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Offline CJReich46

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Re: STEAM down for any of you?
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2019, 08:52:11 PM »
Ditto. Just got back in after trying out the new rig on Stellaris.
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Re: STEAM down for any of you?
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2019, 10:08:10 PM »
I did not have problems today. But there was another outage a few days back.

The disturbing part was that I was not able to access anything in my account. The "not able to connect" message did not allow me to go into "off-line" mode. 

This lasted about 20 min. I saw on FB that many folks were having the exact same issue (ie. no option to  go off-line).

As long as I can get to my games off-line, I can abide a server outage.  But what happened the other day was not OK.

Hopefully this was just a one-off and not a preview of things to come.

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Re: STEAM down for any of you?
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2019, 11:38:42 PM »
Yep, that's Steam for you.  You have to be online to go offline, in other words, Valve expect you to be able to see the future.

During last Saturday's outage my friends and I were unable to play GTA Online, despite the fact that you play on Rockstar's servers.   :uglystupid2:

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Re: STEAM down for any of you?
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2019, 05:17:02 AM »
Yeah that’s what happened to me - ‘no connection’ and none of my games would start.
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Re: STEAM down for any of you?
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2019, 06:03:19 AM »
Is there a contingency plan steam have that will 'unlock' all our steam games if they go bust?

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Re: STEAM down for any of you?
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2019, 07:46:39 AM »
Yeah that’s what happened to me - ‘no connection’ and none of my games would start.

If you have no internet (or you disable your internet connection) you can start Steam in offline mode.
You will get a prompt with a message that there is no contact with the server and then you can select try again or start in offline mode.


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Re: STEAM down for any of you?
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2019, 08:02:38 AM »
But my internet worked fine - if Steam is down with issues it would be good if the client could default to offline mode instead of us having to futz with it.
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Re: STEAM down for any of you?
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2019, 08:38:42 AM »
But my internet worked fine - if Steam is down with issues it would be good if the client could default to offline mode instead of us having to futz with it.

That is what I meant : you can get Steam to default to offline mode by temporarily switching off your internet connection.
It is not a perfect solution but could help people like ArizonaTank who can't access their library and can't start games offline.

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Re: STEAM down for any of you?
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2019, 09:40:15 AM »
Another thing you can try (doesn't work for all games) is going directly to the folder where Steam installed the game and double-clicking on the game executable '.exe' file.
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Re: STEAM down for any of you?
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2019, 10:56:53 AM »
Is there a contingency plan steam have that will 'unlock' all our steam games if they go bust?

or, maybe worse, they decide to charge a "small" maintenance fee.
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Re: STEAM down for any of you?
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2019, 10:59:47 AM »
Is there a contingency plan steam have that will 'unlock' all our steam games if they go bust?

No.  People have often said that Valve promised such a thing, but nobody has ever been able to provide evidence of that.  It's one of the reasons I resisted Steam for years.

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Re: STEAM down for any of you?
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2019, 11:02:12 AM »
I was able to run Stellaris without Steam. But of course no link to Steamworks so...no mods.


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Re: STEAM down for any of you?
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2019, 12:23:12 PM »
Ah ok Pete, I understand now. Most evenings by the time I can game, I am pretty fried to do anything beyond modding or gaming...
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Re: STEAM down for any of you?
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2019, 02:02:13 PM »
Did you guys manage to get your Steam connections working yet?
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Re: STEAM down for any of you?
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2019, 03:39:07 PM »
Did you guys manage to get your Steam connections working yet?

I did, but much later that evening.
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