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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:17 PM

I've purchased Oblivion whilst on offer on Steam and don't want to be logged into my parents' account. Is there a way I can run the game without Steam running also?
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:18 PM

Nope.

EDIT:  But you can use offline mode.

EDIT:  For some things, and sometimes it doesn't work.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:19 PM

Sadly, there isn't.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:25 PM

Yes there is. You have to buy it on The Pirate Bay.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:25 PM

View PostBradley387, on 17 November 2011 - 09:17 PM, said:

I've purchased Oblivion whilst on offer on Steam and don't want to be logged into my parents' account. Is there a way I can run the game without Steam running also?
You can use offline mode so you don't have to sign in:
1. Tick the "remember password" checkbox in the login box
2. From the menu, choose "Steam" then "Go Offline" and click "Restart in Offline Mode"
3. Now you can run Oblivion without being logged into your parents' account, but Steam is still running (that shouldn't be a problem though)

View PostKyrbi, on 17 November 2011 - 09:25 PM, said:

Yes there is. You have to buy it on The Pirate Bay.
I really hope you're being sarcastic about the "buying" part...

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:47 PM

Not that I know of, except for buying it before it came on Steam (which is impossible now) or getting a torrent, which is illegal.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:39 PM

View Postcejj99, on 17 November 2011 - 09:47 PM, said:

Not that I know of, except for buying it before it came on Steam (which is impossible now) or getting a torrent, which is illegal.
Every Retail of Oblivion is non-steam. So are other digital destributioners. The only time Oblivion needs Steam is if you purchase it via Steam. It's not a Steamworks-game.

However, if you did, the only way you start it without Steam MIGHT be to start the .exe directly - no garatunee and never working with Steamworks-games (but as mentioned, Oblivion ain't one. Skyrim, however, is.)
Alternative is the already mentioned Offline-Mode.
1 - always login automaticly (means turn on that feature)
2 - Start the game once. You don't need to play it.
3 - Click on "Steam -> Go Offline" and start Steam in Offline Mode
4 - Play

And if it's just the account you're worried about - why didn't you make a new one entirely? Would have been way easier.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:13 AM

I still fail to see why people ask this question. if you buy a game from steam, it will require that game manager to run the game in question, just like Origin and Battle.Net, it applies to all.
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:52 AM

I bought the game from Gametraders in SA, and I ain't using Steam.