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. It's a list of all Steam-games, that can be played without running the Steam-client. Quoting Teslacrashed, reply 12Why even bother killing steam after launching a game.
For what it's worth, this is just as easy to do in Linux, and no Linux Steam games use CEG.
A game which is doing (b) & (c) (and potentially (d)) can use CEG, which is intended to attempt to protect the game and the protection mechanisms from reverse engineering and subversion, by using encryption and obfuscation.
the problem is that the only one I really was interested to get "Drm- not totally free" was.... EDIT: Tested with Dark Souls III, a Bandai Namco game, and it works perfectly. A game on Steam can: (a) Not employ any measures at all, and be able to run with Steam not running (b) Ask the Steamworks API if the account it's running under has the right to play (c) Call Steamworks to restart the game running under Steam if it isn't already (d) Only allow itself to be used if the Steam client has a connection to the Steam backend.
that just put an extra layer of DRM/anti-tamper on the just recently released 10 years old Tales of Symphonia)Thank you, this is very helpfull for some games that I got for free on Steam (. I waited to buy Bio Shock Infinite, XCOM, and Spec Ops: The Line until the Linux versions came out, and I couldn't be happier. that just put an extra layer of DRM/anti-tamper on the just recently released 10 years old Tales of Symphonia) This method works with ANY games that only use the Steam client as the DRM.
Your problem was migrating things to a new computer, which totally changes the problem.
Of course Steam has to go online for the games which are DRMed to a single account. If you keep your stuff on one computer (physical or virtual...) it should be good for a long time. Ain't nobody going four years without an internet connection these days ^_^This doesn't work "forever".
In recent discussions on the stardock forums, it was mentioned some Steam games can run without the Steam app. doesn't work if it's steamworks game (like lh) surely.
I don't suppose anyone could give a sure fire way to start a Steam game without the Steam client, such that I could create desktop or ideally taskbar (Win7) shortcuts to start Steam games without the Steam client? i mean, i would imagine the ones that don't require steam client to be loaded are simply using steam as the shop and not the other stuff.
if a game's exe tells it to run steam, it'll run steam. 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 ...
even playing games with steam offline would still require steam loading 1st.. I'm wondering how to create a shortcut for those games that will launch the game without having to launch Steam at all.
They still update their games that are 5 years old!