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Windows 7: playing without steam


17 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
playing without steam

I have borderlands 2 among others. I would like to know if there is a way to play it without going through steam, just play from the disc or my hard drive

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17 Jun 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I think you just answered your own question at the end of your post.
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17 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

If you have a media (disc or DVD) I would assume its just a matter of installing to your hard drive of course, perhaps going online to activate it for a moment and then play at your heart's content... has that not worked for you?
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17 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I have the disc but when I put it in it goes right to steam to install. I have played it before on steam but it is such a pain in the neck. I would like to know if and how I could install to my hard drive, if possible.
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17 Jun 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Wait wait why does it go directly to steam? That's stupid, you should be able to directly install it to your hard drive already. I don't know how to help with that because I don't use Steam.

NOTE: I have a friend who told me that Steam has been like that for years. I don't know how to fix this issue.
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17 Jun 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes, it does install from the disc. But Steam manages it and activates it.

After you install the game and launch it one time, you can set Steam, to offline mode.
The game itself will still have internet access.

Steam is required though. You can keep it offline but it needs to be running.
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17 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Just make a account ,activate it and set steam to offline mode and you shouldn't have to worry about it anymore until you get another steam based game to install and activate.

EDIT: Just noticed wishmaster said about the same thing but yea just set it in offline mode after activating the game, steam is pretty quite for the most part and doesn't bother you unless games have updates or the client needs to update most of the time.
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17 Jun 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

Yeah, ditto most everyone else. No, there is no way to play the game without Steam. There aren't many new PC games that you can play anymore on PC without connecting to someone, be it Steam, Origin, or Uplay.

Having a disk just cuts down the install time as you don't need to download it. That's the only real advantage it gives over a digital download anymore.

There are a few notable exceptions, such as the Witcher, but for the most part DRM is controlled by an online service of some kind and you can't run games without at least an initial first time contact online somehow or another and whatever service it is running in the background to boot up the game to play it, even if it's in an offline mode to do it.
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