m3iɳitƴ ☯ Mar 1, 2013 @ 3:03pm
What is default folder where Steam installs on Ubuntu?
The simple Browse Local Files doesn't work every time for some reason and it's killing me to find it among Ubuntu files on my own, lol. Anyone has a fast solution to this?
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John Noob doesn´t play ranked Mar 1, 2013 @ 3:11pm 
Config folders/files are hidden. Open the explorer/nautilus at your home and press 'ctrl+H'. You will see some folders that begin with the dot. ".steam" has your files.

You can add "Steam Libraries" where install more games on steam preferencies. When you config this folder, at the moment when you click "isntall" a game under Steam, Steam will give you to choose between primary Steam folder or the alternative folders that you have configured.
soggof Mar 1, 2013 @ 4:28pm 
the directory "steam" in .steam is a symbolic link that points to the default location: .local/share/Steam
(a prefix "." mean hidden)
if you are curious you can have more details from the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)
ls -la ~
the "l" flag means make a list, "a" flag means show me all entries, also those with prefix "."
~ means "your home directory", the terminal open there so wouldn't be necessary
ls -l ~/.steam
will show you the content of .steam and where the targets of the symlinks
if you are curious about the ls command:
man ls
...this can go on forever so I'll stop here lol
John Noob doesn´t play ranked Mar 1, 2013 @ 5:09pm 
Originally posted by soggof:
...this can go on forever so I'll stop here lol

m3iɳitƴ ☯ Mar 1, 2013 @ 5:45pm 
Lol, that totally helped me out xD I am new to this thing, even tho it seems curious for programmers, lol. Thanks for the prompt replies!
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