View Full Version : Steam Emulators and HL2DM
07-21-05, 09:54 AM
Has anyone tried to use Halflife2 DM with a steam emulator? I have my steam (uuugh!) install of HL2 updated to the latest version and also a steam emulator install of CS Source for LAN play. Would it be as simple as unpacking the GCF files for HL2DM and copying them to a folder in my steamless CS Source dir?
07-21-05, 09:58 AM
what do you mean steam emulator.
07-21-05, 10:14 AM
If your lan party doesnt have internet just use steam in offline mode. I would be carefull with this topic as it borders offly close to asking for cracks
I dont think he refers to anything illegal here as he knows its not permitted on the forums, so i think what he means maybe is the ability to play it without steam?
07-24-05, 02:54 PM
which would be different than a crack how?
Steam is Valves copyright protection. Remove it, and your steamless install could be copy/pasted from system to system at a LAN. Therefor, crack.
07-24-05, 03:07 PM
er... no it couldn't. the vengeance emulator for cs source states in a readme that it is intended for online play without steam, you still need your unique cd key. it would be possible to use it for pirating purposes, (as people have) but only for offline play (which defeats the object of cs) or at dodgy lans (and most lan organisers, including me take precautions against piracy) it legitimate uses, and that is why i use it, sorry if people think this is too sensitive for the forums, but people do seem to jump on you here and presume that you are doing something illegal, rather than give the benifit of the doubt.
07-24-05, 04:05 PM
i'm not jumping on you. I believe you own a copy of CSS/HL2. It's just to me the tool sounded like a crack, and still does.
it would be possible to use it for pirating purposes, (as people have) but only for offline play (which defeats the object of cs) or at dodgy lans
As with any crack for any modern game. You can play offline, but not online. And most LANs are private affairs, a few friends with PCs in a basement with 4-8 people. When I have one of those, I am not going to patrol my friends' PC's for warez. That's their thing.
07-24-05, 04:16 PM
I believe you can merely right click on the game you want Via Steam, and select "Prepare for Offline Mode" or something like that.
At least, thats what I did with CS 1.6 before my LANs. You still have to go through steam, but you don't have to log in, or anything like that.
07-24-05, 04:19 PM
Yeah but thats the same as with most NO-Cd cracks people can play online if they have a CD-Key, but just because they have legitamate uses doesnt mean we talk about them here.
What kind of problems are you having with steam that make you want to use an emulator, Why dont we just try to fix your steam problems?
07-24-05, 04:41 PM
Except, with Steam they fully support it. Maybe they've changed it. But I seem to remember not needing an internet for my LAN.
07-24-05, 04:42 PM
Exactly, why dont we just work out the problems your having with steam
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