Simon Dufour Jan 5, 2013 @ 4:02pm
Disable the DLCs
Go in the game folder and rename the appropriate files to remove the DLC.

1E6323E1 (Top Dog GOLD).dat
EE3FEA1 (GSP).dat
576E446C (Top Dog SILVER).dat
67EE992C (Martial Arts).dat
8C79ECFB (Retro Triad).dat
AC8D6F78 (High Roller).dat
BCF931BB (Police Protection).dat
C8F81F7D (Triad Enforcer).dat
D500D5B5 (Deep Undercover).dat
E58008F5 (Red Envelope).dat

I highly suggest removing Top Dog Gold and Silver if you don't want to start the game with 3/4 of the skills. I bought these DLCs by error and I was looking for a way to disable them.

Red Envelope can really unbalance the game by giving you too much money. Martial Arts also give you a bit of triad XP but not much. Just enough to get you to level 1. High Roller gives you money as well. The other packs are alright I guess. At least, they don't break the normal progression of the game.

*How to do it*
They're files. You can simply rename the files. As long as you don't try to validate the files, steam won't redownload them. Here's what I did to remove Top Dog Silver.

- Go into the game directory.
- Find the file [576E446C.dat]
- Right-Click on it and choose rename.
- Change the file name to [576E446C.dat.TopDogSilver]

This way, if you want to reenable it, you can simply remove the last part and it'll work again.
Last edited by Simon Dufour; Jan 8, 2013 @ 9:13pm
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Bruffin Jan 6, 2013 @ 11:15pm 
Heya - sorry, I'm a noob, I want to disable the DLCs you mentioned, but by "rename", do you just mean remove? Will that work? Thanks -
Atomized Jan 7, 2013 @ 6:40am 
No he means rename the folder itself, if you just remove it steam may just re downloaded it
Simon Dufour Jan 7, 2013 @ 3:37pm 
They're files. You can simply rename the files. As long as you don't try to validate the files, steam won't redownload them. Here's what I did to remove Top Dog Silver.

- Go into the game directory.
- Find the file [576E446C.dat]
- Right-Click on it and choose rename.
- Change the file name to [576E446C.dat.TopDogSilver]

This way, if you want to reenable it, you can simply remove the last part and it'll work again.
DoubleD Jan 7, 2013 @ 4:11pm 
No need to rename Police Protection. That DLC does not work anyway. Waste of money.
Bruffin Jan 8, 2013 @ 1:33am 
Awesome. Thanks!
Unholy Jan 8, 2013 @ 4:13pm 
good info thx for the step by step for us noobs !
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