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Windows 7: Games Explorer Folder - Add Games To

27 May 2011   #180
Monkfish

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Worked for me, but...

The procedure worked fine for me, but none of the games listed in GameUXLegacyGDFs.txt seem to display any ratings information. The ApplicationId is downloading the correct icon and game info into the registry (which I then edit), but there is no accompanying rating info. The GEF shows all other information, but on the RHS it just says "No Rating Provided". The GameUXLegacyGDFs.txt file contains rating info, so am I supposed to copy/paste this into the registry somehow?


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27 May 2011   #181
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Monkfish View Post
The procedure worked fine for me, but none of the games listed in GameUXLegacyGDFs.txt seem to display any ratings information. The ApplicationId is downloading the correct icon and game info into the registry (which I then edit), but there is no accompanying rating info. The GEF shows all other information, but on the RHS it just says "No Rating Provided". The GameUXLegacyGDFs.txt file contains rating info, so am I supposed to copy/paste this into the registry somehow?
MMM... RHS? shouldn't be ESRB?
Try to change the rating system under parental controls in the GEF.
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28 May 2011   #182
Monkfish

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks Rjck. Yes that was the problem: not the parental controls themselves, but the fact that I hadn't actually selected a rating system.

The only missing element now is the suggested Windows performance rating that appears above the perental rating. But maybe this is a feature of ConfigInstallType 2 and not 3?

Of course, if I had the Application Id for Metro 2033, none of this trickery would be necessary.
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24 Jun 2011   #183
Pote2639

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank to Rjck very much now I has my beautiful collection here is mine





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03 Jul 2011   #184
Mikeinneed

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Hi. I am trying to put counter strike source into games explorer folder. Unfortunately, i don't have\nor can i find the executable file in the steam folder via search bar. I do have a counter strike source shortcut in my desktop. It is not .exe but rather in .url format which works fine everytime i open it. So I tried "C:\Users\Me\Desktop\Counter-Strike Source.url".... And nothing.... PLEASE HELP!!!
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03 Jul 2011   #185
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pote2639 View Post
Thank to Rjck very much now I has my beautiful collection here is mine



looks gr8!!! good work ,)

nice collection BTW.
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03 Jul 2011   #186
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mikeinneed View Post
Hi. I am trying to put counter strike source into games explorer folder. Unfortunately, i don't have\nor can i find the executable file in the steam folder via search bar. I do have a counter strike source shortcut in my desktop. It is not .exe but rather in .url format which works fine everytime i open it. So I tried "C:\Users\Me\Desktop\Counter-Strike Source.url".... And nothing.... PLEASE HELP!!!
try to copy that target location and go to

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer\GamesBoxArt

Then find the folder with the counter-strike shortcut and right click-it
now change the location to the one that works on your desktop. now try it.
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03 Jul 2011   #187
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scottyboy99 View Post
I've only tried a few but they do all have application id's in your txt file. Not sure if 32 bit / 64 bit is responsible. I believe Service Pack 1 is the culprit - do you have SP1 installed? Just seems strange that myself and Kindred both have SP1 on 64-bit and get same problem.

Games that have populated correctly on the Games Explorer are:

Football Manager 2010
Crysis
Hellgate: London

These were all released after Vista intro'd the Game Explorer which I guess is why they populate ok.

Older games that are not showing up correctly in Games Explorer and require complete manual editing of the registry are:

Doom 3
Tiger Woods 2005
Quake III Arena
Left 4 Dead

On my Vista Laptop the information for these 'older' games does download into Games Explorer fine with all the art/details (only ratings missing but seeing as they are pre-vista releases that's to be expected). Windows 7 does not even though they have application id's. Shame really as 90% of my games are older titles so I guess will be doing a lot of editing. Convinced it's a Service Pack 1 bug. Maybe computers that come SP1 pre-installed won't have this problem but I did mine through the dreaded Windows Update service!

Despite all this, your excellent guide has helped no end. Without it I wouldn't of been able to manually fix as I been able to do.
Hey scotty im on finals this week, so ill help you with this right after i finish them. dont worry ,)
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03 Jul 2011   #188
Mikeinneed

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rjck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mikeinneed View Post
Hi. I am trying to put counter strike source into games explorer folder. Unfortunately, i don't have\nor can i find the executable file in the steam folder via search bar. I do have a counter strike source shortcut in my desktop. It is not .exe but rather in .url format which works fine everytime i open it. So I tried "C:\Users\Me\Desktop\Counter-Strike Source.url".... And nothing.... PLEASE HELP!!!
try to copy that target location and go to

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer\GamesBoxArt

Then find the folder with the counter-strike shortcut and right click-it
now change the location to the one that works on your desktop. now try it.

I'm confused. Do you want me to copy the Shortcut into:
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer\GamesBoxArt

Also the shortcut file on my desktop is the only ccs file source in my computer.
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03 Jul 2011   #189
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try this buddy
  1. Open the registry editor and navigate to the location below and search your game.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameUX

    NOTE: The key values might be different from yours.
  2. Go to C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer\ and find the folder with the same name of the game. "the one you take note above".
  3. Open that folder until you find the game's shortcut. eg. ...\{3F29E50B-538D-48A0-9F69-A632B5AA5308}\PlayTasks\0\
  4. Delete that shortcut, copy the cs shortcut from your desktop and paste it. Then rename it "Play".
Note: Make sure GEF is closed, cause otherwise when u delete the shortcut in the step 4, the game will dissapear from GEF and u have to make all the tutorial again.

Hope that solves the issue.
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