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    Steam Disabled Family Sharing in Offline mode

    They might as well get rid of the feature, it's completely pointless now.

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    Does it not work in Online Mode? I'm guessing it was to prevent the massive amount of abuse of the feature that was likely going on in Offline Mode.
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    Nope?

    My girlfriend can still play my games fine while I'm not playing. And last time I checked, she could still access my games while I played in offline mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maknol View Post
    Nope?

    My girlfriend can still play my games fine while I'm not playing. And last time I checked, she could still access my games while I played in offline mode.
    *Last time I checked

    Update happened a few minutes ago.

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    Oh. I thought you were referring to the previous update, which only disabled family sharing if the person receiving the game was offline.

    Well, this new change kind of sucks, but is not unexpected at all.

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    Surprised it even existed.

    I fail to see why it is pointless. Unless the point was to allow you to hook up 10 computers with your login, allow them to download every game in your library, then have complete access to that library while you switch out the 10 computers and repeat.



    Also this change was made 13 days ago:

    http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Ste...80293380486865

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    It was an exploit that let you get around restrictions. That said, Family Sharing is still pretty much useless unless you're going to play at different times (or are willing to coordinate it). No big surprise that they've finally patched it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soldant View Post
    It was an exploit that let you get around restrictions. That said, Family Sharing is still pretty much useless unless you're going to play at different times (or are willing to coordinate it).
    That's sort of the point. I think Valve's vision of 'family' is having one 'family' PC, this allows everyone to have their own Steam account, and everyone play all the games on everyone elses. It's the old fashioned version of 'family', not 'we can still play each others' games while Tom is at university and Jake left home and moved in with his girlfriend' one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano2099 View Post
    That's sort of the point. I think Valve's vision of 'family' is having one 'family' PC, this allows everyone to have their own Steam account, and everyone play all the games on everyone elses. It's the old fashioned version of 'family', not 'we can still play each others' games while Tom is at university and Jake left home and moved in with his girlfriend' one.
    I.e. exactly how all the consoles work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephro View Post
    I.e. exactly how all the consoles work.
    Not really. If I have a PC and my girlfriend has a PC, and we both want to play a different game on our different PC's, then if they're both on steam, we can't.

    However, if I had say, a DS, and so did she, that wouldn't be an issue.

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    Yeah - I think it's "family sharing a game playing one at a time" not "family sharing a game with their 23,000 forum mates" :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by trjp View Post
    Yeah - I think it's "family sharing a game playing one at a time" not "family sharing a game with their 23,000 forum mates" :)
    Forum mates are the family of the 21st century. Get with the times, Steam!

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    I do wish for some LAN based authentication so it will not lock out your Steam account over LAN. But its like using the same PC with different accounts and saves. Or a console with different profile and save. 2 people can not play on the same PC console at the same time.

    Or just start playing less Steam games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake Sigar View Post
    Forum mates are the family of the 21st century. Get with the times, Steam!
    Looking forward to all your presents for my birthday then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c-Row View Post
    Looking forward to all your presents for my birthday then.
    You know the family rule: no presents untill you actually hold a party :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly View Post
    You know the family rule: no presents untill you actually hold a party :P
    Let's just send cards instead.
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    Can always have a party in Garry's Mod.

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    Or play Spy Party... wait, never mind.
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    I just have an opinion different to your own. Circle jerking is good for no one, be glad somebody isn't afraid to disagree with women on the internet.
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    No, you are literally the cancer that is killing gaming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake Sigar View Post
    Forum mates are the family of the 21st century. Get with the times, Steam!
    Enough with the xenophobic and racist comments about Romanians, uncle!
    No, grandma, video games won't turn you brain into jelly!

    Oh wait, the Internet looks exactly like the family. Damn, I'm here to escape from them!
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    Bak'laag, why do you forsake me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by somini View Post
    Oh wait, the Internet looks exactly like the family. Damn, I'm here to escape from them!
    Embrace me, brother.
    Embrace me.
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