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Creating a game box (printing)

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I need a pattern for creating the actual(cutting I guess) 8x6 box the games come in. Like the small box for diablo. And I have no idea where this topic goes. I have also been looking but cant find any help. Nick

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I assume this is a 2D game. And if it's a put the box at the right place game i highly suggest you to use SDL.

Here is where to get SDL
http://www.libsdl.org/download-1.2.php

And here's a 2 site with good tutorials that might get you started.

http://cone3d.gamedev.net/cgi-bin/index.pl?page=tutorials/gfxsdl/index
http://mavdisk.mnsu.edu/longaj/cornerstone.htm





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Heh, no, I think nick5454 wants a pattern for an actual physical cardboard box, such as games you buy at Wal-Mart come in.

And sorry, no, I don't know where you'd get one.

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You'd have to call up a manufacturer and see if you can snag a template off of them or the printing house they deal with. The printing dyes tend to be with the actual printers and it makes it a little awkward to get ahold of them if you're not doing a deal with them.

Your best bet is just to measure and make the pattern yourself. It's not actually that difficult to make one accurately.

Cheers!

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Most games don't get shipped in cardboard boxes anymore. Most people throw them away, while I used to collect them.

Your best bet is to either get a DVD Jewelcase with funky slides in it, or try phoning a few printing houses and explain what you need.

Toolmaker

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The jewel case method would probably be the best and cheapest, but you could also just google "box templates" and take one of the cube ones which pop up and change it to your linking. Just make sure you use common sense and remmeber that if you change one side, its a good idea to change the other!

I found a good rectangular box template, complete with flapped tuckins for closing and opening the box around page 5 or so.

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