Lately playing in DX11 mode has caused my PC to crash ALOT. Last night while playing, my PC locked up and the only way to get out was to press power to kill the PC. When I booted my PC this morn, it now seems that I cannot connect to my network. I can plug in my laptop and it works fine.
That said, when I attempt to run Civ V in the "off-line" mode, I get an error telling me that steam needs a network connection. Is this normal? Can I play this game in "off-line" mode? Can I run this game without steam? I absolutely hate steam, had the same issue when I ran it on my laptop and the constant crashes forced me to uninstall. Not to mention, the bug where this game seemed to kill my network connection.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.