Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

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How to remove the Monsters!
By Ck_H
To afraid? Here is a way to remove the Monsters so you don't have to be afraid anymore!
*****READ THIS*****
First of all; thank you for the positive feed back on this guide I made.

Second thing;

- Do NOT blame me for not correctly following the instructions and you end up breaking your game.

- If you don't like this guide, then keep it to yourself and let others that found it useful enjoy it.

Thank You for your time. :)
Check out my other guide
I also made a guide for Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. I still haven't finished the game so I haven't found all of the bugs yet.
Bugs (SPOILERS!!!)
1. Chancel

After you've gathered all six orb pieces, you have to go back to the Chancel. Once you enter then Chancel, you are ambushed by Grunts. This is supposed to happen, but because you used this guide, they won't spawn and you can't continue the game. So after you've collected them and re-entered the Nave, Save and Exit your game and re-enable the monsters. Then after they have ambushed you and you have moved on in the story, you can Save and Exit and disable them again.
How to remove the Monsters!
I was too afraid to play this game. I have 20 hours in this, 16 hours of restarting because I couldn't go on. So I did the same part over and over again. Then, I found out how to do this! Call me what you want, (Wus, ♥♥♥♥♥, Scaredy Cat, Etc.), but if you just want a good story and a creepy enough game without the monsters, this will remove them! The atmosphere and the anticipation by itself is what scared me the most about this game, the monsters where just extra terror!


This removes the Grunt, Brute, and Kaernk/Water Monster/Lurker.

1. Go to your Games Library.

2. Right-Click on Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

3. Click on 'Properties'.

4. Go to the Local Files tab.

5. Click on 'Browse Local Game Files'.

6. Go to the 'entities' folder.

7. Minimize the window.

8. Go to your Games Library.

9. Start up Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

10. Launch the game.

11. Don't select a profile yet. (If you are just starting the game, make a new profile and then restart the game. If you are wanting to restart, delete the profile you want to use and relaunch the game).

12. Shift+Tab (default key-bindings) and open up the Steam overlay.

13. Alt+Tab and go to the desktop.

14. Open the Amnesia: The Dark Descent Folder we were using earlier.

15. In the entities folder, rename the 'enemies' folder to anything else.

16. Minimize the Amnesia: The Dark Descent Folder.

17. Alt+Tab and go back to Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

18. Start up your profile and enjoy a monster free game!

19. When you are done playing, (that session of play time), rename the file back to 'enemies'.

Sadly, you have to do this each time you play. Also, this just removes the Monster entities. It does not remove the sequences. For Example: In the Archives, after you solve the Book Puzzle and get the key, there will still be a bang on the door and when you walk out of the hallway the music will play as if a Grunt was there, but it won't be. Even though it isn't a hostile, it is still part of the 'enemies' folder. Another example is in the Refinery. About a minute into the Refinery, you would see a Grunt. But you won't because even though it isn't a hostile, it is still part of the 'enemies' folder.
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Ms. Pyrowise Nov 15, 2017 @ 7:57pm 
For me the file is named "enemy" not "enemies" just thought i should point that out.
Ck_H  [author] Nov 10, 2017 @ 12:24pm 
@Vero, No it does not remove the Shadow.
Viktoria_h Sep 17, 2017 @ 7:51am 
В Justine DLC также можно удалить монстров. Для этого переименовываем папку: entities\ptest\enemy_suitor
somnomania May 27, 2017 @ 2:28am 
This is the best, thank you so much! I played the game legitimately once before, somehow, and I tried but couldn't bring myself to brave it again, but this let me go through it and round up achievements. Now if only there were a way to take the threat out of Justine!
I Would Die 4 Bill Nye Feb 25, 2017 @ 5:19pm 
This is so helpful! Thanks! I am replaying this game and I forgot how hard the water lurker was to get past... Not a problem anymore!
black.velvet.roses Jan 20, 2017 @ 4:34pm 
Just played Amnesia from start to finish using this guide. Worked perfectly except [spoilers from here on] in the very end when we have to enter the Machine Room inside the Chancel - a Servant Brute was in the room for some reason! I just let it kill me, though, and continued the game after revival, and the monster didn't respawn after I threw a rock into the machine gears. Thanks so much for this!
Scarfie Sep 24, 2016 @ 7:42pm 
So I'm in the prison section and a grunt spawned but i did everything but he spawned in when I went in a cell. Is that sequence? Or what is it?
Scarfie Aug 7, 2016 @ 3:39pm 
So got anything?
Scarfie Jul 31, 2016 @ 9:16pm 
Only on the brutes
Scarfie Jul 31, 2016 @ 9:16pm 
I didn't try it on the grunt though...