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I have finished a few more covers, and am uploading them to deviantart as I go. Completed so far:

Grim Dawn:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/GrimDawn-874746132
Endzone - A World Apart:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Endzone-A-World-Apart-874746508
Dorfromantik:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Dorfromantik-874767745
Stasis:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Stasis-874794065
Wizards & Warriors:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Wizards-and-Warriors-875192434
Pillars of Eternity II - Deadfire (Obsidian Edition - Alternate):
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Pillars-of-Eternity-II-Deadfire-Obsidian-Edition-875200429
Pillars of Eternity II - Deadfire (Obsidian Edition):
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Pillars-of-Eternity-II-Deadfire-Obsidian-Edition-875200518
Shadowrun Returns:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Shadowrun-Returns-875212009
Shadowrun Dragonfall:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Shadowrun-Dragonfall-875212081
Shadowrun Hong Kong:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Shadowrun-Hong-Kong-875212209
Warhammer - Chaosbane:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Warhammer-Chaosbane-875283867
Warhammer - Chaosbane (Alternate):
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Warhammer-Chaosbane-MagnusEdition-875283913
Warhammer - Chaosbane Slayer Edition:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Warhammer-Chaosbane-SlayerEdition-875283991

More to come.
Post edited April 04, 2021 by basler04
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Far Cry:
https://www.gogcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Far-Cry-Cover.jpg

Far Cry 2:
https://www.gogcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Far-Cry-2-cover.jpg

Fallout 3:
https://www.gogcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Fallout-3-cover.jpg

Fallout New Vegas cover A:

https://www.gogcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Fallout-NV-cover-A.jpg

Fallout New Vegas cover B:
https://www.gogcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Fallout-NV-cover-B.jpg

Control cover A:
https://www.gogcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Control-cover-A.jpg

Control cover B:

https://www.gogcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Control-cover-B.jpg

Fist Puncher cover A:

https://www.gogcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Fist-Puncher-cover-A.jpg

Fist Puncher cover B:

https://www.gogcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Fist-Puncher-cover-B.jpg

Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition cover A
:
https://www.gogcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Nongunz-cover.jpg

Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition cover B:

https://www.gogcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Nongunz-cover-B.jpg

Freedom Planet:
https://www.gogcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Freedom-Planet-cover.jpg

Fran Bow:
https://www.gogcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Fran-Bow-cover.jpg

Witchaven:

https://www.gogcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Witchaven-cover.jpg

Witchaven 2:

https://www.gogcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Witchaven-2-cover.jpg

The Evil Within 2:

https://www.gogcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/TEW-2-cover.jpg

Spinch:
https://www.gogcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Spinch-cover.jpg
Post edited 2 days ago by Oddeus
Are there any DVD cases that both

1) Have a clear plastic on the outside for inserting cover art (i.e. not just a hard plastic outside where you would have to tape or glue artwork to it.

2) Have a USB Thumb Drive slot/holder?

Or, if not... maybe 3D Printed USB thumb drive holders that fit into the CD rings?
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InfiniteClouds: Are there any DVD cases that both

1) Have a clear plastic on the outside for inserting cover art (i.e. not just a hard plastic outside where you would have to tape or glue artwork to it.

2) Have a USB Thumb Drive slot/holder?

Or, if not... maybe 3D Printed USB thumb drive holders that fit into the CD rings?
Great idea .... I would be interested in this ability as well
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Disco Elysium: The Final Cut (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/deh6k3i
Genesis Noir: The Cosmic Collection (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/deh6k1s
Steel Rats (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/deh6jzv

Shadow Man: Remastered (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/dei1426
The Beast Inside (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/dei13yw
Hitchhiker: A Mystery Game (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/dei13ua
The Darkside Detective: Season 2 (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/dei13px

The Signifier: Director's Cut (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/deignwk
She Sees Red (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/deignqm
The Shattering (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/deignm7

Demonicon (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/deijpjl
The First Templar: Special Edition (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/deijpgc

Tonight We Riot (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/deiw6oe
Scarlet Hood: Deluxe Edition (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/deiw6ji

Papetura (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/dejtsxv
Strangeland (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/dejtt1w

Necromunda: Hired Gun (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/deko7mp

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (with Disc Labels and Galaxy Covers) - http://fav.me/delaojw
Thief: Definitive Edition (with Disc Labels and Galaxy Covers) - http://fav.me/delaoh3
The Silver Case: Deluxe Edition (with Disc Label and Galaxy Cover) - http://fav.me/delcmx3

Classic Covers: (New Design)
Corridor 7 - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/Corridor7.png
Operation Body Count - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/BodyCount.png
Last Rites - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/LastRites.png
Voodoo Kid - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/VoodooKid.png
Fate Complete - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/Fate.png

Space Rogue Classic - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/SpaceRogue.png
Iron Storm - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/IronStorm.png
Robin Hood: Legend of Sherwood - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/RobinHood.png
Moonstone - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/Moonstone.png
Warhammer: Fire Warrior - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/FireWarrior.png

Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/ShadowoftheHornedRat.png
Shadoworlds - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/Shadoworld.png
Sabre Team - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/SabreTeam.png

Witchaven - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/Witchaven.png
Witchaven II - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/Witchaven2.png
Thunderscape - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/Thunderscape.png
Siege of Avalon Anthology - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/SiegeofAvalon.png

Outwars - https://u.cubeupload.com/Mobeeuz/Outwars.png

All of my Deviant Covers - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TPVyYmOHm9JXwN74b0hlzKGVKnULjwJw
All of my Classic Covers - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1QwU78y5NnwKYwtbxeJF0Mfjegn9WVHMu
Post edited June 15, 2021 by Mobeeuz
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Curse of the Dead Gods:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Curse-of-the-Dead-Gods-877559811
Diablo (I just updated Mobeeuz's design so it matched the new style):
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Diablo-877559767
Children of Morta:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Children-of-Morta-877559487
Return to Castle Wolfenstein:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Return-to-Castle-Wolfenstein-877559555
Heretic:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Heretic-877559624
Nebuchadnezzar:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Nebuchadnezzar-877559699
Post edited April 26, 2021 by basler04
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InfiniteClouds: Are there any DVD cases that both

1) Have a clear plastic on the outside for inserting cover art (i.e. not just a hard plastic outside where you would have to tape or glue artwork to it.

2) Have a USB Thumb Drive slot/holder?

Or, if not... maybe 3D Printed USB thumb drive holders that fit into the CD rings?
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jimrh69: Great idea .... I would be interested in this ability as well
https://www.cds.com/FlashPac-Basic-USB-Flash-Drive-Packaging-Qty-100-p/flashpac-basic.htm

Someone has come up with it! Unfortunately you need to buy a minimum of 100 to make it cost-effective but it's a start.
Wondering if you could do a cover for Yokus Island Express.
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jimrh69: Great idea .... I would be interested in this ability as well
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Crazy_McGee: https://www.cds.com/FlashPac-Basic-USB-Flash-Drive-Packaging-Qty-100-p/flashpac-basic.htm

Someone has come up with it! Unfortunately you need to buy a minimum of 100 to make it cost-effective but it's a start.
I feel like putting every game on an individual memory stick is probably going to kill any hope of it ever being cost-effective.
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Crazy_McGee: https://www.cds.com/FlashPac-Basic-USB-Flash-Drive-Packaging-Qty-100-p/flashpac-basic.htm

Someone has come up with it! Unfortunately you need to buy a minimum of 100 to make it cost-effective but it's a start.
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HowlingSnail: I feel like putting every game on an individual memory stick is probably going to kill any hope of it ever being cost-effective.
True, but the smallest quanity that the company offers is 100 units, so a dollar a case.

As for the thumb drives...

[url=https://www.ebay.com/itm/324305101345?hash=item4b82172221:g:JrcAAOSwyfpfalzb&var=513376585111]https://www.ebay.com/itm/324305101345?hash=item4b82172221:g:JrcAAOSwyfpfalzb&var=513376585111[/url]

This is a 10-pack of 32 GB drives selling for around $46 USD. So, ~$460 USD to have a drive in every case. For an individual this is not cheap (nor practical) but for a small business that were to offer a physical copy of a GOG game with a case and sleeve, it would be a mere $6 USD per order. Add, say, 20% onto that and you would be looking at a physical copy of the game you purchased on GOG for an extra $7.50.

This doesn't take into account the savings when buying in even greater quanities - with a large enough order the cost could be cut by 25% or more.
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Telltale Batman Shadows Edition:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Telltale-Batman-Shadows-Edition-880942304
Mind Scanners:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Mind-Scanners-880942439
Papers, Please:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Papers-Please-880942477
Minute of Islands:
https://www.deviantart.com/basler04/art/Minute-of-Islands-882748352
Post edited June 15, 2021 by basler04
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HowlingSnail: I feel like putting every game on an individual memory stick is probably going to kill any hope of it ever being cost-effective.
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Crazy_McGee: True, but the smallest quanity that the company offers is 100 units, so a dollar a case.

As for the thumb drives...

[url=https://www.ebay.com/itm/324305101345?hash=item4b82172221:g:JrcAAOSwyfpfalzb&var=513376585111]https://www.ebay.com/itm/324305101345?hash=item4b82172221:g:JrcAAOSwyfpfalzb&var=513376585111[/url]

This is a 10-pack of 32 GB drives selling for around $46 USD. So, ~$460 USD to have a drive in every case. For an individual this is not cheap (nor practical) but for a small business that were to offer a physical copy of a GOG game with a case and sleeve, it would be a mere $6 USD per order. Add, say, 20% onto that and you would be looking at a physical copy of the game you purchased on GOG for an extra $7.50.

This doesn't take into account the savings when buying in even greater quanities - with a large enough order the cost could be cut by 25% or more.
How reliable are the USB flash drives / memory sticks compared to DVD/BluRay disks? Obviously an advantage to flash drive or memory stick is that you could update the media when updates for the games are released. Then again, how often are there updates released and how much would it cost to reburn a DVD/BluRay?

Are there a lot of folks archiving their GOG install/goodies materials to external media? Lots of the older games would fit on a DVD (4.7 / 8.5 GB) or BD-R (25 GB). Would you just make a cover with smaller cover images? Or for something like that, create a booklet of covers for the inside and do a text list on the back cover?
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crodgers: How reliable are the USB flash drives / memory sticks compared to DVD/BluRay disks?
I think you'll have a hard time finding in-depth articles about that online. Especially because they've both been considered "throwaway media" for a long time now.
Somebody might do an in-depth comparison - by the time of publishing, many of those specific tested models of disks/flash drives might not be available anymore.

Not that long ago - I searched for articles/opinions on "archive-grade" DVD writables. I then looked for them in online stores... They're "hard to find" and often 5-or-more times as expensive than any other DVD+/-R.
Yet still... "archive-grade" isn't a promise - just a percentage number of probability (then again, that's not different from anything else in life ;-)

How I see it: hard drives are the safest way of backup, because you *can* have more (/easier) control (backup/redundancy) over them. Are you going to triple-duplicate your optical discs or flash drives and regularly check up on them?


Edit: OK, if you only/mostly have old (small) games - you can back them up (and duplicate them) to a limited amount of DVD/Bluray discs and keep checking up on them, without turning it into fulltime job.
Post edited June 11, 2021 by teceem
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crodgers: How reliable are the USB flash drives / memory sticks compared to DVD/BluRay disks?
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teceem: I think you'll have a hard time finding in-depth articles about that online. Especially because they've both been considered "throwaway media" for a long time now.
Somebody might do an in-depth comparison - by the time of publishing, many of those specific tested models of disks/flash drives might not be available anymore.

Not that long ago - I searched for articles/opinions on "archive-grade" DVD writables. I then looked for them in online stores... They're "hard to find" and often 5-or-more times as expensive than any other DVD+/-R.
Yet still... "archive-grade" isn't a promise - just a percentage number of probability (then again, that's not different from anything else in life ;-)

How I see it: hard drives are the safest way of backup, because you *can* have more (/easier) control (backup/redundancy) over them. Are you going to triple-duplicate your optical discs or flash drives and regularly check up on them?

Edit: OK, if you only/mostly have old (small) games - you can back them up (and duplicate them) to a limited amount of DVD/Bluray discs and keep checking up on them, without turning it into fulltime job.
Some of my research turned up some interesting points of view. Even M*Disk ($2/disk for 25GB M*Disk BD) claim 1,000 years, but there does not seem to be faith of 1,000 years behind it (DOD texted and they fair way better than traditional DVDs). But someone pointed out that it might be best to always re-create your optical disk backups every 10 years or so.

I was thinking more if an annual (or semi-annual) check on the disks. For example, once you have burned a DVD/BD/M*Disk, you can create some sort of disk verification script using crc-checks (or some hash values like they do for install iso files for linux os) for each disk. Then every 6-12 months, just pop in the disks one by one and compare them. Since GOG is not gone, you can always re-download and reburn a bad disk. If GOG goes away and leaves folks with nothing, then you would need an alternative source (maybe local disk, or cloud storage, and double optical). I suppose it depends on your goal/motivation to put these to disk... is it for ultimate backup for when GOG no longer provides the files? Or is it just book-shelf eye-candy for your favorite games?

BTW, the art here is AMAZING!!!! are they all typically sized for normal/full sized DVD cases (10.xmm)? (vs slim (7mm) DVD case or fat cases (14mm))? Where do you get them printed (ink would be a high cost on most of the art I have seen)?
Post edited June 12, 2021 by crodgers
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crodgers: Some of my research turned up some interesting points of view. Even M*Disk ($2/disk for 25GB M*Disk BD) claim 1,000 years, but there does not seem to be faith of 1,000 years behind it (DOD texted and they fair way better than traditional DVDs). But someone pointed out that it might be best to always re-create your optical disk backups every 10 years or so.

I was thinking more if an annual (or semi-annual) check on the disks. For example, once you have burned a DVD/BD/M*Disk, you can create some sort of disk verification script using crc-checks (or some hash values like they do for install iso files for linux os) for each disk. Then every 6-12 months, just pop in the disks one by one and compare them. Since GOG is not gone, you can always re-download and reburn a bad disk. If GOG goes away and leaves folks with nothing, then you would need an alternative source (maybe local disk, or cloud storage, and double optical). I suppose it depends on your goal/motivation to put these to disk... is it for ultimate backup for when GOG no longer provides the files? Or is it just book-shelf eye-candy for your favorite games?

BTW, the art here is AMAZING!!!! are they all typically sized for normal/full sized DVD cases (10.xmm)? (vs slim (7mm) DVD case or fat cases (14mm))? Where do you get them printed (ink would be a high cost on most of the art I have seen)?
I have 3,8 TB of DRM free installers... using optical discs and having control over their safety/workings comes close to "2nd job".
Also; sure, the GOG servers are nice to have - but I don't see them as a form of 'backup', since they aren't mine. If one day GOG goes the-way-of-the-dodo, I wouldn't expect the servers to stay available - they could be gone before anyone knows what's going on. (I'm not saying that that's how it will happen, just that it's a real possibility)