How do I use 'Offline Mode'?
Posted by on 11 February 2015 11:07 AM

Firstly, let us explain what 'Offline Mode' is.

Offline Mode allows you to play games through Steam without reconnecting to the Steam Network every time you wish to play - this is particularly useful if you do not plan on playing over the internet and would prefer not to download new updates for your single-player games. Please note, you must connect to the Steam Network and test each of the games you would like to use in Offline Mode at least once to set up your account and configure Offline Mode on your machine.

Please follow the instructions below to configure Offline Mode on your PC:

1. Start Steam online - make sure the 'Remember my password' box on the login window is checked
2. Verify that all game files are completely updated - you can see the update status for a game under the Library section (when the game shows as '100% - Ready' it is ready to be played in Offline Mode)
3. Launch the game you would like to play offline to verify that there are no further updates to download - shut down the game and return to Steam once you have confirmed that the game can be played
4. Go to Steam > Settings to ensure that the 'Don't save account credentials on this computer' option is not selected
5. From the main Steam window, go to the Steam menu and select 'Go Offline'
6. Click 'Restart in Offline Mode' to restart Steam in Offline Mode

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