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This is so damn simple when I bothered to actually look at my folders.

Go to:
C:/program files/Steam/SteamApps/Common

Inside there you will find your game download folders and what not. You simply use the .exe from inside your game folder like you would any other game and also make desktop shortcuts if you want. Yes, this was very simple but god damn is it so helpful when I want to play a game without steam running in my taskbar and shit.

Enjoy.

Edited by Pepsi, 26 December 2009 - 05:07 PM.


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Very nice tutorial =D




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Oshi, I never thought about this. Will this work for Garrys Mod also?

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Try it?

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This only works on older games, where little to no drm is implemented.

ex. If I do this for SWJKII it works fine. The title is old.
However a game such as spore is not so, and returns an error.
ALL steamworks games do not funtion like this, and a nosteam is needed, taking away the option to go to legit servers whether or not you own the game.
No gmod for u.

Edited by Wolf in command, 26 December 2009 - 11:30 PM.

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Works for GTA4. This is not a old game.

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Works for GTA4. This is not a old game.

Are you sure steam is not on? If not then Rockstar must not care about piracy. MP will give invalid key errors unless steam is on, as the keys are found in the steam registry, not the one that retail puts it in.

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doesn't work with portal..




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This doesnt apply to Slayer you gotta remember, you know, he hates all Steam games :)
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sandman is a fool tech takes skill and beans and lettuce and bunny rabit and sum cotten candyy and thats way more then grunge takes


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doesn't work with portal..

READ THE MOTHERFUCKING THREAD BEFORE YOU MOTHERFUCKING POST!!!

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This doesnt apply to Slayer you gotta remember, you know, he hates all Steam games :)


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What was that?
Blaaaaaaaaaaaarg.

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im gonna lock cereal killer in the face


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Wat

wasnt that you? or...whoever....I...um...nevermind. move along. you saw nothing.
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http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo114/MasterHaloCheif/steam.png

What was that?

Your resolution sucks, and CS:'S or gtfo.

Hail to the king, baby!


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Wat

wasnt that you? or...whoever....I...um...nevermind. move along. you saw nothing.

No he did say that, he's just been taking advantage of some deals recently.

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Blaaaaaaaaaaaarg.

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hahahah
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doesn't work with portal..


My Portal is not in my common folder. Is it in yours? I do believe I said "COMMON" folder when trying this.

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It doesn't work for every game. I clicked on dark sector in my COMMON folder and it just opened up steam. Just thought I should say that.
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This method only works with games that are not published officially through Steam. Any games released by Valve or certain mods will not be available to load through the /common directory.
However, games like Killing Floor can be ran through the directory instead of Steam. Because it isn't just published through Steam.
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However, games like Killing Floor can be ran through the directory instead of Steam. Because it isn't just published through Steam.



I can backup that statement 110%




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