Preventing Steam from occluding Minimap with notifications

  1. create a folder with a name of your choosing in the “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\skins” directory. Lets call it age2Overlay .
  2. copy the entire \resource folder from “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\resource” to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\skins\age2Overlay”
  3. delete all folders except ‘style’ in “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\skins\age2Overlay\resource”.
  4. Open the style folder in your custom skin folder.
  5. Edit the file gameoverlay.styles (find “BottomRight” with ctrl+f), replace instances of BottomRight with TopRight. Make sure you have diplo/esc/etc menus hotkeyed.
  6. Do the same thing for the file steam.styles . You can tweak some more settings here. These are my settings:
    Notifications.PanelPosition     "TopRight"   // Can be "BottomRight", "BottomLeft", "TopRight", "TopLeft"
    Notifications.PanelPosition     "TopRight" [$OSX]  // the dock is on the bottom for OSX, so instead pop top right like other apps do
    Notifications.SlideDirection    "None"    // Can be "Vertical", "Horizontal", "None" and controls slide effect
    Notifications.FadeInTime      "0.1"    // Controls the time it takes to slide/fade into view
    Notifications.FadeOutTime     "0.1"    // Controls the time it takes to slide/fade out of view
    Notifications.DisplayTime     "6.5"     // Controls the length of time at steady state after fade in and before fade out
    Notifications.StackSize       "1"     // Controls how many panels we will stack before background queuing
  1. Save the changes to both files.
  2. Select the skin you made from Steam’s Settings > Interface : Select the skin… (your skin name, f.e. age2Overlay)
  3. Restart steam.
  4. Open game.

  1. Be happy.
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