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morlocau

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how to bypass stream to use skyrim
go to c:\program files\stream\streamAPPS\common\tesv.exe
just make a shortcut and put the short cut to your desktop
or were ever you want
this short cut bypasses stream in offline mode
play away with out offline mode running
it increases speed and how smooth the game plays
have fun morloc

Edited by morlocau, 21 November 2011 - 09:38 AM.


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draggonfodder

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This doesn't work for me. =/

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This also doesn't work for me, it forces me to login to steam to play. Even removing skyrim from the steam folder doesn't change that.

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Theres an easier way but yeah, i thought steam work arounds weren't allowed on this forum?

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There was a patch that linked the tesv.exe to steam to prevent people from doing what you suggested. So I guess you are using an old, unpatched version.

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It seems impossible to load up Skyrim without Steam. Using the TESV.exe shortcut is not what it seems - it still loads up Steam.

However...

Here's what worked for me:

Load up Skyrim (don't worry about whether it's via Steam or not)

Press CTRL+ALT+Del to bring up Windows Task Manager

Go to the Processes tab and select the appropriate items to remove (end process button). The most obvious one is Steam.exe, but remove anything else with 'Steam' somewhere in the title. Go back into Skyrim by selecting it from the list of programmes in the Applications tab.

This should get Skryim working without Steam; you have to load it with Steam, but you can shut it down once there.

I used this method because I was sick to death of the lag. I thought it was a mod problem, but no: it was most definitely a Steam problem. I ran Skyrim without Steam and it was as smooth as a baby's bottom.

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... Here's what worked for me:

Load up Skyrim (don't worry about whether it's via Steam or not)

Press CTRL+ALT+Del to bring up Windows Task Manager

Go to the Processes tab and select the appropriate items to remove (end process button). The most obvious one is Steam.exe, but remove anything else with 'Steam' somewhere in the title. Go back into Skyrim by selecting it from the list of programmes in the Applications tab....

Perfect and so simple! :)

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This works without having a connection to start with??

Mate has Skyrim, no net connection... My net connection also goes down from time to time due to not paying bill, end result, can't even play game I purchased hard copy of??



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In your case, running with Steam in offline mode should be sufficient. My net connection is dropped with annoying frequency by my ISP, but it doesn't affect my ability to play.

In your mate's case, I think he's out of luck.



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What is the problem with steam? It's hardly the work of the devil.






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