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Windows 7: Games Explorer Folder - Add Games To

13 Dec 2009   #50
irbri

7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hey Rjck, great tutorial! I have a question... do you recall the "Customise Play Menu" option for games in Vista, do you know if there's any way to get it back in 7? It was really helpful for loading game mods etc and I'm quite peeved that it's either been left out or has been cleverly hidden.

Related; https://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...t-targets.html

Thanks!
Bri


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16 Dec 2009   #51
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanx guys and welcome to the forums.
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16 Dec 2009   #52
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oh hi there View Post
Nice guide. Worked mostly for me. Couldn't get the box art working though. It just doesn't want to change it. All I see is an image of the icon of the exe.
Hi, oh hi there. Can you post a screenshot of the GEF and the registry? maybe i can help.
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16 Dec 2009   #53
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbri View Post
Hey Rjck, great tutorial! I have a question... do you recall the "Customise Play Menu" option for games in Vista, do you know if there's any way to get it back in 7? It was really helpful for loading game mods etc and I'm quite peeved that it's either been left out or has been cleverly hidden.

Related; https://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...t-targets.html

Thanks!
Bri
Hi irbri, yes i remember it. It was a really helpful option back in Vista, but unfortunately the option its available only to Games For Windows, yep i tried to get it back but without luck.
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16 Dec 2009   #54
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tizmo View Post
So far everything seems fine.

EDIT: 3rd day, everything is still good.

EDIT: 5th day, everything fine.

I think I can say that this is working. I will still keep an eye on this though.
Thanx for the update Tizmo, same here all seems to work fine too.
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16 Dec 2009   #55
VeLiKi

Win7
 
 

question, again:
I've added a custom game to my game folder using your tutorial. I found the box-art image, changed all the registry values, found an equivalent game on ESRB website, made everything perfect...except for one detail: game now won't run from game folder. Whenever I run it, I get a weird error:

"An Assertion failed in F:\Torment\Source\chitin\Chitin.cpp at line number 1393
Programmer says: Error initializing key table, bad key file"

Ok, I installed Planescape: Torment on my C: drive, it's path is C:\Torment. I dragged and dropped it's .exe into games folder to create a shortcut, then edited all the information through registry editor. But now, whenever I run it I get this stupid error. If I manually run the game .exe from it's folder, the game runs fine.
What am I doing wrong?
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16 Dec 2009   #56
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VeLiKi View Post
question, again:
I've added a custom game to my game folder using your tutorial. I found the box-art image, changed all the registry values, found an equivalent game on ESRB website, made everything perfect...except for one detail: game now won't run from game folder. Whenever I run it, I get a weird error:

"An Assertion failed in F:\Torment\Source\chitin\Chitin.cpp at line number 1393
Programmer says: Error initializing key table, bad key file"

Ok, I installed Planescape: Torment on my C: drive, it's path is C:\Torment. I dragged and dropped it's .exe into games folder to create a shortcut, then edited all the information through registry editor. But now, whenever I run it I get this stupid error. If I manually run the game .exe from it's folder, the game runs fine.
What am I doing wrong?
Hi VeLiKi, are u sure is just an .exe file? or does it has .exe -command?

Create a shortcut of the game in your desktop and then >right click>Properties>Shortcut tab, take a screenshot to take a look.
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17 Dec 2009   #57
VeLiKi

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rjck View Post
Hi VeLiKi, are u sure is just an .exe file? or does it has .exe -command?

Create a shortcut of the game in your desktop and then >right click>Properties>Shortcut tab, take a screenshot to take a look.
Here:


and the shortcut:


Double-clicking the shortcut also runs the game just fine. Also, I edited the value AppExePath in registry for my Torment shortcut in games folder to C:\Torment\Torment.exe but it still doesn't work.
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17 Dec 2009   #58
Rjck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Mmm that's strange, All seems to be ok.
Lets try this:
  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, put a new shortcut of the game in here and 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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18 Dec 2009   #59
oh hi there

Windows 7
 
 

Ok I have attached an image of the reg info for one of the games that does not appear. Also, the games explorer page.

One game I had to enter manually that seemed to work was simcity4. I entered both silent hill games manually. The one I highlighted doesn't seem to update properly.


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