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I recently bought VVVVVV (game) from the Ubuntu Software Centre. Sadly, there is no desktop launcher for the game! Meaning, I can't find it using the dash. When I enter /usr/share/applications though, the game is there. When I click it, this pops up:

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Clicking "Run" starts the game perfectly, but this isn't a user friendly way of starting it. Is there a way to create a desktop launcher for VVVVVV?

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You can follow the instructions on the Ubuntu Community Help Wiki

Essentially, you make a file with contents like:

[Desktop Entry]
Version=x.y
Name=ProgramName
Comment=This is my comment
Exec=/usr/share/applications/VVVVVV
Icon=/home/alex/Pictures/icon.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Utility;Application;

Then save it as a *.desktop file in /usr/share/applications

You can also use the Desktop File Validator to make sure you did it right.

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