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I never thought we would get so many contributions πŸ₯²

We have a fix to a critical bug that was bothering some users for some time, as described in #72

  • Fix UWPHook 'deleting' custom grid artwork added by other apps

And thanks to the contributions of @EnumC, we have a few features

  • The app will no longer create duplicated entries, will update existing shortcuts if trying to export an identical app

  • Properly handle error responses from SteamGridDB and display a nice message before exiting

  • Properly fit the SteamGridDB key in the settings page

  • (Only for devs/contributions) A debug option to clean shortcuts during development

    When UWPHook as re-serializing pre-existing shortcuts, it changed some properties read by Steam, changing the value of the appid Steam uses to track the link between games and the custom grid artwork, this update will no longer tamper with these shortcuts and will keep your library tidy and clean πŸ˜„
    Also, since some people reported that some anti-viruses are mistakenly reporting the attached zip as "malware", i'll be naming the zipped version of releases as UWPHook.zip from now on, since Release.zip seems to be used by some malwares, causing this false-positive.

If you face bugs or have questions, head over to our subreddit at http://reddit.com/r/UWPHook or ping me at our issues or my Twitter.

This software is open-source under the MIT License.

If you like what i did with it and want to support me, you can cheer me up at my Twitter or pay me a coffee via Paypal, it will help me to continue to build amazing open source tools for you!

Thanks for your support, and game on!

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Hey guys!

Thanks to the contributions of @Camology we have a very important bug fix this patch:

  • Add support to long executable paths
  • Update to .net framework version 4.6.2

This should fix the problems that some people have when trying to export Yakuza games and some others to Steam. Since i can't reproduce the problem, i'm looking forward for some feedback. Additionally, you can download new .net framework versions here at Microsoft

If you face bugs or have questions, head over to our subreddit at http://reddit.com/r/UWPHook or ping me at our issues or my Twitter.

This software is open-source under the MIT License.

If you like what i did with it and want to support me, you can cheer me up at my Twitter or pay me a coffee via Paypal, it will help me to continue to build amazing open source tools for you!

Thanks for your support, and game on!

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Hey guys!

In version 2.9 i bring to you two features and a bug fix to an overlook i had in the last release

UWPHook can now send additional launch options to apps, just add the options needed to the end of the launch options box in the settings of the game inside Steam, like you would normally do to any other game, the options will be read and given to the respective app upon launch, confirmed working with Endless Space 2 and --enablemoddingtools, not working with Tetris Effect and --vr

In addition, 2.9.1 fixes a bug reported by a few users on our subreddit:

  • Fixed a bug when exporting FFXII The Zodiac Age #56

If you face bugs or have questions, head over to our subreddit at http://reddit.com/r/UWPHook or ping me at our issues or my Twitter.

This software is open-source under the MIT License.

If you like what i did with it and want to support me, you can cheer me up at my Twitter or pay me a coffee via Paypal, it will help me to continue to build amazing open source tools for you!

Thanks for your support, and game on!

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Hey guys!

In version 2.9 i bring to you two features and a bug fix to an overlook i had in the last release

  • UWPHook can now send additional launch options to apps, just add the options needed to the end of the launch options box in the settings of the game inside Steam, like you would normally do to any other game, the options will be read and given to the respective app upon launch, confirmed working with Endless Space 2 and --enablemoddingtools, not working with Tetris Effect and --vr

  • Added a "Export with these tags" to the settings page, which will attempt to add tags to newly exported games, by default "Xbox,Ready to play", it works sometimes, the new 'collections' in the library seems to not always use these

  • Fixed a crash reported by some users on our subreddit

Example of an additional launch option added to Endless Space 2:
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If you face bugs or have questions, head over to our subreddit at http://reddit.com/r/UWPHook or ping me at our issues or my Twitter.

This software is open-source under the MIT License.

If you like what i did with it and want to support me, you can cheer me up at my Twitter or pay me a coffee via Paypal, it will help me to continue to build amazing open source tools for you!

Thanks for your support, and game on!

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Hello there!

This new version main feature is a long time coming, UWPHook can now automatically import Icons, Hero and Grid images from SteamGridDB, a very known and cool community project, by simply providing a SteamGridDB api key in the settings page, you will get a prettier Steam library like this:
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  • Added auto import of Steam icons, Hero and Grid images
  • Ask users if they want to use the new SteamGridDB feature upon first opening the UWPHook
  • Allow customization of parameters when searching SteamGridDB
  • Add exported games to the "READY TO PLAY" Steam category
  • Refactor some of the codebase and updates a few dependencies

Special thanks to @FusRoDah061 for implementing the core of this functionality!

If you face bugs or have questions, head over to our subreddit at http://reddit.com/r/UWPHook or ping me at our issues or my Twitter.

This software is open-source under the MIT License.

If you like what i did with it and want to support me, you can cheer me up at my Twitter or pay me a coffee via Paypal, it will help me to continue to build amazing open source tools for you!

Thanks for your support, and game on!

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Hi guys, thanks for coming all this way!

Today i bring you a few improvements to bugs and usage, brought to you by our amazing contributors, a few improvements to our app that should position it well when people search for Xbox Game Pass too, and an improved installer and a script to keep this improved installer in future releases!

  • Fix system language not changing back to system default after closing a game #3, thanks @FusRoDah061!
  • Remove old installer project
  • Add a new NSIS script to consistently generate new installers with improved features (Properly listing in the Start menu, remove via Programs and Features, etc.
  • A few under-the-hood improvements and general updates to our readme to mention XGP games too.

Special thanks to all the wonderful contributors pointing out my mistakes and helping the project @FusRoDah061 @FlaminSarge @Jesper-Hustad @SoulRepo.

Tested, everything seems to be working fine.
If you face bugs or have questions, head over to our subreddit at http://reddit.com/r/UWPHook or ping me at our issues or my Twitter.

This software is open-source under the MIT License.

If you like what i did with it and want to support me, you can cheer me up at my Twitter or pay me a coffee via Paypal, it will help me to continue to build amazing open source tools for you!

Thanks for your support, and game on!

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Hi guys, long time no see! The reports of the death of the project have been greatly exaggerated, just trying to not break what works.

Today i bring a small set of changes that fix some small bugs that might plague some users, and one fix that fixes a major bug that went too long without being noticed:

Changelog:

  • No longer destroy user set launch-option by using a new version of SharpSteam and VDFParser with proper support for some newer tags, big thanks to @FlaminSarge πŸ˜ƒ.
  • No longer crash when users don't have a config directory.
  • Bring newly added shortcuts to the top of the library by setting their LastPlayTime to Unix timestamp now.
  • Update dependencies, fix codebase to account for these updates.

There is now a new simpler installer that uses NSIS instead of AdvancedInstaller.

Tested, everything seems to be working fine. No big new features this times.
If you face bugs or have questions, head over to our subreddit at http://reddit.com/r/UWPHook.

This software is open-source under the MIT License.

If you like what i did with it and want to support me, you can cheer me up at my Twitter or pay me a coffee via Paypal, it will help me to continue to build amazing open source tools for you!

Thanks for your support, and game on!

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Just minor fixes, the change log is boring, so let's use the one from the previous version:

Hi guys, a few users reported some issues recently with the 2.5.0 version of UWPHook, this update addresses those:

  • Fixed 'value range' error when adding Sea of Thieves to Steam and launching it. Gears of War Ultimate Edition probably had the same issue.

  • Improved the new fullscreen launcher for Streaming games so it won't look like it is frozen/crashed.

If you face bugs or have questions, head over to our subreddit at http://reddit.com/r/UWPHook.

This software is open-source under the MIT License.

If you like what i did with it and want to support me, you can cheer me up at my Twitter or pay me a coffee via Paypal, it will help me to continue to build amazing open source tools for you!"

Thanks for your support, and game on!

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Hi guys, a few users reported some issues recently with the 2.5.0 version of UWPHook, this update addresses those:

  • Fixed 'value range' error when adding Sea of Thieves to Steam and launching it. Gears of War Ultimate Edition probably had the same issue.

  • Improved the new fullscreen launcher for Streaming games so it won't look like it is frozen/crashed.

If you face bugs or have questions, head over to our subreddit at http://reddit.com/r/UWPHook.

This software is open-source under the MIT License.

If you like what i did with it and want to support me, you can cheer me up at my Twitter or pay me a coffee via Paypal, it will help me to continue to build amazing open source tools for you!"

Thanks for your support, and game on!

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Hi guys, long time no see!

Sorry for looking like this project died, it's just that i can't find a non-hacky way to make some things like proper joystick while streaming work, and making a half-assed feature would break a lot of things.

I've brought this release with a few improvements:

  • A installer!
  • A better experience when streaming: Now a new window will show up, with dark background while Steam is preparing the streaming, should make things more fluid.
  • Show proper names for Sea of Thieves and GOW Ultimate Edition

Hope you guys like this! The project could be not updated in a while, but it's not dead.

If you face bugs or have questions, head over to our subreddit at http://reddit.com/r/UWPHook.

This software is open-source under the MIT License.

If you like what i did with it and want to suport me, you can cheer me up at my Twitter or pay me a coffee via Paypal, it will help me to continue to build amazing open source tools for you!"

Thanks for your support, and game on!