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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus bonkers's Avatar
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    Installed

    Yeah, thats it. Never have more then five to ten games installed. SP games I have finished are deinstalled and the same amount of unfnished games installed.

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    Lesser Hivemind Node Flint's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypernetic View Post
    What is the point of organizing them when you can just use the search bar?
    It looks all neat and lovely and organised, and helps when you want to play something of a certain kind but not sure what.
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    I favorite games I plan to play at some point, and unfavorite ones I'm done with.

    I do some organizing on my desktop though, and have 60-ish game icons there at the moment. Categories are roughly by row: multiplayer, games I'll revisit, unplayed, and recently installed. I then have two folders for games I'm done with and for manuals.

    I like physical shelves full of game boxes, and this setup is a comfortable analog.

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    Or-gan-ize?

    Well... they're alphabetized. I suppose that counts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider Jerusalem View Post
    installed.

    i try to only keep ~30 steam games installed at a time.

    i mean, how many games can one human play, really?
    Same here. Since I have a 128 SSD I only have a few at any time; currently I am at 7/251 installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny252 View Post
    That many? Managing a dozen is enough for me!
    yeah 30 is still too many.

    i don't have the fastest connection, so i tend to keep the huge games (or the games that require a lot of post-install patching) installed just in case (like skyrim, ddo, darkspore, etc.).

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    I just leave them in the grid, all games, no groups. I basically use Steam as my game manager, adding everything except GOG DOS games there, they get launched from the start menu because I haven't taken the effort to see how to shortcut the wrapper to Steam.

    I ought to set categories or something, some nights I spend more time trying to decide what to play than playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trelow View Post
    I ought to set categories or something, some nights I spend more time trying to decide what to play than playing.
    I don't think categories will help you there, whenever I'm in that situation I tend to have a shortlist of things I want to play but can't make up my mind. Having those games in categories wouldn't help at all. You might be different, but if you are you're weird and scary.

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    I'm weird and scary regardless.

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    I should make a finished category.

    Otherwise it is on the default in alphanumeric order.

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    Like this!


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    I love the vroom vroom! category

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    I try to use Steam and its Overlay for most if not all Steam games. Will launch through Steam for Blizzard Games and the like.

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    Favourites, 'WTF was I thinking?' and a general may or may not be a favourite. Though with the above posts I may need to add a few extra catagories to my favourites
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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?
    I feel like I have several too many now with this startling revelation.

    Completed - Single-player titles it's unlikely I'll touch again. This category is left closed.
    For Laptop - Very small category, for the few games I have I'm not likely to play on my PC due to the fact my PC can run more intensive games. Left closed.
    To Complete - The backlog. Includes pre-orders. Left open.
    Ignorable - Multiplayer games that are no longer played, MAC versions and games I don't like and have no intention of giving any attention to. Left closed.
    Single player / Free to play - Single player games that tend to be short enough that you can play a single level of, or are short enough that you can play through them quickly (think Sonic games, Binding of Isaac, Just Cause etc.). Left open.
    Multiplayer / Free to play - Any and all MP games, from competitive, co-op or MMOs (think Renegade Ops, Borderlands, Minecraft etc.). Left open.
    Other - Miscellaneous. Demos, Origin etc. Left open.
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    I just started using the categories. After reading the thread earlier I've settled with:

    Favo(u)rites: for current/often played games
    Completed
    Kid-Friendly: games that my kids can play without always asking me how
    Mutliplayer
    Uncompleted: games I've either started and stalled (Witcher, Amnesia), or ones I've merely looked at once (Deus Ex, Sword of the Stars)
    Games: the rest

    I've uninstalled quite a few games that I either have not intention of going back to, or I have really disliked (Gish!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostrootpass View Post
    The uncreative way: by genre, to the extent that Steam allows. The single-category-per-game thing is a bit annoying. I'd like to be able to class, say, TF2 under both "Multiplayer" and "FPS". I may revisit how I categorise it all given how unwieldy it becomes with a growing library and backlog.

    Generally keeping track of what I'm playing isn't an issue, because I'm only ever actively playing one or two games at a time.

    On a similar note, does anyone use Steam's Grid view for their library? I think it looks pretty, it just seems impractical for large libraries unless you only have a handful of games installed, especially since it ignores your categories.
    Steam really needs a tag system, not a fixed category system...

    Anyway, I have a really boring genre setup:
    Action
    Adventure
    Arcade
    Multiplayer
    Platformer
    Puzzle
    Quick games
    Racing
    RPG
    Shooter
    Sim
    Strategy
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    This Thread convinced me to set up catagories for my steam games. I liked the way Kadayi did it, simple, and split well. But, after going through and organising all of my games into his catagories, they just looked wrong to me. So I went through again and ordered them into the following groups:

    Action Games
    Adventure
    Current Games (remains open)
    Explore
    Indie
    Multiplayer
    Not 4 Play (games I think are rubbish, or otherwise arn't interested in)
    Other (Mac versions, betas, mods, etcs)
    Platformer
    RPG
    Shooter
    Sim
    Space
    Strategy

    Not as simple as I would have liked, but I'm happy with it none the less.

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