Can I pirate Skyrim to not run it with Steam?

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  1. Zero72463
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    Zero72463 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Ok so I don't think this is illegal, but I want to make sure. I bought Skyrim from Steam and Steam is being a little sh*t about it. If I try to launch SKSE it won't launch and Steam has to be open. Can I just pirate the game so I don't have to worry about Steam? I already bought the game and ALL dlc so this isn't illegal, is it?
     
  2. Tenshi_Okami

    Tenshi_Okami GBAtemp Maniac

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    Just look for a crack in the internet. (Not going to post one or anything so :P)
     
  3. Xanthe

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    PM me. I can help. I'm sure the mods would prefer that this thread is not public
     
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    Guys I have a pirated version ready now I am just wondering if I can put cracked files into the steam apps or do I have to get a new directory for Skyrim?
     
  5. Originality

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    Illegal? Yes. Is anybody going to prosecute? Not likely.

    Just run it in offline mode. Or if that's annoying you, get a crack (just don't ask where or how to use them).

    Edit: ninja :ph34r:
     
  6. Xanthe

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    No, you don't put the files anywhere. You would install the cracked version like a normal games (In your documents for instance). Run it like a normal game
     
  7. Viri

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    Wait, the PC version of Skyrim requires Steam? I never knew, and I had 500 hours in the game. :P
     
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    It doesn't if you didn't update it fully...

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    How could it be illegal? Making backups of games you already own isn't illegal so I don't see how this is...
     
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    it's illegal you are not a museum and not protected by archive laws.
     
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    Alright then. I will just use offline mode then...

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    Thanks for the help tho.
     
  11. Purge

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    If the DRM isn't implemented by Denuvo, there is/will be a crack. Maybe I'll look for a torrent in blackcats later.
     
  12. Arecaidian Fox

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    I've had a cracked copy forever. I keep it around in case I need the patched Steam .DLLs or .EXE just in case I lose connection and Steam won't let me play offline (happened before). As for which files you need to replace, it depends on the crack. Mine obviously uses the aforementioned .DLLs and the game .EXE in the game's root directory.
     
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    I will do what you do and keep a cracked copy alongside my real one.
     
  14. Arecaidian Fox

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    One thing you can do is extract the needed cracked files from the installer by opening it with 7zip. Or install the game on a different profile on your PC (or else it'll fuck with your current install) and then take the files from that, then delete the profile.