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#1122765
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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There is probably a way to do that, but I doubt it would be simple. I had asked something similar about swapping out 2.7 for 2.5, only because of a few color preferences on my part. I never actually got an answer, but I can show you that it isn’t as easy as taking one file out and inserting another. Take a look at the file structure of one of the ISOs that you’d want to adjust.

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#1121862
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Hello all. I’m checking in on this thread to make sure everything is going smoothly. I’ve had at least 60 people access my post on pro-boards, so everything looks like it’s going slowly, but smoothly.

Just to let everyone know, I have an hefty work & school load coming up over the next eight weeks, so posting from me might be sparse.

But I’ll check in when I can. Keep posting here if anyone runs into any issues with the links.

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#1120766
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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You’re welcome!

As far as those fan edits go, you’ll probably have better luck looking around in a few different spots on this site. I set this thread up to help with the NJVC sets, but there are other discussions devoted to Star Wars Revisited, Pulp Empire and War Of The Stars. You can use use a custom google search of this site. Enter your search as shown below and that should help to get you pointed in the right direction:

____________ site:http://originaltrilogy.com

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#1120239
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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I actually have this issue too. I also figured it had something to do with Leawo. My hunch is it has something to do with differences between burned media and commercial discs. That opinion, however, isn’t based on much actual knowledge or evidence.

For me, though, I’m calling it good. The discs seem to work fine in blu-ray players, and the mounted ISO works fine on computers.

But if anyone has any ideas on what might be causing the ability to play the discs but not navigate around in them on computers.

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#1120198
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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To ChainsawAsh: To be fair, that is that user’s very first post. They might not quite understand what all the version numbers me yet, and may have meant to ask what you thought they were asking. Hopefully the info we posted helped.

To Scdad: if you need any clarification on what those numbers mean, let us know.

To yoda-sama: Ha ha, yeah irony indeed! I do think, however there is a big difference between polishing and tinkering or changing. Polishing a classic car with an original paint job seems to me akin to what Harmy is doing. What George Lucas has done would be more akin stripping parts of the original paint to add new designs, destroying the original in the process. But the contradiction is striking, isn’t it?

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#1119733
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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This time I must disagree with ChainsawAsh.

He is correct if you are looking for SW 2.5 or 2.7, ESB 2.0, or ROTJ 2.5.

But anything earlier than that probably won’t be very easy to find. I wouldn’t worry about it though.

About the only reason you’d want to find earlier versions is for comparison purposes. Each subsequent release is just a more highly polished edition of the films.

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#1118892
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Yes, ChainsawAsh is correct.

Those 83 rars are 83 pieces of one MASSIVE ISO file that is over 46 gigabytes. And you have to have all the pieces before you can extract anything. But once you have a folder full of parts 1-83, then you can use unarchiver, making sure to set the destination somewhere with about 50 more gigs of free space. Select the first rar of the batch (“Star Wars Despecialized 2.7 BD50.part001” in the case of the Star Wars Film Blu-ray) and start the extraction process. Your computer will recognize that it is part of a set and automatically extract all the rars. It will also reassemble them into the finished ISO file and save that to whatever you set for the extracted file to save to. That process will take about 30 minutes to an hour.

Oh, and remember, only download 10 at a time to get the best chance at completing each download session successfully.

But I think we found the problem! Keep at it man! You can do it!

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#1118853
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Ah ha. I think I see the problem. Are you trying to download them all in one sitting? If that’s the case, it won’t work. As I said here:

solkap said:

All these links are in free accounts, which have a 5 Gig transfer limit. That means you’ll probably only be able to download a maximum of 10 files before getting a window telling you to wait several hours before continuing to download.

Since the files are 500 MB each and there is a 5 GB transfer limit, the largest number of files you’ll be able to get in one sitting is 10. Then you have to wait for about 6 hours and download another 10. Repeat until you have a complete set of rars for one of the following six sets:

Star Wars Despecialized 2.7 BD50 (83 rars in this set)
Star Wars Documentaries (42 rars in this set)
The Empire Strikes Back Despecialized 2.0 BD50 (83 rars in this set)
The Empire Strikes Back - Documentaries BD25 (40 rars in this set)
Return of the Jedi Despecialized BD50 (83 rars in this set)
ROTJ & SW Trilogy Documentaries BD50 (82 rars in this set)

It will probably take a few days just to download one complete set because of the cool off time, but that is the only way it will work. Stick to doing 10 at a time and wait before downloading the next batch. That should work, and when you finally are done, then extract them. As I said, my aim is to make them available, but inconvenient. Patience. Take your time my friend. And good luck!

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#1118787
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Hmmm. Did you run into any trouble like this when you obtained (assuming you did) any of the other versions of the DE? As long as you have all the files in one folder, and go to extract the first file of the set, it should work. Could you post some more info on exactly what steps you are taking as well as the exact text of the error message you’re getting?

Also, to other members, I know next to nothing about using Mac books. Are there any users here proficient with Mac OS who might know of troubleshooting steps that I might be overlooking? LordZerome1080 could use your help.

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#1118283
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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OK, I’ve corrected the error.

I guess something must have gotten mixed up in the copying and pasting, because the links in the text file were incorrect. But I have fixed it in the posted text file. Re-download and extract it, using the same information from above, for the updated file with the correct links.

Sorry about that.

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#1118122
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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What’s failing to extract? The list or the large rar files?

And have you tried using WinRAR? I find it can complete the extraction task error free when some others glitch in the process.

It’s as good as free too. Even after your 40 day trial is up, the only thing that happens is a pop-up window that looks like this. All you have to do is click “Close” and you can keep using it with full functionality.

Let me know if that does the trick!

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#1117883
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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Great news! I got the OK from NJVC to share his sets on mega again! Harmy has given his approval as well. Go to this thread for more information on and previews of the sets themselves.

But as with anything else Despecialized, these projects should never be bought or sold.

Also you are required to own an own official copies of the Blu-rays or IV-VI of the HD Digital Downloads.

These requirements are to allay concerns of piracy, which could threaten the entire Despecilaized Project. So before you download anything here please obtain official copies of the Original Trilogy in HD. And please … please … DO NOT BUY OR SELL THESE!

I have built in a few barriers I will ask you to deal with before you can get the files to burn the blu-rays. This is not meant to keep anyone who wants copies for personal use from gaining access. Rather, it is meant to ensure that you must be intentional about getting them. I regret that this has to be so convoluted. My aim was to make NJVC’s sets as available as possible, but still make it inconvenient enough to keep my shares from being pirate bait. Follow the steps, be patient, and you will obtain the files you seek, and all without torrents. 😃

I also have a guide to burning these sets posted here below in the most comprehensive way I could think of. Mods, if you spot something there that I could improve, please let me know.

Steps for obtaining NJVC Sets

1) Go to https://www.proboards.com/register and set up an account.

2) Now go to http://swesbrotjbrmls.freeforums.net/ and log in with your new credentials.

3) Open the “General Discussion” Folder

4) Click the “NJVC” Subject. This will contain a link that says “rars”.

5) That link will direct to a download link for a password protected rar file called “NJVC OOT BR MLs”. The page may tell you that there is an error with the preview, but this didn’t interfere with anything when I tested it.

6) Download and extract the file with the password “Speci@lEditionsAre2ShortSighted”. The extracted package will contain a single text file Called “NJVC OOT BR MLs”.

(^Note^- If you do not already have a file extracting program, I used winrar to archive the file, but there many programs that can unrar it for free. Here’s a list of several such programs for windows. The Unarchiver should work for Macs. And here is a helpful article on how to extract archived files in Windows and Mac OS.)

7) This text file will contain links to mega folders for each disc, as well as lists of the links you will need for all the individual rar files. These are pieces of the finished ISO disc image, spliced into smaller pieces for the purpose of making them more transferable. You will need to finish downloading all the rars before you can extract anything, since any of the rars in a given section are only part of the finished file. The folder links are only provided in case you would like to import them to your own mega.nz account before downloading. It’s not feasible to download the entire folder all at once. All these links are in free accounts, which have a 5 Gig transfer limit. That means you’ll probably only be able to download a maximum of 10 files before getting a messages telling you to wait several hours before continuing to download.

Also keep in mind there may be a “rush” on these files once I post this, so if you run into bandwidth caps because of that, there isn’t anything I can do.

8) For this reason, I recommend using the download manager “FreeRapid Downloader”. It will let you download several files at once, as well as saving your progress if the process is aborted midway through with the wait message. You can get that here. But you will still likely be limited to 10 files every six hours or so. Remember, patience is key.

For more details on using FreeRapid Downloader, check out Section 4, Steps 1-6 of “The Ultimate Introductory Guide to Harmy’s Star Wars Trilogy Despecialized Editions”, found here.

(^Note^ Though I recommend step 8 in helping to shorten a very lengthy process, it is optional.)

9) Once you have all the rar files downloaded, extract them with your chosen unarchiving software. Do this by opening your chosen program, selecting the the directory in which you want the finished ISO to save, selecting part 1 of the rar set, and then starting the extraction process. Your computer will recognize that it is part of a set and automatically extract all the rars. It will also reassemble them into the finished ISO file and save that to whatever location you choose.

(^Note^- Depending on your extractor and its settings, you will likely need to have free disk space for the rars as well as space in which the ISO files can be reassembled and saved. And these files are massive. The space required for all the rars plus the extracted ISOs for all three films is close to 450 gigabytes. Make sure you have the disk space necessary before you start. Also, although you will be using the same extraction method as used for extracting the link list, it will be much slower because of the size of the files. Make sure to allow about 30 minutes to an hour for the extraction of each set of rars.)

10) Once the extraction process is complete for each of the rar sets, you will have the following six ISO files:

Star Wars Despecialized 2.7 BD50.iso
Star Wars Documentaries.iso
The Empire Strikes Back Despecialized 2.0 BD50.iso
The Empire Strikes Back - Documentaries BD25.iso
Return of the Jedi Despecialized BD50.iso
ROTJ & SW Trilogy Documentaries BD50.iso

(^Note^- ISO files are the digital images of the videos and file structures to be burned to the blu-ray disc, but it is not necessary to burn the ISOs to discs to view them. You can mount the file as a virtual drive to have your computer view the file as if it were a disc in a drive. Here is an article on how to do that in Windows. The process is even simpler in Mac OS. If you still want to burn them to discs, read on.)

11) For the Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back Documentary Discs a 25 gigabyte blu-ray will suffice. For all the others, you will need dual layer 50 gigabyte blu-rays. I recommend Verbatim Brand discs, as they are some of most reliable I’ve used and least likely to end up as coasters.

12) Obtain a blu-ray burner drive.

13) Now that you have the necessary ISOs, blu-ray discs, and blu-ray burning drive you’ll need disc burning software. For this, the best method is to use ImgBurn. It is a versitile free disc burning program, but the official current version (2.5.8.0) now comes loaded with extra unwanted software. In hopes to help you avoid headaches that might cause, I’m providing a clean link to ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 here: www.goo.gl/dSPTGG.

14) Connect your drive and load the blank disc.

15) You’re ready burn the ISOs to your blu-ray! Follow the steps below.

Steps for burning NJVC Sets

  1. Open ImgBurn and select “Write image file to disc”.

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  1. Next, Under “Source” use The “Browse for a file…” button to navigate to the ISO you want to burn and select it.

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  1. Under “Destination”, select the blu-ray drive that you will be using to burn the disc.

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  1. Make sure the box next to “Test Mode” is unchecked.

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5)* This step is optional, but I strongly recommend it. Set the “Write Speed” to “1x”, the lowest possible setting. This will mean the initial burn will probably take over an hour, but reducing the burn speed means reducing the chances of burning errors.

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6)* This step is also optional, but I recommend it as well. Make sure the box next to “Verify” is checked. This will cause the system to scan the disc for errors after the burn is complete. This will add another hour or so onto processing time, but it is a double check so you can be sure the disc has burned properly without any errors.

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  1. Click the “Write” button to begin the burning process.

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8)* After the initial burn is complete, the disc will eject. If you selected “Verify” in step 6, the computer will attempt to reload the disc to scan it for errors. Motorized trays will allow the computer to do this automatically, but non-motorized drives will not be capable of this. The result will be the following warning message:

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This is normal. Reload the disc again manually, then click “OK” as the prompt directs. ImgBurn will scan your disc for errors, probably taking about an hour. When it finds none, it will eject the disc again, announce that the burn has been successful, and you’re done!


Update as of 10/14/17 morning
There were a few of the mega links that were acting up.
Empire BD50 part 16 & the link for the “ROTJ & SW Trilogy Documentaries BD50” Folder stopped working.
I have updated them in the posted text file. If you got a copy the text file with erroneous links, just re-download it using the same link, and everything should work now.

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#1112258
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Star Wars THX "Faces" DVD Covers (Finished)
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I know this is a fairly outdated thread, but just in case someone ends up here looking for “Faces” covers for each individual Blu-ray, AVCHD, or DVD film, here are some really nice versions. The artwork is not mine, but was originally posted by “TheDarkKnight”. I’m merely reposting on this thread for convenience.

Really Low res previews, high res download links below:
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They are already perfectly proportioned for the media cases for which they are intended. I saved my own copies here.

Check out the designer’s user profile for the original posts.

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#1110769
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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TV’s Frink said:

^So then what stuff are we complaining about then?

What thread am I in?

I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to veer the thread off topic or to be unpleasant. It’s just that new comers may have a much harder time finding the multi rar links. People are told to look at the first post in the thread which links to TUIG. But the only two places you can get to actual link lists from TUIG that I can find are those below, and they are pretty buried:

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I’m concerned that the TUIG as it is now is like a set of driving directions someone gives you that forgets to mention some important turn on a side road that is very easy to miss.

I apologize if it came off as complaining or wasn’t applicable for this thread.

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