EAC Bypass

From SpeedSouls

There are several methods to bypass EAC (Easy Anti Cheat) in Elden Ring. If launched without, one will be unable to play online however.

Method 1 (Appid Textfile method, recommended):

This method lets you launch the game from outside Steam with the same executable name as originally, allowing LiveSplit and .CT tables to attach correctly.

Create a new text file in the install directory, typically this would be ...\steamapps\common\ELDEN RING\Game\ named steam_appid.txt. The content of the file must be the game's Steam ID, 1245620

The file can also be downloaded here.

Then launch the game by running the eldenring.exe executable directly from this location (you can also create a shortcut to it on your desktop); this should open the game now immediately without loading EAC first. Online play is still possible by quitting again and launching the game from Steam.

Method 2 (Renaming the executable, not recommended):

This method lets you launch the game from Steam but due to a wrongly named executable file, the LiveSplit plugin and .CT tables will not attach correctly.

In the same installation directory as from method 1, rename the file start_protected_game.exe to something else, for example start_protected_game_original.exe, then create a copy of the file eldenring.exe in the same directory, then rename the copy to start_protected_game.exe. The game can then be launched from this executable or starting it from Steam, but online play will be disabled until this method is reversed.

Method 3 (Symlink, not recommended):

This method lets you launch the game from Steam but it will run with the same executable name as originally, allowing LiveSplit and .CT tables to attach correctly.

In the same installation directory as from method 1, rename the file start_protected_game.exe to something else, for example start_protected_game_original.exe.

Next, open a command line window in administrator mode and navigate to the game directory, then type the command

mklink "start_protected_game.exe" "eldenring.exe"

Method 4 (Custom launcher):

This method lets you launch the game from Steam but it will run with the same executable name as originally, allowing LiveSplit and .CT tables to attach correctly.

Download this archive, then place the start_protected_game.exe file into the game directory (rename the original file first).

Launch game from steam as usual.