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Playing Rocksmith without Steam

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Offline   pilau


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Hi guys. I am new here :)


I just registered to Steam and downloaded the steam client especially for buying and playing Rocksmith.


Unfortunately, the Steam client alone is 600MB (wtf?) and I have no use for it except for Rocksmith.


Therefore, I want to use Rocksmith without Steam: So I extracted the Rocksmith game folder out of the Steam folder and uninstalled Steam.


However, Rocksmith is not working anymore because I am getting this error message: "Unable to Initialize Steam API".


What can I do to be able to run Rocksmith Remastered without Steam?


For those of you who think I am pirating the game, here the proof I bought it. I just want the game and don't need Steam.




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@pilau Simple answer : you can't

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Answer: you need steam


600MB is practically nothing, it doesn't use much cpu,

You can close right after you stop playing RS,

Just a pro tip, don't tick the setting 'start up Steam at PC start'

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I cant even get an Link Icon to work outside of Steam I have to open Stem then I can hit play Rocksmith.