certain magazines need a bit of special care as I look back on them. Especially since some of these scans are from 2009. So I'm going over every single page once more and correcting whatever blemishes that I can find that were not fixed in the past, either due to me just missing them, or because I lacked the skills to deal with them at the time.
To give an example of this, I've uploaded 2 pages that I think show why it might be best to download the new versions of these magazines ones they are released.
The difference in the Mean Machines cover looks dramatically different in the full page scans as the resized ones below seem to hide the change due to the downsampling and artifacting.










Now, the problem with these is that up till now it has been nearly impossible to know what version of a scan you had compared to the one that was up on the site.
Therefor I've added a date to both the bottom of each "Thank You" page at the end of the magazine starting with OSSM19.
You'll notice that on the catalogue page right under the dates for the first and final issue of the magazine, I've also added the scan date. So it'll be easy to see, whenever an update should occur on a magazine, that these dates do or do not match up.






The one thing I'm not sure of is on how to release these re-releases.
I can either release them one by one as they get finished, or wait till a set of a certain magazine is completed and then update them in bulk.
Let me know if you prefer either way. The only thing that might be a bit annoying with a bulk release of a certain series is the download limits on the file host. Downloading one or two magazines at a time certainly is easier than having to cue up 10 issues or so, at least without an account at that file host. So just let me know how you wish I should proceed.

 100 
 on: January 09, 2016, 07:04:26 AM 
Started by meppi - Last post by sblack
Been a while since I've been on here. Just seen the update, brilliaint way to start 2016. This is how I'm feeling right now



Many, many thanks for this Meppi, I have sooooooooooo much love for the Megadrive!!!!!!!!!!!!

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