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Old 24 April 2011, 14:14   #1
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Provide some box scans

If you own some Amiga games and a scanner I would greatly appreciate if you could provide me with a front and left side scan of the box.

I'm making some 3D renders of Amiga boxes to be used in a emulation front end. So far I've only made about 14 boxes (because of lacking side scans), so any scan would help out!

Here is an example:


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Currently the following boxes are done (WHDLoad names, non-WHDLoad listed beneath):

Alien3_v2.1_0261 front left back right top/bottom disks
AlienBreed2_v1.3_AGA_0044
AmericanTagTeamWrestling_v1.0_2211 front left
AnotherWorld_v2.4_0425 front left
Armalyte_v1.1_1686
BatmanReturns_v1.0
BigNoseTheCaveman_v1.0
BugBomber_v1.0_1579
CannonFodder_v1.0_0860
ChaosEngine_v1.2_AGA_1324
Commando_v1.1_0002 front left
DarkFusion_v1.0_2163
Denaris_v1.1a_2Disk_0049
Deuteros_v1.10_0958 front left
DeviousDesigns_v1.2_0256
DragonStrike_v1.1_1479
Epic&MissionDisk_v1.3_1819
Exile_v1.3_0032
F19StealthFighter_v2.0_0117
F29Retaliator_v1.1_0022
FernandezMustDie_v2.1_1980
FireForce_v1.1_0233 front left
Frontier_v1.2_1960
Ghosts 'N Goblins
Goal_v0.96_1817
Godfather_v1.1a_1331
Goldrunner_v1.1 front left
HeadOverHeels_v1.0_1674 front left
Ivanhoe_v1.0_1648 front left
JamesPond3_v1.0_AGA_0688
JimmyWhitesWhirlwindSnooker_v2.0_2466
KalasPuffsExpressen_v1.1_Se_1MB
KickOff2PlusWorldCup90_v1.02_0168
LastActionHero_v1.1
LastNinja3_v2.0_0495
Lemmings_v1.4_2Disk_0132
Life&Death_v1.2_1126
LostPatrol_v1.3_0773
Lotus2_v1.9_0497 front left
Lotus3_v1.3r3_0217
M1TankPlatoon_v1.0_0531
MarvinsMarvellousAdventure_v1.01_AGA_1152
MonkeyIsland2_v1.1_0020
Moonstone_v1.4_0360
MortalKombat2_v1.0_2MB_1105
Neighbours_v1.0_1978
Overdrive_v2.0_Team17_1149 front left
PinballFantasies_v2.6c_AGA_0047(ECS box)
Populous_v1.1_0069 front left
Populous2_v1.3_0079
Predator2_v1.1
PrinceOfPersia_v3.0_1823
Puzznic_v1.1_0041
RainbowIslands_v1.3_0012
SecretOfMonkeyIsland_v3.4_1625
SensibleGolf_v1.2_0200
SensibleSoccerEuropeanChampions_v1.1_0722 front left
SensibleSoccerInternationalEdition_v1.1_1681
SensibleWorldOfSoccer_v1.7_0840 front left
SensibleWorldOfSoccer9596_v1.7_1755
SensibleWorldOfSoccer9697_v1.7_0842
SinkOrSwim_v1.1_1MB
Skidmarks_v1.0_AGA_0204 front left
SmashTV_v1.0_2293
SpaceQuest3_v1.2_0292
Speedball_v2.0_0086
Striker_v1.0_1075
SWIV_v1.5_0038
Superfrog_v1.2_0035
Syndicate_v2.2_0739 front left
TeenageMutantHeroTurtlesCoinOp_v1.0_2301
TitanicBlinky_v1.1
Turrican2_v1.5_0029
Ultima5_v1.2_0785
WarInTheGulf_v1.0_1106
Wings_v1.0_0410
Xenon2_v1.9_2Disk_0297

Not in WHDLoad:
Back To The Future Part II front left
Delivery Agent
Fighting Spirit CD32 CD32
Marvins Marvellous Adventure CD32

Atari ST:
Jim Power

C-64:
Barbarian

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Old 24 April 2011, 19:14   #2
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Hi bLAZER,

I own only Another World boxed, but what resolution would you be looking for?
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I have a ton of boxes, anything in specific you need?
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Old 25 April 2011, 01:23   #4
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@Prowler Would be great if you could scan that. The bigger the better, but no more than 300 dpi is needed.

@watertonian Would be awesome if you could help me out. Basically it's every game in WHDLoad, you could maybe take the biggest hits to start with, except the following which I already have done: (but I'm greateful for any game)
armalyte
cannon fodder
chaos engine
denaris
fernandez must die
godfather
life&death
prince of persia
striker
supferfrog
war in the gulf
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@Prowler Would be great if you could scan that. The bigger the better, but no more than 300 dpi is needed.
I'll scan that tomorrow for you at 300 dpi and tell you where to grab it!

It's the 1991 US Gold box. Just the top and LH side, yes?
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Old 25 April 2011, 01:44   #6
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Excellent! Front and left.... the ones you can see on the example box I posted above. By the way just don't destroy it too much with jpeg...
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Excellent! Front and left.... the ones you can see on the example box I posted above. By the way just don't destroy it too much with jpeg...
You can have them as raw bitmaps if you like.
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Old 25 April 2011, 03:13   #8
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Hehe, no need, just so you don't save them with 5% quality which leaves a 25kb image
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Old 25 April 2011, 20:00   #9
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Excellent work bLAZER. And good job on the hyperspin wheels as well!

I have a suggestion though: Why not scan four sides while you're at it?
It's only a matter of time before someone wants to use the back side of the box as well. At one point the front-ends will probably even support 3d models of game boxes!
(If I am not mistaken some fe's already support 3d models of arcade cabs.)

Anyway: great work! Those boxes look better than the real thing

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Actually, a box has 6 sides, so why only 4?

I'm satisfied with two though. And it's less work for volunteers to scan, thus the chance of anyone bothering to scan increases.
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Hi bLAZER,

You can download my Another World 300 dpi bitmap (yes, bitmap) scans here:
http://www.box.net/shared/cs9yd8ly91

Let's see what you can do with them!
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Excellent! Thanks!
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This is how it came out, I'm pretty satisfied:
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Heheh, nice work, mate!

Fgh is quite right; those boxes do look better than the real thing!
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I have close to 400 boxed games (maybe more than 400 now) and might be able to help with this project. Where can I find a list of which games you are looking for?

Edit: Always thought I would make time to play each of them at least once after I retired, but have not really started on that quest yet. I still play my old favorites once in a while though.
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@AmigaDave Hey man, it would be awesome if you can help out with some scans (as much as you can). AS I wrote earlier it's basically all WHDLoad games minus the ones I listed above. But if you REALLY want names, then of course I would prefer the top games like here http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/votes_list.php

Thanks a bunch!

@watertonian So, could you help out with some scans?
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If some charity soul can provide me the Mortal Kombat box scan I'll be totally grateful. Amiga version, of course. The one I have is full of folds and some wear & tear.

I'm planning in do a wall poster. I think bLAZER will like it too, so I'll not feel so guilty for this hijack...
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@rkauer Yes, you're right, I would want that too.

So...things got very quiet here...
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As a graphic artist, I can say that the best scanning resolution (I know, it's BIG) is 600 dpi for color/greyscale images.
They can so be correctly treated with descreening utilities (the best I know of is the one by Sattva), with optimal results. Then they may be downscaled @ 300dpi, "cleaned" and archived.

So, if you're starting a big scanning "tour-de-force" (for example you, AmigaDave ), I WARMLY suggest you all to do it @ 600 dpi! Then you can save each image as JPEG with medium compression and upload it.

I will gladly offer my experience about treating those scans...

Massimo
P.S. I'm doing a similar work with Sinclair ZX Spectrum inlay cards and cassettes, but I have a few original games. It would be so nice if somebody could help me by sending me scans of his games...
All Spectrum scans on the Internet are low-resolution, so I wanted to contribute in changing this situation if possible...
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This is not needed for my project though, but of course scanning in higher resolutions, saving in lossless formats etc. is prefered for archiving. Go a head scan as you like, just as long as I get some scans at all.
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