How to play steam games without updating
It’s driving gamers away, people like my friends from the wedding: “I used to play video games, but now I don't.” Once upon a time I thought that phrase was the result of a false perception — a marketing hangover, basically — the idea that games were for children.
It’s a brutally difficult, frustrating experience and it’s driving people away.
As adults with responsibilities free time is at a premium.
As a result life is throwing obstacles in our way and we’re constantly fighting to remove them.
Also, the internet connection in the various hotspots around the ship were abysmally slow. If an update has been started, the game will not be available in offline until the download is complete.
Whenever I tried to play Skyrim, I got an error message saying that there was no internet connectivity and therefore I could not play, EVEN after clicking on the "Play offline" button it offered. Is it possible to play Skyrim without an internet connection? So what I think happened in your case is that you connected to the steam servers, but an update started before you went into offline mode.
Note: Please don't make comments on bugs/imbalances if you are playing on an older version. If you have a real interest in working around it you can put your steamapps folder under source control, but it doesn't look like a fix is coming anytime soon. No, the beta does not require you to be online in order to play.
Our newest Feature Area forum, Clubs & LFG, is now live!So I decide to make this short little guide on how to not update your game. You can start Steam in offline mode and still play the game without any problems. I wanted to keep DOOM on my Hard Drive(I bought it online) as well and yeah, the constant patching takes a toll on both my Hard Drive and Internet connection.Just be glad you aren't in a part of the world where Internet just SUCKS!!!!