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    How do you organize your games?

    I've been playing a ton of different games lately, specially indie ones, and it's getting a bit hard to keep them organized, I even forgot I had already purchased one and bought it a second time :(. It's fairly easy with steam games, but even then it starts to be a bit hard when you have more than 50 games. I also know that you can add non-steam games to your library, but Steam decides to delete them on random occasions which makes doing the whole process again kind of annoying. How do your keep your digital gaming library organized and easily accessible?

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    Alphabetically.

    I tend to have a good memory of what I do and don't have, because I don't keep long backlogs of games I've yet to play.
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    I simplify how I download and instal games:
    steam games go into a 2TB partition (maybe two years before I might need to expand it).
    GoG,Getgames and other digitally downloaded game installs go into a 4TB partition.

    Before I buy a game outside of steam, I do a quick search in both partitions to make sure I don't repurchase the same game.
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    By genre, with a special pile of games I plan on playing in the near future.

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    I try not to buy more than my brain can handle. And I tend to just divide my Steam library in favorites and non-favorites, the latter being all the stuff I'm done with or not interested in.

    Other than that I think my Steam games are just sorted alphabetically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mashakos View Post
    I simplify how I download and instal games:
    steam games go into a 2TB partition (maybe two years before I might need to expand it).
    GoG,Getgames and other digitally downloaded game installs go into a 4TB partition.

    Before I buy a game outside of steam, I do a quick search in both partitions to make sure I don't repurchase the same game.
    Like this but with different sized drives.

    If it's not listed in steam or on one of these drives I don't own it. However, I rarely don't remember if I own a game or not.

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    Create an email folder for the mails you get when you buy a bundle. I keep mine in there. Haven't even download half of them yet. I wonder how long those links will last...

    I use icons on my desktop for games I play. They are sorted by date modified.

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    We're supposed to organize our games?

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    Alphabetically.
    Itsbastiat, Dawngate
    Bastiat, Planetside 2, Miller NC
    Therin Katta, FFXIV, Cerberus

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    localhost:/opt/wine/drive_c/games$ ls
    arcanum Half Life 1 and Mods Pack ja2-1.13 KSP

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    On my old machine I had a few lists:

    Favorites
    Retro
    Coop
    Strategy
    Potato
    Should Play
    Everything Else

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    Quote Originally Posted by caljohnston View Post
    localhost:/opt/wine/drive_c/games$ ls
    arcanum Half Life 1 and Mods Pack ja2-1.13 KSP
    is that a statement on the size of Linux's game library?
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    Right now most digital games I have purchased I can redownload whenever I want. I am sure there is a couple I have that had a limited download window. Now the installer is buried somewhere on my PC.

    For my current games that I am playing and recently installed, I use Stardock's free version of Fences and have the shortcuts to my games in their own Fence.

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    There's not enough of them to worry about it.

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    Steam catagories: -

    Explore/strat (for open ended games like Civ)
    Finished (self explanatory)
    To finish/replay (things that got set aside or deserve revisiting)
    To play (new/old titles that are currently untouched)
    Playing (new/old titles currently actively being played)
    Incoming (pre-order titles)

    I essentially add everything to Steam (including Origin) that way I keep tabs on the lot.

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    NES/PSX/PS2: They are in a box somewhere
    PS3: I keep them on a shelf, alphabetically
    PSP: I have one UMD game (Dracula X Chronicles... For Symphony...) and that is always in my PSP anyway

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    I try to avoid using too many stores so that I can just check a few folders in gmail with bundle information and then GoG, Gamersgate, Steam, and Desura.

    As far as what I have installed: It is either in Steam, Origin, or a Fence on my desktop that I call "Video Games". And I try not to have too much installed anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mashakos View Post
    is that a statement on the size of Linux's game library?
    To be fair, those are some damn quality games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RakeShark View Post
    On my old machine I had a few lists:

    Favorites
    Retro
    Coop
    Strategy
    Potato
    Should Play
    Everything Else
    I was really hoping the capitalized letters would spell something.
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    PC: Steam Categories:

    Backlog - These are the games I have beaten exactly 4 times each.
    Meh - The most stellar games my library has to offer. I play these daily.
    Defeated - Haven't even downloaded.
    Games - You can't get rid of this one--far as I know. It's home to Source: Filmmaker and the Garry's Mod 13 beta. Also, an all purpose shortcut I name whatever I wish to announce to my Steam friends. But really it just launches Notepad++.

    I also have games on: GoG, GreenManGaming (well, not really, all of them are Steamworks games), Amazon, GameFly (Direct 2 Drive devolved into this, it's not my fault!) and Gamer's Gate. I'm quite confident I've never purchased something I already owned (on accident).

    PS3: I have three physical games; one is on top of the PS3. The other two are on a shelf. Get on my level?

    Also, I'm new here, hello. If I surpass 50 posts in the next year, I'll have surprised myself.
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    I have a folder labeled games on my hard disk, I just install everything in that and games I play most are shortcutted to my desktop.
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