If you’re a PC gamer, then you’ve no doubt encountered the issue where you’re building a new computer, and you need to re-download all of your games. If you use Steam, you can probably get away with copying over the files from the steamapps directory. But I’ve always thought that there should be a better way. And it turns out, there is.
A guy by the name of Scribbles has been thinking about copying Steam games for a while. And he finally decided it was time to make a better method for doing it. He recently released an app that he’s calling Game Pipe, which handles all of your game transfers for you, with just a few clicks.
The app seems pretty simple. You install it on whatever machines you need to copy files to or from. Then, let it scan your games, and the network. Once it’s found everything, you can simply drag and drop games from one library to another. This is fantastic for LAN parties as well, where you need to quickly distribute files across the network.
Another nice feature is that it will create compressed archives of your games for you. This allows you to easily store your files on a NAS or external drive, for those times when you aren’t planning on playing it for a while, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of re-downloading it. This will save time, and for those with bandwidth caps, it’ll save you on data as well.
The best part about this app is that it is completely free. The creator has made it open source, and is currently distributing it through GitHub. He is also trying to get the app Greenlit on Steam, to make it more easily accessible.
Source: Game Pipe