Can i play chivalry without running steam ?
I have an old Computer and she can barely handle chivalry on lowest graphics settings. i think it may be because steam is doing its own little thing in the background while im trying to play, but i cannot be sure.
Also if i see a server that in the menu says i will be at 25-30 ping, but i join and my ping is at 94 is this because of steam too?
No you cannot play Chivalry without Steam. You can disable the in-game overlay by going to
Steam > Settings > In-Game
and unticking the “Enable Steam Community In-Game” option. You probably can’t do much more other than getting a better computer.