do you need internet acess for HL?

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i just built a new pc and i was going to use it just for games so i didn` want to hook it up to the net or install a modem or anything but i`m pretty sure half-llife requires acess is that true?

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i just built a new pc and i was going to use it just for games so i didn` want to hook it up to the net or install a modem or anything but i`m pretty sure half-llife requires acess is that true?

You're not a fan of online game, I gather. Depending on where you got your (legitimate) copy from HalfLife does not require an internet connection. If you are referring to HalfLife 2, then yes, you need internet access.

I don't mean to be rude or an ass but this issue has been widely covered on this forum and other forums before. If you'd just done a search here, or a google search for that matter, you would have found the answer instantly.


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well i thought maybe there was a fix to take the internet component off of the game
thanks anyway

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that, also has been covered.

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It needs an internet connection at least once (to register, decrypt install files, download patches). Then you dont need one, it will run in "offline mode".

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yeah i installed hL2
and this ah heck needs to go online each and every time
i`m assuming this is because it is a reinstall on a new rig?


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See folken's post. Steam will run in offline mode and you can play HL2 then (assuming you have registered once).

If there is an internet connection available it will go online. Remove it, and it will start offline.


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i know it supposed to
i did this on my other rig
but since i reinstalled it on my new pc it will not allow me to start offline
it keeps saying i need to log onto steam because no log on info has been saved on this pc

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You can only have logged onto steam once per machine. Log into steam on the machine you want to be offline, unplug it from the internet, and you should be fine on it. You will just have to log in once more on a machine that is hooked up to the internet.

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