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post #1 of 10
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Is there a way to burn a game downloaded with steam to a disk, like the installer or something? Because in a (expired now) deal i got a free copy of Dirt 3 on steam and would like to burn it to a disk for future use, so i dont ahve to spend 2 or 3 hours downloading it again.
Edited by Kevlo - 7/25/11 at 3:52pm
post #2 of 10
Nope, but you can just backup your steam folder and that way you won't have redownload it.
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post #3 of 10
I just backup my steam folder to an external HDD.
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post #4 of 10
You can burn all of the installed files to a disc. Then, say down the road when you decide to format and redo your HDD, install Steam, then place the files you burned on the disc into the proper folder within Steam. Or, going off of what TheBigC stated, I wonder if you can just backup to a DVD?
post #5 of 10
You can but what I do is just use the Steam Backup Utility. When it asks you to select how many discs/DVDs you want, just pick the DVD's and its usually around the size of 1 or 2 DVD's depending on the game. Then you can burn the files using Nero or something to a DVD and it should work. Good Luck!
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post #6 of 10
Most games I have on Steam are from a burned DVD via a friend, because downloading 10gb @ 80kb/s is no fun! wink.gif. You can either just throw the files from your Steam folder OR while Steam is open click said game(via library) then Backup Game File(s). Good luck!
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post #7 of 10
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thanks all +Rep
post #8 of 10
I back up my library monthly to an external drive. I do it monthly because a few years ago I had a backup that I had made when I first downloaded tf2. When I installed it, I had to download a crap ton of updates, which could have been avoided if I did backups regularly. If you just want to do one game, you can use disks, but I would recommend that you get a
external drive and make backups onto that.
post #9 of 10
You could also zip or rar your steam dir and have it set to like 4.2gigs so it would make mutiple files and burn each zip or rar to a dvd.
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post #10 of 10
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im going with XanderDylans recomendation and it seems to work fine, but thanks all
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