Originally Posted by Mkilbride
How the heck would...
I don't even understand what you're saying.
If you have no connection, how would it know your Steam account?
YOu pose a weird question. As long as you've connected to STeam at least once after you installed the game, Offline mode will work, and that's perfectly fair. Seriously.
I love SteamGuard to. Even if you click Phish links all day, your account is golden.
You need to be connected to the net/steam servers in order to first initiate offline mode--merely having connected to steam at some point is irrelevant unless you specifically initiated offline mode while still online. You cannot initiate offline mode without a proper connection to steam first. That's what he's saying. So unless you know you're going to be without a net connection, and you initiate offline mode while you still have one, if you go somewhere and can't get a net connection, you're SOL for playing steam games since it wasn't set up for offline mode before you lost your connection.
It's a legit issue where if you can't/haven't predicted that you're going to be without internet, you cannot enable offline mode and play your games.
Like if you game on a laptop, you go on a trip and don't enable offline mode on steam at home before you left, and then you get to some airport with no net connection, you still can't play your steam games since you never initiated offline mode when you did have a net connection.
That's the problem with how Steam's offline mode works.Edited by guyladouche - 5/31/12 at 6:53am