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August 30th, 2007, 02:56
So, we have PictureWatch working on the front page but we don't have six/seven years of collected screenshot history, like we did somewhere else.

I'd like your help bringing PictureWatch up to full glory.

I'm looking for CRPG screens to upload to our server for posterity and to make the front page look pretty.

The fine print:
  • Must be your *own* screens - nothing ripped from another site (because of copyright issues)
  • Particularly interested in classic and/or unusual stuff but anything from our database that could do with more screens is fair game. Got some Baldur's Gate screens? Ultima VII? Might & Magic VI? Gothic?
  • jpg and modest size preferred (200-400k each screen is probably ideal)

If you have anything to offer, please post here so we don't triple up on the same thing and because I'll get drowned in work if you just PM or email them over.

Again, your own screens that you made only.

Thanks for any help!

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August 30th, 2007, 13:01
Nice idea. I'll be sure to make some when I'm back at my own PC in two weeks or so.

For older games, do you prefer them in their original resolution or interpolated and aspect ratio corrected? I assume the latter, as 320x200 seems totally skewed and tiny.

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August 30th, 2007, 15:01
Not going for PNG? It can usually be compressed decently enough, depending on the actual screenshot, and well, it's lossless.
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August 30th, 2007, 21:52
Originally Posted by Asbjoern View Post
I know this isn't entirely what you requested but here are some TES 3: Morrowind screenshots for you to add if you want:
omg I just looked at your Morrowind-screens and got a strong desire to play it again …
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August 31st, 2007, 01:40
@Asbjoern - thanks, will get them up soon.

@Arhu, hadn't thought about it…interpolated is nice, I guess, but better anything than nothing.

@VPeric - nope, .jpg.

Come on guys - I need stuff!

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August 31st, 2007, 02:12
egad, well I got Wasteland, System Shock and Knight of Diamonds sitting on my desktop so I'll get you something TO-morrow.

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August 31st, 2007, 02:12
but this is classic on so many levels, I had to post this one first. I'll upload a bunch more this weekend (mainly box and manual pictures). I have no idea if this is usable on your website; I'm a total newb when it comes to sharing images on the internet.

http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=6459662
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August 31st, 2007, 02:17
Again, mostly manual and box shots; these are pretty raw if you don't use them I won't be offended.

http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=6459695

http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=6459694

http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=6459693
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August 31st, 2007, 05:24
Do any of you have recommendations for a free and easy program I could use to make screenshots? I don't like the 'Print Screen' paste in Paint method, I'd prefer a more automatic method if possible.
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August 31st, 2007, 05:33
The UO Screenshot Utility works fine with Gothic and G2. It´s also worth trying with other games.
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August 31st, 2007, 10:03
Freeware screencapture utilities in order of popularity:
http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/gmm/fwscreen_p.html
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August 31st, 2007, 15:38
Originally Posted by Gorath View Post
The UO Screenshot Utility works fine with Gothic and G2. It´s also worth trying with other games.
I use it with just about *everything* … if you have seen a screen in my reviews in the past couple of years at any site they were done in the UO Screenshot Utility.

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August 31st, 2007, 16:02
Please keep in mind I have limited transfer volume … thanks.

Gothic 1 (very small screens):
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…othic1-Weg.jpg
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…ic1-Schief.jpg
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…Plankenweg.jpg
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…1-Kreuzung.jpg
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…r%fcst.jpg
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…-Br%fccken.jpg
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…mosph%e4re.jpg
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…1-Anhebung.jpg

Morrowind:
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…rrowind-01.jpg
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…rrowind-05.jpg
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…rrowind-07.jpg
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…rrowind-10.jpg
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…rrowind-16.jpg
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…rrowind-21.jpg
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…rrowind-24.jpg
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…rrowind-27.jpg

Ultima Underworld 2:
http://mindermensch.de/trash/underworld2-01.gif
http://mindermensch.de/trash/underworld2-02.gif
http://mindermensch.de/trash/underworld2-03.gif
http://mindermensch.de/trash/underworld2-04.gif
http://mindermensch.de/trash/underworld2-05.gif
http://mindermensch.de/trash/underworld2-06.gif
http://mindermensch.de/trash/underworld2-07.gif
http://mindermensch.de/trash/underworld2-08.gif
http://mindermensch.de/trash/underworld2-09.gif
http://mindermensch.de/trash/underworld2-10.gif
http://mindermensch.de/trash/underworld2-11.gif

… and Zanzarah, if there's need for it (only pics of one region, the swamp):
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…anzarah-01.jpg
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…anzarah-02.jpg
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…anzarah-03.jpg
http://mindermensch.de/omerta/upload…anzarah-04.jpg
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September 1st, 2007, 03:04
Thanks, will use all these when I can.

By the way, the "post in this thread" thing didn't mean you have to upload the pics to your own server first - I'm happy to take them via email but just post here first and I'll get in touch with a PM.

I just didn't want 2000 large files landing in my inbox at once.

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September 1st, 2007, 13:11
The files weren't uploaded for the Watch, they are used for some other project, too - so, no problem.
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September 2nd, 2007, 02:06
I think I'll start playing Gothic again next month, so until then…
I am however playing Depths of Peril, the demo, would you like screenshots from that game as well?
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September 2nd, 2007, 03:46
I took a bunch of screens from DoP when I did the preview, so I think that one is covered. Thanks, though.

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September 2nd, 2007, 21:51
This is the ENTIRE game Eye of the Beholder II screenshotted. Pretty much every puzzle, every dialogue, every monster, every unique artwork in the entire game:
EoB2 Archive

(Yes, theese are my screenshots)
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