"The operation cannot be completed while Steam is in offline mode."

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by ParanoidDrone, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. ParanoidDrone

    ParanoidDrone L3: Member

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    See title. On semi-rare occasions, I'll get this message when I try to open Source SDK while I'm not connected to the internet. If it was consistent, it would be fine, but it normally doesn't seem to care about my connection. When it operates normally one day and fails to work the next under identical conditions, I call bullshit.

    Does anyone happen to know what triggers this so I can avoid, fix, or predict it?
     
  2. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    Steam has to be connected. :( The only work around I know of is to leave the SDK open 24/7.
     
  3. Washipato

    Washipato L3: Member

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    Last time I tried, I got SDK running in offline mode. See this thread in the steam forums, where someone had the same question [ame="http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9100102"]http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9100102[/ame]. When steam is loaded and cannot connect to the server, it gives you the option to turn offline mode on. That's the way I got it working the last time.
     
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  4. ParanoidDrone

    ParanoidDrone L3: Member

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    Ah, it seems that updates make it go a bit bonkers, and iirc TF2 got updated that night when I got back to my dorm. That would explain it, although a way of predicting the updates would be nice. >_<

    (And it was in Offline Mode to begin with, anyway.)