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# 81706 17-Apr-2011 00:36
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I recently found my portal disk, and wanted to play it again.

Steam wont let me launch it without downloading over 5GB worth of "Updates"

Its an offline game, so like, why does it need updates for me to play?
If I just run the game in offline mode it says "this game isnt ready for offline mode yet"


So how can I play portal without updating?  


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  # 459596 17-Apr-2011 08:41
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Sounds like its not recognising your installed game files.
Make sure they're in the folder: Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>portal

If that doesn't work I think you'll have to bite the bullet and download it again sorry!



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  # 459615 17-Apr-2011 10:21
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gurthang117: Sounds like its not recognising your installed game files.
Make sure they're in the folder: Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>portal

If that doesn't work I think you'll have to bite the bullet and download it again sorry!


Yeh I've not played it on this computer before. Lol. So I have to download then? Stink... :(

Cheers for your help   




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  # 459620 17-Apr-2011 10:39
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Just create the portal folder in your steamapps directory when you install from the DVD.

If all goes well when it tries to update the game it will recognise the files on your HDD and "download" them instantly

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  # 459627 17-Apr-2011 11:03
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The files on the disc are encrypted and deliberately incomplete. The huge download is required to both decrypt and "fill in the gaps".

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  # 459650 17-Apr-2011 12:38
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Ok I just checked my steam account, I have Portal but its not installed (haven't played it in ages, but I may again in the lead up to Portal 2).

Anyway, it says the install size is 1.3gb. I don't see how it could possibly ask you to download 5gb.

Also, Kyanar, surely Valve wouldn't make you download the entire game if you've gone to the trouble of "sourcing" (see what I did there?) a hard copy. A little update to register the game I can understand sure...

Let us know how it goes tardtasticx



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  # 459665 17-Apr-2011 13:46
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Also, Kyanar, surely Valve wouldn't make you download the entire game if you've gone to the trouble of "sourcing" (see what I did there?) a hard copy.
Let us know how it goes tardtasticx



That was brilliant. Lol


Im going to try it a little later when i go to my mates house, he's a bit more savey with Steam than I am, he might know some tricks or something, otherwise ill try that new folder thing and post back with results. Otherwise Ill go to the internet cafe down the road and see if they will let me hook my laptop up and pay normal rates or something. I have like 30gb left for the next 2 weeks of school holz. 


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  # 464505 2-May-2011 15:14
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Did you digger something out?

I'm asking because I was about to buy portal 2 on the weekend because I didn't want to download 11 gb only to find that with the disk it just loads steam and downloads 11gb.

I may end up getting the xbox version

 
 
 
 


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  # 464510 2-May-2011 15:22
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To save your data, find someone in the area with the game - copy their install directory to yours and youre away.... at least it works for all other Steam stuff Ive used :)




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  # 464556 2-May-2011 16:49
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Um just download the game? Surely data isn't that costly compared to the hassle of trying to do it otherwise.




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