Any way to avoid Steam the most as possible ?

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  1. wurstpistole

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    I find Steam highly practical. Everything I have on there I can just download wherever I am, whenever I want, no disc needed, game installed, playing, done. Sure thing, I could also do that with GOG through there page or their client, but Steam has been around for me since it was released with HL2 back then, I have a huge library, it will always be a part of my gaming.
     
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  2. emigre

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    I like Steam. But if you to avoid it than look at GOG. DRM free shit right there.
     
  3. frogboy

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    if this is seriously a problem, you need to buy a new hard drive.
     
  4. wuboy

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    Well, if there's games that you can only find on Steam, what you can do is go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\(Insert Game Title Here), right click your EXE file, make a shortcut out of that, and put it on your Desktop. You won't need to deal with Steam's bullshit when you launch the game.
     
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    Not really, you must use the In-Game Steam menu (Ctrl+Tab) during the game. In some old PCs may cause trouble with the RAM/CPU, as my old PC (Athlon X2 and emh emh.. GeForce G100).
    Now I like Steam, but I hate its community. For example, on Competitive on CS:GO I always get kicked by dumby player that doesn't accept any people who overhelm them.
    Btw, Steam will be always a part of my videogamer life. :creep:
     
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  6. Jayro

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    If anyone can find me a digital copy of the racing game BLUR for sale, I'll be in your debt. The only way I can play it is piracy, and I WANT to pay for it.
     
  7. Arras

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    As others have said, if you can't find a legal DRM-free version of the game on GoG or something, the only alternative is piracy. Steam actually doesn't update that often at all - maybe like once a month or so if you don't have it set to the beta channel. See http://store.steampowered.com/news/?feed=steam_client for proof. Admittedly though, the update checking when you start it is horribly slow and takes way too long. I have honestly no idea why. But for me and many other people, the convenience of having everything in one place with easy redownloads and the massive sales more than make up for the inconveniences.
     
  8. Jarmenti

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    buying games in store doesn't completely let you get away from steam, My friend bought fallout in store, and it was simply a steam key LOL
     
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    "I hate it because my games from HDD didn't want to move!"
    Well, whatever there's no alternative to Steam. Steam is the biggest digital shop.
    If you don't want Steam and DRM clients overally: Don't play games or just play Indie games. Ubisoft and other developers have thier own DRM like Microsoft Store, EA (Origin) and Ubisoft (Ubi).
     
  10. TeamScriptKiddies

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    that actually makes sense then. :P
     
  11. oji

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    I use only GOG for my licensed games, if there's no interesting title here, I just pirate it, no place for DRM on my PC. As of console gaming, I prefer to buy titles on a physical media.
     
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    ya steam summersale also allowd me to gets awesomes games like sonic3&knuckle for not expensive :D
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  13. CuriousTommy

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    As others have stated, the best thing to do is use an alternative like GOG. However, if you want to be able to download steam games you bought without using the steam GUI interface, you can use SteamCMD.
     
  14. mgrev

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    As many other members have mentioned, GOG is a good choice unless you want to pirate. They recently got Fallout 3/NV and TES V Skyrim as well
     
  15. Subtle Demise

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    Optical media seems to have fallen out of favor in the PC world, making digital distribution the only viable option. Besides some of those 60+ gb games would require at least a dual layer blu-ray disc, maybe even one of those UHD ones, and how many people really sprung for a blu-ray drive for their gaming rig, let alone a UHD compatible one? I know I still have just a DVD reader/writer in mine, and any HD video I watch is on my hard drive or streaming.
     
  16. mgrev

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    IIRC Dual-Layer is 50 gb, so it would require at least single-layer BDXL (or those experimental triple-layer or whatever disks). But hey, i paid 200$ for my bd drive so i'd be fine with that
     
  17. Skompc

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    What i do personally is download the game from steam, then use SSELauncher (SmartSteamEmu) to play them without having to rely on steam... great for playing with my dad with him using the emu and me using steam itself (I'd be willing to share the emu... BUT NO GAMES GOT THAT!)
     
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  18. Xathya

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    i thought we already conclusioned that steam is way to go and end discussion here? if u dont wanna steam u dont should wanna game :P