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#1

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:30 AM

Hey there guys, I recently bought Skryim (wooo hoo!) and i had to break out my old steam account, the problem is Steam is shitty. It rarely works and is superrrr slow.
Is there anyways to get around going through steam to play? I know of the cracks and whatnot and i am considering that because i have actually bought the game. Anything?
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:31 AM

D: You don't like steam?!?! Blasphemy!
Don't you dare touch that green button in the bottom right there. I'm gonna be really mad.

#3

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:31 AM

Why not just use Steam? It's better than Origin...

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:33 AM

Steam usually works really well, I'd check for problems with your computer.



#5

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:40 AM

The problem is I got a new update for the steam client and it wont connect to the internet anymore so I can't play skyrim. But fortunately I found the actual game that doesnt require steam verification so i can play with out having to be logged in.

And yes it is muchhhhh better than origin.
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 04:15 AM

There is no way you can play Skyrim without Steam unless you get a console version.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 06:40 AM

View PostGravCat, on 13 November 2011 - 04:15 AM, said:

There is no way you can play Skyrim without Steam unless you get a console version.

False


You could always buy a store copy.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:28 AM

Try restarting steam. If that doesn't work, google it or run it as an administrator.
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:52 AM

View Postelaxter, on 13 November 2011 - 06:40 AM, said:

False


You could always buy a store copy.

Even if you buy it from somewhere other then Steam, you will still need to install it through Steam.  AFAIK there is no real way around it.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 10:46 AM

View Postjefe323, on 13 November 2011 - 07:52 AM, said:

Even if you buy it from somewhere other then Steam, you will still need to install it through Steam.  AFAIK there is no real way around it.

Well, there are some no-steam cracks available...
I'm not sure though if it works with valid copies too though.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:00 AM

I have a valid copy and I use a no steam crack.

Besides, why the hell was origin even brought up? You have issues there buddy..

Steam is okay.. but it is just annoying if you want to start a game quickly and eats you processing power too.
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 04:02 PM

Steam ftw, what do you mean rarely work? It always works, Ive never and I mean NEVER had problems with it.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 04:31 PM

Well, i had problems with steam on my old laptop too, it was very slow. Try reinstalling windows, or run some tuneup program :) Clean your computer!!!!

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 04:52 PM

View Postelaxter, on 13 November 2011 - 06:40 AM, said:

False


You could always buy a store copy.
Skyrim uses Steamworks -> Retail-version requires Steam as well.

Either way, if Steam doesn't work, it's most likely a problem on your end (hardware, software or a corrupt download of a recent client-update), not one with Steam. Simply delete the clientregistry.blob in the Steamfolder before you start it, that should fix most problems.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:43 PM

Skyrim is a Steamworks game, meaning that if you go retail and download it from the disc, you will have to download it on yo Steam.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 07:40 PM

There is a way to get around the steam app! You go steam, steamapps, commons, skyrim, and you should have a file named TESV. Double click it, dont run as admin. This has worked when steam has failed, hope it helps.

And yes, steam sucks, it rarely works properly and its just a pain. Why go through a third party source when you can just install it on your freaking computer. If you like steam good for you, but I for one hate it.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:01 PM

All the people that hate Steam most likely are using PCs/Laptops with parts that were made 9-12 years ago... Steam works very well and is one of the best digital services I've ever used. The only time I have trouble with it is if I'm getting internet problems, which does not happen often.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:32 AM

Its amazing how ignorant many people are.
Not everybody have internet access or even fast internet access. So forcing everybody to use Steam to install Skyrim (which one can buy on a normal DVD copy) and then also enforcing the auto download of a 200MB + patch is very ignorant and arrogant imho. I know that many third world countries that might have good enough PC's to play Skyrim ,but dont have any or any good or cheap internet access yet. Like me for instance. I am in South Africa and here we pay a fortune for internet access. If we dont have a rather expense annual connection contract (ADSL) then we are forced to pay for 3G (pay as you go) usage where they charge you per megabyte. And trust me, paying for installing Skyrim via Steam online is more expensive than buying the game itself!

I have ordered the game and is awaiting delivery. Now in the meanwhile I started reading reviews and posts on forums and got the shock of my life when I learned about the whole online installation. I need a no steam crack. Not because I am a pirate. Not becuase I have any gripes against Steam. Merely because I cannot afford any internet costs related to installing this game.

Anybody that can helpe me, please PM me.
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:57 AM

View PostSnakeyCT, on 18 November 2011 - 07:32 AM, said:

Its amazing how ignorant many people are.
Not everybody have internet access or even fast internet access. So forcing everybody to use Steam to install Skyrim (which one can buy on a normal DVD copy) and then also enforcing the auto download of a 200MB + patch is very ignorant and arrogant imho. I know that many third world countries that might have good enough PC's to play Skyrim ,but dont have any or any good or cheap internet access yet. Like me for instance. I am in South Africa and here we pay a fortune for internet access. If we dont have a rather expense annual connection contract (ADSL) then we are forced to pay for 3G (pay as you go) usage where they charge you per megabyte. And trust me, paying for installing Skyrim via Steam online is more expensive than buying the game itself!

I have ordered the game and is awaiting delivery. Now in the meanwhile I started reading reviews and posts on forums and got the shock of my life when I learned about the whole online installation. I need a no steam crack. Not because I am a pirate. Not becuase I have any gripes against Steam. Merely because I cannot afford any internet costs related to installing this game.

Anybody that can helpe me, please PM me.
Amen.
There won't be one - as it's illegal. So yes, it would make you a pirate.
If you don't even have the power to download a few gigs in a few hours, then it's a problem on your side, not one by the developers or Steam as a decent internet-connection-speed is nowerdays a standard for most people.

Also, it's not a surprise-decion they made at the very last day before release that it becomes a Steamworks-game, they annouced that months before release. Partly because Valve needs time to update their servers with the new files as well.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 01:44 PM

Skyrim actually works without Steam once fully installed. You just launch the Skyrim.exe from it's directory. I've done it plenty of times. The problem is that you cannot start it via the normal game launcher, allowing you to adjust your mods and extensive graphical options.

Anyways, what's so bad about Steam? I've had it for over 4 years now and I've only had it mess up on very, very rare occasions. The issue here is very likely you or your computer.

View PostBindal, on 18 November 2011 - 09:57 AM, said:

There won't be one - as it's illegal. So yes, it would make you a pirate.
If you don't even have the power to download a few gigs in a few hours, then it's a problem on your side, not one by the developers or Steam as a decent internet-connection-speed is nowerdays a standard for most people.

Also, it's not a surprise-decion they made at the very last day before release that it becomes a Steamworks-game, they annouced that months before release. Partly because Valve needs time to update their servers with the new files as well.

Cracking isn't pirating. There's nothing wrong with cracking anyways.

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