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Hi there, I just re-installed steam and my games, however no shortcuts for my games have appeared on the desktop. When I try to make one manually through steam it says there is already a shortcut there when there isn't. I managed to fix this before but I have forgotten how I did it.

Anybody else had this problem?
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post #2 of 13
Look in the start menu under games. Vista does that on some games.
Obviously this is from a while ago.

Edit: Oh crap, I missed steam. This isn't what you're talking about is it?
Sorry.

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They aren't showing up in the games folder either. I can launch them from steam no problem, but I like to have shortcuts to all my games on the desktop.
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post #4 of 13
I dunno why it wouldn't be creating one for you.. Do you have other OS's on your computer?, perhaps it found a different desktop folder to place them.

Try searching for the shortcuts on your drives.
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Right click your game in the Steam "My Games" and click create desktop shortcut?
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Originally Posted by M0RT3GU1R3 View Post
Right click your game in the Steam "My Games" and click create desktop shortcut?
That's what i've been doing, but it gives me the message:
"Could not create shortcut. A shortcut to the game is probably already on the desktop"
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post #7 of 13
Just go into your steam folder and copy the game icons from there.

Program Files(x86)\\Steam\\steam\\games
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post #8 of 13
yea i get the same error
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Guys i have the same problem. How do I fix this?
    
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Create your own. The shortcuts are really only shortcuts to Steam, not the game. Steam will launch a game if it is told a certain code, which can be placed in URL's, shortcuts, command prompts and the like. Each game has it's own unique code.


Simply copy the shortcut from Steam, name it appropriately.


Now, right click and hit properties. You will need to add some advanced options.

In Target, you'll see the Steam executable. For me, it's C:\\Steam\\Steam.exe.

After steam.exe, you add a space, one dash( - ), then applaunch <code for game>.


For example, Garry's Mod looks like this: C:\\Steam\\Steam.exe -applaunch 4000


Here is a list of popular Source game appcodes. Select the one you want, type it in, save and it should launch your game. If it fails, all it will do is start steam, and you MIGHT get an error. Might now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The codes
Half Life Dedicated Server -> -applaunch 5
Counter-Strike 1.6 -> -applaunch 10
Team Fortess Classic -> -applaunch 20
Day Of Defeat -> -applaunch 30
DeathMatch Classic -> -applaunch 40
Opposing Force -> -applaunch 50
Ricochet -> -applaunch 60
Half Life -> -applaunch 70
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero -> -applaunch 80
Half Life 2 -> -applaunch 220
Counter-Strike Source -> -applaunch 240
Half Life Source -> -applaunch 280
Day of Defeat Source -> -applaunch 300
Half Life 2 Deathmatch -> -applaunch 320

Here's a screenshot of where you need to put it:
Edited by TestECull - 12/23/08 at 2:01pm
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