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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:

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

No, you do not.

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