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Just a heads up the Steam March Madness sale is on now, for those who want to try out FSX Steam, it's now 70% off at $7.49, addons are 50% off.

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I don't have any steam products. Mainly because I don't like the idea of adding another running background program to my system. I am of course assuming that the steam program needs to be running whenever you use FSX:SE and the up coming DTG products. But knowing what happens when one assumes I'm going to ask for a confirmation here.

 

Can FSX:SE be run with the steam program completely shut down or better yet uninstalled?

 

Ted

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Can FSX:SE be run with the steam program completely shut down or better yet uninstalled?

Ted

Yes, FSX can be run without the Steam program being run. I do not know if you can uninstall Steam and keep FSX:SE, I suspect uninstalling Steam will take FSX with it.

 

There is no benefit to uninstalling Steam as you would lose the ability to apply upgrades, re-install FSX and use the Steam online pipeline.

 

regards,

Joe

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Thanks Joe. Glad to know that it can at least be shut down completely while flying.

 

Ted

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It is no problem to use offline but you still get nagged to go online when you start FSX. Also it must connect at some point because tyu get adverts on the start screen.

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Yes, FSX can be run without the Steam program being run. I do not know if you can uninstall Steam and keep FSX:SE, I suspect uninstalling Steam will take FSX with it.


 

No the Steam program itself still has to run, but you can set it to run offline, and it won't phone home. That said, it really is not intrusive and doesn't cause any issues.  One benefit of it there is it incorporates Steam's in game interface. So you can access the internet while in game which you can use to bring up sites with charts etc..

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No the Steam program itself still has to run,

 

 

FSX:SE running and no Steam app...

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FSX:SE running and no Steam app...

 

 It won't show up in the APPs list unless you have the interface open, If you scroll down the process list to the S's you'll see Steam.EXE, and Steamwebhelper.exe running. If you look in your active task bar, you'll see the icon active, and if you try to close it, FSX will close also.

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 It won't show up in the APPs list unless you have the interface open, If you scroll down the process list to the S's you'll see Steam.EXE, and Steamwebhelper.exe running. If you look in your active task bar, you'll see the icon active, and if you try to close it, FSX will close also.

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YMMV, mine does.

 

I see no Steam icon on the Taskbar, therefore I can't close it.

 

If I go into the Task Manager and close down the services you noted (which are not .exes or apps) FSX keeps purring right along.

 

Not that it matters, those services aren't doing anything anyway, except consuming a little RAM that has zero affect on FSX.

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Just a heads up the Steam March Madness sale is on now, for those who want to try out FSX Steam, it's now 70% off at $7.49, addons are 50% off.

 

Mad, yeah I'm mad, that X-Plane is still $59.99!

 

The thread topic is a bit misleading as Steam isn't having a store wide sale.  Dovetail products and the addons for them are on sale.

 

The Dovetail Games ‪March Madness‬ Steam sale is now on! For a limited time only make huge savings on FSX: Steam Edition and a selection of add-ons.

 

Todd

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I see no Steam icon on the Taskbar, therefore I can't close it.
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The thread topic is a bit misleading as Steam isn't having a store wide sale.  Dovetail products and the addons for them are on sale.

 

The Dovetail Games ‪March Madness‬ Steam sale is now on! For a limited time only make huge savings on FSX: Steam Edition and a selection of add-ons.

 

Todd

Your right I should have said DTG steam sale

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By Chance does anyone have the Steam version of Meigs Field and care to comment? It's only $10 but I know some steam addons are dumbed down versions of the non-steam version of those addons (for instance Ben Gurion Airport, which I didn't realize until after I purchased it). I don't fly GA much in the sim but would be willing to waste $10 for a good rendition Meigs. I saw a video on youtube but wasn't entirely certain if it was steam Orbx or Orbx.Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

 

Cheers, Pete

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I have it, and although it may not be totally 100% Orbx-bought quality, it is nevertheless Orbx-designed for them and having flown from there in FS95, or was it 98, not sure, it certainly is a big improvement. Those tall skyscrapers at the end of the runway are still there, and IMHO is not a bad buy for $10. I use it for my Duke. The GA parking is nicely done as are the taxiway markings.

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Thanks Rick, I suppose I will give it a go. When it was open I used to fly over it sometimes when I did the occasional lakefront flight but never landed there because there was fairly steep landing fees. Once they ripped it up overnight (without warning of course) I've been wishing ever since that I would have at least landed there once. 

 

Cheers, Pete

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Yes, Pete, a shame they got rid of such an iconic airport even if many of us mere simmers, unlike you, never actually flew even a kite out of there, nevertheless, it was for some of us, our very first 'home' airport..

 

Was it Mayor Daley that got rid of it, I'm not sure?

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It sure was....he made a unilateral decision and took a lot of heat for it. There were a bunch of planes stranded there and I guess they eventually let them leave by using the taxiway as a runway. For the most part I thought Daley was all right, but when he did that I never quite got over it.

 

Cheers, Pete

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Mayor Daley was, IMHO, a bit of a tyrant who thought he was the Al Capone of US civil government. Did he not order the National Guard to open fire on on a group of protesting students? I can understand that sort of unilateral action taking place in a Middle East despotic country, but not in the Land of Free.

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Yeah I think he went off the deep end when he pulled that stunt. I would defintely agree that with the Daley family being in control for several generations, it almost seemed like a dictatorship lol.

 

Cheers, Pete

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