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How do you update offline steam games?

tornadog 3,909 420 May 23, 2016 at 01:49 PM in Video Games
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So I found people selling offline access to steam games for dirt cheap. It lets you play any steam game in offline mode(no multiplayer). My question is how can I get updates if I cannot go online. Technically you are getting access to games on another account using the family share feature, but don't know the password to go online and grab new files!

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Quote from tornadog View Post :
So I found people selling offline access to steam games for dirt cheap. It lets you play any steam game in offline mode(no multiplayer). My question is how can I get updates if I cannot go online. Technically you are getting access to games on another account using the family share feature, but don't know the password to go online and grab new files!
No idea how this works, but it sounds nice and shady. There would be no way through steam to update. You may be able to sideload updates if you can get them through the dev site directly but this is an ancient way to do it. Most of the time the Steam version is a different build setup anyway.

At this point, yo may as well just Pirate

You are not really doing anything more legitimate than that anyway.
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never really tried the family feature. i usually share my games with my friends by logging in my steam id in their pcs and sharing my games.
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i feel like this is something that is going to kill the sharing program or end up with a lot of people getting banned and butthurt.

on a side note, I'm addicted to factorio.
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i feel like this is something that is going to kill the sharing program or end up with a lot of people getting banned and butthurt.

on a side note, I'm addicted to factorio.
Killed it on PS3 right?
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Huh, how did I not know about this family sharing thing? Sounds perfect for me to use to legitimately share games with my kid.

I agree with Pedantyc about OP's post though.
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Killed it on PS3 right?
no idea about ps3. mine has been sitting unused since i bought it off a friend who needed cash.
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Family sharing is a cool service. I use it to basically link my Steam account with friends and use theirs as well. It pretty much adds their entire library that you can use as long as they are not playing.

Having someone sell access to it is a bit messed up, especially since you have no promise to how long you can use it for.
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My attention span for a game is max a week. If its really good, I play it and beat it. If its bad or buggy I play once or twice. I seriously think I have ADD.

Anyway I got Hitman, played the episode, got Doom, played it for 2 days and stopped, got ROTTR, played for 4 days got bored even though it was a good game, got Witcher 3 played for 1 hour got bored, got gtaV, spent 2 hours installing all kinds of mods then never touched it, got Just cause 3, played for an hour then stopped.



Now imagine if I had even paid 20-30 bucks on each of those!!!

Frankly if games had demos like they did back in the good old days, I would never bother with any of this.
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My attention span for a game is max a week. If its really good, I play it and beat it. If its bad or buggy I play once or twice. I seriously think I have ADD.

Anyway I got Hitman, played the episode, got Doom, played it for 2 days and stopped, got ROTTR, played for 4 days got bored even though it was a good game, got Witcher 3 played for 1 hour got bored, got gtaV, spent 2 hours installing all kinds of mods then never touched it, got Just cause 3, played for an hour then stopped.



Now imagine if I had even paid 20-30 bucks on each of those!!!

Frankly if games had demos like they did back in the good old days, I would never bother with any of this.
So since you only play the game for 1 or 2 hours and it didn't offer a demo, means the developers should have spent years of their lives making it for you for free? LMAO
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