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  • Deleted user 10 February 2013 18:10:19
    I've never actually been able to connect to Steam in offline mode. Is there something I need to set up first?
  • JayG 10 Feb 2013 18:23:14 842 posts
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    As far as I know you just need to make sure that you close Steam manually every time you turn off your PC, otherwise it doesn't work. I never do it, so if I lose Internet connection, I lose Steam.
  • X201 10 Feb 2013 18:29:34 15,271 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    I've never actually been able to connect to Steam in offline mode. Is there something I need to set up first?
    You need to plan ahead.

    You need to be online first.
    Just click the Steam menu option and then select Go Offline.
  • dsmx 11 Feb 2013 16:15:37 7,589 posts
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    What are you talking about you can start steam in offline mode without being connected to the internet and have been able for quite some time.

    Edited by dsmx at 16:23:06 11-02-2013

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  • bad09 11 Feb 2013 16:22:28 5,783 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    I've never actually been able to connect to Steam in offline mode. Is there something I need to set up first?
    Yeah there are rules for their crappy offline mode.

    You have to save your login details on the login page, make sure all games installed are activated (even if it's not the game you want to play you need them all activated for offline mode to work) and then set it to offline mode. With that done it should kick in even if you try to start online with no connection.

    Sometimes it will still mess about and amazingly want to go online to go offline but make sure you do all that and most of the time offline mode should kick in.
  • Sharzam 11 Feb 2013 17:41:17 2,832 posts
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    Wasn't interested in Sim City 2013, but after reading that preview on RPS (thanks for that @ronuds) i am now actually looking forward to it.

    Is the 30 Deluxe on Amazon the current best deal ?

    Edited by Sharzam at 17:49:50 11-02-2013

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  • teamHAM 12 Feb 2013 09:37:19 2,884 posts
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    Yeah this is currently the best deal I think.

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  • jellyhead 12 Feb 2013 11:34:24 24,350 posts
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    @bad09 I thought that it was only the game you wanted to play that needed activation? There again, you can't install or restore a game when offline so that doesn't matter.

    Type username/pass
    Tick 'Remember me'
    Go online.
    Install game.
    File -> Go Offline.
    Login.
    Play game.

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  • bad09 12 Feb 2013 11:51:53 5,783 posts
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    @jellyhead

    Having games installed but not activated will screw with offline mode, whether you are turning on offline yourself or hoping it will kick in at loss of connection always make sure everything installed is activated just to be sure.
  • Razz 12 Feb 2013 12:01:32 61,074 posts
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    Ah man, why did it have to be good? :(

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  • munki83 16 Feb 2013 07:42:09 1,412 posts
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    looking forwardish to the beta...well I shouild say today but by the time it downloads it will be tomorrow. Been looking forward to this for a long time
  • Carlo 16 Feb 2013 08:27:38 17,999 posts
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    teamHAM wrote:
    Yeah this is currently the best deal I think.
    Cdwow had it for 2 cheaper last week.

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  • teamHAM 16 Feb 2013 17:58:44 2,884 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    teamHAM wrote:
    Yeah this is currently the best deal I think.
    Cdwow had it for 2 cheaper last week.
    Good spot, it's now 33.19 at CDWoW (WOW HD) at this link.

    On a side note, did anyone plump for the 24 hour beta today? If so share your thoughts.

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  • graysonavich 16 Feb 2013 18:02:18 7,320 posts
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    Yeah! It was pretty much exactly what I expected :)

    Hard to really see much of the later tiers with the 1 hour limit :(
  • teamHAM 16 Feb 2013 18:38:34 2,884 posts
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    graysonavich wrote:
    Yeah! It was pretty much exactly what I expected :)
    In a positive way I hope :)

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  • magicpanda 16 Feb 2013 19:43:16 13,340 posts
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    Just had some time with it.

    It's so very slick. Sold.
  • Carlo 16 Feb 2013 19:46:48 17,999 posts
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    teamHAM wrote:
    Carlo wrote:
    teamHAM wrote:
    Yeah this is currently the best deal I think.
    Cdwow had it for 2 cheaper last week.
    Good spot, it's now 33.19 at CDWoW (WOW HD) at this link.

    On a side note, did anyone plump for the 24 hour beta today? If so share your thoughts.
    I think they also released a 1 off code on their Google+ page...

    https://plus.google.com/118311259907549376610/posts

    EDIT: LOL, in October 2012

    Edited by Carlo at 19:55:32 16-02-2013

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  • graysonavich 16 Feb 2013 19:48:58 7,320 posts
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    teamHAM wrote:
    graysonavich wrote:
    Yeah! It was pretty much exactly what I expected :)
    In a positive way I hope :)
    Yeah, there's no way I'm not buying this day 1 (not at 65 though!) and the 2 hours I had on it earlier have only made me more excited.
  • Carlo 16 Feb 2013 21:49:28 17,999 posts
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    Youtube Beta 2 on my hardware looks great!

    http://youtu.be/wZBxPhLO7T4

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  • teamHAM 16 Feb 2013 22:47:49 2,884 posts
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    During the first beta I for some reason ended up following this guy on youtube (probably the sexy accent and that he doesn't sound blander than a dry piece of toast like 90% of the rest of the net) and he has put some new stuff up for today it seems.

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  • Khanivor 17 Feb 2013 04:17:53 40,547 posts
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    Oh why didn't I check my email till just before I was to go to bed.

    I know when this will end :(

    Edited by Khanivor at 04:18:00 17-02-2013
  • munki83 17 Feb 2013 11:41:51 1,412 posts
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    Just finished playing the beta.....it may possibly be the worse beta of all time, thanks ea. Not only is it 24 hours only but you only get an hour to build your city...sigh.

    Regardless of that I liked it. Its taken away some of the micromanagement of powerline/water pipe management and its been streamlined a little but looks like the final product will be a lot of fun. My only concern is the small amount of space to build in although you can have multiple cities and that you're meant to have specialised towns to cover certain needs....I'm going to play it some more before ea steal away my access
  • the_dudefather 17 Feb 2013 11:46:45 9,285 posts
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    munki83 wrote:
    Just finished playing the beta.....it may possibly be the worse beta of all time, thanks ea. Not only is it 24 hours only but you only get an hour to build your city...sigh.
    You get to play it 24 times!

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  • magicpanda 17 Feb 2013 12:00:09 13,340 posts
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    Absolutely love this, hats off to the interface designers it's very slick.

    I want to know how the online side works and how much the extra content is going to cost (like the British city set) before I buy.
  • munki83 17 Feb 2013 13:20:41 1,412 posts
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    played through it again and still had a lot of fun :D I think some of the older fans may moan as it seems to be a little more forgiving than the previous titles
  • teamHAM 17 Feb 2013 15:36:12 2,884 posts
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    A lot of people have moaned about the 2k by 2k space for the city. It's one setting off the large city in SC4 (IIRC) and I never filled a 4x4 km city in that game. It was a huge amount of space.

    However in this game I can absolutely see why they done it. Not only is the new engine very complex but with the city specialisation mechanic having a 4x4 city may mean you could just have everything in one town (certainly most of them if you don't have access to oil or whatever), when they clearly didn't design it this way. They wanted different cities to have different businesses and specialities so they have limited space to make you think a little more about what you really want out of it.

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  • X201 17 Feb 2013 17:18:05 15,271 posts
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    magicpanda wrote:

    I want to know how the online side works and how much the extra content is going to cost (like the British city set) before I buy.
    It will almost certainly appear as purchasable DLC but not for a month or two after release and for a decent wad.
  • Khanivor 18 Feb 2013 01:32:59 40,547 posts
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    I think I'm sold on this one. Love the way information overlays are presented, as well as the upgrading of roads - \o/ - and the modular building upgrades. Which will require a whole new form of forward planning.

    I can't wait for this to come out. It's going to suck up days and days.
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