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Is it possible with some trick to enable steam overlay (chat, friends) when playing Blood Bowl?

It seems that by default is not working and every time I have to ALT-TAB to desktop.

EDIT: I am referring to the steam version.

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Assuming this is not a Steam game you did manually add to your library. Generally speaking, the Steam overlay works with only a few versions of DirectX (I believe DX8+) and OpenGL. Games relying on older technologies (DirectDraw, DirectX 7, etc.) may thus be incompatible. I don't think that applies here, however. –  badp Sep 12 '10 at 19:40
    
You mean talk in game with friends? –  Cristina Sep 12 '10 at 19:40
    
@badp Sorry, forgot to mention. It is a Steam game, just bought during the weekend deal. –  Drake Sep 12 '10 at 20:53
    
Oh, somehow searching for it on the Steam store failed. –  badp Sep 12 '10 at 21:02
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Drake, I'm afraid the game just doesn't support it :( –  badp Sep 15 '10 at 12:40
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So based on my experience I dont' think steam overlay works with the game, however you can get the ability to alt-tab if you disable fullscreen. This also lets you watch the opening cinematic if it's just coming up as a black screen for you.

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Have you tried this?

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Sorry, forgot to mention. It is a Steam game, just bought during the weekend deal –  Drake Sep 12 '10 at 20:53
    
@Drake: And shift+tab doesn't work? –  BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Sep 12 '10 at 21:03
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Nope shift+tab doesn't work with Blood Bowl. I was having the samae problem this weekend. –  Alex Larzelere Sep 13 '10 at 11:29
    
of course, that option it is set –  Drake Sep 17 '10 at 10:01
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