Dreamcast Magazines (esp. France, Germany, Italy)

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by Lozz, Apr 4, 2022.

  1. Lozz

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    Hi all,

    Newbie here, so apologies to the admins/mods if this post would be more appropriate elsewhere!

    I've recently been looking into the various Dreamcast magazines that were published during the console's heyday (for no other reason than curiosity).

    I've found that there are some excellent full-run scans of certain mags available online - such as those for the official UK and US editions. However, from what I can see, a huge number of magazines have not yet been preserved (I.E. been scanned, and made publicly available online). It seems a shame to me that this is the case, and I am interested in the possibility of taking some steps to resolve this.

    My initial searches (including SegaRetro as well as sites such as the Internet Archive, RetroMags.com and the Out-of-Print Archive) lead me to believe that scans of the following issues of European and North American DC mags are currently unavailable:

    DC Magazine (Spain) 4, 5, 6
    DC Tips (UK) 1
    DCM (USA) 1-4
    Dreamcast Arena (Italy) 2-16
    Dreamcast Galaxy (Italy) 1-10
    Dreamcast Kult (Germany) 1-14
    Dreamcast Losungen (Germany) 1-2
    Dreamcast Magic (Germany) 1-9
    Dreamcast Solutions (UK) 4 & 10
    Dreamcast Trucchi e Soluzioni (Italy) 1-3
    Dreamzone (France) 1-9, 11-20, 22-23, 26-28
    Game Dream (France) 1-18

    Before I set out on the task of scanning (or donating) some of the above magazines, I was hoping you folks could let me know if you happen to have an answer to either of the following questions:

    1. Are you aware of any websites that are currently hosting scans of the specific magazine issues listed above? Please provide a link if so!

    2. Are you aware of anyone who is actively undertaking a project to scan and upload any of the magazine issues above? If so, please could you share their name and contact details?

    Of course, any other relevant information or comments would be most welcome, but I am particularly keen to get some clarity on what is already available and what may be in the pipeline (to avoid duplication of labour).

    Cheers,

    Lozz
     
  2. Black Squirrel

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    hey wiki you're so fine
    We mirror everything we find on Retro CDN (which is what Sega Retro links to) - if it's not up there, it probably doesn't exist online.
     
  3. Lozz

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    Ok thanks. Looks like my list above checks out against Retro CDN. I have quite a few copies of Dreamzone (FR) and Dreamcast Arena (IT), so will see what I can do. At a bare minimum I can definitely get some good quality cover scans up - my local library should have a flatbed scanner big enough for them.

    Somewhere along the line I will
    debind and scan them, or donate them to someone who has the tools and willingness to help with the scanning and editing.

    I saw your username on many of the DC mag entries - thanks for the work you've done so far!