Steam stuck in offline mode?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by chrf097, Dec 28, 2011.

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    chrf097

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    So I went on a trip and decided to play some Portal 2 SP in the car. Steam warns me it's going to be in Offline mode. Okay, I understand. So it's days later and my pal wants to do some P2 Co-Op. I try to launch Steam but I keep getting this message.

    [​IMG]

    I've tried connecting Hardwire to my modem and being on a different WiFi network but nothing is working? Do I have to just remove and reinstall steam at this point? :(
     
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    CylonGlitch

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    Two things to try.

    Is the "Account" menu bar available; if it is, just pull it down and click "Online" and then restart in online mode.

    If that doesn't work, download the latest version directly from www.steampowered.com and re-install it. It will be the latest version and thus you shouldn't get the update message box.
     
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    chrf097

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    I tried to open copy from the DMG downloaded from Steam and it failed saying Steam was in use by some server, and now I get this message:

    [​IMG]

    WTF?
     
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  5. chrf097, Dec 28, 2011
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    chrf097

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    But the Steam client is an Intel program, it doesn't run on PowerPC macs.
    [​IMG]

    Why is my Mac reporting this? What did I do to make Steam junk up!? This is ridiculous. :mad:

    EDIT: I managed to fix my issue.
     
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    CylonGlitch

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    Care to share?
     
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    chrf097

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    For some reason trashing Steam was not enough. I had to dump the SteamApps folder from /Library/Application Support/, and then I had to take the now defunct Steam icon, right click and choose "Show Package Contents", navigate to the icpserver, and disable that (double-clicking) before it could properly be removed from my system, then I was able to just download Steam from the website and everything is working properly now.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    i found it

    So i was looking at the same conundrum and found a mac friendly solution. The link is below but i will relate it here:

    "you go to:
    /Users/$yourusername/Library/Application Support/Steam/ and locate registry.vdf

    The variable you need to set is Registry / HKCU / Software / Valve / Steam / Offline, which you set to "0"."

    This was from Alex's Blog, whoever he is
    http://www.oconnoat.com/blog/2010/12/31/steam-app-osx-stuck-in-offline-mode/

    thanks to him steam works again. hope this helps others too.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    That steam folder doesn't appear after Application Support. What to do?
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    The only thing i can think of is that you might be in the general library. there are two different ones. make sure you go to /users and then the username under which steam was installed and THEN to library. if thats not the issue i've got nothing..
     
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    Hey, i've been searching like a mutheffffffuuuccckkkk on the web for a reason. The Library folder is hidden, and i can't seem to figure out how to undo this. The only place where library folder is shown seems to be in the "main-folder."
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    For those with Lion...

    I found this solution on another forum:

    YES
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    Steam has always been crappy, both on Mac and pc. Truthfully if steam wasn't the only legal way to play valve games I would just stop using it. I've had TO MANY problems. here are a few.

    •Offline mode not working when not connected to a network
    •The Mac client crashing when started in offline mode on a Internet connection(Your problem)
    •Some games not starting in offline mode even if they are single player games(Most recently Half Life 2).
    •Steam crashing when I click out of it to another window(windows)
    •Steam not maximizing after I minimized it


    These are only of the few problems that PLAUGE the Steam client in truthfully just shows how lazy valve is. No wonder they can't count to three. I'm thinking of starting a website called STEAMBAY.com. It'll be like pirate bay but specifically designed to put valve out f business. Or at lest make them update their client so it not the glitchiest thing since Windows Vista.
     
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    When I open registry.vdf using text edit all it says is:

    "Registry"
    {
    "HKCU"
    {
    "Software"
    {
    "Valve"
    {
    "Steam"
    {
    "Language" "english"
    }
    }
    }
    }
    }

    Can someone help?
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    I have this problem too, anyone?
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    Steam in offline mode

    Hi, I'm a new user here.
    I tried to get on Steam to play online with friends, but it shows me as offline, as in the picture provided. It's been like this for a week. Can anyone please help? Thanks!
    Note:
    My internet connections seems slow, but working, and I haven't found any problems.
     

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