Will 8 dec 2012 om 5:00vm
Copying TF2 content from Windows to Linux
I already have TF2 installed on a Windows PC, and would like to also install it on my Linux box. Is it possible to copy the platform independent (data) portion of the content across between the two platforms to save another 12GB download?
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oneinfiniteloop 8 dec 2012 om 5:08vm 
Yes, you just need to copy all GCFs for the game in your ~/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps directory, namely:
source materials.gcf
source models.gcf
source sounds.gcf
source 2007 shared materials.gcf
source 2007 shared models.gcf
source 2007 shared sounds.gcf
team fortress 2 content.gcf
team fortress 2 materials.gcf
team fortress 2 client content.gcf (althought I'm not sure you'll need one on Linux)
Laatst bewerkt door oneinfiniteloop; 8 dec 2012 om 5:10vm
ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ 8 dec 2012 om 5:37vm 
FIle names in Linux are case sensitive. In Linux all these files start with a capital letter. For example, Team Fortress 2 Client Content.gcf.
Laatst bewerkt door ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ; 8 dec 2012 om 5:37vm
boot 8 dec 2012 om 6:09vm 
Origineel geplaatst door A(II) Rh+:
FIle names in Linux are case sensitive. In Linux all these files start with a capital letter. For example, Team Fortress 2 Client Content.gcf.

Running fine here regardless of upper or lower case file names...
ydna 8 dec 2012 om 6:23vm 
Origineel geplaatst door boot:
Running fine here regardless of upper or lower case file names...
That's odd. Linux is case sensitive and Steam looks for uppercased files. I copied my gcfs from my Mac and had to rename them in order for Steam to recognize them.
boot 8 dec 2012 om 6:28vm 
Don't know, but this is what my folder looks like.
http://i.imgur.com/UKTVz.jpg
ydna 8 dec 2012 om 6:32vm 
Well, I can only think your OS is an exception. Which is it?
boot 8 dec 2012 om 6:43vm 
Kubuntu 12.10 64-bit
KDE 4.9.4
LINUX 3.6.3-030603-generic
Laatst bewerkt door boot; 8 dec 2012 om 6:43vm
Will 17 dec 2012 om 2:27nm 
Thanks! It is playing fine, with similar quality to the windows PC despite the lower end graphics card in the Linux box.
kononvaler 19 dec 2012 om 6:13vm 
Today I'm copy 12gb Team Fortress 2 from one computer to another. I use for this backup/restore game dialog from steam agent interface.
paladyum 17 feb 2013 om 10:15vm 
You do not need to "copy" the files
You can link it, so that the files are shared between linux and windows installations. you must mount windows partition every time before launching steam.

The command for linking a single file is as follows, you have to change it for each file.
Go also need to know your Steam Library directory. You can learn its path from Steam settings->download tab, button at the bottom.

ln -sf "/media/WRITE-YOUR-WINDOWS-DIR/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/source models.gcf" "STEAM-LIBRARY-DIRECTORY/SteamApps/Source Models.gcf"
Jim 24 feb 2013 om 1:41nm 
I don't recommend linking unless you're really strapped for disk space. The performance of Linux NTFS drivers has always been rather poor next to "first class" file systems such as ext4.
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