Skyrim forced to play on Steam
I don't know if this was already posted but. I'm running Skyrim without steam, and I installed it from the disc.
Using Steam launch options to install retail games from disc
- Log in to Steam and click on Library.
- Right-click on the game, select Delete local content, and confirm.
- Insert the first disc into your computer.
- Close Steam (Steam > Exit).
- Press Windows Key + R to open Run
- In the Run window type: "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -install E:
Replace E: with the CD/DVD drive you are installing from if is not correct. Replace C:\Program Files\Steam if your Steam installation is not in the default location. Press OK. Steam will launch and ask you to sign in if you do not have your password saved. Your installation should continue from the disc.
Use a razor1911 crack to run, boom skyrim without steam.
If you get no audio install http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=35
Can't click on certain ui options? Download the non steam 1.3 update (sorry it's a torrent).. From here:http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6902166/
Hope this helps.
Note I do not promote piracy or downloading games illegaly. Only do this if you legally own the DVD version of the game. You CAN NOT download this game illegaly using these downloads listed.
sounds like a 'Hack' to me ..
I'll wait until steam no longer exists and I can actually buy the game instead of renting it.
Yeah, I am also using the razor1911 crack to run it on my Mac. But like you said, I ran into some UI problems. Glad to hear those problems can be worked out.
Would still prefer an official non-cracked, non-Steam Skyrim launcher though.
@robert yeah, it took me a while to figure out the solutions to those issues, definitely worth it. I'm also pretty sure razor1911 is going to release new patches as they become available as well.
Yeah, I'm sure he will keep the updates rolling along with Bethesda's updates. I'm just kinda lazy and don't want to keep updating my Skyrim launcher, but I guess it's not too bad installing those few files.
I havn't 'updated' since that first day. Is there any good reason to update? All I see is a mandatory steam overlay (and mod compatability, so maybe once the CS comes out...)
Yeah for example, the Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE) requires the most up-to-date version of Skyrim, and there are a lot of mods that are starting to require it, even without the Construction Kit.
But unlike most Bethesda games, even v1.0 of Skyrim is pretty stable.
Hi all, I just want to let everyone know how I managed to get my Legit version of Skyrim to work without Steam.
It's actually pretty simple. Firstly I installed Skyrim with steam, and got the latest updates.
I then went into the "Program files\steam\steam apps\common\" directory and copied the Skyrim folder (it should be about 5.6 gb big) and pasted it into the root directory of my C drive (so basicallyit was in C:\Skyrim, although I suppose you could paste it anywhere you wanted).
I then found a crack for the specific version of Skyrim I had updated to and pasted it in the C:\Skyrim folder, and that was it, it worked perfectly without steam.
So there you go, it worked for me, hopefully it will work for you.
If you had to "crack" the game, then it's not really "legit" is it?
Cracking games is a violation of the EULA that you digitally signed when you installed Skyrim, and you are breaking your license agreement with Bethesda. They would be fully within their rights under the EULA to revoke your license to play Skyrim, or remotely kill your copy through Steam, rendering it unplayable.
However, that's between you and Bethesda; cracking your licensed copy of game isn't illegal in the sense of "the feds are going to come knocking on my door", all it does is violate your contract with Bethesda.
However, distributing such reverse engineering software (i.e. cracks) IS illegal in the United States, so please don't post any links to such things.
I cracked an oblivion disc once.
It's still in pieces.
If you mean that you just used the files that put your copied Skyrim folder back to version 188.8.131.52,then it is mot illegal as that was the version on your disk before steam updated it.
I have done the same thing and can now use the original [no skse] or just use the steam install,best of both worlds,and I can proberly copy mods across later and get them working in the copied skyrim folder.
And best of all it gives me an original back to use for experimenting with landmasses etc,like maybe morro or oblivion,without messing with the steam install.
I also use a multiboot system [winXP and Win7 Pro] and have Skyrim on both OS`s.