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Old 05-27-2011, 03:28 PM   #121
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Originally Posted by edsurly View Post
I just (last week) built a new gaming machine. I put in the largest SSD I could afford, 64 gig, I came here to steam.....finished installing TF2, Civ V and now what? I can't tell steam where I want to install a new purchase...Oblivion....so no sale Steam. Tough , I'm downloading it from Direct2Drive, you lose. This has been a wanted addition (not a feature...a needed addition) for well over a year now. I wonder how many purchases Steam has lost to their compitors because of this? Seems like the management at Steam (or whom ever would make these decisions) are about as clueless as the managment types at my work. i.e. Think of the pointy haired boss from Dilbertt. Yea, smooth move Steam. Drect2Drive just garnered all my purchases until this overlooked addition is added.
Well it seems Direct2Drive lost as well, they don't have it! lol Got it Oblivion GOTY Deluxe from Impulse. WOOT!
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:55 PM   #122
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SO I'm throwing in my hat for support of this idea, since I currently don't have enough room to install the Steam versions of Crysis 1 and 2 left on the partition Steam is on.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:39 PM   #123
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I have a 250g SSD and i do support this idea. i have already made many links from steam/OS to my 2nd drive.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:26 PM   #124
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I have 1 TB HDD and fill 80% of it with Steam games so I wish Steam support multiple drive, too. I can add at 2 TB HDD and move Steam there, but then it'll be fill up in one or two Steam holiday sale later.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:46 PM   #125
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I don't know about anyone else, but i prefer having redundant hard drives just for Steam rather than wait 10 years before i can get the most out of my account.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:44 AM   #126
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Yes, this is a much needed feature!
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:47 PM   #127
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I can't believe multiple hard drives still aren't supported on Steam. This should be a high priority update.
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:35 PM   #128
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I wish this was a feature.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:05 PM   #129
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I hope this is being worked on. I purchased Duke Nukem Forever (Retail) and Fallout New Vegas (Retail). Both were added to my Steam library automatically even though I was hoping to install them on my Raid 0+1 SSD. (240 MB/s vs. 77MB/s) My Raid 0+1 is only 60GB so cannot move my library to it. Even if I build a new computer my SSD will probably still only be 120 or 240GB. Contacted support and they suggested symbolic links but it seems like it would be easier to incorporate an installer that can specify a hard drive path (the technology has obviously been around a long time)
Size of Steam folder = 144GB.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:39 PM   #130
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This would be incredibly useful, cuz laptops don't exactly have multi-terabyte hard drives.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:18 AM   #131
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Great idea. I plan to have a Gigabit NAS and store all the heavy stuff in there to keep the other LAN pcs/notebooks with free disk space and only the extreme necessary apps installed on them.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:54 AM   #132
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Signed. Ridiculous that this isn't implemented yet.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:52 AM   #133
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Just going to add my support to this demand.

My steam folder is now 600 gigs plus and I'm out of space and have to resort to manually moving games and setting up junctions, which really should not be required.

I refuse to believe that this is difficult to implement - it is in my opinion poor service from this service provider.

I stopped buying games from Steam outside of the sales, after the 1 Dollar = 1 Euro scandal, which made many games more expensive than store bought physical copies. If they can't implement a rather small feature like this it is yet another reason for me to take my business elsewhere.
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:17 PM   #134
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I finally got around to using junctions for the workaround and I can tell you if you have an SSD it's worth it to go to the trouble. My SSD isn't even super fast and it cuts level loads to at least a tenth (compared to a 7200 RPM HD), and framerate is smoother too. Enthusiasts take note: My max transfer is ~300 MB/s in RAID, but you can easily push 1000 MB/s with newer Sandforce RAID arrays.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:25 AM   #135
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In my opinion we need this feature built into Steam as soon ASAP.

Did anyone tried contacting Steam via support ticket to have an official word on this ?

Hope its on their plans to add this in the near future.
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