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Help playing Civ6 (and V)

Discussion in 'Civ6 - Technical Support' started by fstrick604, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. fstrick604

    fstrick604 Chieftain

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    This would be hilarious if it wasn't so expensive. I just got my $1,700 specially made PC to play V and VI. Neither will start. I deliberately am not connected to the internet as I had a very bad experience with Steam some year ago. I bought the discs and the guy handled the installation including the Steam part I thought. But now neither will open. Do I need to be connected to the internet to play these games. I happily play CIV4 on my off line dedicated CIV4 computer. I bought it with XP from Dell after XP was no longer supported. Another problem I belatedly noticed is my Graphics card is fine for VI (GeForce GTX 770), but way inadequate for V. I just assumed. No need to tell me I'm an idiot, I'm aware. But is there a way to play these games off line?
     
  2. Browd

    Browd Dilettante Administrator

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    You will need to be connected to Steam for installation and then launching your first game. After that you can put Steam in offline mode and play without launching Steam.

    Note that the only way to get free patches is to let Steam install them for you. But, again, once they are installed you can revert to offline mode.
     
  3. fstrick604

    fstrick604 Chieftain

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    Thanks Browd, that's very helpful. Does that apply to V and VI?
     
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    Yes, applies to both.
     
  5. fstrick604

    fstrick604 Chieftain

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    Thanks Browd. fs
     

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