You can create multiple 'game libraries' in Steam, each one going in a different location on your computer, in your case, 2 different hard disks.
Nolonar adds a good point:
Keep in mind that not all games can be installed on a library other than where Steam is installed; most notably old games like Half-Life 2
Steam > Settings > Downloads tab >...
Personally I use junction points. Install everything originally to the SSD as it is your base/original Steam install location then you can move the data folder and create a "junction point" to generate a virtual link to the new physical location of the game data. This really can be done for a lot of other things than SteamApps.
A 64-bit operating system won't be able to run a 16-bit program. For more info, see these Super User posts:
Why 64 bit OS can't run a 16 bit application?
How do I get 16-bit programs to work on a 64-bit Windows?
This question on Arqade: How to get old 16-bit Windows games to work on 64-bit Windows?, is similar to yours, but the solutions in the ...
Try going into 'Control Panel' through the start menu, and accessing the 'Mouse' option.
Under the 'Pointer Options' tab, uncheck 'Display pointer trails' and press 'Apply'. (this seems to be a common issue)
Under the 'Pointers' tab, uncheck 'Enable pointer shadow'.
If you are running Windows 7, or possibly Vista (not sure about vista), go into the '...
Taking screenshots of modern games, especially in fullscreen can indeed be a challenge. Fortunately there’s several ways to get that capture.
Many games have a built-in screenshot key, so check the Controls section of its options to find out what it is or to set it. The default is usually one of the higher-numbered function keys (e.g. F11 ...
This only happens if you run a game in full screen mode.
If you go to options => graphics in this particular game and turn the display to windowed / borderless, it'll solve your problem.
Then the game will stay open in the background, while you can manage other programs (e.g. Chrome) and turn back to the game afterwards.
Note that if you use your mouse ...
That scrolling bug should be fixed by the community-made (non-official) AOE II: The Conquerors patch, UserPatch | https://userpatch.aiscripters.net/ :
This is a feature and bug-fix update for Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion. Its primary focus is to correct several long existing issues with the AI system and related game elements.
Among many ...
Thanks to @SevenSidedDie, I discovered that the error only occurrs when running it with JRE7. This was tested by uninstalling JRE7 and instead using JRE6.
However, as a Java developer, it was really inconvenient to have the the latest Java runtime uninstalled as I need it to debug with. I reinstalled JRE7 and after some tinkering, I did the following to ...
The reason you cannot play is because of your GPU
The error that is occurring is stemming from a problem between the game and your Video Card, specifically the command to use GMatrix2D (GPF Error).Source
Your are trying to run the game on a Mobile Intel Express Chipset. According to a few sources, linked here will be the steampowered forums, the game does ...
Make sure you are running the latest version (currently v18.104.22.168).
Notice how they mention Windows 2000 support on the updates page linked below. As WA is a game released in 1999 where the NT family wasn't popular yet, it is bound to have many issues on those OS'es unpatched.
Also, kudos to Team17 for releasing patches 13 years after initial release.
I have now discovered the issue (after posting, of course). I have a Ralink RT2860 wireless card that I use to connect to the internet, and the newest (albeit three years old) drivers apparently cause the issue.
If anyone else has this issue, you can download the working drivers (version 3.0.11) from this link.
TL;DR: Make sure you're running ARENA.BAT to start the game.
This turned out to be such an RTFM issue, I nearly want to shoot myself.
All along the way during the install and run of the game, I'd been tweaking the instructions from Bethesda just a bit to suit my preferred system setup and to work around some issues I encountered. After running into a ...
Install the patch by nyerguds - http://nyerguds.arsaneus-design.com/cnc95upd/cc95p106/
This patch lets you play C&C on newer OS's and with higher resolutions. Also lots of bug fixes in it.....
EDIT: There is a patched installer available for download here with details... http://digiex.net/downloads/download-center-2-0/games/2929-command-conquer-gold-...
This isn't answering your question directly, but on the CD case for the original Starcraft (should be the first disc) there should be a 13 digit cd key.
If you try downloading the Starcraft installer from Blizzard, you wont require the discs to play the game. You will be able to launch them straight from your desktop. However, that game requires a 26 digit ...
I assume "cross-platform" refers to .
According to Steam support, you can just install it on windows.
What is Steam Play?
Steam Play allows you to purchase your games once and play anywhere. Whether you have puchased your Steam Play enabled game on a Mac or PC (both Windows and Linux), you will be able to play on the other platform free of charge.
You only need to run this once per game's .EXE file. No more need to manually close or use software that will close Explorer.exe every time you run a game.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 break color compatibility with certain applications that depend upon palette-based, 256-color graphics. Due to changes to DirectX and DirectDraw, the colors ...
The default Steam installation directory is \Program Files\Steam. (Steam is not 64-bit, so it will install in Program Files (x86) if you have a 64-bit OS).
It also registers a Windows Service with the executable \Program Files\Common Files\Steam\SteamService.exe
It doesn't add anything else to other directories. All the content (e.g. the games) you install ...
So my basic question is...are Windows 7 32-bit users doomed to never
be able to play old games like that?
This really depends on the game. Windows 95 was Microsoft's first 32-bit operating system, but designed to give a lot of compatibility to let enable earlier 16-bit software from MS-DOS and earlier versions of Windows to still run. Some games of this ...
You tried shutting down all running processes and that didn't help. That zeros in on the running services.
Further, since you can uninterruptedly play AoK immediately after a fresh restart, but cannot when eventually that ScrewThingsUp flag is set to true, that means the service is set to Automatic (Delayed) Start mode (or even Manual mode, but the ...
So I found a solution to the problem.
I created a directory on my hard drive and copied the .ISO files from my external drive to the directory I created.
I mounted the Install.iso and copied the files from there to the directory I created initially. I then ran the setup.exe in compatibility mode with the setting on Windows XP SP 2.
This worked fine and ...
It does install a service and runs on startup by default, though it is easily changed in the options (or you can do it manually, it doesn't restore the autostart if you remove it). The default install location is "Steam" under your default 32-bit Program Files folder, e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\ on 64-bit Windows.
I don't think it puts anything in ...
Safe Mode doesn't just disable "Networking and Hardware Acceleration". It turns off virtually all non-essential services, bypasses all on-startup software, and (most importantly, from a gamer's perspective) loads a built-in set of fail-safe drivers from Microsoft. Your games will not run any better, and in fact will probably run much worse (if they run at ...
The answer Lemmings19 gave might indeed fix the issue. But I have had a similar issue and the above fix still did not work.
However, my issue was solved by playing the game (it was a rather old one) in compatibility mode. To do this follow the following steps:
Right click the game's .exe file.
Go to properties
Go to the compatibility
Check Run this ...
First of all - Stars! is a 16-bit application, and for technical reasons, 64-bit versions of Windows cannot run those directly - if you have 64-bit Windows, you cannot run this game without a secondary OS. 32-bit Windows 7 should have no problem running the game, but I haven't tested it personally.
If you have Windows 7 Pro or Ulitmate, you can download the ...
Here are the instructions to install the game and everything.
This links directly to the game itself that is inside the above link, most probably you can handle installing it and figuring out how to open the game yourself without having a step by step with pictures.
Play the game in windowed mode. You can turn this on in the graphical options.
This would allow you to have the game maximised (thus taking up almost all the screen) but make it easy to minimise the game when necessary.