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Games folder questions

  1. #1


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    Games folder questions


    Hello, i have some questions about this :

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    There are 3 games there, but in the start menu i can see only 1 (Gry = games in my lang)... Why ?

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    Also is there a way to add games that you can see in the start menu : Metin2, some steam games that you can see there to that "game browser" ?

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    Maybe the installer had some incompatibility with Windows 8 and it never got posted on the start screen as an app? Anyway, go to the folder, right-click on a missing game, and see if you get any "pinning options."
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    By start screen i mean the "all apps menu". The "gry" category on my all apps (screen2) seems to be a direct connection with "windows games" menu (sceen 1). It takes me there when i select "show file location". But I want to know why only Diablo 3 is displayed there, not the other two games.
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    I understood what you meant. Did you try my instructions to see if you could pin the missing games to the start apps menu via a right-click add to start function?
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    Interesting, I did not know Games folder existed.

    As for Steam games, I just find it easier just to have Steam pinned and click on it then click on the game since Steam is required to be on.

    Oh yeah what @JustATest said is correct just right click on the shortcut because that is how I added Minecraft to my Start Screen
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    I understood what you meant. Did you try my instructions to see if you could pin the missing games to the start apps menu via a right-click add to start function?
    Only pin to taskbar available in right click menu. Its strange that only one game is displayed there :/
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    I don't know what to tell you because I can take any executable and pin it to my start menu. Here's an example of a right-click on the SpeedyFox portable exe file. Note the available options:

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    Ye but thats not the point, i want to know why only 1 game is displayed in the games folder in all apps while there are 3 in the connected folder.

    This should explain.

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    I had another game some time ago and it was shown in all apps. I just want to know WHY some game dont go there.
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