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[Tutorial] adding Smokin' Guns in Steam on Linux

Postby Barto » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:02 pm

Introduction
In this small tutorial, I'll explain how to add a shortcut to Smokin' Guns into Steam as a non-steam game entry. I'll use in this case a machine running a x86_64 system.

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

Why
There are many reason for you that you may want to add it 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
  1. Open any text editor and paste the content given below:
    Code: Select all
    [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
  2. 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
  1. Click on "+ ADD A GAME..." on the botton of the window on the Library section of Steam
  2. Select "Add a Non-Steam Game..."
  3. Click on "BROWSE..."
  4. Go where you saved your smokinguns.desktop file, select it and click "OPEN"
  5. Then click on "ADD SELECTED PROGRAMS"
Now you are done! I think this tutorial isn't useful for many people but I made it because it required a .desktop file be able to add the game.
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