Multiple Steam Libraries!!

Anything about HL, HL2, Source, STEAM, or any other HL2 based games like Portal etc.
(TF2 still gets its own special one at the moment)
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Multiple Steam Libraries!!

Postby Mort » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:23 pm

Steam now lets you create multiple Libraries in different locations! When you download a game you select which library you want to put it in. (Apparently this was added late last year)
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There doesn't seem to be a way in the client to move games between libraries though. I'll have a play with it, but hoping a simple copy between locations is enough.

I also came across this util which is much nicer than my dodgy script process to move games between different folders.
http://www.stefanjones.ca/steam/
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Re: Multiple Steam Libraries!!

Postby Mort » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:28 pm

You can move games from one library location to the other by just moving the directory. A few things to watch though.

1. Shutdown the Steam client first!
2. Move the game directory from the source library to the destination library
3. Start Steam
4. Click the game, select Install, then choose the library you moved the files to
5. Steam will then identify the existing files without needing to re-download. If the game needed updating, then it will download those updates though.
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