Game Collector for Windows - Features & Screenshots

Main screen in No Folders / Images ViewMain screen with Platform Folders / Cover Flow View

Adding games to your database

Browsing your game collection

Exporting and sharing your game list

Managing and editing your database

Adding games to your database

Automatically catalog games.
Instantly download full game details and cover art.

Cataloging games by Title

An easy way to add games to your database:
  • 1. Enter the game Title and select the Platform, and click Search Now.
  • 2. Select your game from the Search Results.
  • 3. Click Add Selected to add the game to your database.

Add Games Automatically by Title

Cataloging games by Barcode

  • Scanning barcodes is the fastest way to catalog your games.
  • No need to enter the titles of the games and no need to select your specific edition, the search results will automatically return the exact edition of the game that you own.

Add Games Automatically by Barcode

Need a barcode scanner?
Then check out our CLZ Barry scanner app for iOS and Android.

  • Scan barcodes using the built-in camera of your phone or tablet.
  • Instantly transmit scanned barcodes to your desktop computer (Windows or Mac).
  • Or: scan barcodes while offline, then send them all to your PC or Mac in one go.

CLZ Barry is available for Android and iOS (iPhone/iPad) for US $9.99.
For more information : check out the CLZ Barry website.

Mobile barcode reader app

Adding multiple games in one go using the Queue Mode (Pro edition only)

The Queue Mode lets you queue multiple title or barcode searches for batch searching and adding. Great time-saver, especially in combination with the Opticon OPN-2001 memory barcode scanner or the CLZ Barry barcode scanner app for iOS and Android.

Add Games Automatically

The Collectorz.com online game database

All game data and cover images are provided by our own Collectorz.com online game database.
This database currently contains over 44 thousand games on over 100 different game platforms.

Automatic data for games

For games, Game Collector automatically downloads:

Game information:
  • Game Title
  • Platform
  • Genres
  • Release Date
  • Developer and Publisher
  • Description
  • Audience Rating (ESRB and PEGI)
  • Series (e.g. "Mario")
  • Barcode
  • Format (Cartridge, UMD, CD, DVD, Blu-Ray Disc, etc.)
Images and Videos
  • Front Cover
  • Back Cover (when available)
  • Backdrop Art (used as background)
  • Game Trailer Videos (YouTube links)

Game Data

Supported game platforms

The Collectorz.com online game database supports over 100 game platforms, including PC, consoles and handhelds, of the current generation and also all older platforms.

Current generation:
Previous generations:
Classic video game consoles:

Over 100 different consoles supported

Finding more cover images online

In some cases our Collectorz.com online game database may not give you a cover image, or a cover image that does not exactly match your edition.
That is where the Find Cover Image tool comes in. It lets you find cover images anywhere on the internet (using a Google Images search) and add them to your database in just a few clicks.

Find Cover Image

Adding Hardware & Accessories

Next to your games, you can also use Game Collector to catalog your gaming hardware and peripherals. Add your game consoles, handhelds, controllers, guitars, drum kits, microphones, light guns, balance boards, camera's, etc... Use the Find Hardware Image tool to find images using Google Images and add them to your database with one click.

Add and Edit Hardware

Browsing your game database

The main screen of Game Collector gives you many ways to view, browse, sort, group and search your database. The screen can be fully configured to your own liking.

Images View, List View and Cover Flow

Switch Game Collector's main panel (top right) between Images View, a nice wall with cover image thumbnails, List View. a list with multiple data columns or Cover Flow View, a cool 3D presentation of the front covers of your movies.

Images View:

Main Screen in Images View

List View:

Main Screen in List View

Cover Flow View:

Main Screen in Cover Flow View

Group games into Folders

Browse your games as one long list in No Folders mode, or group them into folders, e.g. by Platform, Publisher, Genre, etc.. You can even use multi-level folders, e.g. first by Platform, then by Genre.

Main Screen with Platform Folders

Manage your Collection and your Wish List

Manage the items you own and your wish list using the In Collection Status field.
Flip between your Collection and your Wish List with the tabs at the bottom left.

Wish List

Statistics: Bar Charts and Pie Charts

View collection statistics in bar charts or pie charts.

Collection Stats

Searching your game database

  • Use the Quick Search box on the toolbar to search in all fields of your entire database.
  • Or use the Filter screen to build and save advanced filters, using brackets, AND, OR, NOT, equal, not equal, greater than, less than, "contains" and wildcards (PRO edition only).

Search

Searching and Sorting

Customizing Game Collector

Details View: Templates and Styles

The Details View (lower right) shows the full game details.
Several layout Templates and color Styles are available. Here's some examples:

The Vee Five template:

Vee Five Template

The Trailer template:

Vee Five Template

Main screen Layout

Choose from several layouts for the panels in the main screen.

Example main screen layouts

Configurable Fonts & Font Size

Configure the font type and font size to suit your needs.

Different font types and sizes

Choose your List Columns

Configure the List View to your own liking, choose the columns *you* want to see.

Columns

Sorting/ordering your game list

Sort your lists any way you want. Simply click a column header to sort on that column. Or define and save your own multi-field sort orders in the Sort Field Selection screen.

Sorting your game list

Exporting and sharing your game list

Organizing and browsing your games in Game Collector is fun. But it's even more fun (and useful!) to take your data and use it online, on your mobile device or to export it to other programs.

Export game data to the CLZ Games app for iPhone, iPad and Android

Browse your database and your wish list while on the road with the CLZ Games mobile app for iPhone / iPod touch, iPad and Android. [ More information and screenshots here » ]

Export your collection to iPhone, iPad or Android

Share your database online with Game Collector Connect

Publish your Game Collector database online. Access and modify your database from any computer & any mobile device.
Share your game list with friends and family. [ More information and screenshots here » ]

Game Collector Connect

Printing lists

Print game lists, choosing your own columns and sort order, or print one game per page with full details.

Print

Export to HTML pages (PRO only)

Export your game database to HTML files, for uploading to your own website.

Export your collection to HTML

Export data to CSV or XML format

Export your game data for use in other programs like Excel.
Export all data to XML format or use the fully configurable CSV export.

Export to Text

Network support

Share one database file on a network and access it from multiple computers:
  • A lock file system automatically prevents concurrent editing
  • When one user is already using a database in Writable mode, subsequent users will automatically open the database in Read-Only mode
  • In Read-Only all editing features are hidden and disabled, allowing viewing and searching only
  • Create Read-Only workstations by running a forced Read-Only installation (start the installer with the /readonly command line parameter)

Managing and editing your database

Adding games to Game Collector is quick and easy. But Game Collector also provides many useful tools to manage and edit your database entries.

Editing your game entries

The Edit Game screen is the place where you can edit all game properties. The many available fields are grouped into eight tabs.

The Main tab

Edit Game

The Details tab

Edit Game

The Personal tab

Edit Game

The Description and Notes tab

Edit Game

The Covers tab

Edit Game

The Screenshots and Links tab

Edit Game

Editing multiple games in one go

Select multiple game entries in the main screen and choose Edit Multiple to make the same modifications to all the selected games in batch.

Edit Multiple

Alternatively, use the Next / Previous buttons in the Edit Game screen to quickly make similar changes to many games, one by one.

Loan Manager

  • Track which games you loaned and to whom.
  • Track Loan Date, Due Date and actual Return Date
  • Add extra notes for each loan
  • View all Loaned items, all Overdue items or entire loan history
  • Use a barcode scanner to loan and return games.
  • Batch scanning support (e.g. with the OPN-2001, Flic or CLZ Barry).
  • Automatic overdue notifications when starting Game Collector.

Loan Manager

Auto Capitalization & Automatic Sort Titles

Titles download from the online game database are automatically capitalized, e.g. typing "big brain academy" will automatically change into "Big Brain Academy".
Sort Titles are generated automatically too, making sure that titles like "The Elder Scrolls" are sorted correctly.
Of course, both are completely user configurable in Tools / Options.

Auto Capitalization settings

Auto Capitalization settings

Automatic Sort Title settings

Sort Title settings

Managing your pick lists

Edit your pick lists (e.g. Platforms, Genres, Formats, etc..). Add, Edit, Remove and Merge entries.
Assign your custom images to items for use in the tree and list panels, and the Details View.

Edit Lists

Setting Field Defaults

Set default field values, that get filled in automatically every time you add a new game.

Field Defaults

Field Names / User Defined Fields

Change field names to your own preferences.
Use the User Defined fields to set up extra data fields for your own needs.

Field Names

Try Game Collector Free


Download your free trial edition. Available for Windows.

Try Game Collector Free

Download your free trial edition.
Available for Windows.



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