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Windows 7: Games Explorer Folder - Add Games To

30 Oct 2009   #20
Mirrorboy

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

didn't work. also, i think that game definition file is outdated. it doesn't have anything newer than half life 2 as far as these games are concerned.


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30 Oct 2009   #21
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

can you post the registry values of your game???
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30 Oct 2009   #22
Mirrorboy

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

these are just the default values from dragging and dropping the shortcut into the games folder.

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30 Oct 2009   #23
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I dont have half-life 2 so im going to use the Steam application to show you what to do.

this is how it may look like:

Games Explorer Folder - Add Games To-1.png

Make sure after making the shortcut close the GameExplorer Window otherwise when you edit the game in the registry it will be delete from it.

Just edit AppExePath and ConfigApplicationPath to where is located your game exe like above. (using Steam App for the example)

good luck.


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12 Nov 2009   #24
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

I can confirm that this method does not work for steam games. The problem is that one steam game may have a "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe" -applaunch 240" shortcut, while another may have a "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe" -applaunch 21660" shortcut. They both link to the same icon and exe, yet it shows up as a different icon on the desktop for some reason. Then to top it off, the default AppExePath shows "C:\Users\Hugh\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer\{B9D8EA68-7DDE-405E-BED3-7763D71B1CFE}\PlayTasks\0\Play.lnk", and when you change it, the link no longer works in the Games Explorer.

I've tried every way I can think of to get it to work, but it just doesn't. My games are Counter-Strike Source and Street Fighter 4 which are run through "Steam.exe".
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13 Nov 2009   #25
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok HughShaw let me show you how.

1. Put your steam game shortcut in the GEF (Games Explorer Folder).
in steam go to>My games>right-click your game>properties>general>create desktop shortcut then drag and drop.
Games Explorer Folder - Add Games To-1.png
2. Set the registry entries like so, just change ApplicationId String.
For any game always put the main application in AppExePath. no -applaunch***
Games Explorer Folder - Add Games To-2.png
3. Wait to the game update the info and should be look like this.
Games Explorer Folder - Add Games To-3.png


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13 Nov 2009   #26
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Ok, I got it working! Thanks for the help!
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14 Nov 2009   #27
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
Ok, I got it working! Thanks for the help!
Not problem!!!
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17 Nov 2009   #28
JonHenry

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks very helpfull
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18 Nov 2009   #29
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonHenry View Post
Thanks very helpfull
Glad to know
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