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Easily add games that come up as “Unrecognized Barcode”

February 22nd, 2018

We’ve just updated Game Connect to introduce an easy way to deal with “Unrecognized barcodes”.
A new screen that not only helps you to add the game to your database anyway, but also helps your fellow Game Connect users by instantly adding the missing barcode to the CLZ Core central online game database.

(this feature was introduced for our Windows, iOS and Android versions earlier, and in the meantime, people have used this new tool to add over 49 thousand new game barcodes to our Core!)

  • In the Add Games screen, when a scanned or typed barcode is not recognized, a new “Unrecognized barcode” screen will appear.
  • In this screen, find the game by searching for its title (and find a cover if you want) then click Add to Collection.
  • This will:
    1. Add the game to your own database, with the information you picked.
    2. Add the game to our Core central online game database.

The result: for the next user who searches for this particular barcode, it will be recognized 🙂

Recent changes

New in the Add Games screen: Add Games by Platform August 6th, 2019 Add games by barcode: add all scanned games in one go July 16th, 2019 New: Add Hardware from Core / Back Covers / Audience Ratings July 9th, 2019 New: Duplicate Finder tool May 23rd, 2019 New: Resizable columns in List View! May 16th, 2019 New: Manage multiple collections and Notes as a column January 9th, 2019 New: quick search box in the Folder Panel! November 16th, 2018 Next / Previous buttons in the Edit Game screen November 9th, 2018 Customize your software with four Skin choices! October 29th, 2018 New: Group your collection on Release/Publication Year October 16th, 2018 Several new settings and improvements September 12th, 2018 Easier setting up of CLZ Barry barcode scanner August 31st, 2018 Image and Card Views: Sharper, smoother, faster August 24th, 2018 New: link your games to Core with the smart Batch Link screen August 14th, 2018 Integrated Game Details, improved Cover and Card Views July 16th, 2018 New tooltips and split-up settings June 14th, 2018 New: selection checkboxes and action bar June 5th, 2018 New: Use Game Connect to keep track of loaned games! May 23rd, 2018 New: Import your collection from “Delicious Library” May 9th, 2018 Add Games is now a pop-up screen April 13th, 2018 New: The barcode queue is now remembered between sessions April 4th, 2018 Updated “Export to Text” and “Print to PDF” pages March 27th, 2018 Redesigned Column and Sort Order field selection screens March 21st, 2018 Easily add games that come up as “Unrecognized Barcode” February 22nd, 2018 Search box now searches more fields February 15th, 2018