A good way to keep your games in good shape?

mikezelot
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8:33 AM - Jun 02, 2012 #1

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?
N64 forever starfox 64 champion
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Both the n64 and the ps4 have 64 bit processors. Now I'm not saying the 64 could run crysis at 60 fps but I'm not saying it couldn't.
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8:45 AM - Jun 02, 2012 #2

mikezelot wrote: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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10:28 AM - Jun 02, 2012 #3

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

http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr25 ... 121937.jpg
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10:37 AM - Jun 02, 2012 #4

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 ... 500wt_1416
They come bigger also and can hold 24 carts
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12:49 PM - Jun 02, 2012 #5

the thing is... if you use the carts, the labels will eventually get scratched or damaged. Accidents will happen.
The only way to keep something mint is not to use it.
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6:49 PM - Jun 02, 2012 #6

Brodieman wrote: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 ... 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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9:07 PM - Jun 03, 2012 #7

Here is a link to a European solution, if you are searching for box protectors.

http://www.retrogamefreak.com/c-1454403 ... ctors-n64/
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9:48 AM - Jun 04, 2012 #8

Im looking for just protection of the carts atlaest the pictures on them anyways
N64 forever starfox 64 champion
"Im an elephant" - Conker
Both the n64 and the ps4 have 64 bit processors. Now I'm not saying the 64 could run crysis at 60 fps but I'm not saying it couldn't.
115 games
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9:59 AM - Jun 04, 2012 #9

mikezelot wrote:Im looking for just protection of the carts atlaest the pictures on them anyways
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewit ... 3005489776

Would be ok if you don't have loads of carts.
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6:25 AM - Jun 06, 2012 #10

If you're looking to protect your carts themselves, do yourself a favor and buy some Universal Game Cases

http://www.mediashelving.com/Merchant2/ ... y_Code=VHS




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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