I do but it doesn't help when I don't know there is an update and it updates when I hit play. That is how CK2 updated on me. They need to make it so that turning off auto-updating stops all updates whether they are required or not.
But also to play that game you must run steam in proper offline mode. Not just settting freinds to offline.
I know I just find it really crappy that I can't permanently disable updates for games. That should be an option.
For Paradox games:
Right click on the game in steam.
Properties->Updates->drop down menu, do not update.
Then play the game through its program shortcuts and not through Steam.
I say for Paradox games, because some bring up steam even through their normal exe. Paradox games don't.
[Edited by Dhampy, 7/7/2014 12:17:00 PM]
I already had it set to do not update. When I went to play it a few days ago I didn't know there was a patch and when I hit play it forced the update on me. I didn't know about the short cut thing till now.
Steam does seriously need a permanent no patch option. I don't care if it locked me out of the MP in a game.
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