How the hell do you "unpatch" the PC version?

#1 Edited by development (2001 posts) -

So fairly recently the dude who teased the "first-person" mod he made many months back finally decided to make a tutorial on how to do it. It's nothing difficult: install Cheat Engine, run the lua script the dude made, and you're done. But you need to have version 1.08 of the PC version for it to work.

My problem is that Steam automatically downloads the update alongside the game (or can you change that?) So that doesn't work. And I can't find a torrent of that old version, either. Yet, for this mod and for a few others, you're asked to use the "un-patched" version of the game. I've searched Google up and down, using all kinds of search terms, and can't find out how the heck they're doing it, which leads me to believe it's incredibly easy and I'm just missing something.

So, what am I missing? How do I get an un-patched version of the game? How stupid am I?

edit: I should also say that this wouldn't allow for disruption of the online community, because it'd be on a different version. And I only mention the torrent because I've obviously already bought the game on Steam (have it on PS3, too).

#2 Edited by development (2001 posts) -

I proclaim this the first Dark Souls thread that hasn't accumulated 30 replies within its first 20 minutes. My frustration grows!

#3 Posted by believer258 (11565 posts) -

I don't think you can simply "un-patch" Steam games.

#4 Posted by AlexW00d (6168 posts) -

You can't.

#5 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

I'd guess that you'd have to find a torrent or something of the unpatched version and set Steam not to auto-update the game. You'd also likely run the game through it's .exe and not from Steam anyway.

#6 Edited by development (2001 posts) -

@ravenlight said:

I'd guess that you'd have to find a torrent or something of the unpatched version and set Steam not to auto-update the game. You'd also likely run the game through it's .exe and not from Steam anyway.

Yeah I rarely run games from Steam, anyway. Like I said, though, I can't find an unpatched torrent of the version I need (or anything earlier than the current version, really).

@believer258 said:

I don't think you can simply "un-patch" Steam games.

@alexw00d said:

You can't.

I kinda figured! Read the rest of the post, dudes :P Keep in mind that the PS3 and 360 versions are extremely easy to "unpatch," so it isn't crazy to think it's a possibility.

#7 Edited by development (2001 posts) -

Okay, I've PMed the mod creator on Youtube (I have little faith in getting a response), and posted a question in the comments (I expect nothing but insults and non-answers), so all I've left to do is bump this thread one last time. If I ever figure it out I'll update the OP with the answer, because currently this is like the 7th result when searched on Google. Pls help.

#8 Posted by dudeglove (7684 posts) -

@development: you can't reverse patches. You either have to download an older version of the game (which should still be possible, I think the PC version started at 1.05) and run it outside of steam or wait for the mod community to figure out how to get it to work with the latest version...

Oh you wanted an insulting non answer to your question? Umm.... GET GUD FUKIN CASUL.

#9 Edited by Blommer4 (191 posts) -

Praise the sun!

#10 Posted by kyrieee (379 posts) -

You have to disable auto updating as well as manually overwrite some files. I might have a backup of the old version, will check later.

#11 Edited by kyrieee (379 posts) -

See if this helps

http://www.sendspace.com/file/e09x2p

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