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Is there a way to turn off User Account Control prompts for the Dreadnought Launcher?



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Aug. 15, 2018, 5:20 p.m.



Hello,

I play Dreadnought on Windows 10. Every time I open up the Launcher, it requires a UAC PIN from my dad to open. Is there a way to turn off this prompt so I don't have to make him type it in. We're both getting really tired of having to type the PIN in, and have tried a shortcut via Task Scheduler, but it didn't work.

Thank you,

EntropyMWB


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Aug. 15, 2018, 5:32 p.m.



The game needs admin rights to bypass limitations with Windows 10. If you contact support they should be able to help. Link is in my signature.


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Posted: //
Aug. 16, 2018, 10:24 a.m.



Depending on how your UAC is setup, you may be able bypass requiring a PIN if you log into Windows 10 using a default administrator-access account profile; then you just have to press a Yes, rather than put in a PIN.


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Aug. 16, 2018, 10:52 a.m.



EntropyMWB#9676 posted (#post-224717) said:

Hello,

I play Dreadnought on Windows 10. Every time I open up the Launcher, it requires a UAC PIN from my dad to open. Is there a way to turn off this prompt so I don't have to make him type it in. We're both getting really tired of having to type the PIN in, and have tried a shortcut via Task Scheduler, but it didn't work.

Thank you,

EntropyMWB

I did a brief online search and came across this page asking how to disable UAC approval for specific programs for Windows 10. You can find it here. From the looks of it, it doesn't seem possible. There could be some seperate third party applications, but who knows how efficient those could be.

A lot of people seem to be pretty unhappy with Microsoft as this isn't possible in Windows 10. Here's hoping this is something that could be taken care of in the future, whether it be through an update, or a work around.


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Posted: //
Aug. 16, 2018, 12:21 p.m.



I'm still not sure what exactly dreadnought needs admin authority to do. For all I know, the game's harvesting player data or something. Does anyone know why this requirement is in place?


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Aug. 16, 2018, 6:08 p.m.


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Aug. 16, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Crusher48#5118 posted (#post-224734) said:

I'm still not sure what exactly dreadnought needs admin authority to do. For all I know, the game's harvesting player data or something. Does anyone know why this requirement is in place?

We're most certainly not "harvesting player's data", OP is referring to having a non-admin Windows 10 user account/profile as his dad is apparently the admin.

Having an admin account with secured sub-accounts (like their own, it seems) would mean said sub-accounts would require confirmation from the admin account to complete tasks. It's a standard Windows 10 security/safety/family practice, we can't control that unfortunately.

If the player was playing on an admin account/profile or user account/profile with no limitations or little security, then the Window prompts would not be appearing every time the game is launched or a task is completed.

This could change when we come to Steam, but it all depends on how Windows handles the situation.


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Posted: //
Aug. 17, 2018, 12:03 a.m.



I'm currently having the issue where my game gives a UAC (aka the "this app wants to change your system") notification as if it wants to make changes to my system, even though games logically shouldn't need that except maybe when they were installing. None of my other games require UAC every single time they launch. Could you try changing it so that it only needs UAC once, on the initial install? I think it might have to do with the game wanting to check its system files every launch and have the rights to change the system files if necessary, which could easily be changed to not request UAC unless it needs to update.


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Aug. 17, 2018, 10:12 a.m.



Crusher48#5118 posted (#post-224738) said:

I'm currently having the issue where my game gives a UAC (aka the "this app wants to change your system") notification as if it wants to make changes to my system, even though games logically shouldn't need that except maybe when they were installing. None of my other games require UAC every single time they launch. Could you try changing it so that it only needs UAC once, on the initial install? I think it might have to do with the game wanting to check its system files every launch and have the rights to change the system files if necessary, which could easily be changed to not request UAC unless it needs to update.

I'm not entirely sure why that's happening, to be honest, I haven't heard of other examples of this. I'm just wondering if it has something to do with your UAC settings. I can't help but imagine that as it revolves around (I'm assuming) Windows 10's settings.


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