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#31 Jasonlydon

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 03:34 AM

This is friggin' awesome!

I've been meaning to switch over as I move away from IGN, now is the time!

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#32 Arakias

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 03:36 AM

Thanks Cheapy! was waiting for this feature

#33 Firecrest

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 03:39 AM

It didn't overlook quite as many from my IGN list, but it seems like it left out most, if not all my Master System titles among some others. Guess it even dubbed them too obscure. :P

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#34 John

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 03:56 AM

Looks like it transferred 657 out of the 842 in my ign collection, so it has some kinks to work out, but hey, it's a hell of a lot better than doing all those manually! Thanks Super-Programmer John!


It didn't overlook quite as many from my IGN list, but it seems like it left out most, if not all my Master System titles among some others. Guess it even dubbed them too obscure. :P


Don't forget to visit the import page again after you see the games get added to your collection - there's an entire interface for cleaning up the remaining entries. Because the game matching is string based, anything the system isn't confident about will end up in limbo on the game import page. All you have to do is either:
- Confirm that the system's guess is accurate (click the tick button)
- Click the magnifying glass to search for other close matches and click the correct one, followed by the green tick button
- Choose the "Add to CAG database" option, we'll automatically add the game to your collection as soon as we've added it into the CAG database.

#35 shadylane

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 04:09 AM

Cheapy can we get a delicious monster importer? Shouldn't be to hard since it's a certain file type, right?

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#36 dan13l858

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 04:13 AM

Curious, does IGN game collection have entries for Neo Geo Aes games. Because i have a ton of AES games that could be added to CAG but CAG only supports Neo Geo CD version only.

#37 Firecrest

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 04:27 AM

Don't forget to visit the import page again after you see the games get added to your collection - there's an entire interface for cleaning up the remaining entries. Because the game matching is string based, anything the system isn't confident about will end up in limbo on the game import page. All you have to do is either:
- Confirm that the system's guess is accurate (click the tick button)
- Click the magnifying glass to search for other close matches and click the correct one, followed by the green tick button
- Choose the "Add to CAG database" option, we'll automatically add the game to your collection as soon as we've added it into the CAG database.


Yeah, I did all that and the importer still seems to have discriminated against my Sega-CD and Master System games, and possibly a few others as well. :P

Then again, with that many games in my IGN list, I really can't complain, so thanks again.

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#38 John

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 04:33 AM

Yeah, I did all that and the importer still seems to have discriminated against my Sega-CD and Master System games, and possibly a few others as well. :P

Then again, with that many games in my IGN list, I really can't complain, so thanks again.


Could you link me to your IGN collection?

#39 Revixe06

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 04:48 AM

Awesome! You might want to consider us being able to import from GameSpot aswell.
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#40 David Hibiki

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 04:49 AM

Thank you Cheapy D. I've also been unable to add games to my collection through IGN so your timing is unbelievable. I have to go over my recent games I bought in the last few months but that shouldn't take long. This is a true blessing.

#41 Firecrest

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:02 AM

Could you link me to your IGN collection?


http://club.ign.com/...de=view&sortC=6

Just be prepare to get bombarded by some crappy cell games and such.

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#42 Solid Snake Man

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:13 AM

Hmmm, it says my games are being processed and it can take up to an hour to upload everything, however it hasn't moved nor added a single game in quite a few hours, and I can't even try again. The same message just stays there. Is there anything I need to do?

#43 bardockkun

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:27 AM

Alright, even I got to admit this is one bad ass feature. You won this round in winning me over for, which site to catalog my titles now.
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#44 jthieme

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:22 AM

It imported about 550 of my 850 games, I'm going through the others one by one but in general it looks like most of them aren't in CAG's database, mostly older PC games, but there were some new ones as well such as Blue Dragon Awakened Shadow. Here's my IGN list for reference:

http://club.ign.com/...hieme&mode=vown

#45 CheapyD

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:27 AM

It imported about 550 of my 850 games, I'm going through the others one by one but in general it looks like most of them aren't in CAG's database, mostly older PC games, but there were some new ones as well such as Blue Dragon Awakened Shadow. Here's my IGN list for reference:

http://club.ign.com/...hieme&mode=vown


Did you do this?

Don't forget to visit the import page again after you see the games get added to your collection - there's an entire interface for cleaning up the remaining entries. Because the game matching is string based, anything the system isn't confident about will end up in limbo on the game import page. All you have to do is either:
- Confirm that the system's guess is accurate (click the tick button)
- Click the magnifying glass to search for other close matches and click the correct one, followed by the green tick button
- Choose the "Add to CAG database" option, we'll automatically add the game to your collection as soon as we've added it into the CAG database.



#46 ObiBen

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 11:03 AM

I stopped maintaining my IGN list the minute the CAG collection system was up. Nice tool for new users or anyone who hasn't created a list yet. CAG rules!

#47 Wet Ninja

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 11:06 AM

  • If you've already got some of these games in your collection on CAG, you'll get duplicate entries. So, either empty your CAG collection before importing, or resolve any duplicates after the import.


Is there a way to quickly empty a CAG collection? Or does each game have to be deleted one-by-one?

#48 Thebostonrag

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 01:05 PM

Any chance on getting import support from Delicious Library or comma-separated-value sheets? The Shipwreck in me keeps my media records locally on my computer.

#49 RanchLizard

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 01:19 PM

Wow! Very cool! Well done.

#50 DuelLadyS

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 01:37 PM

Ok, so I imported yesterday and got a message saying it's in a processing queue which should take up to an hour to complete. I got up today- no games, same message. What gives? Just crazy-slow since everyone's uploading, or did mine 'break' somehow?

#51 Jasonlydon

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 01:39 PM

Ok, so I imported yesterday and got a message saying it's in a processing queue which should take up to an hour to complete. I got up today- no games, same message. What gives? Just crazy-slow since everyone's uploading, or did mine 'break' somehow?


I'm in the same boat.

Assuming just some kinks being worked out.

#52 jthieme

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 01:39 PM

[quote name='CheapyD']Did you do this?[/QUOTE

I'm in the process of doing that, it takes a while going through them 1 by 1. Also another small issue is for titles that are in the database but are multiplatform, there's no way that I can see to tell in the selection list which platform it is. I.e. here's an example of Guitar Hero Aerosmith, I'm not sure which one to pick:

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#53 John

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 01:43 PM

Found a few kinks in the system, if you've having problems keep an eye on this thread - I'm going to make some updates tonight that should resolve any outstanding issues.

#54 Falion

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 02:04 PM

Thanks to Cheapy and SP John for this option! I've been wanting to use the CAG database for my collection for some time now, but it would've taken forever to manually enter each game.

#55 arcadegamer

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 02:05 PM

awesome it now easy thanks
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#56 xrayzwei

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 02:54 PM

Can we get an option not to add? Like if I click on the magnifying glass for an item that came over can I just get a radio button to not add the item? CAG imported all of these xbox magazine demo discs, and I'm not sure it would be right to try and add all of them to the database.

#57 dumlaox

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:45 PM

Many thanks, CAG crew!

I need to see if I even have any games to import from IGN as I had stopped doing that quite some time ago. While I haven't been updating my CAG list, I have been updating my list at Backloggery.com. Since the URL was asked for:

http://www.backloggery.com/dumlaox

Hopefully more sites will get added to the process, saving us time when maintaining lists.

Thanks again.

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#58 KingBroly

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:57 PM

I'm sure IGN is thrilled about this feature.
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#59 Covnam

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 09:51 PM

Awesome news Cheapy, ever since IGN's list stopped letting me add games I was hoping I could find another site and be able to import my games. Thanks!

#60 Dakinggamer

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 10:34 PM

Awesome!!:D
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