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How to Upload Screenshots for Non-Steam Games With No Overlay Support
Von Chudah
Adding screenshots of non-Steam games without overlay support doesn't have to be some complex task that only the most computer savvy can do. This guide will provide easy-to-follow instructions for creating a generic screenshot folder on your PC and posting shots from any game into the Activity Feed. Access to a simple image editing program is required.
Creating a Screenshot Folder
The first step in the process is tricking Steam into creating a screenshot folder for your Non-Steam Game. You'll need another Non-Steam game that has overlay support to do this. Most popular Free-to-Play games work just fine, but any game will suffice as long as it loads the Steam Overlay and is not currently available on Steam.

1. First you need to add the game to your Steam Library. Click on the "Games" menu at the top of the Steam Client, then select "Add a Non-Steam Game to My Library." Checkmark the game in the list, then click the "Add Selected Programs" button. (Note: If your game is not listed, click the "Browse" button to manually locate the game on your PC).

2. Once added, launch the game through the Steam Client and take a screenshot. This will force Steam to create a screenshot folder for the title.

3. Now that you have the folder created, right-click the game in your Library and select "Properties." Rename it to whatever you'd like your screenshots to show up as in the Activity Feed (I'm using "Generic Non-Steam Game").

4. Upload the screenshot you just took to Steam by selecting the re-titled game in your Library, scrolling down to the bottom of the info page and clicking the "View Screenshot Library" button (you can delete this image later once we have everything in place). If the Screenshot Library does not appear, you may need to relaunch Steam and boot the game again for the images to load into the client.

Now it's time to place the screenshots for your Non-Steam game into the correct system folders.
Saving Images In the Screenshot Folder
It's time to place the screenshots of your Non-Steam Game into the newly created generic screenshots folder.

1. You need to first locate the correct screenshots folder on your computer. The default location should be something like:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\<your user id>\760\remote\<game id>\screenshots

Because the game is not available on Steam, the client has assigned it a folder with a random ID number. This folder is usually at the bottom of the directory list and is a much longer number than standard Steam Game IDs.

2. Once you have located the correct folder, copy your screenshots over (Note: screenshots must be in the .jpg file format).

3. Now, create a copy of your screenshot in the very same folder, then add _vr to the end of the filename. Example: 2015-09-13_00002_vr.jpg

Thanks to UniQ for posting a guide for the fix.

4. (The Steam Client should auto-create your thumbnails, however if for any reason it does not, follow these directions). Now you need to create a thumbnail image of each shot that is to be saved in the thumbnails sub-folder. This image should have a height no bigger than 150 pixels (width does not matter), and named exactly the same as its corresponding screenshot.

With the thumbnails created and images in place, you can now load your screenshots to the Steam Client.

Note: You can load screenshots for Steam Games that do not have overlay support by creating a folder in the "Remote" directory using the Game ID (found in the URL of the game's store page) and manually creating the Screenshots and Thumbnail folders within it, then following steps 2-4 above.
Uploading Your Non-Steam Screenshots to Steam
Your newly placed and edited screenshots will NOT show up in the Steam Client right away. You need to restart the Steam Client each time you add new shots to the screenshots folder in order to force load the images into the game's Screenshot Library. If the initial screenshots do not appear after a client restart, you may need to launch your generic "Non-Steam Game With Overlay Support" again and take another screenshot to force the library to load. Once the new shots are loaded into the Screenshot Library, simply upload the images as you would for regular Steam games.

And that's it. Using this method, you can upload screenshots of any game from any system to the Activity Feed as long as you are able to transfer the image files to your computer and create their respective thumbnails.

If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below.

This guide is available in Chinese, thanks to thrillerの空
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113 Kommentare
BigBro swap.gg 28. Feb. um 15:35 Uhr 
i get some cloud error thing pls help xD
sanic 10. Jan. um 21:49 Uhr 
Im not seeing the so called random ID that steam is supposed to assign my non-steam game. Any help?? The game I'm trying to upload screenshots from is Rainbox Six Siege but Uplay version
✳Blank✳ 8. Jan. um 5:29 Uhr 
Excellent guide Noks!
𝔖𝔪𝔦𝔩𝔢𝔰 4. Dez. 2017 um 17:33 Uhr 
I need help with uploading a DOSBox screenshot.
I used the games screenshot uploader and the screenshots are located here. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\One Unit Whole Blood\capture
How do I upload the screenshots from this folder to steam. I already tried finding the number in remote but it wasn't there. Feedback is much appreciated

phoenix_death12 12. Nov. 2017 um 23:24 Uhr 
Darkos 13. Okt. 2017 um 17:43 Uhr 
:( i tried but nothing of that helped me, i achieved the same, i can see my screenshot and start uploading but when its almost done, it says ""steam cloud is not working, try later", the only way is whit steam screenshot uploader but i have to upload it as "steam screenshot" and i want the screenshot to say that it is from shadows of mordor... idk, i have more pirate games and they work fine, just this and some more dont work
Darkos 13. Okt. 2017 um 16:00 Uhr 
Thanks man, yes i just want to upload them for me and friends :P.. ill check that
Chudah  [Autor] 13. Okt. 2017 um 15:57 Uhr 
If you don't have the Steam version of Shadows of War, you won't be able to upload to the game hub. You'll need to use this guide to upload, but the shots will only be viewable to your friends in the activity feed and on your profile:

Darkos 13. Okt. 2017 um 15:55 Uhr 
If someone can help me. I HAVE A PROBLEM. Im trying to upload screenshots for a pirate steam game (shadow of war) but my problem is that whatever i do (change the name, or a lot of things i tried) the screenshots i take go to a subfolder named "Middle Earth - Shadow of war" even if i call the game "lemon 1 game", the subfolder lemon 1 game is empty and the other folder is full of the screenshots, but my problem is that i cant upload them, it says "steam cloud is not working, try later"... im sorry if i explain bad but, its not that hard, it detected the game whit "add non steam game" and i cant take screenshots but not upload them.