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#271 Snowcone

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 03:03 PM

I setup a temporary page for you guys to upload files to my site.
http://www.snackbar-...ploadcovers.php

Only images smaller than 7MB may be uploaded. I will handle the creation of the thumbnails. I will also be deleting these after I get them moved to the proper location. This page will only be up when someone needs to upload covers so make sure you contact me before attempting to upload.
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#272 simplygriff

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 03:04 PM

Just let me know. Or I can e-mail them toyou. Whatever.:D

Oh and after further review i changed my mind and like the Snowcone GBA logo better. Just seems bolder and stands out more. The other is nice but I wish the text was bigger.
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#273 Snowcone

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 03:08 PM

The text is clearer on the 2nd one but with resizing it to fit it lost some of its sharpness. I think the first one works fine and since it is bolder and so small after being printed anyway I think it is good. I will fix the logo for the covers that were mentioned above and reupload them.
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#274 simplygriff

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 03:31 PM

I setup a temporary page for you guys to upload files to my site.
http://www.snackbar-...ploadcovers.php

Only images smaller than 7MB may be uploaded. I will handle the creation of the thumbnails. I will also be deleting these after I get them moved to the proper location. This page will only be up when someone needs to upload covers so make sure you contact me before attempting to upload.


Alright I think I loaded the Zelda and FF1 &2. After I did it it said that I "can only upload images". They both were .jpgs Can you make sure you got them? Let me know what you think of the quality of work to see if they're acceptable. I want these to be of the best quality for everyone and if there's something you think I could do better let me know. Thanks for hosting this project. If they're good enough you can just give credit to simplygriff and maybe put a link to my under construction site www.simplygriff.com
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#275 Snowcone

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 03:36 PM

I setup a temporary page for you guys to upload files to my site.
http://www.snackbar-...ploadcovers.php

Only images smaller than 7MB may be uploaded. I will handle the creation of the thumbnails. I will also be deleting these after I get them moved to the proper location. This page will only be up when someone needs to upload covers so make sure you contact me before attempting to upload.


Alright I think I loaded the Zelda and FF1 &2. After I did it it said that I "can only upload images". They both were .jpgs Can you make sure you got them? Let me know what you think of the quality of work to see if they're acceptable. I want these to be of the best quality for everyone and if there's something you think I could do better let me know. Thanks for hosting this project. If they're good enough you can just give credit to simplygriff and maybe put a link to my under construction site www.simplygriff.com
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If you got that error then they didn't upload. Try it again in a minute.
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#276 simplygriff

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 03:57 PM

Alright the Zelda went I think, but I keep getting this error with the FF1and2

Only images may be uploaded
Current type: image/pjpeg

Any ideas? It's just a straight jpeg outta PS. just liek the Zelda. ???

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#277 Snowcone

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 04:07 PM

Alright the Zelda went I think, but I keep getting this error with the FF1and2

Only images may be uploaded
Current type: image/pjpeg

Any ideas? It's just a straight jpeg outta PS. just liek the Zelda. ???


Image/pjpeg? Odd. Lemme set it up to allow that type of file.

Fixed. I don't see any files in the uploads folder. Try them both again.
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#278 simplygriff

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 04:19 PM

Success! Got it! Done! WoOt! Sorry for all the trouble. Check em out let me know what you think.

So what's next?
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#279 Snowcone

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 04:33 PM

Success! Got it! Done! WoOt! Sorry for all the trouble. Check em out let me know what you think.

So what's next?
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Nice. Got them online too. Your FF: Dawn of Souls cover was more of a pure white than the other one and while I typically center the logo in the spine yours looked cleaner overall. Keep them coming guys.

On a side note, I have a contact at Nintendo who I inquired with about acquiring boxart directly from Nintendo. I fired off an email and they aren't going to be able to provide us with anything. Oh well. We just need to find more people with GBA games and access to a scanner.
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#280 simplygriff

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 04:49 PM

Looks good. I see what you mean about the white of the background especially up against the Tactics box. I may adjust the levels some to brighten that up and resend it.

Have you been leaving the nintendo logo like the originals and centering the Game logo? I just took out a chunk of blank space and lined everything up. Granted that may not work on some covers, Final Fight I know cause it has a round gradient behind the logo.

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#281 Snowcone

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 04:56 PM

Looks good. I see what you mean about the white of the background especially up against the Tactics box. I may adjust the levels some to brighten that up and resend it.

Have you been leaving the nintendo logo like the originals and centering the Game logo? I just took out a chunk of blank space and lined everything up. Granted that may not work on some covers, Final Fight I know cause it has a round gradient behind the logo.


I play it by ear with each cover. Sometimes you have to chop off developer logos in order to center the artwork or logo and other times you don't. Just do it however you think looks best.

I think the cover is bright enough as I lightened it up already.
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#282 Snowcone

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 04:59 PM

I ftp'd raw scans of Metal Slug Advance, Lost Vikings, Gekido Advance, Guilty Gear Advance, and Boktai to Organicow last week. If someone wants me to forward them elsewhere, let me know.


Upload them here: http://www.snackbar-...ploadcovers.php
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#283 simplygriff

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 05:01 PM

Oh cool. Thanks. I guess I'll just start with whatever is in the rest of my collection unless someone wants a specific one from my earlier list.

Do you know of a faster way to scan images? In PS I go file>import> EpsonTwain it works fine but always prescans and closes after every scan. Should I just try to use the Scanner independent of PS? Any suggestions?

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#284 Snowcone

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 05:06 PM

That is how I do it in PS, but it doesn't close PS in between scans.
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#285 simplygriff

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 05:15 PM

It doesn't close PS but it closes the scanning utility. I've used a scanner before a long long time ago where if you were doing a bunch of scanning you could have an area selected and all your settings set up and just put your item in the area and hit scan. This was forever ago on an old work PC without PS. Any ideas?

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#286 Tybee

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 05:55 PM

These are teriffic guys. Very nice work. Any chance of getting covers for the following:

Boktai
Boktai 2
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars
Game & Watch Gallery 4
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & the Amazing Mirror


I'd scan 'em for ya if I had a scanner. :(

#287 simplygriff

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 07:10 PM

Ho wlong did it take you guys to get your cases? I ordered mine first thing Monday and they're still putting my order together. Just slap them in a box and get them out!!
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#288 Mij

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 10:40 PM

Well I realized that the first logo was the wrong size and blurry so here is a new logo. It's very sharp and clean and should look nice when printed.

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#289 moe11888

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 10:54 PM

Mij, this one really looks much better. Hopefully everyone starts using these. If I find the time, I might even start putting this in the old covers. It shouldn't take too long.

#290 DenisDFat

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 11:11 PM

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 11:16 PM

Well I realized that the first logo was the wrong size and blurry so here is a new logo. It's very sharp and clean and should look nice when printed.

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I know this isn't much of a difference but in my opinion, the white border is too thick. Could we use something like this. Once again, I realize there is a very little difference.

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#292 Mij

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 11:24 PM

Sure I was just offering a sharper image. I dont care how thick the border is.

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 11:27 PM

Hey guys -
I'm really glad you guys (esp. snowcone) have really run with this! I don't really have the time these days to fuss with this, so I hereby pass the OP torch to Snowcone.

Snowcone - I would suggest that we either kill this thread and have you start a new one (so you can update the running tally in the OP), or have you put these on a webpage somewhere and just keep this thread alive as a place to discuss the covers and set up scan trades, etc. Or, we can keep this thread like it is, and you can just PM me new BBcode whenever you want and I'll post it in the OP.
Whaddya think??

PS - I'm really glad you guys have come up with a better res scan of the GBA logo; mine looked like ass.
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Posted 30 December 2004 - 04:32 AM

Hey guys -
I'm really glad you guys (esp. snowcone) have really run with this! I don't really have the time these days to fuss with this, so I hereby pass the OP torch to Snowcone.

Snowcone - I would suggest that we either kill this thread and have you start a new one (so you can update the running tally in the OP), or have you put these on a webpage somewhere and just keep this thread alive as a place to discuss the covers and set up scan trades, etc. Or, we can keep this thread like it is, and you can just PM me new BBcode whenever you want and I'll post it in the OP.
Whaddya think??

PS - I'm really glad you guys have come up with a better res scan of the GBA logo; mine looked like ass.


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#295 Snowcone

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 07:34 AM

Hey guys -
I'm really glad you guys (esp. snowcone) have really run with this! I don't really have the time these days to fuss with this, so I hereby pass the OP torch to Snowcone.

Snowcone - I would suggest that we either kill this thread and have you start a new one (so you can update the running tally in the OP), or have you put these on a webpage somewhere and just keep this thread alive as a place to discuss the covers and set up scan trades, etc. Or, we can keep this thread like it is, and you can just PM me new BBcode whenever you want and I'll post it in the OP.
Whaddya think??

PS - I'm really glad you guys have come up with a better res scan of the GBA logo; mine looked like ass.


And lo.

www.snack-bargames.com/gbacovers.php


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#296 Mr. Anderson

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 08:48 AM

Hey guys -
I'm really glad you guys (esp. snowcone) have really run with this! I don't really have the time these days to fuss with this, so I hereby pass the OP torch to Snowcone.

Snowcone - I would suggest that we either kill this thread and have you start a new one (so you can update the running tally in the OP), or have you put these on a webpage somewhere and just keep this thread alive as a place to discuss the covers and set up scan trades, etc. Or, we can keep this thread like it is, and you can just PM me new BBcode whenever you want and I'll post it in the OP.
Whaddya think??

PS - I'm really glad you guys have come up with a better res scan of the GBA logo; mine looked like ass.


And lo.

www.snack-bargames.com/gbacovers.php


www.snackbar-games.com/gbacovers.php


Damn, almost had it. :wink:

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#297 simplygriff

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 02:20 PM

I got the Mario Advanced 1 cover done and here. Where ya want it boss?

This one was a bugger cause of a pattern along the spine. I think I did pretty well though.
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#298 Snowcone

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 02:45 PM

Mij, this one really looks much better. Hopefully everyone starts using these. If I find the time, I might even start putting this in the old covers. It shouldn't take too long.


I can build a Photoshop action to do that automatically, no need for you to do so.
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#299 Snowcone

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 02:47 PM

i've upped the bubble bobs scans


I'll take care of those this morning.
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Posted 30 December 2004 - 03:04 PM

I got the Mario Advanced 1 cover done and here. Where ya want it boss?

This one was a bugger cause of a pattern along the spine. I think I did pretty well though.
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