How to set up your Game Collection for community challenges and events

By Rich Stone,

Setting up your Game Collection for contests and challenges

Many of the Contests and Community Challenges we run on TrueTrophies choose locked trophies from your Game Collection to build target trophy lists. This means that it's very important that you keep your Game Collection up to date so that we don't choose trophies from games that you no longer have access to.

Here's how to set up your Game Collection to prevent us choosing games you don't have any more:

Open your Game Collection page

Click on your gamer pic at the top of the page to open your Gamer Menu, and click the "Game Collection" link on the first tab.

Game Collection button on the gamer menuGame Collection button on the gamer menu

Go to list view, and make sure the "Not for contests" column is included

Click on the "View and Filter" button on your Game Collection page. To see all of your games that are currently included in contest selections, choose the following settings:
  • View - List view
  • Ownership - Owned, PS Plus
  • Contest status - For contests
  • Columns - Not for contests ticked
Note: If you don't have an active PS Plus subscription set up on TT, you don't need to choose that ownership status.

View and filter settingsView and filter settings

Edit the games you don't want to include

Then click the "Edit" button on any games you don't want to include and tick the Not for contests tickbox.

Note: If you don't own the game any more, you could just change the ownership status to "No longer have", which will also exclude them from being chosen.

Setting the Not for contests flagSetting the Not for contests flag

Top Tip: Using Multi-edit

If there are multiple games you want to change the status of, you can select the Multi-edit option from the "View and Filter" button, tick all the games you want to change, and then click Edit values to change them all at once. You can even go through all the pages before editing.

Most on-site contests and challenges will now allow you to exclude entire platforms

We've added some registration options for contests and challenges that allow you to exclude entire platforms (such as PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3 etc).

This means that if you don't want to play any PlayStation 3 games, you don't need to go through them all to set them to "Not for contests" - just don't include that platform when you register for the event.
Rich Stone
Written by Rich Stone
Creator of TrueTrophies, TrueAchievements and TrueSteamAchievements. Loves racing games, not convinced by RPGs.