Author Topic: Data scraping / Metadata API  (Read 207 times)

Data scraping / Metadata API
« on: October 29, 2018, 10:58:23 am »
Hello

Just a little backstory before the meat of things:
I just joined this lovely site and figured I would get my collection sorted out. However, I noticed that there was no way to import my steam/origin/uplay/gog libraries. I did not feel like manually adding all of them in, so I started looking for a way to automate the process. I saw there was this option of importing a csv file, which will lead to the necessity of exporting existing collections to that format. That I can do, but problem is getting the vgcollect id for each title.

So the question is: Is there an API available I could use to query basic information about titles? If not, will I get in trouble for data scraping the search results? I could of course throttle the traffic in a way that should minimize the impact on the site. If you just give some basic parameters in which I should operate on.

Best regards,
Gutbuster