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A good way to keep your games in good shape?
Topic Started: Jun 2 2012, 02:33 AM (5,910 Views)
mikezelot
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I have been collecting N64 games for awhile and not for there monetary value but for there sentimental value. and i want to keep the games i have had since my childhood instead of just getting new ones. in other words i am more willing to pay 20$ to save my game that is only 2$ at the store.
but my question is what are some good ways to keep my games in good shape like a iseen some have been getting the picture sticker on the front slowly scratched. whats a good way to keep it from doing that? a case? a phone cover type thing? how do i keep them working i noticed some starting to lag too. any suggestions?
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mikezelot
Jun 2 2012, 02:33 AM
I have been collecting N64 games for awhile and not for there monetary value but for there sentimental value. and i want to keep the games i have had since my childhood instead of just getting new ones. in other words i am more willing to pay 20$ to save my game that is only 2$ at the store.
but my question is what are some good ways to keep my games in good shape like a iseen some have been getting the picture sticker on the front slowly scratched. whats a good way to keep it from doing that? a case? a phone cover type thing? how do i keep them working i noticed some starting to lag too. any suggestions?
if you are playing N64 on a flat screen HDTV, that is what is causing the lag. If they are boxed games, visit this website:

www.videogameboxprotectors.com



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i higly recommend these protector. i will buy 100 of them in the upcoming weeks. they give a verygood results

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For just carts I have seen plastic cases with the cover art for the game on ebay but I'm not sure where to get them other then that. I use a drawer for my carts like this one
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-64-N64-12-Game-Case-Drawer-/160812991977?pt=Video_Games_Accessories&hash=item25713385e9#ht_500wt_1416
They come bigger also and can hold 24 carts
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the thing is... if you use the carts, the labels will eventually get scratched or damaged. Accidents will happen.
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Jun 2 2012, 04:37 AM
For just carts I have seen plastic cases with the cover art for the game on ebay but I'm not sure where to get them other then that. I use a drawer for my carts like this one
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-64-N64-12-Game-Case-Drawer-/160812991977?pt=Video_Games_Accessories&hash=item25713385e9#ht_500wt_1416
They come bigger also and can hold 24 carts
I wouldn't recommend buying the plastic cases on eBay, they rip you off really. Those cases are ideal though - you can buy universal game cases for 42 cents each here and print the cover art on photo paper from www.thecoverproject.net. After all the expenses, it's really about $1 a case
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Here is a link to a European solution, if you are searching for box protectors.

http://www.retrogamefreak.com/c-1454403/snug-fit-box-protectors-n64/
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Always many PAL games for sale:
http://s9.zetaboards.com/Nintendo_64_Forever/topic/7338905/1
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Im looking for just protection of the carts atlaest the pictures on them anyways
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mikezelot
Jun 4 2012, 03:48 AM
Im looking for just protection of the carts atlaest the pictures on them anyways
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewitem?itemId=170797665683&index=3&nav=SEARCH&nid=83005489776

Would be ok if you don't have loads of carts.
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If you're looking to protect your carts themselves, do yourself a favor and buy some Universal Game Cases

http://www.mediashelving.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=W&Product_Code=USCG&Category_Code=VHS

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I have been using these for several years now, and they make a great substitute for your lose cartridge games. Cover art can even be printed out using thecoverproject.net
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How about for controllers? I have a couple of collectible 64 controllers I would like to store. Any suggestions?
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Jun 11 2012, 08:38 PM
How about for controllers? I have a couple of collectible 64 controllers I would like to store. Any suggestions?
Order some clear box protectors from Clearbags.com :yeah:
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Jun 12 2012, 02:06 AM
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Jun 11 2012, 08:38 PM
How about for controllers? I have a couple of collectible 64 controllers I would like to store. Any suggestions?
Order some clear box protectors from Clearbags.com :yeah:
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Instead of making a new thread (I may have to if I don't get replies here) what is the best way to store your games that are in boxes? (See below before you reply!!!)

1) Protective box covers
2) Flat packing the boxes

I don't know what to do. :( Protective box covers seems to be very expensive If I was to buy one for every boxed game I own (plus more that I will be buying and am buying now).
Flat packing won't cost me a cent since I have storage boxes to put them all into, however, does it ruin the boxes at all?

I will have some left out for display, so it may be worth buying a few protective boxes just for the display ones?
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Hey there Nagato! (I appreciate your contributing to an established thread, instead of creating a new one.) :yeah:

I'd say get a few of the protective boxes for the ones you'd like to display, and just flat-pack the rest. IMO, the unflattened boxes take up way too much space and are more likely to be in danger of getting damaged. I don't think any sort of damage can come to them if you flatten them (this is how they were printed, after all)... in fact, doing this might even benefit some boxes that have some minor creases!

I've always flattened my boxes, and then to prevent the tabs from being ripped/folded I would plastic-wrap them in groups of 5-10 (which also helps keeps the surfaces from getting abrasion wear). Then I stuff them into boxes... here's my finished product, which is somewhere between 150-200 N64 boxes:

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Thanks for the reply floorcat.

I think I will flat-pack my boxes after all. Cheers!
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I wouldnt want to hide my collection away like that, I am runnign out of space but I will always find a way :yeah: :yeah:
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Jan 24 2013, 06:07 AM
Protective box covers seems to be very expensive
for less than a buck each, I think that's pretty cheap to protect multiple valuable games.
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I highly recommend this site,although ive not ordered any myself yet i have had a sample from them and they are excellent quality.

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Jan 25 2013, 06:38 AM
Nagato
Jan 24 2013, 06:07 AM
Protective box covers seems to be very expensive
for less than a buck each, I think that's pretty cheap to protect multiple valuable games.
The issue I think is wanting people to buy in large quantities.
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Does anyone else flat pack their boxes? Sounds a good idea but i heard that on the edges the colour will break and you will get white lines there. Some consensus on this would be good, i'd prefer to get a lot of space back!

@floorcat - They are printed whilst flat but i imagine they are fully open, then bent into a box shape and glued together...so the edges are never fully squashed flat (only at 90 degress).

(I heard that checking the flap on an apparently new sealed n64 game for this white line can help to know whether it has been opened)

edit heres one mention of that - point 10: http://www.gooddealgames.com/articles/SNES_Sealing.html

Edited by Z890, Apr 28 2013, 03:00 PM.
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I think flattening boxes isn't a great idea. You're definitely causing one side to be damaged, without a doubt. Tuperware plastic containers can be bought for cheap and are very good from crushing your boxes.
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Yep, invest some money into some box protectors for valuable games. I recommend these :yoshirider:
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i use plastic baggies from ebay that fit the games
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I use Ziplocks for loose games :)

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I used to do that for my NFR carts but looked to sloppy ( used ducktape on backs so plastic wasnt all over the place) these baggies fit the carts perfectly!
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Could you give me a link :P I wanna try em out :) :applause:

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-N64-OR-FAMICOM-GAME-CARTRIDGE-BAGS-PROTECT-YOUR-LOOSE-GAMES-NINTENDO-/330914473507?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d0c0a2623
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^ Those bags seem great!

Do you/anyone know if the same quality bags are available from a different seller, one that ships worldwide?
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not sure i only buy from him to be honest. try sending him a message! they should only ship in like an envelope or something so im sure he can do it.
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