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Steamapps on multiple partitions - the easy way!

Discussion in 'Games' started by Thrackan, May 4, 2011.

  1. Thrackan

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    Definitely something I'm gonna do as well. I hate backing up and restoring savegames.
     
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    Thanks for this. I only have <80GB free on my 120 and was hoping to do this somehow.
    Thank you for giving me a project for next week when I'm done with school :)
     
  3. digibucc

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    and losing them ;(

    i can't say how many games i never finished because i lost a save and didn't want to redo... i also have to finish it on my own if i do, so downloading other's saves is not a solution :(
     
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    3 1tb drives in raid 0, while random read/writes and low k read/writes are nowhere near the speed of an ssd, the games still load plenty fast, I can have all my games installed at once, and I never have to worry about archiving. (though i do have an automated backup that runs nightly and saves to my external)
     
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    lol yeah, but you have to raid 3 1tb drives! ;)

    most people, even those that know how like myself, would not do that for games.
    rarely any games are ever limited by the hdd read/write speed, it just seems
    nowhere near worth it.

    but hey, i have way to many screens and buy more hard-drives than i need as
    well.... that's where the fun is :)
     
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    I like my SSD for it's accesstimes, read/write speeds are not immensely important to me.

    Back on topic, I just tried the SteamMover program at home and it's made me damn lazy and satisfied so I'm not gonna bother writing anything new :p
     
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    lol, yeah i do like that app for sure :)
     
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    Actually, I've just edited the .exe and changed the xcopy /F parameter to /Q which basically makes it non-verbose and faster.

    Also, being a coder myself, I contacted the author to ask if he's okay with me attaching a modified version here. We'll see.
     
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    Hey all. Thanks for the kind words about my little steam mover app - I can see from the download count that its got quite a few users now, but didn't realise how much people like it! :)

    Thrackan - I've rather you didn't fork an edited .exe, so I'll put your parameter change as an option and release a new version. Not sure when, as I'm a bit busy at the moment but I'll let you know when its up.

    Cheers,
    Paul.
     
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    Thanks for the app traynier!!!
     
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    So this will work on Raid 0? I have my Steam games on my 640 GB (Raid 0) and I have a 1TB single HDD, I have over 40 games and would want to move some over to my 2nd HDD. Anybody can confirm this?
     
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    yeah that's, kinda the point :)

    either the app or mklink /d will work, but the app will be easier ;)
     
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    Hah, I was just thinking as I read this "Hey, I should probably tell <REDACTED> about this." :laugh:
     
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    I have Steam installed on two drives. Some games on SSD and the rest on HDD. Then make shortcut to each steam.exe on your desktop. Easy :)

    e: You can also backup and move the games where you want by just copying the Steam folder. Easy! Just remember to never install Steam into your backup folder, you need to install Steam first and then copy the files.
     
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    Yeah Ive had Steam on D: for awhile now, when I need to reinstall it I use a similar method as posted above but usually just keep and replace the steamapps folder instead of entire Steam folder itself and havent run into any probs. Think I'll try this Steam Mover if and when I want to move a game or two to my C: SSD for quicker loads.
     
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    I have an opposite (ish) problem. My steam install is on a 2TB hard drive which takes a while obviously for games to load. I want to move some of my games to an SSD (25gb free only) presumably the great looking Steam Mover app will work for that.

    But the main game I want to move is TF2 which is a couple of gcf files in Steam\steamapps . It's not a directory so after reading all the above since they are different partitions this can't be done? Is that right?

    If so that's a shame :)
     
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    wait, nvm, I'm already sub'd
     
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    been looking for this
     
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    one of the most useful features. i've done this will all my "Libraries" in win7. comes in handy when its time to reformat... just redirect to the unharmed folders that still contain my stuff after the format haha
     
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    nice find i wanted to bitch about rezzing the thread but this was worth it :)
     

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