Steam 4gb Patch Workaround

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Steam 4gb Patch Workaround

Post by ColonelSandersLite » Tue May 02, 2017 11:54 am

So, there's a longstanding issue where the 4gb patch cannot be applied in the steam version of the game via normal means. Here's a workaround for that issue:

1: Download the 1.8.0 patch for the CD version of the game.

2: Unfortunately, this patch is of the self extracting type and will not install onto a copy of sots that is already patched to 1.8. If you open the patch with an archive manager of your choice ( I recommend 7-zip), you can get to the file you need. The file that you want is "Sword of the Stars.exe". It may be nested into the archive a few levels deep, depending on where you got the patch from. Be *sure* you have the correct file!

3: Make a backup of the copy of "Sword of the Stars.exe" file located in your sots install directory. I recommend just renaming it to "Sword of the Stars - steam original.exe"

4: Copy the "Sword of the Stars.exe" from the 1.8.0 patch archive into your sots install directory.

5: Apply the 4gb patch to the new copy of the "Sword of the Stars.exe". Details here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17951

6: It will now work with all steam features if you launch it through steam.

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Re: Steam 4gb Patch Workaround

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Re: Steam 4gb Patch Workaround

Post by GantradiseDracos » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:30 am

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