rF2 Multiple installs on Steam (Tutorial)

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  1. danalm

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    Hi everyone,

    Apparently a lot of people don't know how to do multiple installs of rF2 since the move to Steam. As I like to do it myself and there's a relatively easy way of doing it using SteamCMD, I thought I would put a tutorial together for those interested. You can find it here:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxUh52NgN2K6bS0zb2JPVUgxY1E/view?usp=sharing

    Any questions or if you've some input on how to improve the tutorial, feel free to post here.
     
  2. philman

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    Many thanks, nice tutorial.
     
  3. Marcel Offermans

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    Just a suggestion, why not make this a guide in the community hub on Steam.
     
  4. Gijs van Elderen

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    Thanx for sharing. :)
     
  5. Louis

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    why people do multiple installs? Is the same copy (game id?)?
     
  6. danalm

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    @Marcel Offermans , that's a good idea. I'll try to upload it there. :)

    Louis, in my case it's to keep the installations clean and well organized. I drive in the VEC league, so I keep one installation with just the league content and the plug-ins I use during the races. Then I have a second installation for the league, which is identical to the first, but which includes the Motec plugin (I use this mainly for testing). And finally I've a third installation for all the other content I like. And yes, it uses the same Steam ID, so you don't need to buy it multiple times.
     
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    2 little things about this tutorial:
    1-On point 9, it is necessary to indicate in the SteamCMD GUI the path to the SteamCMD file otherwise install / update generates an error
    2-Is it possible to avoid re-downloading the cache using the SteamCMD GUI?
     
  8. Feralarri

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    Hi Danalm I keep getting this error even though I have a lifetime subscription Error Steam.JPG
     
  9. danalm

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    1. AFAIK, this should not be necessary if SteamCMD is in the same folder, as SteamCMD GUI. But I willcheck it again.
    2. Nope, that's something S397 would have to change. Right now the download is forced.
     
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    Hi Feralarri,
    That's very weird. Are you sure that you have bought rF2 with this Steam account?
     
  11. Feralarri

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    Danalm I owned it before it went steam and changed it over with a steam key
     
  12. philman

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    Thanks for your answer.
    My SteamCMD file is in the same folder as SteamCMD GUI and install/update generates an error.
     
  13. Feralarri

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    Just an update Danalm I have this working thanks mate. The issue was i have two steam accounts with very similar passwords guess which one I wasnt using haha.

    Many Thanks
    Gavin
     
  14. nipzon

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    Thx for the tutorial Danalm
     
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    Many thanks for the tutorial. Just a question...would it be possible, to use the GUI for the beta version, too? Cant find atm, where to put the beta name into....otherwise, i would be fine, with my batch file, no problem.
     
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    What a great idea @danalm , use the SteamCMD for install.

    Then, this install a rFactor2 Lite version? or also "force" to subscription of full ISI&Studio397 workshop subscriptions at install? and then we have to un-subscrip from items that we don't like.

    Does this installation manage your workshop updates for third part mods?

    I'll try it.

    Hi Marcel

    I understand that Studio397 would like to get rF2 far away from "old simulator" status as traditional fly simulators, where every step for end user needs know-how, or that's what I see with your intention of a new UI also for dedicated server options.

    For these reason ideas like this proposed in your dedicated server guide, or this by @danalm for end user, would be great with a BAT to change all the process for a double-click icon, both of them. If this SteamCMD installations could auto-update workshop items would be great a BAT to do this kind of installs.

    Thanks for your improves at rF2

    Regards
     
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    What are the benefits of doing this,is so things load quicker or a hardware performance.
    I've just subbed to all the content I wanted,and installed all the plugins I needed,why would I benefit from doing this in multiple install instead
     

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