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Steam Overlay stopped working after mods **SOLVED!**
#1
The mods I currently have installed are:

• Skip Activision Boot Up Logo - https://gamebanana.com/gamefiles/7140
• Original Font HUD (Basic) - https://gamebanana.com/guis/34311
• N. Sane Patcher- https://www.nexusmods.com/crashbandicoot...gy/mods/12
• 3D Vision Fix - https://gamebanana.com/tools/6495 (<----- Breaks Steam Overlay)

I am not sure which mod caused Steam Overlay to break but I first thought the custom Pixelvision2 Skin for the client caused it, so I disabled it and no luck. I tried other Steam games with custom client skin on and off and the Overlay works in other games. I checked and Steam Overlay is set to on in N. Sane Trilogy, it was working before but when I started modding the game the Steam Overlay doesn't appear anymore. I still unlock achievements but there is no Overlay notification telling me in game what I unlocked, the Steam chat doesn't appear either.
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#2
My guess is the 3D Vision mod, try disabling that. I imagine it could be causing a conflict with how Steam hijacks the renderer.
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#3
Yep, that was the right guess. I deleted the 3D Vision mod files and now Steam Overlay works again! Thanks. Big Grin
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#4
I don't have 3D Vision hardware so I've never tried that mod, but it probably uses DLL injection, right? A lot of the time mods that use DLL injection to hook into a game's renderer inadvertently prevent Steam from doing the very same thing to display it's in-game overlay. An early version of Dragon Quest XI's Orchestral Overhaul Mod piggybacked off another generic Unreal graphics mod which had the same problem.
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#5
Yes it does use DLL injection, most of the files have DLL format.
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