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#901 darkwingduck13

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 09:23 AM

God help me, I am seriously thinking about doing this for my GBA games. I'd have to buy 90 of the blank DS cases, though, in order to cover my collection and have a few left over so I didn't have to order again right away. That's 9 of Nintendo's 10-packs, times $7 apiece which would be $63 fuckin' dollars before shipping, without counting the cost of printing all the inserts. o-: Crap, I don't know if I should do that or just buy some more games. :P
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#902 Predator Ranger

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 03:18 AM

God help me, I am seriously thinking about doing this for my GBA games. I'd have to buy 90 of the blank DS cases, though, in order to cover my collection and have a few left over so I didn't have to order again right away. That's 9 of Nintendo's 10-packs, times $7 apiece which would be $63 fuckin' dollars before shipping, without counting the cost of printing all the inserts. o-: Crap, I don't know if I should do that or just buy some more games. :P


All I can say is: the cased games look damn sexy on the shelf ;)
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#903 darkwingduck13

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 08:57 AM

Yeah, I know...I keep looking at my DS collection and thinking, "My GBA collection could look like that.......

I've got the original boxes for like 90% of my GBA carts, but they take up way more space on the shelf, and they're not durable at all (not that I'm taking them into the pit at a Pantera concert or anything, I'm just thinking of their longevity over a longer period of time).

I'm gonna break down. I know I will. :P
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#904 ShinMusashi44

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 05:57 PM

Are any of these sites still around? None seem to load for me. I've been wanting to do this for awhile but can't find any sites that have custom GBA covers.

#905 Predator Ranger

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 06:00 PM

Are any of these sites still around? None seem to load for me. I've been wanting to do this for awhile but can't find any sites that have custom GBA covers.


The Cover Project still exists, but it seems to have gone down yesterday and is still down today. Don't worry, I'm sure it'll be back :)

http://www.thecoverproject.net/
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#906 radjago

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 05:18 PM

Now that I have some extra money and shelf space, I'm thinking about doing this for my collection of ~50 GBA, GBC, and GB games. If I printed the sleeves myself, how much would this set me back?

#907 Snowcone

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 10:25 PM

Now that I have some extra money and shelf space, I'm thinking about doing this for my collection of ~50 GBA, GBC, and GB games. If I printed the sleeves myself, how much would this set me back?


50 sheets of full color ink. I'd say at the very worst it would use a whole cartridge of ink (which I doubt it will) and 50 sheets of paper. Add in the cost of the cases, which is $7 for 10 + S/H (I think its usually about $36 for 40 or 50 cases shipped).
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#908 PleasantOne

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:18 AM

Could anyone possible a) direct me to or b) scan for me a high res copy of the Etrian Odyssey cover? I just got a cart only copy of it. I assumed it would be easy enough to find a cover scan, but apparently not :P

On a related note, if anyone knows where I could get a manual as well, please drop me a PM.
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#909 xycury

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:08 PM

According to manmann99 over at thecoverproject.net:

"Hey i work for a certain printing company and i believe you can use an 8pt gloss paper. that works great! its about as thick as the original insert"

Another option comes from The Game:

"For the DS cases, I use regular matte photo paper. You can get it anywhere. I've found that the glossy sometimes makes the colors too bright (Link's Awakening came out almost yellow.).

For the Universal cases, I got somephoto matte legal paper. Harder to get, I had to order it from Epson's website. It seems kind of thin, but it comes out beautifully."


I was wondering what's the best paper. My wife has a Pixma 6000 which makes wonderful color photos so using this printer is great to go with making the covers.

though I don't know what paper to get, i need about a ream of 100 to make....

any type of brand? I was thinking if the glossy made it too bright, I may go with a matte look.

#910 UncleBob

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 05:32 AM

For anyone who hasn't done this yet and is still thinking about it... do it!
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#911 Homerun17

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:09 PM

If someone has a Super Mario World one could they please Upload it?

Since thecoverproject.net is down >_>

GBA One BTW :P

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#912 Predator Ranger

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:28 PM

If someone has a Super Mario World one could they please Upload it?

Since thecoverproject.net is down >_>

GBA One BTW :P


Site's back up:

http://www.thecoverp....php?game_id=86
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#913 maigoyume

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 02:35 PM

Completely forgot about this site, been meaning to start getting into it.
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#914 Antic

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 05:42 PM

I gotta check them out in hopes of finding one for Etrian Odyssey. Bought it at GS and they had the manual but no box art.

#915 racer06

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 02:57 AM

What happened to the cover project? Curious about the whole project but mainly looking a Final Fantasy VI GBA cover for a DS case. Any luck?

#916 Predator Ranger

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:04 PM

What happened to the cover project? Curious about the whole project but mainly looking a Final Fantasy VI GBA cover for a DS case. Any luck?


Was out for a few days, but looks like it's back up.

Here's the FFVI GBA link:

http://www.thecoverp...hp?game_id=2578
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#917 detectiveconan16

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:28 PM

Wow, this pretty cool. If only the JP gba covers were possible. Damn their space saving designs!

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#918 xycury

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 02:06 PM

Wow, this pretty cool. If only the JP gba covers were possible. Damn their space saving designs!


Some other games may have alternate versions (JP) out there, just have to see if someone from Japan or imported one to scan it.

Really I would love to help, I may have a few that aren't on there and I've been waiting for some free time... sounds like i might scan some in tonight.

#919 detectiveconan16

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 06:32 PM

I'm really wondering how one would go about with this, just for a front cover.

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#920 J7.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 01:05 AM

I'm not against this at all, but I am wondering why you would spend the money to do it? Do you usually show off your collection of games to people or do you just like having cases for every game? Please be honest about it. Again only asking out of high curiousity.

#921 Greenboom98

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:55 PM

Well I the thing for me is that some of the GBA games that I have have no box so it'll be nice to have something to show for it other than just the cart itself. I'm only going to use regular paper and regular ink. Not going to spend an atrocious amount of money making Hi-Quality art.

And the answer to your question, yes I like to have my media neatly & organized. Hate the boxes because they get easily trashed but having a case out its so much easier. Have my BD (Hate the WB boxsets because they are bigger than the other BD), DVD (Have a few that are oversized but I'm good with DVDs), CDs, PS1, PS2, PS3, DS, GC, Wii, DS, & GBA boxes that look ugly on the shelf (have them in a box).
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#922 J7.

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 02:57 AM

I'm confused by what you mean in your last sentence. Are you saying you keep all your games that are not in regular type cases for their respective console in a separate box?

#923 xycury

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 04:33 AM

I think it just looks good, plus GBA boxes don't fair to well.

Have you seen any of the pictures that have done it??? it's great.

#924 J7.

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 05:22 AM

It does look great, but I'm just a cheapass and I don't care much about how my games look.

#925 Greenboom98

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:30 AM

I'm confused by what you mean in your last sentence. Are you saying you keep all your games that are not in regular type cases for their respective console in a separate box?


Just started doing my GBA Boxes --> DS Cases...They look much better aligned with the DS cases. Right now I have all GBA original boxes in a box thrown in the closet.
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#926 donssword

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:21 AM

Getting ready to start a few cases myself :-)

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#927 dablemont

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 10:14 PM

This is simply AMAZING. Thank all of those who are working on those covers! I have so many GBA games without boxes that I can't believe someone came up with this great idea!

#928 xycury

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 01:40 PM

Made the GS cases; they look pretty cool. also had to do some modding inside the case so it could fit the manuals, it was a pain in the ass.

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very nice, and I agree that it is a pain to fit the manual. But not as painful as trying to fit a GB/GBC cart in there... alot more hacking.

#929 bvharris

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 02:28 AM

So I know this thread is a relic, but I just wanted to mention how helpful it was in getting into this. I finally bought a good printer for unrelated reasons (not that it wasn't a factor) and figured it was a good chance to both re-case my GBA games and get covers for some of the ones in generic cases.

I'm not what you would call a "crafts guy" but I was amazed at how easy it was and how nice the finished product looks, even with just an "alright" printer. My girlfriend laughed at me when I was buying all the supplies, but when she saw the finished product even she was impressed.

I just placed an order with the Nintendo store for another 10 DS cases, so this is definitely going to be a slippery slope.

Thanks for the tips, guys!

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 11:16 PM

Hey I printed a Street Fight Cover, put the pic came out small. How do I resize?