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Old 10-26-2010, 06:27 PM   #1
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Transfer Steam and a game by flash drive?

So I want to put my Steam and a game (Team Fortress 2) on a flash drive so I can start up Steam and play from any computer without having to download them. How would I do this? Thanks in advance for the help.
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:53 PM   #2
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Copy&Paste.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:35 AM   #3
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As Nekomancer said, if you copy the entire Steam installation directory to the flash drive, you should be able to run it just fine.

Note that you will need administrator privileges on other computers to use it however.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:09 AM   #4
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You can copy the entire Steam directory if you like. Just remember not to save log in details if it's not your computer you're playing on
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:35 AM   #5
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you can copy the steam/steamapps directory to copy all your games or look a little deeper to find just the tf2 directory. You will however have to install the steam app. You could download the steam app and copy it to your flash drive.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:26 AM   #6
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you can copy the steam/steamapps directory to copy all your games or look a little deeper to find just the tf2 directory. You will however have to install the steam app. You could download the steam app and copy it to your flash drive.
The Team Fortress 2 directory is just a cache location. The actual files reside in the GCF files. If you delete JUST the TF2 directory, verify the cache, nothing will be downloaded. When you launch the game again, it will extract everything it needs into that same directory.

As I say, you really can get away with copying the steam.exe file and going into "steamapps" directory and copying the Team Fortress 2 GCF files should be all you need - They're 3.9GB and 1.83GB in size
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