(Probably a stupid question) Is Steam needed to play every Steam game? 5 replies

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Assassin634

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#1 9 years ago

I was cleaning up my computer, getting rid of old games I don't play anymore, and I found that Steam takes up around 40 gigabytes (No joke, I have a lot of mods.) But like I said, I don't play most of the games/mods I have on Steam anymore, so I don't need them. There are a couple of "Steam games" that I would like to keep. But I don't know if Steam really does need to be installed to play those games.

If it matters, the games I'd like to keep are:

Half-Life 2 (And Episode 1) Counter-Strike: Source F.E.A.R. 2 Project Origin Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War 2 Left 4 Dead

All of these games are "Steam games" but I want to get rid of Steam completely. I know the answer is probably obvious, I do feel stupid asking it, but is it possible to play those games without Steam being installed?

I realize I can just get rid of all of the mods and games I don't play in the Steam directory, but like I said, I want to get rid of Steam completely. And I don't even use Steam for online things, nor do I play "Steam games" online at all. Or any PC game for that matter. For me, Steam is basically just a program that helps me organize my games. And also a pain in my backside because it won't let me play some of my games at times, and is generally just the most annoying PC game company/program I've ever used.

Anyone have an answer?




Antilles VIP Member

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#2 9 years ago

Simple Answer.

Yes.


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Assassin634

What kind of motto is this?

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#3 9 years ago

Ahh there we go. I knew it was obvious. I was just wondering if there was some way, it'd be worth it if I didn't need Steam to play them. Well now I hate Steam more, I guess I'll just delete mods and games I don't play in the Steam directory.

Stupid Steam....




Badha1rday

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#4 9 years ago

You don't like Steam? *Pity*




Goden

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#5 9 years ago

A lot of games use Steam as a form of DRM. Most games in the future will probably start turning to Steam.




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#6 9 years ago
BadHairDẵy;4947403You don't like Steam? *Pity*

I definitely don't like Steam's lost account service, I still can't get my password even after I enter the damn code and the secret question over and over again :furious:


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