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    Steam and Uplay, possible way to start with just Uplay?

    I bought Assasin Creed 2(AC2) from steam, but only to found out that in order to start the game I need to

    Start steam -> Click play -> Launch Uplay -> Click Play. Seriously???? REALLY? running 2 clients on my already slow PC? This really sucks!

    With all the the for AC2 achievement is only available Uplay & Steam doesnt have one. then there is no way Ubisoft allow AC2 to run on steam only. That means steam is redundant
    Although I prefer to run on steam than Uplay, since I have friends there, but only want to run 1 client to play the game!

    So can I play AC2 with just UPlay?

    I dont mind even re-downloading the game from directly Ubisoft again.(If Ubisoft allow me to Download)
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    no answer from Ubisoft staff? Can I ditch steam?
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    Make a shortcut to the game exe, add "-uplay_steam_mode" (without the quotes!) to the target line. Go!
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    doesnt seems to work on AC2, it still launch steam lol together with Uplay.
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    Games purchased through Steam require the Steam client to be running during play.
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    I have Anno 2070 (steam) and i can launch game without steam. Just delete\rename in your game folder steam_api.dll but make backup this file. I hope this works on you)
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    Both solutions work

    Originally Posted by nu1mlock Go to original post
    Make a shortcut to the game exe, add "-uplay_steam_mode" (without the quotes!) to the target line. Go!
    This works fantastically for Far Cry 3, thank you!


    Originally Posted by x3Rc Go to original post
    I have Anno 2070 (steam) and i can launch game without steam. Just delete\rename in your game folder steam_api.dll but make backup this file. I hope this works on you)
    This works great for Anno 2070!

    Both replies were super helpful, thanks guys.
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