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CLZ Games (Android)

v4.8.2: Added: Disable downloading of backdrop

January 16th, 2018

New:

  • Added option to disable backdrop image downloading.

Fixed:

  • We fixed a crash that could happen while syncing with CLZ Cloud.

Game Collector (Windows)

v18.0.5: Fixed: various layout problems on “125% DPI” systems

January 12th, 2018

In this maintenance build, we fixed a long-standing problem:
On Windows systems with the DPI or Font Size set to 125% or 150%, many screens had strange font size and layout problems, particularly visible in the Edit Game and Edit Hardware screen, but also affecting other screens.

This has been a particularly tricky problem to fix, but Ronald and AJ jumped into the magical world of Windows display settings and, after a week of cursing and yelling, they have finally been able to fix it. Phew… peace and quiet again.


CLZ Games (iOS)

v4.8.1: Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing!

January 10th, 2018

A new v4.8.1 update for your app is available now, with:

Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing

Add or edit games and your changes will auto-upload to the CLZ Cloud instantly.
Made changes on the desktop or Connect side? Just start the app and changes will download automatically.

Note: Auto-Syncing is switched OFF by default. Switch it ON in the “Sync with CLZ Cloud” screen.

The CLZ Cloud syncing will let you:

  1. Sync your data between devices, e.g. between your phone and your tablet. Or from your old phone to your new phone.
  2. View your database online using the free CLZ Cloud viewer website.
  3. Make an online backup of your data. Better safe than sorry!

New: ‘None’ folder entries

  • Added ‘None’ entries to list of folders: The [None] folder groups the books you have not set the field for on which you’re currently folder grouping.

Fixed:

  • Search cleared when the X button was pushed in the search bar of the main screen.

Game Connect

Faster browsing in Connect and CLZ Cloud

January 9th, 2018

We have just updated both the Connect web-application and the free CLZ Cloud viewers to make them a lot faster.

  • The folder panel now uses “lazy-loading” which makes it load (a lot) faster.
  • When selecting a folder, only the list panel is re-loaded, where previously the entire page was refreshed.

The above changes will make browsing your CLZ Cloud or Connect app a lot snappier and will prevent server performance problems (two birds with one stone!).

The performance improvements are especially noticeable for large book, music and comic collections, as these generally have loooonnnngggg lists of author, artist and series folders.

Game Connect

Brand new Add Games from Core screen

January 5th, 2018

Now live in your Game Connect software, a complete re-design of the Add Games screen, with a new look, easier interface and new features.

Adding Games by Barcode

Scanned barcodes will be automatically added to your queue, with the game information populating instantly. Use the big blue Add to Collection button at the bottom right to add the selected game to your database, OR use the little blue “+” buttons to add straight from the queue.

Adding Books by Title and Platform

Search by title to see a list of matching game results. Optionally, filter the results by Platform.

Not the right cover image? Use the built-in Find Cover tool to pick the correct one.

Game Collector (Windows)

v18.0.4: Various tweaks and fixes for version 18

January 4th, 2018

Various tweaks and fixes, based on your v18 feedback:

Tweaks to the Edit screen:

  • Developer/Publisher lists: right click to directly access that specific Manage List screen.

Fixes:

  • Edit Multiple: boolean fields would be reset to “No”.
  • Add from Core: Stopping a running search could cause an Access Violation.
  • Main Screen: Selected filter wasn’t restored on starting the program.
  • Select Column/Sort/Folder fields: adding/removing a field after changing the order of the fields, would reset that order again.
  • Various stability improvements.
Game Connect

A complete re-design of the Connect interface

December 27th, 2017

In this “between Christmas and New Year” week, a huge update to the look and feel of our Connect web-based software.

  • We removed the tabs at the top that let you switch between the programs, to give you more screen space for the software you are in. (you can still switch using the app-switcher button top right).
  • Dark toolbars with white text and buttons everywhere, while keeping your list and details pages light and clear.
  • All tools and feature are now accessible from the “hamburger” menu on the top left.
  • Your account settings and log out options in a “user menu” on the right.
  • TIP: the new look is also available in your free CLZ Cloud viewer!

Game Collector (Windows)

v18.0.3: Fixed sorting in the pick item screens and more

December 21st, 2017

Fixed

  • Pick Item Screens: when using the quick search the list wasn’t always sorted correctly
  • Manage Pick List:
    • When using the quick search the list wasn’t always sorted correctly
    • “auto resort” check box didn’t work
  • Reassign Index fields sort fields were stored as “reassignindex” as sort fields preset
  • Manage Presets: removing all presets would cause an Access Violation after closing the screen
  • Edit Game: navigating Links using ALT+N or ALT+P would navigate the games instead
Game Collector (Windows)

v18.0.2: Improved workflow of pick item screens

December 20th, 2017

New:

  • Pick Item Screens: adding a new item will now use the quick search string to pre-fill the name field

Fixed:

  • Edit Screen: ALT+N/ALT+P for Next/Previous played a Windows sound
  • Edit Screen: Adding a new item to a list sometimes displayed a popup that was too small
  • Reassign Index Fields: Saving your selected fields wasn’t possible sometimes
  • Export/Print field selection menus were missing “Manage Presets…” caption
  • Clean Templates: Several layout improvements
Game Collector (Windows)

v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more!

December 15th, 2017

NEW: Fully Automatic CLZ Cloud Syncing!

The free CLZ Cloud service is at the center of all our cataloging solutions (desktop, mobile and web), the glue that binds them all together.
Tens of thousands of users are using the CLZ Cloud syncing every day, to transfer data between their desktop, Connect and mobile software, to update their online collection list, or simply for keeping an online backup of their precious database.

Now, it is time to take the CLZ Cloud to the next level, with automatic syncing:
Add or edit games in Game Collector and these changes will auto-upload to the CLZ Cloud instantly. Did you make changes using CLZ Games or directly in Game Connect? Just start your software and changes will download automatically.
No more need to go to the Sync with CLZ Cloud screen, ever.

With “Sync Automatically” switched on…

  1. Your online cloud backup is always up-to-date.
  2. Your cloud viewer always shows the current state of your collection.
  3. All your CLZ tools (desktop, mobile and Connect) will always be in-sync.

Automatic Cloud Syncing is an optional feature, switched OFF by default. If you don’t want to auto-sync, or don’t want to sync with the CLZ Cloud at all, just leave it switched OFF.

Revamped Edit Game screen

A huge refresh of the Edit Game screen, bringing the look and feel more in line with the recent Add Games from Core screen.

  • Button bar is now at the bottom of the screen
    With OK button high-lighted in blue, nice Next/Prev arrow buttons, etc…

  • Clearer blue + buttons for checkbox list fields (like Genres)
  • Same blue + buttons for dropdown fields (like Platform and Format)
  • Revamped Edit screen for pick list items
    Button bar at the bottom with blue OK button, smaller generate buttons, etc..

But it’s not all just cosmetic changes:

Improved interface for adding Publishers and Developers

The new interface helps you make better use of your existing publisher and developer pick lists:

  • Drag the icon in the first column to change the order.
  • Click the “x” in the last column to remove entries.
  • Right-click to Modify the name and sort name of a company in the list.
  • To add a Developer to the list:
    • 1. click the “+ Add Developer” button, or hit Insert on your keyboard
    • 2. A new screen appears, showing your existing creator pick list.
    • 3. Type a few letters in the search box to find the creator you want to add, e.g. enter “id” to find id Software.
    • 5. Hit the down arrow on your keyboard a few times to select the actor from the search results
    • 6. Hit Enter to return to the Edit Game screen with the developer added to list.

    ONLY when the developer is not in your pick list yet, there’s 3 extra steps:

    • 4a: click the New Developer button top right
    • 4b. enter/paste the display name
    • 4c. click OK

    Simplified: Edit Multiple Games screen

    • Now use checkboxes to explicitly indicate which field(s) you want set.
      Safer and clearer, no more unexpected changes.

    • To clear a field, just click the checkbox and leave the box empty.
      The box will highlight in red to indicate the CLEAR action. No more hidden F8 keys.

    Simplified screens for selecting Column, Sort and Folder fields.

    The ability to select your own Columns for the List View is an important customization feature of our Game Collector software. The same holds for selecting the sort order and the folder fields for the folder panel.

    However, the “field selection” screens for doing these customizations have always been an area of confusion. So for v18 we decided to re-imagine both the field selection screens and the system for creating/managing your own presets.

    • Simplified Field Selection screen:
      • Available fields are now grouped, like the tabs in the Edit Game screen.
      • Easily find the field you want with the search box top left.
      • Use checkboxes on the left to select fields.
      • Use the “x” button on the right to remove fields.
      • Drag and drop fields on the right side to change the order.
      • Rename the field set at the top right.
    • Simplified system for managing your field presets:
      • Just click the Columns or Sort Order button to EDIT the current preset.
      • Click the little arrow to the right of the Columns or Sort Order button to open the preset menu and switch to a different preset.
      • Choose Manage Presets from the preset menu to edit your presets and create new ones.

    NEW: “Clean” template for the details panel, in Light and Dark styles

    A complete refresh, based on the recent Connect/Cloud details page updates. Clean, clear and modern, with some fresh layout ideas:

    • Cleaner look, in both Light and Dark styles.

    • Now shows just one embedded trailer video, with a trailer selection bar beneath to switch between multiple trailers.

    No more Standard edition: Pro-only features now available for everyone!

    Since last week, we stopped selling the Standard edition of Game Collector. From now on, the Pro edition is the only edition we sell, and will just be called “Game Collector” now.

    Our gift to all users on the Standard edition who have a valid Update Plan:
    Starting with v18, you now get access to all Pro-only features:

    • Batch editing with the Edit Multiple feature:

      Save time by editing multiple items in batch, e.g. to fill in a field value for many items in one go.

    • Customizable pre-sets for sorting, columns and folders:

      Create your own pre-set field combination for sorting and columns. Define your own folder options, even multi-level folder combinations.

    • User Defined Fields:

      Create your own fields (text, number, pick list, checkbox or date) and rename pre-defined fields.

    • Export features:

      Export your database to a CSV or XML file.

  • CLZ Games (Android)

    v4.8: Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing!

    December 6th, 2017

    A new v4.8 update for your app is available now, with:

    Automatic CLZ Cloud syncing
    Add or edit games and your changes will auto-upload to the CLZ Cloud instantly.
    Made changes on the desktop or Connect side? Just start the app and changes will download automatically.

    Note: Auto-Syncing is switched OFF by default. Switch it ON in the “Sync with CLZ Cloud” screen.

    Don’t have a CLZ Cloud account yet?
    If you don’t have a CLZ Cloud account yet, We strongly recommend to signup up for one from the app. Using the CLZ Cloud is completely free!

    The CLZ Cloud syncing will let you:

    1. Sync your data between devices, e.g. between your phone and your tablet. Or from your old phone to your new phone.
    2. View your database online using the free CLZ Cloud viewer website.
    3. Make an online backup of your data. Better safe than sorry!

    CLZ Games (Android)

    v4.7.3: Further improvements to the Add Games screen

    November 22nd, 2017

    In today’s update for the CLZ Games app, we have made further tweaks to the Add screen, to make it clearer than previous versions:

    • Add from CLZ Core:
      • Color high-lighting: Games already ‘on wish list’ now have an orange title, games already “in collection” show up with a blue title.
      • Slightly smaller font for the game title, so that longer titles fit better.


    CLZ Games (iOS)

    v4.6.10: Further improvements to the Add Games screen

    November 9th, 2017

    In today’s update for the CLZ Games app, we have made further tweaks to the Add screen, to make it clearer and (hopefully) more stable than previous versions:

    • Slightly smaller font for the game title, so that longer titles fit better.
    • Color high-lighting: Games already ‘on wish list’ now have an orange title, games already “in collection” show up with a blue title.
    • Improved scroll behaviour.

    Fixes in this update:

    • Full screen cover scroller on iPhone/iPod devices was not properly updating its title bar
    • No platform icons in platform folder on iPad devices

    Game Connect

    New design and layout for game details page

    October 31st, 2017

    Now live, a new design and layout for the game detail page in both Game Connect and the free CLZ Cloud viewer.

    Some highlights of the new look:

    • bigger cover image
    • new and bigger platform logos and icons
    • more logical layout and placement of all fields

    Screen shot:

    CLZ Games (iOS)

    v4.6.9: Optimized layout for iPad Pro

    October 20th, 2017

    New

    • Optimized layout of main screen on 10.5 and 12.9 inch iPads
    • Optimized the performance of the main screen thumbnail view
    • Fresh placeholder cover images

    Fixed

  • Black bars showing on 10.5 and 12.9 inch iPads
  • Disappearing floating add button when switching from list to thumbnail view
  • CLZ Games (iOS)

    v4.6.8: Fixed a crash in iOS10 and lower

    October 16th, 2017

    Fixed:

    • Crash in add screen on devices running iOS10 or lower
    CLZ Games (iOS)

    v4.6.7: Redesigned Selection Mode

    October 15th, 2017

    New:

    • Redesigned Selection Mode
      • Tap and hold on a game to select it, select as many games as you like (or select all, using the “Select All” top right).
      • Then use the blue action button to perform an action on the selected games (Remove / Update from CLZ Core / Update game values from CLZ Core).

    Fixed:

    • Crash when saving a cover image to the camera roll
    • Odd scrolling behavior when expanding/collapsing a game title search result in the Add Automatically screen
    • Odd scrolling behavior when scanning game barcodes in the barcode scanning screen
    • Stuck keyboard after searching in main list
    • Autocorrect was enabled for the main list search bar
    Game Collector (Windows)

    v17.2.7: Fixed some issues in the Add from Core screen

    October 11th, 2017

    Fixed:

    • Add Games from CLZ Core:
      • Failed search would remain in barcode queue but would not be visible in the list
      • Expanding a result would sometimes scroll to a different part of the list
    Game Connect

    New: Manage your pick list entries

    September 29th, 2017

    All Connect apps: Manage Pick Lists, edit, merge and remove pick list entries.

    A Manage Pick Lists screen is now available in Connect!
    Finally, you can easily manage your pick lists for Artists, Authors, Series, Genres, Formats, etc… To edit your sort names, merge duplicate entries or remove entries.

    The new Manage Pick Lists screen can be found in the Tools menu top right (the wrench icon).

    Read more


    CLZ Games (iOS)

    v4.6.6: Added app icon for 12.9 inch iPad

    September 27th, 2017

    Fixed:

    • Missing app icons for 12.9 inch iPad
    CLZ Games (iOS)

    v4.6.5: Fixed a keyboard problem for iOS 11

    September 24th, 2017

    Fixed:

    • The on-screen keyboard was covering the lower input fields in the edit/add manually screens
    CLZ Games (Android)

    v4.7.2: Fixed a scroll problem in the main list

    September 20th, 2017

    Fixed:

    • The phone version sometimes repeatedly scrolling to the last added game
    • The “Update game values” screen crashed sometimes.
    CLZ Games (Android)

    v4.7.1: Download current values of your games

    September 15th, 2017

    This new version lets you download current value information for your games from the popular game pricing site PriceCharting.com:

    • When adding new games, they automatically come with game value info.
    • Values are determined based on the Completeness field (Loose vs CIB vs New).
    • See totals for your collection using the new Database Totals screen.
    • Download up-to-date value information for your entire collection using the Update button in the Database Totals screen.

    Fixed:

    • On tablet devices: After adding a game to the collection it wasn’t selected
    • Templates: Improved layout and colors.
    Game Collector (Windows)

    v17.2.6: Fixed Access Violation in Add from CLZ Core screen

    September 14th, 2017

    Fixed

    • Add Games from CLZ Core: Access Violation when adding several games by barcode
    Game Collector (Windows)

    v17.2.5: Fixed an issue with checking/unchecking in Add Screen

    September 14th, 2017

    Fixed:

    • Add Games from CLZ Core:
      • (un)checking an item in a selection would not (un)check all those items

    Recent changes

    New tooltips and split-up settings June 14th, 2018 New: selection checkboxes and action bar June 5th, 2018 v18.2.1: Selection checkboxes / New Action Bars May 30th, 2018 New: Use Game Connect to keep track of loaned games! May 23rd, 2018 v18.1: Full support for High DPI screens / Large Fonts May 23rd, 2018 v4.10.4: Bigger and easier to spot Add button! May 14th, 2018 New: Import your collection from “Delicious Library” May 9th, 2018 v4.10.2: Bigger and easier to spot Add button! May 9th, 2018 v4.10: Many new sort options and a redesigned Select Sort Order screen April 19th, 2018 Add Games is now a pop-up screen April 13th, 2018 New: The barcode queue is now remembered between sessions April 4th, 2018 v4.10.3: Fixed missing ‘Hardware’ sections April 3rd, 2018 Updated “Export to Text” and “Print to PDF” pages March 27th, 2018 v4.10.2: Fixed a sorting issue March 26th, 2018 Redesigned Column and Sort Order field selection screens March 21st, 2018 v4.10: Many new sort options and a redesigned Select Sort Order screen March 14th, 2018 v4.9.3: Fixed a quick search selection issue February 28th, 2018 v4.9.2: Fixed a crash with the search February 27th, 2018 Easily add games that come up as “Unrecognized Barcode” February 22nd, 2018 v4.9: Improved search features February 21st, 2018 Search box now searches more fields February 15th, 2018 Re-designed Edit Game screen February 13th, 2018 v4.9.2: Fixed Quick Launch shortcut January 24th, 2018 v4.9: Improved search features January 23rd, 2018 v18.0.6: Maintenance build with lots of fixes January 18th, 2018