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Scan Formats
Type Sizes Format
Front covers 200-300 dpi JPEG
Contents pages 200-300 dpi JPEG
Disk scans 320 pixels minimum JPEG
Game review scans 100dpi preferred for the final scans, but we would prefer people sent higher resolution scans to us to resize JPEG

Frequently Asked Questions

I have some magazine scans you are missing! What should I do?

We would be very grateful for any scans we are missing! Please stick to the scan sizes above!

The magazine is too large for my scanner. What do I do?

Scan it in several parts. Try to keep the scans as straight as possible, with enough overlap between the scans and submit the parts. We will then recomposite the scans.

Why are some of the magazine scans black and white?

This indicates that the scan is not big enough or of a sufficient quality and we would like a replacement scan! Hopefully it will encourage those of you with the magazine to scan it for us! :)

What's the deal with the ratings? Why do I see scores of 74%, then 8/10, then 76%?

Most magazines reviewed games and marked them as a percentage out of 100. Other magazines used ratings out of 5 or 10.

When a magazine scored games out of 10, they would quite often give a game a score of 10/10 which would convert to a rating of 100%! This would throw out all the top 100 reviews section because a load of games would have scored a perfect mark.

The Amiga Magazine Rack method of sorting scores takes the middle mark for the ratings. For example, a game scoring 8 stars out of 10 would have gotten a score somewhere between 70% and 80%. The middle mark is therefore 75% and that is why the game would appear between 74% and 76% in the table.

Score out of 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Percentage range 0 - 10% 10 - 20% 20 - 30% 30 - 40% 40 - 50% 50 - 60% 60 - 70% 70 - 80% 80 - 90% 90 - 100%
Middle score 5% 15% 25% 35% 45% 55% 65% 75% 85% 95%

Similarly for scores out of 5, we break up the 100% range into 5 even blocks, and take the middle score from each block to work out where the game should appear:

Score out of 5 1 2 3 4 5
Percentage range 0 - 20% 20 - 40% 40 - 60% 60 - 80% 80 - 100%
Middle score 10% 30% 50% 70% 90%

What is the naming format for compilations that do not have a title?

List the games with a semicolon separating each title. For example:

Bug Bash; Nucleus
Humans; Humans 2
Overkill; Lunar-C

I notice there are a lot of reviews missing. How can I help?

Indexing all the reviews from magazines takes a long time. We currently have over 10,000 reviews but would happily accept any that are missing. If you wish to help, please download the following Excel template and fill it in for any issues you have.

Link to sample Excel template

You will appear as a contributor on the team page.

Please note: We do NOT accept any data that has been ripped off other websites. A lot of the websites on the net have lots of mistakes, and it is simply stealing someone else's work.

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