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GameBox64 Discussion

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:49 pm
by Mort
Just a quick teaser, Their may be an extra page of scans on the site soon and it won`t be mags but it is relevant and a very overlooked (quality wise) part of 64 history?

Wait and see 8)

You will all be able to participate and help out :D

Better keep quiet now before Iain gets a restraining order on me :P

Re: New page on horizon !

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:59 pm
by Sixteen Plus
i'm intrigued. why do you do this??? :twisted:

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:03 am
by LeeT
Is this what I think it is Mort? :)

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:33 am
by Mort
Yep Lee, linking may be the order of the day 8)

I have been beavering away in the loft to give the page a start, cobwebs and backache ahoy looking for rare treasures (well maybe not depends on who will use the page), Iain has been hitting the keyboard coding the page, Rob could we use your talents also for the logo :D

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:13 pm
by Professor Brian Strain
If you're talking QUALITY, then you can't be talking about Commodore manuals :wink:

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:30 pm
by Mort
Could be manuals plus! :D

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:48 pm
by Mort
Well guess you guys can guess its going to be a covers site, this wil be quality scans of inlays fully laid out with fronts and backs of boxes, tapes,disks manuals and any goodies which came with the software.

If you would like to do any scans please scan whole inlay, manual and media as we want this to be as complete a record as possible.

Scanning regs are 300dpi , saving at 90% jpg compression, send in as is (usual case of better to overengineer to futureproof as much as possible. Ftp is currently having a bit of a hiccup so drop a message on here to update whats been done, I am sure Iain will sort that side out soon enough.

Naming the scans:
eg Silent Service disk instructions

" " 02

Tape version

SilentserviceMicroproseTapeInstructions01 etc

Tape itself


(name)(publisher)(media,tape disk or cartridge)(instructions,Inlay,Tape,disk or cart,misc(shurikens,cards or any other oddments))

This is what I have done thus far (between scanning sega force and computer gamer mags!):

3d construction set
android 2
archon 2 adept
bat attack
beach head
bozos night out
ciphoid 9
combatschool disk
denaris disk
dinky doo
goodness gracious
Eidolon the
falcon patrol
fall of rome
flip and flop
fort apocolypse
germany 1985
hell gate
hideous bill
iwo jima
judge dredd (virgin 1990)
killer ring
koronis rift
masters of the universe super adventure
mayhem in monsterland disk
mean city disk
nato commander
on court tennis
on field football
operation whirlwind
orm and cheap
raid on bungling bay
skate or die disk
solo flight 2nd edition
solo flight 2nd edition disk
tigers in the snow
token of ghall
train the
yaks progress

Funnily enough 64 games covered hmmm :D

Thanks for any help offered, it will be great for people to chip in on when they get time, and will be an invaluable resource for the future.

Regards Mort :P

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:25 pm
by Iain
At the moment, the game name in the filename HAS TO match the name of the game in the Zzapbible, because the two tables are linked up to provide publisher etc. info on the game.

As for adding games that aren't in the ZzapBible, this will be implemented soonish. The page is nearly ready for launching, I just have one more script to write and then adding all the scans to the DB, which won't actually take all that long, once they are named correctly. :)

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:59 pm
by andy vaisey
Once I've updated Compilation64, I'll help out with some scans when I can!

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:08 pm
by LeeT
andy vaisey wrote:Once I've updated Compilation64, I'll help out with some scans when I can!
I'll do some next week too! :)

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:38 pm
by Iain
Thanks guys, I have to scan some compatilations for you guys as well :)

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:49 pm
by Mort
Just an update of whats been done today :-)

inlays done today

Stike fleet disk
lords of conquest disk
cloud kingdoms tape
Chessmaster2000 disk
The games winter edition disk
The tube disk
Spirit of the stones tape
Chuck Yeagers aft disk
Fantastic four compilation mastertronic
World class leaderboard UsGold disk
Rainbow Islands Ocean disk
The Inheritance Infogrames disk
Last Ninja 2 tape
Last Ninja 3 tape
Robocop 2 cart
Shadow of the beast cart
Barbarian II tape
Silent service disk

Should save any duplication :-)

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:50 am
by Mort
Darren I has done the following:

> Sentinel, Firebird
> Wizball, Ocean
> Aftermath, The Power House
> Zolyx, Firebird
> Break Fever, Interceptor Software
> Fantasy World Dizzy, CodeMasters
> Turbo Esprit, Encore
> Westworld, ACE
> Ikari Warriors, Encore
> Exodus, Firebird
> Video Card Arcade, Blue Ribbon
> Dicky's Diamonds, Romik
> Treasure Island Dizzy, CodeMasters
> Confuzion, Incentive

Well into 3 figures now, and only a week in and 2 of us scanning :lol:

Update as of this evening

Bitmania Vigin
Daley Thompsons Decathlon
Dark Star Mastertronic
Fernandez Must Die Imageworks
Feud Mad
Flash Gordon Mastertronic
Hypersports Imagine
International Ninja Rabbits Microvalue
Kongo Kong Mogul
Lazerwheel Mastertronic
Leaderboard Executive Edition Us Gold
Little Computer People Mastertronic
Pitstop II Cbs
Rigels Revenge Mastertronic
Shaolins Road The Edge
Solo Flight Usgold (original tape version)
Space Walk Mastertronic
Star Trader Bug Byte
The New Zealand Story Ocean
The Oracles Cave Doric
Time Tunnel Usgold
World Class Leaderboard tape
World Cup Artic
Zeta 7 Mogul

Beer for me now, Just to say thing are running well in the background so not long now

Beer Drunk, Temp Gamebox 64 logo knocked up whilst watching Top Gear, any time soon now :P

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:18 pm
by Mort
More spare time this evening so more inlays and manuals done for the following:


Hypaball Odin
Ghostbuster Activision Tape
Ghosts and Goblins EliteTape
Gunship Microprose Disk
Hacker Activision Tape
Havok Dynavision Tape
Hypaball Odin/Telecomsoft tape
Space Harrier Elite Tape
Yie Ar Kung Fu Tape
Gunship Mircroprose disk
Zaxxon Us Gold

Must have a rest, Das Boot in Dvd player, time for a beer :D

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:20 am
by Iain
For the love of God people!!!! I have only added 4 games to the page so far, I have a BIG backlog behind me, what with me needing to rename and resize the first load of scans you gave me. STOP SCANNING MORT!!, exercise your wrist the normal male way for a change!!!! ;-)