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Eek! Games - Don  [developer] Nov 15, 2019 @ 11:09am
If the Explicit Content DLC "Does Not Work" or Cannot Be Found... (Updated 11/15/2020)
The Explicit Content DLC is free, and when applied, will completely uncensor the Steam version of the game. It is only available to customers ages 18 and up.

Note that as of 0.17.3 (8/31/20), the Explicit Content DLC is the ONLY means available to uncensor the game on Steam. The demo version of House Party cannot make use of this DLC.

Can't See the DLC?

First, in your Steam Account Settings under Preferences, ensure that "Show Early Access titles", and all the check boxes for Mature Content are checked ON so that Steam shows them.

Make sure that under Community Content Preferences, no content is set to be filtered or blurred or hidden.

If you are accessing the game/DLC with an account that has parental controls, family sharing, or any sort of shared account, try disabling or re-configuring these features before attempting to install the DLC.

Try Activating the DLC via Both of the Two Links Below (Click the green Download/Install Button within Each):

Link 1:
https://store.steampowered.com/dlc/611790/

Link 2:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/944540/House_Party__Explicit_Content_AddOn/

If clicking on both of these does not work, and/or merely launches the game without installing the DLC, that's an issue with Steam and certain DLC (in this case Free DLC). For more info on this, click here:

https://www.google.com/search?q=steam+AND+%22free+dlc%22+won%27t+download

Enable the DLC via Manage DLC/Game Properties
Click on the little check box for the DLC in your Library entry for House Party to make sure it is checked ON. You can get to this page via the Properties (right click on the game) OR Manage DLC options for the game in the Steam client:

https://imgur.com/eR4GA8w

OR

https://imgur.com/a/8wVlsUv

Disable Censorship via the In-Game Menu
While playing, take a look at the in-game (hit ESC) menu's "Censor Nudity" option. Make sure it is OFF.

Ensure that Security Software (Anti-Virus, Anti-Ransomware, etc.) isn't Interfering with House Party OR Steam
Follow the guidelines in the links below to make sure security software on your computer isn't preventing Steam or our game from reading/writing/modifying the file necessary to un-censor the game:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/611790/discussions/1/1733216261964524301/

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=9828-SFLZ-9289

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=4361-MVDP-3638

Turn off Windows File Compression
Lastly, ensure Windows file compression is OFF for all folders associated with House Party and Steam. This will cause issues not just with the DLC, but with the game as a whole:

C:\Users\YOUR-USERNAME-HERE\AppData\LocalLow\Eek\
C:\Users\YOUR-USERNAME-HERE\AppData\Local\Temp\Eek\
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\House Party\
C:\Users\YOUR-USERNAME-HERE\Documents\Eek\

https://imgur.com/3qGaDJB

Check with Other Users who have Successfully Installed the DLC!
For more help and user-created solutions, check out our subreddit and our Discord server!

https://www.reddit.com/r/HousePartyGame/

https://discord.gg/eekgames

Note that the Explicit Content DLC may not be available to you if your region has locked its availability, or your age/Steam settings prevent you from making use of adult content.

We at Eek! Games do not manage DLC availability, so if after following the above troubleshooting you still cannot see/make use of the DLC, this is something to pursue with Steam directly.
Last edited by Eek! Games - Don; May 19 @ 7:14am
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Eek! Games - Don  [developer] Aug 31, 2020 @ 8:40am 
Updated 8/31/20: the Explicit Content DLC is now the only means by which the Steam version can be uncensored. Old approaches that used a .txt file will no longer work. Updated language here to represent that fact.

We at Eek! Games do not manage DLC availability, so if after following the above troubleshooting you still cannot see/make use of the DLC, this is something to pursue with Steam directly. The demo version of House Party cannot make use of this DLC.
Last edited by Eek! Games - Don; Aug 31, 2020 @ 8:42am
Eek! Games - Don  [developer] Nov 9, 2020 @ 11:12am 
Update 11/9/20: added some additional tips to ensure that the DLC will show up for some users.
Eek! Games - Don  [developer] Nov 15, 2020 @ 8:18am 
Updated 11/15/20: added tip related to Shared Accounts and issues associated with accessing adult/mature content on them.
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