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Old 02-16-2014, 02:17 AM   #1
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Hey, if you can run SH5 skip the login to Uplay? It annoys me long login to Uplay and long downloading data from the server. I thought that when I buy the DVD version I will be able get around it.


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Old 02-16-2014, 07:42 PM   #2
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Nope, UPlay is a must. UBI won't do away with it..... and why I've no idea, as they stopped support for SH5 a long time ago.

You can stop your game saves from being saved to UBI's server, and have them saved only to your computer.
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:50 PM   #3
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How do you do that GT182?
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:59 PM   #4
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There's supposed to be a box to check or uncheck if you don't want game saves saved online on the server.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:29 PM   #5
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It is annoying. I press cancel every time to skip it - but generally speaking long load times are the number 1 reason I don't play this game as much as I otherwise would.

It takes me 7 minutes to get from desktop to my periscope.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:44 PM   #6
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Its part of Ubisoft's DRM policy, so far as I know its hard coded in the game to check in and verify the install. I doubt there's any way around it without a ton of work. It seems like TDW's patch had an option to disable Uplay listening but the game still has to be launched from the program.
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My load time is around 7 minutes also. This is down to the number of mods installed and the data size.

If I let my "Logs Folder" dat files build up. Uplay wants to save them each time I load. In the past before I realized where the problem was it was taking over 20 minutes to load.

I delete the one file in there from the last save now before I load the game.

Problem solved.
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Its part of Ubisoft's DRM policy, so far as I know its hard coded in the game to check in and verify the install. I doubt there's any way around it without a ton of work. It seems like TDW's patch had an option to disable Uplay listening but the game still has to be launched from the program.
the sh5.exe is the one responsible for launching the UPlay browser, not the other way around. And yes, it's possible to totally disable the UPlay browser if you know the magic art of RE.
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the sh5.exe is the one responsible for launching the UPlay browser, not the other way around. And yes, it's possible to totally disable the UPlay browser if you know the magic art of RE.
....and would you mind to share that with us??????
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the sh5.exe is the one responsible for launching the UPlay browser, not the other way around. And yes, it's possible to totally disable the UPlay browser if you know the magic art of RE.

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....and would you mind to share that with us??????
Is this option in the SH5 patcher? IIRC and not researching further, if you disable the Uplay browser then you will not be able to play campaigns/single missions? Something like that?
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Is this option in the SH5 patcher? IIRC and not researching further, if you disable the Uplay browser then you will not be able to play campaigns/single missions? Something like that?
That is correct. That is the 'light' version of that patch. Realize that if a way was shown how to disable the UPlay browser then it could be applied to every Ubi title that uses UPlay. Doesn't that sound like legal trouble
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