How do you organize your Steam library?

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#1 Edited by MrErmer (5 posts) -

After several Steam sales I have amassed a sizable collection (400+) games in my library. Currently I have them all in one big uncategorized group but I am starting to feel like I should start to make use of the category system that Steam offers to help organize everything. Do any of you duders organize your Steam library? If so how do you do it?

#2 Posted by von_wemberg (166 posts) -

I have over 200 games and I don't organize... The games I want to play are almost always installed and ready to go. But if the time comes some day, I'd try to organize by genre I guess...

#3 Edited by SgtSphynx (1563 posts) -

My main objective with categorizing my steam library is I don't want to scroll down, so I kinda limit the number of categories I have. That being said, I sort by genre, then I let it automatically alphabetize the games. If I can't really define the genre of a smaller game, I have an Indie catchall category for those. Also I do have one extra category set aside for games I will never play.

#4 Posted by forkboy (1174 posts) -

I just organise by what's installed. My library is about 200 but I only have 30ish things installed because that's plenty to be going on with.

#5 Edited by ghostyTrickster (342 posts) -

Currently playing, Need to play, Games to play with friends (this is stuff like TF2, Dota, CS:GO)

#6 Edited by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

By genres.

#7 Edited by Pie (7110 posts) -

Early- Beta crap I don't want to play until it is further along or stuff that is now obsolete

Good Big Games- All that triple A good stuff goes here

Good Small Games- All that smaller indie esque good stuff goes here

Multiplayer- Games (big or small) that I play multiplayer on

Nope- All that garbage that finds its way onto my steam library

#8 Posted by Shivoa (645 posts) -

Pile of Shame; Indie Piles of Shame; Currently Playing; MMOs; Timeless Multiplayer; Replayable Classics; Misc. Normally only show what is installed unless I'm hunting for something or browsing the collection.

Basically keep the piles of shame (PoS) into a rough small/big split but that gets murkier and murkier with every year. The aim is to get done (complete or decide I don't want to complete) with currently playing and move it to misc and replenish with new from PoS. While doing so I might drop into some online games or MMOs here and there; sometimes I'll go back to a classic and replay it from the slightly murky classics category where things go when I know I want to replay that at some point in time (one day, when I don't feel like taking on something new).

I'm a Director of Acquisitions so I've got a few games to keep sorted on Steam but it's not a problem yet (just don't mention all the classics on GOG or the console titles).

#9 Posted by Yesiamaduck (1222 posts) -

The is an organize feature?

#10 Posted by crithon (3441 posts) -

I've been trying to but for some reason Steam's been messing up my folders as I switch from computer to laptop. I would love to have a retro section and artsey games

#11 Posted by wemibelec90 (1826 posts) -

I don't feel the need, even with over 400 games. I don't leave games I'm not playing installed on my computer, so I just install what I want to play and use the short list from clicking on the icon in the taskbar to launch my games.

#12 Posted by BaneFireLord (2956 posts) -

I have three sections: Games I Have Completed, Games I Will Never Play and Games I Intend to Play.

#13 Posted by neoepoch (1295 posts) -

I try to do it by publisher/developer generally.

#14 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4486 posts) -

You can organize them? I only just list the ones that are installed

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#15 Posted by Brommel (21 posts) -

Games I am most likely never playing again (Old Hat), Games I have 100% achievements (S-Ranked), Games I have beaten and trying to S-Rank (Hair pullers), Games I need to beat (Just Do It), Games I haven't touched (The Bin)

#16 Posted by wewantsthering (1593 posts) -

I have 320 games... I do not organize them at all. :-) I install games, then filter by installed.

#17 Posted by Andorski (5365 posts) -

I have no categories set at the moment. I favorite the games I have installed and am either playing or about to play. Games I've finish I unfavorite, and I only have installed games shown in my library so all the games I never thought about playing (usually games that I didn't want but were bundled with games I did want to play) are not cluttering the list.

I just saw this program in the r/Steam subreddit called depressurizer. It allows you to do bulk categorization in Steam (which is a sorely missing feature in the client). I'm planning to try it later to see how well it works.

#18 Edited by FriendlyPhoenix (466 posts) -

Steam already organizes them alphabetically and that's all I need. Also, I use grid view so adding categories is completely useless.

#19 Edited by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2161 posts) -

Since my PC boots with the Steam BPM as the first thing to come on screen I usually play on the recently played list with my current game. I hate the grid system it uses. On the normal library I have the list view and they're all sorted when I want to play something new.

#20 Edited by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

There are organisation features in steam?

#21 Posted by face15 (1306 posts) -

I just have one category for stuff I want to play and then leave everything that I've already finished or am not interested in uncategorised.

#22 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (534 posts) -

I have two lists. "Installed" and "Not Installed."

#23 Posted by jsnyder82 (763 posts) -

Beta Stuff (that I can't delete). This folder is collapsed.

Other - Games like Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Arkham City where I've gotten the GOTY edition and can't delete the older versions. Also, prototype games and shitty games that came with other collections, like Half Life 2: Lost Coast. This folder is also collapsed.

Mac - Mac versions of games that came with the Windows version I bought. This folder is collapsed.

And then the regular Games section which I have arranged alphabetically.

#24 Posted by Mendelson9 (408 posts) -

#25 Posted by Beforet (2932 posts) -

Favorites
#Duplicates
No Interest
Games

I sometimes go through the dance of cultivation, but that's mostly where I end up.

#26 Edited by xaLieNxGrEyx (2605 posts) -

Genres

#27 Edited by MonetaryDread (2168 posts) -

None... I feel zero need to organize. Though I guess fact that "not installed," games are greyed out count as some sort of organization.

#28 Posted by Devil240Z (3429 posts) -

Wait there is a way to organized your steam games? I often stare at my list of games and then just not play anything cause i'm overwhelmed by too many choices.

#29 Posted by ThunderSlash (1946 posts) -

I just view the games I have installed. I have around 30 games installed at the moment and I uninstall the games I've finished if they take up too much disc space.

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#30 Edited by Shaunage (728 posts) -

Playing all the time (Dota, Rocksmith etc)

Unfinished games

Finished games

#31 Edited by SharkEthic (1063 posts) -

Alphabetical.

Wait, you can sort your library?

#32 Posted by RoarImaDinosaur (191 posts) -

Favourites

Games I need to play

#33 Posted by TopCat88 (177 posts) -

Most of my steam games are from humble bundles. Therefore my games are organized like this:

  • Back to the Future (5 games)
  • GTA Collection (7 games)
  • Hitman Collection (3 games)
  • Humble Indie (25 games)
  • Origin Bundle (8 games)
  • Sam and Max (5 games)
  • Team 17 (9 games)
  • Wallace and Gromit (4 games)
  • WB Bundle (6 games)
  • Other Games (16 games)

I don't have to scroll down at all and I usually only display the games currently installed, right now that's 11 if anybody cares!

#34 Edited by Stevemax (147 posts) -

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#35 Posted by GnuStylo (23 posts) -

I just organize them by release year.

#36 Posted by Waffles13 (611 posts) -

I'm the weirdo who creates desktop shortcuts, runs them through Steam URL Converter, and then throws them in the "Games" folder I have pinned to my taskbar. Makes it much easier to keep all my Steam stuff next to all my pre-Steam games, especially when there are series that are split between physical/digital copies and old shit that needs command line edits to run properly (I know you can add non-Steam games to the Steam library, but I like my giant list with icons and easy to change names so I can get everything in proper series order rather than alphabetical).

#37 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2501 posts) -

I didn't really know there were such organisation tools, I mostly just set it to show me what's installed.

#38 Posted by Brodehouse (10125 posts) -

Carefully.

#39 Posted by egg (1469 posts) -

Why would Steam let you manually categorize your games? Why not be able to sort them automatically by download date, release date, price, filesize, date of latest patch, etc?

#40 Posted by Rafaelfc (1443 posts) -

No need to organize my library when it's made up of 6 games

#41 Posted by chainreaction01 (183 posts) -

@egg: You can, just need to use one of the different views. Would specify but I'm away from a computer right now.

#42 Edited by JusticeJanitor (216 posts) -

Like this :

I think I have a problem...

#43 Edited by egg (1469 posts) -
#44 Posted by VoshiNova (1749 posts) -

Holy shit.

I've used Steam for like eight years and still have never organized them.

I'ma' drink this coffee and organize ocd style! :D

#45 Posted by Ben_H (3427 posts) -

Like this :

I think I have a problem...

IS "GOTTA GO FAST" exclusively those Sega Genesis ports of Sonic that they have on Steam?

#46 Posted by JusticeJanitor (216 posts) -

@ben_h said:
@justicejanitor said:

Like this :

I think I have a problem...

IS "GOTTA GO FAST" exclusively those Sega Genesis ports of Sonic that they have on Steam?

Kind of. Last year, I've was playing Sonic Generations a lot and my brother bought me the Sonic Mega Pack or whatever it's called for Christmas as a joke.

#47 Posted by tread311 (357 posts) -

If you like to do it by categories look into Depressurizer.

#48 Edited by AlexW00d (6427 posts) -

@ben_h said:
@justicejanitor said:

Like this :

I think I have a problem...

IS "GOTTA GO FAST" exclusively those Sega Genesis ports of Sonic that they have on Steam?

Kind of. Last year, I've was playing Sonic Generations a lot and my brother bought me the Sonic Mega Pack or whatever it's called for Christmas as a joke.

I was hoping it was a Tribes category.

#49 Edited by ZolRoyce (830 posts) -

Pretty simple.
Finished Games.
Games that need to be finished.
Doubles.
Card Games.

Card games not being games based on card games but games that have card drops so I can sell that shit.

#50 Posted by 8Bit_Archer (461 posts) -

Favorites

Installed

Unistalled

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