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Steam overlay not working
Nov 21, 2023, 20:00 (UTC+8)
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Last Edited on : Nov 22, 2023 (UTC+8)
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Hi, I have added BDO SEA/TH Launcher to my steam as a non-game and I can launch the BDO launcher from steam. From the BDO launcher, I can play BDO.

But as of recent, the steam overlay is not detecting BDO. Has something changed?

I want to use the steam input controller as I think it it better overall vs the in-game controller settings. It has been working but seomthig has changed and it has stopped working recently.

Any help please?

Update: After the usual weekly maintenance 22/11/2023, this has been fixed. I can now use steam input properly.

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Last Edited on : Jan 28, 2024 (UTC+8)
# 2


It's great to hear that the issue has been resolved after the maintenance. If you encounter similar issues in the future, here are a few general steps you can take to troubleshoot problems with Steam overlay not detecting a game:

  1. Check Steam Overlay Settings:

    • Make sure the Steam Overlay is enabled for the game. Right-click on the game in your Steam library, go to Properties, and ensure that "Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game" is checked.
  2. Run Steam as Administrator:

    • Right-click on the Steam shortcut and select "Run as administrator." This can sometimes resolve overlay issues.
  3. Check Game Properties:

    • Go to your Steam library, right-click on the game, select Properties, and make sure the "Enable Steam Overlay while in-game" option is checked.
  4. Verify Game Files:

    • In your Steam library, right-click on the My Boy Full Version, go to Properties > Local Files, and click "Verify Integrity of Game Files." This will check and repair any corrupted game files.
  5. Update Graphics Drivers:

    • Ensure that your graphics drivers are up to date. Outdated drivers can sometimes cause issues with overlays.
  6. Check Third-Party Programs:

    • Some third-party applications or overlays may conflict with the Steam overlay. Try closing any unnecessary programs running in the background.
  7. Reinstall Steam:

    • If the issue persists, you might consider reinstalling Steam. Be sure to back up your game files before doing this.
  8. Community Discussions:

    • Check the community forums on Steam for the specific game. Other players might have encountered similar issues and could provide solutions.

Remember that these steps are general suggestions and may not apply to every situation. If the problem persists, you may want to reach out to Steam support or the game's support for more specific assistance.

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