This I can not do as I have mobile broadband and it costs me an arm and a leg for bandwidth (£15 for 3GB).
I believe the update itself was around 2GB as I have not updated it since I bought it (December).
I don't get too much spare time to play games these days, but when I do I actually want to be able to play my games.
If your game's status is "100% - Ready" but you receive the message "This game cannot be started in Offline Mode" when attempting to play offline, the Steam client application's files need to be updated.
This includes such popular games as Counter-Strike (original and Source) and Team Fortress 2.
Turning off auto-update was already done, which steam ignored :-/ And it was initially installed from a DVD and then again from my other computers backup disc (which then triggered a new 6GB file download...
Is is possible to install a steam game and then play it without having to download a huge update file?
I'm temporally on super slow broadband at my parents and want to play a game I got now, not in 10hours :-/ Thanks Answer would be - it depends.