Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

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.
[SoF] Feed More 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
Last edited by raxetul; Dec 11, 2012 @ 2:22pm
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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Date Posted: Dec 9, 2012 @ 6:09pm
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