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jstich
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Can't add games to steam

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Hello, I'm trying to add games and programs to Steam. I go into regular Steam mode and hit add a game and it brings up a window that says add a game and there is a message saying it's searching. The problem is it will keep doing that and find nothing the searching message just keeps going until I stop it.I have let it go for 10 minutes or more with no change. There is a browse option but I simply have no idea how to find anything going that route.I've re started Steam and the whole laptop and it still just says searching and stays there. Any help is appreciated.
Linux mint 20.3 cinnamon,64 bit,pentium dual core @ 2.6ghz ,2 gb system ram,gt 430 1 gb vram video,160 gb 5200 rpm (laptop HD;ALSO: 20.3 64bit,i7 4770, RX570 8GB VRAM,16GB RAM, 320 GB HD, Asus G74sx laptop wiith Mint 20.3
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Re: Can't add games to steam

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your not asking much HAHAHAHA.....

a) that add game function is more meant for windows install of steam than anything else.
b) usually requires the game to be installed already.
c) it creates an app ID for the game when it works its magic ( if it can )
d) i believe you can use the add game function to install a game, the tricky part is changing it from launching the installer to launching actual game.

ok so now i can give you an idea of where to find some of your games ( providing you have installed them ) depending on what your using....

dont forget your adding as " NON STEAM GAME "

Epic Games using Heroic Launcher:
- /home/username (ie jstich )/Games/Heroic/
try reading this https://github.com/Heroic-Games-Launche ... m-on-Linux
or this https://github.com/redromnon/HeroicBash ... pak)-Guide

Bottles:
- /home/username/.var/app/com.usebottles.bottles/data/bottles/bottles

someone else will have to provide locations for other stuff like lutris
jstich
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Re: Can't add games to steam

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Thanks Cret. I'm trying to keep launchers to a minimum. It gets confusing. I have put Steam on quite a few mint installs and this has never happened. I open Steam, click on the lower left add a game, then add a non steam game and then it shows an add a game window shows up with the words searching... My other mint installs show most of the programs that I can add a program/game to Steam.I let it search for more than a half hour still searching.
Linux mint 20.3 cinnamon,64 bit,pentium dual core @ 2.6ghz ,2 gb system ram,gt 430 1 gb vram video,160 gb 5200 rpm (laptop HD;ALSO: 20.3 64bit,i7 4770, RX570 8GB VRAM,16GB RAM, 320 GB HD, Asus G74sx laptop wiith Mint 20.3
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Re: Can't add games to steam

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jstich wrote:
Tue Oct 04, 2022 1:08 am
Thanks Cret. I'm trying to keep launchers to a minimum. It gets confusing. I have put Steam on quite a few mint installs and this has never happened. I open Steam, click on the lower left add a game, then add a non steam game and then it shows an add a game window shows up with the words searching... My other mint installs show most of the programs that I can add a program/game to Steam.I let it search for more than a half hour still searching.
in that case i wonder if you accidentally installed a different variant of steam ie flatpak steam vs standard steam
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Re: Can't add games to steam

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I'm fairly certain I used software manager to install Steam. I don't remember if I used the flatpak method or a different process to get it installed .
Linux mint 20.3 cinnamon,64 bit,pentium dual core @ 2.6ghz ,2 gb system ram,gt 430 1 gb vram video,160 gb 5200 rpm (laptop HD;ALSO: 20.3 64bit,i7 4770, RX570 8GB VRAM,16GB RAM, 320 GB HD, Asus G74sx laptop wiith Mint 20.3
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