I think it might be the age verification gate that messes things up for certain titles. I’ve tested the widget for games that lack one and those still work so it does not appear to be a board thing that just sometimes breaks for no reason.
really? does on mine, i mean it doesn’t display on chrono direct, but when you click it the widget display box appear as it should have on chrono, just in it’s own page, which then takes you to the steam page lol, (hence the silly redundant middle-man" mention)
if you notice the link i used was the pure app id one (click the edit button and scroll back to original post using correct id but no display)
i even tried the snr thingy that worked in the past too, but this time no links seemed to work displaying shadow warrior box at the time
so i think it’s pretty safe to say @Fraggles is correct in the assumption of the age verification barrier thingy breaking the display box
edit, “snr” works now, might be it didn’t because of being free, uncertain (i recall other links where snr links didn’t display the free version but the paid version, but shadow warrior had no paid version during the free period)
edit 2, even weirder at first the regular links didn’t even work in this very post, then after editing and adding more links some that worked some didn’t now all seem to work/display perfect lol, i’m definitely thinking something on steams/discourse end
edit 3, and an internal server error 500 just popped up trying to edit OP to see if display worked there lol
Yeah, I made that very point in a thread a week or two ago talking with @Gnuffi about this whole thing. It seems like my theory of the age verification gate is dead though as the widget now for some reason works. Seems weird that the game being free would break the widget but it’s the best theory at the moment, though free to play titles do not seem to suffer the problem. Guess we’ll have to see next time a temporarily free game is available again.