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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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32. Re: Steam Beta Allows Custom Installation Locations Sep 17, 2012, 05:46 2nd_floor
 
Dev: You're right, Steam is not as controlling as Ubisoft is in that they do not require a constant internet connection (and I don't have EA's Origin to compare that). But for the number of problems that Steam does have, it is extremely frustrating to deal with. Steam has an offline mode which has been good, although it has not always worked for me, but overall Steam has caused some really big frustrations! It is very stable though, no crashes that I can think of, just other annoyances.

I can't imagine the problems and frustration from games like Diablo III, Starcraft II or Settlers 7, and other "always-on" games, unbelievable that people put up with crap like that. I'm surprised people are not sueing. (But I guess in the EULA it says you may not sue the developers, haha). The amount of frustration that these "always-on" games produce, I do not experience it because I do not touch them, so I only know of Steam's problems. But Steam does frustrate me!

Steam is not as bad maybe (as those reasons above), but it has a huge number of it's own problems! I hate that version numbers are not shown for games on it, and I hate that they do not have simple options and choices as to where to install files to, and where to get them from! And I have had many times errors such as "The Steam servers are currently too busy to handle your request" when playing a single player game. This latter one is the worst!

I wonder if Steam has in fact reduced the amount of pirated games, because the crack groups release non-steam versions I think of many of the games. I wonder if honestly it does reduce piracy, maybe multi player more than single player.
 
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