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« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2008, 02:56:05 PM »

So are homebrews always released on "used" old cart cases?

Yep, cant get new ones any more. We have looked into having them produced extensively, but its just not worth it.
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« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2008, 07:47:44 PM »

I spent a lot of time, money, sweat, and frustration into looking getting this off the ground but it would cost 1000's of Euros to produce a tool to get the carts pressed. Even if you went to China and get the work done there it would still be extremely expensive and you would not get your money back. So, I'm afraid old cart cases have to be recycled its the cheapest way.
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« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2008, 09:11:22 PM »

Oh well, I think I remember some topics about producing cart cases on the old forum.

It would be nice to have some sort of connection to get them for cheap.  I guess doing with the recycled carts work.  I am guessing everybody stocks up on Football! carts for that! lol
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« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2008, 12:15:59 AM »

My wife is Chinese, and we met her counsin one time we were over there who has his own plastics factory. I took some carts and we priced the job up, but there wasn't enough requirement to make it financially viable.
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« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2008, 12:17:15 AM »

At least some folks here got their game!

My package arrived today, in the same bad envelope. Nice hole in the middle of it, where the cartridge fell out, somewhere between here and overseas. All I have is the instructions and case insert! I am a little angry at this moment...


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« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2008, 02:17:10 AM »

At least some folks here got their game!

My package arrived today, in the same bad envelope. Nice hole in the middle of it, where the cartridge fell out, somewhere between here and overseas. All I have is the instructions and case insert! I am a little angry at this moment...




I am sorry man, try and see if you can get your money back from those people, all of your who ordered it. 

My wife is Chinese, and we met her counsin one time we were over there who has his own plastics factory. I took some carts and we priced the job up, but there wasn't enough requirement to make it financially viable.

I think it would also be expensive to produce the metal ends with the spring sort of thing that protects the circuit board. 
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« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2008, 09:03:35 AM »

hi there,

sorry for the people who had problems with their copy.
usually i ship my games in plastic cases, but the format of a videopac game makes it hard to fit.

i tried shipping and printing everything it the best way possible:
- the labels are printed at a stickerprinting company. i'm quite pleased with the quality myself
- the artwork is created at 300dpi and printed with the highest quality color laser printers available to me.

i used the same printers as for my vectrex covers, which are generally received very positive.
for shipping i used hard carton boards to support the akward sized backcover.

mind you this is my first videopac release, i did consult dieter and others on some things, but i'm the first to agree that dieter's releases are of superior quality (i very much enjoy and admire his tutankhamon and spidey boxes too)

i'm not sure how to do it differently besides going to offset printers, which like having pcbs/cases reproduced, are very expensive for low quantities. any tips are welcome though. i might be able to use these for a future homebrew game i'm working on, at this time i'm not sure if releasing another videopac game is worth the effort (seeing the trouble i ran into with this release)

also, i'm willing to look at individual queries send through email of pm on per case basis .








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« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2008, 09:35:59 AM »

I think it would also be expensive to produce the metal ends with the spring sort of thing that protects the circuit board. 

Those are not really necessary.
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« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2008, 09:41:52 AM »

- the artwork is created at 300dpi and printed with the highest quality color laser printers available to me.

i used the same printers as for my vectrex covers, which are generally received very positive.

The front cover looks fine, but why are there white spots on the yellow inlay?

The original label of the cartridge hasn't been removed properly, that's why the sticker on the cart doesn't look good.

i might be able to use these for a future homebrew game i'm working on, at this time i'm not sure if releasing another videopac game is worth the effort (seeing the trouble i ran into with this release)

I hope you will continue with your next Videopac project.
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« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2008, 05:24:47 PM »

Hello revivalstudios,

Don't quit just because you had some trouble. To start something new is always dificult. Just see this release as some sort of lesson, how thing can be improved. I think with the info that is going to be here you'll be able to get it right the next time.
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« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2008, 12:43:40 AM »

I hope he hasn't quit. I still have not received my replacement cart, and am beginning to wonder if I will!
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« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2008, 05:06:27 AM »

I hope he hasn't quit. I still have not received my replacement cart, and am beginning to wonder if I will!
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I hate that feeling!  I hope you get it man.  If not, try to get in touch with him.
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« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2008, 07:29:56 AM »

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I hope he hasn't quit.
i bloody hope not ive paid and still waiting for it Huh?

i received this on the 3rd july

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hi stephen,

sorry i didn't notice this mail before. I will send out munchkin+ asap.

 martijn
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« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2008, 01:22:01 AM »

talk about timing.... Make a post here, and get it the next day!

Took a bit, but I'm just glad I got the cart. Thanks!  Cheesy
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« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2008, 03:52:40 AM »

talk about timing.... Make a post here, and get it the next day!

Took a bit, but I'm just glad I got the cart. Thanks!  Cheesy

Awesome!
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