My Custom GBA boxart slipcovers for use with DS cases.

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  1. Xand0r
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    Hi there,

    This is my first post on the forums!

    I've been slowly creating my own slipcovers for my collection of GBA games, and I finally have a decent sized little libraries of them, so I thought I'd share them here.

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    Boxart for Fire Emblem, Golden Sun, Castlevania, Advance Wars and Mother 3 can be found here:
    http://xand0r.imgur.com/

    Those are the high resolution image files I made for printing, and this is what they look like when printed out:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_sGnrJK3y9-a19RSjBHZzdYWm8

    A few series I plan on doing next include Sonic Advance, Super Mario Advance and Pokemon.

    Questions/Comments welcome!
     
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  2. duwen

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    Very nice work!
    They seem to be higher resolution than the actual original box art :D

    Those you've done that I own I have the original boxes for, so none for me - but I'll check back if you add more.
    Print ready pdf's with bleed and trim marks would be preferred.
     
  3. Xand0r
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    Thanks! In many cases, I have sought the highest resolution images I could find and stitched them together in photoshop.

    I've been setting them up as PDF files with the images at 11 inches in length. I didn't create any bleed for them, per se, but they fit will even if a bit of the print is trimmed away. Perhaps I'll make a master PDF one day.

    Thanks for the reply!
     
  4. Xand0r
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    I've made many many more designs since last year at his time! Hopefully imgur serves these up without slowing down your connection too much, so apologies in advance!

    https://xand0r.imgur.com/

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  5. ItsMetaKnight

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    "Licensed by Nintendo" on the backside doesn't make sense for first party titles. It's a phrase only being found on third party titles.
    Otherwise it looks pretty good!
     
  6. MrCatFace

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    The people at The Cover Project would love this!
     
  7. Xand0r
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    Thanks IMK! Nice catch. That does make a lot of sense. Not sure I'll go back and change them, but it's certainly good to know. Cheers. :)

    Thanks, Mr. Face! I've posted them on that site's forum as well. :)
     
  8. BORTZ

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    This image looks fucking rad as hell. Props to you man.
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    Thanks man! It's all about those spines at the end of the day, as they're what I'll see on the shelf most of the time.
     
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  10. Localhorst86

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    Not too shabby. If I had a decent sized collection of regular gba games I would love to do this as well. But most of my GBA games are special cartridges (Boktai, Wario Ware Twisted, etc.) so this doesn't even work :D

    Just out if curiousity: where do you source the DS game cases with the GBA holder? Nintendo has stopped selling those years ago iirc. I also wonder if cases like this exist for GB(C) games, that would be something I could go for.

    EDIT: I just noticed the Game Boy Metroid one in your picture. Do the cases have cutouts for GB games?
     
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  11. ThisIsDaAccount

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    The workmanship is amazing, I'll be using these. Thanks a lot :)
     
  12. Xand0r
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    Customgamecases.com has DS cases that can hold GBA games, GB games, or even tall GBA games like Drill dozer or Boktai, though perhaps not Trusted.

    For most of my GBA games though, I bought lots of empty DS games on eBay. Mostly shovelware licensed titles that people have discarded.

    It's definitely a great way to store a Gameboy collection. Especially if you have inductionin booklets to store.


    Awesome! I'd love to see pics at some point. Thanks.
     
  13. DRAGONBALLVINTAGE

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    Sacred World of the Kai
    Legacy Of Goku 1-2
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    Advanced Adventure (fun as hell)
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    DBZ Team Training
     
  14. Xand0r
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    Are these your favourite GBA games? I don't own any of these, myself. :)
     
  15. DRAGONBALLVINTAGE

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    these are the DBZ ones
     
  16. Xand0r
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    Pokemon games, 2 of them anyway. These have been a long time coming. Not sure why I've been avoiding them for so long, but I think they turned out reasonably well. :)

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  17. nickerous

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    Awesome! What’s the best way to print them? Or, best settings for a regular printer? Any more in the pipeline? I’ve got a ton of loose carts I’d like to custom box up. Any GB or GBC covers?
     
  18. Xand0r
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    Thanks Kid Nickerous!

    http://www.thecoverproject.net is a great place to print off box designs for loose carts. :)

    In my case, I wanted to customize the look of all my boxes, which means mostly just GBA games. But I may do the odd GB, GBC and DS box.

    The best way to print them, well, the system that I use, it that I put the image in a PDF document on a legal-sized (14" length) paper and scale the image to 11 inches long.

    Then I save the PDFs to a USB drive and get them printed at Staples.
     
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