Downloading Steam game on one computer...

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by JollyRogers, May 13, 2010.

  1. JollyRogers macrumors regular

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    Is it feasible to download a steam game using my steam account onto one computer and copying the files over to another computer to use? I don't have the bandwidth at home and want to copy the stuff from my computer I use at work to my home computer... Has anyone done this sort of thing successfully?
     
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Sure, you can do that.

    Check this post out. That's going from Windows to Mac, obviously, but the principle should be the same.
     
  3. Ack macrumors member

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    It works fine from Mac to Mac too. Just install Steam on the 2nd computer and copy the game's files from Documents/Steam Content/ into the new computer's Documents/Steam Content/ folder. Then open Steam and choose "install" for the game you just copied.
     
  4. JollyRogers thread starter macrumors regular

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    Got it and thanks! Copied Steam Contents from my mac@work to my MacPro @ home. Wife played Portal last night till we went to bed :)
     

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