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Is there a way to circumvent arc with windows 10?

Ever since I got this new computer, I wasn't able to launch STO in any other way than by arc. I saved the old launcher in time, but it didn't work after the end of 32bit support. Now arc is acting up and I can't log onto it, resulting in me unable to play. From a look at the forums I guess that people are in-game after maintenance. As I didn't have a chance to patch today, I don't know how to proceed right now.
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  • somtaawkharsomtaawkhar Member Posts: 6,578 Arc User
    I have Win10 and play the game on Steam just fine
  • sharmutashlikha#2072 sharmutashlikha Member Posts: 150 Arc User
    I have Win10 and play the game on Steam just fine

    hmm, I'd rather not add steam to the things to have to play STO... thanks anyway, I'll probably just wait until arc issues are resolved.
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    [Emotes] [email protected]#2072: Qapla', Captain Nog!
    [email protected]#2072 salutes Captain Nog with respect.

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    R'[email protected]#2072 salutes Captain Nog.

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  • echattyechatty Member Posts: 4,598 Arc User
    Arc is undergoing maint right now. Mine says "Arc Client is currently in maintenance for upgrades. We are actively working to resolve the issue."
    Now a LTS and loving it.

    Just because you spend money on this game, it does not entitle you to be a jerk if things don't go your way.

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  • jamestown2368#9513 jamestown2368 Member Posts: 5 Arc User
    edited October 11
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  • echattyechatty Member Posts: 4,598 Arc User
    I just finally got signed into my Arc client. Decided to test it again.
    Now a LTS and loving it.

    Just because you spend money on this game, it does not entitle you to be a jerk if things don't go your way.

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  • starswordcstarswordc Member Posts: 10,821 Arc User
    > @sharmutashlikha#2072 said:
    > hmm, I'd rather not add steam to the things to have to play STO... thanks anyway, I'll probably just wait until arc issues are resolved.

    I already had Steam for the rest of my PC gaming. I only ever use Arc if I have a giveaway code to redeem.
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  • jamestown2368#9513 jamestown2368 Member Posts: 5 Arc User
    Sorry for the moron comment cryptic just blowing off some steam.
  • sharmutashlikha#2072 sharmutashlikha Member Posts: 150 Arc User
    edited October 10
    Finally succeeded to launch arc and subsequently the STO launcher, but it's stuck on "Unable to connect to account server" now.

    Edit: Tried again, now the launcher tells me, "Unable to authenticate: Couldn't initialize token login".
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    [Emotes] [email protected]#2072: Qapla', Captain Nog!
    [email protected]#2072 salutes Captain Nog with respect.

    R'[email protected]#2072 stands attentively for Captain Nog.
    R'[email protected]#2072 salutes Captain Nog.

    She'[email protected]#2072 stands attentively for Captain Nog.
    [Emotes] She'[email protected]#2072: Qapla', Captain Nog!
    She'[email protected]#2072 salutes Captain Nog with respect.

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  • sharmutashlikha#2072 sharmutashlikha Member Posts: 150 Arc User
    I'm in, hooray!, but too tired to play now...
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    [Emotes] [email protected]#2072: Qapla', Captain Nog!
    [email protected]#2072 salutes Captain Nog with respect.

    R'[email protected]#2072 stands attentively for Captain Nog.
    R'[email protected]#2072 salutes Captain Nog.

    She'[email protected]#2072 stands attentively for Captain Nog.
    [Emotes] She'[email protected]#2072: Qapla', Captain Nog!
    She'[email protected]#2072 salutes Captain Nog with respect.

    Yozit'[email protected]#2072 stands attentively for Nog.
    Yozit'[email protected]#2072 salutes Nog.

  • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 3,438 Arc User
    I'm in, hooray!, but too tired to play now...

    It doesn't matter whether you use Arc or Steam. They both use the same original Client launcher (startrekonline.exe), and both Arc and Steam are not needed to play STO (there's no advantage to using either). Just grab the executable and stick it in it's own folder and repatch the game.
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  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 8,124 Arc User
    leemwatson wrote: »
    I'm in, hooray!, but too tired to play now...

    It doesn't matter whether you use Arc or Steam. They both use the same original Client launcher (startrekonline.exe), and both Arc and Steam are not needed to play STO (there's no advantage to using either). Just grab the executable and stick it in it's own folder and repatch the game.

    Yep, this.

    Steam and Arc are both nothing but overlays, neither one is required to play STO. You can just run the game right out of the install folder and bypass either launcher.

    If for some reason that's not a desirable option the Stand Alone Installer also still works. Download that file, install.. patch.. done.
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  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 34,443 Arc User
    leemwatson wrote: »
    I'm in, hooray!, but too tired to play now...
    It doesn't matter whether you use Arc or Steam. They both use the same original Client launcher (startrekonline.exe), and both Arc and Steam are not needed to play STO (there's no advantage to using either). Just grab the executable and stick it in it's own folder and repatch the game.
    Yep, this.

    Steam and Arc are both nothing but overlays, neither one is required to play STO. You can just run the game right out of the install folder and bypass either launcher.

    If for some reason that's not a desirable option the Stand Alone Installer also still works. Download that file, install.. patch.. done.
    Steam and Arc just run that anyways.
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  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 8,124 Arc User
    leemwatson wrote: »
    I'm in, hooray!, but too tired to play now...
    It doesn't matter whether you use Arc or Steam. They both use the same original Client launcher (startrekonline.exe), and both Arc and Steam are not needed to play STO (there's no advantage to using either). Just grab the executable and stick it in it's own folder and repatch the game.
    Yep, this.

    Steam and Arc are both nothing but overlays, neither one is required to play STO. You can just run the game right out of the install folder and bypass either launcher.

    If for some reason that's not a desirable option the Stand Alone Installer also still works. Download that file, install.. patch.. done.
    Steam and Arc just run that anyways.

    I'm aware of that, which is why I advised they just run the .exe right out of the folder. The 'stand alone' is for people that don't even want that stuff on their PC to begin with. :smile:

    Yes, the 'stand alone' and Steam/Arc install the exact same files. Neither client is now, or ever has been, required to play STO. They're both nothing but overlays.
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  • mspfuelermspfueler Member Posts: 83 Arc User
    Another trick is to uninstall ARC. It'll ask if you want to uninstall the games too. Click no.
    Then you can use the Cryptic Launcher.
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  • deathinspace4udeathinspace4u Member Posts: 1 Arc User
    edited October 11
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  • echattyechatty Member Posts: 4,598 Arc User
    What does this have to do with the subject at hand?
    Now a LTS and loving it.

    Just because you spend money on this game, it does not entitle you to be a jerk if things don't go your way.

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  • nccmarknccmark Member Posts: 919 Arc User
    edited October 12
    starswordc wrote: »
    > @sharmutashlikha#2072 said:
    I already had Steam for the rest of my PC gaming. I only ever use Arc if I have a giveaway code to redeem.

    and we can even bypass that need:
    https://www.arcgames.com/en/redeem

  • phoenixc#0738 phoenixc Member Posts: 841 Arc User
    For that matter, there are third party launchers in Discord (it is a PC voice app for games) and Nvidia GeForce Experience if you have either of those, though I am not sure if they do the update check for the games (I have always used ARC, Steam, or the exe directly if there was a problem with the other two).
  • sharmutashlikha#2072 sharmutashlikha Member Posts: 150 Arc User
    Thanks for all the advice, I'll try to find the .exe file :)
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    [email protected]#2072 salutes Captain Nog with respect.

    R'[email protected]#2072 stands attentively for Captain Nog.
    R'[email protected]#2072 salutes Captain Nog.

    She'[email protected]#2072 stands attentively for Captain Nog.
    [Emotes] She'[email protected]#2072: Qapla', Captain Nog!
    She'[email protected]#2072 salutes Captain Nog with respect.

    Yozit'[email protected]#2072 stands attentively for Nog.
    Yozit'[email protected]#2072 salutes Nog.

  • starswordcstarswordc Member Posts: 10,821 Arc User
    edited October 15
    Thanks for all the advice, I'll try to find the .exe file :)

    Should be (installation directory)\Star Trek Online\Star Trek Online.exe.
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  • borg0vermindborg0vermind Member Posts: 389 Arc User
    I have installed the game.... years ago. Then I just copy-pasted it to my new PCs/Laptops from home and work. No issue whatsoever, no install required, nothing else like arc required.
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,681 Arc User
    I run STO through Steam, since it's the only platform I use.
    No issues at all
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  • balarickbalarick Member Posts: 22 Arc User
    edited October 19
    Just go to the installation directory -- I don't know what the default one is because I set up a custom "games" directory in "Program Files (x86)" -- and you should be able to find an executable called "Star Trek Online" at the bottom of the folder. Should be about 84MB in size. Create a shortcut to that on your desktop or wherever you prefer to access your games from and -- boom! -- you're in business. You don't have to use Arc, Steam, or any other game manager. They just like you to.
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,681 Arc User
    Steam makes things a lot easier, an example being able to use your Steam wallet for getting zen.
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  • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 3,438 Arc User
    I run STO through Steam, since it's the only platform I use.
    No issues at all

    You're not actually running STO through Steam though. All it is is another 'desktop' portal that accesses the Original Launcher to which I mean it's just like clicking the app from your desktop, but through an overlay which is taking up resources. Steam (and Arc) has NO benefit to running STO. The ONLY thing that goes 'through' Steam, when using that as your Portal, is a notification to the STO User count, which ONLY counts people running STO via Steam.
    Steam makes things a lot easier, an example being able to use your Steam wallet for getting zen.

    I use the in-game method,which is plain and simple and very secure.
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