I have perhaps 100 games installed in Steam and 50 in Desura. There are even a few duplicates. Other than manually adding shortcuts in Steam to my Desura games (or vice versa), how can I integrate the two? I'd like to create new shortcuts when I buy/download new games in Desura, possibly providing icons, descriptions, etc, and delete those shortcuts when I uninstall the games in Desura.

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    @fbueckert ok, reworded to take out the software recommendation aspect
    – Sparr
    Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 13:46
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    Perfect! I think that's something we can definitely help with!
    – Frank
    Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 13:49
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    I don't think there's a way to easily do this. Steam doesn't really integrate with anything but Steam. I just make shortcuts every time I install a new game in Desura and add the shortcut to Steam. You'll also have to make a shortcut directly from the game file, the shortcut Desura creates won't work because it will try to launch Desura.
    – GnomeSlice
    Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 14:12
  • However, Desura does have an option to find installed games on your system and add them to your library, but I've never had much success with it.
    – GnomeSlice
    Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 14:31

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You could:

  1. Go to Steam Library tab
  2. Add a Non-Steam Game to My Library
  3. Select Browse, and then navigate to where you have your Desura installed, for example: D:\Program Files (x86)\Desura\Common. Open a game folder, and add a shortcut of this specific game.

As far as I am aware, there are no tools that would automate this process.

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