As promised @NodGuy, a Steam tutorial. Was going to PM you, then thought why not a thread for others to use.
Disclaimer - Red Alert: A Path Beyond is not and will not ever be available on Steam. As much as we all would want it, we cannot forget copyright and all that.
So if you have me, Silverlight, Pushwall, or ChopBam as friends on Steam you may have seen us playing Red Alert: A Path Beyond from the Friends List.
In this tutorial I will show you how to do this.
Step 1. Add a Non-Steam game to your Library
Probably your easiest step, I hope. Just open your Steam account and find your Library tab.
And then find + ADD A GAME... and then select Add a Non-Steam Game...
Step 2. Locating your APB game.exe
Once you select Add a Non-Steam Game... you'll come across this.
Select Browse... and search for wherever you placed your W3D Hub Launcher. My preferred method is simply finding your shortcut and opening the file location;
Find your games folder;
And select game
Of course, you can also find it by going this other route:
OS (C:) >>> Program Files (x86) >>> W3D Hub >>> games >>> apb-release >>> game.exe
Once you have done that, your game.exe appears in the list of programs to add and is checked off.
Select Add Selected Programs and done!
Step 3. Renaming game.exe and connecting to the server.
You now have APB in your Steam library, though as you can see it is using its file name. Not only that, if you start it from this shortcut now you will only launch single-player LAN mode.
Here's how to change that.
First we right-click on game and select Properties.
You will then come across this.
Here we are going to want to change two things; the Title and the Target.
1. Where it says game, delete that and type in Red Alert: A Path Beyond. Silverlight and the others prefer the full Command & Conquer: Red Alert: A Path Beyond title. Whichever you prefer is fine.
2. In the Target: copy and paste this at the end after the quotes.
+connect 22.214.171.124:9016 +playername YourNameHere +multi
Important: Note the YourNameHere in the Target and change it to your ingame username. Can't have several people all trying to connect under the same name.
What you should come out with is this.
And in your Library you now have Red Alert: A Path Beyond!
You can now hit Play and join the server right from your newly created Steam shortcut! And your friends will see that you're online too!
And that concludes this Steam tutorial! As it is a Non-Steam game your playtime will not be tracked, but when you hop ingame you do get the Steam overlay.
Just hit Shift+Tab and it opens.
You can then take screenshots through Steam and chat with your friends while playing!
Thank you for your time. I hope this tutorial becomes of use to you and I'll see you ingame!