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    I'm planning on a getting a new computer really soon and have a question or two about Steam.

    I already have quite a few games bought from Steam, is transferring those games to the new computer as easy as installing Steam, logging in, then installing? Any advice is appreciated.


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    Re: Steam on a New Computer

    Yes, loggin into Steam from a new computer will automatically download and install the old games. This only works with official games such as CSS, Left 4 Dead and Half life, mods you'll have to find again.
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      Re: Steam on a New Computer

      Sure is! It's so awesome. I was on the road with my laptop, and decided to install Steam to check out new games. Then it showed me everything I've ever had on the account and offered to download the games. They're all fully playable and I never needed the cd's to install or play them. Steam rules.
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        Re: Steam on a New Computer

        Originally posted by DrBeat View Post
        I'm planning on a getting a new computer really soon and have a question or two about Steam.

        I already have quite a few games bought from Steam, is transferring those games to the new computer as easy as installing Steam, logging in, then installing? Any advice is appreciated.
        I would first backup the games you have on your old computer. Doing that is as simple as: File > Backup Games...

        Then just choose which games you want to backup and if you want the files in CD or DVD size. Then just burn them to a CD/DVD or transfer them to a portable hard drive/USB drive.

        Then on your new computer after you've installed steam, you can double-click the backup.exe file to restore your game backups.

        Saves you the downloading and waiting time.
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          Re: Steam on a New Computer

          That's an awesome feature, thanks Acreo! Thanks everyone for the help! This transition will be easier then I expected.

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            Re: Steam on a New Computer

            if you have a decent sized external, or have a way of xfer from one comp to the other... just copy your steamapps folder to your new one.... boom, done
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