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Collection Database Software And Box Scans


Atari7800boy
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Hi all

I am interested to if anyone is using Game Collector from Collectorz.com to record their collections. I have been using is for sometime now and does its job OK. Anybody anything else ?

Also I am looking for box scan sites, particularly UK/europe covers. Below is a list of some sites I have visited.

http://www.covergalaxy.com/

3DO | Dreamcast | GameCube | PS2 | PSX | XBox

http://ngpc.roarvgm.com/games.shtml

NeoGeo Pocket

http://www.countycalls.co.uk/GBA/

http://vgdb.consolemul.com/index.php?tree=Snk

Loads of systems

http://www.snackbar-games.com/index.php

gameboy/gba

http://www.lofi-gaming.org.uk/museum/index.php

various

http://www.screenshotarchive.com/scans.htm

various

http://www.atariage.com

Some others

I am after Gameboy, CDi and 3DO covers

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I use Listpro from Illium Software.

www.iliumsoft.com

It's primarily a Pocket PC Application but also comes with an identical desktop version too. Completely user configurable and allows you to create and search through your database in anyway you want. Can't recommend it highly enough.

I've got two separate databases setup. One for my actual collection and another for stuff i want which i enter stuff into as and when i hear about something that sounds interesting etc. It comes in really useful when searching through eBay for stuff to buy and especially when out buying games as i've always got a full list of what i've already got with me at all times.

BTW - I'm sure that when you first get Listpro it already has a load of collectorz.com templates built in.

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I've got two separate databases setup. One for my actual collection and another for stuff i want which i enter stuff into as and when i hear about something that sounds interesting etc. It comes in really useful when searching through eBay for stuff to buy and especially when out buying games as i've always got a full list of what i've already got with me at all times.

If you don't know what you've already got, you own too many games. And this is someone who owns too many games, yet still knows what he's got.

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I use mysql+php to maintain this. That's just one report from it, it is all fairly basic stuff. I don't store boxart, no point really -- I can just pick up the game off a shelf... somewhere :lol:

There's other stuff in there too, like if I have completed it, percentage of games completed, etc... as it is just simple SQL and easily got at, I can hook anything into it. The 'main' interface is just a little web page with a form on it, used to add, edit or remove (well, mark it 'deleted'; nothing actually gets removed) data. If I'm out and about, a rich text list is generated and dumped to an SMC card, shoved in the GP32. You DO forget what you've got at times :)

edit: And after all that, it still isn't 100% up to date :P

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I just use Excel and print the list if I need it out. Contemplated doing something with my Psion as thats probably handier for GameStation.

My main problem is forgetting what I've yarred and what I've actually bought. Some of my DC stuff I've never seen in the flesh, but there've been a few times I've duplicated purchases because I've lost track and think I only have the yarred version. Right now there's a Wacky Races I keep meaning to check up on - I think I bought it late last year but I'm not sure :rolleyes:

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