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 Post subject: Installed game does not appear in the Steam “My Games” list.
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 9:53 pm 
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Greetings and thank you for the opportunity to pose this question.

I installed Metastasis but it does not show up in the list of games within Steam. I am unable to launch from Steam or from the desktop (which is apparently not recommended anyway).

I Have:

- a valid (paid for) install of HL2 EP1.
- followed the install and troubleshooting steps found here. http://www.hylobatidae.org/minerva/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=66
- searched this forum and the internet, to the best of my abilities, and found no reference to my particular trouble.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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 Post subject: Re: Installed game does not appear in the Steam “My Games” list.
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 10:58 pm 
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This is really odd. Tried restarting Steam and ran Ep1 at least once? Try and add to the Ep1 launch options:

-game "[PATH_TO_STEAM]/SteamApps/SourceMods/MetaStasis/", then Ep1 should turn into Metastasis when launched.

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 Post subject: Re: Installed game does not appear in the Steam “My Games” list.
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 12:13 am 
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Thanks for the suggestions, sortie, but so far no improvement.

I also have the mods ""Get a Life, Strider, Awakening and Week Day Warrior" installed. Any chance that they might cause conflicts?

I have un-installed and removed all traces of Metastasis before re-installing.

Unless someone has any further ideas I guess the next step is to uninstall the other mods, then HL2, then Steam and see if a fresh install will help. Here's hoping someone saves the day before I get radical.

Thanks again for any help people can offer.

JJ


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 Post subject: Re: Installed game does not appear in the Steam “My Games” list.
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 8:28 am 
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Mods are designed not to affect eachother, unless they do some crazy shit I've been developing for my mod. If MINERVA: Metastasis doesn't turn up in the games list, the install is probably corrupt. I'd redownload MINERVA and then reinstall it. Ensure the Metastasis folder is located inside Steam/SteamApps/SourceMods/, and a gameinfo.txt is there. Try and post it here?

Once it is installed, run Ep1. Then try and go to Start->Run and enter the following, edited to match your installation.

"[Path To Steam]\Steam\SteamApps\[Steam Account Name]\half-life 2 episode one\hl2.exe" -game "[Path To Steam]\steam\SteamApps\SourceMods\Metastasis"

This should override any Steam Lists and such. If it doesn't work, then your install is either missing, corrupted, or you entered the wrong path.

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 Post subject: Re: Installed game does not appear in the Steam “My Games” list.
PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 7:47 am 
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Can you post the full paths for the following items?

Code:
...\half-life 2 episode one\hl2.exe
...\metastasis\gameinfo.txt


Can you also post the size in bytes of the downloaded file?

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 Post subject: Re: Installed game does not appear in the Steam “My Games” list.
PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 10:02 am 
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Or the md5 hasj of the installer you're using?
(use this program and point it at your metastasis_patched.exe). You should have the following hash:
05CD8D5D134E53939997201CD8D7AFF7
If not then download again.


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