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Title: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: eto on 13:16, 05 January 21
I have finished a small game and would like to do my personal physical "release" for it. So I am now looking for the right packaging for it. I thought about the transparent boxes which many releases had, similar to jewel cases (see screenshot attached of something similar I found on Ebay). Unfortunately I don't seem to find these kind of boxes anywhere.

Any ideas what could come close? What do publishers use today, when they do a physical release of a game?
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: Bryce on 13:21, 05 January 21
The jewel cases that pre-recorded Audio MiniDiscs came in are exactly the same size as a 3in disc if you remove the Disc holding plastic inside. Maybe these are easier to find?

Bryce.
 
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: Gryzor on 14:03, 05 January 21
I didn't know about the MDs! Imagine that :D

Of course any old jewel case would do if it lacks its usual CD-accommodating tray.
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: eto on 16:20, 05 January 21
The jewel cases that pre-recorded Audio MiniDiscs came in are exactly the same size as a 3in disc if you remove the Disc holding plastic inside. Maybe these are easier to find?

Bryce.


Unfortunately not. Cases for MiniDiscs can be found, but only for self recorded media and they are too small.
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: eto on 16:23, 05 January 21

Of course any old jewel case would do if it lacks its usual CD-accommodating tray.


I tried CD cases but they won't work. If you remove the tray, they are partially open. I didn't find anything else that somehow could be a fit.
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: tjohnson on 16:30, 05 January 21
Something like this but remove the spikes to hold the cassette in place
https://www.duplication.ca/Double-Cassette-Box-2-Side-by-Side-with-Lugs.html
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: Gryzor on 16:59, 05 January 21

I tried CD cases but they won't work. If you remove the tray, they are partially open. I didn't find anything else that somehow could be a fit.

Hm, I know what you mean, do all CD cases with a tray have that lip that fills the gap you mention?
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: Dubliner on 17:04, 05 January 21
Any ideas what could come close?
There you go: https://tapemuzik.de/shop/boxen/snapbox-doppel-transparent-ohne-pin-kopie/
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: Gryzor on 17:17, 05 January 21
There you go: https://tapemuzik.de/shop/boxen/snapbox-doppel-transparent-ohne-pin-kopie/


That's for tape??
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: eto on 17:28, 05 January 21
I will try such a double tape box. That could be the size that physical releases had.

I will let you know how it works.
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: Dubliner on 18:06, 05 January 21
It's exactly the same size. I have many games in that format in both Disk and tape and the boxes are the same size, if not the same box.
New games like Cyber Chicken also came in that type of box.
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: Dubliner on 18:13, 05 January 21
That's for tape??
It has no pins, so you can actually put whatever you want inside :)

I did just check my shelves and i see that Clevermind, Pinball Dreams, Dead on Time, Relentless and so also used this kind of box and the size are exactly the same as old releases in tape or disk.
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: Dubliner on 18:25, 05 January 21
Attached you can find some photos of one of those cases on top of an Epyx Disk game. As you can see, it's exactly the same size :)
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: Gryzor on 19:26, 05 January 21
I'd never have guessed... I feel silly now.
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: Dubliner on 23:04, 05 January 21
Why? You cannot know everything  ;)
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: Gryzor on 23:08, 05 January 21
I mean, I've handled so many you'd think I'd have noticed...
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: JadedLemon on 00:43, 01 February 21
This is for clear double cassette cases without lugs, so you could put either cassettes or a disc in it.


Double Cassette Box, 2 Side by Side, Clear/Clear, No Lugs - Cassette Boxes (Norelcos) - Audio Cassettes - duplication.ca (Analogue Media Technologies Inc.) (https://www.duplication.ca/double-cassette-box-2-side-by-side-clear-clear-no-lugs.html)


I'm curious, do you have a supplier for new blank discs?
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: eto on 20:10, 02 February 21
I'm curious, do you have a supplier for new blank discs?

No unfortunately not. In the meantime I bought cassette boxes. They are relatively cheap, even in small quantities (5 pieces for 10€ incl. shipping, or 20 for 30€) and they have the nostalgia factor. I also tried a case for a Switch cartridge. That would also be a good fit for a 3" disc and would look great but I prefer the vintage look of the cassette case.

I have no supplier for discs but I have a few spare discs, so I can make my own version at least ;-)
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: skylas on 01:21, 05 February 21
I had the same problem. Asked many sellers, most wanted minimum order of some .... thousands pieces.
I then chose a paper box, it is more high than I wanted (6 cm) but it was what fitted best and looked nice.
Of course it is an amateur option, but at least it looks good in my opinion.
https://www.vaza.gr/siskevasies/xartina-koutia/kouti-suskeuasias-kraft-xwris-parathyro-130x120x60mm.html
https://amstradsakis.blogspot.com/2021/02/physical-edition.html
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: Dominoid on 13:15, 05 February 21
I had the same problem. Asked many sellers, most wanted minimum order of some .... thousands pieces.
I then chose a paper box, it is more high than I wanted (6 cm) but it was what fitted best and looked nice.
Of course it is an amateur option, but at least it looks good in my opinion.


I actually really like the look of the paper boxes. As we're pretty much all collectors here, we will look after them so they won't get all crushed like Nintendo boxes! Plus, it's a bit more environmentally friendly than single-use plastic too.
Title: Re: Cases for discs for a physical release
Post by: Shining on 13:16, 05 February 21
For Defence I used clear DVD-Boxes without inlay:


https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00QFJHBSO (https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00QFJHBSO)


The 3" disk and the soundtrack where in something like this:
https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00GOXEW3I (https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00GOXEW3I)


And these covers where sticked into the boxes using:
https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B012B57QBM (https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B012B57QBM)




https://www.amazon.de/Shining-Defence/dp/B01KXSWJWK