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    There was very active thread started less than a month ago regarding pretty much the exact same thing.

    http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=118484

    You may get some additional ideas here. Maybe a merging is in order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDomesticInstitution View Post
    There was very active thread started less than a month ago regarding pretty much the exact same thing.

    http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=118484

    You may get some additional ideas here. Maybe a merging is in order?
    Have not been as active at checking out posts here recently and apparently I didn't search for the right thing.

    This can be closed or merged if necessary. I read the thread and got a ton of ideas.

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    I use IGN for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bickman2k View Post
    That looks pretty cool, if only I could find it.
    It's a bit daunting to set up the first time if you've never played with mySQL databases or anything before, but if you've ever installed something like Wordpress on a webserver then you'll be just fine. Here's a copy of 0.6.4 if you want to mess with it.

    You'll need to create a mySQL database on your server, enter the database name, username and password in the connection_details.php file, and then open up setup_ogl.php in your browser to go through a couple of mostly automated steps (and then creating a user account). When you're all done with that, delete the setup_ogl.php file and you're ready to start adding games and systems to the ol' list.

    Sadly, the ability to edit data once it's been entered isn't available (unless you access the database by some other manner), so if you botch an entry (or want to add more information), you'll have to either delete it or get comfortable poking around with whatever else you feel like using (I like phpMyAdmin because it's what I have available!).

    Really not as user friendly as the other database options and lacks a lot of the bells and whistles, but it suits my needs perfectly and it's a bummer that Aypok seems to have lost interest in continuing development.

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    I've always been a big excel/access person, but once I found MovieCollector I ditched my access database right away and switched to that. I thought I'd do the same for games, but their GameCollector isn't that great (maybe in a year or two when they do more old stuff). Right now I just use excel, but will switch eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuken View Post
    I use GameCollector...why am I alone? It's a good program...
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    I use it as well,and it works fine for me.

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    I use RFG. While they are missing alot of PAL and Japan stuff, if submited it normaly is added in a day or two. Sometimes that feels like forever but for what it's worth, they try and rarely take longer.

    I think the staff would appreciate it if there were more PAL submisions made anyways.

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    nothing i just stared Collecting but i will use excel

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    I was going to make a new thread, but instead, I'm replying here.

    I found a freeware, open source collection tracking program:

    http://www.datacrow.net/

    Data Crow. It works on all platforms, as long as you have the Java Runtime Environment installed. It allows you to track games, software, music, DVDs, or whatever you want. It's a bit clunky but the author is really good at answering bugs and questions. It also lets you download cover art from Amazon.com or MobyGames, though I find that a bit annoying.

    I have some issues with how it displays stuff, but I've just barely started to use it, so, uh, there ya go.
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    Excel file...which I have to update sometime this weekend too.
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    I use GameCollector as well. It's a fantastic program. I used to use IGN way back when, but after I got my Game King I knew I needed something different.

    With GameCollector, you can search their database of games if you want, or you can completely ignore that and just add in whatever you want to your own list manually, which is what I do. That way when I get some obscure import I don't have to worry about it being in any database already.

    You can add all kinds of information to your listings if you want to. Publisher, developer, release date, platform, media type (cart, CD, etc.), pictures of both the front and back of the game boxes, descriptions of the game itself, where you bought it, what you paid, all kinds of stuff like that. It can also keep track of what you loan out to friends, if you do that sort of thing. There are even a couple of user defines fields that let you add other kinds of info to the listings. I use one to add DP's rarity values to mine. And you can sort your entire list by any of these fields.

    Or, you can just leave it all blank and just put in title and platform. And yes, it does show you a count of what you have for each platform, as well as a grand total.

    If it wasn't for GameCollector I probably wouldn't have as big a collection as I do, simply because there wouldn't be as good a way to keep track of it all.

    Oh yeah, you can also export your list to text, HTML, XML, iPod Notes, or Pam/Pocket PC.
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    I found the best thing for me personally was to use Microsoft Access. I can print whatever information I want in the format I want it as well as only have fields for data that I want.

    Works for me.

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    I just started using Access on an old 600MHz Duron box I got for free at a swap meet. I had Access drilled into my brain for six and a half years solid, so I can make it do what I want. I'm trying to find a piece of freeware to sync it to a Palm database so I can take the list on the go.
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    I use my DP Lite Guide for NES. I check the box when I get one. For SNES I have a complete list printed off the 'net that I highlight when I get a new game.

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    I was using PriceCharting.com for a while but honestly I don't care about what my games are worth anymore. I think many people (myself included) have gotten so far away from what originally made us attracted to gaming to begin with. These days there is so much focus on "having" games rather than enjoying them, and that goes for pirating ROMs as well as collecting physical games. You get to a point where you realize there is only so much time in a day, only so much space in your home, only so many consoles and computers you can have below your TV or in your gaming room, that you realize you only need to own games that you know you will get some mileage out of and likely will never sell. So for me, backloggery.com is probably my go-to place for looking at and managing my collection since it is geared toward actually completing your games rather than "TEH VALUE!!!"

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    I use an app called CLZ games. It’s $15 a year and keeps track of all of my games value, should I want to get rid of some games that I feel I won’t be playing anytime soon.

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    Backloggery.com, so that I can track whether or not my games have actually been played and / or beaten...since that's why I own them. Anything I'm not planning on playing I sell.
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