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Reply 21 of 28, by Fujoshi-hime

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I found an eBay sale for a lot of 100 double 3.5 floppy diskette tray black in jewel cases like that. Says they're 'rare'. I'm assuming new old stock found in a warehouse. But they have 'at least 10 units' of 100 discs each so... Yeah.

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Reply 22 of 28, by xjas

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I remember picking up shareware & PD stuff at computer shows in those back in the day. I ran across both the standard CD-size ones, and these more compact floppy-sized cases like this:

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I don't think they were all that uncommon. Wouldn't mind to have a stash of them now, but not for $60 USD because "rare." 😜

Turbografx-16 / PC Engine games were distributed in modified CD jewel cases too with the same style of inserts. Pretty forward thinking of NEC, since they line up nicely on a shelf full of 3DO & Dreamcast titles.

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Reply 23 of 28, by dr.ido

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I think jewel cases have been used for any format that could possibly fit in them them over time. I've seen 3.5" floppies in standard CD sized jewel cases and 3.5" floppies in smaller jewel cases sized exactly for a floppy disc. Somewhere I've got some weird releases on 5.25" floppies in jewel cases slightly larger than standard CD jewel cases. Other than software I've also seen trading cards, mini screwdriver sets and other random stuff packaged in CD sized jewel cases.

Reply 24 of 28, by Jo22

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Perhaps this slightly off-topic, but something simillar occured with record "cases" (& 5,25" floppies).
LGR has a whole episode dedicated to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi64HL4sY24

Edit: Sorry, that's the right one - https://youtu.be/ZYDl8ITr998

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Reply 25 of 28, by DeviousMalcontent

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So, we've determined this to be the Floppy Disc Calendar Case.

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I still don't exactly have a name for this yet, I am here by going to refer to it as the 3.5 diskette insert for a jewel case.

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It's possible to buy CD Jewel Cases Clear without a tray,
https://tapeonline.com/products/evergreen-cas … el-case-no-tray

I Also looked on eBay under "10.4MM CD JEWEL CASES, CLEAR, NO TRAY" - 10.4MM refers to depth in this case.

With that in mind, I guess it wouldn't be too hard to just cut out a cardboard insert and place it inside, on top of that 3.5 diskettes are only about 3mm thick so the cardboard doesn't have to be super thick or you could use 2 to 3 layers and possibly fit 3 in a case. – or 2 with a small manual.

Other options for inserts would be to modify and 3d print something like this Floppy Disc Cleaner by RockSolid on thingiverse.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2715428

Kcnhgames also has a post on Fitting a 3.5' floppy disk in a 10.4mm CD jewel case.
https://www.kcnhgames.com/blog/?p=1020

I still think my cardboard idea might be the way to go, if I make a template, I could cut a whole heap on a laser cutter and use special carboard like a mat black.

I would still love a box a jewel case floppy diskette inserts for a jewel case, so that I could make high quality backups of some of my shareware games, it would also make them easier to display\put on the shelf...

Reply 27 of 28, by DeviousMalcontent

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DeviousMalcontent wrote on 2019-12-08, 02:54:

I still don't exactly have a name for this yet, I am here by going to refer to it as the 3.5 diskette insert for a jewel case.

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As odd as it seems for me to say this, after some research, it seems that the style of 3.5" Floppy packages was more popular with the Yamaha PianoSoft "Disklavier" system, basically a MIDI Player Piano.

If you take a look at this PDF document on page 6 for the Disklavier Mark IV you can see the insert featured prominently.

https://www.pianosplus.com/wp-content/uploads … amahaMarkIV.pdf

Searching eBay for 'Yamaha PianoSoft Floppy Disk' shows a lot more results for media with the 3.5" Floppy diskette insert for a jewel case.

Now I just need to figure out if Yamaha is mastering the media and if a place will sell these disks or blanks in bulk.

Reply 28 of 28, by Caluser2000

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LS120 disks use 3.5" jewel cases.

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