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Cannot Play Games Offline

Postby Dohnutt » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:16 pm

So up until about a week ago when I brought my computer downstairs (where there's internet), I had no problem running CounterStrike: Source offline. I brought it downstairs and Steam worked great - I could play all of my games and I installed Portal, as I needed internet to do that. Now I brought it back upstairs again, with no internet, and I can't play anything.

The operation cannot be completed while in offline mode

...is the error it gives me. So I can't play any games. Not even Portal, which isn't even an online game.
I'm guessing it was some sort of Steam update or something. Anyways, it's bugging the heck out of me, and that means I may not even be able to play LAN CS:S with my friends when they come over.

Any ideas?

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Re: Cannot Play Games Offline

Postby Penguin » Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:41 pm

CS:S and Portal both run in offline mode for me.

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Re: Cannot Play Games Offline

Postby Dohnutt » Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:31 pm

Urgh, it's making me mad.
Any chance you could try unplugging your ethernet cable and trying it?
Pleeeease. I think I'm gonna e-mail them and ask.

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Re: Cannot Play Games Offline

Postby Penguin » Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:41 pm

Dohnutt wrote:Urgh, it's making me mad.
Any chance you could try unplugging your ethernet cable and trying it?
Pleeeease. I think I'm gonna e-mail them and ask.


Still works. (Unplugging while in online mode and offline mode.)

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Re: Cannot Play Games Offline

Postby Dohnutt » Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:18 pm

Maaaaaaaan...
I guess I'll email Steam or something.

Any other ideas?

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