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Re: Steam Overlay - how to get it working
« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2014, 12:24:05 PM »
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so, after playing with the crpg launcher for 2 years I was like "I need those friggin ingame hours for epeen".
I just took a quick look into the mnb-Folder and realized - not for the first time tbh, since there have been like 3 patches of the main exe in the last 2 years that didnt affect crpg - that wse doesnt use the mb_warband.exe thats tracked by steam, but instead the mb_warband_old.exe.
so you can actually just delete (ofc make a backup first) the mb_warband.exe and rename crpglauncher.exe (if its in the same folder, the main warband folder) to mb_warband.exe - until the next warband update that is.
or disable autoupdates on steam to stay save.
well, atleast if you dont play any other warband mods and never touch singleplayer again...

so yeah. dont ask me why I didnt think about that earlier, its just too obvious tbh

tl:dr: if you're fine with just playin crpg and want crpg hours through the launcher to add up on your warband steam epeen, rename the crpglauncher.exe to mb_warband.exe (if your launcher is in the main mnb-folder

edit: I actually just got my first steam trading card for mnb by launching crpg, so even more epeen...
edit2: it also screws with crpglauncher updates, so rename back and forth for those...

It is opening with steam (shows that you are playing M&B), but right after you click 'Play cRPG' its not on steam anymore
At least here, on win8 :(
It's the same like I wrote earlier with adding non-steam game

The thing that works is opening launcher two times (on first click 'play crpg' then alt+tab and open launcher again - from steam after using your idea)
« Last Edit: October 08, 2014, 12:28:50 PM by AvengerC47 »
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Re: Steam Overlay - how to get it working
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2014, 08:46:56 PM »
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It is opening with steam (shows that you are playing M&B), but right after you click 'Play cRPG' its not on steam anymore
At least here, on win8 :(
It's the same like I wrote earlier with adding non-steam game

The thing that works is opening launcher two times (on first click 'play crpg' then alt+tab and open launcher again - from steam after using your idea)

hm, weird...
sadly I cant help you with that behaviour, my little "hack" works fine on win7...
just one more reason not to upgrade I guess  :rolleyes:
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Re: Steam Overlay - how to get it working
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2014, 08:49:37 PM »
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Wow.  Now doubly thankful I bought Warband at Taleworlds and not Steam so I can avoid this crap

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Re: Steam Overlay - how to get it working
« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2014, 12:29:10 AM »
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I can't get the overlay to work with Windows 8.1 and I've tried everything.

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Re: Steam Overlay - how to get it working
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2015, 09:14:51 PM »
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After spending like an hour on this, I tried Spleen's hack, and it works. Windows 8.1.

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Re: Steam Overlay - how to get it working
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2015, 10:10:17 PM »
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Yeah, but that's for tricking Steam into thinking you are playing Mount & Blade: Warband, not cRPG. I want the overlay with cRPGLauncher (my non-steam game shortcut), like I had on Windows 7 without issues.

When I launch the shortcut, Friends says I am playing cRPGLauncher, but, as soon as the launcher is closed and the game is launched, Friends says I'm not playing anymore and so I can't use the overlay.

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Re: Steam Overlay - how to get it working
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2015, 06:27:33 PM »
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I got the overlay in the game, not only the launcher.

However, when I tried again today, the game crashed when I connected to a server, and now the overlay no longer works. I'll experiment some more and see if I can figure it out.

*EDIT* My installation somehow became corrupt (missing .dlls). After I repaired it and tried to redo the hack, it no longer enabled the overlay. So I am conceding for now.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2015, 07:11:29 PM by Bleevoe »

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Re: Steam Overlay - how to get it working
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2016, 09:16:04 AM »
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Got windows 7.

If I add the normal launcher it says I'm paying c-rpg when I start. But when I press c-rpg it goes back to a normal "online" status.

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I've read so far that I need to rename my mount and blade.exe ? as it uses the mount and blade old.exe?
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