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Guide: How-To download almost every past Steam version of 7 Days To Die from Steam


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In the past I've made comments about how I've saved nearly every version that has been on Steam.

Many have expressed an interest in also being able to build such a collection but since those versions were in the past it was believed to not be possible.

Recently I was shown this thread (related to another game):

Some additional information on the Steam Console can be found at (including downloading apps/games and DLC): Steam Community Guide on Steam Console

 

The summary of that thread is that as long as you own a game and the game's depots are all still available, it is possible to find the correct information and download any version of the game you want that has been released on Steam.

So I've taken that information and compiled a list of the details necessary to download almost every past version of 7 Days To Die released to Steam. I've done this only for public branch releases (not experimental versions).

 

Data Sources Used:

https://steamdb.info/app/251570/depots/

https://steamdb.info/app/251570/history/

 

I did NOT use the manifests page under the depots pages and instead used the history as it was more accurate & had a longer retention (although what a pain loading & scrolling, the page was 8MB fully loaded).

Depot ID Values Available? Description
251571 YES Windows 32 Bit (NOTE: this includes both 32bit & 64bit, just determines starting install mode)
251573 NO ??? History says this was: Mac (NOTE: attempts to download from this depot respond 'missing license' due to the depot having been disabled. As such MAC Alpha 5 to Alpha 6.4 cannot be downloaded)
251574 NO ??? History says this was: Windows (NOTE: attempts to download from this depot respond 'missing license' due to the depot having been disabled. As such Windows Alpha 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, and 6.4 cannot be downloaded)
251575 NO ??? History says this was: Mac (NOTE: (NOTE: attempts to download from this depot respond 'missing license' due to the depot having been disabled. As such MAC Alpha 5 to Alpha 6.4 cannot be downloaded) 
251576 YES Windows 64 Bit (NOTE: this includes both 32bit & 64bit, just determines starting install mode)
251577 YES Mac
251578 YES Linux Universal

Here are Release dates, version info (can be matched to the Version History/Release Notes thread), and then the manifests that were available for that version.

 

To download a particular version all that is necessary is the DepotID (beginning of the line) and the ManifestID (19 digit value at the end of the line).

Example to download Linux Alpha 8.7 from 2014-07-09 - the DepotID would be 251578 and the ManifestID would be 7891736396000419297

The formatted command would be: download_depot 251570 251578 7891736396000419297

 

Since I was missing the original Windows Alpha 5 release from December 13, 2013 I decided to test using that version.

So I open the Steam Console in the Steam Client: steam://nav/console Linked: steam://nav/console

Then I paste in the line:

download_depot 251570 251571 8674858241122065491

The Steam client will show no progress, but if you check your downloads tab you will see the network activity.

Once the download completes you'll see a line like below telling you where it placed the files.

Depot download complete : "G:\Games (Steam)\steamapps\content\app_251570\depot_251571" (339 files, manifest 8674858241122065491)
 

After which I renamed the folder 'depot_251571' to 'Alpha 5.0' and moved it to be with the rest of my collection, cleared all registry and save entries, then ran the app from the folder to test. Working Alpha 5.0, delivered from Steam in 2019.

That is it.

 

 

The List:

2013-12-13 - Alpha 5

251571/manifests/public: 8674858241122065491

251573/manifests/public: 4102521358377237504

 

2013-12-14 - Alpha 5 quick fix update!

251571/manifests/public: 8674858241122065491 › 4247862906762382576

251573/manifests/public: 4102521358377237504 › 2336933260752097492

 

2013-12-21 - More Alpha 5 fixes!

251571/manifests/public: 4247862906762382576 › 5316387393437744190

251573/manifests/public: 2336933260752097492 › 6929541534540314867

 

2014-01-15 - Alpha 6 is Out!

251571/manifests/alpha_6: 5316387393437744190

251573/manifests/alpha_6: 6929541534540314867

251574/manifests/alpha_6: 7417461347934718866

251575/manifests/alpha_6: 2285623846221664904

 

2014-01-17 - Alpha 6.1 patch is Out!

251574/manifests/alpha_6: 7417461347934718866 › 2792130306057376529

 

2014-01-30 - Alpha 6.2 patch is out!

251574/manifests/alpha_6: 2792130306057376529 › 3925976303593507227

251575/manifests/alpha_6: 2285623846221664904 › 4988672101308687120

 

2014-02-03 - Alpha 6.3 patch is out!

251574/manifests/alpha_6: 3925976303593507227 › 1876530437970127190

251575/manifests/alpha_6: 4988672101308687120 › 4446972755149276276

 

2014-02-06 - Alpha 6.4 is out

251574/manifests/alpha_6: 1876530437970127190 › 862254068326349864

251575/manifests/alpha_6: 4446972755149276276 › 8307588457233290102

251574/manifests/public: 862254068326349864

251575/manifests/public: 8307588457233290102

 

2014-02-28 - Alpha 7 is out!

251576/manifests/public: 1730022800995997518

251577/manifests/public: 1358147166650673265

 

2014-03-01 - Alpha 7.1 patch is out!

251576/manifests/public: 1730022800995997518 › 6987708882669660417

251577/manifests/public: 1358147166650673265 › 7859803726686407872

 

2014-03-04 - Alpha 7.2 patch is out!

251576/manifests/public: 6987708882669660417 › 165752785413164407

251577/manifests/public: 7859803726686407872 › 8758754594623355337

 

2014-03-07 - Alpha 7.3 is here!

251576/manifests/public: 165752785413164407 › 7089868188207379992

251577/manifests/public: 8758754594623355337 › 5450942367222238027

 

2014-03-07 - Alpha 7.3 v2

251576/manifests/public: 7089868188207379992 › 2677701425442127837

 

2014-03-08 - Alpha 7.4 patch

251576/manifests/public: 2677701425442127837 › 2150331560898874531

251577/manifests/public: 5450942367222238027 › 4447750787533672341

 

2014-03-09 - Alpha 7.5 hot fix

251576/manifests/public: 2150331560898874531 › 6815326274139184895

251577/manifests/public: 4447750787533672341 › 7455144736739514811

 

2014-03-15 - Alpha 7.6 is out Brother!

251576/manifests/public: 6815326274139184895 › 4546807630044588160

251577/manifests/public: 7455144736739514811 › 962734686593001652

 

2014-03-18 - Alpha 7.7 is out!

251576/manifests/public: 4546807630044588160 › 3515394596294775971

251577/manifests/public: 962734686593001652 › 6162141214492603421

 

2014-03-24 - Status update & Alpha 7.7 b7 fix

251576/manifests/public: 3515394596294775971 › 2595209504322754915

251577/manifests/public: 6162141214492603421 › 7299508164603892221

 

2014-04-04 - Alpha 7.8 Get it While it’s Hot!

251576/manifests/public: 2595209504322754915 › 5597089491074022279

251577/manifests/public: 7299508164603892221 › 3749212115360624788

 

2014-04-08 - Alpha 7.9 patch is here!

251576/manifests/public: 5597089491074022279 › 5614543131868497954

251577/manifests/public: 3749212115360624788 › 4925579066360776284

 

2014-04-19 - Alpha 7.10 Stake your claim now!

251576/manifests/public: 5614543131868497954 › 4644625435838178353

251577/manifests/public: 4925579066360776284 › 7491731585032975265

 

2014-04-21 - Alpha 7.11 Hot Fix is out!

251576/manifests/public: 4644625435838178353 › 6548888709412020723

251577/manifests/public: 7491731585032975265 › 8597828568923215126

 

2014-05-06 - Alpha 8 with Smooth Terrain is here!

251576/manifests/public: 6548888709412020723 › 8665947380848930159

251577/manifests/public: 8597828568923215126 › 3539419048846231495

 

2014-05-10 - Alpha 8.1 hotfix is out!

251576/manifests/public: 8665947380848930159 › 6788823199049484219

251577/manifests/public: 3539419048846231495 › 7262704257365712570

251578/manifests/public: 7901600193633514674

 

2014-05-22 - Alpha 8.2

251576/manifests/public: 6788823199049484219 › 505044936065153283

251577/manifests/public: 7262704257365712570 › 1694350664691486174

 

2014-05-28 - Alpha 8.3 is out!

251576/manifests/public: 505044936065153283 › 4703636079767854386

251577/manifests/public: 1694350664691486174 › 9139380474333286457

 

2014-05-30 - Alpha 8.4 is up!

251576/manifests/public: 4703636079767854386 › 6732440793525449112

251577/manifests/public: 9139380474333286457 › 4048295483800631397

 

2014-05-31 - Alpha 8.5 hotfix!

251576/manifests/public: 6732440793525449112 › 4011021809865817079

251577/manifests/public: 4048295483800631397 › 5484835959202898911

 

2014-06-14 - Alpha 8.6 is out!

251576/manifests/public: 4011021809865817079 › 4085200615993808623

251577/manifests/public: 5484835959202898911 › 9000367436664813107

 

2014-06-15 - Alpha 8.6 ninja patch!

251576/manifests/public: 4085200615993808623 › 6738103586104812619

251577/manifests/public: 9000367436664813107 › 516510992860759540

 

2014-07-09 - Alpha 8.7 hits the streets!

251576/manifests/public: 6738103586104812619 › 7508090567390550102

251577/manifests/public: 516510992860759540 › 8047671816473402978

251578/manifests/public: 7901600193633514674 › 7891736396000419297

 

2014-07-23 - 8.8 hotfix, Pimp news and Alpha 9

251576/manifests/public: 7508090567390550102 › 2055364469586533071

251577/manifests/public: 8047671816473402978 › 9037689028862576995

251578/manifests/public: 7891736396000419297 › 2791697350388990478

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2014-08-15 - Alpha 9 with Random Worlds is out!

251576/manifests/public: 2055364469586533071 › 5075001334124398407

251577/manifests/public: 9037689028862576995 › 8164890524893337339

 

2014-08-22 - Alpha 9.1 Get it while it’s Hot!

251576/manifests/public: 5075001334124398407 › 3294777646317482090

251577/manifests/public: 8164890524893337339 › 4743735582284880802

 

2014-09-04 - Boo-yah Alpha 9.2 & more news!

251576/manifests/public: 3294777646317482090 › 3708366300180554657

251577/manifests/public: 4743735582284880802 › 6964241067552592699

 

2014-09-08 - Alpha 9.3 Hotfix is out!

251576/manifests/public: 3708366300180554657 › 3449416665637088060

251577/manifests/public: 6964241067552592699 › 4098001715023761145

251578/manifests/public: 2791697350388990478 › 2581709566082809736

 

2014-09-18 - Alpha 9.3 Hotfix

251576/manifests/public: 3449416665637088060 › 2164521405273223044

251577/manifests/public: 4098001715023761145 › 5610381369543780214

 

2014-09-19 - Alpha 9.3 Hotfix

251577/manifests/public: 5610381369543780214 › 2868930281091204310

 

2014-11-22 - Alpha 10 Apocalypse Release is out!

251571/manifests/public: 4475431553617958903

251576/manifests/public: 2164521405273223044 › 6152625077024990168

251577/manifests/public: 2868930281091204310 › 3479474315807433076

251578/manifests/public: 2581709566082809736 › 3750484167020546301

 

2014-11-25 - Alpha 10.1 hotfix is out!

251571/manifests/public: 4475431553617958903 › 3585582898244500799

251576/manifests/public: 6152625077024990168 › 2617286488307917570

251577/manifests/public: 3479474315807433076 › 5873777374011093623

251578/manifests/public: 3750484167020546301 › 3905623583946578961

 

2014-11-26 - Ninja fix? - Need to locate Release Notes ************

251571/manifests/public: 3585582898244500799 › 5553922561155202678

251576/manifests/public: 2617286488307917570 › 4100089890181556009

 

2014-12-01 - Alpha 10.2 patch is out!

251571/manifests/public: 5553922561155202678 › 1700116134959871608

251576/manifests/public: 4100089890181556009 › 1303306840109222754

251577/manifests/public: 5873777374011093623 › 3385355879478794070

251578/manifests/public: 3905623583946578961 › 857342895687072668

 

2014-12-12 - Merry Xmas Alpha 10.3 is here!

251571/manifests/public: 1700116134959871608 › 7577910317974534197

251576/manifests/public: 1303306840109222754 › 8359532232707843194

251577/manifests/public: 3385355879478794070 › 1297872033197707043

251578/manifests/public: 857342895687072668 › 1981563275938776396

 

2014-12-13 - A10.3 B12 Hotfix is out!

251571/manifests/public: 7577910317974534197 › 2520436339909505843

251576/manifests/public: 8359532232707843194 › 409406277676499222

251577/manifests/public: 1297872033197707043 › 2519095194269542008

251578/manifests/public: 1981563275938776396 › 5880718752963746958

 

2014-12-18 - Merry Christmas 10-4 Good Buddy!

251571/manifests/public: 2520436339909505843 › 2423621823436429400

251576/manifests/public: 409406277676499222 › 404943364624810925

251577/manifests/public: 2519095194269542008 › 1930808866034071086

251578/manifests/public: 5880718752963746958 › 3516189316949208390

 

2014-12-19 - 10.4 hotfix is under the tree!

251571/manifests/public: 2423621823436429400 › 6980969118724434008

251576/manifests/public: 404943364624810925 › 7377327542911183702

251577/manifests/public: 1930808866034071086 › 5905834890637134649

251578/manifests/public: 3516189316949208390 › 874044707868565322

 

2014-12-29 - A10.4 b10 hotfix is out!

251571/manifests/public: 6980969118724434008 › 5882730563265952113

251576/manifests/public: 7377327542911183702 › 5720370525519468123

251577/manifests/public: 5905834890637134649 › 5358158027016440915

251578/manifests/public: 874044707868565322 › 8274183494581638549

 

2015-04-02 - Alpha 11 Annihilation Release is out!

251571/manifests/public: 5882730563265952113 › 8600804054343753171

251576/manifests/public: 5720370525519468123 › 8157030504575709610

251577/manifests/public: 5358158027016440915 › 8927101281630795347

251578/manifests/public: 8274183494581638549 › 5721792703100728524

 

2015-04-04 - Alpha 11.1 Hotfix is out!

251571/manifests/public: 8600804054343753171 › 2673539627395544482

251576/manifests/public: 8157030504575709610 › 7309791045729911395

251577/manifests/public: 8927101281630795347 › 3031081988574447635

251578/manifests/public: 5721792703100728524 › 5741878212674352603

 

2015-04-09 - Alpha 11.2 Patch is out!

251571/manifests/public: 2673539627395544482 › 241832109138683328

251576/manifests/public: 7309791045729911395 › 145403397621123649

251577/manifests/public: 3031081988574447635 › 2850311769016453769

251578/manifests/public: 5741878212674352603 › 4174053152378493089

 

2015-04-10 - Alpha 11.2(b4)

251571/manifests/public: 241832109138683328 › 6783892153304361929

251576/manifests/public: 145403397621123649 › 7417511994122253494

251577/manifests/public: 2850311769016453769 › 7882633772630315175

251578/manifests/public: 4174053152378493089 › 5700785608404450492

 

2015-04-17 - Alpha 11.3 Patch is out!

251571/manifests/public: 6783892153304361929 › 7590147103332208927

251576/manifests/public: 7417511994122253494 › 5917249074153960317

251577/manifests/public: 7882633772630315175 › 3521765969762236337

251578/manifests/public: 5700785608404450492 › 4733388465017800420

 

2015-04-29 - Alpha 11.4 Patch is out!

251571/manifests/public: 7590147103332208927 › 4674999481035232527

251576/manifests/public: 5917249074153960317 › 5745984085681638201

251577/manifests/public: 3521765969762236337 › 4881077071961881232

251578/manifests/public: 4733388465017800420 › 2653385702950162908

 

2015-05-28 - A11.5 patch and A12 Status!

251571/manifests/public: 4674999481035232527 › 5257919675267091678

251576/manifests/public: 5745984085681638201 › 8716510039131828824

251577/manifests/public: 4881077071961881232 › 5855621450604754765

251578/manifests/public: 2653385702950162908 › 7230416047332420820

 

2015-06-12 - A11.6 Patch is out!

251571/manifests/public: 5257919675267091678 › 1025302042288711728

251576/manifests/public: 8716510039131828824 › 6949824214593356651

251577/manifests/public: 5855621450604754765 › 2527394487685626797

251578/manifests/public: 7230416047332420820 › 8714903133795308256

 

2015-06-14 - A11.6 hotfix part duex!

251571/manifests/public: 1025302042288711728 › 5030720473170676424

251576/manifests/public: 6949824214593356651 › 3531752892536585587

251577/manifests/public: 2527394487685626797 › 7280524462696517196

251578/manifests/public: 8714903133795308256 › 2748305938543302157

 

2015-07-03 - Mini Bikes & Physics & Bears A12!

251571/manifests/public: 5030720473170676424 › 7272425405887670575

251576/manifests/public: 3531752892536585587 › 7382018290676811683

251577/manifests/public: 7280524462696517196 › 5836540336522401879

251578/manifests/public: 2748305938543302157 › 6328530581397275361

 

2015-07-08 - Alpha 12.1 Hotfix is out!

251571/manifests/public: 7272425405887670575 › 8628486239191323866

251576/manifests/public: 7382018290676811683 › 6195001381511341953

251577/manifests/public: 5836540336522401879 › 1194942699097046214

251578/manifests/public: 6328530581397275361 › 5955484746182041348

 

2015-07-09 - Ninja fix? - Need to locate Release Notes ************

251571/manifests/public: 8628486239191323866 › 5714015874535857710

 

2015-07-13 - Alpha 12.2 Hotfix is out!

251571/manifests/public: 5714015874535857710 › 1630853941406632670

251576/manifests/public: 6195001381511341953 › 4633000114272575675

251577/manifests/public: 1194942699097046214 › 852242204490097693

251578/manifests/public: 5955484746182041348 › 1012989538517767139

 

2015-07-16 - Alpha 12.3 Hotfix is out!

251571/manifests/public: 1630853941406632670 › 4200612159237779781

251576/manifests/public: 4633000114272575675 › 7161320744180054288

251577/manifests/public: 852242204490097693 › 9165338191324571671

251578/manifests/public: 1012989538517767139 › 6960221392608706721

 

2015-07-23 - Alpha 12.4 is out!

251571/manifests/public: 4200612159237779781 › 1302757657968474702

251576/manifests/public: 7161320744180054288 › 6867491129441848593

251577/manifests/public: 9165338191324571671 › 773439550735711901

251578/manifests/public: 6960221392608706721 › 4644572390898234039

 

2015-08-23 - Alpha 12.5 is out!

251571/manifests/public: 1302757657968474702 › 7795339712230645639

251576/manifests/public: 6867491129441848593 › 4330205761186853781

251577/manifests/public: 773439550735711901 › 3048942817565823865

251578/manifests/public: 4644572390898234039 › 619384807577778108

 

2015-12-12 - Alpha 13 Status and Release notes!

251571/manifests/public: 7795339712230645639 › 4496749216267393364

251576/manifests/public: 4330205761186853781 › 8731532852746428411

251577/manifests/public: 3048942817565823865 › 4072217056913899549

251578/manifests/public: 619384807577778108 › 1584712659450841420

 

2015-12-13 - A13.1 Patch is out!

251571/manifests/public: 4496749216267393364 › 7480044764248326044

251576/manifests/public: 8731532852746428411 › 6989742713262158406

251577/manifests/public: 4072217056913899549 › 2031945109420760247

251578/manifests/public: 1584712659450841420 › 3510548992120890197

 

2015-12-14 - Alpha 13.2 Patch is out!

251571/manifests/public: 7480044764248326044 › 6595652931619149008

251576/manifests/public: 6989742713262158406 › 244042757693908796

251577/manifests/public: 2031945109420760247 › 3812589138624521561

251578/manifests/public: 3510548992120890197 › 6831956322537016473

 

2015-12-16 - Alpha 13.3 Patch Oh Yeah!

251571/manifests/public: 6595652931619149008 › 1954649817687574078

251576/manifests/public: 244042757693908796 › 3385887064490703635

251577/manifests/public: 3812589138624521561 › 11292050670336920

251578/manifests/public: 6831956322537016473 › 8114363587368414920

 

2015-12-18 - Alpha 13.4 Patch is out!

251571/manifests/public: 1954649817687574078 › 5326522291302055145

251576/manifests/public: 3385887064490703635 › 349192910608265866

251577/manifests/public: 11292050670336920 › 5904804338745484840

251578/manifests/public: 8114363587368414920 › 9030364010187947809

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2015-12-18 - Alpha 13.4 Patch is out!

251571/manifests/public: 1954649817687574078 › 5326522291302055145

251576/manifests/public: 3385887064490703635 › 349192910608265866

251577/manifests/public: 11292050670336920 › 5904804338745484840

251578/manifests/public: 8114363587368414920 › 9030364010187947809

 

2015-12-22 - Alpha 13.5 Patch is out!

251571/manifests/public: 5326522291302055145 › 8096516588743468148

251576/manifests/public: 349192910608265866 › 4018660914940843877

251577/manifests/public: 5904804338745484840 › 1083247460204607925

251578/manifests/public: 9030364010187947809 › 8875237845141652265

 

2015-12-24 - Alpha 13.6 Patch is out!

251571/manifests/public: 8096516588743468148 › 1715602778790467632

251576/manifests/public: 4018660914940843877 › 2764661256004010728

251577/manifests/public: 1083247460204607925 › 8181467349384359573

251578/manifests/public: 8875237845141652265 › 3269175270672150884

 

2016-01-28 - A13.7 Patch and A14 Status

251571/manifests/public: 1715602778790467632 › 4628168772851354041

251576/manifests/public: 2764661256004010728 › 7640172352953901090

251577/manifests/public: 8181467349384359573 › 7135140693414403815

251578/manifests/public: 3269175270672150884 › 8731158379596636734

 

2016-02-05 - Alpha 13.8 is out!

251571/manifests/public: 4628168772851354041 › 4492847844164197837

251576/manifests/public: 7640172352953901090 › 4068792839952772166

251577/manifests/public: 7135140693414403815 › 6799559988264800843

251578/manifests/public: 8731158379596636734 › 6602346654511458574

 

2016-03-26 - Alpha 14 hits the streets!

251571/manifests/public: 4492847844164197837 › 8795982198125023844

251576/manifests/public: 4068792839952772166 › 4164847352712866547

251577/manifests/public: 6799559988264800843 › 8119120020574465692

251578/manifests/public: 6602346654511458574 › 6943403106172083812

 

2016-03-28 - Alpha 14.1 Patch is out!

251571/manifests/public: 8795982198125023844 › 4907197718543676358

251576/manifests/public: 4164847352712866547 › 4026556118833614935

251577/manifests/public: 8119120020574465692 › 3266541082769165413

251578/manifests/public: 6943403106172083812 › 3500766727452639261

 

2016-03-29 - Alpha 14.2 Patch is out!

251571/manifests/public: 4907197718543676358 › 5602325598246910836

251576/manifests/public: 4026556118833614935 › 345341644961569705

251577/manifests/public: 3266541082769165413 › 6240175574179977769

251578/manifests/public: 3500766727452639261 › 6763668070757248429

 

2016-04-02 - Alpha 14.3 is out! A14.3(b7)

251571/manifests/public: 5602325598246910836 › 7737110275552022018

251576/manifests/public: 345341644961569705 › 4806768223960217912

251577/manifests/public: 6240175574179977769 › 4923327004002498802

251578/manifests/public: 6763668070757248429 › 6156522106947011936

 

2016-04-02 - Alpha 14.3 fix is out! A14.3(b8)

251571/manifests/public: 7737110275552022018 › 7849951512617657763

251576/manifests/public: 4806768223960217912 › 4811690234699346235

251577/manifests/public: 4923327004002498802 › 4610183034458013561

251578/manifests/public: 6156522106947011936 › 5445824922326749736

 

2016-04-03 - Alpha 14.4 fix is out

251571/manifests/public: 7849951512617657763 › 5872987105912335234

251576/manifests/public: 4811690234699346235 › 7086186169501207936

251577/manifests/public: 4610183034458013561 › 7234864769454688688

251578/manifests/public: 5445824922326749736 › 5472958924188502295

 

2016-04-07 - Alpha 14.5 is out!

251571/manifests/public: 5872987105912335234 › 388345985591696160

251576/manifests/public: 7086186169501207936 › 4579261016385105162

251577/manifests/public: 7234864769454688688 › 2678108532964137126

251578/manifests/public: 5472958924188502295 › 6878693299130646050

 

2016-04-30 - Alpha 14.6 is out!

251571/manifests/public: 388345985591696160 › 5957898199002162058

251576/manifests/public: 4579261016385105162 › 3958934009962119587

251577/manifests/public: 2678108532964137126 › 4606719988725457306

251578/manifests/public: 6878693299130646050 › 5938366401199683943

 

2016-06-20 - Alpha 14.7 stable is out!

251571/manifests/public: 5957898199002162058 › 7196849010921972820

251576/manifests/public: 3958934009962119587 › 4927269126451126499

251577/manifests/public: 4606719988725457306 › 4236744424725316539

251578/manifests/public: 5938366401199683943 › 1608684423263739061

 

2016-06-21 - Ninja fix? - Need to locate Release Notes ************

251571/manifests/public: 7196849010921972820 › 1306825706427609892

251576/manifests/public: 4927269126451126499 › 1890869266944069978

 

2016-10-05 - Alpha 15 Release Notes

251571/manifests/public: 1306825706427609892 › 2999147793734669293

251576/manifests/public: 1890869266944069978 › 3830031794753735156

251577/manifests/public: 4236744424725316539 › 6980106536479876961

251578/manifests/public: 1608684423263739061 › 8918509519902337237

 

2016-12-07 - Alpha 15.1 Hits the streets!

251571/manifests/public: 2999147793734669293 › 3403002838926305048

251576/manifests/public: 3830031794753735156 › 6855687567370645448

251577/manifests/public: 6980106536479876961 › 2527011330762653595

251578/manifests/public: 8918509519902337237 › 8197221587734706094

 

2017-02-04 - Alpha 15.2 is out!

251571/manifests/public: 3403002838926305048 › 1710676723938488631

251576/manifests/public: 6855687567370645448 › 7952709225338220231

251577/manifests/public: 2527011330762653595 › 1185682509628557156

251578/manifests/public: 8197221587734706094 › 2045902425294479640

 

2017-02-10 - Alpha 15.2b7 is live!

251571/manifests/public: 1710676723938488631 › 3663132018056217379

251576/manifests/public: 7952709225338220231 › 7366302412980633216

251577/manifests/public: 1185682509628557156 › 779431437537804989

251578/manifests/public: 2045902425294479640 › 2207117596901295377

 

2017-02-22 - Alpha 15.2 b8 hotfix is out!

251571/manifests/public: 3663132018056217379 › 1968900544660248931

251576/manifests/public: 7366302412980633216 › 1889406064716381912

251577/manifests/public: 779431437537804989 › 4961161964691780666

251578/manifests/public: 2207117596901295377 › 423233432939529905

 

2017-07-13 - Alpha 16 Is Out

251571/manifests/public: 1968900544660248931 › 3832591794051634300

251576/manifests/public: 1889406064716381912 › 4585129333684868005

251577/manifests/public: 4961161964691780666 › 8888305050579841790

251578/manifests/public: 423233432939529905 › 8296426304213252737

 

2017-07-15 - Alpha 16.1 Patch is out!

251571/manifests/public: 3832591794051634300 › 214561799472244273

251576/manifests/public: 4585129333684868005 › 5983923159249820638

251577/manifests/public: 8888305050579841790 › 2471418826286394448

251578/manifests/public: 8296426304213252737 › 2562103065761342227

 

2017-08-04 - Alpha 16.2 Is out!

251571/manifests/public: 214561799472244273 › 6498868136735046919

251576/manifests/public: 5983923159249820638 › 1623838642926458837

251577/manifests/public: 2471418826286394448 › 1116051777837263003

251578/manifests/public: 2562103065761342227 › 7471919719367957705

 

2017-08-31 - Alpha 16.3 Patch is out!

251571/manifests/public: 6498868136735046919 › 1190611237580383045

251576/manifests/public: 1623838642926458837 › 3649500774978033468

251577/manifests/public: 1116051777837263003 › 4695194156711011677

251578/manifests/public: 7471919719367957705 › 1591139666078716249

 

2017-10-26 - Alpha 16.4 Patch is out!

251571/manifests/public: 1190611237580383045 › 1651451362444695891

251576/manifests/public: 3649500774978033468 › 7468628160220339213

251577/manifests/public: 4695194156711011677 › 5275845840547936568

251578/manifests/public: 1591139666078716249 › 2127709111629063304

 

2018-12-22 - A17 Official Release Notes

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251577/manifests/public: 5275845840547936568 › 7913810092564402237

251578/manifests/public: 2127709111629063304 › 924675033875189891

 

2019-01-18 - Alpha 17.1 is out!

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251576/manifests/public: 1700478330524731595 › 1887597760226810272

251577/manifests/public: 7913810092564402237 › 4798812372552384967

251578/manifests/public: 924675033875189891 › 4254683855698375657

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Which versions do you consider to have "Classic Horde Night"?

 

I should have said Horde Mode sorry. Horde Mode was an alternate game from the main game that was almost pure tower defense. Multiple airdrops would bring supplies, food, and weapons during the day and you would frantically build in preparation for the waves of zombies at night. the waves would get tougher each night. I believe it was removed Alpha 8 so you would have to download Alpha 7 in order to play it.

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So if I want Alpha 7.11 I see this line from above.

 

251576/manifests/public: 4644625435838178353 › 6548888709412020723

 

So do I paste the following into the command console?

 

download_depot 251570 251576 6548888709412020723

Correct!

 

After which you'll see something like this:

] download_depot 251570 251576 6548888709412020723
Downloading depot 251576 (710 MB) ... 
Depot download complete : "G:\Games (Steam)\steamapps\content\app_251570\depot_251576" (426 files, manifest 6548888709412020723) 

You may see other lines too, depending on what else you do in the Steam client while waiting for the download to complete.

 

EDIT: to be clear the path it places the files for you will depend on where your copy of Steam is installed.

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It'd be nice if the Pimps made Alphas1-4 available this way also. That was before I knew about the game, so I haven't ever played 'em.

That may not be possible since the pre-Steam versions used a backend auth to their webservices (if I recall correctly).

 

I do wonder if they can restore the missing Depots though and if they did that would it allow those few missing Steam versions to be downloaded.

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Could someone please give a short synopsis for each of the major stable branches of each Alpha? Just the major stuff that made each alpha special. For example, which alpha had the best cave system or which was the last before the graphics update. Any insight would be highly appreciated. Thank you kindly.

 

BTW, Thanks Red! Love using your UI and now this. You're GREAT!

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Just using this now, thanks. Will allow me to play my most favoured versions - a8 and a11.0.

 

Just to be sure - I have to clear the registry each time I wish to play a different version?

 

Makes sense, I suppose. I guess I'd have to find the other saved bits and delete them, too. Seem to remember the location changed at some point - was in AppData at some stage and Documents at others.

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Just using this now, thanks. Will allow me to play my most favoured versions - a8 and a11.0.

 

Just to be sure - I have to clear the registry each time I wish to play a different version?

 

Makes sense, I suppose. I guess I'd have to find the other saved bits and delete them, too. Seem to remember the location changed at some point - was in AppData at some stage and Documents at others.

It isn't always required. I recommend clearing registry and saves between any major versions though due to the times I have seen errors caused by a registry setting or value in a save that a version did not recognize. Basically if you see an error, clearing registry and save would be the first thing I would try.

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Yeah, that's logical, thanks - and I'd just like to really thank you again for pointing this out to us - it has enabled me to download an old version of another EA game that has gone in a direction I really don't like - can't tell you how pleased I am!

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I should have said Horde Mode sorry. Horde Mode was an alternate game from the main game that was almost pure tower defense. Multiple airdrops would bring supplies, food, and weapons during the day and you would frantically build in preparation for the waves of zombies at night. the waves would get tougher each night. I believe it was removed Alpha 8 so you would have to download Alpha 7 in order to play it.

 

I used to love playing this as a 'quick' mini game. As you say tempting just to reload it for that.

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I'm having trouble running a16.4 along with a17. I downloaded a16.4 and copied it to a new folder, then re-downloaded 17.

 

The only one that runs is the one currently installed by steam, a16.4 won't run in a copied folder, it just asks me to log in to steam again and then says it failed after I do.

 

Right now I just went ahead and re-did it with just a16.4, but I'd like to have a17 too just to check the dev progress on updates.

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OK, so I install 16.4 using "download_depot 251570 251576 7468628160220339213", fire the client up, and get this error...

 

DirectoryNotFoundException: Could not find a part of the path "D:\Games\Steam\SteamApps\content\app_251570\depot_251576\Data\UMATextures\TraderCaitlin_0_d.png".

at System.IO.FileStream..ctor (System.String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, Boolean anonymous, FileOptions options) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

at System.IO.FileStream..ctor (System.String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

at (wrapper remoting-invoke-with-check) System.IO.FileStream:.ctor (string,System.IO.FileMode,System.IO.FileAccess,System.IO.FileShare,int)

at System.IO.File.Create (System.String path, Int32 bufferSize) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

at System.IO.File.Create (System.String path) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

at UMA.ArchetypeTextureCache.SaveToFile (System.String archetypeName, Boolean archetypeIsPlayer, Int32 atlasIndex, UnityEngine.Texture2D diff, UnityEngine.Texture2D spec, UnityEngine.Texture2D nrm) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

at UMA.ArchetypeTextureCache.AddTexturesToCache (System.String archetypeName, Boolean archetypeIsPlayer, UnityEngine.Texture[] textures, Int32 atlasIndex) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

at UMA.TextureProcessPROCoroutine+<workerMethod>c__Iterator0.MoveNext () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

at UMA.WorkerCoroutine.Work () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

Rethrow as Exception: Exception in WorkerCoroutine: UMA.TextureProcessPROCoroutine

at UMA.WorkerCoroutine.Work () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

at UMA.WorkerCoroutine.Work () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

at UMA.UMAGeneratorBuiltin.HandleDirtyUpdate (UMA.UMAData data) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

at UMA.UMAGeneratorBuiltin.OnDirtyUpdate () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

at UMA.UMAGeneratorBuiltin.Update () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

 

Seems fine afterwards, but what the hell?

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