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Is anyone here good at ... I'm not sure if interior design is the right way to put it, but ... figuring out the most aesthetically pleasing way to Tetris together a bunch of different sets of things on a set of shelves? If so, I could use your advice!

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I acquired one of those cheap Ameriwood adjustable shelves, and was frustrated with the fact that it was tall but had few actual shelves, leaving me with something like only two or three rows with eight feet of unused clearance space above each. With mr_silvers' help (thank you!) we measured those holes for the adjustable shelf pegs and made more of them, extending the range literally all the way up and down, bottom to top. I also called Ameriwood and placed a separate order for extras of the actual shelf parts and pegs, with the intention of putting them in the new holes we had made, all just so I could take that obscene amount of extra room and use it for more shelves.

This is a hacked case of shelves, is what I'm trying to say here.

Anyway!

Top to bottom:
  1. NES
  2. NES, SNES
  3. SNES, N64
  4. Empty! I found out I had room to work one more shelf in there if I took out some of the extra headroom and compressed the first three a little, but I want to really figure out how I'm going to approach this and what should go where before I bother moving everything again.
  5. DS
  6. DS, Game Boy, PSX. Note: This one particular shelf is attached to the frame
    and cannot be moved. The rest of them are adjustable, especially on this hacked shelf, but please try not to come up with any schemes that involve adjusting this particular one, because you can't.
  7. PSX, a pile of instruction manuals and miscellaneous stuff like that
  8. The block of what I still call "next gen" stuff because I'm old (PS2, non-360 XBox, GameCube, Wii), PSP, in-box Genesis
  9. In-box Genesis, out-of-box loose Genesis carts

The problem is that most of these systems have just over a shelf's worth of games (one and a half each for NES/SNES, for example,) and I would like to figure out a better way to plug them all together. Obviously everything fits on the case as it currently stands (with one empty shelf to spare, even,) but I'd like something with a slightly more coherent theme, with slightly fewer sets of things sneezed everywhere haphazardly.

Also, bonus: See how many of these you can identify! (Admittedly some systems' print sizes and such for their games make this easier than others.) Hint: With the exception of some failure to put things in the right order on the last bit of DS titles, they are alphabetized, so recognizing one at least gives you a vague hint as to what letter or letters the ones next to it may start with.
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crassadon
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Time:2012-09-03 11:13 pm (UTC)
Clearly not enough plushies.

I would lay them out so they're not all horizontally stacked. Gameboy games in vertical stacks, for instance, with some other objects on the shelves to break up the flow. Thus making it look like a huge mess, like every area I walk into.


I think that yellow one is Donkey Kong 64 :3
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kjorteo
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Time:2012-09-04 01:13 am (UTC)
My plushies are on a different shelf.

The shelf my video game collection used to be on before I acquired and modified this one, actually.

Edited at 2012-09-04 01:13 am (UTC)
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davidn
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Time:2012-09-03 11:46 pm (UTC)
If items in one particular class take more than one shelf but not as much as two, then... mathematically you have an issue fitting them all into their own exclusive shelves without wasting a lot of space! You could start NES on shelf one left to right going down to shelf 2, start SNES on shelf three right to left going up to shelf 2, and that would work fine until they met in the middle... vertical stacking may be your only further option, really, even if it's much less convenient to get anything out and wouldn't really work for the cartridges. It's actually quite refreshing to see a collection this nicely organized in the first place, seeing the state of my own :)

I actually had no idea of the size of your collection, before - I must have had a... concept of it because of your Backloggery and everything, but seeing it physically like that is very different! What's the very tall cartridge on the border of the SNES and N64 ones?
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davidn
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Time:2012-09-03 11:48 pm (UTC)
And if you want me to identify any of these, you're going to have to provide some... Blade Runner magic image enhancement equipment or something!
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kjorteo
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Time:2012-09-04 01:10 am (UTC)
Also, I think the reason I put this whole shelf together to show off like this is more to specifically showcase my retro collection than my collection overall. It's ... it actually kind of says something about me that I have a shelf and a half of NES games, yet only about 60% of one for PS2, XBox, GameCube, and Wii combined.
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davidn
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Time:2012-09-04 01:24 am (UTC)
And that those ones are so far below eye level...

I still remember when the PS, Saturn, 3DO(!) were introduced as the "superconsoles" :) Are those all the "next generation" games that you own, then, or just selected ones?
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kjorteo
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Time:2012-09-04 03:03 am (UTC)
Those are my complete collection of them! And that even includes "sure-why-not" entries I would never actually play (such as some SOCOM thing for PS2, I think?) that someone gave to me and, eh, free game, I guess? And the fact that I have Accent Core twice (regular and Plus.)
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ravenworks
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Time:2012-09-04 01:07 am (UTC)
Have you seen whether you can hold more or less by laying them on their backs instead of their sides?
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kjorteo
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Time:2012-09-04 01:12 am (UTC)
I really don't want to do that, because I want them to be directly accessible. None of this "I want to play that one but it's at the bottom of the pile" nonsense. Yes, even the ones I never actually play.
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ravenworks
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Time:2012-09-04 01:18 am (UTC)
But you also don't want them to flow between shelves ;)

How about if you didn't sort them by system - just straight-up alphabetical free-for-all :D
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kjorteo
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Time:2012-09-04 02:59 am (UTC)
That ... does not appeal to me. D: Creative, though! Especially for a legitimate use of the phrase "alphabetical free-for-all."
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