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jtrem12389 Dec 6, 2013 @ 2:41pm
Need Help, Problems with Offline Mode & Source Games
I have Steam installed on my home computer. It runs in Offline Mode because I have no Internet. Just recently, all of the data that Steam uses to show what games I own in my library was lost by some means, so now, whenever I start Steam, it shows in the Library pane that I own no games. Because of this, I can no longer use Steam to start up my games, nor can I use the shortcuts that I had on my desktop that lead to Steam to start its respective game. Now, I have to go into the game's installed directory and launch the game from its executable. Usually this works, but for some reason, it won't work with Portal. When I launch Half-Life 2 using hl2.exe, the game starts without any problems. When I do the same with Portal, it says that it's missing gameinfo.txt. Because of this, I assume that it's looking in Portal's 'hl2' subdirectory as opposed to its 'portal' subdirectory. I also assume that this is why Half-Life 2 has no problems upon startup. I don't have any of the other Orange Box games currently downloaded, but it should probably be the same for those games with their 'ep1'/'ep2'/'tf' directories. I am wondering if it would be at all possible to start Portal up from hl2.exe with some kind of special parameter, by means of a batch file, perhaps, to start it properly as though it believes I'm running Portal as opposed to Half-Life 2.
Date Posted: Dec 6, 2013 @ 2:41pm
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