Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
tf51d

Steam "March Madness" sale

Recommended Posts

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


3770k@4.5 ghz, Noctua C12P CPU air cooler, Asus Z77, 2 x 4gb DDR3 Corsair 2200 mhz cl 9, EVGA 1080ti, Sony 55" 900E TV 3840 x 2160, Windows 7-64, FSX, P3dv3, P3dv4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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


The best gift you can give your children is your time.

sigbar.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

 

Ted


3770k@4.5 ghz, Noctua C12P CPU air cooler, Asus Z77, 2 x 4gb DDR3 Corsair 2200 mhz cl 9, EVGA 1080ti, Sony 55" 900E TV 3840 x 2160, Windows 7-64, FSX, P3dv3, P3dv4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 


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..

  • Upvote 1

Thanks

Tom

My Youtube Videos!

http://www.youtube.com/user/tf51d

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I might just pick up the HD airport update..


Mark Robinson

"What's it doing now?"

Author of FLIGHT: A near-future short story (ebook available on amazon)

I made the baby cry - A2A Simulations L-049 Constellation

Sky Simulations MD-11 V2.2 Pilot. The best "lite" MD-11 money can buy (well, it's not freeware!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No the Steam program itself still has to run,

 

 

FSX:SE running and no Steam app...

Capture.jpg


The best gift you can give your children is your time.

sigbar.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.


Thanks

Tom

My Youtube Videos!

http://www.youtube.com/user/tf51d

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 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.

Ala like thisSteam.jpg


Rick Almeida

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.


The best gift you can give your children is your time.

sigbar.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 


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

Rick Almeida

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
  • Donation Goals

    AVSIM's 2020 Fundraising Goal

    Donate to our annual general fundraising goal. This donation keeps our doors open and providing you service 24 x 7 x 365. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. We reset this goal every new year for the following year's goal.


    33%
    $8,485.00 of $25,000.00 Donate Now
×
×
  • Create New...