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Old 01-16-2020, 01:20 AM   #1
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Default how to install sh4 into a different folder than the default steam one

My version is the steam one. Even though I specified a different location to install the game, the steam keeps installing it into the default steam library folder. Anyway to get around it?
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Old 01-16-2020, 01:51 AM   #2
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Whatever you've told Steam is the location of your games library is where SH4 needs to be. You can't move it out of the games library, the Steam DRM will prevent the game from running. That said, you can create multiple SH4 installs in the games library by copying the entire SH4 folder and pasting it. Rename the folder and use MultiSH4 to have a separate fully functioning install.

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Old 01-16-2020, 06:35 AM   #3
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STEAM > A Comprehensive Guide To Installing > By propbeanie

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Old 01-16-2020, 08:13 PM   #4
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We really should put an addendum on that THEBERBSTER:

Moving a Steam Installation and Games

which covers moving all of Steam when you only have one hard drive or partition available (takes a long while to do), and also covers adding a Steam Library to a 2nd hard drive, which is the easy way. In both cases, the majority of Steam will stay in the "Program Files..." folder, but the game(s) do not...

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