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#1 Leriel

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

1. Open steam
2. Add guild wars 2 with "add non steam game" option
3. Run guild wars 2 clicking "play" on steam. REMEMBER: if you want to run gw2 as administrator, you will need to run steam as administrator as well
4. In game, press shift+tab
5. Click 'community' on the steam overlay, this will bring up steam browser window on top of your game.

This is not 100% "ingame", but more ingame than alt+tab :)

Sorry if it was mentioned before, couldn't find it if it was.

#2 dd790

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:00 PM

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Am I missing something here? You can add non-steam games to steam and GW2 isn't an exception so not seeing the revelation here...

#3 Waar Kijk Je Naar

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:06 PM

Here I was, thinking you had found a way to somehow "hack" the ingame browser used in the TP o.a. so we could use it to visit websites while still ingame, without alt-tab or any overlay like Steam.

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#4 raspberry jam

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

Using the half assed Steam browser instead of using the DirectX plugin for Firefox... :(

#5 Leriel

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

View Postdd790, on 03 December 2012 - 02:00 PM, said:

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Am I missing something here? You can add non-steam games to steam and GW2 isn't an exception so not seeing the revelation here...
No, you are not. This is no exception. This is a way to use overlay instead of alttab and since you were aware of it, it is of no use to you - as opposed to those that don't know it yet (like me about a week ago) :)

View Postraspberry jam, on 03 December 2012 - 02:12 PM, said:

Using the half assed Steam browser instead of using the DirectX plugin for Firefox... :(
This sounds interesting - elaborate please!

Edited by Leriel, 03 December 2012 - 02:20 PM.


#6 Tripolityx

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:27 PM

Keep talking guys. I think this is interesting. Clearly not understanding everything myself but I'm into this... Keep it simple english =P .

#7 raspberry jam

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

View PostLeriel, on 03 December 2012 - 02:20 PM, said:

This sounds interesting - elaborate please!
Experimental plugin for making Firefox appear inside DirectX applications. I saw a friend of mine use it  I'll ask him.

On the main topic GW2 handles windowed mode almost as well as GW1 did so there's always that possibility.

#8 Linfang

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:46 PM

multiple monitors ftw

#9 xycury

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

View PostLinfang, on 03 December 2012 - 03:46 PM, said:

multiple monitors ftw

+1

Multi Monitors and Fullscreen windowed mode.

#10 sakura az

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

It's too hard to use alt+tab or alt+enter? I fail to see a use for in game browsers.

#11 Sevens

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

View Postsakura az, on 03 December 2012 - 04:53 PM, said:

It's too hard to use alt+tab or alt+enter? I fail to see a use for in game browsers.
I remember when EQ2 launched and they had the /pizza command that would actually take you to the pizza hut online order page

#12 Linfang

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

View PostSevens, on 03 December 2012 - 05:11 PM, said:

I remember when EQ2 launched and they had the /pizza command that would actually take you to the pizza hut online order page

Haha I remember that. In GW2 if you type /QQ it takes you to the official forums.

#13 Sevens

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:28 PM

View PostLinfang, on 03 December 2012 - 05:17 PM, said:

Haha I remember that. In GW2 if you type /QQ it takes you to the official forums.
LMFAO!!

#14 Leriel

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

View Postsakura az, on 03 December 2012 - 04:53 PM, said:

It's too hard to use alt+tab or alt+enter? I fail to see a use for in game browsers.
Not hard by far, but gets really tedious when you do it once every 2 minutes - call it "first world problem" if you like :)

#15 Sheepski

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:16 AM

View Postxycury, on 03 December 2012 - 04:49 PM, said:

+1

Multi Monitors and Fullscreen windowed mode.

Yep :)

Or Enjin has a client that allows you access to music, social media, browsers etc etc such as the OP mentions through Steam.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:24 AM

View PostSheepski, on 04 December 2012 - 12:16 AM, said:

Yep :)

Or Enjin has a client that allows you access to music, social media, browsers etc etc such as the OP mentions through Steam.

i was just about to say. . . go to a pawn shop and grab a 21" monitor for 49.99 or less and never look back!  multi monitors is the way personal computing was meant to be.

#17 b_kitsune84

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:34 AM

If you want a better in-game broswer add-on, then find a program called Overwolf. It's design for that purpose plus it works on any games and you dont need to tab out or anything. It also comes with in-game chat tab for msn messenger/Y! messenger/skype, has video recorder (better off using something else), music player and other neat stuff. :)

Edited by b_kitsune84, 04 December 2012 - 08:38 AM.





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