WANTED: Scans of box art covers from the Dizzy games

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Post by Adz.M » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:58 pm

OK guys, the pages are now up. :)

- Game Cover scans
http://www.yolkfolk.com/site/page.php?id=137

- Game Manual scans
http://www.yolkfolk.com/site/page.php?id=138

Remember, I'm still open to anyone who wishes to share their Dizzy games scans. :)

Let me know if there are any broken links.
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Post by geekgirl101 » Sat May 10, 2014 5:14 pm

I got a bunch of scans I just this minute did of the cover editions if you're interested?
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Post by Adz.M » Sat May 10, 2014 5:53 pm

geekgirl101 wrote:I got a bunch of scans I just this minute did of the cover editions if you're interested?
That's OK with me. :)
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Post by geekgirl101 » Sat May 10, 2014 6:13 pm

Excellent. :) Well I noticed Colin Page used a much higher dpi so I'm rescanning them and the tapes and adjusting the size to a similar scale. The files are gonna be big, so I think the best thing is I create a folder on dizzyzone.org.uk and plant them there and you can then grab them out of the directory. I'll let you know when they're done and where I've dumped them.
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Post by geekgirl101 » Sat May 10, 2014 11:12 pm

ok, finally completed all of them, you can download them from http://www.dizzyzone.org.uk/media/inlays
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Post by Adz.M » Sun May 11, 2014 10:07 am

OK, I'll download them now and I'll get them uploaded onto Yolkfolk when I have more time. :)

Many thanks. :cool:
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Post by geekgirl101 » Sun May 11, 2014 3:38 pm

I'm doing a bunch of others also for all the other games and platforms, it's taking an unbelievable amount of time scanning and cropping them though. I'm looking at several days' worth of scans. I think I'm maybe only a dozen platforms short of the entire games collection, so yeah it's a lot of work!

I've divided them up into these folders for ease of access:

http://www.dizzyzone.org.uk/media/inlays
http://www.dizzyzone.org.uk/media/disks
http://www.dizzyzone.org.uk/media/manuals

So far all scans for PC and 16bit systems are done except the compilations and some of the big box stuff. I managed to crash the scanner though and it won't let me scan more. I'll have to have Tony take a look at it tomorrow when he gets home from work.
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Post by geekgirl101 » Tue May 13, 2014 2:17 am

Good luck on grabbing the images off my site. It's taken me 2 days to just scan in most of the 16bit stuff. I haven't even scanned in the compilation stuff yet, and I still got the 8bit, NES and Sega stuff to scan in. It looks like the web server is also getting full. I had to delete a load of backup stuff to free space, hoping I've given myself enough free space to do the rest of the scans. Glad I'm not hosting the fan-made games as I would just end up with no space left at all. :P

btw I noticed the quality of the scans aren't brilliant. This scanner really isn't for photo quality scans despite having a photo quality mode on it. Either that or I'm missing something and could've just wasted 2 days' worth of non-stop scanning.
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Post by Adz.M » Tue May 13, 2014 6:13 pm

OK, I uploaded your first lot of scans onto the ftp and I'll see how much scans I can download tonight, my time online is quite tight at the moment and I hope to get them all added onto the site either Thursday evening or Friday evening. :)

Thanks again for your hard work. :) I promise you, I WILL eventually get these scans on Yolkfolk by the end of this week!
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Post by Adz.M » Thu May 15, 2014 7:22 pm

Right, most of your scans are now on the site! :v2_dizzy_yahoo:
There maybe a few I've missed out and a couple I had a resize because of the insane file sizes, the Quattro Arcade Amstrad disk being 27 megs. :v2_dizzy_eek:

I know you've said on your site that you've got more scans on the way and I'll certainly be ready for them possibly either tomorrow or Saturday evening. :)

The manual scans are on the separate page too.

Let me know if there's any broken links.
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