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18th Sep 2009, 09:49
im on the process of updating the game now on live after installing and activating.

however i had to go to program files and double click the game to get it to open.

18th Sep 2009, 09:58
Windows Vista?

Vista standards are that game icons should appear only in the Games folder

18th Sep 2009, 10:44
yes vista, but funny, other games install desktop shortcuts.

18th Sep 2009, 10:45
Games for Windows standards require we dont :(

18th Sep 2009, 11:35
Games for Windows standards require we dont :(
Why exactly are you using GFWL?

From what I have seen it has been nothing but trouble.

18th Sep 2009, 11:45
Not my place to comment on that am afraid. Development decision made..

18th Sep 2009, 12:27
You can right-click and drag the shortcut from the games folder onto the desktop (then click on "copy here"... thats what I do

18th Sep 2009, 12:29
Or you can select Pin to Start Menu when right clicking on the icon in the Games Menu.

18th Sep 2009, 12:51
AHA!! So thats what that does... never clicked on that one... kinda nifty.. Thanks!
I actually prefer the desktop, but thats a cool feature! thanks for pointing it out!

Ace Antilles
18th Sep 2009, 13:30
I prefer to do what Lanarian does. Drag the shortcut from the games folder onto the desktop.

The Games Explorer shortcut can be customised. By right clicking you can go to the Launcher for example.
I add in links to other places like Save Games or the Manual too. Plus I like to change the icons and make my own ones too.

For example I made the top icon for my main BAA link. The bottom one is the original. :cool:


Games for Windows standards require we dont :(

Interesting. Didn't know that.

18th Sep 2009, 15:44
Don't knock GFWL, i think it's good that microsoft are pushing pc gaming, having a multi billion dollar company on your side is no bad thing.

In win 7 i pin my most used programs to the task bar, it's nicer than the one in vista.