Games folder not gathering information

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Bob Hessenauer, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. Greetings,

    I would like to know the following - is it possible to manually edit
    information in the Games folder? If not, is there a way to have Vista poll
    allgames for information manually? I have a number of games (some from
    Microsoft) that the Games folder has steadfastly refused to retrieve the box
    art and ESRB information from allgames as it should have.

    Any suggestions??
    Bob Hessenauer, Sep 28, 2006
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  2. Bob Hessenauer

    Paul Smith Guest

    Box art is working here but BBFC and PEGI ratings aren't coming down for me.

    The data is stored in the registry under:

    HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \

    I've not yet tried editing myself, but you could give it a go.

    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.

    *Remove 'nospam.' to reply by e-mail*
    Paul Smith, Sep 28, 2006
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  3. Thanks for the heads up. I will give it a go. The help states that it
    should ask for information when you manually add to the folder, but this is
    not happening at this time. It might be a good idea if it tries to pull from (as it does for a number of games) and then presents a pop-up to
    make sure that the right information is being pulled - or a search function
    to allow this to happen.

    I'll post results of manula editing once I have them.
    Bob Hessenauer, Sep 28, 2006
  4. OK, we are getting quite close. I was able to gather and input all of the
    information needed in the registry, except for the WMGameID. I think that if
    I can get this value and place it in the appropriate registry keys the system
    will perform as expected.

    Any more suggestions??

    PS - Thanks for the inpur to has been extremely useful
    Bob Hessenauer, Sep 28, 2006
  5. Bob Hessenauer

    Bansoma Guest

    You may want to try looking into the "Game Definition File Editor" as an
    alternative to doing regedit. I know there are some games with a
    GDFbinary in the bin folder. I haven't yet been able to find a way to
    use this info to get windows to learn the developer information but I
    think this is the route that the windows games folder uses and it is our
    possible best bet to finding a way to get them to auto resolve without
    having to regedit all the time
    Bansoma, Apr 22, 2009
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