wiki:SmokinGuns/Steam

Introduction

In this wiki, we will add Smokin' Guns into Steam as a non-steam game entry on Linux. I'll use in this case a machine running a x86_64 system. On Windows, linking the .exe is straightforward but Linux requires the game to have a .desktop file.

Content

  • Why
  • Creating a Desktop file
  • Adding it to Steam

Why

There are many reason for you that we may want to add SG in your non-steam games:

  • You want to add all your games in steam to have a nice representation of what you have in your machine
  • You want to show your friends that you are playing SG, is there actually a better way to do so?
  • You want to use the steam overlay while playing.

Creating a Desktop file

Open any text editor and paste the content given below:

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=Smokin' Guns
Exec=/home/yourname/folder/of/smokinguns.x86_64
Icon=/home/yourname/folder/of/sg_48.png

You may edit the Exec and Icon line to point to the smokinguns.x86_64 executable (or .i386 if you are using a 32bit system) and sg_48.png icon file Then save what you did as smokinguns.desktop into the root folder of the game (in the example, it was /home/yourname/folder/of/)

Adding it to Steam

  • Click on + ADD A GAME... on the botton of the window on the Library section of Steam
  • Select Add a Non-Steam Game...
  • Click on BROWSE...
  • Go where you saved your smokinguns.desktop file, select it and click OPEN
  • Then click on ADD SELECTED PROGRAMS

That's all!

Last modified 3 years ago Last modified on Dec 24, 2013 5:25:20 PM