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This has been around for a long while now. Almost as long as the article is old.

This is not news by any means.
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post #22 of 63
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I've had steam installed on a different drive for nearly two years. No steam mover or symlinks, etc. Wasn't that much of a problem. I can, however, verify that Assassin's Creed II doesn't work with this setup though.

This. I have a 500GB Caviar Black dedicated to Steam and it's never been any hassle. tongue.gif
    
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This. I have a 500GB Caviar Black dedicated to Steam and it's never been any hassle. tongue.gif

It was still very conspicuously lacking. It wasn't a huge hassle for me either, but I just didn't understand why they didn't ask where I wanted to install to begin with.
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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 do this as well. I store all my games locally on my file server.

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It was still very conspicuously lacking. It wasn't a huge hassle for me either, but I just didn't understand why they didn't ask where I wanted to install to begin with.

I guess. smile.gif
    
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post #26 of 63
I dont see what the big deal is? Ive had steam downloading files to my HDD instead of my SSD for quite some time now...
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I just have a separate drive I install my games onto all together. biggrin.gif
 
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You know you can just move your steam folder to your ssd drive and keep the games you DO want loading fast on there, while having another steam folder on a hdd and have the games you DONT need loading fast on it. Only problem is you have to re-login to steam when changing drives. I ran my steam like this for a while cuz I was to lazy to move everything over from my backup drive on my last reformat so I had my original steam library on my backup drive and my newly bought games on my games drive biggrin.gif never had a problem. Only 1 will be your main steam install though so you'd have to make a shortcut to your non main install.
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post #29 of 63
I just noticed this when downloading PlanetSide 2. I bought a 512gb SSD specifically for steam (and other) games a while back, but this is a welcome option nonetheless.
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post #30 of 63
See my "Offical Announcement" post here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1334089/steam-december-3-2012-steam-client-update-released

It only works on games that use the new content system and as others have stated, it only lets you choose when you first install the game. Personally I have Steam installed on my SSD because it seems to startup faster that way. I install a few games I want to play to the SSD and use Steam Mover if I still want it installed but aren't currently playing it.
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