[QUOTE=Diffusion;314612]I am pretty sure I read that at release the game support LAN but requires that the client still connect on the internet to authenticate. They indicated they were looking into a way around this but I never saw any announcements.
Has anyone actually played a LAN game unplugged without any internet access ?
This is a huge selling point for me and my friends when we go up to the back woods.[/QUOTE]
It ried after reading this thread and it doesnt seem possible the server for sure needs a connection to Steam otherwise it wont start properly as soon as I re-enable my net connection the server starts correctly.
This is the last part of the consoel without internet connection.
— Completed loading sequence in 4.11s —
_vmtrpages: locked 0 bytes (0.00 cache lines) in physical image, 0 cache lines in disk cache
maps/mp/aquarium: locked 0 bytes (0.00 cache lines) in physical image, 0 cache lines in disk cache
Virtual textures loaded and locked in 0.00s
00:04 to load maps/mp/aquarium.entities
All Stats Cleared
The connection to game session has been lost.
DisconnectSafe: Appending cmd system disconnect…
=== D I S C O N N E C T ===
--------- Game Map Shutdown ----------
Whilst using steam in ofline mode and using the connect IP:port command does work and is possible to join and play it doesnt last long after a minute or so you get disconnected due to an authentication error.