A bit of background and equipment being used:
- several laptops (all the same type);
- a Router;
- ethernet cables and wifi;
- no Internet.
What I have managed so far with the same setup: Unreal 2004 - multiple players, NO INTERNET, wifi and ethernet connections to the router. This works great.
Now trying this same setup with Team Fortress 2:
Today I spent a few hours trying to run TF2 using the same methodology but failed. Main laptop is running Steam offline. I start TF2 and create a new server. Then on second laptop using wifi and running Steam offline, I try to find my server and the game - but cannot find it.
There has been a lot of other things I have tried, but I don't want to list them because maybe I missed something. Any help would be appreciated.
NOTE: I cannot connect to the network at work, which is why there is no Internet. That cannot be changed.