Cherry Tree High Comedy Club

Cherry Tree High Comedy Club

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How to Upload Custom Screenshot
By StealthMomo
Some games doesn’t support Steam overlay and you will not be able to upload screenshots without it. This tutorial will guide you step-by-step on how to upload “custom” screenshots. Works on all Steam games.
Some games on Steam doesn't support overlay. The “Overlay” is a special window that you can summon inside a game that you can use to browse the internet, chat with friends, shortcut to the game’s community hub and most importantly the screenshot manager. So if you have a game you love and it doesn’t support the overlay and you badly want to upload a screenshot then this tutorial is for you.

Game: Retro City Rampage
Getting the AppID
In this tutorial I will use “Cherry Tree High Comedy Club” as an example.

First we have to get the game’s AppID. There are many ways to get the AppID.


Using your browser go to your game library and highlight the game and you will see the AppID in the browser’s status bar.

You can also get the AppID by searching through the store or Google or by simply opening the game’s link which looks like:

Steam Client:
Launch the client, go to your game library and right click the game and select “Create Desktop Shortcut.”

In your desktop go to the shortcut’s properties and you will see the AppID of the game.[/td]

We now have the game’s AppID:

Cherry Tree High Comedy Club AppID: 214610
Creating a Screenshot Folder
Now that we know the AppID of the game we can now create a screenshot folder.

Navigate into your Steam installation:

Steam / userdata / <SteamUserID> / 760 / remote /
  • Open the “remote” folder and inside create a new folder called 214610.
  • Open the newly created folder and create a new folder and rename it to screenshots.
  • Inside the folder “screenshots” create a new folder and rename it to thumbnails.
You should now have:

  • Screenshot folder: Steam / userdata / <SteamUserID> / 760 / remote / 214610 / screenshots /
  • Thumbnails folder: Steam / userdata / <SteamUserID> / 760 / remote / 214610 / screenshots / thumbnails /

SteamUserID: This is a random number that ties to your Steam account. Use the latest modified folder.
Creating Screenshots
So now that we have a folder where we can store our screenshots, it’s time we create a screenshot, name it and resize the thumbnail. Note that the actual screenshot doesn't have any size restrictions but you might want to keep the filesize as small as possible (around 300 KB or lower).

Naming Scheme:
Naming can be anything. Just make sure that the screenshot and its thumbnail have the matching name.

Originally posted by Lucky Thirteen:
One thing, though: you can name the screenshots however you want. It doesn't require any particular template

I have not verified this but it's worth the try. Thanks @Lucky Thirteen for this info.

Thumbnail Size:
You can set the thumbnails to any resolution but the recommended size is 200x150 (wXh). For creating thumbnails in batch use Irfanview[].

Update: For some reasons, the Steam client will auto-generate thumbnails regardless of the ones you created. I tried creating a 200x150 thumbnail with a text “Tell that to Zod’s snapped neck!” and the client ignored it and created a new one instead. Weird.

So if you like “decorating ” your thumbnails sorry folks, it won’t work.

Filetypes for Screenshots and Thumbnails:
JPG. I tried various filenames such as “png” and it didn’t registered. The client stores images as jpgs so it’s safe to assume that it’s the only file type allowed.
Uploading Screenshots

Restart the Steam Client and you will be able to access the screenshot manager for the game.

Don't forget to rate your own screenshots.

Always “Exit” the Steam client when making changes be it renaming the screenshots, resizing, etc, no matter how small it is. Don’t just close the client window, you exit the client.

Steam -> Exit Notification area -> Right Click -> Exit
Steam Online Conduct
So now you can upload screenshots which before was almost impossible but I'll use this opportunity to warn you. Before you upload your screenshots be sure to read and follow the following.

Originally posted by Steam Online Conduct:
You will not upload any material or information, including images or photographs, via Steam in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party.

Read Steam Online Conduct for more info.
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uniQ Dec 12, 2019 @ 8:31am 
Another (perhaps easier) solution to the error message is to just create a copy of the screenshot and add _vr to that file name. So if you have two exact copies like this, you do not need to edit any files:

XX // Dec 11, 2019 @ 8:13pm 
@alpasy thanks for the heads up
XX // Dec 11, 2019 @ 8:12pm 
there is an app called enhancedsteam that also easily lets you find your own profile code.

also if you do not have a custome profile URL it defaults to your user code.
[PBS]JLithPaw Oct 22, 2019 @ 3:26am 
I do not have steam user id folder when i enter userdata folder.
axuirs Apr 20, 2019 @ 12:49am 
Yeah, me too. I think Steam might be crackign down on it?
Lord Tony Apr 7, 2019 @ 2:10pm 
Im getting an error message when try to upload.
alpasy Nov 18, 2018 @ 7:24am
Worked for me, thanks for the link! :ReclusiveCowboy:

It looks like a guides like this one here became obsolete, since you don't need to manually create thumbnails anymore - steam client makes them itself when you put JPGs in the right directory. But also it writes a wrong line in screenshots.vdf file, and then that line generates "cloud temporary unavailable" error when you try to upload your screenshot. Correct the line - and everything works fine.
rabbyt Nov 2, 2018 @ 6:00pm 
worked through every step to get Return to Castle Wolfenstein to do it, no dice. the pics do come up in the game page itself, but I get a Steam Cloud error message if I try to upload them. and I STILL can't take in-game screenshots from the client, only from the game itself.

ugh, goddamn, this is so frustrating. Overlay works just fine, but Steam simply REFUSES to take or upload any screenshot. maybe I should delete all local files and start from scratch.
Maverik770 Sep 6, 2018 @ 11:43am 
Not anymore. They changed that earlier this year. Very disappointing.
Th3DutchZombi3 Sep 6, 2018 @ 5:51am 
Do Non-Steam game show on Activity Feed ?