Adding more games to the Games folder?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Lasse Havelund, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Hi.

    I've installed Windows Vista beta two, and have been very pleasantly
    surprised so far.
    Especially when I noticed my Half-Life 2 install was automatically added to
    my games folder. I have question about it.

    I read the Help/Support entry for it, and it said I could add a game to the
    Games menu by dragging the executable file to the Games directory.

    So I did, but the icon remained the same. No information was downloaded, and
    I wasn't prompted to put in the information myself.

    I'm trying to install Hitman: Blood Money which was released by Eidos about
    three weeks ago.

    Lasse Havelund
    Lasse Havelund, Jun 10, 2006
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  2. Well, I wouldn't say this is a bug - but it really can't not help to let
    them know :eek:)

    Zack Whittaker
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    of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
    that up!

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    Zack Whittaker, Jun 10, 2006
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  3. Thanks, I've done that. It's really bugging me.

    Lasse Havelund
    Lasse Havelund, Jun 11, 2006
  4. Lasse Havelund

    Dunc Guest

    I would say this definately is a bug.

    The help system says that you can drag a program exe to the games folder and
    you will be prompted to enter details about the game if Vista cannot find
    details itself. This is essential for Parental Control to work as how else
    would Vista know what rating the game has.

    In addition, games dragged to the folder do not get listed under the games
    list when you try to allow/restrict access to specific games.

    If this does not work then the whole Parental Control function of Vista is a
    non starter as kids can run any game that has no rating details.

    I have the same problem with Prince of Persia (Warrior Within). I'm off to
    log a bug report now. :)

    Dunc, Jun 12, 2006
  5. Lasse Havelund

    dfeifer Guest

    had the same problem with testeq2.exe try to drag it to the games folder, but
    all i get is a critical stop <bonk> did have an option to add it to my quick
    start menu, which i did for the mean time. Everquest 2 seemed to run fairly
    decently while it was in window mode on my computer, tho i did get some
    stuttering if i tried to select outside the active screen area.
    dfeifer, Jun 13, 2006
  6. Thanks for confirming this and for filing the report.

    Lasse Havelund
    Lasse Havelund, Jun 14, 2006
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