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Old 09-02-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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Question Running steam offline mode

I have no inernet connection so I am forced to run Steam in offline mode until I relocate where there is internet. I played Deus Ex HOUR last week just fine offline mode. I went to a buddies to use his connection to download some titles for me to play offline when I returned home.

But, upon starting Steam I get the expected error saying I have to run in offline mode, no big deal its what I do! However, when I click to start Steam in offline mode, I hear a chime and get an error saying something about my internet connection may be bad or Steam is down! Then the program terminates.

I have been doing the offline gaming thing for awhile like this and never had an issue. I was aondering if anyone else may have had this experience and can point me to a fix!

Thanks for any help!
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:57 PM   #2
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Sounds as if you need to start each game when online first.

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Originally Posted by Steam Support
Please note that you must connect to the Steam Network and test each of the games you would like to use in Offline Mode at least once to set up your account and configure Offline Mode on your machine.
It was taken from the below article.

Support Article: Offline Mode
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:08 PM   #3
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That makes sense. I guess I'll hook it up to my buddies connection tomorrow and start all the games up, configure steam for offline play, then shut down and yank the ethernet cable out. Then I can restart steam and see if I can get passed this. Thanks for the tip I am grateful!
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