Just pre-ordered the game on Steam, the Deluxe edition. I have already been playing the beta for a couple of days (the reason for my purchase ) and I intend to keep playing, but I was wondering what the best course of action is:
- Remove my current beta install immediately and download the beta again from Steam.
- Remove my current beta install after the 26th and install it on Steam for the head start.
- Other ...
Steam trick: Install a game, then pause the download immediately. Copy your existing game folder over the steam directory for the game (usually Steam/steamapps/common/gamename/, then right click the game, go to Properties, and select Verify integrity of the game cache.
this works for copying installations between Steam installs as well.
Or you could just do what coderanger suggested and use the "Add Thirty Party Game" functionality in steam so you get the Steam overlay
On a related note, will the beta client in Steam simply be renamed to no longer reflect "beta" after launch, or will you have to download a new client?
If it works the same way as demos do, installing the demo (or in this case the beta) pre-installs the full game. So I would assume they would do it the same way, create a second instance of the Game that is non-beta, but uses the same files, the way they do with game demos and full retail games.