• Sorry guys, I fucked up in the stupidest way possible. Any avatars, attachments or media uploaded in the past month may be broken. The bulk of those are attachments.

    Affected posts are by Brite / Dr. Minty Fresh / HeCooksPattiesAndSellsThe / Catalystl / ilikebreadtoomuch / Draco / minecraftstorymodefan / Extra Life / darkruler9229

    Affected posts are in threads Quick Modding/Hacking Answers Thread / CS ~ Encore / game opens in 1080, occupies only the top left corner / Friday Night Funkin' / Bluebot Requisition - DEMO / Show us your desktop / Cave Story Season 2 / gacha cave story pics / Cave Story with XBRZ filter / Project Ampersand


Not really an issue, but can you run the steam version Of CS+ without steam?

Dec 28, 2015 at 3:55 AM
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no, but there are non-steam versions of CS+ so
get one of those I guess
Dec 28, 2015 at 4:46 AM
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As long as steam is running in the background, you can just directly launch the exe from the game folder and it shouldn't be an issue.
Dec 30, 2015 at 1:03 AM
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rip doublepost

I'm assuming he either really doesn't want to get steam or it's having problems, or if he's shivering timbers.

You can shiver the timbers (like Aar!) only if you've really bought the game. I guess.
Jan 13, 2016 at 12:53 AM
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If you got it through any of the Humble Bundles, you can run it w/o Steam as it's DRM free that way
Jan 13, 2016 at 1:04 AM
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You can get CS+ at the Humble Store or Desura and it will be DRM free and without Steam dependence.
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Jul 30, 2016 at 8:00 AM
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I bumped it. Sue me.
I actually managed to get it to run without Steam, but it involves replacing a file or two, and I'm sure y'all wouldn't take kindly to my method anyways.
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Jul 30, 2016 at 5:59 PM
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Tell us anyways
I used a steam_api.dll replacement, but I can't find the specific one. It pretty much made the game think Steam was running, and it ran fine.
It's pretty much akin to sailing the high seas, but I'm doing it to a legit copy.
Aug 27, 2016 at 2:21 PM
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"steam_api.dll", the crux of the entire Steam system.
Any game which is even vaguely sensible needs to do a SHA-2 hash of that thing and enable anti-piracy features if it's wrong...
(Better yet, statically link it.)