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X-com: Running With Rifles seems to be DRM free according to the developer: http://steamcommunity.com/app/270150/discussions/0/35219681575668572/
Sounds good to me; I added it to the wiki. I love when developers don't hide the fact that they actually respect their customers.
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X-com: Running With Rifles seems to be DRM free according to the developer: http://steamcommunity.com/app/270150/discussions/0/35219681575668572/
If
I wasn't broke right now, I'd buy it just cause of that. It's on my wish list...
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X-com: Running With Rifles seems to be DRM free according to the developer: http://steamcommunity.com/app/270150/discussions/0/35219681575668572/
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hummer010: If
I wasn't broke right now, I'd buy it just cause of that. It's on my wish list...
Haha yeah I want the game too but I've bought too much stuff recently and also have a huge backlog of games waiting to be played.
I am still confused about Dead Space 1 - Origin version (yes, it is a bit OT but it's still about free copying). Whenever I try to start an Origin game which needs Origin, the Origin Client will be started. This is not the case if I try to start Dead Space from any directory. The game runs without a problem. It still does run after I deinstalled the Origin Client and deleted the keys from the registry. I've tested this multiple times on winxp. But here it was said that the game does not run without Origin. Since the Steam version DOES need the Client in any case I think this would be an alternative but I am still not sure why it does workl for me but not for all.
Hi there,

can someone test whether Bloodrayne 2 requires Steam to run or not.

Thanks
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MarkoH01: I am still confused about Dead Space 1 - Origin version (yes, it is a bit OT but it's still about free copying). Whenever I try to start an Origin game which needs Origin, the Origin Client will be started. This is not the case if I try to start Dead Space from any directory. The game runs without a problem. It still does run after I deinstalled the Origin Client and deleted the keys from the registry. I've tested this multiple times on winxp. But here it was said that the game does not run without Origin. Since the Steam version DOES need the Client in any case I think this would be an alternative but I am still not sure why it does workl for me but not for all.
When I tried the Origin version of Dead Space, it certainly did require Origin to play. Without running it through Origin, I even got an Origin-specific error popup that's built right into the main program file. The Steam version requires Steam to run, but it doesn't have CEG or any kind of activation limit the way Dead Space 2 does, so I'm comfortable with playing that version.

I WISH I could get the Origin version working without Origin, but I've tried everything I can think of, and it just won't run without the client. :( Is your game fully updated, or is it an older version?
Post edited April 19, 2015 by pedrovay2003
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MarkoH01: Would that mean that every game which has not this CheckGuid in the steamdb can be copied (at least to another directory) freely and run without steam?
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pedrovay2003: Essentially, yes, I think so. Hell, the games that don't have CheckGuid work if you copy/paste them to entirely different machines, in my experience.
I'm not sure this is necessarily the case. For example, Jet Set Radio does not have CheckGuid in steamdb.info or in it's appmanifest_xxx.acf file, yet it does not seem to work without Steam running. I've tried it, ensuring that the appropriate registry keys have been created, the necessary redistributables are installed and in renaming the steam_api.dll and steamapi_w.dll files -- yet it still complains that "Steam is not running" when I try to start it using the executable on a system that has never had Steam installed.

Limbo also does not list CheckGuid anywhere, but the Steam version does not seem to start without Steam running, and if you delete/rename steam_api.dll it says it is missing the file and won't start.
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MarkoH01: I am still confused about Dead Space 1 - Origin version (yes, it is a bit OT but it's still about free copying). Whenever I try to start an Origin game which needs Origin, the Origin Client will be started. This is not the case if I try to start Dead Space from any directory. The game runs without a problem. It still does run after I deinstalled the Origin Client and deleted the keys from the registry. I've tested this multiple times on winxp. But here it was said that the game does not run without Origin. Since the Steam version DOES need the Client in any case I think this would be an alternative but I am still not sure why it does workl for me but not for all.
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pedrovay2003: When I tried the Origin version of Dead Space, it certainly did require Origin to play. Without running it through Origin, I even got an Origin-specific error popup that's built right into the main program file. The Steam version requires Steam to run, but it doesn't have CEG or any kind of activation limit the way Dead Space 2 does, so I'm comfortable with playing that version.

I WISH I could get the Origin version working without Origin, but I've tried everything I can think of, and it just won't run without the client. :( Is your game fully updated, or is it an older version?
I will redownload the game and test it on both my OS (WinXP and Win7). I really want to know why it does run on my system without Origin and on yours not. Will pot when I have done that .

Edit: It really seems that they have meanwhile updated the game so it now does need Origin to start. I have activated the game on Origin in 12/2014. Never did an update and started the game directly through the executble. That is the version I saved on my external HDD. Now I copied the version back into the Origin directory and it was updated. After the update the game does not start anymore without Origin.
Post edited April 20, 2015 by MarkoH01
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MarkoH01: I will redownload the game and test it on both my OS (WinXP and Win7). I really want to know why it does run on my system without Origin and on yours not. Will pot when I have done that .

Edit: It really seems that they have meanwhile updated the game so it now does need Origin to start. I have activated the game on Origin in 12/2014. Never did an update and started the game directly through the executble. That is the version I saved on my external HDD. Now I copied the version back into the Origin directory and it was updated. After the update the game does not start anymore without Origin.
You know what? I just noticed that it says you're from Germany. Do you think EA could have distributed different .exe files in different regions? I know the retail Mass Effect DRM is different, and if you have the EA Value Hits version from Europe, you can reduce the online activation to a mere disc check; maybe this is the same concept.
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MarkoH01: I will redownload the game and test it on both my OS (WinXP and Win7). I really want to know why it does run on my system without Origin and on yours not. Will pot when I have done that .

Edit: It really seems that they have meanwhile updated the game so it now does need Origin to start. I have activated the game on Origin in 12/2014. Never did an update and started the game directly through the executble. That is the version I saved on my external HDD. Now I copied the version back into the Origin directory and it was updated. After the update the game does not start anymore without Origin.
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pedrovay2003: You know what? I just noticed that it says you're from Germany. Do you think EA could have distributed different .exe files in different regions? I know the retail Mass Effect DRM is different, and if you have the EA Value Hits version from Europe, you can reduce the online activation to a mere disc check; maybe this is the same concept.
You're correct - I am from Germany. As I activated the game I had the opportunity to chose between French/German or English/Spanish and some other languages I don't remember anymore. I chose the German version but I really don't think that the executable is Germany exclusive and as I said above - after the update my version does need Origin too.