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  • #31
    It worked about 5 years ago and to check if it really works today, I just verified, that it works 5min ago. I logged in with the save password checkbox checked, logged off, unplugged the wan-connection, started steam again and used the offline mode function. It also finds my local cs:s server on the other machine. And I can join the game successfully.

    IT IS WORKING!!!

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    • #32
      I have to agree with the rest of them unfortunately. when I'm on a bus there is nothing more than I like to do than play a game. It really gets me when I'm at home with a few hours to kill that I have to play games then.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by dopehouse View Post
        IT IS WORKING!!!
        Tell this the majority of people where this is not working.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Dragonlord View Post
          Can people stop with that "offline" myth? It's not working... never has... never will.
          It has actually worked fyi. Whether it works at the moment I do not know, I have not booted windows is over 6months

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Dragonlord View Post
            Tell this the majority of people where this is not working.
            I used it years ago, and my internet wsa down for 2 hours a few days ago and I used it then also. Worked perfectly fine.

            Stop bitching about problems that don't exist.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Kurotetsu View Post
              Well, with Steam moving over to WebKit that won't be the case anymore. It'll be Safari in disguise instead!
              Or Chrome...or anything else that uses it. I was thinking they were going to use Gecko, but Webkit is definitely good too if not better...maybe one day Firefox will move to Webkit. lol

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              • #37
                Steam DRM test (haven't tried it and won't until there's a Linux client):

                1) Copy a game to a new computer, including perhaps any needed Steam files if those need to come along with it too, and make sure that after copying the files over, it is completely firewalled or it's network connectivity is completely disabled.
                2) Play.

                If you cannot play, Steam programs are DRMed, as requiring authentication to centralized servers before you can use some software, especially of course software which allows single-player etc, is DRM.

                Will their servers always allow you to play your game? What if they go offline? What if the game simply stops being "supported" by the DRM? Will they then release that control over to you? Etc.

                Of course, any of you are free to pay for even a single ride on the software roller coaster, that's fine, and I myself do so sometimes, but I'd prefer to have the opportunity to invest in open source programs instead especially when I know my monetary support won't be misused.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Vash63 View Post
                  I used it years ago, and my internet wsa down for 2 hours a few days ago and I used it then also. Worked perfectly fine.

                  Stop bitching about problems that don't exist.
                  Me and tons of others will testify exactly the opposite. Here (and with many others) it's IMPOSSIBLE to play offline. Steam always fills your ear with not having a fucking internet connection. And since I'm by a long shot not the only person with this problem I hook it up as "non-working". A volatile service is as useless as a totally broken one.

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                  • #39
                    iirc the offline mode has to be enabled before actually going offline oO It has worked for me in the past but I havn't tried in the last 8months since couldn't be arsed with booting win...

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Naib View Post
                      iirc the offline mode has to be enabled before actually going offline oO It has worked for me in the past but I havn't tried in the last 8months since couldn't be arsed with booting win...
                      So the question could be can you copy Steam and games, after you have "gone into offline mode", to another computer and play them. It's still scary though that you first have to authenticate before going into offline mode though, that ruins it, because if the servers went down and you hadn't gone into "offline mode" yet, you're screwed in a bad way.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Yfrwlf View Post
                        Will their servers always allow you to play your game?
                        Yes.

                        What if they go offline?
                        You should have checked "Remember my credentials offline, or wait a few hours untill the problem is fixed. Lan is still working. Online Multiplayer won't. Non-Valve games are unlimitedly downloadable but usualy do not even require Steam. Steam is just the download client basicaly.

                        What if the game simply stops being "supported" by the DRM? Will they then release that control over to you? Etc.
                        If anyone, Valve, next to id software maybe, has a record of always patching even 10 year old stuff. Usualy you'll eventually may even get some games for free (like Blue Shift). When Steam/Valve goes bankrupt/down, standalone patches (aka legal craks) will be supplied. You should have made a backup copy of your game after (unlimited time are granted for this, same as downloads; ) activation. There is a built-in, not-hidden GUI wizzard for this in Steam. These cracks will decrypt the encryption and the game is now free to be copied to whatever media you like, as many times as you like, without any copyright. So when Steam closes down, you'll end up having better software

                        Of course, any of you are free to pay for even a single ride on the software roller coaster, that's fine, and I myself do so sometimes, but I'd prefer to have the opportunity to invest in open source programs instead especially when I know my monetary support won't be misused.
                        Pay money to Valve; they will makje Linux so much more popular and mainstream accepted that eventually more FLOSS will be used (aka non-Microsoft) and so more bug reports, more possible contributors to FLOSS, more pressure on manufacturors to make their tech work with Linux (or die)...

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                          Non-Valve games are unlimitedly downloadable but usualy do not even require Steam. Steam is just the download client basicaly.
                          Not really. At least one recent games shows that Steam is used as DRM and without steam you can not play the game.

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                          • #43
                            Railworks 2010 can't be played without being logged in into steam.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Dragonlord View Post
                              Not really. At least one recent games shows that Steam is used as DRM and without steam you can not play the game.
                              I said but usualy do not require Steam.

                              But that's up to the game 'labels'. If some company wants their game to ship like that, so be it; crappy stuff.

                              However... And here comes the uber awesome part:
                              If you buy a non-steam game in a retail store, which is also available on Steam, then you can just also enter the cd key in Steam, have it added to you Steam account also and when Steam goes down you had all the pros of Steam and also the non-Steam integration version on your disc.

                              No problem, right?

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                                However... And here comes the uber awesome part:
                                If you buy a non-steam game in a retail store, which is also available on Steam, then you can just also enter the cd key in Steam, have it added to you Steam account also and when Steam goes down you had all the pros of Steam
                                Steam has pros??

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