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#1 Dr. Doom

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 12:48 PM

I installed some games on my PC, I'm running Windows Vista Ultimate, my problem is that some games don't have any information, picture or a nice icon. Is there a way to add that manualy? I already tried to add a icon with ResHacker and it worked, but the informations & the picture on the right side are still missing. I've read that it's not possible, but there must be a way!

#2 or dor

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 02:15 PM

As far as i know you can't do this yourself.
It's suppose to be automatic after you install a game.
What game you try to do this to?

#3 Dr. Doom

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 07:36 PM

GAMES:
Age Of Mythology
FlatOut 2
Quake III Arena

EMULATORS FOR:
SEGA, NES, SNES, GBA, MAME, PSX & N64

I imported the games and emulators into the game explorer by myself, as I say, they work but are very very ugly.

AUTO-IMPORTED GAMES:
Halo
Sacred (With Plus Pack Installed)
And the Vista Build-In Games (Chess, Solitare, etc.)

#4 Mohsin Naqi

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 04:37 AM

I have been trying to make Vista recognize my games and give them ratings and stuff, but all in vain so far :-(

#5 Dr. Doom

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 03:51 PM

Yes, finally.

I have found the most important part to get your BoxArt to display, is to have the correct "name" for the image path.

I have the following--

C:\Users\Home\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer\GamesBoxArt\{E0B98C1F-838B-46E7-A009-234B66DF3B11}.jpg

Notice the Hash # (E0B98....) This is the registry location as well.

So what I do is find the folder ( C:\Users\Home\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer\GamesBoxArt ) and place all my BoxArt in there. Then I find my corresponding hash registry entry for the game -

{HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameUX\S-1-5-21-............\E0B98....}

Right click and create a new "string", with a name "BoxArt" (no quotes) and a value of ---

C:\Users\Home\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer\GamesBoxArt\{E0B98C1F-838B-46E7-A009-234B66DF3B11}.jpg

And BAM! You got it!

I hope this works for everyone, as not being able to easily add box art, is a pain in the butt.

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It should look similar to this.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameUX\S-1-5-21-387978295-2329850261-3155547949-1000\{E0B98C1F-838B-46E7-A009-234B66DF3B11}]


CODE
"ConfigInstallType"="3"
"ConfigApplicationPath"="F:\Games\GTA San Andreas\"
"ConfigGDFBinaryPath"="C:\Windows\system32\GameUXLegacyGDFs.dll"
"ApplicationId"="{748eedd0-3996-4d53-bb39-b6c87bd25035}"
"AppExePath"="F:\Games\GTA San Andreas\gta_sa.exe"
"LastScanTime"=hex(B ):eb,e8,c1,c8,2a,81,c7,01
"BoxArt"="C:\Users\Home\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer\GamesBoxArt\{E0B98C1F-838B-46E7-A009-234B66DF3B11}.jpg"


You can also add new string entries such as:
DeveloperName
DeveloperUrl
PublisherName
Genre
Title


This is from: http://www.neowin.ne...howtopic=550510
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There is a easy way, but it's not legal, so only PM or MSN please.

Edited by Dr. Doom, 11 May 2007 - 08:20 PM.


#6 ike_pl

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 12:09 AM

Thanks, it's working ;)

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