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Hello,

Please read the entire post before you answer, to avoid giving me suggestions I have already tried. Multiple times.

I occasionally lose the connection to the net, probably my ISP sucks. Despite that, I still wanna play the game. I can't.

 

The game gives me the options to either retry, stay offline or exit. "Stay offline" is greyed out and thus unclickable.

 

I have checked everything. Verified the game files, restarted steam, cleared all sorts of caches, I have no firewalls and no antiviruses AT ALL.

There are no third party apps blocking the connection, I use ZERO mods, playing 100% vanilla.

Whatever logs you might need, I can provide to help move this along.

Anyway, the game still doesn't let me play. As soon as network connection is back, everything works fine.

It is easy to replicate for me - just physically disconnect the Ethernet cable. The game is supposed to let me play offline, especially since I exclusively play single player.

This is unacceptable. Something should be done to still allow people to play the game regardless of the network status.

Normally this is a standard steam feature - engage the offline mode and have fun. Apparently not with 7DTD. Please help.

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I tried to reproduce this by disconnecting my Ethernet cable while in a game. Nothing happened. The game just continued.

After a while I quit and restarted and got the above message but "Play Offline" was not greyed out.

 

This page might be helpful. If not, post your log files and someone will help you out.

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i had this recently... did ALL the needed steps to verify everything that might have or be affecting this... nothing shows up and hell with internet search as that was waste of time... my fix... yep here we go... shut all apps down and restart the computer... as soon as win10 settled down, i booted steam back up and no issues.

 

so what did it... i dunno and it works now and i will now know what to do the next time steam acts up.

 

now this worked for me but just sharing it here. :) good luck

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21 hours ago, SylenThunder said:

Yes, more information is definitely needed.  My best guess would be that the client is being blocked by security software.  Just because you didn't install any, doesn't mean you don't have any.  I cover this in the Sticky FAQ.

No security software issue because there is no security software on my computer. Never installed any external apps, win firewall and all the typical win 10 bloatware - all disabled through GPL and registry. I use a lot of custom built apps that connect to all kinds of services and require an unsecured system for offline work with IoT devices etc but at the same time they do not manage any security settings. There is no chance the client is being blocked by anything. There physically isn't anything that could block it on my machine. I play other games. All of them have zero problems working offline, except 7DTD.

Also:

 

22 hours ago, Beelzybub said:

I tried to reproduce this by disconnecting my Ethernet cable while in a game. Nothing happened. The game just continued.

After a while I quit and restarted and got the above message but "Play Offline" was not greyed out.

 

This page might be helpful. If not, post your log files and someone will help you out.

 

This is not very helpful. The first step requires you to sign into steam while online. I have more than one steam account and I switch between them on a fairly regular basis. If the net is suddenly off, I can't log into the account in online mode.

 

Let me know what extra information is needed, I will provide it. Whatever log files etc, I suppose this is an in-game feature or perhaps something within the launcher?

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Steam acts a little funky sometimes when you disconnect from your network while it's still running. This 100% of the times resolves for me if I close steam AND disable my wifi adapter(s), then restart Steam. It appears that if you have any sort of network adapters up that are either connected to an Internet-less network or a wifi card scanning but not connected, Steam won't truly put you in offline mode. Why, I don't know lol, but if I disable networking and restart Steam I can play offline without this issue or any other games for that matter. Note I don't have to do this every time I want/need to play offline... but when I d/c while Steam is loaded it has to be restarted while offline.

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