With the help of radarman36, I'm now doing this. A first dev test release is available here.
As I am considering creating a launcher to make the Steam platform portable I'd like to know some things before:
- Is there some interest in this?
- To the admins: would such an app still fit the site limits and could be hosted here as Steam itself is free but the games are not?
Of course this won't contain any hacks or modification to the app's files.
And if it works, I'd first ask Valve if I am allowed to publish it bundled with Steam, otherwise i'd make an online installer.
Addition: I also looked at the files and registry entries, not by regshot but by search functions.
All Valve apps seem to use only the Steam folder and their registry entries are all under the main valve key, which can be very, very large.
And I have an additional question concerning the registry:
The (Windows-) Installer writes some entries to show Windows that the app is installed and a link to the uninstaller, both with some extra information.
Should these moved temporary moved to the PC, too, or not?