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« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2016, 03:33:20 AM »

Meppi appreciate all the time and effort you put into this. As much as I would like one magazine a week, I know it's not possible, especially as a Lone Ranger Tongue Anyway, keep doing what your doing, I and am sure appreciate your dedication. Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2016, 05:18:04 AM »

Oh believe me, I would love to be able to release a magazine every week at the level of quality that I'm happy with myself, but that would be an enormous task even without having to work 40 hours a week.
So with the job and all, it's sadly nothing but a pipe dream.

And I just can't see myself quickly scanning an issue and releasing it just to be out there.
I wouldn't be happy with the result myself knowing I could do much better.

Bit of good news, I was able to finish the remaster of Dreamcast Magazine 1 and it looks better than it ever did. Smiley
Had to go a little deeper in and fix all the black on white text as well since it had a blueish shine to it due to the process I used at the time when cleaning up the pages. So it took a bit longer, but the result is much better.
All those old issues will have to be done in such a way so it'll take some time, but on the other hand, it's a good way to keep from burning out by doing a single new issue and having to deal with a certain problem over and over again. As for some reason, that is very hard to keep up.

So having something a bit different and easier I might say, to work on certainly is welcome. Wink
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« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2016, 03:50:29 PM »

I just finished up issue 1 of the official Sega Saturn Magazine and put it on my iPad to check it out how it looks now compared to the old version.
While the old version was quite nice, I'm extremely happy with the look of the remastered one.
While perfection might not exist according to some people, as far as my own work goes, I'm confident that I am not able to make it look better than it is at this point with my current skill set.

It might sound crazy to pour in so many tune into each individual page, yet it gives me great satisfaction to be able to do the original physical version justice with these digital ones. Smiley

Started to work on Super Play 1 as well and already ran into a page that will need to have a whole text section carefully reconstructed due to faded text.
Work on the next Mean Machines Sega issue is proceeding a bit more smoothly a and should be ready be ready somewhere in March.

OSSM1 should be released next Friday is everything goes as planned.
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« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2016, 12:58:19 PM »

A bit of good news.

I was finally able to finish up Mean Machines Sega 4 which was quite a task so it took a bit of time.
But the results are looking terrific as far as I'm able to see at this point.
I just need to go through each page once more to give everything one last checkup and then I can start creating the cbz's and site update.

Just a little teaser for what should be online by this time next week.
You can see the original scan with the wrong colour temperatures straight from the scan plate and then the corrected one for an extra little peek behind the curtain of what I'm talking about what having calibrated colour settings can really do in making these scans look like the real deal.  Smiley



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« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2016, 12:01:41 PM »

Did a big update on the work in progress first post in this thread.
This way it's much easier to keep track on each magazine and the state it is in as I go through them.

Been quite busy the past two weeks doing tons of work around the house as the weather is starting to get a bit better again.
Didn't have much time during my week of vacation to work on magazine, even though I really wanted to.
I did get the opportunity to do a good bit of scanning late in the evenings as I was catching up on watching a bit of tv.
But actual editing had to take a backseat.

Over this past weekend I was able to edit 34 pages of N64 Magazine 9 which is terrific as I usually am only able to do about 10 pages a day in the weekend, and sadly nothing during the week, besides joining pages together.

Been working on a special magazine as well to make sure that I have something completely different to put work into so I don't burn myself out.
Not that it's something I'll be able to release anytime soon I'm afraid as it's a bit too current right now.
Although the first issue of this one is celebrating it's 10th anniversary this summer.
Wasn't going to be working on it initially, but the publisher seems to have completely abandoned the publication which is a real shame.
Would have loved to see a completed official digital catalogue up for it but alas, it's not to be. Sad
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« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2016, 08:51:47 AM »

Well, we're good for another year.
Just got my bill stating that I was already 5 days overdue and that in another 5 they would shut down the site...
Well, here's a hint: Send me an invoice at the time my account should be renewed, not 5 days later! sheesh.

Hostgater share got a lot more expensive as well.
Used to be $120-130 or so, now it jumped to $173,50.
Not sure if this format is sustainable to be honest.
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« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2016, 04:44:43 PM »

I don't know why, but I just love this ad! Smiley

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