Introduction: Miniaturize Your Gamecube Cases

You love your Gamecube Games, but they take up to much space in your shelf? Don't worry, for I'll show you in this Instructable how I solved my space problem!

Step 1: Buying Mini-DVD Cases

You'll have a hard time finding them in stores, but thanks to the internet you can get about 25 of them for around 4 bucks or less. I got mine from eBay and they work great.

Step 2: Downloading the Template

The Problem I usually have when I try to create a custom cover is to make a template that has the actual properties of the case. I already went through the process of experimenting with different cover sizes to create one that works. Print size of the cover was 17,78 x 11,9 cm with my printer. Had to use Microsoft Photo Editor though, because apparently certain programs do not let you print in the exact size that you need.

All you have to do now is to download the basic template from above for Paint.net and create whichever front/back cover you want. Do not forget to put the title or logo of the game on the spine!

Step 3: Create Your Own Cover

Most of the Covers can be found on the Cover Project (http://www.thecoverproject.net/index.php)

In case you don't find anything to your satisfaction, don't worry, there are other ways of obtaining Game Covers (Flickr, Google Images).

Another possible option is if you happen to own a scanner. That way just scan the cover and resize it to match the template.

Step 4: Print the Cover on Paper or Photographic Paper

You can print your Cover on a normal sheet of paper, but that usually won't give the glossy reflection (and smug satisfaction) original covers add to your gaming library.

I therefor printed my Covers on Photographic Paper, which happens to work better for me.

Again, print size of the cover was 17,78 x 11,9 cm on my printer.

Step 5: Cutting

If you want to cut them out clean I recommend using a big ruler and a utility knife. Scissors are fine too, if you have calmer hands than me.

Step 6: Put the Cover in the Case

Obviously.

And, minutes later, you're done!

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Iridium7 made it! (author)2009-08-18

Now to find someway to miniaturize PS2 boxes...

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junits15 made it! (author)junits152010-07-24

ps2 games are to big

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Chokladkakan made it! (author)2009-07-20

Sweet! One of those days when I have nothing else to do I might as well do this. Thank you for a good Instructable.

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wildfire759 made it! (author)2008-10-26

If you want to save more space, without having to buy anything, you could always just glue the last two pages of the gamecube game's manual into a little pocket for the disc. The last pages of a manual are usually just for Notes so you wouldn't be ruining any valuable information and the discs would definitely fit in there since gamecube discs are so tiny. Save space, save time, save ink, save money! :D

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Klappstuhl made it! (author)Klappstuhl2008-11-09

But, but, that doesn't look as shiny as a small version of a big DVD case... T_T

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jogu made it! (author)2008-09-26

Seems more practical to buy a bigger shelf lol.

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Klappstuhl made it! (author)Klappstuhl2008-10-03

Hahaha! Yeah, that would be an option, but like I already wrote, it's a very, very small apartment I live in. There's no room for another shelf >.<

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jogu made it! (author)jogu2008-10-03

Ha ha, must not of read that part. I skim most of these unless I really like one.

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codykage made it! (author)2008-05-19

nintendo should just stay with cartridges... hah great instructable though, nice idea.

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Klappstuhl made it! (author)Klappstuhl2008-05-25

Thank you. Yeah, cartridges are definately more fun to collect than disks.

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Illidan made it! (author)2008-04-27

I'm fine with mine the way there are, but hey- nice instructable!

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Klappstuhl made it! (author)Klappstuhl2008-05-06

THanks, it's my first.

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Labot2001 made it! (author)2008-04-19

Awesome job! +1 =]

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Klappstuhl made it! (author)Klappstuhl2008-04-19

Thank you! :D

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