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 Post subject: ESA Profiles with Steam Overlay
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:22 pm 
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This is just a little tip that I thought up with my superior intellect and endless innovation as I grew tired of creating nVidia ESA profiles for every new game I installed.

Required: Steam and nvidia ESA software. Please know and understand what these programs do.

The tip is to basically create your own ESA profile for games (increase fan speeds, set lights, etc.) and then create a profile policy for Steam's in-game overlay. The executable file for Steam's overlay is titled "GameOverlayUI.exe" and you can find it your Steam install directory. Just add this *.exe to nvidia's "Game" category and save it after setting up your "Load this Profile" & "Conditions" actions. Don't forget to make a stop profile for when you exit out of game.

After doing so, you must of course use Steam for accessing your games (Steam and non-Steam alike). Fortunately, Steam offers you the option to add your own non-Steam games, so I basically use Steam as my all-in-one access for my games (including Microsoft's games - which does not utilize the overlay; why should it?)

Here's an image to help visualize what I am talking about.

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 Post subject: Re: ESA Profiles with Steam Overlay
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:06 pm 
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Nice job. I could never get the profiles to work properly. I just use it to set my fans where I want them when I turn on the PC and leave it alone after that. What version of ESA tools are you using? I tried using 6.05 after installing windows 7, but all I would get is a flickering white screen after boot. I think it is possible that my old profile was conflicting, but I'm not sure.

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 Post subject: Re: ESA Profiles with Steam Overlay
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:34 pm 
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6.05 (not the latest of the 6.05 series). I have to manually create a profile for it to load up on startup since the popup of "Do you want to save settings for startup" for some reason don't work.

Anyways.

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