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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:07 am 
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After many nights of Mort and others scanning and me coding, GameBox 64 is now ready to go live. It is a collection of high quality, high resolution scans of game packaging including instructions, media and more. There is a large backlog of scans to be put online, so over with next week, lots more will be added to the site.


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I think a round of applause for Iain for all the number crunching and getting the site up and running ( :D :D

Cheers my good friend :D

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Stop writing messages and start naming your scans correctly! ;-p Have you been getting my bitching emails tonight?


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Great looking site - I'll have a closer look tomorrow! :)

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Has this been tied to Lemon yet? That'd make a lot of sense.

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It was cool seeing the Eidolon instructions again. I forget they had the little story to acompany it.


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CraigGrannell wrote:
Has this been tied to Lemon yet? That'd make a lot of sense.


No, it's tied to the Zzapbible, which I was thinking would be a good idea to tie to Lemon, I'll have to propose it to them soon.


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I know gamebase would like to link it in with their database for a future release 8)

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Well, the place where I host the zzap issues, had an offer this month that I just couldn't refuse. Order 2 years of web space and get another 2 years free! and ad revenue for this site has gone up a fair bit lately, so I splashed out and ordered another 5Gb site, which will be handy for adding even more issues to the site.

When ordering the new package, I get a domain name free for 2 years, so I decided to register gamebase64.com :)


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Surely you mean gamebox64.com :?:


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If anyone wants to scan drop me a line as we will have an easy way to upload very soon. All we ask are they are 300dpi and compression of 90% jpgs.If you can`t wait drop me an email and send them up onto the ftp with the contributers name to be put up in the contributers llist.

Here is the way the files need to be named to save Iain and myself headaches getting the stuff matched to the zzap database (mainly Iain he he he)

1. Check Zzap Bible for correct name
2. Title with (Name removing spaces with
_)(Publisher)(format(Tape,Disk,Cart))(Scan
type(Inlay,Instructions,Misc,Tape,Cart,Disk)

All new fields need a Capital Letter and multiple
scans need to be incremented by 1.

Examples of correct naming

GunshipMicroproseDiskDisk01
Yie_Ar_Kung_FuImagineTapeInstructions01 (inner
instructions)
PiratesMicroproseDiskMisc01 (map)

3.Scans should be saved as Jpg files at 90%

4.When all is scanned covert all images to 400*
whatever and put Small in as an extra field for Iains
thumbnails at the end.

GunshipMicroproseDiskDisk01Small
Cheers Mort


Hope that is ok, otherwise send them as is and I will rename them this end :)

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I scaned some tape covers myself a about a month or two ago.
The only thing is though that they are were all saved at 150dpi.


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Thats a shame, depends on the res though, may be ok if you have not resized them :-)

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Update of whats been scanned ready for the Gamebox page

3d construction set
Aftermath, The Power House
ancipital
android 2
archon 2 adept
Armalyte Thalamus Tape
astrochase
ballblazer
Barbarian II tape
bat attack
beach head
Bitmania Vigin
bozos night out
Break Fever, Interceptor Software
Chessmaster2000 disk
Chuck Yeagers aft disk
ciphoid 9
cliffhanger
cloud kingdoms tape
combatschool disk
Confuzion, Incentive
Crazy Caveman Merlin Tape
Cyclons Rabbit Tape
Daley Thompsons Decathlon
Dark Star Mastertronic
Delta Thalamus Tape
denaris disk
Depthcharge Commodore tape
Dicky's Diamonds, Romik
dinky doo
Dominator System3 Tape
Eidolon the
encounter
Exodus, Firebird
F15 Strike Eagle Kixx Tape
Fairlight The Edge Tape
falcon patrol
fall of rome
Fantastic four compilation mastertronic
Fantasy World Dizzy, CodeMasters
Fernandez Must Die Imageworks
Feud Mad
firezone
Fist II Melbourne House Tape
Flash Gordon Mastertronic
flip and flop
fort apocolypse
galaxibirds
germany 1985
Ghostbuster Activision Tape
Ghosts and Goblins EliteTape
Gold Collection 3
goodness gracious
Gunship Microprose Disk
Gunship Mircroprose disk
Hacker Activision Tape
hareraiser
Havok Dynavision Tape
Hawkeye Thalamus Tape
hell gate
hexpert
hideous bill
Hunters Moon Thalamus Tape
Hypaball Odin
Hypaball Odin/Telecomsoft tape
Hypersports Imagine
icarus
Ikari Warriors, Encore
Inspector Gadget Mebourne House Tape
International Ninja Rabbits Microvalue
iwo jima
judge dredd (virgin 1990)
karateka
killer ring
Kongo Kong Mogul
koronis rift
Last Ninja 2 tape
Last Ninja 3 tape
Last Ninja the System 3 tape
Lazerwheel Mastertronic
Leaderboard Executive Edition Us Gold
Little Computer People Mastertronic
loco
lords of conquest disk
masters of the universe super adventure
mayhem in monsterland disk
mean city disk
Microrhthm+ Firebird tape
morpheus
mrmephisto
nato commander
Night Racer Mastertronic Tape
on court tennis
on field football
operation whirlwind
orm and cheap
osprey
Parallax Ocean Tape
Pitstop II Cbs
psychedelia
raid on bungling bay
Rainbow Islands Ocean disk
Rigels Revenge Mastertronic
Robocop 2 cart
rocketball
Sentinel, Firebird
Shadow of the beast cart
Shaolins Road The Edge
Silent service disk
Silent Service Kixx tape
skate or die disk
skyfox
Snare Thalamus Tape
solo flight 2nd edition
solo flight 2nd edition disk
Solo Flight Usgold (original tape version)
Space Harrier Elite Tape
Space Walk Mastertronic
Spirit of the stones tape
Star Trader Bug Byte
stealth
Stike fleet disk
Summer Game II Usgold Tape
The games winter edition disk
The Inheritance Infogrames disk
The New Zealand Story Ocean
The Oracles Cave Doric
The tube disk
tigers in the snow
Time Tunnel Usgold
token of ghall
train the
Treasure Island Dizzy, CodeMasters
Turbo Esprit, Encore
Turbocharge
Tusker System 3 Tape
Vendetta System3 tape
Video Card Arcade, Blue Ribbon
voidrunner
Wanted Monty Mole Gremlin tape
warlok
warplay
Westworld, ACE
wimbledon64
Winter Camp Thalamus Tape
Wizball, Ocean
World Class Leaderboard tape
World class leaderboard UsGold disk
World Cup Artic
yaks progress
Yie Ar Kung Fu Tape
Z Rhino
Zaxxon Us Gold
Zeta 7 Mogul
Zolyx, Firebird


Phew well over 150 bits so far 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:15 pm 
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For fucks sake!!! I go away for the weekend and I come back to mountains of work!! ;-)

p.s. it was indeed, gameBOX64.com I registered, which is now live, so if you want to get directly to the gamebox64 part of the site, just type in www.gamebox64.com


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