Unable to run in Offline Mode

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MacroNova
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Unable to run in Offline Mode

Postby MacroNova » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:44 pm

Randomly out of nowhere, the game stopped running in offline mode. It says Preparing to run... and then "Failed to contact Steam servers."

Ultimately I had to uninstall Steam and then redownload and install XCOM / Long War. Now, oddly, it still won't launch in offline mode, but it will run in online mode and doesn't freeze at Loading User Settings.

Bizarre. Anyone have any idea what happened?

rift
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Re: Unable to run in Offline Mode

Postby rift » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:49 am

I read your post and I decided to try it, and I get the same thing. Steam gets stuck on this screen

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after a while it shows this
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This seems like a Steam issue though, not XCOM. Steam users have been complaining about similar errors for years.

Stweels
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Re: Unable to run in Offline Mode

Postby Stweels » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:59 am

Try setting your system time back by two weeks. There is currently a problem on Steam that locks out games that have never been played on line. It's causing a lot of crap in the CIV Vi communities.

- Steel Wheels

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szmind
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Re: Unable to run in Offline Mode

Postby szmind » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:41 pm

Stweels wrote:Try setting your system time back by two weeks. There is currently a problem on Steam that locks out games that have never been played on line. It's causing a lot of crap in the CIV Vi communities.

- Steel Wheels

Confirmed :) The only working solution seems setting date in the system before 14th of June. A giant shame for Steam - not enough money or what? Though I do not suffer the issue.

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Noganeto1
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Re: Unable to run in Offline Mode

Postby Noganeto1 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:04 am

I was without internet the WHOLE day, and when i wanted to play XCOM in offline mode, it worked perfectly fine for me, and i didn't had that date thing modified or anything


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