How to get the Steam Overlay in Minecraft

General, non-server-related Minecraft chat

How to get the Steam Overlay in Minecraft

Postby av5hadow » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:43 pm

Note to Mac users: This method only works on Windows computers. Brando19 has written a method to get the Steam overlay in Minecraft for Mac computers here.

1) In the Library tab, click on "Add a new game" then select "Add a Non-Steam Game". A window with a list of random programs should show up.

2) Click on browse and search for your javaw.exe file.
    -For 32-bit and 64-bit users: "C:\Program Files\Java\jre#*\bin\javaw.exe"
    -For 64-bit users who uses 32-bit Java: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre#*\bin\javaw.exe"
    * # is your Java version. If you are using Java 6, replace # with a "6". If you are using Java 7, replace # with a "7".

3) Right click on "javaw" in your Steam library and click on "Properties". A window should show up.

4) In the Target text box, type in "-jar" without the quotation marks. Then type in the path to your Minecraft launcher with quotation marks around it.

5) Click on close and launch the game on Steam. You should see the usual Steam Overlay pop-up after you log into Minecraft. Press your shortcut for the Steam Overlay. You should get something like this:

Image

Are my instructions too confusing? Here's a video tutorial made by WACOMalt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNqy9j3HwlM
Last edited by av5hadow on Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Don't mind me. I'm just an "forum lurker" who is just messing with RPG Maker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8iwDkE8mw4
User avatar
av5hadow
Helper
Helper
 
Posts: 456
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:44 pm
Location: Sacramento County, CA, Australia

Re: Steam overlay in Minecraft

Postby legobencaldwell » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:18 pm

I enjoy the concept, but if Minecraft were legitemently put on steam, it could hurt minecraft financially, simply for the fact that games on steam are generally cheaper than 25 dollars in the context.
but it is awesome!
legobencaldwell
HelloSquishie
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:08 pm

Re: Steam overlay in Minecraft

Postby Plancke » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:47 pm

Good looking overlay good job
Plancke
Squishn00b
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:12 pm
Location: Belgium

Re: Steam overlay in Minecraft

Postby Ryski » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:04 am

Can't seem to get it to work. How do I know if I'm using jre6 or jre7?
User avatar
Ryski
Helper
Helper
 
Posts: 240
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:47 am
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Re: Steam overlay in Minecraft

Postby av5hadow » Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:09 am

Ryski wrote:Can't seem to get it to work. How do I know if I'm using jre6 or jre7?

I believe that you would need to manually download Java 7/jre7. If you are asking that question, I assume that you did not download Java 7/jre7.
If you want to check yourself, go to
64-bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java
or
32-bit: C:\Program Files\Java
There should be either a jre6 or a jre7 folder.

Don't mind me. I'm just an "forum lurker" who is just messing with RPG Maker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8iwDkE8mw4
User avatar
av5hadow
Helper
Helper
 
Posts: 456
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:44 pm
Location: Sacramento County, CA, Australia

Re: Steam overlay in Minecraft

Postby WelshPixie » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:55 pm

legobencaldwell wrote:I enjoy the concept, but if Minecraft were legitemently put on steam, it could hurt minecraft financially, simply for the fact that games on steam are generally cheaper than 25 dollars in the context.
but it is awesome!


Firstly that's not entirely true - there are many AAA titles on steam that cost far more than $25 - Skyrim, Amalur, etc. are around $60. If Minecraft went on Steam they could charge whatever they liked.

Secondly, this post is nothing to do with getting Minecraft on Steam as an 'official' thing - it's using Steam's 'add non-Steam games' feature to enable you to open Minecraft through Steam, thus giving you access to the Steam overlay for chatting, sharing screenshots, etc.
User avatar
WelshPixie
Administrator
Administrator
 
Posts: 2102
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:10 pm
Location: South Africa

Re: Steam overlay in Minecraft

Postby itz lobster » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:47 pm

That looks pretty cool I think im going to try it.
itz lobster
HelloSquishie
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:46 pm

Re: Steam overlay in Minecraft

Postby Fontn » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:23 pm

This overlay looks good might use it
Fontn
HelloSquishie
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:14 pm

Re: Steam overlay in Minecraft

Postby RuexMedia » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:30 pm

i didn't think this was possable. huh! cool!
User avatar
RuexMedia
Squishplorer
 
Posts: 58
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:42 pm
Location: USA

Re: Steam overlay in Minecraft

Postby Tigereye10 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:25 pm

That's pretty cool lookin, I might have to try that out sometime
User avatar
Tigereye10
Squishn00b
 
Posts: 26
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:15 am
Location: US

Next

Return to General Minecraft Chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest