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v21.2: New Link Games with Core screen

April 29th, 2021

It is important to have your game entries linked to the corresponding entries in our Core online game database, especially when syncing to the CLZ Cloud and/or the CLZ Games mobile app. Because a correct Core link is what gives you all automatic game details, like cover images, developer, publisher, description, backdrop art, trailer videos, etc..

All game entries you added through the Add Games from Core screen, will of course be linked with a Core entry automatically. However, if you added game manually, or if you imported a list of games, some of your entries may arrive “unlinked”. In which case you would need to do the linking afterwards.

Previously, linking games with Core was done in an old and clunky screen, based on a very old version of the Add from Core screen. But not anymore!
As of today, Game Collector has a completely new Link Games with Core screen.

New Link Games with Core screen

The new screen was created from scratch and offers a more visual and easier-to-use linking process, allowing you to quick link many games in one go. Open the new Batch Link screen by choosing Batch Link Games from the new CLZ Core menu.

When you open the screen, it automatically shows a list of all your unlinked games. Click Find Matches at the top left to automatically find the best matches in our Core online games database, based on barcode, title and platform.

This process will auto-link games based on barcode where possible. For the rest of your unlinked games it determines a “match score”. Use the big green Link button at the bottom right to accept the all “high match scores” and link them all in one go, saving you loads and loads of time and clicks!

Finally, for the remaining low scores, go through and click the Accept button to accept the suggested match, or use the Link Manually button to find a matching game manually:

New CLZ Core menu

For better grouping of all CLZ Core related tools, we’ve added a new top level CLZ Core item in the menu, which now contains the following:

  • Update Game from CLZ Core
  • Update all game values with PriceCharting
  • Batch Link Games
  • Submit Game to CLZ Core

Fixed:

  • Add Game: Text on Add button could disappear out of view
  • Main screen: Folder panel now has a minimum height as it could disappear from view after collapsing it

Recent changes

v21.2: New Link Games with Core screen April 29th, 2021 v21.1.2 Various improvements and fixes March 4th, 2021 v21.1: New: Pre-fill fields while adding games January 19th, 2021 v21.0: Improved game value features October 21st, 2020 v20.5 Easier access to the Manage Pick Lists screen August 25th, 2020 v20.4: Changing your folder field is now much easier July 29th, 2020 v20.3: Faster image downloads, faster Update from Core June 25th, 2020 v20.2: Faster Shelves View + 2 new Shelf Styles June 8th, 2020 v20.1 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing! March 25th, 2020 v20.0.2 Better Tag editing / Faster syncing February 5th, 2020 v20: Folder panel improvements + new Statistics screen January 8th, 2020 v19.4 Add Games by Platform August 6th, 2019 v19.3: Add Hardware by searching CLZ Core July 19th, 2019 v19.2.1: New: Duplicate Finder tool April 15th, 2019 v19.1.2: More tweaks to the Add button March 25th, 2019 v19.1: Three cool tweaks requested by our users March 7th, 2019 v19.0.3: Image Viewer now resizes the window December 7th, 2018 v19.0: multiple collections, auto-sync images, 64-bit and a new Flex template! December 3rd, 2018 v18.3.1: Secure HTTPS connections July 27th, 2018 v18.2.1: Selection checkboxes / New Action Bars May 30th, 2018 v18.1: Full support for High DPI screens / Large Fonts May 23rd, 2018 v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more! December 15th, 2017 v17.2.1: A completely new Add Games screen! June 14th, 2017 V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup! February 14th, 2017 v16.5.1: Easily add games that come up as “Unrecognized Barcode” December 14th, 2016