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Half Life 2/Steam WTF?
Posted 05 February 2005 - 04:15 AM
Now I figure that you have to play online. And these guys have the balls to make me pay 55 bucks, to play single player game online.
there is an offline mode though. How do I use it? (dial up)
Posted 14 November 2005 - 02:36 PM
And don't say it dosen't work. That's how I play on a LAN with 1 account.
Posted 19 November 2005 - 05:00 AM
Posted 19 November 2005 - 06:41 AM
Posted 03 December 2005 - 02:02 AM
Dude!! you just don't know how to use steam, you need to update it first before you can play offline. When it says not ready, it means you need to update the game. And if you want to play HL2 offline without going online, you first have to login, and then you can close your internet connection - but don't log out of steam. If you want to play offline next time, just close steam, do not log out. Next time you open steam it would say play offline mod or something.. can't really remember.
Once it says 'ready' you don't need to update it ever again when playing offline. The reason it keep updating patches is because you log in when your internet is on. If you close your internet and playoffline mod, steam doesn't know there's a new patch therefore it wouldn't know when to update!!!!!
Hope this infor helps!!
Posted 05 December 2005 - 07:15 AM
Posted 18 May 2006 - 03:34 AM
I think valve announced they are going to do this with all future games too.
So yea, if you don't have internet you can't play..which is pretty gay
Steam is ok once you know how to use it, ive had it for like 4 years now cuz ive played cs 1.6, hal life, cs:cz and cs:s
it takes forever to update each game wen you first install, even with broadband cuz the update is huge
Posted 18 May 2006 - 10:31 AM
Posted 11 October 2007 - 04:50 PM
Using Offline Mode
Please follow the instructions below to configure Offline Mode on your machine:
1. Start Steam online - make sure the Remember my password box on the login window is checked
to. Verify that all game files are completely updated - you can see the update status for a game under the My Games tab (when the game shows as 100% - Ready it is ready to be played in Offline Mode)
3. Launch the game you would like to play offline to verify that there are no further updates to download - shut down the game and return to Steam once you have confirmed that the game can be played
4. Go to Settings to ensure the Do not store account information on this computer option is not selected
5. From the main Steam window, go to File and select Go Offline
6. Click OK to restart Steam in Offline Mode
7. (Added by me) Launch the game again and select offline mode when the game asks. The first time I didn't, I just shut down my laptop and move it, and it wouldn't work. So Be sure to launch it again right away in offline mode.
Posted 26 October 2008 - 09:14 AM
Half Life 2/Steam WTF?
Hay guys, just wondering is the any possible way of installing half-life ep.1 without having to use a steam account? is there some sort of patch or something?
My internet is playing up on my desktop which I am trying to install the game on!
-reply by Devil Thorn
Posted 02 June 2009 - 02:52 PM
my HL2 game already exists in my computer right before I installedSteam. Is there a way to register my pre-existing HL2 game in Steam?Because I'm so irritated now. I want to install SMOD and I cant withoutRegistering my HL2 game in Steam-reply by olegario39
Posted 29 December 2009 - 08:16 AM
*** I downloaded steam but when I click on it, it says that its not connected to internet how the hell am I suposed to get on to it, I already have a steam account and I have internet *** Please HELP ME plus my mom said shell get gmod and the orange box for me but how can I play it if I cant get on to steam!VERY ANGRY-question by THEDUDE
Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:48 AM
You must first connect to their service online BEFORE you can then go into "offline mode." If you have no internet connection then you cannot play ANY Steam games, even single player ones. Why? Because Steam is run by CROOKS and they run their service like a MALWARE group.
I ran into a similar problem, I no longer had an internet connection because I couldn't afford it, and so I could no longer play any games through Steam, not even single player games. I contacted support and they basically told me to go get bent. My advice to people is simply to never buy games through Steam because of their business practices.
If you anger them or do anything to cause them to disable your Steam account, you will NEVER AGAIN be able to play any of the games you ALREADY PAID FOR. They can BAN you from playing your own games LOL doesn't that sound nice?-reply by Tracey
Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:56 AM
Killer008r, what are you even talking about, you don't need to disconnect anything. Once you have connected to the service, you can then go into offline mode. The problem is that you must first connect, which is absurd for a single player game. I don't care if there are people pirating games, the rest of us shouldn't have to suffer for it and Steam is the only one that forces you to go online before you can play any games. This gives them unlimited power and control over YOUR game. They can ban you from ever playing your game again even if you already paid for it-reply by Tracey
Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:28 AM
Games where the internet is compulary are pushing people away from PC games to the fools gold of consoles which is sad to see.I live in the sticks away from any towns and can't even get internet at home, yet I have a beast of a PC which as a result won't play steam games.It's too late now but when steam started we all should've boycotted it, unfortunately people were too desperate to play and have left those without broadband out on the street. Valve is rubbing its hands together and laughing, there are otherways to combat piracy.P.S. Check internet explorer. Are you "working offline"? for some reason that can also make steam think its offline.
-reply by Simeon
Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:24 AM
Well I have a different problem, When I go to update a game(because it says so) then what really annoys me is that you have to update the other games as well.(the games who needs them) and I have a desktop which is a big computer(not laptop) and I have to move it everytime just to connect it to the internet which I have to update something to play it and which can get annoying. The updates sucks because it could ruin your entertainment and the updates takes lots of space from your computer and can take alot of gigabytes (GB) from your internet. It took about 2GB of my internet once.
I agree with the person who post this, steam is just a few people who just thinks about themselves and about their money. Man *sight* I would be aweseome if they had the old ways of purchasing pc games offline at shops.
But still something must be done, we could have a poll and have a vote and the one with the most votes wins over the debate like a campaign and I comes from South africa if anyone asks if I am a american.-reply by john7
Posted 10 April 2010 - 12:00 PM
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