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Gearbox TMs "Shift" - Has Steamy Plans?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office shows a trademark registration for the term "Shift" that was recently filed by Gearbox Software (thanks Kristian). From the looks of it, this is not for a game title, but rather a distribution network, with the implication that the developer is planning its own service in the style of Valve's Steam. Here's the description:

IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer software for the management, transmission, storage and sharing of computer game programs and electronically stored information across computer networks

IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: Software as a service (SAAS) services featuring software for the management, transmission, storage and sharing of computer game programs and electronically stored information across computer networks

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10. Re: Gearbox TMs Jun 26, 2012, 11:52 Dev
 
Spektr wrote on Jun 26, 2012, 11:31:
Biggest problem is that my Hard disk is partitioned and I have to put all steam games in the same partition.
I want to be able to install my games wherever I want to.
Actually no you don't. You can use windows junctions to move games elsewhere. Thats what I do to keep a couple games on my SSD where I want fast loading of maps in multiplayer (like L4D2) and the rest of my games elsewhere on a normal HDD.

I suggest to NOT do what I did (which was to install steam on my SSD). Instead, install steam on the large HDD. Its much less work that way and steam won't complain about space for installs.

Edit:
Verno mentioned some solutions, I use the one he mentioned called "Link Shell Extension". It adds support for symbolic links and junctions to the right click menu in windows explorer.

This comment was edited on Jun 26, 2012, 11:58.
 
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