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    some questions about Vista Game Explorer

    People who use Vista should know it (go to Start Menu and click the Game shortcut), I got some questions for it
    1..How does it know a newly installed program is a kind of game and add it to the Game Explorer
    2..How does it got the information of the game (such as ESRB , rating score...)
    Can I make a thing like this to run in XP ??

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    Re: some questions about Vista Game Explorer

    i am not sure(because i don't have VISTA) maybe it extract those information from registry and new generation of games provide such information in standard format that VISTA can use them.
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    Re: some questions about Vista Game Explorer

    Yes, toraj58 is correct.
    These are usually games labeled "Games For Windows", these settings that the Game Explorer gets from the registry include :
    BoxArt
    AppExePath

    And are usually stored in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_\Software\Microsoft\
    Windows\CurrentVersion\GAMEUX\
    registry key.

    You can manually add old - ish games to the Game Explorer as outlined here :
    http://howto.jamescarnley.com/2007/0...sta-games.html

    There is also a tool that can be used to achieve this, found here :
    http://vge.editor.googlepages.com/

    To get the Game Explorer running on XP, you could have a look here :
    http://www.askvg.com/get-windows-vis...in-windows-xp/

    I hope my info was useful...

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    Re: some questions about Vista Game Explorer

    Thanks , I can use these as reference , but the link to askvg.com doesn't work

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