xiro298 Dec 9, 2012 @ 6:09pm
Setting Install Location for Games
I know that you can set an install location for games in Windows and this is very helpful since I have a limited boot disk but large storage drives. Are there plans for adding this functionality to the Linux build of Steam? I have a similar setup on my Ubuntu box.
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s1n Dec 9, 2012 @ 8:08pm 
I'd like to know the same. I use an NFS server to hold all of my games and I'd rather install both native and emulated games to that since my boot disk is limited.
Hannersly Dec 9, 2012 @ 9:33pm 
I would like to add another vote of support for that, as I use a relatively small SSD for /home....
bugsbony Dec 9, 2012 @ 10:21pm 
In the meantime you can just move the steam folder and use a symlink. I think there is also environment variables to set steam's folders but I don't remember where I saw them.
raxetul Dec 11, 2012 @ 2:22pm 
Sym linking did not work for me. Tried ~/.steam and ~/.local/share/Steam
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thedarknite Dec 11, 2012 @ 2:43pm 
The game data is installed into ~/Steam so that's the one to move and symlink
mv ~/Steam /<NewBasePath>/Steam
ln -s /<NewBasePath>/Steam ~/Steam
[LINUX]FinCoder Dec 11, 2012 @ 2:45pm 
+1 support for this
Panther Dec 11, 2012 @ 4:57pm 
You could also try to install Steam to different location, although I'm not sure if it works 100%. See: http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/0/882965239721861812/#c846939071456733515
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