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Option to Organize Games According to Steam Categories

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It would be nice to improve the organization of the Games tab using Steam Categories, which could be pulled from "$STEAM/userdata/$UID/7/remote/sharedconfig.vdf", especially if the categories were nested. This could be a real time-saver for users with particularly large libraries.  :D

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I could see saving a few seconds of scrolling but I doubt it would add up to a "real time-saver", even with a large library.  Being in alphabetical order pinpoints the location in the list fairly quickly.  Now, if you aren't sure of the games name then the time savings might be a little greater. 

 

I do think it would make a neater and more organized interface, so in that respect it's a thumbs up for me, but personally I would prefer to create and use my own categories rather than use pre-defined steam categories..

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It's not a matter of issue for finding a game, the search box can pinpoint the game instantly if I'm looking for a specific game. Rather, it would be nice for browsing games to decide what to play for people that want to browse in Dimmdrive rather than in Steam.

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Interesting idea.  Dimmdrive isn't meant to be a game library manager, sorting and organizing by anything like that.

 

But that being said, I've toyed around with making a really nice game manager, sort of like Steam/Launchbox/etc, but world's better.    I toyed with the idea mostly just for myself to use for Steam + Dosbox games + Android emulated games + EMUs in general, etc.

 

What do you guys think?  Would you ever use something like this?

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I would love something like this, but you might have a bit of a difficult time. The legal status of emulation is a bit murky and probably best not messing around with if you intend to sell a program that does anything with it.

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Hmm interesting point.  I think emulation is legal if you own the game system/cart.  But not 100% sure.

 

But I could always make it work with Steam, Origin, all those games auto-detected.  Then allow for users to add whatever games and game covers however they want (emulation would work from there). 

 

I'll think bout this for a while!

 

I wonder how many coders we have in the Dimmdrive community?

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