dunadan Nov 23, 2012 @ 2:47pm
Steam should give us more control over our library
As I now have around, 250, 400 individual games linked to my Steam account, I find my library to be cluttered and impractical as Steam doesn't provide the proper features to organize it a minimum.

So if I may here are a few suggestions roughly by order of importance.

-Drag&drop
-Renamable categories
-Sub categories
-A game dump feature so you can hide unwanted content
-An option limited to the Library to edit the titles of our games
-A lock option to keep the games in the order we choose
-Clearer indication of the DLCs we own and those we don't
-A possibility to disable/enable DLCs

I really wish Valve could take into account some of those ideas. It really is the bare minimum to make our growing libraries managable.

Feel free to comment and bring up new ideas. :)
Last edited by dunadan; Mar 30 @ 5:58am
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algabana Nov 23, 2012 @ 5:28pm 
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HiGV0TZ Nov 24, 2012 @ 12:55am 
The OP has great ideas and I agree with all these as it can be difficult to manage. Especially > Categories needs to be completely reworked with all OP suggestions.
Angel Nov 24, 2012 @ 2:19am 
I don't have that many games in my library at the moment since I'm new to steam, but I have played other game services, and I know that game libraries or data-bases of any kind get cluttered quickly, so I think this is a good idea.
Vas Nov 24, 2012 @ 4:46am 
Well you shouldn't be able to permanently remove games, that could create issues. But maybe a new sort list called hidden, and the ability to hide games from the 'All games' sort list and view hidden only when you go to that list. The sort feature up there by search, that shows the types of filters like recent and installed.
doingwork Nov 24, 2012 @ 7:06am 
I support this idea
Rebel Platypus Nov 24, 2012 @ 8:10am 
I think this is good and I also feel that a game should be allowed to be placed into multiple categories.
dunadan Nov 24, 2012 @ 8:28am 
Originally posted by Vas:
Well you shouldn't be able to permanently remove games, that could create issues. But maybe a new sort list called hidden, and the ability to hide games from the 'All games' sort list and view hidden only when you go to that list.

Well you can already ask Steam Support to remove games or DLCs from your account. It takes days for them to answer though, and I'm sure they have better things to do.

I personnaly did it to remove a couple of betas sticking around in my library after release and I do know people asked the Steam Support to remove DLCs for Saint Row The Third which kinda ruined the solo experience. Although it would be better if you could just choose which DLCs to install with your game.

From a technical point of view I don't think it creates issues. However I think it'ld have to be done through Steamguard and multiple validations to make sure users know what they are doing and also to keep malicious people from erasing your library.

Anyway while an hide option, like on Origin, would sure be appreciated. Imho I think it would still be better to have the option to permanently remove games from our accounts without having to go through the support.
Last edited by dunadan; Nov 25, 2012 @ 1:59am
Serenex Nov 25, 2012 @ 2:03pm 
steam has most of this....
dunadan Nov 25, 2012 @ 2:07pm 
You come from the future or something? Because I'm pretty sure Steam has none of the features described in my original message.
Last edited by dunadan; Nov 25, 2012 @ 2:09pm
Τhe Rolling Cheese Wheel Nov 25, 2012 @ 2:13pm 
Yeah steam desperately need drag and drop for categories. The current mode is very slow and very inefficient and essentially makes categories a waste of time.
SteventheSlayer Nov 25, 2012 @ 2:45pm 
I'm curious, why would anyone want to re-name their games?
I honestly can't think of a valid situation where you would need that.
dunadan Nov 25, 2012 @ 2:59pm 
Well at least in my library I see a lot of inconsistencies regarding the way games are named overall and also between titles part of the same series. Since by default games are ordered by alphabet, you can have some games from the same serie being placed at different locations in your library.

Few examples...

Prototype
PROTOTYPE 2

Medieval II : Total War
Rome : Total War
Total War : SHOGUN 2

Monkey Island 2: Special Edition
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

DOOM 3
DOOM II: Hell on Earth
Master Levels for DOOM II

Dungeon Siege II
Dungeon Siege 3

When you have only a few dozen games it's not a a real problem. However when you have hundreds, it's a real mess. I don't even bother making categories anymore after Steam reseted them once. It's just painful to do without drag&drop and subcategories.
Last edited by dunadan; Nov 25, 2012 @ 3:30pm
!pT0ux Nov 25, 2012 @ 4:31pm 
removing games permanently would be a good idea
!pT0ux Nov 25, 2012 @ 4:31pm 
btw... all ideas are good :D
SteventheSlayer Nov 25, 2012 @ 5:01pm 
Originally posted by !pT0ux:
removing games permanently would be a good idea
You currently can remove games by contacting Steam Support. The reason they have a (relatively) hard way of doing it is to make it less likely for someone to "accidentaly" delete their games.
Last edited by SteventheSlayer; Nov 25, 2012 @ 5:01pm
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