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Discussion in 'Gaming' started by ////\oo/\\\\, 12 Sep 2008.

  1. ////\oo/\\\\

    ////\oo/\\\\ Minimodder

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    Is there anywhere you can tell it where to download and install stuff too, I can't find it for the life of me :confused:
     
  2. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    What's wrong with C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\your@email.com\ ?
     
  3. ////\oo/\\\\

    ////\oo/\\\\ Minimodder

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    purposefully keep my system drive separate from applications, though on investigation I thin it downloads and installs stuff where it is, so all is good, just not very flexible or transparent
     
  4. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 What's a Dremel?

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    Install steam in a dif directory then.
     
  5. ////\oo/\\\\

    ////\oo/\\\\ Minimodder

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    I did that by default, so was heartened when I learned it keeps itself to itself, it's just not very flexible or transparent, as I mentioned
     
  6. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    I believe Valve lifted the nomenclature policy of only valid e-mail addresses around 3 years ago.
     
  7. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Steam in itself is portable - you can just install steam (or cut/paste an existing installation) on to your Apps partition/drive.
     
  8. ////\oo/\\\\

    ////\oo/\\\\ Minimodder

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    Good to know :thumb:
     
  9. GavX

    GavX What's a Dremel?

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    surely it needs a regestry entry?
     
  10. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish What's a Dremel?

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    If it does need anything, it's re-added by itself when you run it again.

    My steam directory is the original one from when HL2 was first released, has survived countless OS re-installs/pc upgrades
     
  11. Singularity

    Singularity ******* Operator from Hell

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    My friend has it on a portable drive, ran just fine on any pc he pluged it into :)
     
  12. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    Wait - he installed steam to the portable drive, or just the game file? Is that possible? And how are gaming speeds via USB?
     
  13. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Some times I hear they can actually be an improvement with EVE
     
  14. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    Really? I'll have to give it a shot...
     
  15. staples

    staples What's a Dremel?

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    For sure, I have moved my whole steam folder around countless times and have it saved on a backup HDD.

    Though I am not a huge fan of my games being saved in 0s and 1s in a folder and prefer a DVD I have to say I really do enjoy not having to install them all.
    So far, since Steam launched, So good!

    My friend runs his from a USB drive (something about him and OS's that just doesn't work, always reinstalling) and while not a serious gamer of any sorts has never complained.
     
  16. Xir

    Xir Modder

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    I'll be testing that as I've just reinstalled...

    When installing Steam onto antother PC and entering my account, not a single one of my games appeared :-(
    Backuped the old folder though, so I'll be trying that
     
  17. JesterQ

    JesterQ What's a Dremel?

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    Here's a question - on / but slightly off topic ..

    is Steam worth doing / having ?
     
  18. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Yea.

    It would be more worth having if you could add games to it that you've previously bought on disc like you could do with Prey. Still great though. They do need to strip back the interface though. I would rather they skinned it to fit the operating system as opposed to trying to make it individual. Apple can be accused of that too. It does nothing but slow the program down so I see no point.
     
  19. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    It's great usually, although right now the steam servers seem to be too busy for me to download my games : / Been like it for the last few days.
     
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