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Old 12 June 2004, 21:10   #1
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Best Amiga Game manual download sites

I was thinking, We need to add to EAB's FAQ system a list of good sites with Game manual for download. I had a look on google but could not find any which are still active.

Next I tried using web.archive.org which allowed me to get:
http://web.archive.org/web/200112160...k/agm/agma.htm
(I downloaded all manuals from this for backup)

If anyone else knows of any sites please let me know. Thanks
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Old 12 June 2004, 21:33   #2
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Home of the underdog have some manuals, for pc games, but some of the games are the same as the amigaversion. http://www.the-underdogs.org/manuals.php
Hopefully http://www.replacementdocs.com/ will be back online again
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Old 13 June 2004, 09:14   #3
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Maybe I should set up such a site?

You folks would have to send me some content, although I do have some on my hard disk already...
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Old 13 June 2004, 23:35   #4
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There is loads of manuals, help files, walkthroughs contained in the LSD Docs Disk and alike series, available on back2roots.org. Problem is, there is no index / table of contents, so looking something up is a royal pain in the back end.

In an ambitious moment, i started converting some of the "ppmore" docs from those disks to pdf.. problem is, there is thousands of them and my ambition left me once i had what i was looking for.. Took long enough, i think i wore out my Amiga Keys with all the reboots to check out whats on each disk

I assume if a few folks would team up and create an index or even a searchable collection of textfiles/pdf files from these (not sure about any "copyright" or moral issues with grabbing somebody elses manuals and sticking them on a web page), that could be a neat idea for a site.
 
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Quote:
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There is loads of manuals, help files, walkthroughs contained in the LSD Docs Disk and alike series, available on back2roots.org. Problem is, there is no index / table of contents, so looking something up is a royal pain in the back end.
Actually, there is...In the Zone :-) . Enjoy.

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Old 14 June 2004, 17:29   #6
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Wow, perfect.. thanks alot...

One wonders, if one could feed that list into a SQL database and make it searchable and then have it spit out a link to the matching .adf...
 
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Thanks Minuous for LSD Docs Disk index file.

Added new section to FAQ:
Where to find Amiga Instruction Manuals?.
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Old 14 June 2004, 21:20   #8
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correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that CAPS also scanned WHOLE Manuals when releasing games?
Fiath?
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Old 15 June 2004, 01:34   #9
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correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that CAPS also scanned WHOLE Manuals when releasing games?
Fiath?
correct, but you cant download CAPS files
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Old 15 June 2004, 12:32   #10
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correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that CAPS also scanned WHOLE Manuals when releasing games?
This was only done in the beginning. Scans are no longer needed for a game to be released. The last game with full scans was released almost 1 year ago...
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Old 18 June 2004, 21:19   #11
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LSD Docs is the best source. Just in case people are not aware, though, scans of game manuals have been slowly added to HOL in recent months. S.T.A.G. and The Art of Chess are two recent examples.
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Old 19 June 2004, 02:55   #12
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GameBaseAMY will be including game manuals for all possible games. However a game will not be refused release just because no manual is available. Format will almost certainly be PDF unless anyone else has any other suggestions. Most manuals are being sourced through the LSD docs at this stage. The titles will be searchable making it easy to find what your looking for. However it is going to take time for this to happen.

PS: Just in case anybody didn't know. Replacement Docs is still missing quite a few 'good' version of its docs since it got hacked. Anybody who thinks they may have a copy can you please upload them to Replacement Docs. Thanks
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Old 16 August 2004, 14:35   #13
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When it's back online...

www.replacementdocs.com

Is my favourite - it covers Amiga and a multitude of others - unfortunately it's down at the moment moving servers.
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Old 20 August 2004, 15:19   #14
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replacement docs is not working for a few months :-( , do you have some amiga manuals free to download ? I am looking for some manuals (Elvira: misstress of dark, Elvira: jaws of cerberus, and some RPG)
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Old 20 August 2004, 16:03   #15
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Not the manual but here is a clue book for elvira.
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Old 20 August 2004, 16:05   #16
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thanks, this is enough for me. I was stucked with that fat ugly cooker :-/
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Old 10 June 2006, 13:53   #17
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Read my post in this thread:

http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=249316&postcount=17

Now, if anyone would host this archive (30MB) we would all have easy access to the LSD docs.
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Old 10 June 2006, 14:31   #18
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well i extracted about 600 Manual textfiles which are included in the whdload packages.I dont know if they have any use for this. (I dont mean the WHDLOAD README files for each game)
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Old 10 June 2006, 19:54   #19
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I also provided a ton of text docs for use with GameBase Amiga back in December.
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Old 14 June 2006, 12:10   #20
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My pack of all the LSD docs (extracted, decrunched, renamed and ready for reading/viewing directly on a PC) is up!

Link provided by bippym and woody57

High Speed Mirror by dlfrsilver

Enjoy, y'all!
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