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I want to add Minecraft to Steam, but am not sure which files to add. How do I add Minecraft to Steam?

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Ponies, everywhere... – fredley Feb 2 '12 at 11:08
<strike>I don't get it.</strike> nevermind. – Joe the Person Feb 5 '12 at 0:11
You could use the minecraft.jar file as of now too. – Jeffrey Lin Feb 8 '13 at 1:21
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The only file you'll need to add to Steam to be able to play Minecraft is the Minecraft.exe.

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I don't think that really answers the question... – Pureferret Feb 2 '12 at 2:01
"but am not sure which files to add" - I think it does. I just assumed (possibly incorrectly) that he already knew how to add a non-Steam game since the question was asking for the specific file. – Fluttershy Feb 2 '12 at 2:03
Fair enough, but you don't answer "How do I add Minecraft to Steam?" which is also the title answer. – Pureferret Feb 2 '12 at 2:11
@Pureferret I disagree. I think this answers the question perfectly. Could you expand more on how this doesn't answer the question? – Wipqozn Feb 2 '12 at 2:15
@Pureferret you can take it back now if you want. – Wipqozn Feb 2 '12 at 2:34

You just have to add the minecraft.exe file. On my Windows machine it is under Program Files/Minecraft, but I am not sure if that is consistent. In any case, you can just search for minecraft.exe file and add it wherever you find it.

To actually add it to Steam, you just have to go to the "Games" menu and click on "Add a Non-Steam Game to My Library...". In the window that opens, either choose minecraft.exe if it is in the list or browse for it in whatever location you found it in.

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I know this question is a bit old, but this did the trick for me...

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Hi, Austin, welcome to Arqade! Any chance you can add the details into your answer? A link only answer is not a very good answer at all, due to link rot. – Frank Aug 4 '12 at 14:07

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