I often notice people coming to my site from search queries asking how to use my program Cursor Lock. Of course, Cursor Lock comes with plenty of documentation for most users’ needs. I think most of those people are either noobs that can’t find the documentation, or they want Cursor Lock to do something it doesn’t actually do.
Anyways, there is one circumstance where I haven’t documented how to use Cursor Lock, mostly because I only just realized it myself. However, it can be rather tricky, so here’s how to lock games that must be launched with Steam. These instruction will work for the new version that just came out on April 26 and the previous version.
- Open Steam and go to your list of games.
- Right-click on the game in question and select “Create Desktop Shortcut”.
- Find the shortcut on the desktop and right-click to examine its “Properties”.
- For the new version of Steam, look at the “Web Document” tab and then the “URL” box. For the old version, look at the “Shortcut” tab and then the “Target” box. Copy the 5 digit number you see there.
- Open Cursor Lock Setup.
- Select “Open Program” and then find the path to the Steam executable, usually it will be something like
- Select “Open Program Args” and put in
-applaunch xxxxxwhere xxxxx is the 5-digit number you copied earlier.
- Select “Lock Program” and then find the path to the game’s main executable–this would be what one would usually set as the “Open Program” when Steam isn’t involved. If you don’t know where it is, you should start looking under
C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\. You can also use Task Manager to help you find the executable name when the game is running.
- You’re done! Hit the “Create Shortcut” button to create a permanent shortcut to the game with Cursor Lock.