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 PostPost subject: Software with CD/DVD only (no packaging) - acceptable?        Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:38 pm 
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Hello!

I'm wondering if there is any point to me archiving (and subsequently uploading) software or games for which I only have the disc, but not the full packaging?

I am still very new here, and I would like to contribute some items, but I just want to make sure I don't waste anyone's time. I have really tried to read through all of the guides and instructions on the site, and I can tell that the quality standards are very high (which is great!) and that typically all the packaging should be scanned in high resolution and uploaded.

I have some items that are disc-only - some of them I know had packaging at one point, and some of them I'm not even sure if they ever came in anything or if it was just the disc. I am happy to work on archiving them, but if that is not ideal, just let me know!

Before I even attempt to upload anything, I am really trying to do my research and make sure I am following all of the guidelines. I've read all of the guides about how everything should be archived and organized, and I intend to follow those.

Just to give an example of what I'm talking about, I have a copy of Lotus SmartSuite 9.8, that I'm sure came with a box at some point but all I have now is the Disc.

Any help is appreciated!


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 PostPost subject: Re: Software with CD/DVD only (no packaging) - acceptable?        Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:12 pm 
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Yes, it should be perfectly acceptable. Be sure to read the dumping and scanning guides in mrpijey's signature.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Software with CD/DVD only (no packaging) - acceptable?        Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:25 pm 
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Scanning the packaging, booklets, etc. of software is optional AFAIK. But, if you like to scan those, that would be great as well. :)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Software with CD/DVD only (no packaging) - acceptable?        Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:59 pm 
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The basic rule is that the more you can scan the better. But if you only got the original media then that's better than nothing.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Software with CD/DVD only (no packaging) - acceptable?        Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 2:02 am 
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Thank you all for answers and the quick response! Again, I just didn't want to do it wrong and waste time. I've been reading around and I can tell that there has been some frustration with people not following the rules or not doing the best job with uploading. I have definitely read through the guides and I will do my best. Thanks!

EDIT: I archived, compressed, and uploaded the Lotus Smartsuite 9.8 example to the upload server. Hopefully I've done everything correctly, else I face enormous amounts of shame and embarrassment, haha! :)

I still have lots more to do --- unfortunately, I archived several discs yesterday before realizing the logs were needed. I assume I'll have to re-rip those to get the logs.


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