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Browsing your database

Browsing your database

Sorting Grouping into folders Choosing View Modes Collection vs Wish List

Managing your database

Managing your database

After adding some games to your database, it’s time to start editing your entries to add personal information (like purchase details, your own ratings and notes, etc…) or to edit the automatically downloaded data to your own preferences. Read on about the…

Warning: Database originates from Direct Export

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Warning: Database originates from Direct Export

“Your database originates from a direct export from PC/Mac. Any additions or changes to this database cannot be synced back to CLZ Cloud or your PC/Mac.” CLZ Cloud sync doesn’t work if the database on your mobile device originated from a “Direct…

Error: Database synced with different CLZ Account

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Error: Database synced with different CLZ Account

The database you’re trying to sync with CLZ Cloud has been synced before, but to a different CLZ Account. This can happen if you have more than one CLZ Account with us. Solution 1: Login with the correct CLZ Account Windows / Mac desktop software Close the…

Print your collection

Importing / Exporting » Print your collection

You can’t print directly from CLZ Games on your mobile device, but you can export from your CLZ Cloud website and then print from a computer. 1. On your mobile app: Tap on the CLZ Cloud button on your toolbar or in the left side menu. to open the Sync…

Your CLZ Account

Reference » Your CLZ Account

What is a CLZ Account? A CLZ Account is a generic Collectorz.com customer account, a login (a CLZ Username and Password) for several different Collectorz.com online services: Log in to the My.CLZ.com site to access your licenses, subscriptions and download…

Use your existing subscription

Troubleshooting » Use your existing subscription

If you’ve already purchased a subscription to CLZ Games before, here’s how you can use it on a different mobile device: Tap the top left icon to open the left side menu. Tap “CLZ Account” at the top. At the bottom, tap “I already have…

Error: Different database than the one in CLZ Cloud

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Error: Different database than the one in CLZ Cloud

The database you’re trying to sync with CLZ Cloud is a completely different one than we have in the CLZ Cloud. Perhaps you have opened a different database file? Solution 1: Open the correct database Open the same database that we have in CLZ Cloud for you.…

Adding your first games

Getting started » Adding your first games

CLZ Games lets you catalog your games without manually entering all game details. Just search our “Core” online game database, by barcode or game title and all game details will be provided automatically, including developer, publisher, game description,…

Back up / Restore your collection and subscription

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Back up / Restore your collection and subscription

After storing so many games in CLZ Games it’s always smart to have a backup. It’s also useful if you can restore your subscription on any device, any time. We offer you a way to do that by syncing your complete database and subscription to the CLZ Cloud.…

Syncing your collection with CLZ Cloud

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Synchronize with CLZ Cloud » Syncing your collection with CLZ Cloud

Windows / Mac Click on menu “CLZ Cloud > Synchronize” or click this button on the toolbar: The program will now check if there are any changes that need to be synced up or down. Click the “Sync Changes” button to process all changes. *If…

Removing games

Managing your database » Removing games

Removing games by swiping Removing one game from its’ details page Removing multiple games in one go Remove all games Removing games by swiping You can remove games by swiping on the title (in your list of games) from right to left. Using the same method…

Error: Cleared collection in CLZ Cloud

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Error: Cleared collection in CLZ Cloud

It seems you cleared your collection in CLZ Cloud, meaning you have logged into your CLZ Cloud and used the red button named “Remove all games from database”. You will be presented with the option to “Upload this database” meaning you are…

Different number of games in desktop, cloud and app

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Different number of games in desktop, cloud and app

In some rare situations, your desktop, cloud and mobile app database can get “out-of-sync”, causing a different number of games to be listed. The solution is simple, but may take some time. In short: Clear your CLZ Cloud. Upload your most up-to-date…

Errors in Sync Report

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Errors in Sync Report

It can happen that something goes wrong during sync. If that happens, you will be notified, and you can check here what the error means: Error downloading/uploading cover Other Messages Clear database in CLZ Cloud Error downloading/uploading cover: A…

How the CLZ Cloud works

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » How the CLZ Cloud works

CLZ Cloud is a service for storing and backing up your collection database in the cloud. It is also the recommended way for syncing data between devices, e.g. from your Windows or Mac Game Collector to CLZ Games on iOS / Android, but also to sync between your mobile…

Synchronize with CLZ Cloud

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Synchronize with CLZ Cloud

CLZ Cloud is an online service for storing and backing up your collection database in the cloud. It is also used to sync data between devices, e.g. from your Windows or Mac software to your app, but also between phones and tablets. If you own multiple devices, e.g. a…

Settings

Reference » Settings

Hit the Settings button to open up the settings menu: Barcode Scanning Use the switches to turn barcode scanning sounds and vibration on or off. Empty Database This button removes all your games from your mobile device. Important: This can NOT be undone.…

Getting started

Getting started

Welcome to CLZ Games! Thanks for downloading our CLZ Games app! We hope you’ll enjoy using this app to catalog and manage your game collection. Just getting started cataloging your games? Then here’s how to add the first games to your database. *TIP:…

Direct import from Game Collector

Reference » Direct import from Game Collector

!This feature is only available for backwards compatibility. It is not developed or supported anymore. To transfer data from Game Collector, we strongly recommend to use the CLZ Cloud syncing!. Here’s how to transfer data from the Game Collector desktop…

Update from Core

Managing your database » Update from Core

When you add games using this app’s Add by Barcode or Add by Title tools, you get lots of game details automatically from our central Core for Games online database. After you add your games, the Core online data may change, e.g. to add more details that were…

Collection vs Wish List

Browsing your database » Collection vs Wish List

CLZ Games can not only keep track of the games in your collection, but it can also maintain a Wish List. While adding games, you have the option to choose to add an item to “Collection” or to “Wish List”. If you choose to add games to your…

Adding by Title

Adding games » Adding by Title

Here’s how to add a game to your collection by Title: Tap the Add Games button: . In the Add screen, at the top, choose Add by Title. Optionally: Choose a platform by tapping All Platforms and pick one. On the Title tab, start typing the first few letters…

Editing games

Managing your database » Editing games

After adding some games to your database, it’s time to start editing your entries to add personal information (like purchase details, your own ratings and notes, etc…) or to edit the automatically downloaded data to your own preferences. This is done in…

Adding Manually

Adding games » Adding Manually

If you are unable to find a game in our central database or you don’t have an internet connection, you can add it manually: Tap on the “Wrench” icon to access the Tools menu. Tap on Add Manually (use the dropdown menu at the top middle of the Add…

Multiple collections

Managing your database » Multiple collections

CLZ Games allows multiple sub-collections within your app. The collections will appear in the menu that you can open from the top left, so that you can easily switch between them. Create and manage collections Open the menu top left and tap “Add…

Adding by Barcode

Adding games » Adding by Barcode

Adding games by scanning their barcode If you are cataloging your newer games to CLZ Games, you can also scan their barcodes with your device’s camera: Tap the Add Games icon: In the add screen, at the top, choose Barcode. Point the camera scanner at a…

CLZ Cloud Sync problems

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems

Pick the item you wish to know more about: Different number of movies in desktop, cloud and app Error: Database synced with different CLZ Account Error: Cleared collection in CLZ Cloud Error: Different database than the one in CLZ Cloud Errors in Sync…

Managing Pick Lists

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists

With every game you add to your collection, CLZ Games stores common information in Pick Lists. Examples of pick lists include Genre, Format, Location, Owner, etc. With the Manage Pick List screen you can modify all Pick List items. With it you can add, edit, delete…

Reference

Reference

Your CLZ Account Requirements Settings Direct import from Music Collector

Why sign up?

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Why sign up?

The subscription to the CLZ Games app comes with cloud storage for your data, in our own CLZ Cloud system. To use your CLZ Cloud, you need a CLZ Account. Advantages of using CLZ Cloud: When you’re using CLZ Games, you can use the CLZ Cloud to: Make an…

Importing / Exporting

Importing / Exporting

Import from Text / CSV Export to Text / CSV Print your collection

Uploading data to CLZ Cloud

Getting started » Uploading data to CLZ Cloud

The CLZ Games app comes with cloud storage for your data, in our own CLZ Cloud system. When you’re using CLZ Games, we strongly recommend using the CLZ Cloud to: Transfer your active subscription across mobile devices. Make an online backup of your game…

Sharing online

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Sharing online

If you want, you can share your collection with friends so they can see which games you have! Your public CLZ Cloud link To find out your public Cloud Share link, tap the menu icon top left and tap “View my CLZ Cloud” Your browser app will open to show…

Subscribing to CLZ Games

Getting started » Subscribing to CLZ Games

CLZ Games is a subscription app. You need an active subscription to use CLZ Games and its online services. Pricing: $1.49 per month, when paying monthly or $14.99 per year, when paying yearly (~ $1.25 per month) You can start a 7-day free trial from the…

Sorting

Browsing your database » Sorting

With your games stored digitally in your mobile device you can quickly sort your list on a number of fields. Tap the Sort button: You now see the Sort Options. Tap on the field you wish to sort your games on. You can only sort on the fields you see presented…

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

My app is suddenly locked, how do I fix this? Use your existing subscription CLZ Cloud Sync problems Need help?

Export to Text / CSV

Importing / Exporting » Export to Text / CSV

You can’t export directly from CLZ Games on your mobile device, but you can export from your CLZ Cloud website. 1. On your mobile app: Tap on the CLZ Cloud button on your toolbar or in the left side menu. to open the Sync screen. Tap the Sync Changes button…

Choosing View Modes

Browsing your database » Choosing View Modes

CLZ Games has a couple of view modes for your items. List: Shows a small thumbnail of your game, the title and some other fields. Cover Wall: View your collection by cover image. Cover Flow: Shows the covers of your games in a row. (Tablet only!) To switch…

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud

Contents: Why sign up? Synchronize with CLZ Cloud How the CLZ Cloud works Back up / Restore your collection and subscription

Grouping into folders

Browsing your database » Grouping into folders

When you have a lot of games in your collection, it can be useful to group them together. You may want to group your collection on platform so you can view all your PS4 games together, your Xbox One games together and see how many games you actually own on each…

Downloading data from CLZ Cloud

Getting started » Downloading data from CLZ Cloud

Have you been using one of our other game cataloging solutions, like Game Collector or Game Connect, or maybe the CLZ Games app on another device? Then you probably already have an existing game collection stored in your CLZ Cloud account. Here’s how to download…

Export to CLZ Games: “Device not found”

Reference » Direct import from Game Collector » Export to CLZ Games: “Device not found”

If you can’t find your mobile device running CLZ Games using the “File > Export to > CLZ Mobile” with WiFi, there’s a few possible causes you can check to making it work: Contents Make sure you have Bonjour installed CLZ Games is not on the…

Import from Text / CSV

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV

To perform a full import from a text or CSV file you can use the CLZ Cloud Import Tool. The steps consist of first importing all items into CLZ Cloud, and then syncing those items from CLZ Cloud to CLZ Games on your mobile device. 1. Importing your Text/CSV file to…

Need help?

Troubleshooting » Need help?

If you can’t find your answer here, please don’t hesitate to contact us via e-mail. You can find a contact form on the CLZ Mobile website.

Cover Images

Managing your database » Editing games » Cover Images

If your device has a camera you can use it to add cover images to your Games. Open up the Edit Game screen. Tap on the Edit button next to the cover and you’ll see a list of options: Edit Image Choose from Camera Roll – lets you select an existing…

Field Defaults

Adding games » Field Defaults

The “Field Defaults” feature gives you the ability to set default field values for your new game additions. It allows you to set the “Seen it” or “Read It” fields to Yes or No, preset the Owner field and a lot of other fields. To…

My app is suddenly locked, how do I fix this?

Troubleshooting » My app is suddenly locked, how do I fix this?

There can be a couple of reasons your app is locked. Please select the situation that applies to you: Situation 1: I’ve paid for the app before. Situation 2: I’m unable to sync my subscription back to my device. Situation 3: I’ve never synced my…

I do not see my own cover images after syncing.

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » I do not see my own cover images after syncing.

When you sync with CLZ Cloud, the cloud entries will, in general, use the central cover images from Core for Games. Only if you’ve manually modified or added a cover yourself it will be marked as Custom Image and syncs with your CLZ Cloud. Sync Custom…

Field Reference

Managing your database » Editing games » Field Reference

Field types in the Edit Screen In the Edit Screen you will find different field types: Basic text fields: These allow you to just type any text in them. Number only fields: You can only add numbers in this field (for instance an index field, or a price…

Uploading Images

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Synchronize with CLZ Cloud » Uploading Images

Game Collector will try to upsync cover images for games that don’t already have a cover in the CLZ Cloud. The images are restricted to 500kb in size, if your images are larger than this, they won’t be uploaded. Images are only automatically upsynced to…

Adding a new pick list item

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists » Adding a new pick list item

Adding a new pick list item: Method 1: Type it into the field in the Edit Screen of a game When you edit a game and you type something new in one of the pick list fields, this automatically gets added to your pick list for that field. Once a value has been entered in…

How much space does the app require?

Reference » Requirements » How much space does the app require?

CLZ Games itself takes a little less than 20 MB (iPhone) or 30 MB (iPad) of space on your device. Depending on how many games you’re going to catalog, the app will require a more space on your device. Below you will find an indication of how much extra space…