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#1 14 years ago

I'm new to the forums, but I think people need to know about this. I went to a LAN party at ITT Tech. It was the first LAN party I've ever been to and I had a blast, so anyway we all wanted to play Cstrike Source on LAN. I didn't think it was going to be a problem since I bought the silver pack over steam a week earlier. So I got everything connected, and I go to play Cstrike Source in offline mode and it gives me an error message saying its unable to go into offline mode and it wouldn't let me into my games list. I asked one of my teachers who was there what was the problem and he said I didn't register the product. So I connect to the internet to register the product, but I don't have the cd key to do that. I find out on the knowledge base THEY DONT GIVE CD KEYS OUT FOR THOSE THAT BUY OVER STEAM, therefore you cannot register the product so that you can go into offline mode to play Source on LAN. My teacher could play over LAN because he bought the game in a store, but me and another guy couldn't simply because we bought it over Steam. Folks, this made me angry. If this is true, DO NOT BUY HALFLIFE 2 OVER STEAM. I go to try to contact Valve or Steam, and they have no phone number, no e-mail address, nothing. I have to shell out another 50 dollars so I can play this on LAN? I encourage people to see if they can prove me wrong, because I do not want to pay another 50 dollars.




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#2 14 years ago

I saw this big rock the other day, and the was a CRACK right down the middle of it. *cough*. anyhoo, I think Valve's whole online authentication gubbins is bull, it took me about six hours overall, and I know plenty of students without an internet connection.

I mention this here, because it seems Valve are trying at every turn to infuriate their fanbase. Oh, yes, we spent 6 years making a ten-hour game - that you have to register and download half of even though you bought it legit in a shop - that you have to go online if you want to play a LAN game. BULL. Oh yes, and We'll release a version with barely anything onboard, and then make our most loyal fans (day of release purchasers) have to buy it again if they want the revamped original content.




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#3 14 years ago

www.valvesoftware.com they have alot of #s and support there www.steampowered.com




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#4 14 years ago

No offense, but your teacher doesn't know what he's talking about. You don't have to register your product to go into offline mode. When you buy a software license from Steam, the license is registered to your Steam account automatically. You only need to register a product when you have purchased it at the shops, in order to tie that particular license to your Steam account. After you have done that, the CD-KEY is pretty much useless, because you now have a unique Steam account instead. Perhaps you should just use the support section, and read this next time.




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#5 14 years ago
OverzeroNo offense, but your teacher doesn't know what he's talking about. You don't have to register your product to go into offline mode. When you buy a software license from Steam, the license is registered to your Steam account automatically. You only need to register a product when you have purchased it at the shops, in order to tie that particular license to your Steam account. After you have done that, the CD-KEY is pretty much useless, because you now have a unique Steam account instead. Perhaps you should just use the support section, and read this next time.

Correct you are.