[Steam] Transfering games from PC to PC ?

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  1. Rick Astley
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    Hi,

    I've a little problem with Steam (again ohhh) : I've bought a lot of games, some of them are huges, some others are not that much. But, I can't download them where am I (0,1Mb/s of internet speed, you get the idea) on my good pc, but my old pc (10 years old) can have a 30Mb/s internet speed, so way better.

    Could I download them from my old PC and after putting them on my new PC since both would have Steam on it, I guess it's just about where to put them (but one is W10 the other W8.1)

    Moreover, i'm quite strange, but I don't like wasting space on my PCs (i've 2 PC, 2 laptop) so : Could I download all my games, putting them on an external drive and just moving them on the PC i want to play them WHEN i want ?

    Thanks o/
     
  2. leon315

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    you can use either filezilla(freeware) or external hard disk to transfer game folder, the only one required is located in steamapps/common
     
  3. migles

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    install the steam client in the new pc
    move the entire steamapps folder into the new installation, it may need to verify and download some misc stuff, but it's done

    you can tell the client to install the games into an external folder
     
  4. Rick Astley
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    Okay, so i'll use an External Drive for moving them anyway but I can dl on one PC and move it when i want on the PC i want
    Amazing, thanks o/
     
  5. Rick Astley
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    I bump this because I think i'm gonna kill Steam.

    I wanted to download a 50Gb game. I did it on my old PC. IN TWO WEEKS.

    I transferred it to my External Drive. Used my new PC and transferred it. I installed steam (and I hate that. Omg... Really I hate that) and now, Steam just ask me to install the game if i launch the .exe from the game;
    What about NO ?

    Any help ? Thanks.
     
  6. TotalInsanity4

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    Is you games folder pointed to the folder you moved in the steam settings?
     
  7. Rick Astley
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    Yes of course :/
     
  8. TotalInsanity4

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    I'm. Could be a simple sanity (huehuehue) check. Try selecting "install" or whatever and see if it just checks to make sure all the files are in the right place. Or, if you haven't already, try running them from the Steam app
     
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    I forgot
    Steam will still have to verify the files on the other PC, just click install and it will detect files already downloaded.
     
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    You could also use backup discs, which Steam supports. You're gonna need some blank CDs/DVDs, though.
     
  11. Rick Astley
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    Update : Just deleted Steam. Too much annoying. I prefer to say good bye to my games rather dealing with Steam.
    i'll have to post another thread help because even unistalled, Steam continues to annoy me <3