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Steam Profiles
« on: July 07, 2017, 04:24:08 am »
Hi all gamers,

I noticed Steam keeps stuff in a .local folder(subfolders) location

Now I install my games to a separate 300Gb partition on an SSD.

I distro hop....  Hey  "S**t appens".    Is there anyway I can keep the same "Profile" across distro's so that my game saves and general profile are available.

ie can I store my .local stuff - for steam only - other than on the partition where the distro is installed ?

Regards Zeb...
« Last Edit: July 07, 2017, 10:17:15 am by PCNetSpec, Reason: cleaned up language »
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Re: Steam Profiles
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 10:20:53 am »
Mind the language please Zeb.

I'd assume so .. try copying the profile directory to another drive/partition and symlink to it from all the distros.
(I'd try this with a COPY first though)
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Re: Steam Profiles
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 10:25:03 am »
Mind the language please Zeb.

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Re: Steam Profiles
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 10:35:49 am »
No worries mate, I've been guilty of it too :-[
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Re: Steam Profiles
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2017, 12:52:18 pm »
The sad part: I read the post earlier and didn't even notice. :-[

I've never tried what you're attempting, but I don't see why it wouldn't work.  Like Mark said, try it with a copy and see what happens.

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Re: Steam Profiles
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2017, 01:15:09 pm »
You may need to recursively "chmod 777" the directory so it's read/write/execute by everyone .. in case the distros use differing UID's
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