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Old 11-16-04, 09:12 PM   #37
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Default Re: How do I play the game without steam?

Well its been 4 hours, and I'm almost "updated". After reading through the forums, I'm just hoping I don't encounter any of the other problems people are having. I've come to the conclusion that Steam sucks.

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Old 11-16-04, 09:48 PM   #38
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Ok I saw this on the forums at Planet Halflife hope it helps someone...

Hello all. Yes, I've been through hours of trying to authenticate the CD as part of the installation process just like you have (and probably still are). I took a break long enough to browse this forum to see if others were as insensed as I was about what Valve has done to it's customers, and for the most part, you are. I found a thread about a .blob file that seemed to be holding up the authentication process (error 200). It suggested you rename the .blob file to *.blob.old and restart Steam. To my surprise it actually WORKED! The authentication, account creation, unlocking HL2 files, all worked without a hitch. I was taken to a window (after all the above) where I could start playing the game and couldn't resist. After I died a few times, I wanted to give you all a heads up that the tweak WORKS. Well, I'm back to the game. Do it, it really works!
Well that worked about as well as a French resistance to an invading army.
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Old 11-16-04, 09:52 PM   #39
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Well that worked about as well as a French resistance to an invading army.

Sorry I was hoping it would help someone
 
Old 11-16-04, 09:55 PM   #40
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Sorry I was hoping it would help someone
Oh no problem.
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Old 11-16-04, 09:57 PM   #41
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Hey I just saw this on the Steam News page
http://www.steampowered.com/index.php?area=news&id=348

This was posted about 2 hours ago so maybe it won't be much longer before everyone can get authenticated.

Anyways the Steam forum is back up now if anyone cares.
 
Old 11-16-04, 10:59 PM   #42
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I've been playing on and off all day.
No problems at all. But stream is running
in my toolbar. So I'm not having to login every time.
I've been connected since 3.01am. "lol"
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Old 11-16-04, 11:15 PM   #43
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I just got an instant message popup from VU and my CD-key has been registered. I can now play in offline mode if I wish.
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Old 11-17-04, 07:54 AM   #44
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To readdress what was mentioned earlier, now that I've also received a popup saying my transaction was completed and that offline mode is ready, using ZoneAlarm to just block Steam works (makes it run in offline mode). So, I don't have to disable my internet access, etc.
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Old 11-17-04, 08:33 AM   #45
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There are some "Reloaded" and "Emporio" torrent links floating around.
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Old 11-17-04, 11:12 AM   #46
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Even in Offline Mode, I've seen Steam consume 45 MB...why is it eating that much memory?! WTF is it doing?

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Old 05-29-11, 07:24 PM   #47
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STEAM IS S**T. IT'S RIDICULOUS. THEY FAILED. It doesnt let you play games YOU - PAIDED for. Steam should be taken offline. I've got 3 accounts - all banned, all for NO REASON. (AND I'M NOT KIDDING). VAC doesn't work. It never bans aimbotters and level hackers. And the amount of glitches in it is absoulutely huge. The only fucntion that doesnt have glitches, is spending money. But playing the game is another story. It's just problem after problem after problem.

I usually dont have internet, not really a problem - but for steam, it's the end of the world! I paid $90 for a completely single-player game but no matter what I do steam says "NOPE - you dont get to play your game". Steam needs several hundred pacthes to fix it's problems - and stop being so cautious. Every second persobn on there forums is treated like a pirater.
I was so happy to find this thread and to know that there are others that KNOW that steam is f**ked up.
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Offline mode works fine, so stop trolling.
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