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Offline ldaneels

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Re: Gamebase CPC V33 happening soon
« Reply #50 on: 18:06, 18 November 19 »
Yeah, absolutely, I'd love to see your list. Since I'm rescanning & redumping everything (I already have about 2/3 done), even common software can be of interest to me. There's really no rhyme or reason to what I'm looking for :)
As a general rule, I offer to pay for shipping both ways & it takes around 3-4 weeks to process 100 games. I prefer to not work under strict timeframes but I can do it if absolutely necessary.
Anyone with originals & willing to lend them can feel free to contact me directly via PM.

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Re: Gamebase CPC V33 happening soon
« Reply #51 on: 21:31, 18 November 19 »
Is there a way we could dump our stuff to your standards without having to send it back and forth?

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Re: Gamebase CPC V33 happening soon
« Reply #52 on: 22:02, 18 November 19 »
Well, yes & no. The tapes would be alright I imagine, I'd have to check. For the disks, dlfrsilver uses the SPS hardware to dump the software, so I'm not sure there's much of an alternative.
But beyond the dumps, I am mostly interested in the scans & I'm super peculiar about how they're done, so it's typically easier if I do them myself. I have tried before to have some people help me with the scans & it backfired, so I'm not super keen on trying again.
Obviously I understand the trust aspect of doing it my way & there's not much I can say or do to prove I'm reliable... Only do it if you feel comfortable doing it.
That being said, as I mentioned before, I already have most of the rare stuff, so a lot of the software I'm looking for is typically common or uncommon at best.
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Re: Gamebase CPC V33 happening soon
« Reply #53 on: 11:25, 23 November 19 »
Got it on my seedbox, gonna leave it there for a while. So far it's upped exactly 1.000  copy :D


I thought you had upped 1000 copies!  :) That would mean a real hit and run for most of the downloaders. I checked just now, 2 seeders.

I am mostly interested in the scans & I'm super peculiar about how they're done, so it's typically easier if I do them myself. I have tried before to have some people help me with the scans & it backfired, so I'm not super keen on trying again. Obviously I understand the trust aspect of doing it my way & there's not much I can say or do to prove I'm reliable... Only do it if you feel comfortable doing it.

Thank you for great work. I will be downloading it soon.
How do you scan magazines for best quality? Just wanting to learn...
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Re: Gamebase CPC V33 happening soon
« Reply #54 on: 19:56, 24 November 19 »
Hi Ivarf,
Well, for one I always use the same scanner (a Canon Canoscan LiDE 400 or any model within that family) and scan at 400DPi. I never use any kind of image enhancement or correction. I also use the standard settings for brightness & contrast.
When it come to saving the scans, I prefer JPG and use as little compression as possible through the scanning software (including for the conversion to PDF).
I use the "Magazine (Color)" setting to scan pretty much everything.When scanning, I press on the scanned object with a hard cover A4 book of some kind. 
Preferably the cover has a darker color & does not have any drawing.
In case you're scanning smaller items, I recommend scanning perpendicularly to the front of the scanner to minimize the appearance of folds (I'm not sure if I'm making much sense here. Let me know if you need additional info or a photo of how I do it).
There's a lot more to the way I do it, but that's the basics & should give pretty good results already.
Cheers,

Loic