Enables steam game overlay for the Microsoft Store version of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Finally use Steam with Microsoft Store version of Flight Simulator
Use steam web browser during flight (for airport charts, etc.)
FS window is focused automatically
Works on single and multi-monitor setup
Locale independent, all languages supported
Skips intros and “press any key” screen automatically
Shows a Flight Simulator splash screen
Download FSSteamOverlay2020 from GitHub:
At the time of writing the way Microsoft Flight Simulator is installed on your machine when you bought the Microsoft Store version prevents Steam from accessing the FlightSimulator.exe making it impossible to add it as Non-Steam Game, thus the Steam Overlay cannot be enabled. Also taking ownership of the Flight Simulator files does not work.
Therefore I created a workaround that makes it possible to add the Steam Game Overlay to the Microsoft Store version of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
It’s based on “FSJumpStarter2020”, so the intros and “press any key” screen are skipped automatically for you as well.
Download the latest FSSteamOverlay2020 release and extract the zip file anywhere you like.
(The files need to stay together as they’re interdependent)
Add “FSSteamOverlay2020.exe” as Non-Steam Game to your steam library.
Optionally create a desktop shortcut:
Right click on FSSteamOverlay2020 in the steam library → Manage → Add desktop shortcut
Optionally rename the non-steam game:
Right click on FSSteamOverlay2020 in the steam library → Properties → change “FSSteamOverlay2020” into “Microsoft Flight Simulator” - This is what your steam friends will see when you start Flight Simulator via FSSteamOverlay2020.
Start Microsoft Flight Simulator with the FSSteamOverlay2020 desktop shortcut or directly through steam.
That’s it. Hit “Shift + Tab” and enjoy the Steam Game Overlay!
(In case the steam overlay is not visible initially, press and hold the right “shift” and “tab” keys once)
Questions, remarks and feature requests are more than welcome!