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    Default Atari 5200 case project (56k warning!)

    Inspired by the great N64 case project and the inserts over at snackbargames.com I wanted to try to do the same with some older carts. I used the same case that Media shelving sells.


    http://www.mediashelving.com/Merchan...egory_Code=MED

    I had to use an exacto knife to remove part of the lower cart holders on either side of the case




    I made a few insersts





    And the finished product.








    So what do you all think?

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    Damn nice, I must say.

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    Thanks! I plan to make some more inserts. I hope to make one for every game relased for the 5200. So if anyone wants a copy of the inserts send me a private message.

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    Uber cool, to say the least; just does'nt quite feel the same w/o the normal boxes, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by christhegamer
    Uber cool, to say the least; just does'nt quite feel the same w/o the normal boxes, though...
    Yeah but theres alot more loose carts out there then there are boxed one

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    nice job.

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    That is sweet, But, what's wierd is, Yesterday, i bought some loose atari 5200 games.. And you posted this yesterday.

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    Sounds like fate to me! Maybe you are ment to make some case.


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    Well, i do have one case like the ones that you used, although i would need 7. I could dremmel it, but if i did i'd get plastic in my eyes..

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    Those are sweet looking. Where are you getting the cases?
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    That is way excellent. That reminds me: I used to use Telegames UK plastic cases (they used to sell them) for 2600 games:

    http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...sUKgamebox.jpg

    http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...Picture026.jpg

    A VCS game just fitted in there nicely

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    Very nice. Makes me regret selling off all my 5200 titles.

    Not to worry. I got a multi-cart,

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    wow nice work there... I love the way the box spines look. When you say you "made" a few inserts, what went into that? Just a scan and crop job?


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    The case I used came from Meda Shelving. They sell them by the 100 for $50. There was a guy on ebay selling them for 1.25 each.


    http://www.mediashelving.com/Merchan...egory_Code=MED


    I used scans that i found on atariage.com and used photoshop to make inserts. I made just a simple grey background. Then i took all the images i need from the scans. Placed them all where they needed to be. Then I retyped all the text on the box. Because the scans I got of the net didnt have the spine scanned I had to make my own. I like my spines much better than what was on the original box. I wanted to keep most of the box the same as the original. The hardest part of doing that was finding the old warner logo. I also added the Atari CX number of the card to the bottom of the spine.

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    Agree, that looks pretty sweet

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    Today I noticed that the images on the front of the case werent centered so I fixed that while I was making some more inserts.





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    Very nice! Using these I can pull all the loose carts out of plastic tubs and put them on the shelf. You have PM.

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    Well, i do have one case like the ones that you used, although i would need 7. I could dremmel it, but if i did i'd get plastic in my eyes..
    That happened to me when I was widening the cartridge slot on a Genesis 2 last week. The FIVE seconds I put my goggles up, a bunch of plastic shavings shoot up into my eyes. :/ I ended up picking a huge chunk of Genny plastic from beneath my eyelid, not to mention any fiberglass dust from the cutting wheel.

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    I started to dremel mine but it was kinda a mess. Plastic was either melting or flinging everywhere. I found it alot easier to us an exacto knife. Making little cuts at a time. I also had to put some ducttape down so i wouldnt scrach or cut the bottom of the case.

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    Original or not, I think they look awesome! Those will look so much better on the shelf than just loose carts.

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    They look nice,as long it keeps some of the dust out its perfect.
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