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  1. #41
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    Favorites: for stuff I am playing or want to finish soon or don't want to forget about.
    f2p
    Indy: bundle games and stuff like audio surf or terraria go here
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    Valve : Simply because I have a LOT of these and it really made things easier to find to group these
    Games: games that don't belong in the above categories and that I'm not going to be playing this year.
    Z-Finished/bad: for games I'll never touch again ,only 3 games atm (mw2, homefront, LA noire) the Z is to get this to appear at the bottom of the list since theres no point scrolling past these.

    76 games in all so these few categories make it easy to remember what is where and make it easy to find it in a few seconds.

    I like kadayi's sorting too, simple and to the point. Though once you get too many games you have to remember which games were in which category which defeats the point.

    I like to think that with my list I could not look at it for 5 years then still be able to find anything in an instant, with favorites being my only short term playlist.

    I may have to subdivide my indy list soon it is becoming too big to glance over.
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    I use 1. Not Started/2. Started/3. Replayable/4. Done. The numbers are so they appear in that order in the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbill View Post
    I use 1. Not Started/2. Started/3. Replayable/4. Done. The numbers are so they appear in that order in the list.
    Aha, why didn't I think of that! Much better way of getting the categories in a decent order. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthile View Post
    Nolan North, Steve Blum and Nolan North & Steve Blum. What other categories do you need?
    Nolan Blum & Steve North?

    Since I almost always complete games once and them never touch them again (that's just the way I do it) my list of categories in Steam is pretty simple:

    Completed - always closed.
    Disregarded - always closed. For crap that accompanied other games but I won't touch (e.g. TF2).
    Games - always open. Games to be played. (Hm. Maybe I should rename this default category to something else.)

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    You can organize Steam games?

    I probably should at some point but it's not like that will get me to play any of them anytime soon.

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    I think Steam really needs to add the ability to assign a game to multiple category.
    I would like to be able to have things like
    "Can be played silent"
    "Keyboard only"
    "Requires concentration"

    and so on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjafoodstuff View Post
    I think Steam really needs to add the ability to assign a game to multiple category.
    I would like to be able to have things like
    "Can be played silent"
    "Keyboard only"
    "Requires concentration"

    and so on
    I'm sure if such a thing bothers you so much you could set up your own cross-referencing database :P

    Reminds me of my Outlook setup at work, unfortunately it let me label the categories and now I can label events with "Does not involve tennis rackets".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chordian View Post
    Disregarded - always closed. For crap that accompanied other games but I won't touch (e.g. TF2).
    TF2 is -objectively- not crap.
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    A bit like this:-

    Action is too a genre [action games]
    An adventurer never gives up [adventure games]
    Anger management [management games]
    BioWare [self-explanatory]
    Brainabusers [puzzle games]
    Braincandy [relaxing games]
    Bullet hell [self-explanatory]
    Grand Theft Auto [self-explanatory]
    Half-Life [self-explanatory]
    Horrors [you get the idea]
    I can't even drive this's insane [driving games]
    I don't see any casual games [no casual games here, nope]
    Jumpmen and jumpwomen [platformers]
    Manshoots [shooty games predominantly involving shooting mens]
    MMO [self-explanatory]
    Oddworld [no need for annotation]
    RPGs Wizardry thinks are dumb [pretty much any RPGs I own]
    RPS [role-playing shooters, not the other RPS]
    Sega Classics [Sonic. And Mega Drive stuff]
    Spaceship pew pew [spaceships!]
    Star Wars [Star Wars games except KotOR which goes under BioWare]
    Strategy [strategy games that are more violent than management games]
    Telltale [Telltale]
    Towers and traps [tower defence]
    Ungames with cores of kittens [not-really-games-that-might-still-be-fun]
    Unreal [self-explanatory]
    Warhammer 40,000 [for the Emperor]
    X [more specific spaceship pew pew]
    X-Com [the X-com series]
    Xenoshoots [shooty games primarily involving shooting aliens or zombies or something that is not men]
    Uncategorised [stuff I haven't bothered to categorise yet]

    I kind of agree that I want games in multiple categories, but mainly because having to choose whether KotOR is a BioWare game or a Star Wars game bothers me.
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    Favourites for games I'm playing, play often, or intend to play soon.
    Installed for the rest.

    /shrug

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    When organizing my Steam library, I decided to get a little creative.



    Only mildly useful - I tend to use the grid view anyway - but I was driven to do it, probably by the same irrational impulse that made me alphabetize my CD collection when I only had twenty of them.

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    Alphabetically right now.

    Reading some of the posts above makes me think there is something wrong with some of you. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooper View Post
    TF2 is -objectively- not crap.
    No, of course not. That was a strictly personal opinion.

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    A-Z mainly. Special section for games for my kid, another for "rubbish" which to be fair, only really contains Everyday Shooter and The Path and favourites to save me having to change the sorting method when I'm playing something.
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    "Hidden" and Uncategorised.

    It took bloody ages just to go through and hide anything I had completed or will be unlikely to ever play.
    Especially when, as you add it to a category, it decides to scroll all the way back up.
    Also, taking about 3 clicks per game.

    Maybe I just have too many games?

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    Sorry to bring back an old thread but I had been reading through it for category ideas (top result in a google search) while trying to sort out my 200+ games - it's a bit of a daunting task. I was also a bit annoyed at not being able to have some games in multiple categories, such as I have some puzzle games which are also platformers, or I want X-COM:EU to appear under both the X-COM folder and in Turn Based. Anyhow, good thing I wasted a bit of time reading through this as I just went back to Steam and restarted due to an update, you can now select multiple categories for items and if you have a long list of games you'll be glad to know that you can also select multiple games at once (holding CTRL).

    Still a bit annoying that I need to do this though. I would have been happy for it to auto categorize based on the most popular tag assigned to the games.

    For me categories should make sense as half of my library is full of games that I don't know the first thing about - so when I scroll through I just ignore them, now I'll pay more attention as I'll at least know the genre.

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    Favourites: stuff I want to look at in my library (190 games... only have like 8 installed or so? But I like to see them).

    Non-favourites: 3 games I don't want to see :P

    It used to be like 6 but they finally took the Mac versions of GTA games out of my Steam for Windows (!) list of games.

    Also I use small mode I guess.

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    I have a genre breakdown for completed games: Flying & Driving; FPS; MilSim; Platformer; RPG; Sandbox; Strategy. (These are not installed)

    Plus: All-time greats (completed games that stay forever); ZZZZZ (Junk that Steam insists I own which I have no interest in); Games: The being played and to be played lineup.

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    There's a more recent topic that you might want to take a look at. Now that Steam has support for category tagging, I suppose things are going to change again.
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    Done - for games I finished.
    Suck - for games I do not want to finish.
    Other - for games I don't intend to install
    Games - for games I want to play, some of them installed.

    I think genre and name less important then my intend to play the game

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