Run steam game without updating

19 Apr

Please see the Troubleshooting Network Connectivity topic for instructions to configure your network so Steam may update if you encounter any difficulties with Offline Mode.

Offline Mode allows you to play games through Steam without reconnecting to the Steam Network every time you wish to play - this is particularly useful if you do not plan on playing over the internet and would prefer not to download new updates for your single-player games.

A: Install the game or software and run it online the first time (this step is important as this finalizes the installation).Shut down Steam and temporarily move all the files in the root Steam folder somewhere else, and rename/delete to something else temporarily.Locate game folder, find the program launcher and run it.In light of the pandemonium surrounding widespread performance-breaking bad patches for all recent games in recent weeks, including Gauntlet and Shadow of Mordor, and even a few older games, I disabled automatic updating in Origin and restricted Steam updates to a time frame when I never use it.(Steam has no option to completely opt out of updates.) I also refuse to install any updates on u Play games.