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Windows 7: Bioshock and GEF

17 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Bioshock and GEF

For some reason, my bioshock icon is blank in the GEF. I checked and it also is in the main directory for some reason. How can I go about changing this. I don't need it to appear in the main directory but really need it to show in GEF. I've tried adding "BoxArt" string to regedit and typing location of a new icon, but that didn't work, and when I try to put in a completely different game id, that doesn't work either.

Also, on another note, im trying to put my GEF as a stack docklet in Rocketdock, but I can't seem to link the location of the folder. Anybody know how i can go about doing this, so that instead of having a normal shortcut to GEF, i would click the shortcut and all the games would pop off of rocketdock?

much appreciated

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18 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hi Opi8.

Bioshock should register itself in the Game Explorer on install.
However, You may need to install the game in Vista SP Compatability mode to get it to work properly.
I do not recall having to do so, but its been a while. I do know it will register itself.

As far as your problem goes, Im assuming your trying to manually add the game with your own box art etc?

What do you mean blank?
The executable you need for Bioshock Should be at your install location in the Builds --> Release folder as seen in my snip below.

If its having these issues once you change the ApplicationID, try a differnt AppId.
I have noticed there a re a couple that will not work properly.

You will need to go into RegEdit and delete the Reg Key for the failed attempt, and start over however (Assuming you added manually)

If you are refering to the icon it installs itself, you may want to uninstall the game and re-install in compatability mode as mentioned above to see if that helps.

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18 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro

Hi Opi8,

Sorry but I'm not sure what it is you're asking? Perhaps either of these will help?

- Games Explorer Folder - Add Games To
- Games Explorer - Edit
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18 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

thanks everyone for the efforts, Bioshock Icon fixed itself, or something I did only took effect after restart I'm not sure. In any case the reason was probably due to the fact that it wasnt erm.. an "official" installation lets say, lets just say i went with the "custom" install
As for my question about the stack docklet, I shouldn't have assumed you all know what that is. I will assume you all know what RocketDock is however.
So, for RocketDock there is a docklet called "Stack", it allows you to assign the shortcut to a folder, and then when clicked on it will show you all the contents of that folder without actually opening it, it sorta just does a pop up from the dock itself.
I am trying to set it up for my GEF, cause that would be really cool looking and convenient (and im obsessed with customizing my computer for small things like this, since I got rainmeter).
However, when I try to locate GEF it doesn't show up anywhere, the ONE folder I managed to add was "Game" folder, which contains the Game explorer...anyone know like, the exact path of the Game Explorer folder, or how I can do this? For some reason it's being difficult (GEF that is), I tried just adding "Game Explorer" to the end of the game folder path but that didn't work
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18 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I know what it is, but not at all familiar with either as I do not use them.

There is a Game folder located at:

which contains all the game shortcuts that are present in your game explorer, if that helps any.

They are hidden folders BTW.
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19 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
There is a Game folder located at:
once again, you have managed to help me completely. That is exactly what I was looking for, I find the only downside to having Windows 7 now is that folders such as these are made so difficult to find, it's not as simple as just typing "Game Explorer" in search, then opening the folder and then navigating to the folder which contains it (cause now windows explorer doesn't have that option for a lot of folders such as GEF).
In any case, you have helped me a lot, I am very appreciative I think you know what that means

edit: sadly, not many other people have helped me as much as you, i need to spread more rep before I can give you more (I am gonna try to give you rep as much as possible)
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19 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro

Thanks OPi8

I'm glad to hear your issue was sorted.

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19 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Glad that worked for you
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