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    Does Endless Space require always on internet?

    Hello there. Sorry if this has been asked 100 times. I did a search and couldnt find an answer.

    Can Endless Space be played without an internet connection?

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    I think the beta does, I tried to play it on the train and it wouldn't start.

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    No, Steam games can be played in "Offline mode" which means that you can play them anywhere. However, you need to be online first, then go offline via the Steam menu.

    Once you do that, you don't need to reconnect ever (except that you won't get updates and can't play multiplayer...).
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    Confirmed, I have played the alpha and beta on the train (no internet).

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    It is important to note that the "Don't update this game" feature in Steam only applies to automatic updates from Steam. If you run the game it will force an update unless you're offline.

    This is a very important thing to keep note of if you're close to ending a game and a patch is going to break or severely change change your savegame for the worse.

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    by "offline mode" you mean turning all of steam offline right? There isnt a seporate options to play without Steam running in the background?

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    Nope Steam has to be running to start playing the game even in offline mode.

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    I have found steam to be really frustrating in this, but you
    -must be online...
    -make sure the game is fully up to date at that point (if it is downloading the next patch already, you have to wait)
    -in the steam menu, select 'Go Offline'...
    -select 'Restart In Offline Mode'
    -once steam restarts itself, then you can start your game without internet access.

    Only problem with this is... if your internet gets disconnected randomly, malevolently, without warning, etc... then you're up the creek without a boat, let alone a paddle...
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    Offline mode with Steam can be occasionally flaky, but it does work.

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    strange... I tried here and it won't start the game, even when I click start in offline mode.
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    When I just pull out my internet cable and start my PC, steam works perfect and I can play ES without a problem
    (ofcourse not in multiplayer..)
    The only way this works is that you have been at least once been connected to the internet when you start steam
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    Quote Originally Posted by adder View Post
    When I just pull out my internet cable and start my PC, steam works perfect and I can play ES without a problem
    (ofcourse not in multiplayer..)
    The only way this works is that you have been at least once been connected to the internet when you start steam
    nice info.. next time I get disconnected I will try to restart the PC and see if it works
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    yes you have to turn of stem will you are oflime or play the game then loos connection then it works. i still hope that they will make a none stem version of the game one day
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    Quote Originally Posted by znork View Post
    yes you have to turn of stem will you are oflime or play the game then loos connection then it works. i still hope that they will make a none stem version of the game one day
    Not going to happen my norse friend. The game itself is tied to Steamworks already.

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    Sots2 uses steam and works totally offline. Elemental: Fallen Enchantress is online all the time for the Beta but wont require internet after release. So there are options.

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