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Re: How to repair video games book [Re: mellery] #57547 01/04/10 10:29 AM
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Stiletto, you have a PM. smile

Re: How to repair video games book [Re: Anna Wu] #57548 01/04/10 03:06 PM
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Thanks Anna! There's no reason not to share that publicly.

It's been mirrored a few places too, but the first place I saw it was there as well:
ftp://ftp.eskimo.com/u/m/mzenier/GI-Games-1978.pdf

Re: How to repair video games book [Re: Stiletto] #57549 01/04/10 03:16 PM
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rats, was hoping it was the same book

Re: How to repair video games book [Re: mellery] #57550 01/04/10 03:48 PM
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I don't want to sound ungrateful, but since this is somewhat rare, would it be possible to do a better job? It's kind of a shame to see the middle part blurry. If the book is expendable it'd be better to separate the pages from the spine and scan them flat.
I bought a scanner with ADF some years ago just for doing that for pinball manuals (~250 of them). It can scan a 300 page manual in about 10 minutes without touching the pages and I use some special scanning software that auto-creates pdfs.
I'd be happy to scan the whole thing and pdf it if you wanted to send it out here.

Re: How to repair video games book [Re: Guru] #57551 01/04/10 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted By Guru
I don't want to sound ungrateful, but since this is somewhat rare, would it be possible to do a better job? It's kind of a shame to see the middle part blurry. If the book is expendable it'd be better to separate the pages from the spine and scan them flat.
I bought a scanner with ADF some years ago just for doing that for pinball manuals (~250 of them). It can scan a 300 page manual in about 10 minutes without touching the pages and I use some special scanning software that auto-creates pdfs.
I'd be happy to scan the whole thing and pdf it if you wanted to send it out here.


It seems, Amazon has some used books.

Re: How to repair video games book [Re: Anna Wu] #57555 01/04/10 06:51 PM
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Buying a copy from Amazon looks like your best bet then. I'm not removing the books spine.

Re: How to repair video games book [Re: mellery] #57561 01/04/10 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted By mellery
Buying a copy from Amazon looks like your best bet then. I'm not removing the books spine.


I hate damaging books too, so I built a dual-camera book scanner instead.



The TV is for the video output of both cameras so I can turn off the LCD's to save power and I don't have to crane my neck around when I want to focus.

It's mostly finished I just need to solder the switch but the holidays and overtime got in my way.

Re: How to repair video games book [Re: incog] #57563 01/04/10 10:40 PM
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You are my new best friend. I can't wait to see how this turns out. (Your next trick - build something to turn the pages... wink )

Re: How to repair video games book [Re: Stiletto] #57571 01/05/10 04:01 AM
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Haha, how cool is that!


Re: How to repair video games book [Re: Sune] #58634 01/28/10 08:34 AM
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I'm not sure what kind of scanner you're using, but why not try turning the whole page sideways? you should be able to get a good image and not be bending the spine if you let a bit of the book hang off the side of the scanner. i'm not saying dangle it over the edge of a table or anything, just see if you can get better penetration that way.


Consoles: Odyssey2; NES; VIC-20; Intellivison (broken); Atari 2600; PS2; GB Pocket; GBA
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