Is there any point in adding a non-Steam game to Steam?



  • Is there a point in adding a non-Steam game to Steam?

    Are there any advantages besides being able to launch the game from within Steam?



  • Having everything in one launcher is nice, but the big advantage is that it will try to enable the steam in-game interface. This isn't always a good thing - you may want to disable it for some games if it makes them unstable.

    Launching non-steam games from steam will also display to your friends that you are playing that game. For me, this is a critical feature. It will not track your play time on that game, however.

    Update: You can now in-home stream non-steam games if you add them. Thanks to the other replies for mentioning this.


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