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Pretty sure if you take steam offline the games will not ask to update. Though Can't say if that really works as I never was faced with limited data usage before other than on a cell phone's 4G.

The problem is if once steam goes online and sees that an update for the game is available, you can't play the game no matter what it seems without updating it first. If you try to launch the game in offline mode, it'll give you an error. I understand it used to not be like this, and there was a change made recently that started forcing updates like this.
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So basically you are pissed off with Steam because you made a bunch of random assumptions and didn't actually fact check them.

Yeah, I guess I'd be pissed about a lot of things too if I had that approach.
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Steam does offer a versioning system to game devs, but almost all of them choose not to use it. 7 days to die is one game that does use it. It's not really steam's fault if the devs don't want people to be able to run older versions of the game.
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So basically you are pissed off with Steam because you made a bunch of random assumptions and didn't actually fact check them.

Yeah, I guess I'd be pissed about a lot of things too if I had that approach.

I guess like you I could only read the first post in every topic I ever post in and ignore the rest of the topic and leave a remark without updated relevant information. I'm sure there will be more such posts in this topic.
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You dont need to update a game to play it most of the time. Pause the download and shove it to the bottom of the list. I have to do this with Savage Land from time to time.
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You dont need to update a game to play it most of the time. Pause the download and shove it to the bottom of the list. I have to do this with Savage Land from time to time.
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Steam does offer a versioning system to game devs, but almost all of them choose not to use it. 7 days to die is one game that does use it. It's not really steam's fault if the devs don't want people to be able to run older versions of the game.

Ok, so that makes sense, as far as you being able to play some games without updating and others not, but I still put this off on steam. Because these developers need steam, not the other way around. Steam could enforce consumer friendly practices if they choose to, and developers would have to go along with it. I don't see why developers should have a choice whether or not to force people to update offline games. That's a choice that should be made by the consumers. I couldn't give a damn what their EULA says. They don't respect my rights as a consumer, so I don't respect their EULA. And if their EULA inconveniences me in the slightest, I'll do whatever I can to circumvent any control they have whether through steam or otherwise. That's just one more reason I should go GOG only.
Edited by chaosblade02 - 8/21/16 at 5:17pm
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Lol at the rant. My steam games are split across 3 drives, and I've even loaded a game stored on my server over the network before.
It can be done.
It can be done easily.
Steam is good, they've done well with it.
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Ok, so that makes sense, as far as you being able to play some games without updating and others not, but I still put this off on steam. Because these developers need steam, not the other way around. Steam could enforce consumer friendly practices if they choose to, and developers would have to go along with it. I don't see why developers should have a choice whether or not to force people to update offline games. That's a choice that should be made by the consumers. I couldn't give a damn what their EULA says. They don't respect my rights as a consumer, so I don't respect their EULA. And if their EULA inconveniences me in the slightest, I'll do whatever I can to circumvent any control they have whether through steam or otherwise. That's just one more reason I should go GOG only.

The problem is that there are legal reasons for steam working this way.. liscencing for some parts of some games expire, and they can either update the game to remain legally compliant, or remove it from sale. In the past games were simply removed from the steam store when this happened, games like the original Dirt and Dirt 2 can't be purchased on steam even though I have them in my games library. I think this changed with gta san andreas, where they updates the game to remove a few songs they lost the rights for rather than removing the game from steam.
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So basically you are pissed off with Steam because you made a bunch of random assumptions and didn't actually fact check them.

Yeah, I guess I'd be pissed about a lot of things too if I had that approach.
Haha ^

All people do this kinda thing, hopefully OP learned a lesson from it this time though tongue.gif
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