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Is it possible to have regular steam and free steam on the same computer?

Discussion in 'Support & Help' started by mews, June 26, 2008.

  1. mews

    mews New Member

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  2. Echo419

    Echo419 FS Owner

    Yes, you can just install steam in 2 different places.
     
  3. .ISO

    .ISO FS Member

    Yea it is, but they must be installed in two seperate folder
     
  4. mews

    mews New Member

    Thanks for the quick responses.

    When I run the installer downloaded form the home page it comes up with;

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    Repair: will go over the current installation changing anything that is different in normal steam compared to freesteam.

    Uninstall will uninstall steam.
     
  5. Echo419

    Echo419 FS Owner

    Copy steam.exe to another folder.
     
  6. mews

    mews New Member

    tried and it still prompts for repair or uninstall
     
  7. Echo419

    Echo419 FS Owner

    If you copied it somewhere else just run it.
     
  8. mews

    mews New Member

    Huh? I copied the normal steam.exe away to another folder and then when I try and install freesteam it still prompts for that.
     
  9. Echo419

    Echo419 FS Owner

    If you ran steam.exe from the other folder you already installed steam somewhere else.
     
  10. rushil01

    rushil01 Maestro of Meyhem

    Like Echo said if you run Steam.exe from somewhere it isn't installed it should make a new copy of steam.
     
  11. deltatsunami

    deltatsunami New Member

    No, don't copy the INSTALLER. Go to C:/Program Files/Steam or whatever place you installed steam to and copy the steam.exe that's in THERE to a different location.
     
  12. Deadman Walking

    Deadman Walking New Member

    ummm hey I'm kinda new. if you copy the original steam to some other place wont the computer not even "see" it. if not I'm confused IM me at [email protected] :) happy hacking

    ps. it says that free steam is a Trojan/worm virus and i just got my pc just wondering if its safe :confused:
     
  13. rushil01

    rushil01 Maestro of Meyhem

    1) nobody is going to IM you...
    2) yes its safe... we have explained this millions of times and im not doing it again
     
  14. Reflector

    Reflector Full Member

    Not quite sure how to answer the first bit but... As long as you just use your legit account on your original steam and not your cracked client, you don't have to worry about your legit account. The computer won't be able to "see" you're copying steam because when the steam client is started in a new location, it downloads all the necessary files to work, hence, it's like it's a new installation of the application, not the old one.

    Secondly. Unfortunately, this forum has had quite a few "hackers/bastards" who try to scam this community for their legit accounts. Programs are posted sometimes which are indeed key-loggers and virus's however the best way to steer clear of these threats is to only download download's posted by respected members or that have been verified as "Safe" by administrators.

    If you've downloaded something called "Free Steam" and think it is a malicious program, send it to WWIII or any other admin for help.
     
  15. EriX920

    EriX920 FS Administrator

    you cannot install steam to two locations, when steam installs it sets registry keys and when you start any steam exe it scans those keys
     
  16. .ISO

    .ISO FS Member

    Yes u can!
    Well, u can run the installer, but u can copy and paste the files manually
     
  17. EriX920

    EriX920 FS Administrator

    You just agreed with me. You can run the installer as many times as you want but theres no changing that each time you run the installer, whatever path you choose will be written to the registry.

    IF you want to run two different steams using two different registry locations just ask me, i'll edit Steam.exe or Dll (havn't looked at either) and change the registry locations.
     
  18. .ISO

    .ISO FS Member

    U just simply said u can't install steam, didn't say anything about copying the files. And yes, i do agree with what u said on the registry part. I don't think he'll care/understand though
     

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