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Old 07-20-2011, 07:39 PM   #1
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If I reinstall steam, will I loose my tf2 items?

I might have to re-install steam soon due to some trouble I am having with it. I know that when I re-install steam I have to re-install games. I really don't want to loose my purchases and my trades (weapons hats etc.) Can somebody please tell me?
 
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:40 PM   #2
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Pretty sure you keep it all
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:42 PM   #3
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You wont. It's all saved on their database - not your hard drive.. if that were the case there would be a LOT of jarateed off people after reformatting. Your controls and setup, however..
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:43 PM   #4
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I might have to re-install steam soon due to some trouble I am having with it. I know that when I re-install steam I have to re-install games. I really don't want to loose my purchases and my trades (weapons hats etc.) Can somebody please tell me?
Don't worry, you won't lose anything!
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:44 PM   #5
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As already said, it's much like the situation with your games. Both are tied your account.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:00 PM   #6
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They're stored in the Steam Cloud - when you install Steam on that over computer, if it asks you to download from or upload to the cloud, download it from the cloud.

If it doesn't, it's automatic. You're safe.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:06 PM   #7
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They're stored in the Steam Cloud - when you install Steam on that over computer, if it asks you to download from or upload to the cloud, download it from the cloud.

If it doesn't, it's automatic. You're safe.
Except when it rains, you'll sometimes notice your items are wet. That's the only downside of cloud storage....

Sorry, I couldn't resist that
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:24 PM   #8
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To be safe, feel free to give them to me to hold on to for you when you come back.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:43 PM   #9
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No reason to have to re-install your games. Just be sure to save you "steamapps" folder somewhere safe, desktop/stand alone HD. It will save you having to download all your games again after you re-install Steam. Just paste the saved steamapps folder back into the fresh install. It's great way to backup your games without having to fool with Steams backup program.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:06 PM   #10
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I've reinstalled Team Fortress 2 a few times already and I have lost absolutely nothing. My backpack contains the same items without saving/copying any folders/files from Steam before the reinstallation.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:56 PM   #11
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Your controls and setup, however..
All in the cloud, so won't lose them either.
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