It's just one part of the Half Life creator's pledge to make the PlayStation 3 edition the best console version of the upcoming game.
Despite a vocal history of criticising the PS3, Valve boss Gabe Newell appeared at Sony's press conference at E3 to reveal his new found appreciation of the console. He said consoles are now about "giving gamers a complete, social-connected experience", and "by adopting an open approach to these challenges, the PlayStation 3 is going to excel in this area.
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Quoting MottiKhan, reply 5 If playing offline is the goal, perhaps Steam's offline mode would work. Steam is DRM, you cannot play most perhaps all? There are some exceptions such as the non-game software DisplayFusion can run without steam.
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That isn't to say its impossible, as many pirated games are steam versions that run without steam. It just isn't something that you are supposed to be able to do. Playing without having steam load, online or offline, is the goal. Several folk mentioned in another thread that they can kill Steam while playing their game using the Windows Task Manager, and their game would still run I'm wondering how to create a shortcut for those games that will launch the game without having to launch Steam at all. I don't care to have Steam run at all when I am playing a game, I want the maximum amount of system resources devouted to the game I am playing and don't want to waste a single clock cycle on software I don't care about such as the Steam client.
My computer is a 5 years old bargain priced Dell and I really haven't noticed a problem with having Steam running in the background as I play games, am I missing something? Seems like a lot of work for little gain.
So do that then. You can't start most steam games without also launching steam. Killing steam after the game has launched is apparently possible. I guess you'll have to suffer through an alt-tab and some mouse clicks. Why even bother killing steam after launching a game. Steams footprint is minuscule, any machine made after isn't going to be struggling to run it.
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I dunno, I mean, I get wanting a physical copy of games "in case" which is why I try to support GOG, they come close with letting you download the installer. But I just don't get the vitriol for Valve. They are probably one of the most benevolent game companies out there. Take a look at this thread on the GOG forums. It's a list of all Steam-games, that can be played without running the Steam-client. However, I'm not sure, how up to date it is. Quoting Teslacrashed, reply 12 Why even bother killing steam after launching a game.
This has nothing to do with the footprint of the client. It's about having full control over your games and what programs are running on your PC. Taking good care of the security of your system should be in everybody's interest. Quoting Teslacrashed, reply 12Why even bother killing steam after launching a game. Quoting Gaunathor, reply 13 This has nothing to do with the footprint of the client. By the way, you do have a choice on whether or not Steam runs on your computer. You make that choice whenever you install Steam or buy a game dependent upon Steam.
It's not stealth installing itself on your computer. Complaining about Steam is like complaining about Windows. They're platforms that without which the hobby we all love would be no where near what it is today. Sure, they're "required", except that they're not. Not really. That's your choice. Just because you don't like that choice doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Quoting Kantok, reply 15 Complaining about Steam is like complaining about Windows.
I chose what I buy and what I ignore. I just want to run the game which I paid for. I don't car about footprints or mumbo jumbos. And then you say: I don't. Neither do I hate it. I don't need the social stuff never used it. I don't need the achievements. I don't need the screenshot feature. I don't need it to autoupdate my game I can check myself that stuff, thanks.
I couldn't care less about multiplayer stuff. I don't care about the adds when I close a game WTF??? So basically, having to start Steam to play the very few games bought in Steam with my hard earned money is quite pointless to me. Abusing internet use to release crappola that may or may not be fixed " It's ok, we have internet so you can download the patches!
I'm not a Steam works hater. I'm a Steamfanboy hater though. Steam works takes away some choices while giving others. I may accept that for some games which I can count with the fingers of one hand but that doesn't mean that I like it, just that I have already assumed that the shortsight of the industry has already doomed us. The good news are all those indie gems out there Quoting Wintersong, reply