How to add games to Windows Games Explorer

Discussion in 'Windows Guides' started by Gorge, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Gorge

    Gorge Resident

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    Hello,

    how to add a game missing in Windows Games Explorer ?

    Create a PNG image (256x256 pixels). Game box, screenshot, ... what you want

    Converting that image into an icon. Use ToYcon.

    Copy the icon in the game directory

    In the game directory, create a shortcut of game '.exe'.
    [Optionally, customize the settings]
    Choose the icon created previously.

    Drag the shortcut on the Games Explorer

    voila

    Gorge
     

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  2. athore

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    In vista you can change the shortcut to add "steam.exe -applaunch whatever" through the customize option which is missing in windows 7. As for adding games that do not show in games explorer just drag and drop the executable into games explorer and it will create a shortcut for you. For steam of course you will need to navigate to where that shortcut is located and change the command line arguments since we do not have the customize option anymore.
     

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