Before starting to use this guide, you must check that your PC is configured to:
1-Show hidden folders
2-Display file extensions
If it doesn’t, there are plenty of tutorials online that will show you how to.
Pre: how to know which version of Fire Pro you have installed.
You can check during load screen, at the bottom right corner
Part 1: you have updated and want to roll back
1-PREPARING YOUR STEAM LAUNCHER
BEFORE doing anything, check Steam is not running. If it is close it now.
Right click on your Steam icon/shortcut, A menu will show up, click on “Properties”. A window will appear, inside the “Target” part write
If text include quotes, you must write it OUTSIDE the quotes. It should look like this:
Now, when you launch Steam, the item “Console” will appear at the right side of the menu.
2-DOWNLOADING FPW 1.02
If you click in the newly appeared “Console” section of Steam, it looks like this
You can write in the bottom box
There you have to paste the following command:
download_depot 564230 564231 3330686146386094800
and hit enter. You’ll have to wait some moments before anything happens. A download will start, but you won’t see it like regular game downloads in the “Downloads” section, you’ll only see the data that usually displays on the left.
There’s definetely something being donwloaded
When it finishes, it’s around 560MB
This download can be found at C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\content (supposing you installed Steam in its default location; if not, you will have to go to wherever you installed it). It’s a folder called “app_564230”. Inside it there’s another folder called “depot_564231”; inside it there’s FPW 1.02 data.
Now close Steam. Important, you CAN NOT follow if you don’t close Steam.
3-“INSTALLING” FPW 1.02
Copy all three items of “depot_564231” folder as shown in the previous picture, and paste them inside your FPW game folder, overwriting everything and merging the folder. Again, if you installed it by default, it should be located at “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Fire Pro Wrestling World”.
4-RESTORING YOUR SAVE FILE
Now go to
you should see something like this:
There you will find two files: “savedata.dat”, and “savedata_somenumbershere.bak”. In my case the numbers are 006, but in your case may be others. The .dat file is your save file for FPW 2.0, the .bak file is your save file for FPW 1.02. Save a backup copy of both somewhere.
Delete the “savedata.dat” file. Rename the “savedata_[numbers].bak” file to “savedata.dat”. A message might pop-up, warning you about changing the file extension; just go on and rename it.
5-USE STEAM WITHOUT UPDATING FPW
Now go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps
This is how mine looks; yours may look different, but there should also be a file called “appmanifest_564230”
Open this file with any text editor (WARNING: NEVER EDIT THIS FILE WHILE STEAM IS RUNNING!) and look for the following:
"StateFlags" "4" <<< it has to be a 4; change it if it isn't "UpdateResult" "0" <<< it has to be a 0 (zero); change it if it isn't "AutoUpdateBehavior" "1" <<< it has to be a 1; change it if it isn't. "ScheduledAutoUpdate" "1" <<< it has to be a 1; change it if it isn't.
This last line may not be present in your file, if that’s the case simply type or paste it right before where it says “UserConfig”. Beware of capitals and quotes, they are mandatory.
6-SKIP UPDATE WARNINGS
Now for the tiresome part. Go to this link and save it in your favourites, because you are going to visit it very often:
There’s a column called MANIFESTID with long numbers; look for the most recent one (it will be at the top), and copy it. Now return to the file we are editing, there’s a part at the bottom where you can also see a very long number inside quotes; the same number can be found twice in different lines; overwrite it in both places with the number you just copied. Remember it must be inside quotes. (There can be people that find two different numbers in this section. It doesn’t matter, paste the number in both places nonetheless).
Now close the editor, right click on the file (it’s called “appmanifest_564230”, remember?), a menu will pop up, click on Parameters, and in the window that’ll appear check “Read only”. This is to prevent Steam to mess with it.
7-UPDATE YOUR CLOUD
Time to test your FPW 1.02 not being updated when you open it. The first time you do so after doing everything in this guide, this window will pop up:
You have to click the "Upload to Steam Cloud " button if this is the first time you do this. If you want to repeat this proces in a second PC, then you should click on “download to this machine”.
And that’s all, you can play with FPW 1.02 without fear of it autoupdating.
8-REQUIRED EXTRA STEP EVERY TIME SPIKE LAUNCHES A NEW UPDATE
Now, every time there’s an update of the game, you will see this:
If you try to open the game, the update will automatically start, so better not to click there. It’s time to close Steam for now, go again to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps, right click on “appmanifest_564230”, uncheck the “Read only”, visit https://steamdb.info/depot/564231/manifests/ copy the new MANIFESTID last number, paste it in its two places, save it, make it read-only again, aaand then you can go on with the fun.
Part 2: you have not updated, nor do you wish to
Be sure Steam is NOT running (if it is, close it now) and go to steps 5 to 8.
Part 3: you are successfully playing FPW 1.02
Please, kindly send me US$1000 to the following address:
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
3519 International Court, NW
Washington, DC 20008