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


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

 

 

 

Seems fine afterwards, but what the hell?

 

Data\UMATextures\TraderCaitlin_0_d.png

 

is missing a LOT. Known thing. much griping. I keep copies of that around for just that when was reinstalling just normally in 16.4

 

Happened both under linux and windows, so not depot specific. Yet, sometimes a clean install WOULD get it.

a WTH moment indeed.

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So, interesting find. If I do a clean download of 16.4 via Steam, there is no error when starting the client from Steam. It starts perfectly normally.

If I move the folder, and start the client directly, then I get the same error. Doesn't matter if I use the standard exe, the EAC exe, or the launcher exe file.

 

Will require more investigation. :)

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check to see if you got the uma folder. It's really weird. Sometimes you do get it, sometimes not.

(which is why I saved the files, for the not times)

That's why it's so weird. I did get it and it worked, and all I did was rename the folder it was in, and now it's giving the error. It's really strange. Not a huge issue as the game plays just fine, but it is rather odd.

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That's why it's so weird. I did get it and it worked, and all I did was rename the folder it was in, and now it's giving the error. It's really strange. Not a huge issue as the game plays just fine, but it is rather odd.

 

That it is. I just put it down as one of those damned intermittent bugs that are a nightmare to squash, kept a copy of the needed files to use when required, and waited for a fix.

 

Being doing tech support pretty much since there was tech to support, and I absolutely HATE intermittent bugs.

This is reproducable though. Sometimes. Sometimes not. a WTF is going on here thing.

 

Rename the entire 7dtd folder, redownload. Maybe you get it, maybe you don't. I wasn't going to keep dl'ing several gig a pop to try and gather stats on it. I get bored, but not THAT bored. :D

 

Mind you, to be fair, some intermittent bugs are amusing, even if WTF. (like the invisible force fields that pop up from time to time on the server in 17.3/4. Or the mini-bike doing a great imitation of a submarine doing a crash dive.) :D

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Trying to get 16.2, would it be:

 

download_depot 251570 251578 7471919719367957705

 

?

That is if you want the Linux version.

 

 

[...]

 

2019-01-18 - Alpha 17.1 is out!

251571/manifests/public: 7145633472980099005 › 686794665959333091

251576/manifests/public: 1700478330524731595 › 1887597760226810272

251577/manifests/public: 7913810092564402237 › 4798812372552384967

251578/manifests/public: 924675033875189891 › 4254683855698375657

 

Would it be possible to spare a little time for the 17.2 and 17.3 too? :star:

 

LE: oh, and if you're still curious:

 

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

251571/manifests/public: 7196849010921972820 › 1306825706427609892

251576/manifests/public: 4927269126451126499 › 1890869266944069978

 

Here's the explanation for that one. :spy:

Edited by noob_Lurker (see edit history)
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Fantastic!

 

Just for the access to Classic Horde Mode alone this is an amazing resource!

 

I loved the Horde Mode! And i miss it so much in the game.

Last time i found Gnamod with a new Horde Mode and play it sometimes. But the old Horde Mode was great!

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Hey, thanks! I just reset my password so I could login to thank you. I've been a teen in 2013 and always had my fave versions. Thanks to your posts and detailed information I bought 7D2D finally to be able to download older versions that ran well on my Pentium potato pc. Much appreciated again.

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I know this is an old thread but was wondering if these old versions could be set up as a server too. Just watched a streamer play v10.4 and he had tried earlier versions but couldn't get them to start with out null reference errors.. .Would love to set up say a v 5.0 server for kicks

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I tried using this method to download A16.2 by typing in "download_depot 251570 251576 7471919719367957705", but I get

 

] download_depot 251570 251576 7471919719367957705

Depot download failed : Manifest not available

ExecuteSteamURL: "steam://open/downloads"

 

Am I doing something wrong, or is this not an option anymore?

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Depot download failed : Manifest not available
Damn, according to reddit and Steam Forums, the download_depot feature is no longer available. :(

 

PS As per the last paragraph in that reddit post, " u/xPaw, developer on SteamDB, has made a comment on r/Steam explaining why this is happening, as well as suggesting using DepotDownloader as an alternative."

Edited by noob_Lurker
more info, including link to DepotDownloader (see edit history)
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