Team Fortress 2
Kalistau Feb 6, 2013 @ 5:25pm
Cannot install to alternate location under Linux?
This game does not allow the option to install to my alternate location under Linux. Other games allow it, but this one doesn't.
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Long Ago [Linux] Feb 6, 2013 @ 6:09pm 
I never paid attention to that when installing Steam or TF2. But when TF2 was installing it said it was going to use about 10 GB of the 20 GB remaining on my / partition, so I am currently using about 94% of my Linux partition.

If you are not familiar with Linux, there are some things you can do, like create a symbolic link (ln -s) to a different subdirectory on any mounted drive, as long as you have read/write permission for that location (preferably on a Linux file system). Although, that may be tough to do when you do not know directory names before installing. As near as I can tell there are some files with "Team Fortress 2" in their name in ~/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps, and then there are other files in your "username/Team Fortress 2" under that path.
Last edited by Long Ago [Linux]; Feb 6, 2013 @ 6:10pm
Kalistau Feb 6, 2013 @ 6:13pm 
FYI - In regards to using symlinks

Quote from Github bug report:
"It’s not recommended to, if you must have TF2 on a different mount, move your whole Steam dir and run steam ‐ it should prompt for you to tell it where the new location is, this is safer."
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Date Posted: Feb 6, 2013 @ 5:25pm
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