Are 32 bit games via steam compatible with 64 bit?

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  1. I have a 32 bit computer currently with an external HDD holding steam and it's games, i'm wondering because i'm almost done building my gaming computer, will I have to re-install everything or will it matter if I just transfer everything?
     
    Posted Mar 31, 2013
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  2. Sagar

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    most likely the cfg's will not need to be redownloaded, just some exe's and some other files, this can be fixed by installing steam in the directory of the old steam in the secondary hard drive and after that just verify the integrity

    [edit] you can also copy the files over to your new hard drive and of course verifying integrity
     
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  3. Ferus

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    Anything 32b is compatible with 64b. It's the other way around where things become an issue.
     
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  4. Drew

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    Well said.
     
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  5. Maddog

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    >> Program Files
    >> Program Files (x86)

    When copying over, make sure your OLD "Program Files" (from your 32-bit) goes into your NEW "Program Files (x86)"
    This will run 32-bit and should be fine.

    >> I always prefer to install from scratch, just so it's a much cleaner install. (Can copy over your "steam/steamapps/user/" so you don't need to reinstall all your games again!)
     
    Posted Apr 1, 2013
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