Defense Grid: The Awakening

Defense Grid: The Awakening

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reset progress?
is there any way to reset my progress, like starting a new profile in most other games?
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Cougarific Aug 22, 2013 @ 7:28pm 
Posted by JaiTek - I take no credit or responsibility if something goes wrong:
c&p: There is a userdata subdirectory as well as a numbered directory that represents your userID on Steam.* Each game you have purchased on Steam has a numerical directory under that.* Defense Grid's directory is 18500.*


<drive>:\<your_steam_path>\Steam\userdata\<user_id>\18500
If you move everything from the 18500 directory and below elsewhere (making a backup just in case) you should have reset the game.
Hipster Doofus Aug 28, 2013 @ 6:52pm 
Just tried it. Did not work. I still had all my medals. It downloaded the exact same thing to the new folder.
PrimeSonic Aug 29, 2013 @ 7:53am 
These are instructions to do this in another game, but I suspect they should work here too. Give it a try and let us know how it worked out.


Right click the game in your steam games library, then click Properties.
Click Set Launch Options.
Type -clearsteamcloud into the box, then click Ok.
Launch the game as normal.

This will remove everything except Steam achievements. There is no way to undo this action, short of backing up the save file.

After launching once with the clearsteamcloud parameter, be sure to remove it before the next time you start the game!
This was for a different game. Doesn't work on DG.
Last edited by PrimeSonic; Jun 17, 2014 @ 5:57am
okay, i've figured it out.

(1) delete the game's userdata files as described above by cougarific,
(2) right-click the game, go to properties -> updates -> uncheck "use steam cloud" option.

the game should have reset all your medals now.
Finraziel Jun 16, 2014 @ 11:41am 
Just for anyone else arriving here through google, PrimeSonic's suggestion doesn't work but after you follow the steps Profile Name posted and start the game once, you can quit again, turn the steam cloud back on and start the game again. It will ask if you want to use the local or cloud save files, choose local. Now your cloud is reset as well.
Your highscores will remain by the way, but all your medals are gone so you can have something to work toward against.
0xB0BAFE77 Nov 25, 2015 @ 6:02pm 
Originally posted by . . . p o t a t o e . . .:
okay, i've figured it out.

(1) delete the game's userdata files as described above by cougarific,
(2) right-click the game, go to properties -> updates -> uncheck "use steam cloud" option.

the game should have reset all your medals now.

This is 100% correct. Just wanted to hop in and say thank you for posting this. Only post I found that had the correct info.

Kudos to you!
fortunzfavor Jun 30, 2016 @ 6:32pm 
Thanks ruth and coug! Been a long time since I played and I wanted to be able to keep track of my new progress and as I work through it.
Saw-Lau Aug 25 @ 11:39am 
Originally posted by Finraziel:
Just for anyone else arriving here through google, PrimeSonic's suggestion doesn't work but after you follow the steps Profile Name posted and start the game once, you can quit again, turn the steam cloud back on and start the game again. It will ask if you want to use the local or cloud save files, choose local. Now your cloud is reset as well.
Your highscores will remain by the way, but all your medals are gone so you can have something to work toward against.

Many thanks!
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