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Old 03-01-2012, 04:17 AM   #1
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Offline steam not working?

I was without internet for some days. But everytime that i tried to boot steam on offline mode i would get "Cannot connect to steam servers, please visit www.steampowered.com" (OF COURSE I CAN'T CONNECT I DON'T HAVE INTERNET)

What do i do?
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:47 AM   #2
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Read the FAQ about Offline Mode.

In general: You have to put Steam in offline mode before your internet connection is cut.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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Read the FAQ about Offline Mode.

In general: You have to put Steam in offline mode before your internet connection is cut.
So it is actually useless.. It should work without a connection, this is not Offline mode, just some kind of hybrid.
When I come home and Internet not working, because of kind of natural disaster,etc., i am punished for that i am not a pirate.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:41 PM   #4
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You do not have to be online to do anything other than set offline mode up properly. Once that is done, when your Internet is out, you can go into offline mode easily.

Please see the support FAQ on the subject for instructions.

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Old 03-01-2012, 01:35 PM   #5
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In my case offline mode does not work well.

I turned off it, and it worked-_-.

I turned on him, and it worked ...
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:58 PM   #6
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I'm going to join in on this.

I have no network connection oftentimes for several weeks at a time on my laptop. Matter of fact it was offline till this morning when I wanted to log in and update several games. When I tried to set it back up in offline mode I got the 'login credentials not saved to this computer' error.

To add insult to injury, I checked my desktop at home and had the same problem!

Steps taken so far are the following:
1. Rebooted machine
2. Deleted clientregistry.blob and restarted steam
3. Deleted entire steam folder except steam.exe and steamapps (spent a couple hours updating my games afterwards)
4. Ensured the saved credentials box is NOT checked in the steam app, and I've also logged off manually and logged back in repeatedly.
5. Tried the steam.cfg notepad with the following switches
BootStrapperInhibitAll=enable
ForceOfflineMode=enable

I've even tried putting a check mark in the box to not store user credentials and forcing it to go offline, where it prompts you to save your credentials. From what I can see it doesen't flip the switch to save login credentials and I can't see where to manually jam the things in.

Any help would be appreciated. (I really don't want to nuke the entire client considering it was working just fine 12 hours ago, but if thats a last resort...)
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