View Full Version : How to restore games?
05-13-2010, 06:43 AM
I've had some trouble with the torchlight demo crashing, so I backed it up, deleted the local content, and now I want to restore it to avoid re-downloading it.
The back-up wizard said I should either run the "first file" or the backup/restore wizard.
The files are not a file that the system recognizes, nor can I open them with Steam.app, and when running the "backup/restore games" command from the "Account" menu, all it does is display a message "You don't currently have any games ready to backup.".
Does anyone know how to restore backed up games in steam for mac?
05-13-2010, 06:51 AM
should have copied the torchlight file somewhere else, deleted local content, move the folder back, then verify it.
05-13-2010, 07:06 AM
I don't really know how the back-up works, I thought using back-up might not copy the preferences (since that should work like a retail CD), but it seems the preferences are in the Application Support.
Anyway, my question was how to restore games, the whole point of having a back-up function is to be able to restore them later. If someone knows how to do it, it would be a great help.
05-13-2010, 09:20 PM
I've found that in order to restore games, you need to have at least one game already installed. If you have no games installed, you merely get the message that "You don't currently have any games ready to backup." I have both and iMac and MBP and wanted to have copies of my games on both systems, without having to download everything twice. I solved this problem rather easily.
After backing up all 5+ GB of Torchlight, Portal, and QuantZ (an Indie game Puzzler) on my iMac, I transferred the files over to the MBP. From there, I download QuantZ again (only ~40 MB, so not much). Now that I had a game installed on the MBP, I no longer got the "You don't currently have any games ready to backup" message, so I was able to restore easily. I just made sure not to install QuantZ a second time.
Valve ought to fix this so that we can restore from backup even if nothing is currently installed; that's the point of backups after all. But in the meantime, just download the smallest game you have. If you don't have any small games, QuantZ is only $3, or just a demo might even work. You'll still need to worry about busy servers making that first download tough, but it's better than waiting for a multi-GB download.
05-15-2010, 03:29 PM
I see, I didn't have anything installed either. Thank you very much for the solution :)
As you said, hopefully this issue will be fixed soon.
06-06-2010, 08:48 PM
I can't wait for the fix! ;D
*edit* It's working!
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