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Sega Saturn Slim DVD Cover Project [98 Covers and Growing / 56K beware!]


#91 Mookyjooky   Work is play... CAGiversary!   5202 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2006 - 05:28 PM

Title has been updated, and 2nd post images, with the new region concepts in the post above. Enjoy.

#92 ashram   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1240 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2006 - 05:45 PM

one thing i noticed...some games have the japanese front cover, but US rears.... normally this isn't an issue, but if the japanese cover has a rating, and you're using it for the english verion of the game, then should you use the US rating? it would only take like 3 seconds to implement....

also, i like the US region template.... that would help when you have all your games lined up together....

#93 Mookyjooky   Work is play... CAGiversary!   5202 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:41 PM

I personally think that the ratings are an eyesore.. but if you want to, go for it. =)

I think during the saturn, only some of them have ratings, and even that... the rating system has changed.

#94 SaurianOverlord   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   33 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

SaurianOverlord

Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:52 PM

one thing i noticed...some games have the japanese front cover, but US rears.... normally this isn't an issue, but if the japanese cover has a rating, and you're using it for the english verion of the game, then should you use the US rating? it would only take like 3 seconds to implement....


I don't know that it would be worth bothering anyway; CERO and ESRB have both changed their rating systems drastically since Saturn's day, so the old ratings and logos aren't particularly relevant. But, i'd say it would be your choice.

The way i see it is if the game has a US version, the US back is preferable (to me) as it would be in English, and my Japanese isn't so good (and i can't read it worth a damn). The front choice is a matter of which has the better cover art.

I personally like the way the Japanese rating icon follows the theme (with the JAP style title bar), so i've used it on all of my covers so far. But i could stop using it if people prefer. I think it's partly that i've become accustomed to game (and everything else) covers being cluttered with titles and logos and stickers that it looks bare without them. A cover could look good without any of them at all, of course, and probably should be encouraged. But again, that's up all up to you.

#95 Gentlegamer  

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:53 PM

And different region concept covers, that I did during lunch at work. I'll create a photoshop action, and convert them as they come in for people who want to change it up. But the First post will only be updated with matching Jpn covers. =) [jpegs so you can actually see the new title bars.]

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Awesome! Thanks!

#96 CYRiX   Banned Banned   2228 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2006 - 11:35 PM

the white bg seems to flow with the sega saturn logo a lil better.

#97 Mr. Anderson   spends too much time here CAGiversary!   8984 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Mr. Anderson

Posted 15 November 2006 - 04:58 AM

Just finished getting the Photoshop trial, and yeah, that white template is stylin'.

#98 markums   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   4 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 November 2006 - 07:08 AM

What a cool project! I use Photoshop for my job, so I'm somewhat of a pro... (but I'll let my work speak for itself...) I just acquired a White Saturn and I'm building my imports collection, and while I like saving cash by buying 'disc only' games, I also like having complete sets that display nicely. This is the perfect solution!

I'll begin submitting in a few days.
-Mark

#99 daphatty   15 Years Already?! CAGiversary!   6700 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 November 2006 - 09:17 AM

Stickied! :)

#100 xorthen   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   67 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 November 2006 - 03:31 PM

All right I just finished my first scan. It is for the Saturn version of Bio Hazard. I am pretty critical of my own work and I think this is a bad one. However, I only encountered a few problems. One was trying to resize the back of the cover to the game. Since most of my games are imports it will be a problem, unless someone has an easy way to fix this.

Also I was going to note that I had issues scanning. I ended up scanning the cover to this one normally and it turned out to be 36 MB. So I had to tone down the quality a lot.

Also did one for Megaman X4. I thought it turned out decently. What do you think?

NOTE:Capcom logo is missing from the cover. Although I could crop that out and paste it in there. That's only because it wasn't in the image.

I'd also like to note that for some reason the colors didn't seem to come out as vibrant on my scans as the ones I found at http://covers.satako...HTML/covers.htm

Anyway, comments, suggestions,praise,scorn,etc. Say it now!

Anyway Next covers for me are:

Shienryu
Panzer Dragoon II Zwei (JAP)


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#101 Mookyjooky   Work is play... CAGiversary!   5202 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 November 2006 - 06:47 PM

All right I just finished my first scan. It is for the Saturn version of Bio Hazard. I am pretty critical of my own work and I think this is a bad one. However, I only encountered a few problems. One was trying to resize the back of the cover to the game. Since most of my games are imports it will be a problem, unless someone has an easy way to fix this.

Also I was going to note that I had issues scanning. I ended up scanning the cover to this one normally and it turned out to be 36 MB. So I had to tone down the quality a lot.

Also did one for Megaman X4. I thought it turned out decently. What do you think?

NOTE:Capcom logo is missing from the cover. Although I could crop that out and paste it in there. That's only because it wasn't in the image.

I'd also like to note that for some reason the colors didn't seem to come out as vibrant on my scans as the ones I found at http://covers.satako...HTML/covers.htm

Anyway, comments, suggestions,praise,scorn,etc. Say it now!

Anyway Next covers for me are:

Shienryu
Panzer Dragoon II Zwei (JAP)


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I they're pretty great. I'm really glad you're part of the project. Like I spoke about earlier, I would be cleaning up the covers and making sure they're all centered, and resized and what not.

So I did a bit of cleaning on these images. I hope you're not upset, its only some general polishing.

1. The text on the Sidebar is in Caps and lowercase, not all Caps. To keep them uniform, I fixed that on both.

2. I added a sidebar a graphic under the text of both.

3. I cleaned up the front image of Megaman X4 to make the logo look less stretched.

4. I also cliped off the white lines from the scan not being perfectly centered.

I hope you dont mind, I here to just make sure they all look great together on a bookshelf, and I just want to make them all perfect. Here's the graphical changes.

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I cant wait to see the rest of them, and let me know if you need anything!

Thanks!

#102 Mr. Anderson   spends too much time here CAGiversary!   8984 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 06:50 PM

All right I just finished my first scan. It is for the Saturn version of Bio Hazard. I am pretty critical of my own work and I think this is a bad one. However, I only encountered a few problems. One was trying to resize the back of the cover to the game. Since most of my games are imports it will be a problem, unless someone has an easy way to fix this.

Also I was going to note that I had issues scanning. I ended up scanning the cover to this one normally and it turned out to be 36 MB. So I had to tone down the quality a lot.

Also did one for Megaman X4. I thought it turned out decently. What do you think?

NOTE:Capcom logo is missing from the cover. Although I could crop that out and paste it in there. That's only because it wasn't in the image.

I'd also like to note that for some reason the colors didn't seem to come out as vibrant on my scans as the ones I found at http://covers.satako...HTML/covers.htm

Anyway, comments, suggestions,praise,scorn,etc. Say it now!

Anyway Next covers for me are:

Shienryu
Panzer Dragoon II Zwei (JAP)


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The back of the Resident Evil cover looks very stretched, and the front of the MM cover could use some work, but they look cool. Good job.

#103 Mr. Anderson   spends too much time here CAGiversary!   8984 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 06:56 PM

Oh yeah, mooky, I have a couple questions. Do these thin-pak cases have a holder for a manual? And what is the game plan for multiple disc games? I figured we could make a unique case for each disc, but did you have something else in mind? Oh, and one more thing. What did you do to fix that MM4 cover? It doesn't look stretched at all in your render. Also, how do you get the little translucent background image on the spine of MM4? Sorry, didn't mean to write a fucking questionaire, but I'm want to make my submissions the best they can be.

#104 xorthen   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   67 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 November 2006 - 07:20 PM

I they're pretty great. I'm really glad you're part of the project. Like I spoke about earlier, I would be cleaning up the covers and making sure they're all centered, and resized and what not.

So I did a bit of cleaning on these images. I hope you're not upset, its only some general polishing.

1. The text on the Sidebar is in Caps and lowercase, not all Caps. To keep them uniform, I fixed that on both.

2. I added a sidebar a graphic under the text of both.

3. I cleaned up the front image of Megaman X4 to make the logo look less stretched.

4. I also cliped off the white lines from the scan not being perfectly centered.

I hope you dont mind, I here to just make sure they all look great together on a bookshelf, and I just want to make them all perfect. Here's the graphical changes.

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I cant wait to see the rest of them, and let me know if you need anything!

Thanks!


Wow, I can already see a big difference based with those small changes.

Of course I don't mind you polishing it up! If it's for the better of the project then it's all beneficial. :)

I was also wondering how you managed to clean up the images without the image in PSD format. I am still currently working around a few more random covers. I was thinking of adding some covers for KOF 96,97, and possibly 95. Also thinking about doing Xmen-vs Street Fighter.

Did you happen to have a copy of Children of the Atom? I have it in disc only format, and one of these slim case covers would help me out alot. Anyway thanks for the polishing. Does the credit go to you , me, or both of us?

Also, I just finished my cover for Shienryu. I think this one turned out a lot nicer. I actually took more time with this one, and also enhanced the colors a bit.

I'd also like to note that the images I am uploading are saved at 4 quality with photoshop in JPEG format. However I do have the originals in PSD format at highest quality. So if you need me to send those I could always do that.

Feel free to make any changes to my Shienryu if you see anything that needs to be done. I think it looks pretty good overall. I did see a slight hint of white on the bottom left of the back of the cover. Other than that I think it came out pretty good.



Thanks again!:applause:

#105 Mookyjooky   Work is play... CAGiversary!   5202 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 November 2006 - 07:47 PM

Oh yeah, mooky, I have a couple questions.

1. Do these thin-pak cases have a holder for a manual?
2. And what is the game plan for multiple disc games? I figured we could make a unique case for each disc, but did you have something else in mind? Oh, and one more thing.
3. What did you do to fix that MM4 cover? It doesn't look stretched at all in your render.
4. Also, how do you get the little translucent background image on the spine of MM4?

Sorry, didn't mean to write a fucking questionaire, but I'm want to make my submissions the best they can be.


Ask away man, thats what I'm here for!

1. Some do, some dont. Mine do... In the first post. Of course, they wont hold the actually manuals. I'm thinking about having a discussion about manuals, but we're just getting started, so gimme some time, and I'll have a plan for manuals. One thing at a time young grasshopper. =)

2. I plan on making the multiple game discs myself, and they will be multiple disc cases.

3. I'll be making some step by step instuctions, I'll cover it in there. But the short answer is I stretched the image outside of the canvas on the bottom till the logo looked less stretched.

4. The translucent image is already there in the template. look in the layers. here's an image explaining it below.

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#106 Mookyjooky   Work is play... CAGiversary!   5202 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:50 PM

Wow, I can already see a big difference based with those small changes.

Of course I don't mind you polishing it up! If it's for the better of the project then it's all beneficial. :)

I was also wondering how you managed to clean up the images without the image in PSD format. I am still currently working around a few more random covers. I was thinking of adding some covers for KOF 96,97, and possibly 95. Also thinking about doing Xmen-vs Street Fighter.

Did you happen to have a copy of Children of the Atom? I have it in disc only format, and one of these slim case covers would help me out alot. Anyway thanks for the polishing. Does the credit go to you , me, or both of us?

Also, I just finished my cover for Shienryu. I think this one turned out a lot nicer. I actually took more time with this one, and also enhanced the colors a bit.

I'd also like to note that the images I am uploading are saved at 4 quality with photoshop in JPEG format. However I do have the originals in PSD format at highest quality. So if you need me to send those I could always do that.

Feel free to make any changes to my Shienryu if you see anything that needs to be done. I think it looks pretty good overall. I did see a slight hint of white on the bottom left of the back of the cover. Other than that I think it came out pretty good.
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Thanks again!:applause:


Awesome, you're pretty fast man!

Ok, here's the scoop... 1st off... I didnt think about it before, but please dont post full size covers in the thread. It kinda defeats the cover trading purpose. You can resize the image, (In Photoshop, click on "edit", "Image Size", make sure constrain proportions is checked at the bottom and make the width 600px. Then you can upload to imageshack.us. And post it here.

Otherwise, I'll try to fix an image that isnt at the right quality setting wasting my time. No biggie this time, but for next time, email High Quality "12" images to me at kenada23[at]Ntelos[dot]net. Make the subject, "Saturn DVD covers" I have a rule pulling those from the 150+ spam I get a day. (Also on the first post.)

Also, for future reference, stretching or squishing images are a little frowned upon, because on a cover it looks a bit "Chinese Bootleg".

Instead, For the front cover you can enlarge the pasted image on the .psd over the canvas till it fits just right. Photoshop will autoconvert the image quality to an extent. Like I did the Megaman X4 cover. I enlarged it over the canvas, cut of Mega's legs.. but it doesnt look stretched and it looks stylized.

For the back, for all CD jewel case games, like Jpn Saturn games, just put the back cover on the back, and you can put something else on top. Like do a google search and be creative with screenshots like I did below... or I've seen alot of people take the inside image of the back cover, and post it at the top with great success.

What I did here below, was do a google image search for "Shienryu", and got creative with the screenshots and some animated gif. It took me 20 mins.

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Here's another example I just made, that uses the back of the manual, to make the rest of the back cover.

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Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!

#107 xorthen   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   67 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 November 2006 - 09:37 PM

Having some issues mailing the finished product to you mooky. I can't seem to convince it that it isn't spam. If anyone else has somewhere I can mail it that would help me out. Thanks

#108 Mookyjooky   Work is play... CAGiversary!   5202 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 November 2006 - 10:01 PM

Having some issues mailing the finished product to you mooky. I can't seem to convince it that it isn't spam. If anyone else has somewhere I can mail it that would help me out. Thanks


You could zip all the covers up and post it on Megaupload.com and give me the link.

#109 Mr. Anderson   spends too much time here CAGiversary!   8984 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Mr. Anderson

Posted 16 November 2006 - 05:38 AM

Sent you a Sonic R cover, Mooky. Please post a pretty render! :D

#110 xorthen   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   67 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2006 - 11:05 AM

You could zip all the covers up and post it on Megaupload.com and give me the link.


Sent.

#111 Ten10   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   1 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2006 - 12:34 AM

Saw this on racketboy, decided I'd make some. I did, and joined up CAG. I emailing you some covers now. Peace!

#112 Mookyjooky   Work is play... CAGiversary!   5202 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2006 - 01:54 AM

Saw this on racketboy, decided I'd make some. I did, and joined up CAG. I emailing you some covers now. Peace!


Jesus, this is like 50 something covers. lol

#113 Mookyjooky   Work is play... CAGiversary!   5202 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2006 - 02:04 AM

We now have 96 Real + 2 Concept covers in all.

Daaaaaamn.

I've updated the 2nd post, but I havent counted who has new covers or not yet, I'll update later. It was a bitch converting all of these into the 3D graphic and uploading to imageshack.

#114 xorthen   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   67 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2006 - 02:46 AM

We now have 96 Real + 2 Concept covers in all.

Daaaaaamn.

I've updated the 2nd post, but I havent counted who has new covers or not yet, I'll update later. It was a bitch converting all of these into the 3D graphic and uploading to imageshack.


Did you happen to get that link I sent?

#115 Mr. Anderson   spends too much time here CAGiversary!   8984 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Mr. Anderson

Posted 17 November 2006 - 04:28 PM

Well, I think we know who is getting the Saturn.

#116 Mookyjooky   Work is play... CAGiversary!   5202 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2006 - 04:47 PM

Well, I think we know who is getting the Saturn.


I wouldnt say all that, from here to Feb 14th is a pretty long time. And I'm not basing it on quantity, but quality... I mean some of them are pretty nice, but not all of them.

#117 xorthen   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   67 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2006 - 05:53 PM

Well, I think we know who is getting the Saturn.


Yeah, Mooky is getting the Saturn, obviously.:roll:

#118 SaurianOverlord   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   33 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

SaurianOverlord

Posted 17 November 2006 - 09:12 PM

By the way, in response to the post about multiple disc cases...

But i did see that my local Staples has 2-disc SLIM cases, which would obviously be ideal for this project. I don't know how many 2-disc games there are all together, but i know there are quite a few Japanese ones (especially if you count all the omake and other bonus discs). Anyway, i believe it was a 20- or 25-pack for $16, which seems pretty good. They were black, but i'm sure clear ones exist if you're going for an all-clear-case collection; you'll just have to look elsewhere.


I would be interested to know where one can obtain cases for 3+ discs at a reasonable price, though. Anyone know a good site (or store) for oddball cases like that?

#119 SMMM   ...roly poly fish $$$$s.. CAGiversary!   2338 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2006 - 10:06 PM

I'll see if I can get some done this weekend. I have a lot already done, just need to convert to slim.

#120 SaurianOverlord   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   33 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

SaurianOverlord

Posted 17 November 2006 - 11:51 PM

I'll see if I can get some done this weekend. I have a lot already done, just need to convert to slim.


Yeah, you're the one who did most (all?) of the Saturn ones for the Snackbar site, right? Nice work on those. Vandal Hearts and Vampire Saviour are particularly good ones. EDIT: IMO, that is. ;-)