Hi everyone- I didn’t see a particularly good place to post this, so please feel free to move it to wherever it fits best or direct me elsewhere.
I was wondering if it would be possible to play earlier builds/states of Grim Dawn? Naturally I’m sure that would screw up online play, but I mostly play solo anyway so it’s not really an issue (although being able to play private games with someone on the same build would be fun).
Basically, not to turn this into a feedback thread, I really dislike the direction Grim Dawn has gone for the last few years, but I put thousands of hours into it from when it first started in EA on Steam to shortly after FG was released. I often get the urge to play GD, but I just genuinely don’t enjoy the game in its current state. I was curious if it would be possible to basically play a “modded” version of the game that’s just an earlier build (e.g. v1.1.0)
This isn’t a request per se (although obviously that would be forthcoming), but really a question about whether it would even be possible or how difficult it would be.
Thank you for this! Now I just need to figure out which build I actually want to go back to. Does anyone happen to remember off the top of their heads which one involved a huge balance change/rework of the base game campaign?
Unfortunately when downloading Steam stuff via the guide above there is nothing you can download that gives you specific PATCH VERSIONS - sadly, it doesn’t work that way - you need to find the necessary files via the date that they were released, which is why I mentioned the month and year that 126.96.36.199 dropped for you above.
Keep in mind that you would also need to find and download the correct files for everything: the base game, AoM, FG, Crucible if you have it etc… everything needs to be on the same page with each other and they all have separate downloads.
I have one addition to it: It’s important (at least it was for me) to rename the
“/Documents/My Games/Grim Dawn/Settings” folder as well and let Grim Dawn B14 create its own settings folder, because some entries in the options.txt are not compatible with the old game anymore; the game could crash.
Don’t forget to restore the settings folder when playing Grim Dawn v188.8.131.52 again!
Yea I actually was just thinking about that a little as well too - It might actually be a good idea that instead of merely copying and backing it up, just move the entire folder OUT and let Grim Dawn create a new one.
@GlockenGerda I’m curious - how hard would it be to have a functional version of GI for B14 here? Would it actually work or would you have to reconfigure too much shit to accommodate it?
And further thoughts… some modders might be interested in how to download various versions from over the years - it’s a good way to possibly acquire old assets and reuse them in their mods - potentially.