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Manual Install

This article is for manual installation and is intended for advanced users. Unless you have a reason to follow this guide, please download and install GoldenEye: Source the normal way.


Go to the alternative downloads page and download one of the installation archives.

Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable

Download and install the 32-bit (x86) version of the Visual Studio C++ 2012 redistributable. The file you download will be named vcredist_x86.exe.

Locate the Source Mod Install Path:

Source mods are installed to the steamapps\sourcemods directory, which is located under the Steam install path.

Steam is typically installed in C:\Program Files\Steam or C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam. If you don't find it there, open a Command Prompt and run the following command to find it:

REG QUERY HKLM\Software\Valve\Steam /v InstallPath for 32-bit systems, and

REG QUERY HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\Valve\Steam /v InstallPath for 64-bit systems.

Remember that mods go in the <steam path>\steamapps\sourcemods folder, so add steamapps\sourcemods to the path you retrieved through the command prompt.

Extract the Game Files

The archive you downloaded has a gesource folder. Extract gesource to steamapps\sourcemods.

<WRAP round important> It is recommended that you use a dedicated archival utility such as 7-Zip to extract large files. Extracting large files through the file browser may cause problems. </WRAP>

Custom Installation Directory

If you don't want to put GoldenEye: Source on another storage device, you may skip this section.

To put GoldenEye: Source on an other install location (such as an external hard drive), extract the gesource directory wherever you want it. Then, create a symbolic link to it in your sourcemods folder. To do this, open Command Prompt (you will need to right click → Run as Administrator) and enter the following command:

mklink /D "[sourcemods_path]\gesource" "[install_dir]"
  • Replace [sourcemods_path] with the Source Mod Install Path you obtained above. For example, the first path, in full, would look like:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\sourcemods\gesource - note the \gesource at the end
  • Replace [install_dir] with the location of your actual gesource folder. For example:
  • Paths with spaces must be quoted
  • An example command is:
    mklink /D "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\sourcemods\gesource" "E:\games\gesource"

Restart Steam

After restarting Steam, GoldenEye: Source should now appear in your Steam library.

goldeneye/manual_installation.txt · Last modified: 2023/01/10 19:29 by