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On a Corner Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:18pm
How to FULLY uninstall a game from Steam on?
I basically want to and only want to uninstall all DATA of a game off my pc because I can not find the file that is causing me troubles or a way too fix this. ALL I want is to remove it completely off my computer BUT to still have it in my libary so i can redownload it again.

The reason why I need to know how to completely get rid of all data of a game is because I used a Mod called DarthMod and I have made an error in the game Empire: Total War and I have tried uninstalling it and reinstalling the mod and Empire: Total War mulitple times and I still have the same problem.

Just incase anyone could help with the problem and if they want to try and tell me how to fix it, the problem is that whenever I try to use Darthmod on Empire Total War my Empire game crashes like this: it will be on the special Darthmod loading screen and my cursor has the loading sign then it after this the game closes/crashes and windows can not find out what happens.

So if I an just wipe Empire off my computer but not Steam then I should have a "vanilla like" version of Empire total war which then allow me to use Darthmod.
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Ranko Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:21pm 
Just go to your library, right click it, and delete local content.
Viper Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:28pm 
If you are still having problems after reinstall, just disable steam cloud, as it has a bad habit of picking up files you don't want.
On a Corner Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:49pm 
Originally posted by Malik Blishtar:
Just go to your library, right click it, and delete local content.

READ THE COMMENTS. Just too let you know when Steam deletes games it doesn't delete every game file. It just deletes the game and not some of the information about the game.
Ranko Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:55pm 
Originally posted by Twisted Aero:
Originally posted by Malik Blishtar:
Just go to your library, right click it, and delete local content.

READ THE COMMENTS. Just too let you know when Steam deletes games it doesn't delete every game file. It just deletes the game and not some of the information about the game.
I was the first comment, that's how you normally remove the install, the only other thing that makes sense for this is that you have them in your steam cloud or via the workshop.
Well, just look where Steam installs the games to, and delete the game folder manually after deinstalling it from the library.
It's a common practice for people that use a bunch of mods in games.
By default games are all installed under \Steam\steamapps\common\

If it's save files or some corrupted config file... :/ it could indeed be stuck in the cloud.
Locally they're usually stored somewhere under My Documents systemfolder, or the subfolder My games.
Last edited by TGC> The Games Collector; Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:12am
Jsmans89 Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:56pm 
If a game is installed, it will be white. Right click it, and delete content.

When it is done uninstalling, it will become gray. If you are not sure whether or not it is installed or not, click it, and see if the "Play" button is replaced with "Install." If it is replaced with "Install," then that means it is uninstalled.

Free-To-Play games are usually removed from your library when they are uninstalled.

Non-Steam games can't be uninstalled through steam. For non-steam games, you can remove the non-steam game from the list.

Non-Steam mods are removed when you delete the files of the mod.

I hope this helps.
Viper Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:07pm 
Originally posted by Twisted Aero:
Originally posted by Malik Blishtar:
Just go to your library, right click it, and delete local content.

READ THE COMMENTS. Just too let you know when Steam deletes games it doesn't delete every game file. It just deletes the game and not some of the information about the game.
Then delete the game folder after you download.
On a Corner Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:36am 
Ok thanks for all the help I am going to just delete it from the file the Steam files, I was just wondering what files to delete and what happens afterwards... So for the people giving me the lecture on the whole right click then press delete stuff I KNOW THIS, so please don't say that.

I just didn't want to remove it from my libary forever incase Steam actually has data in those files that says if I brought the game and stuff like that. But yes most likely their are some files stuck in the data that doesn' get deleted after the unistall and even after a verifacation because Steam doesn't recognise these files all the time or it just doesn't look for them.

But yeah thanks for the help sorry of how tedious this is I just didn't want to loose my game or something important in the process of deleting the game by hand so thanks. I will comment later to say if it worked or not.
Last edited by On a Corner; Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:37am
Originally posted by Twisted Aero:
Ok thanks for all the help I am going to just delete it from the file the Steam files, I was just wondering what files to delete and what happens afterwards... So for the people giving me the lecture on the whole right click then press delete stuff I KNOW THIS, so please don't say that.

I just didn't want to remove it from my libary
Its the answer to your question. So why shouldnt they say that?
Games are tied to accounts.
Uninstall game. Delete its folder. All good.

You might want to make backups of savegames.

On a Corner Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:13am 
Originally posted by Muppet among Puppets:
Originally posted by Twisted Aero:
Ok thanks for all the help I am going to just delete it from the file the Steam files, I was just wondering what files to delete and what happens afterwards... So for the people giving me the lecture on the whole right click then press delete stuff I KNOW THIS, so please don't say that.

I just didn't want to remove it from my libary
Its the answer to your question. So why shouldnt they say that?
Games are tied to accounts.
Uninstall game. Delete its folder. All good.

You might want to make backups of savegames.

Don't worry I have already done that before and Im just about to delete it now I'm on the right computer.
 KARR™ Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:23am 
You may need to refer back to the mod page. If it's in the workshop then deleting the folder should be ok, if it's an external mod from a web page, you may find that the installation script adds registry keys, or adds things into other folders (My Documents or AppData) which may linger around. Although if it did that, i would REALLY expect it to come with an uninstall script for the mod.
On a Corner Aug 26, 2014 @ 6:18am 
Originally posted by ᴷᴬᴿᴿ:
You may need to refer back to the mod page. If it's in the workshop then deleting the folder should be ok, if it's an external mod from a web page, you may find that the installation script adds registry keys, or adds things into other folders (My Documents or AppData) which may linger around. Although if it did that, i would REALLY expect it to come with an uninstall script for the mod.

Yeah its not the mod I have tried everything for that trust me I think I just need to start on a clean slate, I don't mind because I can just keep playing the game I love...if it has the mod, the game is just too boring to play because of how little infantry you get in a squad so you really need the mods to improve the game and its AI. But yeah thanks for suggestion but I have already done that and it didn't work.
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