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Here is a nice walk-through for those who like to view web pages and chat with his buddies on Steam while playing Battlefield Heroes.

Before you can run the Steam Community Overlay in Battlefield Heroes, which is currently still in beta as of 2-16-09, you will need to install 3 pieces of software:

1. Mozilla Firefox
2. Steam
3. Battlefield Heroes

Click the links above to acquire.

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Step 1: Add non-Steam game

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To begin, start Steam and click on the games tab. Then click on the "Add non-Steam game" button.

Step 2: Add selected program

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Wait for the program list to populate. Then scroll down to "Mozilla Firefox (Safe Mode)" and check mark it. Click the "Add selected programs" Button.

Step 3: Go to the properties

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Right-click on the "Mozilla Firefox (safe mode)" shortcut in the Steam games menu and choose properties.

Step 4: Properties screen

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The following screen will appear:

Step 5: Change the properties

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Change the shortcut name to "Battlefield Heroes". After the quote in "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" add the following:

"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Step 6: Optional step

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Optional: Click on the choose icon button and navigate to:

C:\Program Files\EA Games\Battlefield Heroes\

and choose BFHeroes.exe and press the "open" button.

Step 7: Check the properties

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Your properties screen should now look like this.
When verified, hit close.

Step 8: Your ready to test

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And your games tab in Steam should now look like this.

Double click on the Battlefield Heroes shortcut you created in Steam and it should launch your Firefox web browser. It will take you to the Battlefield Heroes website. Log in and hit "Play now".

Step 9: Final results

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If all has gone well you will see the Steam community overlay in-game.

NOTE: Make sure that Firefox is not already open! Steam must be the program to initially spawn firefox. Otherwise, it will not work and it will only open a new tab in Firefox.


Did someone say....


That game is AWESOME!

*Thumbs Up*
KillerKoala5 years ago
The instructions are misleading, you don't need to install Firefox. This will work with any web browser including the one built into Windows - Internet Explorer. So all you really need is Battlefield Heroes and Steam. You don't ever NEED to install Firefox.
williamruckman (author)  KillerKoala5 years ago
You are only partially correct. BFHeroes will only work with IE and Firefox. No others. So yes, you could use IE if you don't like Firefox but that is your only other choice. BFHeroes requires the use of an ActiveX control which they later ported to run from Firefox as well.
limpach6 years ago
Woo TF2 player!!!!!
williamruckman (author)  limpach6 years ago
It is similar, but this is Battlefield Heroes.
I was talking about on your steam games list. But no L4D or HL2?
williamruckman (author)  limpach6 years ago
Ah, I was using an alternate PC. I do have those games ;)