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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:20 PM   #26
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It's talking about Steam Libraries. I just tried it and I see what you mean--it lists only my internal drive. Probably a bug, email valve?
Ticket submitted. I'll report back...
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Old Mar 7, 2013, 04:38 PM   #27
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You can do this by going to the downloads+Cloud tab in preferences and selecting steam library folders. You can make as many library folders as you want wherever.
Valve confirmed on March 6, 2013 that Mac Steam does not support creating additional Steam Libraries from within the Mac Steam Application. This is only supported on Windows. The instructions in the Symbolic Link (Moving Steam Content) MacRumnors Guide still applies.
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Valve confirmed on March 6, 2013 that Mac Steam does not support creating additional Steam Libraries from within the Mac Steam Application. This is only supported on Windows. The instructions in the Symbolic Link (Moving Steam Content) MacRumnors Guide still applies.
I does work on my machine. I have a SSD and I have a select few games on the SSD and the rest on a HDD. Using steam's built in multiple library function.
I'm using Mac OSX 10.8.2 if that matters.
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Old Mar 8, 2013, 12:40 PM   #29
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I does work on my machine. I have a SSD and I have a select few games on the SSD and the rest on a HDD. Using steam's built in multiple library function.
I'm using Mac OSX 10.8.2 if that matters.
Hmm. I'm using Snow Leopard. I know that when I try it, the Window menu where you might be able to select another drive/partition, nothing else shows up except my home drive. Anyway, this is what they said:

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Installing Steam content to another drive/partition is not currently supported on the Mac version of Steam.

It may be possible to configure a symbolic link to allow these files to exist on another drive.

However, this process is recommended for advanced users only and is not supported.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symlink

Our Forum users may have more information regarding this process.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...play.php?f=890
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Hmm. I'm using Snow Leopard. I know that when I try it, the Window menu where you might be able to select another drive/partition, nothing else shows up except my home drive. Anyway, this is what they said:
You find the other volumes under /Volumes/.

Here is my setup:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvFsld6Aclk&

You see I have a library at /Volumes/Mac II/symlinks/steam/
Don't mind the name symlink, it's just what I called the folder, as it used to contain a symlinked library (which obviously is not anymore)
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You find the other volumes under /Volumes/.

Here is my setup:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvFsld6Aclk&

You see I have a library at /Volumes/Mac II/symlinks/steam/
Don't mind the name symlink, it's just what I called the folder, as it used to contain a symlinked library (which obviously is not anymore)
In your video, where you clicked on another volume, nothing is there for me to choose although I have about 3 drives, 6 partitions. I wonder if the difference is MacOS6 vs 8? I've been thinking about upgrading to 8. Is there any compelling reason to do so? Maybe I should.
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In your video, where you clicked on another volume, nothing is there for me to choose although I have about 3 drives, 6 partitions. I wonder if the difference is MacOS6 vs 8? I've been thinking about upgrading to 8. Is there any compelling reason to do so? Maybe I should.
There are pros and cons with upgrading.
The pros is that many new games take advantages of newer OpenGL (3.x) which is available on 10.8, where as Snow Leopard is limited to OpenGL 2.x.
Then again you loose Rosetta, which makes PPC applications obsolete.
There are some changes in ML that in the start I found annoying, but after I upgraded my machine SL wasn't really working that well. (Intel Z77 chipset and i5 compared to my old p45 chipset and Core 2 Duo). It can still boot and run SL, but power saving and some stuff aren't working that well on that chipset and SL.

SL is still very viable, but more and more apps does require Lion and newer.
Also it's not anymore about if to upgrade your OS; but when to upgrade.

One thing I forgot to mention, all my drives are internal drives, and not external ones. 2xSSD and 3xHDD.

I'm still a bit confused why they say it is not supported on Mac, because it clearly works on my system?!It works the exact way it does on my win7 partition.
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There are pros and cons with upgrading.
The pros is that many new games take advantages of newer OpenGL (3.x) which is available on 10.8, where as Snow Leopard is limited to OpenGL 2.x.
Then again you loose Rosetta, which makes PPC applications obsolete.
There are some changes in ML that in the start I found annoying, but after I upgraded my machine SL wasn't really working that well. (Intel Z77 chipset and i5 compared to my old p45 chipset and Core 2 Duo). It can still boot and run SL, but power saving and some stuff aren't working that well on that chipset and SL.

SL is still very viable, but more and more apps does require Lion and newer.
Also it's not anymore about if to upgrade your OS; but when to upgrade.

One thing I forgot to mention, all my drives are internal drives, and not external ones. 2xSSD and 3xHDD.

I'm still a bit confused why they say it is not supported on Mac, because it clearly works on my system?!It works the exact way it does on my win7 partition.
Maybe they don't want to answer questions or troubleshoot problems when they arise on MacOS?
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i wanted to update the guide for osx on that theme (since it's outdated and leads to errors), but it turns out, i have to A: be registered on the forum, and B: have 5 posts

so, can someone "experienced" do it, thx
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I had a friend move his copy of Team Fortress 2 over to my computer. So I know it's possible. The only thing that you would have to download afterwards would be the tons of updates.
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i wanted to update the guide for osx on that theme (since it's outdated and leads to errors), but it turns out, i have to A: be registered on the forum, and B: have 5 posts

so, can someone "experienced" do it, thx
I created this guide: Symbolic Link (Moving Steam Content) and updated it in Feb and Mar of this year. What is outdated? Happy to help.
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