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Keeping a record of your favourite games

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:01 am
by PeterJ
How do you keep a record of your favourite games?

Do you use GameBase, bookmarks, a notepad, Excel or something completely different?

Re: Keeping a record of your favourite games

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:16 am
by Juan F. Ramirez
Sorry Peter, but what do you mean by saying 'record'?

Re: Keeping a record of your favourite games

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:31 am
by PeterJ
Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:16 am
Sorry Peter, but what do you mean by saying 'record'?
Sorry @Juan F. Ramirez, like a list for memory of your favourite games.

Re: Keeping a record of your favourite games

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:38 am
by Morkin
I've got an all-platform list of games that I own but haven't played, mainly modern games and ones I can tick off as completed once done. It's in Excel but in reality it could be anywhere.

I did have a similar Excel list of all my Speccy tapes, mainly so I could remember which ones I'd checked for loading issues after buying them from eBay, but later as a reminder of which real media games I owned. But I appear to have deleted it, so may have to start another one...

Re: Keeping a record of your favourite games

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:39 am
by Alessandro
I have been using Access for many years. For each game or compilation (I also keep several of them, mainly +3 ones) I list a number of data, including the presence of info text files, manuals, extras, alternative versions, translations, etc.

Note that this is a record of preserved files, I also have some old tapes but do not list them, they are just a small lot.

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Re: Keeping a record of your favourite games

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:54 am
by Juan F. Ramirez
I have a Word file with a list in alphabetical order of all the games I have (for each one, inlay, instructions and the game in both tzx and z80 or tap format).

Besides, I have my top100 Spectrum games of all time in a Pinterest list (sounds weirdly geek, isn't it?)

Re: Keeping a record of your favourite games

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:04 pm
by akeley
I used to mainly play retro games from Retropie on RPi for some time. It's very easy to make favourite lists there. But recently I have switched to real hardware/MiSTer so now also use Gamebase for favourites, since I always keep it open anyway to look up all the extras, and my game packs are mostly based on their directories.

Added bonus is that then it is also possible to export such favourite list, and I also have a script to copy the files from that list to separate directory.

Re: Keeping a record of your favourite games

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:13 pm
by Rorthron
Perhaps we could have a favourite button in SC?

Re: Keeping a record of your favourite games

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:28 pm
by Ast A. Moore
It’s a short list, I have it all committed to . . . uh . . . wait, what’s it called? . . . Oh . . . memory!

Re: Keeping a record of your favourite games

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:45 pm
by TMD2003
What I keep is a Sinclair Stocktake on a LibreOffice spreadsheet that tracks what software and hardware I have, and a text file of games I've completed on a real Spectrum... as well as some other bits and pieces. I don't have any records of "favourites", though... that's usually "anything I had as a nipper that would load and I wasn't utterly useless at". Hence my allegedly-near-heretical preference for Dizzy over Willy.