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    Just came across this site (based upon a post at The Cover Project), and it looks like some users may be interested in a project I'm currently working on:

    http://www.ratigators.com/

    I started this over at The Cover Project, which you can read about over there:

    http://www.thecoverproject.net/forum...p?topic=6791.0

    I started scanning Sega Saturn manuals, then moved to Dreamcast, and then Sega CD, followed by Sega CD 32X, 32X carts. All of those systems are now complete and now I'm working on Sega Master System.

    Just as I did with the others, I pull one from each end of the alphabet per day (so 2 total) until I'm done, and any games I had to skip because I don't currently own (I'm 19 games short of a full 114 NTSC-U set), I'll go back and complete once I pick up a copy.
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    Wow, that's awesome. It must have taken a long time to do it.

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    Nice.

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    Awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSOLfan View Post
    Any games I had to skip because I don't currently own (I'm 19 games short of a full 114 NTSC-U set), I'll go back and complete once I pick up a copy.
    I've had some success crossing some items off my list for prices I was willing to pay (now 12 games short of a full set).

    I picked up replacement manuals for the following games:

    My Hero
    Pro Wrestling

    And picked up copies of the following games:

    Aerial Assault
    Bomber Raid
    Golden Axe
    Kung Fu Kid
    Quartet
    Slap Shot
    Spider-Man

    I also updated my post at The Cover Project to remove the items I no longer need. Any games I've had to skip in my schedule (so far Aerial Assault and tomorrow Bomber Raid becase it hasn't arrived yet) will be uploaded once I receive them.

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    Today wraps up my scheduled Sega Master System insert/manual scans. There are still 6 games, 3 manuals and 2 replacement inserts that I still need to eventually pick up, and I'll post here in this thread when I make any updates.

    I have 3 more games on the way that I'll get scanned and uploaded once they arrive.

    For those wanting some stats, so far I'm at 1,182 Sega Master Scans, so if you take away the insert scans and do the math, that's another 2,148 pages of manuals scanned.

    As for MediaFire stats, they tell me I'm now hosting 11,348 Sega scans. If you take away the zip files and once again do the math, that means I've scanned about 10,564 times, resulting in approximately 21,128 pages of manuals scanned.

    I did post in a few places (TCP, CAG, SegaAge, etc) about trying to do a more collaborative effort on Genesis and Game Gear, with manuals either being donated or with me covering cost of shipping and return shipping (to ensure a level of consistency with all scans), and I received no response.

    So, other than scanning in any missing items I pick up or deciding to do back inserts across the board for Sega Saturn and Sega Dreamcast, this closes the book on my system level scan projects.

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    This is amazing. I appreciate all your hard work!

    Is there any way to download all the manual scans in one go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VACRMH View Post
    This is amazing. I appreciate all your hard work!

    Is there any way to download all the manual scans in one go?
    Thanks for the appreciation.

    As for downloading all in one fell swoop, originally I was just posting the scans online for viewing and then some individuals requested zipping up each game for ease of downloading a game.

    As for downloading an entire system, that wasn't really my goal. My intent was to offer up high quality scans for people to replace any manuals they are missing, so you can quickly click on a game to view online, or, remove the "view" from the URL to get access to the zip for that game.

    Though, I do know that someone over at The Iso Zone downloaded and repackaged all of my Dreamcast manuals and posted torrents. I wouldn't be surprised if someone else is already working on the same for the other systems I've done.

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    Just chiming in that you just saved me quite a few bucks because I didn't want to scour eBay for a Dragon Force instruction manual. Props to you, sir. Very job well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vrikkgwj View Post
    Just chiming in that you just saved me quite a few bucks because I didn't want to scour eBay for a Dragon Force instruction manual. Props to you, sir. Very job well done.
    Thanks.

    One individual sent me a link with photos of a replacement manual they printed from my scans:

    http://s1098.photobucket.com/albums/...ames-go-round/

    They even went the extra mile and resized the scans for the game to fit inside a DVD case (which Sega CD and Sega Saturn manuals, in their original dimensions, do not).

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    Alex Kidd: High-Tech World, Ghouls 'N Ghosts and Michael Jackson's Moonwalker have all been scanned in (adding 35 scans) and linked.

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    Darn I was hoping to find a scan of Super Space Invaders for the SMS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atarileaf View Post
    Darn I was hoping to find a scan of Super Space Invaders for the SMS.
    Sorry, I only collect NTSC-U games, with just a few non US games. I have some NTSC-J only Sega Saturn games and Sega Dreamcast games. The only non NTSC-U game I have for the Sega Master System is this one:

    Mortal Kombat (EUR):
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/?fgki3hv8dqo22#

    I didn't scan in that manual since it just didn't scan well (it was like a book with 8 chapters, one for each language). The only reason I even have that is, well, you could say I'm a fan:


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    Maxim, an admin over at SMS Power (smspower.org), is taking all of my scans and OCR'ing them to have plain text versions. Thus far, he noticed two games where when I was flipping pages to scan, I flipped too many. I've scanned in the missing pages and re-uploaded the individual scans and zips. This affected Zillion and Zillion II: The Tri Formation. Odd that it was two games in a row.

    If anyone else notices any errors, please let me know, and I'll correct them.

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    Since I've pretty much closed the door on manual scans, I'm coming back to a few systems to do pickups on back insert scans. I did a trial run this morning on Sega Saturn, and I estimate I can knock out about 10-20 of these a morning. I uploaded 3D Baseball through Baku Baku. These are in the same folders as the manual scans I've already finished:

    http://www.ratigators.com/

    I don't have time this morning to re-upload the zip files, so just know, if you currently download the zip files, you'll still just get the manual scans.

    My goal is to have Sega Saturn back inserts wrapped up by the end of the month. I'll post in this thread when I do another batch of uploads, as I can't guarantee I'll be able to do a batch every day consistently.

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    Just wanted to say great job! You're doing a lot of people a favor by preserving these manuals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andred View Post
    Just wanted to say great job! You're doing a lot of people a favor by preserving these manuals.
    Thanks, that was the goal, providing a complete resource of Sega manuals for those that are missing their own (and can't figure a game out) or perhaps just want to browse.

    Also, the back inserts for Bases Loaded '96 through Darius Gaiden have been uploaded (42 games).

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    Back inserts for Dark Legend through Dragon Heart: Fire and Steel have been uploaded (11 games). I had to skip Doom, as apparently, my back insert is glued in the case, and I can't remove it without damaging it. I'll keep an eye out for a cheap second copy/back insert only.

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    Picked up copies of Casino Games and Rampage, so both of those have been scanned in and linked on the Sega Master System side of things.

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    Back inserts for Duke Nukem 3D through Highway 2000 have been uploaded (26 games). My F1 Challenge apparently had a cutout UPC, though, I scanned it in anyways and added it on the "to be replaced" list. Scanning always somehow ends up costing me money

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