It is undoubted that there are many times when you have downloaded a game, then open to play and try to launch it on Steam. Suddenly, this game is being crashed while loading, so in order to log in the game without crashing, you have to run the game as administrator. However, there is a problem that it is not showing you on steam as playing the game like it is not recording your time played. This trouble actually is a big deal that needs to be solved completely. Therefore, in this writing, I will guide you on how to launch a steam game with admin privilege while still showing you on steam.
So what is Steam?
Steam is a video game digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation. It provides users with installation and automatic updating of games, and also requires digital rights on disks and its folders. In fact, Steam doesn’t have administrator rights when it is installed, so it is impossible to launch many programs on PC. However, you still can grant it the privilege such as administrator access in order to run the program or game as admin.
How to run Steam with admin rights
As I mentioned before, Steam shortcut doesn’t have admin rights, so users need to configure Steam to run as an admin automatically. Running Steam with admin privilege, users don’t require to select Run as administrator every time they launch Steam. Please carry out the guidelines below:
Step 1: Right-click on Steam shortcut on your desktop. To have Steam always run as administrator, you need to go to Properties instead of clicking straight away Run as administrator.
Step 2: Click on Compatibility, check up Run this program as administrator and then tap to Ok.
The solution for running the game as admin
The Steam error
When a game has been crashed, it will show a notification that is “failed to start game”. This is a Steam error which players can fix by selecting to run that game as administrator. So, here’s how users can run Steam game with administrator privilege, please try the troubleshooting steps below:
Step 1: Right-click the problematic steam game on the list in your Library on Steam. When you have found it, right-click it, and select Properties.
Step 2: Go to Properties, click on Local Files -tab and from there Browse local files.
Step 3: Search for game executable and right-click it and select Properties.
Step 4: Open Compatibility -tab, select Run as administrator and click on Ok
Granting Steam shortcut and Steam game with administrator rights as I told above will avoid the cases of Steam error arising when users launch steam games.