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Old Apr 1, 2012, 04:30 AM   #26
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Hey all, thanks for the great tips. Do you know how to switch to offline mode without having to connect to the steam servers at all? I only want to play offline games, and steam wont connect to the servers on my current internet connection, and I don't have control over the router to be able to set the port permissions (which is what I think the problem is) because it's a shared internet connection.
I don't have my user information saved, do you know how i can manually save it? It works to just change offline to 1 to switch to offline mode, but it says i can't play games because user information is not stored. I've played all the games on this computer and on this account previously, just not on this internet connection, and I hadn't previously set up offline mode. I had told it to save my account information, but I don't think I unchecked the box about storing the information on my computer (and it seems to have forgotten my password in the process of some recent update *eyeroll*)

thanks!
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Old Apr 1, 2012, 09:09 PM   #27
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I don't know whether you fixed this or not but I had the same problem and was able to fix it as follows:
  1. Go to Users->%your_account%->Library->Application Support->Steam
  2. Open registry.vdf using a text editor like TextEdit
  3. This is basically the registry hive Steam uses in Windows. Go to the Registry->HKCU->Software->Valve->Steam->Offline key
  4. Change the value from "1" to "0".
  5. Save and close registry.vdf
  6. Start Steam. It should now update itself.

Remember to change Steam back to Offline mode if so required.

Hope this helps!
hey, once i go to application support, all that comes up ist adobe, steam doesn't come up at all, what do?
also you can email me at ericbaronster@gmail.com

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Old Apr 24, 2012, 02:41 AM   #28
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hey, once i go to application support, all that comes up ist adobe, steam doesn't come up at all, what do?
also you can email me at ericbaronster@gmail.com

Hey, your steam works now? and if so, please let me now what the **** to do?
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 02:23 PM   #29
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Once I'm in application support, all i see i don't see steam, what do i do?
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 04:16 PM   #30
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In Lion, the Library folder is hidden. You can access this folder by opening the finder, holding down the Option (Alt) key, and clicking on the Go menu. The Library directory will be shown under this menu for you to select.
Go menu?

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After a bit more thought about this I discovered that I had to reconfigure Finder to display hidden files and folders via Terminal. It was only then that the folder appeared in Lion.

A bit much was being "assumed" in earlier advices. Sorry - I'm a newb to Mac.
Please tell me how you reconfigured it, what commands did you use?
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 05:58 AM   #31
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I have found the registry.vdf but when i click on it, it just says the same thing it does when I try to open steam "Steam needs to be online to update, but it was set to offline mode"

Someone please help me, I'm desperate.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:53 AM   #32
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I have found the registry.vdf but when i click on it, it just says the same thing it does when I try to open steam "Steam needs to be online to update, but it was set to offline mode"

Someone please help me, I'm desperate.
I also can get to register.vdf but it says the same thing did you find a solution?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:56 PM   #33
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I also can get to register.vdf but it says the same thing did you find a solution?
You need to open the file with a .txt editor. Double clicking would just try to open the file. Right click and select a txt editor.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:48 PM   #34
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I also can get to register.vdf but it says the same thing did you find a solution?
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You need to open the file with a .txt editor. Double clicking would just try to open the file. Right click and select a txt editor.
thanks! appreciate it!
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 04:55 AM   #35
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I got to application support but i can't find steam. Help!!!!!!
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 12:43 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by Bugu View Post
I don't know whether you fixed this or not but I had the same problem and was able to fix it as follows:
  1. Go to Users->%your_account%->Library->Application Support->Steam
  2. Open registry.vdf using a text editor like TextEdit
  3. This is basically the registry hive Steam uses in Windows. Go to the Registry->HKCU->Software->Valve->Steam->Offline key
  4. Change the value from "1" to "0".
  5. Save and close registry.vdf
  6. Start Steam. It should now update itself.

Remember to change Steam back to Offline mode if so required.

Hope this helps!
Problem solved! Thanks for the help.
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