I just got a bundle of over 700 games, and decided to make an account for them. I've made an account, and it says the games are linked to the account, but they are not showing up in my library. Am I doing something wrong? Please help!
This is a great idea!
Can we also have a button that says "Claim All"?
Maybe add a "Claim All" after the bundle is over?
Just wondering: Is there no way to add the games to the "Owned Items" section of the Itch.io desktop app aside from manually clicking the Download button on each of the >700 games in the bundle? I ask because I find it way too time consuming to add them by interacting with each of the games manually. I know that I already own the games and can access them freely from the bundles page, but I want to use the convenience features of the Itch.io desktop app to manage them (queuing downloads from the right-click menu, pre-defined install locations, automatic updates, etc). But even when I open the bundles page in the app's web browser, I am not able to use these features. It seems that the games need to be in my Owned Items list, first. I am unconcerned with cluttering my library since (in my opinion, at least) it's far easier to search or filter it to find what I want than it is to manually download games from the bundle page (especially since, so far as I can tell, the bundle is not searchable from the bundles page!). As such, I would really appreciate a way to unhide the bundle items en masse.
Yes! Go to the bundle on the website and copy paste the link into the url box in the itch app :).
Could we get the choice to hide them instead? Buying 700+ games and now I have no way to sort/browse them. the app should show all my games. You have filters and everything. :( I expect to see games I own when I press "Library" in the app. And instead I can not use the app to see my games at all. I am a sad gamer.
The app is my preferred way to interact with purchases, and the fact that I can't really find a way to get those games in there is a shame
Is it possible to expose these games as owned to the API? I use Playnite to manage my library and it doesn't have the games listed.
If it would cause more issue or is a lot of work to not break other things, no big deal I can wait until things calm down traffic wise. A big thanks for putting this together!
Would it be possible to add the games to a collection, for ease of view on the desktop app
firstly, thanks for this great bundle with great games for a great cause.
that said, my main issues with the current setup are:
tl;dr: the "you already own this game" banner (which currently only shows up after a game is added to the library) should definitely check for "hidden" games owned via a bundle.
also, in the long term, please provide a "add this whole bundle to my library" button (or a setting in the account settings/etc) for people who don't mind their library being flooded, because I (and judging from the comments here also lots of others) would just rather like to have a big library they can easily search using the itch.io or 3rd party clients/APIs instead of the website hiding things from them for convenience. don't get me wrong, i totally understand why you didn't want to spam people (and presumably your database), but some do want that, even if just for the "ease of mind" of knowing the games won't accidentally vanish when the bundle ends (have seen that question a bunch), and of knowing they won't accidentally buy them multiple times, and also just the convenience of library searchability and knowing you don't have to hunt down owned items in bundles.
that, unlike the library, the bundle download page isn't searchable
Yeah, nor personally organizable. This is a huge issue.
the organizability or lack thereof, while an issue, isn't as bad as the fact it literally lies to you about owning the game though, which without any search on the bundle you can't even double check (except by literally comparing 750 titles on 25 pages), which is why i felt it important to emphasize.
Yeah, I just did a ctrl+f on all 25 pages, and discovered that a game that was recommended to me by a friend "one shot", which is listed on the game page as being included in the bundle, apparently isn't in the bundle. Kind of a bummer, since I really want to try the game my friend recommended.
that should never happen and would be an issue you should take to the support then. we're talking about the opposite here: the store pages for games you've bought in the bundle don't know you own them and ask you to buy the bundle (and/or individual game) again.
also, just for the record, yes, OneShot is supposed to be in the bundle, and shows up, on my account, and at the time of writing this, on page 21, ymmv.
OneShot is on page 21 for me too. Just a heads up that the game's title is just one word ("oneshot" not "one shot")
Are you sure it doesn't show? Remember that you have to first manually find the game in and download it from the
25 48 pages of the bundle (page 21 according to others) before it will show as registered to your account on the game's individual webpage.
yes exactly, that's the issue. unless you do that it tells you to buy games you already have.
since the store page already shows you the bundle (and asks you to also buy that again) they just need to add a "does the user have this bundle" check in addition to the failing "is it in their library" one.
Thanks for this bundle and your support of change. At some point, please make it so we can either claim all to our library (I'd prefer that to having an unfilterable unordered 25 page list). Or make it so we can search/filter the list of bundle games, or make it so that we can go to the store page to add/install the game please. Right now, I have a lot of games I wanted to play in this bundle, but I can't find half of them, and don't really feel like spending hours going through all the pages to look for them. The bundle is little more than a donation right now since we can't play most of the games without putting in a ton of work getting them added to our library so we can install them.
> hidden by default
That is an important distinction. BY DEFAULT, should not be equivalent to THE ONLY OPTION.
> We decided that more people would rather their library not be flooded with hundreds of things they don’t want
You were wrong. Now fix it.
If you go to explore, you basically go to the normal site. You have your account on the top right and can navigate to your purchases. It's under the bundles tab.
It's a workaround but don't worry after the bundle ends I'm sure we'll get an option to add it to the library. It's still a growing bundle though.
What do we do if the bundle isn't showing up at the link you provided, either?
Then your purchase has not been linked to your account. Go to your email to get the download link for your purchase, head there in your browser, and there will be a button on the page to link the purchase to the account you’re currently logged in as. Hope that helps
That... well that's just friggin shady.
PLEASE make a TAG on the main browser page for games specifically included in this pack SO WE CAN FILTER THEM.
> Create TAG: "Bundle for Racial Injustice and Inequality"
> Tag all included games.
Can we just have a Download All button? I literally don't care about this site and would rather forget it after I collect my 1490 garbage titles and 10 decent ones. JustDataHordingThings.
"I hate you and your website, but can you please help me overload your servers?"
Can you add a 'bundles' option to the desktop client please? :)
I don't see why there cannot be a zipped(compressed file) of all the games for this download. Or even a simple "A-E Title", "F-J Title" etc. zipped downloads. Better yet: have a selection menu of all games, simple text form (no extensive html) with a check box and search that you want to download. Have a max game limit if you want, but a batch download of the games in a compressed file so you're not wasting bandwidth. Compressed files will definitely lighten the load for those who wish to see every game they just bought and for me that's why I bought it. This is my first time using Itch so I don't know if other bundles offer zipped downloads for multiple games or whatever but it would be a good feature to have and save bandwidth. There should be something available like that. I understand hosting problems and costs associated, thus suggesting a compressed file version. Still could be large but even breaking them into segments would be a great benefit. Id like to own all the games I just purchased and being disallowed use of scripts for batch downloads( I understand why ) Not for myself particularly but for my family and extended family(shared computer) to have a wide range of games to play upon their choosing.
After seeing some of the games in this bundle and how poorly they are optimized with their file sizes for what they offer - NEVERMIND. This option is completely off the table. Some of these small/short games with none-high graphical detail and they're over 1Gb in size, my option would not work at all. SO JUST FORGET I SAID ANYTHING LIKE THE *IDIOT* I AM.
Thanks for setting it up this way -- I, for one, did not want my library to get spammed with everything (the many game asset collections, for example). I prefer to add these individually. At some point, though, it would be nice to have a simple list of all the content in the bundle, maybe as a downloadable text file.
When will "Claim All" be implemented? The fact that these are unsearchable and actually show as not-owned when you go to the game's page is a big deal. I'm cool if it's taking a little time to implement, but there doesn't seem to be an acknowledgement that the UI atm is not usable.
Claim all please?
Any ETA on a "Claim All" button? Been waiting a while...
Where's the Add All To My Library bottom, tho?
After the bundle hype has died down we’d be glad to look into adding a button to show everything in your library at once
Is this still on the roadmap?
Ah thanks so much! I'll do that now.
Do you know if there is a way to add all the games to your library at once? I already know that I want to add all of them, but the process of doing this is cumbersome - you have to click on the "Download" button for each game, wait for the download page to load, then go back to the bundle page and click "Download" for the next game. It would take at least a couple of hours to do this manually.
I found myself copying the URL and opening it up in multiple tabs so I could add multiple games easily (use find on the page if you know the name). I believe the interface was only built in by leaf in the last few days. https://twitter.com/moonscript/status/1269068365991010304 Perhaps if you suggest, he may be able to make changes at some point.
Itch.io have some selections from the bundle as suggestions:
I'm not on Twitter so I won't be able to contact any itch personnel that way. I just wish there were an "add all" button somewhere.
You can't. They some how came to the conclusion that people who are purchasing hundreds of games at once want their library to be completely empty without spending 3 clicks per item adding each individual game to the collection. Apparently they thought we'd like to spend two hours adding everything to our libraries before we can easily view and sort them. It's really dumb.
I'm glad they didn't add all of them to the library at once. But I also should be able to download the game from the game's normal page. And I need to be able to search for games that are for mac, since a lot of them aren't and I get disappointed when I have to look at all of the other ones I can't even use. :-)
Thank you! This is extremely helpful!
It managed to cut the time needed to manually add the games by a significant amount.
It should probably be pinned for the benefit of those who haven't seen it yet.
Thanks. This really helps!
It didn't work for me.... All I could do was open the developer menu '-' and theres no place to paste anything
Same. I had been donating to bail funds, and had never used itch.io before but thought this might be a fun and different way to donate today. Made a $25 donation, and got very frustrated with this platform.
Yea, I'm having the same problem as well. Hopefully you've also contacted support like me, now all I can do is wait for a response...
Agreed 100%. Hard to take this platform sersiously when it is a huge pain to claim all my games from a bundle.
That would be great to know. I keep checking everyday and I hear nothing about it.