I've just downloaded Steam for OS X, I have a slight problem in that I don't really have vast amounts of space to install games to my boot volume (160GB SSD drive). Does anyone know if it's possible to select a different drive to install games to?
Move your steam folder to the desired location
open up terminal and get ready to use your mac like a man (sorta).
type in "cd /Users/<your user name>/Documents/" (the home location of "Steam Content" by default
you can do this by draging your documents folder into the terminal window after typing "cd " (note the space) but we are doing things the manly way.
press enter and type "ln -s /paths/to/Steam\ Content Steam\ Content"
NOTE THE SPACES. yet again you can do this by drag and drop just note that there is a space without the escape character \ in between the folder your linking and the link its self.
this should help if you have any questions about procedure.
This is copy pasted from an email i sent out durring the beta and it would seem that this worked for most people
and for those of you who risk drowning when attempting to eat soup I made a video going over the short part of it.
and thus ends my effort
ln -s /Games/Steam /Users/<your username>/Documents/Steam\ Content
ln -s /Volumes/GAMES/SteamMac /Users/username/Library/Application\ Support/Steam (symlink [U]Steam[/U] now points to [B]SteamMac[/B])
ln -s /Volumes/GAMES/SteamMac/runic\ games /Users/username/Library/Application\ Support (symlink [U]runic games[/U] now points to [B]SteamMac/runic games[/B])
FAT32...? That will get sticky with bigger games
Yes please, I would like to know how to do that.
Ahh!! I feel like I'm about to explode!
Please, please help if you can - appreciation in advance for anyone who has pity on me.
That's the thing, I've been dragging in the relevant folders the guides have suggested, but still it's not working.