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joppe38 poissaolokohtaus Mar 25, 2013 @ 7:18am
Please add option to install to a different HDD
Please add the option to install Half-Life 2 to a different HDD.
There are many games that require this feature (like Duke Nukem Forever).
My SSD is small so I like to install games that are not demanding to a different Hard Drive.
VALVe PLZ
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Alucard The Oni Apr 28, 2013 @ 2:34am 
Was just about to install HL2 and episodes, then noticed i can't install them to a different drive. The drive Steam is installed on doesn't have space to install all of them and I have nothing that I can uninstall from that drive to make space either. I just reinstalled Steam to my main drive thinking I could install all the games on a different drive, I'm not going to reinstall Steam and the games AGAIN. You let third party games be installed on a different drive, why not your own?
joppe38 poissaolokohtaus Apr 28, 2013 @ 5:53am 
Indeed.
If VALVe truly respects their community, why are they doing this?
Annoyin' Desperado Jun 27, 2013 @ 12:16am 
You can now! :D
joppe38 poissaolokohtaus Jun 27, 2013 @ 10:08am 
Originally posted by Wind Waker:
You can now! :D

OMG!!!!!!!
Leb Jul 1, 2013 @ 9:46am 
I'm sorry, I don't see how to do this. When I try to install HL2, it doesn't give me an option to install anywhere else, where is the option? Thanks.
joppe38 poissaolokohtaus Jul 1, 2013 @ 11:24am 
Originally posted by Leb:
I'm sorry, I don't see how to do this. When I try to install HL2, it doesn't give me an option to install anywhere else, where is the option? Thanks.

I uninstalled my HL2 and tested it. I have to admit that the option STILL doesn't exist.
t o r o i d Jul 1, 2013 @ 12:43pm 
Originally posted by joppe38 poissaolokohtaus:
Originally posted by Leb:
I'm sorry, I don't see how to do this. When I try to install HL2, it doesn't give me an option to install anywhere else, where is the option? Thanks.

I uninstalled my HL2 and tested it. I have to admit that the option STILL doesn't exist.

I just installed it a couple of days ago and it DID give me the option. I have it installed on my E drive.
Der Schumacher Jul 2, 2013 @ 1:52pm 
Originally posted by T0R0ID:
Originally posted by joppe38 poissaolokohtaus:

I uninstalled my HL2 and tested it. I have to admit that the option STILL doesn't exist.

I just installed it a couple of days ago and it DID give me the option. I have it installed on my E drive.
Its there. Its a little dropdown thing that is seen on the same page that tells you how much space you need to install the game
joppe38 poissaolokohtaus Jul 3, 2013 @ 1:17am 
I see no dropdown boxes. I even took a screenshot of my computer screen as evidence:
http://i39.tinypic.com/wkph6d.jpg
mrjosheyhalo Jul 10, 2013 @ 6:25am 
some games you can some games you cant or maby thats some times you can and some times you cant

as i can put hl2 on and diferent drive and hl1 and spin offs but not hl1:S
Fluxarray Jul 10, 2013 @ 7:07am 
Because Steam only stores the Source engine once on your hard drive, you can only install to the drive that where the Source engine files are located. If you uninstall every game that uses the Half-life 2 version of Source, you will get the option dialog to install to another drive when trying to install the game. Every game that uses that version of Source you install after that will automatically be installed to the same drive (to conserve drive space by not having to store the same files twice on 2 seperate drives).
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Leb Jul 10, 2013 @ 9:39am 
I saw there were new posts here, so without looking at the thread, I went to see if I could install HL2 to a separate drive. I can, now. I haven't done anything dfferent, didn't uninstall any source games or anything. It may have been with the steam update which came last night, I don't know. But I can say for sure that I can now install HL2 wherever I want.

This is for fluxarray, isn't that starting to not be true anymore? I was under the impression all the source games are getting steampipe updates, so they won't have to rely on a pool of shared files anymore.
joppe38 poissaolokohtaus Jul 11, 2013 @ 2:54am 
Originally posted by Fluxarray:
Because Steam only stores the Source engine once on your hard drive, you can only install to the drive that where the Source engine files are located. If you uninstall every game that uses the Half-life 2 version of Source, you will get the option dialog to install to another drive when trying to install the game. Every game that uses that version of Source you install after that will automatically be installed to the same drive (to conserve drive space by not having to store the same files twice on 2 seperate drives).


I disagree. ALL my installed source games are installed at E drive. When I try to install HL2, it only allows me to install at C. When I try to install Half-Life: Source, it only allows me to install at C.
Fluxarray Jul 11, 2013 @ 3:40am 
I disagree. ALL my installed source games are installed at E drive. When I try to install HL2, it only allows me to install at C. When I try to install Half-Life: Source, it only allows me to install at C. [/quote]

There are different version of Source, and afaik HL:S and HL2 use the same version. The other games you have on your E (like TF2, CS:GO, L4D2 I presume) use the newest version of Source. There is probably still a game on your C which uses the HL2 version of Source, like maybe Alien Swarm, Zeno Clash or Payday (only third party Source games I can think of), which forces your HL2 to the C drive.
joppe38 poissaolokohtaus Jul 11, 2013 @ 3:53am 
Originally posted by Fluxarray:
There are different version of Source, and afaik HL:S and HL2 use the same version. The other games you have on your E (like TF2, CS:GO, L4D2 I presume) use the newest version of Source. There is probably still a game on your C which uses the HL2 version of Source, like maybe Alien Swarm, Zeno Clash or Payday (only third party Source games I can think of), which forces your HL2 to the C drive.

I have no such games installed. As I said before ALL my installed source games are at E. I had some leftovers that steam had not deleted so I deleted those files manually. I still can not install HL2 on E :(
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