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When I start an offline match and invite my mate he gets an connection error "Server does not respond".

How may I set up a "Offline with Bots" - Server on which my friend can join?

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"Offline with Bots" = no connections allowed. I don't know CS, but it sounds like you need an option that says something like, "Online with/without Bots". –  Frank Oct 10 '12 at 20:14
    
Yeah right but this option does not exist -.- I wouldn´t post this question if it were that easy :3 –  Paedow Oct 10 '12 at 20:43
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An offline server is exactly what the title implies, an offline server where no one from the outside can join.

You can find empty servers with bots in them by using the Community Servers option and searching for servers that way and then inviting your friend to that empty server with bots in it.

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Offline server is not implying that nobody from the outside can join. Offline only implies, that there is no connection to the internet. A Local game server is also an offline server, even if you are able to connect another player with a network cable in the Local Are Network. –  Paedow Mar 3 at 20:02
    
Well if your friends are part of the same network that would put them "inside" your network wouldn't it? It was implied that people on the Internet cannot connect to the offline server. Anything outside of your local infrastructure cannot connect. –  Sorean Mar 3 at 20:15
    
Yes, but in this case my friend was in my local area network. –  Paedow Mar 3 at 20:19
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You can connect with friends with bots added in all modes except classic competitive simply by going to play with friends and sending them an invite. You can do the same in classic competitive by setting up play with bots game and having your friends connect to your ip address thru the developer console (connect xxx.xx.xxx.xx). You need to port forward to 27015 doing it that way.

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Yes, it is possible. When you create a server from the main menu, you must input the sv_lan 0 command into the console. You must also have Hamachi. After it's done, your friend can join.

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