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35. Re: Former Steam Honcho Joins Microsoft Aug 16, 2013, 14:51 Verno
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 23:44:
wtf_man wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 21:35:
Sepharo wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 21:01:
How does it do that?

After around 30 days, the steam icon in the system tray disappears and you can't launch your steam games anymore without going online (then going back into offline mode again, if you want to stay offline).

Never knew that. That's pretty shitty, I assumed you could verify once and be offline forever if that's what you wanted to do.

Nah when you go offline it calculates a token based on the date and compares it once in awhile. Personally I think 30 days is pretty reasonable and benign as far as DRM goes. You can keep a gaming PC pristine without going to such measures as well but to each his own
 
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