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Posted: 9/14/2005 12:01:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 12:06:49 PM EDT by FortyFiveAutomatic]
Ok, so I installed this bullshit Steam program, and I want to be able to play offline. So I set the Steam program to Offline Mode, then try to run HL2, and it says "This operation cannot be completed when Steam is in Offline Mode", even though I have 100% of the game, HL2 says its ready for offline play, and even the folks who invented this garbage say its possible. So far, I have seen no evidence to support this. Anybody know how to make it work in Offline Mode?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:10:35 PM EDT
Is it fully updated, and authenticated, etc?

Does the game start up fine when you're online?

Just checking..
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:11:59 PM EDT
You shouldn't have to go through Steam to play the regular game mode offline
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:13:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RRTX:
You shouldn't have to go through Steam to play the regular game mode offline




A first you do.

You have to create your steam account, login, download all the updates(autoamtic) then turn steam to offline mode.

Now your set.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:13:58 PM EDT
Yeah I just got it today. It's all updated and everything.

If I don't have to go thru Steam, how do I start it?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:14:53 PM EDT
The game will not run unless Steam is loaded and operational. That's the way they designed it. I believe it is part of their anti-piracy plan but it also allows them to gather marketing info and other statistics.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:15:34 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:16:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FortyFiveAutomatic:
Yeah I just got it today. It's all updated and everything.

If I don't have to go thru Steam, how do I start it?



I left it default and always have to go through steams log in. *shrugs* doesnt bother me, i have dsl.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:16:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mike_Mills:
The game will not run unless Steam is loaded and operational. That's the way they designed it. I believe it is part of their anti-piracy plan but it also allows them to gather marketing info and other statistics.



Your fogetting the one the benefits us the most, weed out the cheaters.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:17:46 PM EDT
I have Steam, its operational and everything, but I just want to be able to make use of the offline gameplay. I made the account and put in the cd key, and then it finished decrypting, updating, and whatever the hell else, and I've even played a little through, but now I want to continue playing offline, and it won't let me. God damn this program sucks
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:19:48 PM EDT
It works for me. You have to have steam going but not be logged into it.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:21:02 PM EDT
If you disable your network connection and start steam, it'll ask if you want to start it in offline mode...?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:23:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Evil_Ed:
If you disable your network connection and start steam, it'll ask if you want to start it in offline mode...?



Yep, then it does just that. Only when I tell it to Launch HL2, it gives me that error message.
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