I know Blizzard wont troubleshoot problems to do with playing WoW through steam, but I was wondering if you guys could?
Basically, I want the Steam overlay to appear when I shift + tab during WoW. I've added WoW as a non-steam game via steam, but it isn't working. Anyone else got it working?
I did some searching for you. From what i could find players have actually been able to get the steam overlay to work in world of warcraft. And from what I have found all you needed to do was to click add non-steam game and then run the game from the steam client.
There are people who have the same problem as you though and they reported that turning of direct x 11 could possibly fix this issue.
That's incredibly kind of you, thank you very much! I'll follow up these suggestions and get back to you!
Keep me updated, if you need any support just tell and I'll see what I can do for you :)
I worked out a fix for you. When you click add non-steam game dont choose world of warcraft from the list that shows up. This is only the launcher.exe file so thats why the steam overlay won't work ingame. Instead you'll have to click add non-steam game and then click on browse and locate the wow.exe file. Add this one instead and then run the game from the steam client shortcut and it should allow the steam overlay to work ingame.
You should know though that this is considered unsupported by blizzard. You're lucky I'm here ;). This does how ever not break the TOS/TOA since it isn't a program that will give you an advantage in the game so it is safe to use.
Unfortunately, I've done that, and it still isn't working :S It's a real mystery. Does it work for you?
You could try running another non-steam game and see if the overlay works there.
I will look into this further, this might be worth taking to the steam support forums aswell though :)
Have a great day/sleep :)
As promised, here's how I did it:
The problem was basically one regarding User Account Control on Windows (UAC). Whenever I ran WoW, even through steam, the UAC asked for permission. This pause must have prevented the steam overlay from working.
To all those facing a similar problem, I recommend either disabling the UAC, or, as I did, following this link to disable it for one specific program:
Once again, many thanks for your kind help, Ewo!
As you said, we can't really investigate these kinds of issues, but glad to hear you resolved it anyway!
We unfortunately cannot comment on individual programs, we can just advise that if you're worried about a program's interactions with World of Warcraft, we can only advise not using it.
Sorry that we cannot be more specific.
Let me know how I'm doing!