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Jakes idea is most excellent, and Spiffy, make that site faster ;D

 

As I said, I'd be prepared to work on the site, and I assume Spiffy is going to be working on it too, as well as anyone else you appoint.

 

Looks like its all coming together nicely :)

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Originally posted by Gabez

Yeah, the Sam & Max one looks a lot better because the logo isn't repeated.

 

For Mi2 you could use http://www.scummbar.com/resources/downloads/wallpapers/lechucksrevenge-640x480.jpg (available in higher resolutions at TSB), or just airbrush the logos out. Or keep them in, if you think it would be better, and I coud airbrush them out for me! Whatever.

 

They do look really really fantastic though. :D

That picture has been airbrushed. The logo is not an original part of the image though - it is superimposed.

 

I can send this:

 

mi2_tmp.jpg

 

I have it at 5116x6959 720dpi 83.9MB PNG, I'll downsize it to a more reasonable dpi and then email it to you Spiffy, if you send your email address. I will have a hintbook in my possession soon, I can scan that later which will have nothing but the MI2 logo superimposed over the original image.

 

=mek=

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MI1 CD-slipcase scanned at 400dpi is 1925x2053 10.6M PNG - but that's too detailed for the quality, as in it will have to be reduced to around 1/4 the size - 963x1024 looks quite good, and is 2.64M as a PNG making it acceptable to send in that format, rather than JPEG.

 

Also Laser, the Kixx release of MI2 superimposed the logo differently to the original release, meaning if you superimpose the images on top of each other you can losslessly remove much of the logo, and then "airbrush" the rest that's left over.

 

=mek=

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By "clean", I just mean the cover without the system-spec "sticker" (actually it's printed on... at least on "Fate of Atlantis") in the lower left corner, and without any award-icons.

 

The slipcase as whole wouldn't work... because I was going to print posters from it... and in that case the scan has to be at least the size of the game box. But it could be used to retouch the sticker-part of the image. So, YES, PLEASE! *g*

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Well, I did it.

 

Using LucasTones excellent high-resolution scan of the Secret of Monkey Island boxart, I did a little tweaking (increased the contrast) and sent the image off to become a 20x30 print (great for framing).

 

I received it today, and I must say, it looks amazing! Absolutely stunning!

 

Only problem is that the proportions weren't quite right for a 20x30, so the sides were trimmed a bit. No big deal, as the only significant thing that was lost was a bit of ther border on the left and right side and that annoying IBM PC sticker.

 

I'm going to get a 20x30 of the Dig boxart next for a gift for my friend.

 

Thanks LucasTones.

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Thanks, I'm glad it came out ok. Is there any chance you could take a picture of the poster? I'd like to see how it looks :)

 

Also I should mention, the ftp is no longer online. I'll probably get it back up in a few weeks though :)

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Well, I've scanned both a boxart of Monkey Island 2 LEC release, and the Kixx release. The Kixx boxart is actually a higher-quality print. As I stated before the size is 90odd meg per box art at 720dpi. I can either downsize it, or chop it into 90 -odd parts and upload them all one by one to a free graphic server.

 

It's proving too difficuilt to try and superimpose the MI2 LEC release box over the Kixx... but I will try again later, and post the results if they're impressive. I also have a hint-book I can scan, it is of significantly lower quality though.

 

Here are some examples of the difference in quality (these examples are at 720dpi).

 

http://www.zippyimages.com/files/20693/mi2box_tst1_kixx.jpg

http://www.zippyimages.com/files/20694/mi2box_tst1_norm.jpg

 

http://www.zippyimages.com/files/20695/mi2box_tst2_kixx.jpg

http://www.zippyimages.com/files/20696/mi2box_tst2_norm.jpg

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Alright, I will superimpose. It'll take a while and the resulting image will not hold up to scrutiny, but will hopefully look stunning. I will also work at completely removing the Monkey Island 2 graphic and all "By Ron Gilbert" text. And the "LucasArts" graphic for that matter. Here is where I'm up to superimposing the regular box image to "make-up" the incomplete parts of the Kixx box (at 720 DPI, this image is just 15% the size of the one I'm working on):

 

http://www.zippyimages.com/files/25705/demo.jpg

 

The problem is the colour levels and the prints just do not match at all. So I do not know how much more I will be able to superimose, and how much I will have to "draw-in". Of course it would be much easier to start with the regular box and just "fix that", but like I said the KIXX is just of such higher quality.

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