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*Daedalus

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#1 7 years ago

Hi all,

I've never really been a Steam user before, because it never really seemed to work very well, and I'd heard a lot of horrer stories with crashes, updating, and just general broken-ness.

Since then, I've relented, and downloaded Steam, as well as a few games, and with the new GUI updated among other things, I do quite like it. I especially love that pretty much the whole interface is CSS-based. Makes configuring it very easy.

I've come across a problem though: The Steam overlay seems to crash Star Trek Bridge Commander. Sometimes right before it would hit the main menu, sometimes right after. This is without even toggling the menu. This is the first game I've come across this behavior in, though admittedly, I haven't tried a lot of games, as I've only had Steam for a few days.

Any help on this one lads?




Chocu1a

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#2 7 years ago

Never had any such issues with steam. Ever. It has always worked without issue, & I have never heard of an issue where the steam overlay has caused crashing in games. Not to say it isn't possible, but I have never personally heard of this. Maybe run BC in offline mode? Also, try to disable the community menu from running during the game.- right click on the game from the library list & choose properties & uncheck the box for steam community.




*Daedalus

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#3 7 years ago

Sorry, I should mention that this is a non-Steam game. Doesn't have those options.

As far as I can tell, all my other games work fine, just BC that doesn't like Steam for some reason. I can play it fine outside of Steam.




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#4 7 years ago

*Daedalus;5483383Sorry, I should mention that this is a non-Steam game. Doesn't have those options.

As far as I can tell, all my other games work fine, just BC that doesn't like Steam for some reason. I can play it fine outside of Steam.

What do you mean...non steam game? Did you purchase this game through steam? If it does not launch from steam, how do you know steam is causing the problems. If you did buy it through steam, yes, the options are there.




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#5 7 years ago

I didn't buy it from Steam. I bought it from a physical shop. I added it to launch from Steam - thereby giving me access to the overlay while playing it - by using the Add a non-Steam game to My Library option.




Chocu1a

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#6 7 years ago

Oh...never done that. I guess I would just disable it.




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#7 7 years ago

Eh, I have all kinds of issues with Steam. You've no idea how many times it's locked me out of my games. :p

Interesting, though. I've never seen the overlay crash a game. Aside from the obvious disabling of the overlay, I don't know any way around that, sorry.




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#8 7 years ago

I've never had any problems with Steam, and I'm constantly using their beta upgrade features. o.o




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#9 7 years ago

you might want to just not use the overlay while in game with BC. It might be giving you issues since its a non-steam game




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#10 7 years ago

^ Got that. =p

Was looking for something that would let me play BC with the overlay, funnily enough.




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