I like collectorz.com's Game collector
What about everyone else?
I use an Access database. A table for each system. Queries for adding all the counts of games in each tables.
Reports showing all detail.
I add em to my personal website.
Lick me! LICK ME!!
One of the hopeless idiots that runs SC3; (Southern California Classic Collectors):
So, in what way are you affiliated with said program?Originally Posted by VACRMH
Oh eBay! you are such a pain, I am addicted to you like crack cocaine. You offer things I cannot find in stores,You are the pimp, and we are all your whores.
Excel spreadsheets for me.
My Gaming Collection (Now at Google Docs!)
DP Guide, PostgreSQL database, with a custom phpBB hack. Overkill, but it lets me and some friends keep our collections up to date and compare them.
Most of mine is online at FatmanGames.com.
HanDBase 3.0 on my PocketPC. There's nothing like having a list of what you already have with you as you scour for new stuff. Plus I have some rarity databases for the stuff I actively search for.
Time will be when the broadest river dries
And the great cities wane and last descend
Into the dust, for all things have an end
Originally Posted by Nature Boy
I agree. I have the same set up.
I use an Access database which is linked to my Sony Clie through ThinkDb. Works great and I can update the handheld 'in the field'
This is exactly what I want to do, but how to go about getting all the games in the DP guide into a database?Originally Posted by ste
Keeping track of what I have is fine, but sometimes I want to know what I don't have, or what I have that somebody else doesn't have, etc. Only way to do this is to query a database.
Basically I'd love to have a databased version of the DP guide, where you could view everything online: my collection, a friend's collection (they would make it available to others at their option), individual game details, run queries, filter results, generate reports, etc. All that, along with additional fields for your own comments, condition, whether you have box, instructions, where purchased, price paid, etc. And online is key - I'd like to check these things while ebaying with friends at their houses, etc.
Thought about doing something myself, but where to get all the game info????? I'm *not* re-typing in the Digital Press guide!
Also, don't feel like re-inventing the wheel - if someone has already done something this extensive already, please share the wealth. Anybody got anything to share, or interested in collaborating to create/improve upon something? I've seen Cart Commander and other similar software packages -- they've all got their limitations. I'm thinking about something online, and with no limits ... I'm thinking Digital Press guide on steroids.
Any thoughts on this Joe? (doesn't hurt to ask The Man)
I love, uh, games and stuff.
I look at them. There they are! I suppose when I start putting together a *real* collection, I'll have to do better than that.
By no means do I have a collection as extensive as many people on this board -- I am humbled when I see or hear about some of the collections here.Originally Posted by ehall
All the more reason to have something online and flexible like I mentioned above.
- Good for the collector with the massive collection, so they can see what they have.
- Also good for the people who are working on building their collections to see what they need or want, at a glance.
For one, I have friends who don't mark the little boxes in their DP guide, as they want to keep it mint. Even if they did, would you want to lug it everywhere you go? So, HOW NICE would it be for that person to print a small report of, say, what NES titles they don't have, along with a rarity and DP price approximation alongside.
Also, have the ability to export those results as text for pasting into an email. Example: let's trade: I need these games... Lots of possibilities here.
I love, uh, games and stuff.
I just located some guides on the net. I tried to stick to ones that say something like "This list is free to distribute", and in cases where I couldn't find something like that I don't have a rarity list for the system. I don't want to get in troubleOriginally Posted by MrZeroByte
My database is a real hack at the moment - it's a work in progress. We won't go into the front-end, but let's just say some of my programming teachers wouldn't give me an A for Effort - I like to cut corners and used alot of special stuff I shouldn't have. But once I get some of the ugliness out of it I'll prolly make the SQL for the tables and some queries available.
Rumor has it a fellow DP member is developing such a program. I don't want to mention his name, but let's just say he's a real aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa............
I thought he would've had it completed by now, but he's been too busy "painting the walls" and snuggling with his fiancee. He also told me there was another setback when his network crashed, and he had to spend 3 days checking his cabling. In any event, he guarantees it to be up and running by the time he finishes restoring his Joust cocktail table or the year 2024, whichever comes first.
You know, I am a web developer, maybe I should throw something together......