I have been adding some friends in Steam and I'm thinking if they only see Steam installed games.

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If you add a non-Steam game to your games list and launch it, your friends will see the usual "toast" message, but the text will read "LT_Spaghetti is now playing non-Steam game: Progress Quest II". The name of the game in the Friends list is labeled as "non-Steam" in a similar fashion (although I forget the exact wording right now).

This question has some additional details about non-Steam games.

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    You can also rename the executable/shortcut before adding it to steam, and Steam will use that name. This can be used for hilarious effects.
    – Robotnik
    Jun 11, 2013 at 4:59
  • Thank you for the feedback. I guess it's really cool for having Steam interface in-game. Jun 11, 2013 at 5:37
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    @Robotnik "Robotnik is now playing non-Steam game: Your mom" ?
    – Lyrion
    Jun 11, 2013 at 6:09
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    @Robotnik I'm thinking when people find out they can set the name, they always go for Your mom first ;)
    – Lyrion
    Jun 11, 2013 at 6:19
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    @Lyrion - Good deductive reasoning :P. I also have Starcraft 2 set to Crab Nicholson's Extreme Sleepover
    – Robotnik
    Jun 11, 2013 at 6:24

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