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    How do you guys keep track of your collections?

    I used to use the IGN list, because it was simple, clean and loaded fast, but now it's that bloated IGN Club.

    I also have it on the DP list, but I found that is wasn't suitable to my needs.

    I've also looked into a database program from Collectorz.com that seems pretty cool, but... eh.

    For the last year I've just been writing everything down in one of those Hilroy noteboks, and it sucks.

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    I use RFGeneration. Super easy to add a game thats not in the database so I can add all the crap that no one really has like Dungeon Master's Guide Volume 2 for Commodore 64.

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    RFGeneration here too.


    There are quite a few other threads about this exact topic. You could check them out here:

    http://www.digitpress.com/forum/show...llection+tools

    http://www.digitpress.com/forum/show...llection+tools

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    I use the good ol' noggen...although it does hurt sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoes23 View Post
    RFGeneration here too.


    There are quite a few other threads about this exact topic. You could check them out here:

    http://www.digitpress.com/forum/show...llection+tools

    http://www.digitpress.com/forum/show...llection+tools
    Oops, should have done a search, my bad.

    Thanks for being nice about it though.

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    I think my signature says what I use.

    IGN used to be funny with their pricing structure, but after having used RFG for so long it's painfull trying to add my collection to IGN. Adding one game at a time after sorting thru 3-??? pages of simular named titles without the option to just go thru each system's software is just too much for me now.
    Last edited by Fuyukaze; 07-02-2007 at 12:55 AM.

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    Has anyone tried out the demo of the Collectorz.com Game Collector program?

    Seems pretty cool, a lot of it is automatic and you can make your own columns for what you paid, rarity, etc. It's 40$ though, and the barcode scanner (very nifty feature indeed) is 140$(!?).

    But, web based is usually more convenient (and a tad cheaper). I will check out RFGeneration and VGRebirth.

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    I think I like the look of RFGen better, so I've signed up and started making my list. I'm on my PC games, and I've already had to submit a few games they didn't have listed, or didn't have listed for my region or had console ports, but not the PC version. Well, I guess it's a WIP.

    Thanks!
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    Yet another response and plug for...




    I keep Excel sheets (soft and hard copy), and use RFgen to show it off. Its kinda like RAID-5, three records for me from which I share and update my collection listings.
    it's thinking

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    I use MediaMan...



    ( ^^ example with movies, you can also do it with games, cds, etc.

    Its basically a copy of Delicious Library except it's not Mac-only.
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    I used to use vgrebirth.org but now do it all by hand -- good ole fashioned pen and paper

    RVGFANATIC: SNES, Saturn, mad ramblings and more
    RELIVE | REMEMBER | REPLAY

    Brand new URL!

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    I use the Video Game Rebirth site for my online stuff and Excel for home.

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    Delicious Library. Only for Mac, though, as far as I know. And I only put in my boxed games.


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    ATM I'm using a good old fashioned Excel spreadsheet. I can pick and choose what data I want to have and I have pretty good control over how to build reports on it. I may move onto one of the off-the-shelf solutions as my time has become a true premium in the last year especially.

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    I use Microsoft Excel to keep up with everything (One file per system)

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    Another one for Excel here. The only drawback is not being able to show it off like on those web-based systems, but I really don't care about that.

    Speaking of the Excel system, does anyone know of a good place to download some Excel game lists from. I am in the middle of actually transitioning to keeping track with Excel, and I can't find a good source for the lists. I have been doing a lot of copy-and-pasting, and that just blows.

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    I set up Open Game Lister on my site (link) after doing Excel spreadsheets for a while. For DVDs (link), I've been using DVD Profiler for the last 6 years or so and love it.

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    I may sound rather cheap, but I'm still using the same old plain text file... and this for the past fifteen years. I found that it is the most portable/small way to describe my collection.

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    I took a little good natured ribbing for this in another thread but I keep track of my collection in my head.

    I try to play through everything in my collection at some point or another. I don't buy stuff just to have it sit on a shelf or just to pad my library. Since my collection is less than 200 games, all of which I try to play, I do an all right job keeping track of things upstairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bangtango View Post
    I took a little good natured ribbing for this in another thread but I keep track of my collection in my head.

    I try to play through everything in my collection at some point or another. I don't buy stuff just to have it sit on a shelf or just to pad my library. Since my collection is less than 200 games, all of which I try to play, I do an all right job keeping track of things upstairs.
    I have a pretty good idea of what I have too, but it's nice to have a consolidated list of everything, me thinks.

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    I use RFgeneration. its my favorite way so far especially with all the ways to sort and look at your collection (and others).

    I am looking into getting excel and keeping and updated file along side of rfgeneration for a nice back up and for when i get an excel enabled PDA so i can save myself from buying doubles (or remember whats on my "to get" list)
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