Why can’t I install TF2 in a non-default game library location?
I am running a system with one 128GB SSD (used for my system and programs installed) and a couple of HDD's (for everything else, including games since these would fill up my tiny 128GB disk otherwise).
I do however have steam installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\ since I do try to keep programs there (more semantic and saves a lot of problems in general). I keep my games installed in D:\Steam.
Usually when I install a game via steam I can choose where to install it (I'm fairly new to gaming/steam but have so far done this successfully to Magicka and Planetside 2, which are both located in D:\Steam\SteamApps\common). However when I try to install TF2 it doesn't give me the option to install in a custom location, it just says:
You are about to install Team Fortress 2.
Disk space required: 10616 MB
Disk space Available: 54379 MB
Next> | CANCEL
The available disk space indicates my C drive, and I have tried installing it and it does install on the C drive.
It might be worth mentioning that I did have TF2 installed about a year ago when I used an HDD as system drive, there for installing TF2 in the standard Steam directory (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps).
Another thing that bothers me is that when I tried to install TF2 in the standard directory it didn't make a folder inside the SteamApps directory like my other installations but ended up in a bunch of different files laying around in the SteamApps directory. Hm.
I want TF2 to be installed in D:\Steam\SteamApps\ like my other games. Any ideas on how to fix this?