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post #11 of 63
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

Meh...I will just have Steam on my SSD and only have a couple games installed at a time. When I buy a new game I will back it up locally. When I am done with the game I delete local files. If I want to play the game again one day I will install it from the back up. It only takes about three minutes at most to install games that are 15GB in size. I am not usually playing musical games either...I will play one and only one game for a least a few weeks most times.


I had no idea this would work. Are you saying if you are done with a game and want to free up some space on your SSD you will back the game up on your HDD and then delete the local content on your SSD? Once the time comes that you want to play the game again you can re install it using the backup? This works?
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post #12 of 63
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Originally Posted by Tempis View Post

I had no idea this would work. Are you saying if you are done with a game and want to free up some space on your SSD you will back the game up on your HDD and then delete the local content on your SSD? Once the time comes that you want to play the game again you can re install it using the backup? This works?

yeah...why wouldn't it?

Just right click the game in your library and select back up files. I just back up to one large file and save it on my HDD. makes an executable file that you use to install the game again.

The only issue I can think of has been with Dragon Age: Origins...after I install that game from back up I seem to have to wait a day for my DLCs to show up in the download content options. Nothing I do will get them to show up sooner...I will start it up the next day and they will be in the list to download and install. However, I just have the DLCs that came free with the game so I am not missing anything that I would notice until later in the game anyway. No other DLCs from other games have given me issues. Plus I am sure I could fix this some how...but hasn't been a big enough deal for me to worry about it.

Even if you didn't have a SSD...you should be doing this to save your self from downloading a game again.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 12/5/12 at 1:15pm
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post #13 of 63
if only valve adds an option to limit download bandwidth i may like steam again. kind of annoying when it eats up the whole network's bandwidth when steam downloads an update.
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I'll stick to my symbolic links. There's no chance of something messing up, and it isn't like the links are hard to set up.
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Yes!!! I've been waiting for steam to integrate this feature for so long! Now my steam hate list is one reason shorter.
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post #16 of 63
Awesome. I usually only play 1 game at a time but I have room for a few on my SSD, I have been dragging and dropping when I want to play a game from my HDD storage of steam games to SSD for speed. Good to see this exists but I can already do this manually, even if it takes a few minutes to xfer each time I want to play a game.
post #17 of 63
Just noticed this in Steam today. Awesome!
post #18 of 63
This has been there for about a month I think, but I still prefer steam mover, my games on my ssd are my most played and that changes often.
post #19 of 63
Am I the only one who used mklnk to control this stuff?

Also, this need to make a quick appearance on the stable version. It's been such a long time coming.
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Still going to use steam mover...I want some games on the SSD, and most on the HDD, and steam lets you do that now. However, I still need a way to move them back and forth, and steam mover makes it nice and easy.
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