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Old September 21, 2012, 08:33 AM
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Didn't Ubisoft get rid of the "always online" requirement on their DRM and only require it for initial activation? I also believe they got rid of the 3 installs limit on Anno 2170 as well.

And Social Club. FFFFUUUUU I hated that for GTAIV and you also had to sign into GFWL. What a PITA.
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Old September 22, 2012, 09:20 AM
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Steam will work well in offline mode... if it wants to. I hope you had/have great luck as I've had some bad luck with offline mode suddenly requiring me to "go online" to go back into offline mode when I haven't had internet for like 3 weeks and it's day 8.
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Old September 23, 2012, 01:48 AM
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Steam will work well in offline mode... if it wants to. I hope you had/have great luck as I've had some bad luck with offline mode suddenly requiring me to "go online" to go back into offline mode when I haven't had internet for like 3 weeks and it's day 8.
......could be because there's a steam update
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Old September 23, 2012, 02:04 AM
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Can games that use Steam be played when a laptop doesn't have internet access?

I plan to bring a laptop to cottage and I was told it won't work.
go to windows internet access and go off-line. start the game, and you'll be given the option to go on-line or play off-line, click on off-line and away you go.
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Old September 23, 2012, 06:32 PM
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......could be because there's a steam update
lol, I must have worded that wrong... I did not have internet connection on that computer for 3 weeks, after 8 days of using it in offline mode without ever connecting to the internet, it suddenly told me I had to go sign in online to be able to use it offline.
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Old September 23, 2012, 06:46 PM
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......could be because there's a steam update
How would it know theres an update if theres no internet access?
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Old September 24, 2012, 05:54 AM
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The funny thing is I have had steam set in offline mode on my notebook that has internet access pretty much everyday when my daughter uses it but never has an issue. It can play the couple games that are on it and not once have I needed to bring it online. Oh and it has been like this for I would guess about 3-4 months or so.

Really just make sure everything is up to date for whatever you want to play and then go offline. Then once set to offline test the game(s) you want and once you know it is working then you are fine. It does not matter if you have internet access or not after that as long as you leave steam in offline mode. Oh yea, and to make it work you do have to let it remember your password.
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