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Windows 7: Alternative to Game Explorer

29 Aug 2010   #1
DevourDarkness

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
Alternative to Game Explorer

Hi, are there any other programs that are like game explorer and the steam game library? Curious...


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29 Aug 2010   #2
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi DevourDarkness,

I have searched for alternatives in Google and I found this tool named Game Explorer Manager.

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About GEM

The Games Explorer Manager (GEM) is a nice little tool that allows the user to edit the Games Explorer and add their own games or programs (that are already installed) even though Windows Vista didn't already detect them and put it in the list. This is if a user has a game that is so old, not well known that Vista doesn't add it to the games list automatically, or that the developers of the game didn't set up the installer to register with the Vista Games Explorer then this would be a great alternative for someone looking for a quick an easy fix that is simple.
Game Explorer Manager (GEM) by Extensible Software

Best regards,
frzwin7
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29 Aug 2010   #3
DevourDarkness

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

That is just editing the Games Explorer, I mean a whole new alternative browser
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29 Aug 2010   #4
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DevourDarkness View Post
That is just editing the Games Explorer, I mean a whole new alternative browser
There is no other alternative. But you can make your own customized/personalized Games Explorer. Use RocketDock or ObjectDock for a Mac OS-like feel. Just drag the game shortcuts to the dock, and change the default icons with the DVD Plastic Case Icons. After which, customize the dock's skin.

Best regards,
frzwin7
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29 Aug 2010   #5
DevourDarkness

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

So when I change the icons, they don't actually have to be the normal square aspect ratio?
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29 Aug 2010   #6
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DevourDarkness View Post
So when I change the icons, they don't actually have to be the normal square aspect ratio?
Oh sorry. The icons are for RocketDock/ObjectDock only. Icons are in PNG not ICO.
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23 Aug 2011   #7
gameaddict20

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Ive programmed an alternative if anyones interested.

Download/Website
http://PhotonGameManager.com

Features
  • Downloads FanArt?, BoxArt?, Screenshoots and Game Info and showcases the data in the user interface
  • Showcases games in InfoView? or CoverView?
  • Run Games from the interface
  • Download and Install of official Game Patches
  • AutoMount? Image Files when you run games (Requires DAEMON Tools or Alcohol 120% to be installed)
  • View Game Info such as release date or publisher
  • Filter Games by keyword/s you type
  • Sort Games by categories such as Release date or publisher
Preview
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16 Dec 2011   #8
gameaddict20

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Just a heads up the new version of GameManager is out (V3) and its vastly improved over V2, infact its so much better it makes V2 look like a pile of crap

Features
-Downloads fan, front box, back box and banner art, screenshoots and Game Info and showcases the data in the user interface
-Showcases games in InfoView, CoverFlow or BannerFlow
-Run games from the interface
-Take screenshots in games and view them from the interface
-Download and install official game patches
-AutoMount image files when you run games, unmount them when done(Requires DAEMON Tools or Alcohol 120% to be installed)
-Run post-game and pre-game batch files
-View game Info such as release date, publisher or genre
-Quickly find your games by filtering by keyword/s you type
-Organise Games by categories such as release date, publisher or platform
-Show only games from a certain platform
-Launch straight from the interface into games of many consoles (requires use of emulators/roms*)

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