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How to Install Steam Games?
twingetamati
Posted 2015-10-04 18:30
I've got the Steam .tie loaded and running.  But, I'm wondering if I have to do anything special to install games into it.  Do I just install them as normal in Steam?  Or, do I have to do something at the bottle level?
Silviu Cojocaru
Silviu Cojocaru Omniscient Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate, Rank 8
Posted 2015-10-05 02:21
You could do that, but usually Steam is "dragged" in as a per-requisite when installing various games. Search for the game you want to install the same way you searched for Steam. If there is a crosstie for the game, use it. Read the Tips & Tricks. Sometimes there are some additional adjustments needed for some of the games.

If your game requires DirectX10/11 don't bother.
twingetamati
Posted 2015-10-05 11:45
Thanks.  I've gone through the Tips & Tricks for Steam:



but don't see anything about how to install Steam games.  Ditto for the FAQ:



I think I'm having issues because I'm thinking of things backwards.  Re-reading the Overview tab for Steam:



I see:

"This entry covers just the GUI components of the Steam system, including Friends."

So, I guess this Steam .tie is just about the Steam GUI.  For games, I'm supposed to do as you say and get them separately.
Silviu Cojocaru
Silviu Cojocaru Omniscient Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate, Rank 8
Posted 2015-10-05 12:42
I did not mean the Tips&Tricks for Steam. Find your game using the search field on the top of the page. If the game has a crosstie, use it. Make sure to select the bottle where Steam was installed previously.

It's generally a good idea to install your games in separate bottles... some crossties modify registry settings that could break other games, for example.

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