Are original files for 1e / 2e material preserved somewhere?


3.5/d20/OGL

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

A lot of PDFs for old TSR-era material seem to my eye like they're scans from printed product. At what point in TSR/WotC history does the printing process become sufficiently digital that there would exist digital files that could be used to recreate products with lossless fidelity?

Take for example boxed set maps, like the ones in FRCS 1e, Maztica, Kara-Tur et al. Does there exist, somewhere (even if not publicly available) a huge JPG/PNG/RAW image file that contains the entire maps without the physical creases that a scanned image would have?

I'm not asking, necessarily, if that material is available to us consumers, but even is anyone archiving that material behind the scenes at WotC? Or is the possibility to reprint material from that era at 100% fidelity irrevocably lost?


I would suggest asking this question on the www.acaeum.com forums. They have a lot of expertise.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Thanks!

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