Autohost and Steam

Author: ekolis
Date: Aug 3, 2019 10:03 PM
Category: Support
Posts: 2
Anyone ever get an autohost app working with a Steam version of SE5? I decided for no particular reason to buy the game on Steam today, and I'm trying to get my autohost to use that version, but whenever I run the game using a Steam shortcut:

"C:\Users\edkol\Documents\Apps\Steam\steam.exe" -applaunch 1690 %*

the autohost immediately uploads the existing gam file rather than waiting for the turn to be processed!


Commenter: TheThiefMaster
Date: Jan 13, 2020 5:40 AM
Autohost and Steam
Crossposted from my answer to the same question asked by the same person on reddit:

This is the workaround I use:

1: make a symlink to steam.dll in the SE5 folder. I'm on Windows and use Link Shell Extension 64-bit to create the symlink.

2: run SE5.exe directly from the batch file / autohost tool. Steam needs to already be running.