I know it's kinda greyzone question, but nevertheless :-)
We are hosting a lan party twice a year with about 45 friends (all personal friends, no unknow persons, next one mid april) and the last few lanparties we mainly played TF2. But since I am now a huge fan of HS2 ;) and none of the other persons preorderd the game I was thinking about promoting the game at that lanparty. But we are offline there and it is really hard to show them the game offline with only one person playing :)
So the question is there a way of getting a kind of a "time limited" version/beta/demo of the game for offline lan play? Or is it allowed (and technical possible) to share my game (in steam offline mode) for that lan party. I know this is really at least a very very grey zone. At least, if it's even possible to share "my version" with a new patch their version will be unusable (and therefore maybe convince them to preorder :) ).
Don't get me wrong.. i don't condom piracy at all .. i am just asking if there is a way to show and let them play NS2 at that lan party and would love to play a round or two with friends&beer at that lanparty.
I hope someone can help and it's not illegal in any way.