The patch that enables From Dust to be played offline on PC has been released on Steam.
This is applied automatically when a Steam client is restarted.
The update, specifically, does two things:
- Title can be played in offline mode (no connection to the Internet is required after installing the patch)
- Save file is moved from the Uplay/Ubisoft server to the local machine
In other words, this patch removes the anti-piracy DRM element from From Dust. This required PC gamers to verify, online, their copy of From Dust every time they played.
Such a requirement punishes laptop gamers on aeroplanes or trains, or those with inconsistent or non-existent internet connections.