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Author Topic: STEAM: Left 4 Dead & Left 4 Dead 2 - US$10.19 for both  (Read 2410 times)

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STEAM: Left 4 Dead & Left 4 Dead 2 - US$10.19 for both
« on: October 05, 2010, 09:48:05 PM »
As per the subject - Midweek Madness sale.  I'm thinking of seriously whipping out the credit card here, however I have one question for which I can't seem to find an answer.

Can you play Steam games in a multi-player LAN environment without having to be connected to the internet?

eg.  If I take my PC to our LAN night and the others were running a L4D2 multi-player game, would I be able to join if I'm using a Steam based version of L4D2 and had no internet access for validation.

Or are Steam games purely single player if there is no internet connection?

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Re: STEAM: Left 4 Dead & Left 4 Dead 2 - US$10.19 for both
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 09:59:52 PM »
there's a big discount due to the release of the new DLC, the Sacrifice. gotta love Valve for that, free contents and a discount. :)

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http://www.l4d.com/sacrifice/index.html

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Re: STEAM: Left 4 Dead & Left 4 Dead 2 - US$10.19 for both
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 10:04:13 PM »
Can you play Steam games in a multi-player LAN environment without having to be connected to the internet?

eg.  If I take my PC to our LAN night and the others were running a L4D2 multi-player game, would I be able to join if I'm using a Steam based version of L4D2 and had no internet access for validation.

Or are Steam games purely single player if there is no internet connection?

i've never tried this due but according to official support, this can be done, you have to validate your games once (by being online). then you can set to 'offline mode' and exit. so the next time you start the client you can play single-player or LAN.

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Setting Steam to run at LAN events

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Re: STEAM: Left 4 Dead & Left 4 Dead 2 - US$10.19 for both
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 10:07:22 PM »
I've played TF2 at LAN Parties before, so it's doable.  Everyone has to be on the same versions- it's best to patch your games, then set to offline right before going to the LAN location.

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Re: STEAM: Left 4 Dead & Left 4 Dead 2 - US$10.19 for both
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 10:43:15 PM »
 ::)

Shows you how much I look in this forum.

Sorry Deozaan  :-[

Thanks for the answers guys.

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Re: STEAM: Left 4 Dead & Left 4 Dead 2 - US$10.19 for both
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2010, 10:51:27 PM »
No worries. This is probably the more appropriate place for this thread, since this is the deals & discounts section.

Although a forum mod could certain merge the other one into this one if they so desired. :Thmbsup: