Perhaps this might be more appropriate in the general videogame board, but as it doesn't deal directly with gaming but rather installation of them on a computer, figured I'd try here first.
So anyways, as I only have a smallish SSD on my computer, I want to install and run games from my 1TB external drive. For this example, I was trying to install Assassin's Creed 3, which I got a code for from the whole Ubisoft/Nvidia promotion. However, even though I made a folder and directed it to install stuff on the external drive, it still went and installed a bunch of shit on the main SSD, like whatever the hell uplay is and punkbuster and some other junk. So after deleting all those to clean up my SSD (again it's a small one I only want to run Windows off of quickly), now I'm trying to run the game by launching it off the external drive, but getting a stupid error saying the ubisoft launcher can't be found for updating or some crap.
So admittedly, I haven't played PC games for a while time (well WoW, but that's a different story). But are they really to this BS point where you can't simply install and play a game without having to deal with a bunch of other crap programs they want to tag onto the computer as well? It's about as bad as console games needing to download more shit from the internet once you buy them since people are too stupid to put games on just 1 disc now.
And if anyone can offer advice on what I should do here to get the game working, it'd be much appreciated. I have two more redemption codes for games via Steam, and I haven't ever bothered with Steam before so kinda dreading how that'll play out after this experience.