thebs wrote:JustSomeGuy wrote:Anyway, currently I do have \windows and both \program files folders on C: but I do have most games installed elsewhere in custom folders. Like Elite for example, that is run from a traditional HDD and has no program files folder in it's path. Steam games are also on the same drive with Elite, but those are handled by Steam itself, and the steam app itself is in one of the program files folders, likely the x86 one.
Which means you have a \program files folder on a drive other than the C: drive, correct? That's the bug with Anniversary Edition.JustSomeGuy wrote:I hope these kind of installs are fine and won't make Windows stumble on its own feet.
Again, I must be confusing you. The problem is having program files on anything but the same drive as Windows.
Well I do have programs (games) installed on F: drive, but their paths are like F:\Frontier, F:\World_of_Warships and so on, so there is no actual "Program Files" folder anywhere else than on C:. So these are also problematic? Everything installed elsewhere than on C: despite not having the 'Program Files' folder in the path?
The reason why I'm not that worried about Steam is that the Steam app itself is installed in 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam' while the datafiles of games it can launch are on F:\Steam\steamapps and that path is only told to the Steam app itself. So I assume Windows thinks all Steam games are run from 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam' and not from F:\Steam\steamapps.
I might be wrong of course, would not be the first time. Assuming things has always been dangerous.