The following steps will direct you on how to prevent Steam from continually performing that infuriating first-time setup and asking you for UAC elevated permissions every time you start Planetside 2. Stage 1 Navigate to your Planetside 2 directory in My Computer/Explorer. (Default is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Planetside 2 under WIndows 7 64-bit. May differ for others.) Find and double-click the file named installscript.vdf. Click the second option and OK. (Select a program from a list of installed programs.) Click Notepad, uncheck "Always use the selected program" and then OK. Press Ctrl+A then Backspace to delete everything inside the file. Press Ctrl+S to save the file. Close Notepad. You'll now have an empty file named installscript.vdf there. This alone will not do the job. Stage 2 Right-click installscript.vdf and click Properties. Check the Read-only box then click Apply. Select the Security tab then click Advanced. Click Change Permissions. Click Add... Type Everyone then click OK. Look for the line that says Write Attributes and click the Deny checkbox on the right, then click OK. Click OK again. Click Yes to the security warning that pops up. (If it does.) Click OK once more. And click OK for the last time. Stage 3 Go the hell and play Planetside 2. Kick ***. Take names. Chew bubblegum. Steam will now piss off and no longer perform first-time setup each time you try to play. Caveat: This is a temporary fix. This modification actually prevents Steam and in fact, /anyone/ on your computer from modifying that file, because of the Read-Only attribute you set on it. Further, it will prevent Steam/anyone from removing that Read-only tag, which Steam will try to do otherwise without adding the Security permission to deny writing attributes. When/if SOE ever get their ***** into gear to actually effing fix this stupidly simple to solve bug, you'll need to go back into the Security Permissions tab again and remove that permission to deny Everyone from writing attributes. This will allow Steam to once again re-write the install scripts file and perform the first-time setup. Assuming of course, SOE fixed it. Thank-you, that is all. Happy gaming.