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Old 05-11-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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How to play steam games when not connected to the internet?

Before you say, "read the steps for offline mode", I did already.

For 2 days I didnt have internet access and wanted to play some games in SP like STALKER, Bioshock etc. but everytime I would launch, it would try to connect, then obviously reject the connection. My question is, how do I prevent this in the future, if this should (probably will) happen again? Am I really STUCK with having to have an internet connection to play games I paid for? I thought this offline mode was so you could play OFFLINE, not just " appearing offline ".

Any help would be appreciated. thanks
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:55 AM   #2
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I'm not very experienced in the matter, but I think you need to save your credentials on the computer and access offline mode while online.
Also running your SP games at least once while online might help to make sure they are up to date.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:29 PM   #3
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Lightbulb Offline Mode explained and some tips:

Offline Mode

Things to try:
  • Setting up Offline Mode correctly
  • Allowing a first time setup to run before playing a game in Offline Mode
  • Defragment Cache Files
  • Verify Integrity of Game Cache
  • Disabling Steam Cloud synchronisation for the game(s) at fault

If anyone would like to add to this list, please PM me or reply to this post.
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