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SCAN DRIVE: SEGA RETRO EDITION!

#1 User is offline Scarred Sun 

Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:35 PM

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Hey guys, it's been a while since we've done one of these, so we're going to try a Sega Retro scan drive! We've been working pretty hard on generating pages for each Sega game over at our sister site, Sega Retro, and have finally completed the library of SG-1000, SMS, Mega Drive and 32X games. As of earlier this month, we have about 100 Game Gear games left, 130 Mega CD, 600 Saturn, 350 Dreamcast games left to do, but most of those are obscure.

A big part of Sega Retro is getting quality scans of Sega items available for the public, and this is where we could totally use your help. Since we collect scans of covers and their discs or cartridges, we're asking you to look into your own personal collection and help us get scans of these two items.

New to scanning or Retro's archival standards for images? Check Sega Retro:Scanning!

However, unlike the old Sonic ones, we can't literally list everything we need (cause we need a LOT.) We need you to follow a three-step process to determine whether you can help us out.

1. Are you sure we don't already have a good scan? Check Category:Good Box Scans, Category:Good Cartridge Scans and Category:Good Disc Scans. Anything we have in there, we already have acquired. Check the region, then look for your game—images should be in alphabetical order for the most part.

2. Do we have a scan, but know that it's bad? Often we have scans, but may only have one side, have small images or have a tear or something otherwise not archival up instead of an archival scan. Check Category:Images to be Replaced, and if you find a scan you can replace, overwrite the image already scanned.

3. Do we have a scan at all? It's not uncommon, especially if you're in an odd region, that we may not have a cover, cart or disc scan at all! Check the individual game page by searching for it—use the search box on the top-right part of the page. If you have something we don't have at all, it's even more exciting!

By helping us out, we can SCAN ALL THE THINGS!!! Thanks, guys. :)

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:38 AM

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>No Good JoJo's Scans

Time to fix that.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:38 AM

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There will also be scans we have no knowledge on, particularly European Dreamcast games. For example, Resident Evil Code: Veronica - there's no such thing as a "EU scan" of this game - there's a set of covers for every individual country in Europe. So unless the spine of the game has a code at the bottom with a "-50" suffix, there's probably more versions out there. The clue, of course, is if your game only has text in English, there's likely to be versions in French and German somewhere.

To try and make some sense of it I set up a Region Codes page but obviously I've not checked every Dreamcast cover yet.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 07:16 AM

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Quick question.

Dreamcast games have special artwork inside case where you place the disc. Would this be at all desirable? If I'm already taking the case apart to get the back cover I figured I might as well scan that side too.

Also, is the password recovery system working? I can't remember my password and I have not received an e-mail with my new password.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 07:35 AM

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I haven't been mirroring inlays (or spine cards), but yes, it would be good to have them.

There's currently no categories or templates to house them though - we'll have to sort that out at a later date. Certainly still worth uploading them mind you.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 12:58 PM

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I have like 40 Game Gear carts at uni, you don't seem to have scans for most of them, but I don't have a scanner at uni :( I'll see what I can do though.
I also have a pristine UK Game Gear box and TV Tuner Box :)

EDIT:
I'm getting some stuff moved home to save space at uni, I'll be able to get them scanned during Easter.
This post has been edited by Hodgy: 04 January 2012 - 04:54 AM

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