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Three of Aral Dite's year 2009 issues have been added to the site. Look for the [New] indicator in the appropriate page to see what they are...

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Computer & Video Games (CVG)

Issue 49 has now been edited and is available for download. Another early issue replaces the original Mort scan of old  :-)

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PC World (NZ)

A further two issues off my four foot high pile have now been scanned. Go grab issues 79 and 140 from the download area if you are into the mag from down under.....

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GB Action

Issue 02 raw scans have now been edited and the newly minted PDF is now available from the usual place ....

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PC World (NZ)

Issues 80 & 91 have now been added to the download pool.....

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Nintendo Magazine System (AUS)

Something different this weekend and Nintendo oriented with issue 12 now available.

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PC World (NZ)

Thanks to a major donation by essjaynz we now have a huge chunk of New Zealand's only mainstream PC publication outside of Bits & Bytes which ran nowehere near as long as this title. As a result of this today we have issues 125 and 148 available for download.

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Note: I am not putting a lot of effort into these, just running them through a profile scan and processing minor touch-ups only as I want them archived as soon as practical so I can devote more time to other titles.

Computer Games: Strategy Plus

Issue 41 featuring Tie Fighter and 1942 Pacific Air War is now available.

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Commodore Horizons

Issue 10 is now available.

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Computer & Video Games (CVG)

Issue 45 is now available. This one had quite a bit of aging from poor storage but it's still way, way better than the old version floating around on the net....

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Computer Games: Strategy Plus

Thanks to J.Cameron for donating his copy we now have issue 104 scanned and available for download  :-)

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Eureka!! ...

Over  the weekend I decided, due to the continuing page slipping problems with the Avision, to bite the bullet and attempt to dismantle and clean the fi-5650c which was all but useless due to the increasing dust problem in the optics. Two hours later after some cursing and a little blood on the floor I now have a clean scanning Fujitsu scanner once more. And it gets better. I managed to get the top optics sorted so for the first since I bought it I can now scan duplex on the thing. OMG!!!

The result of this is I have been going hard scanning stapled early issues of CVG as raw scans in preparation for editing and making them available. I have also started scanning the early issues of Computer Games: Strategy Plus along with setting up pages/uploading the covers for them.Although there might possibly be one faint line on a page I feel like I am tfinally on top of keeping the scanner working.

If anyone else has a fi-5650c and is having issues with dust in the optics let me know and I will create a "how to clean it" page. These are magnificent scanners, way better than the low end models, so it really is worth trying to keep them operational.

Scanner Problems .....

Unfortunately the "big mutha" fi-5650c has now got to the point where there are just too many problems with lines on the output for me to want to continue using it.This means I am now limited to the Avision AD240 which, while it has noticably cleaner scans, is exhibiting some issues with pages slipping. Unfortunately, the local seller will not sell me new rollers as it was not purchased frolm them. I am trying to source a correct set of rollers but evidently there are two revisions of the damned thing with different consumables by the look of it.The upshot of all this is I have put off scanning donated mags (Dreamcast (Japan) and Computer Games: Strategy Plus) until such time as I can get acceptable scans off them and have relegated my scanning efforts to pushing through other magazines that I don't care so much for.

In other news we now have 103 members .. woohoo!! .. so thanks to all of you for your support in keeping the site running. Now if we can just get another 100 members signing up with even just a tenner as a deposit we'd have enough funds in the kitty to go out and buy a new Avision locally to allow me to acquire the consumables to keep the thing scanning. In the meantime I will soldier on as best I can.

GamesMaster

Issues 281 - 290 have been added to the download pool.

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UPDATE. Added issue 281 as well. That fixes the gap :-)

Commodore Horizons

Issue 12 is now available.

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Computing Today

Todays release is the February 1984 issue of this multi-format title from Argus Press.  

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Commodore World

Issue 11, and possibly the last I possess of this title, is now available

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Bits & Bytes

The October 1991 issue is now available.

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Look & Learn

After a LONG time between releases for this title issue 264 has been added to the download pool.

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Commodore World

Issue 09 raw scans have been edited and the finished product is now on sale .... er .... available in the download area :-)

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