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Hillbilly H

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Feb 14, 2021
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On a vary good night my download speed is 1meg. Can i download a game from Steam in town on a USB then install it to my home PC?
After i get the game download "Project Zomboid" will i need an internet connection and need go to the Steam website to start/play the game?
LOL im old and this will be my first real game not from a CD.

Best is to say what Distro, version, and DE you will be using, hope you get some answers.

BTW yer younger than me, pup, but if you are really a New Year's Day boy, my commiserations :)


Oh, and RAM, come to think of it, maybe output of

inxi -Fxz
Kernel: 5.15.0-91-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.4.0
Desktop: Cinnamon 5.4.12 Distro: Linux Mint 21 Vanessa
base: Ubuntu 22.04 jammy
Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: PRO B660M-A WIFI DDR4 (MS-7D43)
v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: 1.80
date: 09/01/2022
Info: 6-core model: 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
Device-2: NVIDIA GA107 [GeForce RTX 3050 8GB] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: nvidia v: 535.129.03 bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: driver: X:
loaded: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: fbdev,nouveau,vesa gpu: i915,nvidia
resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050/PCIe/SSE2
v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 535.129.03 direct render: Yes
32GB DDR4 3600

Device-1: Intel Alder Lake-S PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:14.3
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169
v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>

Local Storage: total: 4.55 TiB used: 319.6 GiB (6.9%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Fanxiang model: S660 1TB size: 931.51 GiB
temp: 40.9 C
ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Hitachi model: HDS722020ALA330 RSD HUA
size: 1.82 TiB
ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Hitachi model: HUA723020ALA640 size: 1.82 TiB
i decided to experiment and downloaded Steam. im in the process of downloading a free game to a USB drive. if my math is right it will be a 5+ hour download at 300kib/s.
i will update tomorrow. :D
Ok is looks like you can play games"well this game" from USB without internet.
:D..Hope this may help someone else..:D
After i get the game download "Project Zomboid" will i need an internet connection and need go to the Steam website to start/play the game?
No, the only thing is you will have to log in once so that your account setup is cached. However you could probably do that by doing that on the computer where you are downloading the game and just also copy the ~/.steam directory to your usb drive and then copy that directory recursively to the computer at home the one without an internet connection.
in my experience, the steam client works on the debian systems like jammy, good luck with this "free game as cd" experiment!

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