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Welcome to Kiwi's World (incorporating OldGameMags.com)

New Downloads (week commencing 16/07/17)

· Kiwi on July 17 2017

This weeks releases include:

  • Pokemon Colosseum #3 - donated by Richard Pilgrim, scanned by Jason
  • Nintendo World #17 - scanned by Dan, edited by Kiwi. This was the last issue produced with it subsequently being merged into N64 Magazine. Thanks to Dan we now have preserved the complete set of this title
  • Computer Games #175 - donated by Cameron, scanned by Kiwi
  • PC Gamer (USA) #121 - scanned by Kiwi
  • Cricket Tour Guide 1979/80 - scanned by Jason. A look at colonial cricket tours down under during the 1980's. In keeping with the site name change and a more open approach to preservation I am keen to host anything that takes our scanners fancy and where there is little likelihood of their being preserved otherwise. Quirky would probably best describe it  Smile 

 

         

 


Site Membership

· Kiwi on July 17 2017

Recently I opened up comments to everyone and the only comments submitted were from spammers advertising dubious links as they always do which I then had to delete. And opening the site registration system again simply resulted in two dozen registrants using fictitious mail.ru email addresses so I thought it was time to put an end to this crud once and for all.

 

The result of this is that the site registration is closed to all except actively contributing members. Additionally, anyone who had created an account in the initial site opening has had their account removed. The implications of this change don't really affect anyone all that much as there is no additional hidden content for "members only" access. Being a member simply allowed people to comment on site posts etc and no members actually posted anything anyway. However .........

 

  • If you are actively scanning magazines and wish to contribute to the site please email me and I will look at creating an account for you along with providing a personal [Upload] directory for you to submit content directly to me rather than having to use a 3rd party filehost
  • If you have donated via PAYPAL and wish to have an account please email me with with your PAYPAL address that you donated via and I will happily create an account for you. As I said earlier, there is no additional content available (we make everything available to site visitors anyway) but it will allow you to post comments etc

 

In all cases you must submit your preferred login credentials via a valid email address as I will email your login credentials back to you.

 

Kiwi


New Downloads (week commencing 09/07/17)

· Kiwi on July 11 2017

A new week rolls in and with it brings more magazine goodness.

 

This weeks releases include:

  • Computer Games #143 - donated by Cameron, scanned by Kiwi. This includes the large pull-out poster for No One Lives Forever 2 at the back of the PDF
  • Hyper #92 - scanned by Mark G Another lovely scan indeed!!!
  • PC Gamer (USA) #105 - scanned by Kiwi
  • Shooting Gameside issues 5 - 8 - I found these aeons on some website I cannot recall ago but it looks like the magazine was discontinued in 2015 so I am making these available

 

         


Scanner Problems

· Kiwi on July 04 2017

Major problems reared their ugly head today when I went to scan a new issue of Computer Games for the site.

 

Dust has somehow attached itself to the bottom optics of the FI-5650c and the result is unsightly lines on the resulting scanned images. This dust is INSIDE the optics so cannot easily be removed. I'd had problems from the day I received the unit with the upper optics having this problem so for the last 18 months I've been scanning one side at a time using the bottom optics which halves the speed scanning a magazine.

 

*** UPDATE ***

 

Seeing as the scanner was all but useless I decided to take a screwdriver to the thing and after a bit of tinkering I managed to remove the bottom optic unit. Man oh man!! ...was it dirty!! I used an ear bud with Isopropyl alcohol to carefully clean the inside of the glass and the resulting scans are actually better than ever. Now if I could only figure out how to remove the top optics. Oh for a tear down manual .....


New Downloads (week commencing 02/07/17)

· Kiwi on July 02 2017

Getting back into it a little better now that I am over a head cold. 2009 releases are starting to appear online as long as they are not available from the publishers in digital form. This marks the latest releases that can be made for Future PLC's products as most of their magazines have digital versions available from Dec 2009 onwards, barring Nintendo Official Magazine which has had all digital content removed online. If we can source copies of that title I have no moral problems releases any and all issues.

 

This weeks releases include:

  • PC PowerPlay #161 - all issues of this title have been scanned by Kiwi or Jason 
  • EGM #212 - donated by Richard Pilgrim, scanned by Jason. This was terribly skewed so it need quite a bit of work to straighten it all out but it looks pretty good now  Smile 
  • PC Pilot - heaps of newer issues have been archived thanks to muller23 in the event the publisher disappears. The Photo Gallery has been updated with cover scans for the current crop. More to come ....
  • PSM2 #23 (pre-press)
  • Computer Games #195 - donated by Cameron, scanned by Kiwi. I believe this is the second to last issue to be produced for this title as according to reports the company folded in March 2007. Given publications were produced a month in advance that means the April 2007 issue (#196) was the final issue
  • Computer Games #196 - donated by Cameron, scanned by Kiwi. The final issue of this magazine is now available
  • Nintendo World #16 - scanned by Dan, edited by Kiwi
  • Edge #199 - scanned by Kiwi

 

 

              

          


New Downloads (week commencing 25/06/17)

· Kiwi on June 29 2017

Slow start this week as I'm feeling a tad under the weather....

 

 

Magazine releases this week include:

  • CVG #73 - scanned by Gladiator
  • Personal Computing Today (Feb 1985) - this comes courtesy of Archive.org. Plenty of our stuff has been uploaded there so I felt it only fair to use one of their releases, especially for a difficult to obtain title such as this particular magazine
  • Hyper #184 (Feb 2009) - scanned by Kiwi
  • Xbox 360 Official (AUS) #36 - scanned by Kiwi
  • Hyper #186 (April 2009) - scanned by Kiwi  
  • EGM #263 (2014) - scanned by Kiwi  This is way outside our normal 2009 cut-off date but as they disappeared and didn't refund subscribers and basically lied about continuing to publish when they weren't I've decided to make this issue available

 

 

 

                    

     


Site Update ...

· Kiwi on June 22 2017

Site visitor Sam let me know that the Nintendo Magazine System (AUS) download link pointed to an incorrect magazine. This has now been corrected.

 

If anyone finds an incorrect link please contact me using one of the [Contact Me] page options and I will get it fixed ASAP.

 

Thanks for the heads-up Sam  Laughing


Registration Disabled ...

· Kiwi on June 20 2017

Due to spamming of the registration system (fictitous email addresses etc) I have closed registrations to the site.

 

If you simply want to download files there is no requirement to register whatsoever and there are no additional downloads available for those who do register.

 

However, if you do wish to comment/ post on the forums and be part of the site community etc you will need to use the Contact Me page and provide me with:

 

1. A Username (keep it respectable please)

2. Preferred password

3. A valid email address (if sending via the Contact form)

 

Upon receipt of the above I will validate you. 


New Downloads (week commencing 18/06/17)

· Kiwi on June 18 2017

We start the week off with issues 66-78 of PC Pilot thanks to muller23. These are available from the publisher so cannot be made available here but we have archived them in the event the publisher were to cease trading and/or digital versions were no longer available to purchase. Cover scans for these issues have been added to the Photo Gallery.

 

New magazines available for download this week include:

  • Video Gamer #04  - scanned by Dan, edited by Kiwi  
  • Softex Vol. 01-03 - scanned by Jason    
  • PC PowerPlay #16, 18 - scanned by Jason   (Note: These were scanned off badly scewed print copies but these will be fine until we can acquire better print copies to re-scan)
  • PlayStation Official (UK) #52 (pre-press version)  
  • Hyper #89 - another awesome scan by Mark G 
  • Computer Games #184 - donated by Cameron, scanned by Kiwi 
  • Computer Pilot Vol.01-06 - scanned by muller23. This had been submitted previously and wirhdrawn while I looked into whether the publisher intended making earlier issues available digitally. This doesn't appear to be the case hence it being reinstated
  • Computer Pilot Vol.03-03 donated by Cameron, scanned by Kiwi 
  • PlayStation Official (UK) #53  (pre-press version)

New Downloads (week commencing 11/06/17)

· Kiwi on June 12 2017

The first releases under the new site are:

 

 

  • Hyper #88 - scanned by Mark G
  • Computer Games #180 - donated by Cameron, scanned by Kiwi
  • Play tm #113 (pre-press version)
  • PSM2 #17 (pre-press version)  
  • PlayStation Official (UK) (2006 - current) #49, 50 & 52 (not available)
  • PC Pilot #15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 38 scanned by muller23    
  • Maximum PC #139 (not available)

 

Previous releases uploaded just as the WordPress site gave up the ghost and fubared itself include:

  • Play #44 - scanned by marktrade and edited by myself
  • PC PowerPlay #122 - donated by Richard Pilgrim and edited by Jason

These are included here because every time I updated the site the post caused the site to crash so I am not sure anyone got the news they were available.

New releases will be added to the weekly download post rather than creating a new post for each issue so keep an eye out for new releases here


Downloads Online

· Kiwi on June 12 2017

All downloads are now online.

There are a few differences from the OGM of old but the main one is that where a magazine title changed, there is now a download link for each iteration.

For example, Strategy Plus changed its name to Computer Games: Strategy Plus as it moved away from board gaming towards computer gaming only to shorten its name to Computer Games at the end of its life. Prior to the shift to the new platform I nested Computer Games: Strategy Plus and Computer Games together. This has now changed with each title having a seperate link.

If anyone finds a non-working link let me know and I will get it fixed ASAP.