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Najmanj May 10, 2016 @ 8:38am
Does stellaris have account and login requirements other than steam?
what teh title says or do you need to login on paradoxes servers. Always online agme or also playable offline?
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The Renderer May 10, 2016 @ 8:39am 
No, it's offline. You can login to a Paradox account if you want, but to be honest I don't even know what that does.

Edit: Multiplayer is not offline, of course.
Last edited by The Renderer; May 10, 2016 @ 8:39am
ElanaAhova May 10, 2016 @ 8:39am 
^ what renderer said
Satoru May 10, 2016 @ 8:39am 
You don't have to crate a paradox account. You get some free goodies if you do, but it is not required to play the game in any way.

Also note that like all Paradox games, the game is 100% DRM FREE on Steam. You can install the game via steam, but after thta you never have to run Steam ever again if that's what you want.
Last edited by Satoru; May 10, 2016 @ 8:41am
DeadlyDanDaMan May 10, 2016 @ 8:40am 
Originally posted by The Renderer:
No, it's offline. You can login to a Paradox account if you want, but to be honest I don't even know what that does.

^This
Kavalor May 10, 2016 @ 8:41am 
and of course Ironman you need to be online in case the save is stored in the cloud
Xiane May 10, 2016 @ 8:41am 
Originally posted by The Renderer:
No, it's offline. You can login to a Paradox account if you want, but to be honest I don't even know what that does.

Edit: Multiplayer is not offline, of course.


There's a fair few who don't considering the create account feature was borked Day 1. ;)
Najmanj May 10, 2016 @ 8:41am 
Perfect. Thanks. Buying now.
Satoru May 10, 2016 @ 8:42am 
Originally posted by Kavalor:
and of course Ironman you need to be online in case the save is stored in the cloud

Edit: sorry yes cloud saving has to be on for ironman mode
Last edited by Satoru; May 10, 2016 @ 8:44am
NetQvist May 10, 2016 @ 8:45am 
Apparently logging is another day 1 dlc release, they are just swimming anti consumer DLCs
DeadlyDanDaMan May 10, 2016 @ 8:47am 
Originally posted by Satoru:
Originally posted by Kavalor:
and of course Ironman you need to be online in case the save is stored in the cloud

Edit: sorry yes cloud saving has to be on for ironman mode

No it doesn't.
The Renderer May 10, 2016 @ 8:55am 
Originally posted by DeadlyDanDaMan:
Originally posted by Satoru:

Edit: sorry yes cloud saving has to be on for ironman mode

No it doesn't.

Hmm, it tells me that I need to be logged into Steam and cloud saving needs to be enabled else it won't let me chose ironman. So Kavalor and Satoru seem to be right, unless you know a way of working around this?

It's a bit baffling, to be honest (what does ironman have to do with cloud saving?) but I don't care about ironman or achievements so I didn't even notice until now.
Hyeson May 10, 2016 @ 8:59am 
Originally posted by The Renderer:
Originally posted by DeadlyDanDaMan:

No it doesn't.

Hmm, it tells me that I need to be logged into Steam and cloud saving needs to be enabled else it won't let me chose ironman. So Kavalor and Satoru seem to be right, unless you know a way of working around this?

It's a bit baffling, to be honest (what does ironman have to do with cloud saving?) but I don't care about ironman or achievements so I didn't even notice until now.

They probably want prevent you from backing up your old save and just put it back when you lost ;)
Satoru May 10, 2016 @ 9:10am 
Originally posted by NetQvist:
Apparently logging is another day 1 dlc release, they are just swimming anti consumer DLCs

Please feel free to cite what 'anti consumer dlc' means.

Which would seem to mean 'I dont like it'
Satoru May 10, 2016 @ 9:11am 
Originally posted by Hyeson:
Originally posted by The Renderer:

Hmm, it tells me that I need to be logged into Steam and cloud saving needs to be enabled else it won't let me chose ironman. So Kavalor and Satoru seem to be right, unless you know a way of working around this?

It's a bit baffling, to be honest (what does ironman have to do with cloud saving?) but I don't care about ironman or achievements so I didn't even notice until now.

They probably want prevent you from backing up your old save and just put it back when you lost ;)

But you can already do that anyway. Its not 'obvious' where the cloud saves are (they're in userdata in your steam folder under the appid for Stellaris), but its not rocket science to save scum your cloud save games.

Though if you want achievements, you have to be on steam, so enforcing save steam for ironman which is linked to achievments isn't weird in a certain sense.
Last edited by Satoru; May 10, 2016 @ 9:12am
DeadlyDanDaMan May 10, 2016 @ 9:16am 
Originally posted by The Renderer:
Originally posted by DeadlyDanDaMan:

No it doesn't.

Hmm, it tells me that I need to be logged into Steam and cloud saving needs to be enabled else it won't let me chose ironman. So Kavalor and Satoru seem to be right, unless you know a way of working around this?

It's a bit baffling, to be honest (what does ironman have to do with cloud saving?) but I don't care about ironman or achievements so I didn't even notice until now.

I don't know, I didn't do anything special that I know of. But I can 100% confirm that I am playing an Ironman game right now without the cloud (the cloud icon is red with a line through it, and the tooltip says it is off), and I am getting achievements. I just don't have it on in the in game options. I don't like the Cloud because it tends to screw with the performance of a lot of games. So I turn it off when available.

Edit: I just checked the option in game, and it says Autosaves don't save to the Cloud. So, you might need the full save to be on the Cloud, but not the Autosaves. I don't know anymore, it really doesn't matter that much anyway.
Last edited by DeadlyDanDaMan; May 10, 2016 @ 9:20am
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