Any way to avoid Steam the most as possible ?

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  1. Rick Astley
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    Hi,

    I'm sorry if this happens but there are so many cases that i'm quite lost. Here's my problem :

    I've bought a few games (one with CD, aka Skyrim, and another one yesterday for the soldes) but the thing is that I hate Steam. I hate the way it works. It needs almost a half of a giga to install on your computer, after you have updates every days, you can't install with CD properly because of this etc etc (i've a bad internet speed i've bought a 50Go game). And this is really boring. After I like the fact that all your games are in one place. But the thing you are dependant of a software is a shame. Really.

    So I'd like to know if there are way to avoid the installation of steam in a computer, a way to play games WITHOUT having to use Steam, tips like that.

    Thanks o/
     


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    Don't forget that it throws commercials in your face all the time. ;)

    But erm...I don't really see any reason to avoid steam aside from the obvious one: don't use it in the first place. GoG has a client, but it's entirely optional. There are other gaming platforms (itch.io) for example, but I'm not really sure how dependent these all are. Of course, buying a game in a store is also a possibility.
     
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    Rick Astley The real one !

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    Well this too, even i never been that much disturbed when i used steam in my old computer a few years ago.

    GoG doesn't have the game i've bought, and not available in store too. Steam is my only option. BUt I don't want to launch Steam in order to launch my game. I don't want to be bothered by updates, I don't want to be bothered by Steam launching every time I launch my computer, i don't want steam to force everything I don't want.

    I'm thinking about asking for a return for my game and well never playing it if i can't find a solution on this one.

    Thanks for the first help o/
     
  5. TeamScriptKiddies

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    Itch.io doesn't require any sort of client. It just let's you download the syraight up .exe's wothout drm. Its morr for obecure indie titlrs thpugh
     
  6. Exaltys

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    Depending on the game you don't even need Steam open to run the .exe

    I don't think there are too many though.
     
  7. The Real Jdbye

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    Just get a crack for the games you play?
    Often it's enough to replace the steamapi.dll file with a cracked one that's universal.

    Although Steam is a lot more than just a game launcher/downloader, it's a huge community and a way to conveniently play with friends (invite them easily, or join their current game), and that's why most people don't mind using it.
    Plus, Steam sales are awesome.
     
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    IF the games require steam, your only way is to crack them...
    Otherwise you can try to get them via other sources, for example gog which provides drm free games..

    https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Home
    USually tells where games are available and if it requires the steam client...

    I Feel the same way but with origin games... Wanted to get battlefield but I already have the steam and blizzard clients,
     
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    what about a steam emu?
     
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    personally i love steam
     
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    You actually can stop Steam from booting up when your PC does and you can disable updates
     
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    Good old games... Or piracy.. The reasons to dislike steam are mild... But I get it. If you want to avoid steam? Pirate.
     
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    Steam is lame... using Steam is not a very intelligent move... They make profit with your very own computers and in your face... that sh..ty.

    GOG is a great source of very good old games.
     
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    Which is as far as that goes...
     
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    Not always "New" means better... Even less with all that remake, remaster, re-whatever crap.
     
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    steam is one of the best things to come to pc gaming.... summer sale anyone?, cloud saves etc!... I don't see what the hate is about! Even it autostarting with windows... if your boot drive isn't a ssd at this point... get in the now! The one thing I hate is all the publishers that jumped on the marketplace bandwagon afterwards, Origin Uplay etc... that annoys me!
     
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    Tbh I find it hard not to play Grim Fandango Remastered over the original
     
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    Why would anyone not want to use steam??? :(
     
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    Two words: summer sale

    Lol
     
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    TBH on my gpd win I try to avoid steam as much as I can*. On a high end PC, you can just have it run in the background without problems, but on a device where memory optimization is important and that only is turned on to game, it's mostly taking up memory and delaying the actual launch of the game.






    *not that I go out of my way for it, but if I have a GoG or other DRM-free variant, I use that one.