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Old 02-14-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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Steam&Linux - where is the steam folder

Kinda ashamed to be posting this but I installed ubuntu alongside windows 8 (I actually kinda like it, valve marketing is working) and installed steam. I didn't want to reinstall 12 gb of tf2 so I looked at this thread steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/2/846939071197422609/.
However, I can't seem to locate the steam and steamapps folder, because linux doesn't have a program files directory. Any help?
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:19 PM   #2
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It has a directory, I think maybe in /opt/.

However, keep in mind that the Linux and Windows versions of TF2 are different. You may be able to carry over much of the maps/art assets but you'll have to redownload a good portion.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:24 PM   #3
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erm...my opt dir is empty...
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:29 PM   #4
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The folder you are looking for is hidden within your user's home folder.

In a terminal windows (I think it is Ctrl+Shift+T ? to get quick access to it), as you should be in your home directory when opening the terminal, type:

ln -s -v ~/.local/share/Steam ~/

This should create a symlink that gives quick access to your steam folder (within the file manager or the terminal).
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:34 PM   #5
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The folder you are looking for is hidden within your user's home folder.

In a terminal windows (I think it is Ctrl+Shift+T ? to get quick access to it), as you should be in your home directory when opening the terminal, type:

ln -s -v ~/.local/share/Steam ~/

This should create a symlink that gives quick access to your steam folder (within the file manager or the terminal).
Thanks a lot, I think it worked! Never thought of it being a hidden folder.
Now, does the steam downloader auto recognize the complete .gcf files?
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:37 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot, I think it worked! Never thought of it being a hidden folder.
It makes me wonder. The Windows version of steam doesn't hide their folders. But the Mac and Linux versions do.

Oh well, only slightly irritating, but easily maneuvered around (once you know how that is).

EDIT: Oh, you are going to make me go back in to Linux aren't you? Well, if you located the place where it would download the files to, you probably just have to verify local content for TF2 and all it'll download is the Linux binaries (shouldn't be too big of a download that point).

It'll be similar to how it is setup on Windows. ~/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps < copy your gcf files to there.

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