Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Report this Comment
Use this form to report the selected comment to the moderators. Reporting should generally be used only if the comment breaks forum rules.

39. Re: Valve: Steam Offline Mode Nov 2, 2013, 18:02 Creston
 
entr0py wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 02:21:
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.

Of course it's been around since the beginning of Steam, because the bug is the old authentication system. As for whether it'll get fixed, well, I guess we'll see when they finally update everything.

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.

Not true. It did for awhile, because back then it was actually broken (the steamui.cfg file would get corrupted on shutdown.)

Right now, I can turn off Steam, disable my internet adapter, turn on Steam, it'll say it can't find an internet connection after a minute or so, and ask if I want to retry or go offline. Click go offline and voila, you're in offline mode.

wtf_man wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 11:58:
Correct.

You have to be online in order to switch to offline mode.

No, you do not.

 
Avatar 15604
 
 
Subject
  
Optional
Message
 
Login Email   Password Remember Me
If you don't already have a Blue's News user account, you can sign up here.
Forgotten your password? Click here.
 




footer

.. .. ..

Blue's News logo