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Old 09-24-2007, 03:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I current have the orange box and bioshock purchases through steam.
I have only installed TF2 from the OB though.

I have to format my pc and i was wondering if their is a way or feature steam has to back up the files, so i dont have to re download the games ALL OVER AGAIN.

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Good question, I'd like to know as well. I think you can. Right click on the game in Steam, I think theirs a settings or properties button. I'm pretty sure theirs a "Back up game files" thing somewhere, I could be wrong.

Why don't you want to re-download it? It'd take no time at all. I get like 400-500kb/s when i download a game or update in Steam.
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he's right, right click the game and select backup game files, then use that to reinstall rather then to dl
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yes backup is great. u can choose the size of the backup to to fit onto a CD or DVD, or just put it on a separate drive.
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yes backup is great. u can choose the size of the backup to to fit onto a CD or DVD, or just put it on a separate drive.
ahh found it...thanks.
But how do i re install it usinig the back up files?


And i only get a dl speed of 250-350 max.
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be careful with the back up and make sure that you get an .exe file with the set of back up files. I got screwed over once because the backup feature didn't work properly
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