January 9, 2005 at 8:41 am #27640
Just wanted to ask if there was:
A. Anyone who was willing to scan boxes of Police Quest 1, either EGA and/or VGA. Or PQ2 for that matter.
B. Anyone who was willing to do artwork for a soundtrack CD comprising of both PQ1VGA and PQ2.
Love what this place has become, by the way! Been a while since I was around the forums. Nice job, Ken and Brandon, and everyone else for that matter.
Sierra Music Central
January 10, 2005 at 2:00 pm #27641
I don’t own the original boxes for either of those games, sadly. I’m sure there’s someone out there who could scan for them you. Cool to hear of your project, I wasn’t aware that SMC was still active. I know that in the future, Brad, who is working on the InterAction Magazines project, wants to do a DVD compilation of Sierra soundtrack music as well. Working with SMC and Quest Studios, I’m sure a lot could be compiled for such a collection. I can do some basic design stuff, so I’d be happy to have a go at the covers / insert for a PQ1/2 soundtrack if no one else wants to, if someone can provide the scans first (scan hi-res, 300 DPI and TIF format, uncompressed, PC byte order, “raw” with no color or other corrections, I’ll give you an email or an FTP you can send them to).
January 12, 2005 at 7:54 am #27642
Well, in terms of CD artwork, using box scans is more of what QuestStudios does. Tom (the webmaster) does it all himself, the music and the artwork. I much prefer to focus on the music and let others do the artwork. To that end, I’ve been fortunate enough to have such great contacts in the Sierra community that I’ve had many offers and volunteers for different artwork projects. Always surprised at the generousity and spirit of the community.
So if an artist was to help out, the box scans would become largely redundant. Some nice images though. Since I own the box for PQ2 I can probably do that myself.. however it’s not in ‘perfect’ condition.
Shame you haven’t heard about SMC, though I wouldn’t blame you- SMC’s updates have been completely ‘behind-the-scenes’ this year (er, last year :P). However I’m changing that this month, with some releases finally due.
With regards to the DVD compilation, what a cool project that sounds! On the note of Sierra music I’d suggest that 2005 will be a busy year for it. QuestStudios seems intent on moving forward and working with and releasing as much MIDI/digital music as possible, which is great. Likewise I have a lot of half-finished projects that will likely be released within short times of each other. So I’d say by 2006 there’ll be a lot more around.
Anyone doing artwork is appreciated. I wasn’t really ‘applying’ for one here, but I’m sure as heck not going to reject your response, Brandon. 🙂 Get back to me.
Thanks for your prompt response!
January 12, 2005 at 11:16 am #27643
Yeah, Tom’s covers are OK 🙂 I’m not sure you’re going to find anyone here talented enough to make covers of quality enough without using Sierra material such as scans of the box art – I didn’t know that’s what you meant, making something without reference scans. Another thing that might have good scan material would be the PQ1 VGA hintbook, I assume there is one, though again it’s not something I have. I’m talking about really nice looking CD covers here, something you’d expect to see in a store.
“So I’d say by 2006 there’ll be a lot more around.”
“I wasn’t really ‘applying’ for one here”
I am a bit confused then, because you asked for scans in your first message and then said in your reply that you didn’t need them, and then you asked for an artist in your first message but now say you aren’t “applying” for one!
January 13, 2005 at 10:23 am #27644
Ironically, I see QuestStudios have just put out a ‘help wanted’ request in relation to fans making audio CD covers. Funny, no?
I’ve got a GK1 artist, a LB1/2 artist, a QFG4 artist, a SQ5/6 artist.. just need a PQ1/2 one. And note that of the 4 mentioned, ALL are original designs, except GK1, which is screenshots from the game.
I’m really not fussed whether it’s original or game or other reference-material based, as long as someone is willing to put time/effort into it and create something which looks nice. 🙂
I’d say by mid-2005, even, there’ll be a lot more Sierra music around. QuestStudios should’ve finished their QFG1, QFG2 and Heart of China soundtracks at the very least, and I should finish GK1, QFG4, PQ1/2 at the very least.
With regards to whether I’m asking or not asking, let me clarify.
If someone is going to create original artwork for me, my request for PQ1/2 scans bcomes redundant.
But, in terms of artists, I wasn’t specifically targeting this forum for one. I was more looking for the material itself. But at the same time if I could find an artist here I would definitely be pleased to do so. You get the idea, I hope. 🙂 (Gotta love my logic.)
February 8, 2005 at 3:10 pm #27645
How do you want them scanned? Front, back, dpi, JPEG quality setting etc?
February 10, 2005 at 7:18 am #27646
February 15, 2005 at 5:08 pm #27647
I actually have a poster of PQ1 (SWAT) hanging in my office (18×24). Don’t know how I can get you a scan though….
February 15, 2005 at 7:14 pm #27648
Well, thanks for the offer, but Police Quest 1 is NOT PQ:SWAT. 🙂