Can you start the game without Steam?

#1xLexLuth0rxPosted 9/29/2012 12:28:41 AM
Just trying to get it to run a little better and not having Steam in the background might help a tad. I tried running the .exe directly but that of course launches Steam in the process.
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#2Mac13ethPosted 9/29/2012 8:21:46 AM
Try opening Steam and going to the library tab. R-click on Torchlight on the left and choose the option to create a desktop shortcut. I fairly sure shortcuts like that don't start Steam.
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#3BulbopwnPosted 9/29/2012 8:50:19 AM
I did that but I can't even drag the shortcut into my taskbar (Windows 7) and I realized it was a url, not an .exe file so I'm pretty sure that still runs through Steam
#42pp3nd1xPosted 9/29/2012 9:30:39 AM
If 20 dollars isn't too much for you the Runic/Perfect World versions don't have steam. I realize it's not optimal but it's an end.
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#5jlocohustlerPosted 9/29/2012 10:21:28 AM
Actually it won't help at all to run it without Steam unless you have an old pentium III processor and 128mb of ram.

But still, give Gamebooster a try see if it smoothens things up.
#6AmuseumPosted 9/29/2012 11:52:13 AM
make a shortcut like this:
D:\games\Steam\Steam.exe -applaunch 200710

your path and app ID may vary
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#7xCavadxPosted 9/29/2012 12:14:47 PM
Use Skidrow exe on your officially bought game to be able to play it without steam
#8xLexLuth0rx(Topic Creator)Posted 9/29/2012 12:34:10 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look into them. It's not a big deal but figured I'd still ask.
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#9BladenytePosted 9/29/2012 1:33:15 PM
2pp3nd1x posted...
If 20 dollars isn't too much for you the Runic/Perfect World versions don't have steam. I realize it's not optimal but it's an end.



but.. but then you couldnt earn the ever so important steamchivements! your life will be empty and not complete if you dont gotta catch em' all!
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