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Old 18 December 2002, 22:04   #41
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Third (and for now last) part of my scans uploaded. I'll visit my parents over christmas, then I'll go through the stuff I still have lying around there.
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Old 19 December 2002, 01:52   #42
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Archer Macleans Pool
Batman Returns
Birds of Prey
Dungeon Master 2: The Legend of Skullkeep
Eye of the Beholder
Federation of Free Traders
FIFA Soccer
Future Wars
Goldrunner
Superfrog

Are now ftp'd up.
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Old 19 December 2002, 07:18   #43
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Hmm, im saving em at 80% Quality.
Is it just Elite or all of them?
Last night I looked at your Elite scans from work and noticed that they were indeed saved at a high level. What dpi were they scanned at? If you look at the black background, you see big black chunks that look like a block eraser was used on them. At any rate, I remastered the scans. If you'd like to see them, lemme know.
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Old 19 December 2002, 22:16   #44
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Well, in the case of Elite i was a tad sloppy due to the prevalence of black in the artwork. .

My apologies, i dont think ive done that with any other of the artwork ive submitted, but i would be happy to amend any you feel necessary.

I did go back and amend the file - i removed all the rest of the "real" almost-black surface for a plain black background and i re-uploaded it the other day along with James Pond 3's front which i had missed some scuffing on the bottom right corner.
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Old 20 December 2002, 23:03   #45
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Everything is now up.

I also took the liberty of going over any scans which were predominately black and went over and black airbrush with the rubber stamp tool. Please replace the ones online with these as Gods for example, has visible lines on it.
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Old 21 December 2002, 15:34   #46
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I deleted my scan examples cos my scanner problem is fixed now, and they kinda messed up the thread . I've uploaded the scans I've done; Battle Isle '93, Cannon Fodder CD32, Diggers/Oscar CD32 and Frontier: Elite 2 CD32. I'll do the map of Frontier with my next lot of scans.
 
Old 22 December 2002, 00:20   #47
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Well, in the case of Elite i was a tad sloppy due to the prevalence of black in the artwork. .

My apologies, i dont think ive done that with any other of the artwork ive submitted, but i would be happy to amend any you feel necessary.

I did go back and amend the file - i removed all the rest of the "real" almost-black surface for a plain black background and i re-uploaded it the other day along with James Pond 3's front which i had missed some scuffing on the bottom right corner.
A lot of times, you can correct much of the boxscans with black backgrounds by bumping up the contrast. Carefully, though, since you don't want to blow out any of the white areas (if used too heavily, details in lighter areas of the box will evaporate!) Photoshop uses profiles which displays pictures differently than they really look (some profiles make the pics look darker, some lighter...but only when viewing the pic in PS!) Sometimes, I will drag a completed scan into my browser (Opera) window to see how it will display there.

Another tip: if you look at some of the older boxscans in HOL (not talking about any of the new contributed boxes), some are too bright - usually with too much midtones. Compare those to the screenshots on the same page. You'll note that the black level (the darkest point on the color palette) are worlds apart. Since the screenshots have not been doctored, as far as brightness and contrast is concerned, the majority of them will reflect proper chroma and luminance levels, as opposed to a scan.
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Old 22 December 2002, 01:50   #48
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Wow, these guys are contributing SO much to this project...

I *seriously* wish I could help out too, except:

a) All my Amiga boxes were thrown away (curse my family for that)
b) I don't know where my Amiga manuals are right now
c) I don't have a scanner (I wish I had too )

Sorry if I'm butting in like this, but I had to express myself this way.
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Old 23 December 2002, 02:57   #49
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Up to your old antics, I see, Marz.
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Old 24 December 2002, 14:24   #50
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I found some boxes that you don't have, tell me if you want them and i'll scan and upload them.

Playermanger 2 Extra : The Chase For Glory
Dune II (I know you already have box scan for this, but my box is better :P)
Alien Breed 3D
Subwar 2050
Sim City 2000 (disk scans)
Streetfighter II

Football Glory (back) and SWOS (back) have, for some reason, been put together as one box :\

Theres some more in the garage.

I also see a few games have things like manual scans etc.. do you want them?
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Old 24 December 2002, 19:14   #51
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i've just uploaded

Simon The Sorcerer (CD32)

front and back of box, and cd, 600dpi resized to 50% 0% compression jpg's, let me know if this is overkill
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I also see a few games have things like manual scans etc.. do you want them?
Generally, if a manual is different from the boxart, we can use the scan. Or if it's similar, but less ravaged than maybe the box is. In fact, if the package contains any unique items (ie, Willy Beamish came with a Pizza Menu), we are looking for that stuff, too.

In some cases, you may find a promo item for a game in a different game package. I can't remember which game came with it, but I found a nice promo comic for Starlord, which you can see here:
http://hol.abime.net/?id=2110

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i've just uploaded

Simon The Sorcerer (CD32)

front and back of box, and cd, 600dpi resized to 50% 0% compression jpg's, let me know if this is overkill
Needless to say, it's not overkill for me! Of course they'll be resized for HOL, but it's always better to scan big for better pixel interpolation when resizing (as opposed to scanning at 72dpi, for example). And even when I resize my images, I maintain my 300dpi setting.

Thanks again for all contributions to everyone, and thanks for getting involved. It makes everyone a part of the team!
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Old 24 December 2002, 19:53   #53
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as long as it isn't team amiga!
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Old 24 December 2002, 20:34   #54
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Also, preferrably not progressive jpeg, since those images have to render their display, which eats up a bit more processor time. I suppose on the fastest machines it doesn't matter, but I can tell a difference even on the fast systems I use at work. Descending display is cleaner.
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Old 24 December 2002, 21:58   #55
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i've just uploaded

Simon The Sorcerer (CD32)

front and back of box, and cd, 600dpi resized to 50% 0% compression jpg's, let me know if this is overkill
The scans are now in HOL. Thanks for the upload!
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Old 24 December 2002, 21:59   #56
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I think it would be better if you all create new threads when you upload something or have questions about contributions, because this thread will get very messy and hard to manage otherwise.
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Old 27 December 2002, 17:35   #57
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Ok, this will be my final post here then.
As promised, i took a look at Hol at anything related to my scans. Found the following:

Banshee AGA - Nothing up.
Captive 2 - Liberation AGA - No disk
Castle Master (Hit Squad Budget) - No disk
Driving Force - Not in HOL
Eye of the Beholder - My originals are up, but the budget ones have been removed
Pipe Mania (Pipe Dream) - Nothing up
Shadow Of The Beast II - No disk
Side Arms - This was my first ever scan, the front needed restoring
Xenon - My budget ones are up - but the originals have been removed

All missing/amendments have been uploaded. Fraid i cant help with the ones that have been replaced mind.
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Banshee AGA - Added
Captive 2 - Liberation AGA - Added
Castle Master (Hit Squad Budget) - Added
Driving Force - Added
Eye of the Beholder - Fixed
Pipe Mania (Pipe Dream) - It's there!
Shadow Of The Beast II - Added
Side Arms - Replaced
Xenon - Fixed
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