Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3
I've been considering returning to the game but the thought of installing Pando Media Booster is something I do not want to consider. I've read quite a bit on it and it's behind the scenes use of bandwidth and I don't want that program on my machine.

Is there a way to play the game without having to install it?

Thank you.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 203
# 2
02-23-2013, 12:08 PM
I know that's a NCSoft requirement to install their games but IIRC STO doesn't require PMB to be installed....
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 562
# 3
02-23-2013, 12:09 PM
I don't know what this is, but I know with full certainty that I don't have it on my machine and I play STO every day. So.... yes.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6,475
# 4
02-23-2013, 12:42 PM
You only need it with a new copy of the downloader from PWE.

Install through Steam or buy a disc or use an old disc and you'll be fine.
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3
# 5
02-23-2013, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by arcademaster View Post
I don't know what this is, but I know with full certainty that I don't have it on my machine and I play STO every day. So.... yes.
May I ask how you installed the game? I have the disc from the collectors edition, but I'm certain an update would be required if I were to try and use it. If it's even Windows 7 compatible, I'd need to check that.

How exactly did you install the game? The version I click on here, on the official site, requires it be installed.
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3
# 6
02-23-2013, 12:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by stoleviathan99 View Post
You only need it with a new copy of the downloader from PWE.

Install through Steam or buy a disc or use an old disc and you'll be fine.
Okay that's great news, thank you. And everyone else who took the time.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,116
# 7
02-23-2013, 01:04 PM
Well if you google /Pando Media Booster star trek online\ you get quite a few hits , so I'd say that yes , it seems that there are sites that use this program to speed up the ... currently 15GB of STO ( it's compressed it may be less , but un-compressed that's the size of the game at the moment) .

This is an external site confirming it :

http://rpgmaker.net/forums/topics/10093/


And this is a thread on the STO forums about the issue , including how to remove the program after it downloads STO :

http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=250083


Hope it helps .
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Captain
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,447
# 8
02-24-2013, 04:41 PM
Just download it through Steam. You don't have to run the launcher through steam.

As a plus side, if you find yourself with some spare pocket-change in your steam account, you can throw it directly into STO(by launching it through Steam) without going through the Perfect World payment options.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,145
# 9
02-24-2013, 11:40 PM
Pando is just a downloader, even if you do use it you can get rid of it once the game is installed or you can download the game torrent from here using any torrent program, I would not recommend buying a disc unless you want the TOS Enterprise, even if you get the disc you will still be downloading a ton of updates anyway to bring it current, so you may be better off downloading the latest client either way.
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2
# 10 pando
04-28-2013, 09:12 PM
Ok. Thank you everyone who has posted about pando, but I still dont see an answer to what I need to know. This one is simple. Can you still play the game and update the game without pando, after the game is installed. Can I take it off my computer?
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