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Harmy's Despecialized Star Wars 1977 - Color Adjustment Project for v2.7 (released)

Thank you, Bluto!

It’s good to see I’m not crazy. (Well, I didn’t imagine that the files are gone, at least.)

Thanks for poking around for me. Usenet and NZB are also a whole new world for me, so that’ll take some research and learning on my end. Totally worth it, though.

I also need to decide on a playback medium, since my system at home has multiple options.

This is a huge help to my quest. Thanks again for the lifeline.

  • James
Harmy's Despecialized Star Wars 1977 - Color Adjustment Project for v2.7 (released)

Hi, gang.

Combing through here to see what I’m doing wrong…

Yes, I’ve read the guide: https://goo.gl/1WGHBA

And I seem to have found the SW 2.7 MKV on ulozto.net.

I even downloaded a file that seems to be named appropriately, according to HanDuet’s file verification supplement. (https://goo.gl/mI0qtC)

Meanwhile, there are three .mkv files up with the same name, only they are sized at 4.3, 4.3, and 4.6GB, rather than the 19.9 as specified in HanDuet’s supplement.

The video that I’ve watched just to drool over it before I can get it home is absolutely beautiful. I am amazed at the love, sweat and tears that have been put into these, and am eternally grateful that I can have this amazing piece of film history. I am also sure it will be light years better than my theatrical DVDs, although I’d have to compare them one after the other.

I am curious if I should be concerned about the size? I don’t have any checksum software at my disposal, and this version may be good enough for my purposes.

More importantly, to find episodes V and VI, if I use the search terms on HanDuet’s introductory guide, it does not yield the .mkv files or even any .rar files, but rather a bunch of .par2 files.

What am I missing?

I feel as though I’ve followed all the bread crumbs but am still not finding the grail.

Thanks again to all of you for all that you do. It’s a great community here.

  • James
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The TLDR of why I’m here is my quest for a version of the OT that is more true to what I grew up watching.

My son was born last month, and I found myself wondering what kind of world he would grow up in without access to a non-special-edition Star Wars… How would I introduce him to this wonderful universe?

He’s a little over seven weeks old. He’s alive, and eating, so now I’m clearly on to other priorities, like figuring out a watch order and how old he needs to be to start watching different movies and shows. I guess I have some time.

My Star Wars fanhood came as a bit of a shock to me, honestly. I’d always liked the movies, even the Ewok and Droid cartoons as a child when I didn’t know any better. But I’d never considered myself a Star Wars nerd until just last year.

Back in 2012 or so I got suckered by my local game store’s owner into being a game master for the beta version of Fantasy Flight Games’ Star Wars: Edge of the Empire role-playing game.

Never again will I run a beta, at least, not with such unforgiving, rules lawyers as such that wandered into the [as per policy] open game at the shop.

But what it did open up to me is the entire world of fan-fiction, Wookieepedia, and countless articles on what is or isn’t “cannon”, as I went down one rabbit hole after the next to feed my brain for content to make an original and entertaining game for my players, while trying to preserve the spirit and tone of the universe. Eventually, I settled on treating Legends as a sort of DC’s 52-universe, or as I’ve heard the attitude attributed to the old George: “Sure. That all happened.”

By and large, I would entertain any aspect of the EU. Except midi-chlorians. Those were right out.

(Actually one of my players had the theory that midi-chlorians are something that “Crazy Uncle Qui-Gon” made up, and the other Jedi just kind of let him go along with it and keep that tinfoil on his head; he wasn’t hurting anyone, and he was a respected member of the council.)

Fast-forward to attending an RPG con in St. Louis in 2018. At another table was an event. Star Wars trivia. No way would I ever go toe-to-toe with another Star Wars fan on trivia. However, the team ended up using a lifeline and asking the other tables. To pick which table they were going to ask, they polled the room for anyone who was a “Star Wars expert.” No way. Don’t waste your lifeline on me, dude.

“…What was Luke’s call sign on Hoth?”

As the answer flew into my head before the judge reading the question even lifted his head, I thought with such joy, Oh my god! I’m a Star Wars nerd!

And I’ve embraced it ever since. By no means am I an expert or do I read all the books and comics, but I can at least tell why that special ed. shot of young Luke wielding a gray lightsaber is very, very wrong.