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Steam Beta Allows Custom Installation Locations

Rock, Paper, Shotgun has instructions distilled from a reddit post on how Steam users can finally select custom locations for their game installations. This is currently only available in the Steam beta and requires a little configuring, but the post includes instructions on how to opt in to the beta as well as on how to enable this new functionality. Thanks nin.

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14. Re: Steam Beta Allows Custom Installation Locations Sep 12, 2012, 14:51 Dev
 
2nd_floor wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 14:45:
Damn controlling of users!
Thats EA you are confusing valve with. Valve doesn't care too much about that. The reason why its taken so long to get some features and they are super slow about others, is that its just not very interesting for the valve employees to program that stuff in the UI.

EA actually had a good chance to invest a tiny amount of money and come up with a far superior client. They didn't even bother.
Ray Marden wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 12:13:
It is about time - with super cheap mechanical drives and the rise of (much smaller) SSDs, we can finally - finally - direct the location of installations.
Well, you've always been able to direct it... by using windows junctions/symbolic links. I've been doing that for years, in large part because I do have an SSD. I believe steam mover uses that too.
Its just not integrated into the steam client.
Matshock wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 14:49:
What was funny was buying that last D&D action game on disc then finding that all it did was connect to Steam and start a dowload. The disc itself had no installation files on it!
Yet another reason not to bother with retail
Beamer wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 13:56:
I need to buy a new HDD. 2TB should finally be falling in price again, right?
Ug.
I saw a 3tb external at costco for $110 or so (easy enough just to remove the drive if external isn't needed). So yeah they are slowly getting there.
 
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