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Old 12-21-2012, 07:24 AM   #1
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Hi folks,

I'd like to install my games onto a different volume then what Steam was installed onto (Main OS).
I've used Steam Library Folders to add a 382.92GB partition as seen in the link below:

http://www.wikisteve.com/temp/Steam_library_folders.png

But when I go to install a game such as Team Fortress 2 it does not allow me to select an install point or recognize that there is > 380GB of free space available to Steam.

http://www.wikisteve.com/temp/Steam_no_install.png

Cheers,

Steve


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Old 12-21-2012, 10:55 AM   #2
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Only games converted to the new content system support such feature... TF2 is not one of them...
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:39 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks.

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Only games converted to the new content system support such feature... TF2 is not one of them...
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:27 AM   #4
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You can move your Steam home folder ~/.local/share/Steam to that new partition and create a link for it in the same place at your home. You should see 380GB space next time you install a game.

This will work even with older games on Steam which makes Linux easier than Windows on this!

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Old 12-25-2012, 09:37 AM   #5
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You can move your Steam home folder ~/.local/share/Steam to that new partition and create a link for it in the same place at your home. You should see 380GB space next time you install a game.

This will work even with older games on Steam which makes Linux easier than Windows on this!
I actually I did the following:
1) dd to make a 20GB file
2) mkfs -t ext4 the 20GB
3) moved Steam files into the new filesystem
4) added the new filesystem to the ~/.local/share/Steam leafpoint

1 hour left to downloading TF2
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