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    Default Genesis cover and manual request thread (read first post before asking)

    Ever since the idea of hosting Genesis covers was put forth in a different section of this site, I've kind of wondered why there was no thread made for such requests. When the M.U.S.H.A. cover/manual thread came along, it basically put the idea in my head more firmly. So...

    In this thread, you can request manual PDFs and Genesis/MegaDrive cover art scans. This isn't to make an archive, but simply to help folks who have a ruined or missing art cover for their games, or would at least like to own some version of the manual.

    Here are some basic guidelines...

    For covers...

    - Covers should be scanned at 300 dpi so that they're printable. You can save them as a PNG-24, but the file size will be huge. Instead, try going with a jpg at 80%-plus quality (making them between 3 and 4MB). Any compression artifacts at this quality level will be virtually unnoticeable at actual printing size, and if anyone wants to do a little cleaning up (removing missed hairs/dust, getting rid of the fold lines on the cover, etc.), they can do so quite easily.

    - For manuals, scan then in at 300dpi, then once you've gotten all the pages ready, reduce the document size by 50% (you can leave them at full size if you wish, but the finished product will be quite large). Just save each page scanning as a 100% jpg before you convert everything to a PDF and they'll look fine. I can't imagine anyone will print them out (double-sided printing's a bitch), but if they want to, they can import the finished PDF into Photoshop, up the resolution to 300 dpi for each PDF page and they'll still look all right to print. Oh, and be sure to turn any pages that are black and white to gray scale ("desaturate" in Photoshop). There's no need for color profiles on those pages, and it'll help make the PDFs smaller. Do not scan them in gray scale, as it makes what's on the other side of the page more visible than if you'd scanned it in full color.

    For those that do try to print these, just make sure everything's the right size in measurements before you do. For example, my PDFs are a bit too big and need to be shrunk in Photoshop for them to be the right size. For reference, when you select "print size" in Photoshop, the measurements should read roughly 7 9/16" wide (double pages), by 6 9/16" high.

    - Try to get each scan as straight as possible. Once you've scanned it, if it's still not straight, please do the minor rotation needed in Photoshop or whatever graphics software you have before uploading onto someplace. The scans and manuals will look much better if they're not lopsided or have corners partially cut off.

    - Be sure to "descreen" the printed originals when you scan them. There should be a setting for this in your scanner's software. It makes the scans look a bit better when they're gotten off of printed art.

    - When you're scanning, put something nice and heavy on the scanner's cover so the cover art will be as flat as it can be. Nothing grotesquely heavy, but a good 5-10lbs.

    - If the bends in the cover art (where it goes around the sides of the clamshell spine) are too difficult for you to get rid of because of the artwork being the way it is, don't worry about it. Let the one DLing it take care of it. But if it's pretty simple (like the Awesome Possum box I did), try to get rid of them if you can. It'll make the finished print look nicer.



    Oh, and some handy software for anyone wanting to help...

    http://www.primopdf.com/index.aspx

    If you have a printer and scanner, right there's a nice little program. Install and follow the instructions. It's quite simple to use, and I always use the "print" option to keep the images looking well. If you have any questions, I'll try and help. But you guys should be able to figure it out pretty quickly.




    And as a special note, please, no cartridge label scan requests. Those things are a pain in the ass to do. If you need a replacement for them, go to mrbigreddog's thread here and request it. Also, no "could you make me a special version of this cover/manual?" requests. I'd prefer to keep this thread for scanning preexisting covers and manuals, as mrbigreddog's doing the tweaked and adjusted/original works for box inserts and cart labels/spine decals, and djshok is doing special covers and cardboard box game inserts.

    Hopefully I won't be the only one doing these, but I guess we'll see. And for those requesting, be patient. This stuff doesn't happen in 10 minutes. A good manual scan will take several hours (scanning, rotation fixing, cleaning, lining up, etc.), and cleaning up a cover can take just as long sometimes. So don't throw a hissy fit if it isn't posted right away. As the ad once said, "Patience is a virtua."

    So... any requests?



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    Here are some sites provided to check through first before asking. You never know, they might have what you're after...

    http://www.thecoverproject.net/
    - This is the main site to check first. They've got retail and custom versions of many Genesis covers, so please be sure to dig through here before making requests.

    Other sites to check before asking...

    http://www.web-emulation.com
    http://www.freegamemanuals.com
    http://www.digitpress.com

    http://www.emuparadise.org
    http://www.gamesdbase.com
    http://www.replacementdocs.com
    http://www.smstributes.co.uk
    http://www.segafans.com
    http://www.replacementdocs.com/news.php
    http://andlabs.sonicretro.org/scans/
    http://retrostation.fr




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    All the stuff I've done is on a Dropbox account. The PDFs can be downloaded by clicking on the PDF's link, and then choosing "Download" along the top once it opens. The covers can be downloaded by left clicking on the cover you want, then right clicking on the image when it comes up, and selecting "Download." This will give you the full quality version of them.




    -Covers Done by The Coop-

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zh5qckavb5yg3ls/bB_nB6Epvi

    -=Genesis=-

    Alien Storm (US)
    Awesome Possum (US)
    Beyond Oasis (custom) (US)
    Burning Force (US)
    Championship Pro-AM (custom US)
    Death Duel (US)
    El-Viento (US)
    Elemental Master (US)
    Eliminate Down (Korean)
    F-117 Night Storm (US)
    Fire Shark (US)
    Flicky (US)
    Forgotten Worlds (US)
    Grind Stormer (US)
    Mega Man: The Wily Wars (custom US)
    Mega Turrican (US)
    Monster World IV (JAP)
    M.U.S.H.A. (US)
    Mystical Fighter (US)
    Quackshot (US)
    Rambo III (US)
    Shadow of the Beast II (US)
    Sol-Deace (US)
    Soldiers Of Fortune (US)
    Sparkster (US)
    Star Control (custom US)
    Super Smash TV (US)
    Task Force Harrier EX (US)
    Technocop (US)
    Tecmo Super Bowl III (US)
    Thunder Fox (US)
    Traysia (US)
    Vapor Trail (US)
    Virtual Pinball (US)
    Warp Speed (custom US)
    Warriors of Fate (custom PAL)
    Whip Rush (US)

    -=SEGA-CD=-

    Eye of the Beholder (front) (US)
    Shining Force CD (front and back) (US)



    -=Links to covers done by others=-

    Alisia Dragoon (US)
    Bare Knuckle 3 (JAP) - JAFP78
    Bonkers (US) - douglie007
    Bubble And Squeak (US) - douglie007
    Chase HQ 2 (US) - douglie007
    Contra Hard Corps (US)
    Decapattack (US) - douglie007
    Dick Tracy (US) - douglie007
    Double Dragon (US)- ???
    Flashback: Quest For Identity (PAL)- ???
    Gauntlet IV (US)- ???
    Mega Games I (PAL) - Darguel
    Miracle Piano Teaching System (US) - douglie007
    Mutant League Football (US)
    NHL '96 (US)- ???
    Rocket Knight Adventures (PAL) - Darguel
    Star Control (US custom) - douglie007
    Star Trek: TNG (US)
    The Faery Tale Adventure (US)- Goldenband
    Tinhead (US)- ???
    Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (PAL) - JAFP78
    World of Illusion (US)- ???
    WWF Raw (US)- ???
    Ys III (US)- ???
    Zoop (PAL)- ???





    -Manuals Done by The Coop-

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/odulttcv362jh26/PXhkVqaWL-

    -=Genesis=-

    Air Buster (US)
    Alien 3 (US)
    Alien Storm (US)
    Alisia Dragoon (US)
    Arcus Odyssey (US)
    Arrow Flash (US)
    Batman (US)
    Battle Squadron (US)
    Beyond Oasis (US)
    Burning Force (US)
    Contra Hard Corps (US)
    Cool Spot (US)
    Crusader of Centy (US)
    Dahna (JAP)
    Dynamite Duke (US)
    E-SWAT (US)
    El-Viento (US)
    Elemental Master (US)
    F-15 Strike Eagle II (US)
    Fatal Fury (US)
    Fatal Fury 2 (US)
    Fire Shark (US)
    G-LOC (US)
    Gaiares (US)
    Galaxy Force II (US)
    Gauntlet IV (US)
    Ghouls 'N Ghosts (US)
    Golden Axe II (US)
    Golden Axe III (JAP)
    Grind Stormer (US)
    Gunstar Heroes (US)
    Hellfire (US)
    Herzog Zwei (US)
    Insector-X (US)
    Jewel Master (US)
    Jungle Strike (US)
    Kid Chameleon (US)
    Marble Madness (US)
    Mega Turrican (US)
    Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (US)
    MiG-29 (US)
    Mortal Kombat (US)
    M.U.S.H.A. (US)
    Mystical Fighter (US)
    OutRun (US)
    Phantasy Star IV (US)
    Quackshot (US)
    Rambo III (US)
    Ristar (US)
    Robocop VS Terminator (US)
    Rolling Thunder 3 (US)
    Sagaia (US)
    Samurai Shodown (US)
    Scooby Doo (US)
    Sonic 3 (US)
    Sonic 3D (US)
    Sorcerer's Kingdom (US)
    Space Invaders '91 (US)
    Sparkster (US)
    Spiderman (US)
    Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition (US)
    Streets of Rage (US)
    Streets of Rage 3 (US)
    Super Baseball 2020 (US)
    Super Hang-On (US)
    Super Street Fighter II (US)
    Task Force Harrier EX (US)
    Technoclash (US)
    Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (US)
    The Adventures of Batman & Robin (US)
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park (US)
    The Punisher (US)
    ToeJam and Earl (US)
    ToeJam and Earl: Panic on Funkotron (US)
    Traysia (US)
    Truxton (US)
    Turrican (US)
    Valis: The Phantasm Soldier (US)
    Vapor Trail (US)
    Vectorman (US)
    Viewpoint (US)
    Weaponlord (US)
    Whip Rush (US)
    Wonder Boy in Monster World (US)
    World Heroes (US)
    Worms (PAL)
    X-Men (US)
    X-Men 2: Clone Wars (US)

    -=SEGA-CD=-

    SEGA-CD RAM (US)

    -=32X=-

    Knuckles Chaotix (US)
    Kolibri (US)
    Primal Rage (US)
    Tempo (US)
    T-Mek (US)



    -=Links to manuals done by others=-

    Alien Soldier (JAP) - maringouin11
    Alisia Dragoon (JAP) - bombman
    Bare Knuckle 3 (JAP) - soulspawn
    Batman (JAP) - sounicsju
    Bubble And Squeak (US) - douglie007
    Castle of Illusion (US) - ???
    Chuck Rock (US) - dooglie007
    Chuck Rock II (US) - douglie007
    Columns 3 (US) - ???
    Contra: The Hardcore (JAP) - maringouin11
    Devil Hunter Yohko: The Seven Bells (JAP)- ???
    Donald in Maui Mallard (PAL) - Discomusic
    Elemental Master (JAP) - sonicsju
    Eliminate Down (JAP) - sonicsju
    Ex-Ranza (JAP) - maringouin11
    Fire Mustang (JAP) - sonicsju
    Great Circus Mystery Staring Mickey & Minnie, The (US)- douglie007
    Growl (US) - ???
    Gunstar Heroes (JAP) - maringouin11
    Hardball III (US) - ???
    High Seas Havoc (US)- doulie007
    Marvel Land (US)- douglie007
    Magical Taruruto-kun (JAP) - soicsju
    Maou Renjishi - (JAP) - sonicsju
    Mega Trax (JAP) - sonicsju
    Midnight Resistance (JAP)- ???
    Monster World IV (JAP)- sonicsju
    Mutant League Football (US) - ???
    Mutant League Hockey (US) - ???
    Phantasy Star 2 (US) - sonicsju
    Pulseman (JAP) - ???
    Rocket Knight Adventures (JAP) - maringouin11
    Shining And The Darkness (JAP) - ReBirfh
    Toejam & Earl (JAP) - maringouin11
    Toki: Going Apespit (US)- douglie007
    Undeadline (JAP) - bakuDD
    Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (US) - sonicsju





    -=Still Open Requests=-

    A Dinosaur's Tale (US) - cover
    Bible Adventures - cover
    Bonanza Bros. (US) - cover
    Blockbuster Game Factory (Green version) (US) - cover
    Columns (Blue Classics version) (US) - cover
    Cyberball (US)- cover
    Donald in Maui Mallard (???) - cover
    Ghosthunter (???) - cover
    Junction (US) - cover
    Lethal Enforcers (US) - cover
    Long/Link Dragon (Chinese) - cover
    Marko (US) - cover
    Minnesota Fats (US) - cover
    NBA Hang Time (US) - cover
    No Escape (US) - cover
    Tenchi wo Kurau III: Sangokushi Gaiden (Chinese) - cover
    The Battle of Red Cliffs (Chinese) - cover
    Tom & Jerry (JAP) - cover
    VR Troopers (US) - cover
    Where In The World is Carmen Sandiego? (US) - cover
    Winter Challenge (US) - cover
    Xiao Monv: Magic Girl (Chinese) - cover
    Zany Golf (US) - cover


    3 Ninjas Kick Back (US) - manual
    Acme All-Stars (US) - manual
    Aerobiz (US) - manual
    Alien Soldier (PAL) - manual
    Alien Soldier (JAP) - manual
    Bad Omen (JAP) - manual
    Batman Revenge of the Joker (US) - manual
    Battle Mania Daiginjō (JAP) - manual
    Battletoads (US) - manual
    Bio-Ship Paladdin (JAP) - manual
    B.O.B. (US) - manual
    California Games (US) - manual
    Chase HQ II (US) - manual
    Chiki Chiki Boys (US) - manual
    Curse (JAP) - manual
    Dick Tracy (US) - manual
    Dick Vitale's Awesome Baby College Hoops (US) - manual
    Double Dragon (US) - manual
    Dune 2: Battle for Arrakis (US) - manual
    Fatal Labyrinth (US) - manual
    Flinstones (US) - manual
    Forgotten Worlds (JAP) - manual
    Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf (US) - manual
    Ghostbusters (JAP) - manual
    Ghouls 'N' Ghosts (JAP) - manual
    Granada (JAP) - manual
    Home Alone (US) - manual
    Incredible Hulk (US) - manual
    Joe Montana Football (US) - manual
    Krusty's Fun House (US) - manual
    Megaman the Wily Wars (PAL) - manual
    New Zealand Story (JAP) - manual
    Nightmare Circus (US) - manual
    Outrunners (US) - manual
    Panorama Cotton (JAP) - manual
    Pocahontas (US) - manual
    Rock 'N' Roll Racing (PAL) - manual
    Rocket Knight Adventures (PAL) - manual
    Saturday Night Slam Masters (US) - manual
    Second Samurai, The (PAL) - manual
    Sensible Soccer (PAL) - manual
    Shadow of the Beast (US) - manual
    Shadow of the Beast II (US) - manual
    Socket (US) - manual
    Sol-Deace (US) - manual
    Sparkster (PAL) - manual
    Speedball 2 (US) - manual
    Strider (JAP) - manual
    Super Fantasy Zone (PAL) - manual
    Super Hydlide (PAL) - manual
    Super Hydlide (JAP) - manual
    Syndicate (US/EU) - manual
    Theme Park (???)
    Thunder Force IV (PAL) - manual
    Tiny Toon Adventures (US) - manual
    Trouble Shooter (US) - manual
    Twin Hawk Daisenpu (JAP) - manual
    Tyco Power Plug ??? - manual
    Undeadline (JAP) - manual
    Young Indiana Jones - Instrument of Chaos (US) - manual


    Starflight (US) - manual and map


    Night Striker (JAP) - manual (MegaCD)


    Championship Pro-Am (US) - cover and manual
    Roadblasters (US) - cover and manual
    Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety (PAL) - cover and manual
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    all Sega CD/CD 32X manuals are already available over the net, there shouldnt be any requests for these. (SegaFans, Emuparidise, Game Database, etc)

    Quote Originally Posted by The Coop View Post
    So... any requests?
    hell yea!

    Genesis - Sonic 3D Flickys Island - manual
    Genesis - Wonderboy in Monster World - manual (SCANNED)


    please and thank you
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    Sonic 3 PAL please, as only NTSC scans are available. /finnicky

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    I believe I have the cover art to all of my Genesis games uploaded on my website. If anyone goes to check it out, keep in mind that I'm in the beginning stages of designing that site and continue to post my updates on my Wordpress blog.

    I have Wonder Boy in Monster Land, so I'll go ahead and scan the manual for you. Once it's done, I'll edit this post and put in a link to it.

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    World of Illusion(USA) and Alien Storm (USA) please.


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    Hmmm... of the requests so far, I only have the Alien Storm NTSC cover, so I'll take care of that one.


    All my games are US and Japan releases, so I'm afraid I won't be able to take care of any PAL requests. But I know there are a lot of PAL users here, so hopefully a few will join the cause


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    Okay, you can download the Wonder Boy in Moster World manual here. I would right click and Save As.

    By the way, I was mistaken about the covers I have uploaded. I have most of them scanned an uploaded to the server; however, I only have a few of them linked right now. I need to get around to making pages for all of the games with all the art linked.

    I have a list of games I own on my blog (I provided a link in my previous message), so if you would like any materials from those games, let me know. When you go to my blog, just look in the left column under "My Game Collections."

    By the way, does everyone know about ReplacementDocs? It's a good place to start when looking for a manual.
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    Great thread, its a shame i dont have a scanner or i could scan PAL cover. Anyway i hope people join to the cause, and for the record i thing this thread should be "sticked".

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    The only manuals I need, and these are not available at ReplacementDocs,
    are;

    Alien 3
    Dick Tracy
    NHL 96
    Star Trek Next Generation Echoes From the Past
    WWF Raw

    Oh, and many covers can be found at GameFAQs, albeit in pieces.
    Here is the Alien Storm covers
    And Here is the EU Sonic 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by YAGRS View Post
    Okay, you can download the Wonder Boy in Moster World manual here. I would right click and Save As.
    very nice, thank you




    here are some links for sites offering SEGA manuals for download...

    http://www.digitpress.com
    http://www.emuparadise.org
    http://www.gamesdbase.com
    http://www.replacementdocs.com
    http://www.smstributes.co.uk
    http://www.segafans.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by villahed94 View Post
    World of Illusion(USA) and Alien Storm (USA) please.
    Here's the covers:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/41767551...usion.zip.html
    Bare Knuckle III rules! Also, the music in this game is freakin awesome.

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    i'd love to have man scan of the english section of mega drive worms

    make sure and visit my album

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    Quote Originally Posted by villahed94 View Post
    ... and Alien Storm (USA) please.


    http://thecoop.110mb.com/Alien_Storm_Cover.txt

    Damn internet kicking me off all the time...

    "Right click/save link as," save it to your PC, and change ".txt" to ".jpg".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Karr80 View Post
    ...Alien 3
    I have this game. I'll do the manual.


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    Thanks Coop and Killer Bean 2, you´re awesome


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