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First post, by DosFreak

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I've created a guide here:
Running online DRM games offline guide

Feel free to contribute by posting in this thread and I'll add to the guide.

No links to cracks and non-legit software allowed. Use Google.
Posts will be deleted as info is added to the guide.

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Reply 1 of 5, by DosFreak

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Updated the list. Would be interested in anyones thoughts.

Testing method:

1. Delete the steamapi files, create a steam_appid.txt file, try launching the game and see if steam runs.
2. Try Steamless. Most games this works on do not need Steam but some still do so you may need to still use a Steam wrapper.
3. Use SmartSteamEmu. This will run most steam games as of today.
4. For older games try LumaEmu.
4. Search the internets for files for your specific game version. This can be time intensive.
5. For the newest games try Goldberg Lan Steam Emu

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Reply 2 of 5, by DosFreak

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Sorry but this thread isn't going away. See the first post.

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Reply 4 of 5, by DosFreak

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Yup.

Thanks for the comment it's appreciated.

Now that I have my test desktop up and running plan to do alot more testing.

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Reply 5 of 5, by RoyBatty

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SIS installer (google for it) is able to install your old steam retail copies, you can then use steamless or the aforementioned emulators. Very handy to play for ex, the 1st release of Half Life 2.