View Poll Results: Did Offline mode work ok for you?

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    Steam Offline Mode Poll

    If you have Steam I'd like you to participate in a short test.

    1) Check Steam to make sure you Steam client is up to date.

    2) Shut down Steam.

    2) Disconnect your router.

    3) Start up steam.

    4) See if Steam gives you the option to start in Offline mode (this may take a little time initially I've found)

    5) reconnect your router and report back your results. (Yes it started/No it didn't)

    This is a public poll, so voters names are known. No votes made without further explanation will be discounted.
    Last edited by Kadayi; 19-10-2011 at 07:37 PM.
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    6) Tell us if you have your Steam username and password saved, or if you type it in every time you start up Steam again.

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    So what was the problem them Kiara? Golden_worm?
    Last edited by Kadayi; 19-10-2011 at 07:39 PM.
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    no steam login info stored on this computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megagun View Post
    6) Tell us if you have your Steam username and password saved, or if you type it in every time you start up Steam again.
    7) Hope you don't decide to play a game on your wife's steam account while the internet is still down, because you ain't switchin' now.

    Edit: you don't need a wife for this step, just another Steam account that you sometimes access, will do.

    Edit 2: I think the "yes" votes also need a post explaining what happened in order to be counted. *How* did it work as expected? In what way exactly was it perfectly ok?
    Last edited by Berzee; 19-10-2011 at 07:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadayi View Post
    So what was the problem them Kiara?
    Didn't work the first time I tried. Then repeated the procedure and worked. Not sure why that happened.

    [e] oh yes, and I had my credentials saved.
    Last edited by Kaira-; 19-10-2011 at 08:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaira- View Post
    Didn't work the first time I tried. Then repeated the procedure and worked. Not sure why that happened.
    See? I figured we would need a "sometimes" vote option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berzee View Post
    See? I figured we would need a "sometimes" vote option.
    That's too fuzzy for me.

    Certainly not saving your account details = no offline mode though.
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    It worked fine for me (as it has done for the past few years) - my login details are stored.
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    Worked for me, but I should add that while I've only had to use offline mode a handful of times it has failed for me twice - in one case my router was still connected by the connection was down, and the solution was to physically disconnect it, so maybe Steam has issues when it detects a connection is there but is unable to actually connect. The other time I think it just randomly started working after a few false tries, I don't recall actually figuring out the cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistabashi View Post
    Worked for me, but I should add that while I've only had to use offline mode a handful of times it has failed for me twice - in one case my router was still connected by the connection was down, and the solution was to physically disconnect it, so maybe Steam has issues when it detects a connection is there but is unable to actually connect.
    Interesting. So essentially you're best pulling your cable rather than leaving it in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistabashi View Post
    Worked for me, but I should add that while I've only had to use offline mode a handful of times it has failed for me twice - in one case my router was still connected by the connection was down, and the solution was to physically disconnect it, so maybe Steam has issues when it detects a connection is there but is unable to actually connect. The other time I think it just randomly started working after a few false tries, I don't recall actually figuring out the cause.
    Hmm, that would actually explain a few of my own negative experiences with Steam's offline mode. I wonder if you're on to something there. The next time this comes up (which hopefully won't be for a long while, especially since I buy most of my games on services that can't have this problem) I'll have to give that a try.

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    Worked flawlessly for me over a Verizon 3G air card. (Steam credentials are remembered) I simply disconnected the WWAN between Steam runs.

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    You don't need to physically pull any cables - disabling the network in Windows will do. In my experience, Steam won't start in offline mode if it detects a network, regardless of whether you have internet access through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelron View Post
    You don't need to physically pull any cables - disabling the network in Windows will do. In my experience, Steam won't start in offline mode if it detects a network, regardless of whether you have internet access through it.
    I can attest to this as well. Work employs some policies that prevent Steam from reaching out to the Internet, but since a network connection is still detected, Steam would gurgle and burp its way along until it crapped out.

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    So, this fix listed in the Steam Client patch notes doesn't really work then?

    "Fixed offline mode not working if there was no remembered password"

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    Seems Wizardry doesn't understand the idea of the poll.
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    Kadayi will win this argument even if he has to kill everybody to do so.

    Now we know his hot button is an IT Helpdesk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    Kadayi will win this argument even if he has to kill everybody to do so.
    There's no argument to win. I just want to cut through the BS and establish some facts (whom doesn't this work for and the 'why'). In the other thread there's a guy swearing that Offline mode never works for him. So far we've indicators that not saving your login and/or being linked to a network without access to the internet can potentially cause issues. Those are solutions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadayi View Post
    There's no argument to win. I just want to cut through the BS and establish some facts (whom doesn't this work for and the 'why'). In the other thread there's a guy swearing that Offline mode never works for him. So far we've indicators that not saving your login and/or being linked to a network without access to the internet can potentially cause issues. Those are solutions.
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