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Fix for Steam Overlay
« on: June 30, 2012, 08:25:06 PM »
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Sup sup ppl. 

First of all, this fix is mainly for windows 7 (might work for vista also) works for windows vista too.


1st: Run Steam as administrator.
2nd: Add c-rpg launcher as non-steam game.
How to add c-rpg as a non-steam game for those who haven't read the devs suggestion for this problem:
Btw you missed a step if you want to get the steam overlay.

1 ) Run steam as administrator
2 ) Add the cRPG-Launcher as a non-steam game
3 ) Create an desktop icon of the added cRPG-Launcher from your steam library.
4 ) Always start your cRPG per created desktop icon from your steam library.
5 ) Enjoy your Overlay :))

I dunno if you just forgot to add the third step and it still didn't work as I described.

Now for some of you this ends here. But some the Steam overlay won't still work, for those here's the problem (or at least for me it was):
UAC (User Account Control). Steam doesn't seem to like this when it comes to non-steam games. So basically you just need to disable it.

3rd: Disable UAC.
You can either google how to disable it, or you can just run any program as administrator and when the UAC pops up, there's little box where it says something like "control when to show this message". From there you can disable it.

If you choose/need to disable your UAC, every time when you install a new program from web or generally have downloaded something, before opening it right click it and choose the option where your firewall will check it for viruses and stuff like that (You should do this even if you're using UAC). This feature might not be able for every firewall though.



You still should be at least little bit sceptical when doing this, as it won't notice you anymore when you're changing windows or installing some new programs. Once devs fix the issue I recommend you to turn this back on.

EDIT: If this doesn't fix it, I might still be able to help you fix it so feel free to pm me.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2012, 03:29:37 PM by Wiltzu »
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Re: Fix for Steam Overlay
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2012, 10:06:37 PM »
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Sup sup ppl. 

First of all, this fix is mainly for windos 7 (might work for vista also).


1st: Run Steam as administrator.
2nd: Add c-rpg launcher as non-steam game.

Now for some of you this ends here. But some the Steam overlay won't still work, for those here's the problem (or at least for me it was):
UAC (User Account Control). Steam doesn't seem to like this when it comes to non-steam games. So basically you just need to disable it.

3rd: Disable UAC.
You can either google how to disable it, or you can just run any program as administrator and when the UAC pops up, there's little box where it says something like "control when to show this message". From there you can disable it.



You still should be at least little bit sceptical when doing this, as it won't notice you anymore when you're changing windows or installing some new programs. Once devs fix the issue I recommend you to turn this back on.


EDIT: If this doesn't fix it, I might still be able to help you fix it so feel free to pm me.

Works for Vista aswell :). Ty.
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Re: Fix for Steam Overlay
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2012, 11:30:20 PM »
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Np man.
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Re: Fix for Steam Overlay
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2012, 12:30:57 AM »
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welcome to several months ago. thanks for the outdated information!

Disabling UAC is horrible idea if you want to keep your computer free of malware

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Re: Fix for Steam Overlay
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2012, 12:34:16 AM »
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welcome to several months ago. thanks for the outdated information!

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Re: Fix for Steam Overlay
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2012, 02:16:05 PM »
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Re: Fix for Steam Overlay
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2012, 02:23:12 PM »
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Disabling UAC is horrible idea if you want to keep your computer free of malware

Brain.exe is much better then the useless UAC  8-)
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Re: Fix for Steam Overlay
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2012, 03:03:29 PM »
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Disabling UAC is horrible idea if you want to keep your computer free of malware

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Re: Fix for Steam Overlay
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2012, 03:14:22 PM »
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Btw you missed a step if you want to get the steam overlay.

1 ) Run steam as administrator
2 ) Add the cRPG-Launcher as a non-steam game
3 ) Create an desktop icon of the added cRPG-Launcher from your steam library.
4 ) Always start your cRPG per created desktop icon from your steam library.
5 ) Enjoy your Overlay :))

I dunno if you just forgot to add the third step and it still didn't work as I described.


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Re: Fix for Steam Overlay
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2012, 03:16:54 PM »
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^this

If you can't get overlay working by launching c-rpg as a non-steam game then you are just doing something wrong.

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Re: Fix for Steam Overlay
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2012, 03:27:25 PM »
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Btw you missed a step if you want to get the steam overlay.

1 ) Run steam as administrator
2 ) Add the cRPG-Launcher as a non-steam game
3 ) Create an desktop icon of the added cRPG-Launcher from your steam library.
4 ) Always start your cRPG per created desktop icon from your steam library.
5 ) Enjoy your Overlay :))

I dunno if you just forgot to add the third step and it still didn't work as I described.


That is the solution that devs are offering you. My solution is simply for those who that didn't work, I also assume that they've already tried it (as it has been here pretty long=P).

But for example me that didn't work because steam doesn't like when you 1st open the game, then need to allow it due to UAC, then you'll have the launcher, then you get the "warband launcher"(where you choose which mod to play or to play native) and finally after those steps you go in-game. For me, Steam takes me out from "in-game" when I reach the "warband launcher" and therefore my overlay won't work.
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Re: Fix for Steam Overlay
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2016, 11:46:10 AM »
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tried to get it working without low-sec UAC settings by adding an exception for cRPG Launcher using this guide http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-create-program-shortcut-run-without-uac-prompt-windows-7.htm

did not work for me, but if anyone else wants to try, please share your experience
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