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Old 11-16-04, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default How do I play the game without steam?

I am unable to log in to steam. So how do I play the game without it? I have located the executable but it will not launch the game. I played it earlier today but now having no luck.
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Old 11-16-04, 04:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: How do I play the game without steam?

Yeah, I'd like to know that also. I can't seem to run it without being logged in to steam. Actually, I can't run it unless I launch it from steam. Now that I've registered the game, etc. I'd actually like to remove steam if possible but just being able to play it without having steam running will do (if that is the best I can do).
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Old 11-16-04, 04:50 PM   #3
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Glad I'm not the only one. I am not very happy right now.
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Old 11-16-04, 04:56 PM   #4
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For Steam To Be In offline mode, go to Network Connections in control panel and disable your Internet, then launch steam, then re-enable Internet. Steam ONLY does Offline mode if No Internet is availible.
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Old 11-16-04, 05:17 PM   #5
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Disabled the internet and then hit steam. Now it tells me that the user information is not stored on my computer and I will have to log into steam.
This is ridiculous. What kind of excuse will Gabe give us now?
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Old 11-16-04, 05:18 PM   #6
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That is the exact same thing that is happening to me balex. GRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 11-16-04, 05:19 PM   #7
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got the same thing. i also went to steampowered.com and it says my user ID is not valid.
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Steam obviously SUCKS. I ordered and paid for Silver a week ago, preloaded everything. Unlocked HL2 this morning no problem, but since then I've been sitting here waiting for it to "update HL2" (what's the point of f*g preloading, then?). I'm on 1 MB+ cable; the first time, the progress bar reaches 50% and then stops; I wait 30 minutes to make sure it wasn't moving, then try again. Now it says 200+ minutes, and the expected time keeps increasing while the progress bar hasn't moved at all!

They've had more than enough time to get this POS working, and dammit, if you make a game for which even those who buy a CD still have to connect to the 'net and unlock, you better be f*g up and ready when it starts selling!
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Seems like most if not everyone is getting this error, which seems to indicate Steam is in some stage of being down or completely flooded and unable to handle the load.

This blows, I'm at work right now, but if it's still acting up when I get home, I'm gonna be super pissed.
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Old 11-16-04, 05:45 PM   #10
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LOL...No one here in the Uk can play it at the moment. If they have logged off within the last 5 or 6 hours.

What a joke this has all become.
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If you've actually unlocked the game and had it authenticated but cannot play because steam is down do this:

1) Download GCFScape and install

2) Using this go to your steamapps folder and find these files...
half-life 2 content.gcf
source engine.gcf
source materials.gcf
source models.gcf
source sounds.gcf

Extract these files exactly as they are to your own directory - for arguments sake just make a HL2 directory on the desktop for example...
This takes a while to unpack, but it's basically all the HL2 content (you need to have unlocked to first through steam for it to work).

3) Now you need some DLL files from the CS:Source for it to run. Copy the CS:Source BIN folder to the HL2 folder that you've created.

4) Then create a shortcut to the hl2.exe file like this...
"C:\*Enter Directory Here*\hl2.exe" -steam

and (in theory) this should just run HL2 as though it was an independent game WITHOUT USING Steam - of course you won't get any updates but for now if you want to play it's a good option
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For Steam To Be In offline mode, go to Network Connections in control panel and disable your Internet, then launch steam, then re-enable Internet. Steam ONLY does Offline mode if No Internet is availible.
What about if I just block it with Zonealarm?
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