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29. Re: Valve: Steam Offline Mode Nov 2, 2013, 02:21 entr0py
 
That's a "bug" which, as far as I know, has been around since the beginning of steam. If it's unintentional, we can still be confident it's not going to be fixed. So it's a moot point.

But what's a bigger issue than the required periodic check-in is that you must be online in order to activate Steam's offline mode. This is absolutely by design, and makes the offline mode useless unless you plan to lose your internet connection and have the foresight to switch modes.

Seriously, I don't know of another digital distribution platform with these problems. Downloaded single player console games work when you go unexpectedly offline, and so did GFWL games. I bet even Origin still lets you play your games if you go offline without warning.

EDIT: I just did a little test by pulling the network cable then restarting and trying Origin. It goes right into offline mode, and Battlefield 4 single player still works.

This comment was edited on Nov 2, 2013, 02:45.
 
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