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#1 09-10-2009 03:46:33

installertroubleguy
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installing with steam on a seperate partition

my hard drive has 2 partitions so it has 30Gb as c: for windows, but i have steam installed on my big partition (driveF:). now, i have 86Gb of free space left on the partition with steam and c: is almost full. I think the installer is trying to install on c: because its telling me there isnt enough space on the disk. so is there a way to manual install or make the installer find the right location? also is there a way to just set F: as the default drive for everything?

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#2 09-10-2009 16:25:51

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Re: installing with steam on a seperate partition

The installer looks for the Steam registry keys and installs Portal: Prelude in the Steam sourcemods folder accordingly.
I guess you may have manually moved the Steam folder and caused major desync between folders and registry ?

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#3 09-10-2009 16:44:13

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Re: installing with steam on a seperate partition

no i didnt manually move it, but i did create a new directory on drive F and installed steam there. so the path is F:/program files/steam/steamapps.....etc. is there a default path that the installer looks for?

i am not at home right now, when i get home i will make sure there are no steam folders on c:

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#4 09-10-2009 23:56:14

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Re: installing with steam on a seperate partition

Yeah, the installer should look for the Steam folder, wherever it is.
In case you didn't manage to install it in the right folder, let it install itself in the wrong place and just copy the whole "portal prelude" file to the "steam\steamapps\sourcemods" folder.

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#5 10-10-2009 04:08:39

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Re: installing with steam on a seperate partition

that would work, but the drive is full. i cant find any steam folders on it either....*scratches head*

wait.. the path that its saying is full is the right path, but theres 86Gb of free space left on it, how much space do i need?

got 100Gb free now.

found it, need 1.5Gb free.

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#6 10-10-2009 04:41:44

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Re: installing with steam on a seperate partition

i was able to install the 1.0.0 to 1.1.0 update just fine, but it still says i dont have enough space available. could other mods affect it? like fakefactory cm9 for half life 2 for example. or could it be 64 bit vista..

almost giving up i think, firefox started crashing out and paint wont let me save screanshots....at least i did get to play the mod before. i was still on xp when it as released at first, worked fine then. oh well great work on the mod thanks for the help.

it IS a .exe file, d-loaded from moddb, i own portal and al my other games(i dont pirate)

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#7 10-10-2009 14:17:15

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Re: installing with steam on a seperate partition

I don't really know how to help you, it seems you have a far more complicated problem than just the one with the installer.

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#8 10-10-2009 17:08:23

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Re: installing with steam on a seperate partition

thanks anyway, i have no idea why my pc is acting up all of a sudden, ill try it on my laptop. maybe windows 7 will be more forgiving..

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