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Post by Incubi » Sun, 19. Oct 08, 07:42

:( 88% I am stuck with a slow dsl because I hate the local cable company and a faster speed is not offered :(

Anywho, Forum is buggy an dI cant find the page within a reasonable amount fo time that explains how to play Steam games offline. Hopefully someone who knows wil respond before 100%... because I will then be indisposed for a while :D ( no sleep tonight )

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Post by A5PECT » Sun, 19. Oct 08, 08:02

Admitting you have a problem is the first step in figuring out how to make it worse.

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Post by Incubi » Sun, 19. Oct 08, 08:11

Put that in a sticky!!! Woot, best tutorial I have ever seen in my life. :x3:

And thank you.

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Post by RiSkE » Sun, 19. Oct 08, 08:24

Beware of offline though - I believe that you get a "ticket" when you login, and it's only valid for a certain period of time, so you'll probably have to log onto Steam every week or so.

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Post by Incubi » Sun, 19. Oct 08, 08:25

RiSkE wrote:Beware of offline though - I believe that you get a "ticket" when you login, and it's only valid for a certain period of time, so you'll probably have to log onto Steam every week or so.
ticket? I am new to stream, is this a fine, or a you get x amount of tickets and you cant play your games anymore?

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Post by RiSkE » Sun, 19. Oct 08, 08:30

A ticket is like a session in webpages. Whenever you log in, your computer gets a special code (for free), which just says that you've been authorised as a registered user, and that your games should be enabled. This ticket is void after a certain period, or if someone else logs on with your account. Basically, as long as it's active, you can play your games.

To put it a simpler way, if you don't log on every week or so, they think you're just pirating a game with a faked account, and they will lock you out. You need to keep logging in so that Steam can authorise you to continue playing. It's not a fine - it's like a free ticket to the movies.

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Post by Incubi » Sun, 19. Oct 08, 10:26

RiSkE wrote:A ticket is like a session in webpages. Whenever you log in, your computer gets a special code (for free), which just says that you've been authorised as a registered user, and that your games should be enabled. This ticket is void after a certain period, or if someone else logs on with your account. Basically, as long as it's active, you can play your games.

To put it a simpler way, if you don't log on every week or so, they think you're just pirating a game with a faked account, and they will lock you out. You need to keep logging in so that Steam can authorise you to continue playing. It's not a fine - it's like a free ticket to the movies.
Ugg And I thought Direct2drive was bad with late patches, id rathr that over having to check in with mommy before I can play :( Imagine having to put in the product key number every week. Definantly getting a dvd copy in the future.

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Post by vr01 » Sun, 19. Oct 08, 11:26

Icubi,

As far as I can work out, Steam will only reconfirm if the hardware hash changes or if you log in. I was playing X2 / X3 offline for about 2 weeks when I moved and didn't have an internet connection - never had a problem.

Steam has an option in the File menu to go offline. Also go to File / Settings and you can set whether or not Steams starts up with Windows.

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Post by Poacher » Sun, 19. Oct 08, 11:26

Must say that I pre-ordered my copy of XTC from Game,arriving on Thursday morning,was playing by 09:45.Must have been lucky I guess.Never been a fan of steam myself,I always like a hard copy of any game!

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Post by RiSkE » Sun, 19. Oct 08, 15:38

Incubi wrote:
RiSkE wrote:A ticket is like a session in webpages. Whenever you log in, your computer gets a special code (for free), which just says that you've been authorised as a registered user, and that your games should be enabled. This ticket is void after a certain period, or if someone else logs on with your account. Basically, as long as it's active, you can play your games.

To put it a simpler way, if you don't log on every week or so, they think you're just pirating a game with a faked account, and they will lock you out. You need to keep logging in so that Steam can authorise you to continue playing. It's not a fine - it's like a free ticket to the movies.
Ugg And I thought Direct2drive was bad with late patches, id rathr that over having to check in with mommy before I can play :( Imagine having to put in the product key number every week. Definantly getting a dvd copy in the future.
I think you've completely misunderstood. There is no typing of product keys or clicking special things. If your computer hardware changes, or if it has been a while since you logged into Steam, it will prompt you to log in. Just let it log in, and then go straight back to offline mode. The ticketing is transparent.

I don't know why people want to play Steam things in offline mode anyway! Just leave Steam in the background - it does no damage. If you tell it not to download updates, it won't even do that.

And with regards to patches (I've seen a few people around mentioning this), it's normally updated very quickly. The Steam copy had v1.2 before it was released, if I've heard correctly.

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Post by rolfness » Mon, 20. Oct 08, 01:35

Its gold !! D: its been released !!!

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aaaaaahhh its 1 am the shops are closed .. aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh....
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Post by HarryB57 » Mon, 20. Oct 08, 01:36

Just got my shipment conformation from egosoft. shipped on the 17th. will only take a few more days to make it over here to the states. already downloaded the update. good timing too, today is my first day of a 12 day vacation of gaming goodness.

i've read the problems that some people in the states are having with getting this game. steam only works if you have unlimited download and high bandwidth. i have hugesnet satellite with only 400 meg per 24 hrs., so that path was out. i use to be weary of ording online, but fixed that. i went to my local bank and got a visa that was limited to $300 per month, that way if you get hacked your only out a few bucks instead of your life savings. if i need more on the card i go to the bank and change it in person, make my order and change it back to $300.

for you folks too young for a card, i think most of your local banks will give you a very limited card if your parents will co-sign with you. my sisters step-son has one and he is in highschool.

I hope this little bit of advice will help someone. everyone deserves a copy of X3:TC.
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Post by Incubi » Mon, 20. Oct 08, 01:51

RiSkE wrote:
Incubi wrote:
RiSkE wrote:A ticket is like a session in webpages. Whenever you log in, your computer gets a special code (for free), which just says that you've been authorised as a registered user, and that your games should be enabled. This ticket is void after a certain period, or if someone else logs on with your account. Basically, as long as it's active, you can play your games.

To put it a simpler way, if you don't log on every week or so, they think you're just pirating a game with a faked account, and they will lock you out. You need to keep logging in so that Steam can authorise you to continue playing. It's not a fine - it's like a free ticket to the movies.
Ugg And I thought Direct2drive was bad with late patches, id rathr that over having to check in with mommy before I can play :( Imagine having to put in the product key number every week. Definantly getting a dvd copy in the future.
I think you've completely misunderstood. There is no typing of product keys or clicking special things. If your computer hardware changes, or if it has been a while since you logged into Steam, it will prompt you to log in. Just let it log in, and then go straight back to offline mode. The ticketing is transparent.

I don't know why people want to play Steam things in offline mode anyway! Just leave Steam in the background - it does no damage. If you tell it not to download updates, it won't even do that.

And with regards to patches (I've seen a few people around mentioning this), it's normally updated very quickly. The Steam copy had v1.2 before it was released, if I've heard correctly.
Oh I didn't misunderstand. I just do not like that level of control. ANd playing offline means freeing up more resources by being bale to turn off our security software ( antivirus, anti spyware etc.. ) We pay the same as we do without a DVD, despite the lack of money put into a box a manual and a dvd. And we have to check in, wether or not I have to manualy put in the cd key is irrelevant. ALso unlike most other digital downloads, we have to run a third party program to be able the intended program. That alone is a major turn off. I only did this due to how the gam ewas released.

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Post by CBJ » Mon, 20. Oct 08, 02:50

Could you take this discussion elsewhere please?

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Post by danleach » Mon, 20. Oct 08, 15:47

Woohoo
Mr Postman has just been :)

Thankyou thankyou thankyou Egosoft!!

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