Guide: How to add Minecraft to Steam

Steam is the the biggest online game store for PC games in existence, with over 3,000 games available to buy (as of Jan 2014). And although Minecraft will likely never make it to Steam (Mojang explained it would complicate logins), you can add Minecraft to your Steam launcher easily. Not only does it allow you to open Minecraft just like a Steam game, it also enables the Steam Game Overlay while you're playing. Here's how to do it:

What you need:

  • Steam client for Windows, Mac, or Linux

  • Minecraft already downloaded


Guide:

First, open Steam and click on the 'Add A Game' button in the lower left corner. Click 'Add a Non-Steam game'.

screen1In the window that opens, press Browse.

screen2Now browse to the location of Minecraft on your computer, and click open.

screen3Minecraft should be selected in the Add A Game window now, so click 'Add Selected Programs'.

screen4Congratulations, you have added Minecraft to your Steam launcher. Click Play and enjoy!

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August 19, 2014 at 4:38 PM delete

One qurious question: Why would anyone want to do this?

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Dalienfail
August 19, 2014 at 11:16 PM delete

In case they want to?

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August 19, 2014 at 11:38 PM delete

For easy access with the rest of their Steam games, or if they want to use the Steam Overlay in Minecraft.

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alaphant42
August 20, 2014 at 9:55 AM delete

What is steam overlay

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