Originally Posted by Beak
If you prefer Steam in ONLINE mode you do. So I prefer ONLINE mode, I get home from work and find my internet connection down, I'm screwed ..oh unless I remembered my visit to the local clairvoyant the day before and I was therefore well informed of impending downtime.
Of course I may be missing something vital "in the instructions", in which case please impart some of your wisdom so I may understand where I am going wrong.
I would like to know these special "instructions" as well. I love Steam, but the only problem I've ever had is the Offline Mode. Disconnected your network adapter never worked for me. I'd do that and it'd ask if I wanted to go into Offline Mode, and I clicked yes and it'd tell me that it cannot connect and to check my internet connection... duh it's not working, I disabled it.
Now the one time it did work very well for me, is when I put it in Offline mode while I was still Online and then disconnected and took my laptop to work with me.