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A simple way to find installed games' uPlay IDs with python

First we need to find where and how ubisoft keeps track of the games installed by uPlay.

After some digging and asking around, I was able to find that there are two ways of acquiring this data.

First way : extracting info from folders

  • uPlay makes these folders, which are named after the uplayID itself

C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\data

The names of the folders are the uPlay IDs of the installed games

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  • Below is the python code for extracting IDs via these folders
import winreg, os, re

# Finding Uplay IDs by going through the uPlay data folder
def getUplayIDs(filePath = 'C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Ubisoft\\Ubisoft Game Launcher\\data'):
    listOfFiles = os.listdir(filePath)

    def findIDs():
        result = re.findall(r'\d+', str(entry))
        try : return result[0]
        except : pass

    for entry in listOfFiles:
        uPlayID = findIDs() # '\d' finds any number (a digit)
        if uPlayID != None : print(uPlayID)       
#getUplayIDs()

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Second way : extracting info from Windows Registry


def getUplayIDs():
    # ubisoftGameList = {}

    baseReg = winreg.ConnectRegistry(None, winreg.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE)
    subKey = winreg.OpenKey(baseReg, "SOFTWARE\\WOW6432Node\\Ubisoft\\Launcher\\Installs\\")

    for i in range(50) :
        try :
            gameId = winreg.EnumKey(subKey,i)

            gameNameKey = winreg.OpenKey(baseReg, "SOFTWARE\\WOW6432Node\\Ubisoft\\Launcher\\Installs\\" + gameId + "\\")
            name = winreg.EnumValue(gameNameKey, 1)

            path = name[1]
            path = os.path.dirname(path)
            gameName = os.path.basename(path)

            print('\nThe Game name is: ' + gameName + ' \nThe Game ID is: ' + gameId)

        except :
            pass

    winreg.CloseKey(baseReg)
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These code snippets are taken from my github project : Plei
Plei is a game-launcher which parses through the games installed by

  • Steam
  • uPlay
  • Origin
  • Epic Games

and let's you play them from one single entry point

Plei
If you wish to contribute or download the project visit the link below

https://github.com/sakshatshinde/Plei

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