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How do you organise your collection?

Post by rightsidebrain » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:22 am

How do you organise your collection?

At the moment, mine is organised by UK console release date (ie - NES / Mega Drive / SNES / PS1 etc) and then alphabetically within each section.

Are your collections organised in the same way?

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Re: How do you organise your collection?

Post by speedlolita » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:23 am

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Re: How do you organise your collection?

Post by Combo-Breaker » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:50 am

Just in terms of purchase.

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Re: How do you organise your collection?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:34 pm

Roughly by system. Beyond that, they're squeezed onto the shelves in pretty much any order, usually with the favourites or recently played on the front stack so I can get at them. Systems are generally kept separate, along with a shelf for game related movies, one for books, etc. I think the only real significant order is keeping my lightgun games together.
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Re: How do you organise your collection?

Post by nokgod » Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:11 pm

by loft or garage. With wardrobe for stuff that's likely to be played.
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Re: How do you organise your collection?

Post by dste » Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:38 pm

When sorted properly they are in system and then alphabet order.

At the moment it's just where I can fit them in the room.
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Re: How do you organise your collection?

Post by gman72 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:09 am

By system but no order other than that. If I get too anal about the organisation the Mrs starts calling me names... :lol:
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Re: How do you organise your collection?

Post by ootini » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:34 am

Mine is haphazardly plonked into cubbys on an equally haphazard array of Ikea Expedit units that I keep adding to. Things are kind of divided with some manner of thought behind it, but it am forever untangling wires and searching for that elusive PSU that's never where I last remember putting it. Between music gear, game junk and my record & CD collection the room has gotten pretty cluttered in the last 12 months. I'm also planning on putting my computer in there with a desk, only I need to find a new home for the old out-of-tune piano (and people to help lift/move it) before I have any more room...

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Re: How do you organise your collection?

Post by NickThorpe » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:29 am

The ideal: boxed games organised by system, then alphabetically within system, all shelved properly within my home.

The reality of the last 8 years: games in varying states of completeness organised vaguely by system, split between my family home in Essex and wherever I happen to be living this week.
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Re: How do you organise your collection?

Post by Megamixer » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:31 pm

By system but only some are on shelves, the rest in boxes. I used to do the alphabetical thing but with games coming on and off the shelves so often and new things being added, I just gave up. It's no real effort to look for what I'm after anyway.
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Re: How do you organise your collection?

Post by Sephiroth81 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:38 pm

I have mine only sorted in terms of console. I can't be arsed to sort them out alphabetically.

I've left the SNES, N64, Amiga and C64 carts/discs/tapes in the loft. The PS1, Saturn, Xbox, DS, 3DS, Dreamcast, PSP, PC, 360, PS3, Wii, Gamecube and PS2 games are split between shelves in a room upstairs and the lounge downstairs.

The only anal thing i've done (not sexually speaking), is to compile a full list on a spreadsheet of every game I own, and a separate tab of all the ROMs i have as well. Just so if I have a games night, I can randomly select games from these 4000+ available games.

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Re: How do you organise your collection?

Post by retrojc » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:42 pm

NickThorpe wrote:The ideal: boxed games organised by system, then alphabetically within system, all shelved properly within my home.
This, however Ps3 is the exception where I order the collection as follows:

Collectors editions 1st gen box art alphabetically.
Collectors editions 2nd gen box art alphabetically
Collectors editions 3rd gen box art Alphabetically.

Steelbook 1st gen box art alphabetically.
Steelbook 2nd gen box art alphabetically
Steelbook 3rd gen box art Alphabetically.

Standard 1st gen box art alphabetically.
Standard 2nd gen box art alphabetically.
Standard 3rd gen box art alphabetically.


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Re: How do you organise your collection?

Post by NickThorpe » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:59 pm

I understand the temptation, largely because of Sega's mid-gen change of Mega Drive branding. Blue boxes and black boxes mixed? And then the EA yellow strip ones? ARGH!
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Re: How do you organise your collection?

Post by retrojc » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:04 pm

Games from different regions also are split

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Re: How do you organise your collection?

Post by DPrinny » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:37 pm

Each console has its own bit or shelf
And thats it

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