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Scrub Lord Apr 9, 2013 @ 3:10pm
Adding minecraft to steam
Does someone know how to add minecraft to steam? I have my own command in my system for it, but I'd like to get it more tightly integrated.
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Pots Apr 9, 2013 @ 4:09pm 
Wonky for me since I can't seem to add .sh files, but it worked fine making a .desktop file.

Made a file named game.desktop:

[Desktop Entry] Name=Add Game Test Exec=/home/username/Gaming/Amnesia/Amnesia/Amnesia.bin64 Type=Application

When you 'ADD A GAME' and select the .desktop file, it shows up in the list as whatever you put in the 'Name=' line. So mine showed up as Add Game Test for me.

Launched Amnesia just fine for me. Just make sure you put the file location on the 'Exec=' line. If you don't know where it is you can just type this in terminal:

which nameofcommandhere
and it should spit out it's location.
Last edited by Pots; Apr 9, 2013 @ 4:13pm
mall grab Apr 9, 2013 @ 4:39pm 
I think on the 'Exec=' line you're going to have to point to JDK, plus arguements that'll point it to your Minecraft launcher. Don't really know those off-hand..
Pots Apr 9, 2013 @ 4:45pm 
With that post I was assuming his Minecraft command just points to a script or something in /usr/bin or w/e that already contains those args. Pointing that 'Exec=' to my Minecraft launched it just fine.
Last edited by Pots; Apr 9, 2013 @ 4:46pm
Scrub Lord Apr 9, 2013 @ 4:57pm 
I will just use my own script for launching minecraft. What I'm using is below:

java -Xmx4G -Xms4G -d64 -jar <PATH>/minecraft.jar
Why did you use 4 gigabyte ram for minecraft?
Scrub Lord Apr 10, 2013 @ 11:14am 
Because I can.
arpinity3024 Apr 11, 2013 @ 10:53am 
Find yourself a nice png icon, then create Minecraft.desktop anywhere you like using a text editor (such as gedit):

[Desktop Entry] Categories=Games Comment[en_US]=A voxel building game with several game modes Comment=A voxel building game with several game modes Exec=/usr/bin/java -Xmx1024M -Xms512M -jar /path/to/minecraft/minecraft.jar GenericName[en_US]=Minecraft GenericName=Minecraft Icon=/path/to/minecraft/minecraft.png MimeType= Name[en_US]=Minecraft Name=Minecraft Path=/path/to/minecraft/ StartupNotify=true Terminal=false TerminalOptions= Type=Application Version=1.0 X-DBUS-ServiceName= X-DBUS-StartupType=

or if (like me) you normally run openjdk but have sideloaded oracle's proprietary java to run certain applications, your exec line would look like:

Exec=/path/to/jre7/bin/java -Xmx1024M -Xms512M -cp '/path/to/minecraft/minecraft.jar' net.minecraft.LauncherFrame

Then import the .desktop file using Games > Add a Non-Steam Game to My Library...

You may have to manually edit the created shortcut in steam to make it work, sometimes it parses the lines weirdly and cuts out all the args/options in the exec line (right-click the minecraft shortcut, click properties.)
Last edited by arpinity3024; Apr 11, 2013 @ 11:00am
Scrub Lord Apr 11, 2013 @ 11:40am 
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