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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #25 on: 11:09, 20 April 11 »
Some mirrors:


AmstradAction_OCR_retropdfs (2.5gb)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZVVV8566
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QMBUQ88G
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=482WDNBC


MicroHobby_OCR_retropdfs (2.56GB)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KLO623L9
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1Q670DHP
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5ALU78AN


MicroHobbyEspecial_OCR_retropdfs (150mb)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=M3J5UBP2


Computer and Video Games issues 001-126 (complete) plus 1984-1985 “Yearbooks” OCR_retropdfs (4.6GB)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=44E0NOLO
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8TG1TRFK
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=T5J7Y6A9
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RS9AWS4X
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TB7E2WP2


Amtix_OCR_retropdfs (541MB)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9IALHFER


Sinclair User Magazine Issues 01-134 (April 1992 - April 1993)_OCR_retropdfs (3.74GB)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZT4PA17G
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GU1WT4YR
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9AW33K6O
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=96H6S6IR


Zzap! 64 Magazine Issues 01-107 complete (May 1985 - February 1994)_OCR_retropdfs (3.32GB)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KVSEFX34
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SKVZAPPS
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=O33SXL9F
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EQ1EZDWA


Your Sinclair Magazine Issues 01-94 (January 1986 - September 1993)_OCR_retropdfs (2.57GB)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=77GBX0RI
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=I8FFMSWD
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZDENG95S


Crash Magazine Issues 01-98 (February 1984 - April 1992)_OCR_retropdfs (2.90GB)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UI1YZ3OY
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6F4ESTHZ
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=K10ZK0X7


The Games Machine Issues 01-34 (complete) OctNov '87 - Sep '90_OCR_retropdfs (1.03GB)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3EDLQ0JK
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZJ0W2VX5


ZX Computing Magazine Issues 01-38 (Summer 1992 - May 1987)_OCR_retropdfs (1.29GB)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RHBTVDU7
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1KSEFH36


BigK Magazine Issues 01-12 (Summer 1992 - May 1987)_OCR_retropdfs.rar (377MB)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SBZWKEV1


Your Spectrum Issues 01-21 (Jan 1984 - Dec 1985)_OCR_retropdfs.rar (513MB)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=N1OB3MEA


There are many other downloads/mirrors in the Spanish forum: [/size]http://amstradcpc.mforos.com/305097/8279569-material-amstrad-en-descarga-directa-ftp-s-enteros-recopilaciones-etc/




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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #26 on: 13:25, 20 April 11 »
Ooh - C&VG! :)

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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #27 on: 14:00, 22 April 11 »
Oh man, just about 50% the way through this torrent and it's all flooding back!

The only downside is I can almost recall the day I chucked them all out when I had to have a clear out. :(   They were mostly all knackered anyway, but makes me cringe when I think back.  Bah!   :'( :'(
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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #28 on: 19:53, 25 April 11 »
Perhaps some people might be interested for a Rapidshare mirror,
so here it is.. You can find all links for Amstrad Action OCRed here:

https://www.rapidshare.com/files/459134365/AA_PDFs_OCRed.txt
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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #29 on: 12:48, 18 April 20 »
All these links now seem to be dead... Also the links on the wiki are down too, does anyone know if the full collection is still online anywhere. I am happy to also create a mirror as it would be a shame to lose these as a resource. Best wishes

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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #30 on: 13:29, 18 April 20 »
They're on https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-magazine  (along with many other magazines)and they offer downloads including the OCR'd pdfs.
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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #31 on: 13:44, 18 April 20 »
I do have them offline somewhere, but, um... Got to find a recorder to make a copy or two 😄

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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #32 on: 14:46, 18 April 20 »
Thanks guys - the only problem with Archive.org though is I'm not sure if there is a way to download the complete collection/set? Do you have to go through each one at a time downloading? Would be nice to have them back up on the wiki here too for an easy complete download along with the cover tapes too :)

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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #33 on: 17:35, 18 April 20 »
Nice, sure, also quite expensive in terms of space and bandwidth 😉

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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #34 on: 20:48, 18 April 20 »
Thanks guys - the only problem with Archive.org though is I'm not sure if there is a way to download the complete collection/set?  :)

Try this, it's a great tool.

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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #35 on: 10:51, 21 April 20 »
Try this, it's a great tool.

Oh, that works! Never heard of it before but it seems it does its job. Strange that the Archive doesn't offer a torrent.

jDownloader also seems to be fetching links fine and with the correct structure, but it needs a little cleanup. On the other hand you can control the downloads -pause them limit their speed, resume...

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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #36 on: 16:34, 22 April 20 »
Ok, after trying the tool suggested above, I'd recommend NOT using it; use jDownloader instead. Been using the Archive downloader since yesterday morning during work hours and it only went up to #17, whereas jDownloader needs a couple of hours on my 100Mb line (only uses one third of the bandwidth though). Of course the Archive downloader tool gives you one neat zip for each issue with everything inside, so if you feel strongly about it maybe it's the best way; jDownloader puts the files in a folder structure like this:
\Amstrad Action 001
__ia_thumb.jpg
amstrad-action-001_archive.torrent
Amstrad_Action_001.djvu
Amstrad_Action_001.gif
Amstrad_Action_001.pdf
Amstrad_Action_001_abbyy.gz
Amstrad_Action_001_abbyy.xml
Amstrad_Action_001_djvu.txt
Amstrad_Action_001_djvu.xml
Amstrad_Action_001_jp2.zip
Amstrad_Action_001_scandata.xml

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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #37 on: 18:14, 22 April 20 »
Could be a coincidence. I've used it many times for big archives and it was always pretty fast.

jDownloader is good, but you have to be careful which version you install because there lots of spyware/malware ones circulating.

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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #38 on: 10:31, 23 April 20 »
Well there's the official web page, I don't know why you would download it elsewhere...


One problem with the Archive Downloader (depending on how you view it) is that it requests and gets complete zips, which takes lots of extra time; whereas jDownloader just forces its way through it at full speed :D


In any case, I'm uploading here a full collection of torrent files for all the issues. This should help.

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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #39 on: 23:11, 03 May 20 »
Try this, it's a great tool.


Herr what.... I'm linked to DualOS, which is objectively not the good link...


I'm quite sure the link was good before, as i had bookmarked the page for later.

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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #41 on: 20:10, 04 May 20 »
https://www.malfunct.net/2017/04/07/archive-org-collection-downloader/ ??


yeah ! did you change the link or was it a database malfunction ? (i checked on 2 different computer and my phone to be sure)....

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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #42 on: 10:08, 05 May 20 »
That's funny, now it goes to some USB tool... even funnier, I actually copied the link myself from the previous page (though on mobile)! Probably some bug indeed...

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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #43 on: 17:22, 05 May 20 »
malfunct.net ...says it all  ;D

But I could open it no problem, now too.

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Re: OCR'ed pdfs of Amstrad Action
« Reply #44 on: 16:46, 23 May 20 »
Try this, it's a great tool.
wow thanks that is an amazing tool :) great stuff, finally got them all saved somewhere on my computer :)