Since uninstalling WoW wiped out my entire Blizzard folder, and I couldn't undo it with System Restore, I've noticed that even replacing the programs hasn't unbroken Game Explorer (a tiny featurette in Vista/7 that I used to organize my games). Can anyone recommend one of the following:
1) A snazzy looking game manager program that's not problematically slow (I love me some snazzy desktop stuff). I think Xfire has one?
2) A neat dock-type deal for Windows 7, that lends itself to games particularly.
I am aware that I could just make a desktop folder called 'Games'--or add my non-Steam games to Steam. I'm not ruling those out as options, but don't bother suggesting them since I'm already aware of them.
Nothing's forgotten, nothing is ever forgotten
Also, Steam. You can add shortcuts to any game to it, and you can launch games from the taskbar steam button
I'll check out Rocket Dock. Steam is probably my last solution, behind "just make a folder", since it's handling of non-Steam games is rather lackluster and I'd rather not deal with annoying updates/messages/ads distracting me from my games. Pop ups galore.
Plus, that doesn't change the fact that non-Steam game support is pretty featureless.
GameManager is a program that is designed to automate the process of downloading game fan art, front and back box art, banner art, screenshots, game info, official patches, walkthroughs and organise the data in a functional and sleak interface, allowing you to browse, sort, filter, patch, mount game images and run your games.
-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*)
I ended up going with this--though I use a different style of icons (though those are quite good, make no mistake). Using the free most recent verison of Object Dock, and I have an invisible dock that usually is hidden behind anything I might have open. It's pretty slick, though the number of games I have listed is less than I had in Game Explorer.