Adding Non-Steam Games to Steam

Posted April 14, 2011 by Chris Luongo in Games

If someone does not buy a game through Steam, he misses out on all the cool features Steam gives. Using shift-tab to pull up your friends list, communicate, join games–all of these are awesome but are only available through Steam. Luckily, the folks at Steam make it super easy to add a non-Steam game to your Steam library to give you those features.

1) Open Steam and view your Library

2) Click on “+Add A Game” then click on “Add Non-Steam Game

3) Scroll down until you find the game you want. Simply tick-off the game and click “Add Selected Programs” (If your game isn’t listed, use the browse feature to locate its .exe)

4) Your game is now in your Steam library and will give you all the great features of Steam!


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Chris is a self-taught web designer and developer out of Atlanta, GA. This geek enjoys coffee, cold brews, bike riding, and twisting any form of tech into submission.
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  • However, you don’t get to have that nice, big shiny icon when viewing all games, and the extra graphics for each games’ page. And it really is annoying to have all your library displayed nicely until you add your own.

    • Chris Luongo

      Vladi, If you right click the game and click properties you can change the name in the library list so its somewhat organized. No you dont get a big flash game page, but thats usually the least of my worries. :p