What's new in Game Collector for Windows?
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
- 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