Type Function Return value Boolean Revision Current Public Release (2018.3326) Keywords steam, steamworks, overlay, showGameOverlay See also steamworks.canShowOverlay steamworks.showStoreOverlay() steamworks.showUserOverlay() steamworks.showWebOverlay() steamworks.*
Displays a Steam overlay on top of the application window. This overlay shows information related to the game currently being played such as its main community page, user stats, achievements, etc. This is the same overlay that
true if Steam is able to display the overlay.
This function will return
false — and the overlay will not show — in the following cases:
false, indicating that the application is not currently connected to the Steam client.
steamworks.showGameOverlay( [overlayName] )
String. Unique name of the overlay to be displayed from among the following options. If you omit this argument or if the given name is unknown, Steam defaults to displaying what was last shown in the game overlay. If an overlay was not displayed before, Steam defaults to displaying the game's main overlay which is normally shown when pressing
local steamworks = require( "plugin.steamworks" ) -- Attempt to show the user's current achievements local wasShown = steamworks.showGameOverlay( "Achievements" ) if not wasShown then print( "Failed to display the overlay." ) end