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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,096
United States Rank #2,583
Reach 0.1915%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.37 days
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Average installed length: 315.79 days

Game Dev Tycoon

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Game Dev Tycoon is a software program developed by Greenheart Games Pty. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named GameDevTycoon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 41 files and is usually about 145.9 MB (152,990,351 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 58% of users of Game Dev Tycoon come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.greenheartgames.com/app/game-dev-tycoon
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Game Dev Tycoon
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/239820
Estimated size: 145.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Game Dev Tycoon

Program executable:GameDevTycoon.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Game Dev Tycoon\GameDevTycoon.exe
Additional files:
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • ffmpegsumo.dll
  • GameDevTycoon.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • nw.exe
  • package.json
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D5BEAB8E-7C0D-4B92-A768-0F3BED467A64}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
  • SteamTmp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • nw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Game Dev Tycoon\nw.exe'.
  • GameDevTycoon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Game Dev Tycoon\GameDevTycoon.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:149.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1410873104%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.09726019%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.04382712%
0.015104% average
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

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  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Game Dev Tycoon, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Game Dev Tycoon.

Win 10 52%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 52.13%
Windows 7 47.04%
Windows Vista 0.73%
Windows XP 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.78%
Windows 8.1 19.34%
Windows 10 Home 13.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.90%
Windows 7 Professional 7.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.64%
  United Kingdom 9.30%
  Canada 4.54%
  France 4.54%
  Germany 3.49%
  Australia 2.99%
  DK 1.92%
  Sweden 1.53%
  Norway 1.46%
  Netherlands 1.42%
  Finland 1.15%
  Spain 0.82%
  Brazil 0.79%
  Belgium 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.82%
ASUS 18.45%
Dell 12.67%
Acer 12.67%
Lenovo 8.28%
Toshiba 5.83%
Alienware 5.62%
MSI 2.91%
Samsung 2.71%
Intel 0.82%
Medion 0.36%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.82%
MSI MS-7821 3.54%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.66%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.57%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.21%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 1.95%

comments1 comment

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Luisover a year ago
Game Dev Tycoon is a game where you have a company and you (and your staff) develop games. It is developed by Greenheart Games.