slimebuck Nov 23, 2012 @ 12:18pm
BUG REPORT: STEAM and or NS2 don't make icons for desktop shortcuts
small bug, but it bothers me.

When I make a desktop short cut either from installing the game or using steam to do it I get a blank page looking thing with no ICON.

does it on every computer.

Please make an icon.
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Marty Nov 23, 2012 @ 12:22pm 
I don't think it is a bug. Just go into Steamapps/common/ns2 and there's an icon in there. Just use that picture.
slimebuck Nov 24, 2012 @ 7:25pm 
so I have to do ♥♥♥♥ out of my way just for the game to put the icon on the short cut? This the only game I've owned where the game deosn't make an icon pic on the shortcut file. If it is not a bug, then it is an oversight, either way its something simple that should be addressed
slimebuck Nov 24, 2012 @ 7:26pm 
and btw that icon doesn't open up steam like the STEAM MADE one does, so it kinda defeats the point of having a shortcut for the game if I have to open steam first, then use the short cut, because if I am already in steam, I will just use STEAM LIBRARY :P
Last edited by slimebuck; Nov 24, 2012 @ 7:27pm
Volcano Nov 24, 2012 @ 7:39pm 
There are much larger issues with the game atm than the desktop icon not displaying
suchey Nov 24, 2012 @ 8:14pm 
I had the same problem...just click the properties of the shortcut and change the icon. Pain in the rear, but not a deal breaker.
slimebuck Nov 25, 2012 @ 4:37am 
Originally posted by Volcano:
There are much larger issues with the game atm than the desktop icon not displaying

I agree, but this one affects EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO BUYS IT (where other bugs only affect certian people), it is easy to fix and is something that even though it is simple, it really really hurts the creditiblity of the company for not even being able to do the simple things.

My friends I am trying to get into it a few have commented on the no ICON shortcut and where like "you said this was an Indy game eh. How indy are we talking if they can't even make the icon show up?"

slimebuck Nov 25, 2012 @ 4:40am 
so yeah, my reason for posting, is not because I cannot get a working icon, it is that I feel it hurts the company cred for not having such a simple thing fixed. If it only affected a few big whoop, but so far I find it happens to %100 of people...
Marty Nov 25, 2012 @ 12:38pm 
I just don't understand why you even need a desktop icon. You can just right click Steam in the system tray and start it up. I don't think very many people use the desktop icons. It is such a non-issue. You're upset over something that most people probably didn't notice or care about.
VeNoM Nov 26, 2012 @ 9:09am 
Originally posted by slimebuck:
so I have to do ♥♥♥♥ out of my way just for the game to put the icon on the short cut? This the only game I've owned where the game deosn't make an icon pic on the shortcut file. If it is not a bug, then it is an oversight, either way its something simple that should be addressed

I agree. Even tho most people don't use it, for those who use it it's easy to see that's th only game out there (I mean from all games I ever had) that does not have an icon.

And I know I can set the ns2.exe icon=, but it's the same as the NS1 icon, not the cool icon we have on steam library.
slimebuck Nov 30, 2012 @ 7:15am 
Originally posted by DeListMarty:
I just don't understand why you even need a desktop icon. You can just right click Steam in the system tray and start it up. I don't think very many people use the desktop icons. It is such a non-issue. You're upset over something that most people probably didn't notice or care about.


Have you ever heard of BUG reporting before dude?

This isn't about personal feelings about the problem.

I simply reported a found bug (either a coding mistake, or human ERROR causing a mistake) that is affecting MANY, is easy to fix, and should not be there.

I am using steam to run it, as I have deleted the icon just like you said even before I POSTED MY ORIGINAL comment.

This was purly a bug report, lol why do you assume I am personal about it? ROFL, even in the title is says BUG REPORT...

FYI I used to work as a Beta tester for a few companies for programs, online poker, video games (not downloading some free early version, but actually getting PAID to play the game and find bugs, a lil for EA in Vancouver when Xbox360 was new) So it's just habbit for me to report bugs for INDY games.

I never will report bugs to a huge capitalistic company for free, as they can afford to pay someone to do it, and SHOULD, but a project like NS2, I am fully willing to do bug reports for free to help the devs out.

**edited spelling
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Marty Nov 30, 2012 @ 11:22am 
Originally posted by slimebuck:
Originally posted by DeListMarty:
I just don't understand why you even need a desktop icon. You can just right click Steam in the system tray and start it up. I don't think very many people use the desktop icons. It is such a non-issue. You're upset over something that most people probably didn't notice or care about.


Have you ever heard of BUG reporting before dude?

This isn't about personal feelings about the problem.

I simply reported a found bug (either a coding mistake, or human ERROR causing a mistake) that is affecting MANY, is easy to fix, and should not be there.

I am using steam to run it, as I have deleted the icon just like you said even before I POSTED MY ORIGINAL comment.

This was purly a bug report, lol why do you assume I am personal about it? ROFL, even in the title is says BUG REPORT...

FYI I used to work as a Beta tester for a few companies for programs, online poker, video games (not downloading some free early version, but actually getting PAID to play the game and find bugs, a lil for EA in Vancouver when Xbox360 was new) So it's just habbit for me to report bugs for INDY games.

I never will report bugs to a huge capitalistic company for free, as they can afford to pay someone to do it, and SHOULD, but a project like NS2, I am fully willing to do bug reports for free to help the devs out.

**edited spelling

This isn't where you report bugs. The devs are extremely, and I mean extremely unlikely to ever read this. I assumed you weren't submitting it as a legitimate bug report because this isn't where you submit bug reports. Sounded like somebody whining, and the caps and the barely understandable English don't help your case. I don't think it is a bug because I don't think they ever even tried to implement a desktop icon. I don't think they worked on making a desktop icon and then were shocked to find it broken. There is no point in having a desktop icon, and there is no point in complaining about it or "BUG REPORT ROFLING" it. This is the last time I'm saying anything. This is just too ridiculous.
ProNuka Jan 17, 2013 @ 4:30am 
Originally posted by DeListMarty:
This isn't where you report bugs. The devs are extremely, and I mean extremely unlikely to ever read this. I assumed you weren't submitting it as a legitimate bug report because this isn't where you submit bug reports. Sounded like somebody whining, and the caps and the barely understandable English don't help your case. I don't think it is a bug because I don't think they ever even tried to implement a desktop icon. I don't think they worked on making a desktop icon and then were shocked to find it broken. There is no point in having a desktop icon, and there is no point in complaining about it or "BUG REPORT ROFLING" it. This is the last time I'm saying anything. This is just too ridiculous.

How can you Possibly say that there is no point in a desktop icon? Why would anyone make them if they were pointless? I have all my steam games together and NS2 is the only one with the big white square instead of a proper Icon and it's annoying. I'm gonna look online for a decent Icon as the ones that came with the game are crap(the one on the .exe file).
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Scythe Jan 17, 2013 @ 3:16pm 
If you pin it on your task bar it has an icon :)
>> Pure Phoenix >> Jan 17, 2013 @ 11:59pm 
Originally posted by ProNuka:

How can you Possibly say that there is no point in a desktop icon?

Because there isn't. THey're worthless. You can just right click steam and click on the game.

>inb4 this is 2013 on W7, not 2000 on win98SE
Pwnzie Apr 24, 2013 @ 1:37am 
Here to report blank desktop shortcut icon, even after creating another.

And nobody cares if you launch games from steam or if you go get the missing icon yourself or if there are other bugs (oh my!!), or if you're bleeding this week and want to bust everybody balls, really, nobody cares, so shoo.



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