is there a way to play steam games without steam open?
- Memelord PrimeLv 72 months ago
You can try to find the directory where the game's .exe file is and run it within your steamapps folder. It's probably somewhere like C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\<game name>
Some games will launch without any issue but others will simply try to launch steam if it's not running already.
- TStoddenLv 72 months ago
Unfortunately, MOST games you have on Steam require you to run Steam as it (& your user account) acts as the DRM keys to the game. HOWEVER, you can run it in offline mode.
With that said, some games on Steam may be DRM-free & can be run without Steam. HOWEVER, you'll have to manually locate that game's executable to run it on your own... so this will be a hit-n-miss deal. If the game is a major AAA title, it's likely going to have some DRM. If it's a lesser-known indie title, it's likely DRM-free.
Hope this helps!
- 2 months ago
I don't think so...