Question about saving Steam games to external drive.

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by fel10, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. fel10 macrumors 68000

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    I was wondering if it is possible to download Steam game straight to an external drive, instead of saving them to my SSD. If yes, how do I do that??? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    Symlink ~/Library/Application\ Support/Steam/SteamApps/ to your external drive. There are some threads with details on it here if you use the search.
     
  3. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks a lot for the help. Sorry about no using the search. :(
     
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  5. RollTide macrumors 6502

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    I'd use an external connected via firewire, works great. I didn't notice any lag tbh,
     
  6. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank u so much for this. I was having trouble, but after following this guide, it was piece of cake. Thanks a lot :D
     
  7. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Now that Lion is out, that really doesn't work anymore :(. Anybody knows how to do it with Lion???
     
  8. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    There is no way that Lion will have changed how symbolic links work.
     
  9. jakeguy99 macrumors regular

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    I have steam installed directly on my external so all files and folders will save there with the proper path..
     
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