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Postby Heavy Stylus » Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:28 pm

Beautiful. Absolutely stunning, and I agree - it makes a lot more sense than having loads of different shaped boxes.

If only I still had my ST I'd love to do the same. It's also a shame that 3.5" jewelcases aren't still readily available.
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Postby Heavy Stylus » Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:31 pm

Hey - check out:

http://www.jetmedia.co.uk/popprods.htm?Part=ZCTF-4

It seems you can buy trays for CD Jewel Cases to hold floppy disks! This is a pretty cool alternative - although not quite as nice as 3.5" cases...

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Postby bullis1 » Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:47 pm

Those CD jewel case inserts are pretty cool. Retrofitting, what a novel idea!

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Postby tobe » Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:41 pm

Pretty cool indeed. Let's box new games (wink wink at Paradize crew ;)) !
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Postby Maartau » Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:10 pm

tobe wrote:Pretty cool indeed. Let's box new games (wink wink at Paradize crew ;)) !


Yes great idea ! And of course done by techie :lol:

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Postby Heavy Stylus » Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:51 pm

Yes! That is a fantastic idea.

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Postby Sarek » Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:16 pm

techie_alison wrote:These are carefully made reproductions from some of my games.


About 5-10 years ago I used to print replica case sleeves for "backups" of my PC software, games and encyclopedias on cd. But for about 5 years I've not bothered with them anymore. Backups rarely got taken off the shelf especially when they grew outdated, my encyclopedias were never used after wikipedia came along, and game cds I now prefer to keep all together, stood without cases in a little plastic tray. Although I was dead keen on making these sleeves at the time, I ended up feeling quite pathetic about making them when I eventually threw them away. For a time I did grow quite fond of the more deluxe dvd style case, and I did make up one or two of these, but they too have since gone the same way.

I do understand the appeal, in that it's kind of nice to kit out your computer desk with authentic looking stuff once in a while. ;) And I must admit, your cases do look appealing, for decoration purposes more than anything else.

So now I'm thinking what else could we do with these graphics besides print replica cases? I'm sure there would be a market for themed collectors items; wall art for example.

Do you remember those A4 ads in the magazines? Some of those would look quite nice framed. Could we round up some pictures? I'll start us off.

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Postby Sarek » Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:21 pm

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Postby RetroGamerUK » Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:45 pm

I think Aly's replica games are a great idea for those people who often post on the forum telling of how they now have an ST again and are looking for games to play on it but either can't be mythered with the painful process of creating the disks themselves from images, or just aren't clever enough bless em.
Plus it would make some classics available at less than the artificially inflated E-Bay prices that everyone swears by nowadays..
Even more so for the more rare original games...

Those old ads you refer to Sarek, well on the way to RV05' in my mate's car, Muguk handed me a thick A4 size magazine, it was a collection of many many of those ads and it was cool to read through them.
And yes, I concur most concurrently that such an image would be cool framed or painted on the gable end of your home.

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Postby Mug UK » Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:47 pm

I can bring those old magazines with me if others want to read of the days of yore when 1Mhz (and less) was king :)
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Postby Heavy Stylus » Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:30 am

I always thought it was ridiculous that old games used to come in such huge cardboard boxes. I had a sizeable collection of ST originals back in the day, and finding somewhere to keep the boxes was a nightmare...

They eventually ended up all going in the bin when I moved house back in 2000. I still can't believe I did it - but I really needed the space and wasn't aware that the ST had an active scene.
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Postby Sarek » Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:49 pm

Heavy Stylus wrote:I always thought it was ridiculous that old games used to come in such huge cardboard boxes. I had a sizeable collection of ST originals back in the day, and finding somewhere to keep the boxes was a nightmare...


In them days, cardboard waste was not the issue it is today. :)

But still, my latest laser printer came in ridiculous amounts of packaging. (that's US design for you)

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Postby Stefan jL » Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:37 pm

The general idea of custom covers are fun, i know this is done alot for movie DVD's and i don't mean only pirated ones :wink:

For Atari ST games it's possible to use from adverts or maybe from other systems gamebox artwork if they differ from the ST ones or arcade flyers for all those arcade conversions: TAFA

Too bad i dont have any photoshop skills :(
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