Museum News


At last the end is in sight for the backfilling of manual scans. It is expected that by early 2014 the entire collection will have been scanned into PDFs. The majority of sections are already complete. Note that some items, such as the Prima strategy guides, and most books, will not be scanned. Newly acquired items will continue to be scanned as they arrive of course.

A minor overhaul on some of the older items in the site is also taking place. Specifically, photos containing more than one item in a single JPG, such as a manual and a floppy disk, are being split out into separate image files. And with the most recent update, all cassette inlay photos have been standardized. Similarly CD games will be standardized to have a photo with the jewel case front including the inlay, and a second photo of just the inlay, which will be a PDF when it contains multiple pages. Lastly, an attempt to standardize some of the file names especially on older records will take place. These little side projects will continue over the next several months in an attempt to make the whole site more consistent and standardized.


Work is being done to fill in most of the gaps in PDFs for the New World and Origin sections of the museum. As well, be sure to check out the latest addition to the Gallery of Fine Art - the original cover painting from the Tynesoft release of Savage Island Part One in the UK.


Scanning continues full speed ahead. Recent new PDFs include most of the console game manuals and catalogs, and the Coleco Adam game collection. This includes the Japanese titles, which often contain beautiful illustrations, so be sure to check some of them out even if you do not read Japanese! Also a few vintage Atari and Intellivision catalogs are among the new PDFs available for viewing. When in doubt, use the Search box to find what you are looking for.


Recent PDF additions include most of the Broderbund and Datasoft sections, as well as most of the Ultima Onlines. Interesting recent acquisitions include the famous Leather Goddesses of Phobos T-Shirt, as well as the less well-known Hollywood Hijinx T-Shirt. Photos have been added for some of the more obscure items on the Wanted List, so you can see what we are looking for!


Some nice additions this round, including prototype boxes for Wiziprint, some maps from the unreleased Wizardry 8: Stones of Arnhem, and the much sought-after Zork Users' Group Zork II poster. So head over to the hallowed halls and enjoy!

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